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A Journey Through Self

“No one serves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Buddha

While we understand the implications of this statement we can only know through experience the gravity of this knowledge that’s so commonly tossed away into our mind. I first realized the intention behind this when I finally managed to move my consciousness through my body and sensed that several sensations although constantly changing, were present throughout my body and what was actually moving was my internal gaze of awareness as I journeyed from my head to toes.

As I moved from one inch of my physique to the other, I could feel several tiny particles vibrating which revealed the true state of our physical structure at the molecular level and its nature; a constant vibratory change. I kept moving my awareness up and down at a slow yet constant pace, and while I moved and felt different vibrations I experienced different emotions – joy, euphoria, lust, sorrow – with different sensations of cold, warm, hot, fire, tickles, pricks, pinches to identify a few for general association.

Each moment I traversed this holy path through these emotions and sensations, the esoteric phenomena revealed itself with increasing pace and I was confronted with distractions etched from my subconscious baggage, trauma and happiness. At this stage I realized the reality of our existence is to detach ourselves from the grosser manifestations of reality to the most subtle ones within ourselves, as we interact with the world external to our only true home on this plane; our body! Through working with this we can realize that any thing that comes into our lives and begins to cause us joy or sorrow is but a passing whim.

And we can finally dance to the tides of time riding each wave. The sense of right and wrong, good and bad are tailored by our subconscious conditioning to satisfy and calm the ever-challenged ego as it struggles to attain its context torn between the several fabricated tools of mankind: democracy, society, consumerism, capitalism.

All different heads of a terrorizing giant, yet a loving serpent we have created and called ‘life’ for the entertainment of the ego, while we wither waiting yet another force of pure fabrication; God & Judgment. We are thus further deluded in our obscurity from the spiritual trajectory. In order to break this hold of mistaken identity crisis to reality we need to elevate the need for identity while working in the higher realms of consciousness to only retain our purest intent and essence and not the build up of blocked energy from our material and worldly games.

All sense of boundaries need to be destroyed individually within ourselves in order to function at a higher frequency or we are likely to be pulled out of our bodies while still holding on to our material existence during spiritual journeys and visions. The gravity of the subconscious unearthing of emotions and beliefs during spiritual progression can be strenuous and challenging to deal with.

Every breakthrough in the spiritual essence of the word requires demolishing obstructions esoterically and in such situations if we are alone or in an unprotected space the consequences have a potential to be life threatening, as we are in the particulate flow of the catharsis of evolutionary change.

In these situations we are suddenly confronted by our infinite potential for communication and convergence with higher entities. But in order to communicate with them in their world we need to escape the ‘idea’ of this one. Although we exist together with the higher planes we are removed by our delusions of reality as we grasp for control, and so we turn to religious belief to battle forces we don’t understand.

When we are faced with the reality of spiritual progression we need to be prepared for rapid expansion and to let go of all the beliefs and notions we hold about the laws of reality. As only when we unlearn the lie can we glimpse the truth, and only we can provide ourselves with these means of breaking down the Walls of Jericho guarding our consciousness.

“Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return. And we can. Because the cosmos is also within us. We’re made of star-stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.” – Carl Sagan This life is our journey as an individual through its ephemeral confines. Anyone we meet along this journey are all in fact headed the same way but its prudent to remember, there are no piggybacks or collective journeys in the esoteric realm…

3rd Eye Mirror Meditation ??? What Faces Will You See?

How many faces will you see? In this mirror meditation, you will see faces from your previous lives, faces from the collective, aliens, faeries, people of other races and other times. You may even see demonic images but do not be scared because they cannot harm you.

Before you begin any meditation, be sure to protect yourself and your home beforehand. You can find out more about this here: Meditation Techniques: What to do BEFORE You Meditate

Once you’ve protected yourself, place a mirror in front of you, light a candle and turn off the lights. Focus on the spot between your eyes where your 3rd eye would be. Due to the dimness of the room, you will find your eyes going in and out of focus and this is perfectly normal and expected. Try to avoid excessive blinking because it is in this state that the faces will appear.

Your third eye will begin to open and reveal these faces. Many times, you will see various genders, ethnicities, races and sometimes, demon-looking entities. Do not be afraid. These nefarious entities cannot harm you and may be a shadow self side of you, or they may be simply testing your spirituality. If you sense and negative energy from these energies, you can always ask them to leave, then restart your protection techniques as you did before you began this meditation.

In my own experience doing this mirror meditation, I have seen myself as many different ethnicities and races as well as both genders. I have also seen a demonic-looking entity with glowing, red eyes and fang-like teeth but I remained calm and told it that it was not welcome during my meditation and I asked it to leave.

This meditation is not for the faint of heart. If you think you are ready to try it, please be sure to follow the recommendations on what to do before you meditate. It really is quite fascinating to see the many sides of yourself as ultimately, you are a spiritual being having a human experience while incarnating many times, in various ethnicities and races and different genders. Through this meditation, they will all be shown to you.

Enjoy!

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3rd Eye Meditation

Imagine what your life would have been like if you had kept your eyelids shut for your entire lifetime. Your eyes would have worked perfectly and yet your sense of vision would have gone to waste. Similarly, not using your 3rd eye is keeping you in the dark in relation to enjoying the wonders and wisdom of your sense of mystic sight.

Every one of us had our third eye fully open when we were babies. We were effortlessly able to witness the glory of the universe from its subatomic nature to its multi-galactic infiniteness. Through conditioning by our parents, teachers, and peers, we started a process of covering our 3rd eye with layer after layer of illusion. As an example, let’s imagine that at one month of age we were laying in our crib looking at the paisley patterned dance of energy that life is. Our mommy stuck a stuffed doll in front of our face and said, “Look at the piggy, look at the piggy.” We then started the process of recognizing that particular shape and associating it with the label “pig”. We also might have been introduced to the concepts of color, texture, size, and other things. “Baby, look at how pink and fuzzy the nice little piggy doll is.” And this began our habit of replacing direct perception of reality with a perceiving, labeling, reacting physically, emotionally, and mentally process. And we went further and further away from an unfiltered pure experience of living life as it takes place. As we aged, we also added a thought analyzing method of judging, comparing, and commenting on every thing our senses brought our attention to, and we got less and less in touch with Now.

The result of this process is similar to putting shutters on a window. No light comes through and those within can only imagine what is on the other side of the shutters. Unfortunately, this really leaves us in the dark about what is real and what life is really about. Just as you can’t adequately describe an orange to anyone who has never seen the color orange, or has not tasted one, you cannot understand what a 3rd eye vision is like from reading about it, or hearing it described by someone who has them. You will have to experience it first hand. So, the experience of divine perception, astral sight, aura awareness, mystic vision, or whatever other esoteric label you put on it, will remain only a theory until a way is found to actually open the 3rd eye.

Every time you sit in meditation and do the third eye technique, you remove one of the shutters covering your inner window of wisdom. It is often compared to peeling away layers of skin from an onion. This continues until there is nothing left. And in this No-thing, there is everything. And we return to the pure direct perception of the glory and wonders of the universe we beheld as a baby. But now, we have the understanding that only comes with maturity.

The 3rd Eye Meditation Technique

To begin, place yourself in the place and position that you have found to be most advantageous to meditation. Relax your mind, body, and emotions. Command your mind to cease its chatter, your emotions to stay in a serene mode, and your body to not disturb your meditation in any way. Focus your attention to the sound and feeling of your breath coming in and going out. Return to your breath awareness if you witness that you have lost your focus. At no time during your meditation should you chastise yourself about anything. So, for example, if you lose your attention and then realize this, just accept it without commenting. Return your attention to your breath and then continue with your meditation.

Close your eyes. Place your attention on the area between your eyebrows. After a short time, a point of light will present itself in the center of your inner field of vision. Keep your focus there. For some people, it will be beneficial to raise your eyeballs as if you were looking up at about a 25-degree angle. For others, just directing their attention upwards will be easier and less distracting. After some experimentation, go with one of the ways exclusively. In the beginning of 3rd eye practice, it may help to place your thumb at the outer edge of one eye and your middle finger on the outer edge of the other, while placing your index finger at the mid-point between your eyebrows. This gives you a point of focus to place your attention. It also allows you to prevent your eyelids from fluttering. This commonly occurs, and can be distracting until you get used to the sensations that accompany this technique.

Let the light come to you. Be available to be filled. The more you continue practicing this meditation, the more layers of the veil of illusion will peel away and Reality will reveal itself to you. As you perceive the Truth, your understanding of the delusional concept that you are apart from the rest of the universe will lose its grip on you, and the knowledge that you are a part of all and everything will become undeniably apparent. Your chattering mind will eventually dissolve in the unspeakable transcendent light of love that is now and forever within and without you.

Once you stop being locked into viewing reality from just one perspective, you will start to be free from habitual reactivity. 3rd eye experiences put you in that position. You will recognize that nothing more than a show has been playing out before you in what you considered “real life”. And, just like when you are at the theater, you may be interested to some degree with seeing how the plot turns out, but knowing that it is all just a story, you won’t take it any more seriously than a show. The constant anxiety and fear that is attached to a singular ego centered view of life will end and be replaced with the bliss of effortlessly merging and identifying with all of creation.

Once a chick has pecked its way out of its shell, it knows that there is a lot more to life than was within its dark confines. Mother Nature, Grace, then gives the chick strong wings that let it fly to the heavens. The 3rd eye meditation technique has the potential to be the beak you use to break out of your shell, as well as the wings to transport you to the infinite, eternal, universal divine reality that is your birthright.


The Journey Within

“Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.” ~ Khalil Gibran

Silence can be a tricky thing to handle. Imagine yourself stuck in a traffic jam in rush hour, the cacophony of horns doesn’t seem to bother you as you find yourself teleported on the top of a peaceful hill.

Have you stepped into the country side, for a couple of days and start to feel something seems amiss; you realise that you were actually more comfortable in the midst of the maddening noise. Initially, you feel bored and in some time silence gets to you – it becomes deafening.

To fill this void of silence, you turn to external stimulation like the TV, phone, Internet, social media, etc, but its not the external noise you miss, but perhaps its the inner chatter that has amplified and become more powerful when you are quiet or in a peaceful environment. It’s not the silence you’re uncomfortable with, but the voices coming from within.

The urge to be surrounded by this external noise is only an escape from the inner turbulence. Over the years, I’ve met several people who are not at ease in a quiet close-to-nature setting for a very long time. Its the mind that doesn’t allow you to immerse yourself in the stillness, instead it floods you with waves of negative thoughts, judgments, fear, jealousy and so on.

The external commotion of our environment combined with the inner chatter of the mind leaves little room for us to truly experience silence. We seldom anchor ourselves in the present moment long enough to listen and appreciate what silence brings. Time to go Within

“Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at anytime and be yourself.” ~ Hermann Hesse Silence is the space that allows you to navigate within and open new doorways to places where your mind is frightened to enter/ plunge into.

Silence is pure, much like the pureness of a child’s smile. If you immerse yourself fully, it gives you the power to silent the ego and refuel your mind. The beauty of silence is that it simply “is”. When I was growing up, my mother use to keep following “vow of silence’ for a day, more as a religious practice. ‘Vow of Silence’ is a personal, voluntary oath to refrain from speaking.

But when you think of it such practices can be used as a time to introspect and understand ourselves better. Making friends with silence gives us the opportunity to make peace with that part of ourselves that feels separate, apart from the sacred presence within. Silence is all around us, you just have to make an effort to tune into it.

Fill your heart with the noise of silence, become aware of the pulsating energy flowing through your veins, let go of all that doesn’t serve you and you will find the spot where magic happens. Silence is such a useful tool when you need to resolve issues, arguments, indifferences between people.

After a heated argument it helps to remain silent; regain calm, composure and clarity in the mind. How can you be friends with silence and make it a part of your daily life? Making time for yourself is important and utilising that “off” time to connect with nature instead of encouraging your thinking mind to take control and drifting away with it. In the past four to five years, nature has played a crucial role in my life, from being an amazing teacher and a reliable doctor, I feel more attuned with the silence of nature.

Spending time regularly in nature, even if its for 30 mins a day, will clear your mind of negative thoughts and help you unburden and be aware of your insecurities and problems. Throw off those sandals and walk barefoot in a garden or on a beach. Watch the sunset. Tune into the sounds of nature, chirping birds, flowing water, and immerse in all its beauty.

Dance, meditate, do yoga or any form of exercise that interests you, cook, sing your favorite song, grow plants or vegetables (even if its in a small pot). These activities brings your mind back home, as you find yourself being more aware and submerged in the moment – this is experiencing silence. Silence and stillness work in tandem, taking us deeper into the realm of our true self.

Thich Nhat Hanh said,“It’s very important that we re-learn the art of resting and relaxing. Not only does it help prevent the onset of many illnesses that develop through chronic tension and worrying; it allows us to clear our minds, focus, and find creative solutions to problems.” Slow down, enjoy the silence.

You will become more aware of your thoughts and feelings, and not let it mess up with your mind. It is empowering and reveling in its companionship will liberate your innermost fears! “The pause – that impressive silence, that eloquent silence, that geometrically progressive silence which often achieves a desired effect where no combination of words, howsoever felicitous, could accomplish it.” ~ Mark Twain

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“Consciousness creates reality,” a statement that has gained a lot of attention across various alternative media outlets around the world. Make no mistake, consciousness has been (for quite some time) studied by numerous scientists, especially in its relation to quantum physics and how it might be correlated with the nature of our reality.

What is consciousness? Consciousness includes a number of things. It’s how we perceive our world, our thoughts, being aware, our intentions and more.

“Looking for consciousness in the brain is like looking in the radio for the announcer.” – Nasseim Haramein, director of research for the Resonance Project

“I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulating consciousness.” – Max Planck, theoretical physicist who originated quantum theory, which won him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918

“It was not possible to formulate the laws of quantum mechanics in a fully consistent way without reference to consciousness.” Eugene Wigner, theoretical physicist and mathematician. He received a share of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1963

The statement that “consciousness creates reality” comes with a number of different questions. Does this mean we as individuals (and on a collective level as one human race) can shape and create whatever reality we’d like for ourselves? Does it mean we can manifest a certain lifestyle, and attract certain experiences? Does it happen instantly? Does it take time? How do we do it?

Although we might not be able to answer these questions with absolute scientific certainty, we do know that yes, a correlation between consciousness and our physical material world does indeed exist in some way, shape or form. The extent of that correlation (again from a modern day scientific point of view) is still not well understood, but we know of the correlation, and we know it must have some sort of significance.

“A fundamental conclusion of the new physics also acknowledges that the observer creates the reality. As observers, we are personally involved with the creation of our own reality. Physicists are being forced to admit that the universe is a “mental” construction. Pioneering physicist Sir James Jeans wrote: “The stream of knowledge is heading toward a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine. Mind no longer appears to be an accidental intruder into the realm of matter, we ought rather hail it as the creator and governor of the realm of matter. Get over it, and accept the inarguable conclusion. The universe is immaterial-mental and spiritual.” – R.C. Henry, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University , “The Mental Universe” ; Nature 436:29,2005) (source)

The Science Behind The Statement “Consciousness Creates Reality”

The quantum double slit experiment is a very popular experiment used to examine how consciousness and our physical material world are intertwined. It is a great example that documents how factors associated with consciousness and our physical material world are connected in some way.

One potential revelation of this experience is that “the observer creates the reality.” A paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Physics Essays by Dean Radin, PhD, explains how this experiment has been used multiple times to explore the role of consciousness in shaping the nature of physical reality. (source)

In this experiment, a double-slit optical system was used to test the possible role of consciousness in the collapse of the quantum wave-function. The ratio of the interference pattern’s double slit spectral power to its single slit spectral power was predicted to decrease when attention was focused toward the double slit as compared to away from it. The study found that factors associated with consciousness “significantly” correlated in predicted ways with perturbations in the double slit interference pattern. (source)

“Observation not only disturbs what has to be measured, they produce it. We compel the electron to assume a definite position. We ourselves produce the results of the measurement.” (source)

Although this is one of the most popular experiments used to posit the connection between consciousness and physical reality, there are several other studies that clearly show that consciousness, or factors that are associated with consciousness are directly correlated with our reality in some way. A number of experiments in the field of parapsychology have also demonstrated this.

Sure, we might not understand the extent of this connection, and in most cases scientists can’t even explain it. However they are, and have been observed time and time again.

Below is a video demonstration from the film “What The Bleep Do We Know.”

Other examples that we’ve written about are government sponsored psychokinesis experiments, the global consciousness experiment, intelligence agency remote viewing experiments, thoughts and intentions altering the structure of water, the placebo effect, teleportation studies and more. You can find more details about those specific experiments HERE.

Some other related CE articles that relate to this subject are listed below:

Buddhist Monks Bless Tea With Good Intention

Fascinating Study Shows Human Intention Can Help Heal Cancer Patients

How We Can Incorporate This Information Into Our Lives & Use Consciousness To Transform The World

Change requires action, but the place within which that action comes from is most important.

Modern day science, especially quantum physics, has been catching up to ancient mysticism and concepts that are/were so deeply ingrained in various cultures throughout the ancient world. One great example of this is the fact that everything is energy , and nothing is solid. You can read more about that here.

“We are what we think, all that we are arises with our thoughts, with our thoughts we make the world.” – Gautama Buddha

“Broadly speaking, although there are some differences, I think Buddhist philosophy and Quantum Mechanics can shake hands on their view of the world. We can see in these great examples the fruits of human thinking. Regardless of the admiration we feel for these great thinkers, we should not lose sight of the fact that they were human beings just as we are.” – Dalai Lama (source)

A great example of quantum physics meeting ancient wisdom is seen in the fact that Nikola Tesla was influenced by Vedic philosophy when pondering his ideas of zero point energy. You can read more about that here.

So why is this relevant? It’s relevant because new physics, as mentioned above, is pointing to the fact that the observer shapes the reality. The way we think and perceive could be responsible and play a vital role in the physical construct we see in front of us.

“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” - Unknown

If we look at the world and examine it on a collective level, what do we see? How do we perceive it? Right now, the masses perceive it as being born, going to school, paying bills, raising a family and finding a “job” within the current paradigm to support yourself. No judgement here, but many people on the planet are not resonating with this experience. They want change. We’ve been repeating and perceiving our reality this way for a very long time, with very little information about what is really happening on and to our planet. It’s almost like we are robotic drones that are trained and brainwashed to accept things the way they are. To not question what is happening in our world and to continue on with the status quo, only caring for ourselves and our own lives. As Noam Chomsky would say, our consent has been manufactured. If we continue down this path and continue to perceive and view reality as “this is just the way it is,” we will, in essence, prolong that type of existence and experience for the human race without ever changing it.

In order to create and manifest a new reality for ourselves, our thought patters and the way we perceive reality must change. What changes the way we perceive reality? Information does. When new information emerges it changes the way we look at things and as a result, our reality changes, and we begin to manifest a new experience and open our minds to a broader view of reality. Not to say that we can’t manifest a new physical form in the blink of an eye, and that we are not capable of doing that, but it appears to be something that takes time, something gradual, something we don’t quite understand yet.

What’s also important about teachings from new physics is that, if factors of consciousness are associated with the creation of our reality, that means change starts within. It starts with the way in which we are observing the outer world from our inner world. This touches on the earlier point of how we perceive our reality. Our perception of the external world might very well be a reflection of our inner world, our inner state of being. So ask yourself, are you happy? Are you observing, perceiving and acting from a place of love? From a place of hate or anger? From a place of peace? All of these factors are associated with our consciousness, with our observation, the one (or the many) who are doing the “observing” might play a large role in what type of physical world the human race manifests for itself, what do you think?

We are indeed the observers, can we create change and break patterns to open up new possibilities, change our direction, all through the way in which we observe ourselves, others and the world around us.

I believe that the human race is in the process of waking up to a number of different things, simultaneously. As a result, the way we perceive and “observe” the world around us (on a mass scale) is starting to drastically change. So if you want to help change the world, change the way you look at things, and the things you look at will change.

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Ghandi

“There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now. All that remains is more and more precise measurement.” This statement (worldview statement) was by Lord Kelvin in 1900, which was shattered only five years later when Einstein published his paper on special relativity. The new theories proposed by Einstein challenged the current (at that time) framework of understanding. This forced the scientific community to open up to an alternate view of the true nature of our reality. A great example of how things that once were regarded as truth have changed.

“Lord Kelvins statements bares with it the voice of paradigms past…We knew that the Earth was flat, we knew that we were the center of the universe, and we knew that a manmade heavier than air piece of machinery could not take flight. Through all stages of human history, intellectual authorities have pronounced their supremacy by ridiculing or suppressing elements of reality that simply didn’t fit within the framework of accepted knowledge. Are we really any different today? Have we really changed our acceptance towards things that won’t fit the frame? Maybe there are concepts of our reality we have yet to understand, and if we open our eyes maybe we will see that something significant has been overlooked.”

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10 Signs Of Spiritual Awakening

Spiritual awakening can happen when one has climbed up the mountain of self-growth and has reached what Maslow calls ‘self-actualization,’ Carl Jung calls ‘individuation,’ and other psychologists call ‘a fully functioning human being’ or ‘a complete self.’ This is an internal sense of transformation that happens, making the experience a personal and unique one to the individual. The purpose of this article is to focus on some of the symptoms that people experiencing this state of transformation report having.

Listed below are signs of spiritual awakening reported by those who have experienced it. It is important to note that these symptoms will eventually fade away after one adjusts to this phase of transformation.

More flows of energy interspersed with a few days of pure fatigue and the need to recuperate.

More distractions in sleeping patterns in the beginning of the this phase.

Stimulated sensations like a feeling of cold/hot, minor but sudden feelings of shaking, and a sensation of a burst of energy running throughout the body.

Great ideas, seeing the depth of the truth, willingness to look beyond the tip of the iceberg, compassion on a bigger scale, and thirst for knowledge. Some may feel pressure in the frontal part of their brain which is the logical and thinking part. This could be due to their increased need for understanding, knowledge and awareness.

Healing of the past may create an internal anxiety. Issues that have been denied, repressed, and avoided may surface to be processed and released.

Changes in the body like looking younger and stronger, which also goes hand-in-hand with changes in the eating habits and life style. Everything revolves around health.

Having personal and peak experiences where one feels at one and in peace with her/his surroundings. Having meaningful dreams and in-depth visions are not uncommon.

Craving more and more to break free from traditions, outdated institutional thinking, blind conformity, and useless beliefs that do not serve the higher self anymore. This breaking free takes a lot of courage.

Seeing and comprehending symbols and signs that have in-depth meanings.

More and more awareness of synchronicity.

If you feel like someone who has been through spiritual transformation or is going through one, surround yourself with peaceful, aware, positive, healthy, and supportive people and circumstances. It is extremely important to take good care of yourself, be gentle with yourself, and pay attention to removing yourself from toxic situations and relationships. If there are physical or emotional issues that need an expert’s advice, don’t shy away from getting help from them.

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How Can We Change Our DNA Right Now?

It is this writer’s opinion that our DNA may be altered in a positive way through a combination of positive thoughts, intentions, sigils and ozone water, as I am currently experimenting in all of these ways on myself.

How can we change our DNA right now?

Dr Masaru Emoto’s research has concluded that water has consciousness. Based on this premise, I have decided to experiment with water, Ho’oponopono, sigils and positive affirmations.

In February of 2012, I started drinking distilled water.

I also drastically changed my eating habits from your typical processed food, GMO-ladened diet to virtually all organic, including grass fed meat, fresh squeezed juices and homemade smoothies. Initially, I noticed an immediate change in my complexion as well as energy levels but after 7 months or so, I also noticed that I was losing my hair and wondered if that was attributed to drinking distilled water, so I stopped doing this but soon found something even more amazing.

After researching the benefits of ozone water, I decided to buy an A2Z Ozone Aqua 6 Multi Purpose Ozone Generator to infuse my water with extra oxygen. You can find the one I use on Amazon for under $70.

In addition, as per Dr. Masaru Emoto’s research into the consciousness of water, I added affirmations and Ho’oponopono.

Ho’oponopono is the Hawaiian Code of Forgiveness that follows 4 simple mantras:

I love you.

I’m sorry.

Please forgive me.

Thank you.

Dr. Masaru Emoto’s research show us that water has consciousness, so I combined Ho’oponopono with positive self-affirmations.

My affirmations are:

My pineal gland is fully open.

My chakras are clear and balanced.

My DNA codes are fully open to allow me to help myself and others in the best interests of humanity.

I decided to take this one step further after researching the power of sigils. A sigil is an inscribed or painted symbol considered by many to have magical powers.

Many corporate logos use symbols as a way to subconsciously influence us. A perfect example would be the Shell logo, which innocently looks like a shell, but it actually represents the sun and sun-worshiping, which preexisted before many religious belief systems.

Exxon uses symbols and sigils as a way to represent Saturn. In astrotheology, Saturn is Satan. Did you ever wonder why we exchange rings during wedding ceremonies? The rings represent the rings of Saturn (Satan). Look no further than the pre-Christian Chritmas-time celebration of Saturnalia, which was a week of debauchery and drunkenness.

Exxon uses symbols and sigils as a way to represent Saturn. In astrotheology, Saturn is Satan. Did you ever wonder why we exchange rings during wedding ceremonies? The rings represent the rings of Saturn (Satan). Look no further than the pre-Christian Christmas-time celebration of Saturnalia, which was a week of debauchery and drunkenness.

In this world of polarity and duality, the same practices can be done with pure intent.

I decided to make a sigil glass that contained all of my affirmations. This is what it looks like:

I decided to make a sigil glass that contained all of my affirmations. This is what it looks like:

I buy 5 gallon jugs of BPA free spring water from Zephyrhills and dispense it from an Avanti Cold and Room Temperature Water Dispenser. Even my dog drinks this water! I have an ozone machine by the water dispenser.

I buy 5 gallon jugs of BPA free spring water from Zephyrhills and dispense it from a water cooler. Even my dog drinks this water! I have an ozone machine by the water dispenser

The particular ozone machine that I use is an A2Z Ozone Aqua 6 Multi Purpose Ozone Generator because it gives me the biggest bang for the buck with a 600 mg/h ozone output.

After pouring water into my sigil glass, I ask Creator, Universe, my spirit guides/guardian angels, friends and family on both sides of the veil, galactic neighbors and family, Mother Earth and my higher self to help me achieve my goals. I then speak my affirmations to the water, then I apply Ho’oponopono. I finish by saying, “Please send these messages to every cell in my body. Namaste.”

The following is an excerpt from the article entitled, “Your Emotional, Physical, Mental, and Spiritual State Changes Every 7 Years!“:

Most of us have heard the old saying that every cell in the body is changed over a period of seven years; but recent investigation has uncovered facts of far more significance to us as human beings. This concerns the emotional, physical and mental changes that seem to occur in approximate seven-year intervals. Of course there are no fixed boundaries and so one may achieve these levels of maturity at any period of our life.

Perhaps this is why Tibetan monks are able to do remote viewing after spending more than 7 years in meditation? Is it possible that their DNA changed as well?

With this in mind, it may only take 7 years (or less) to change our own DNA.

It is important to keep in mind that the ozone leaves the water relatively quickly, so your best bet is to drink it as quickly as possible. Some reports say that it only lasts up to an hour or two before dissipating.

DNA Update

Since writing the above excerpt, I have also added a picture that includes what I looked like at a younger age along with the binary code that says, “All of my codons are open”… which looks like this:

011000010110110001101100001000000110111101100110001000000110110101111001 001000000110001101101111011001000110111101101110011100110010000001100001 01110010011001010010000001101111011100000110010101101110

I have also eliminated the first two affirmations and only say, “All of my codons are open” both forward and reversed.

Reverse language is an occult science that has been used for many years and is known as the Law of Reversal. A good example of this is how Oprah’s studio is called Harpo, which is Oprah reversed. Although this is used in many black magik circles, it can also be used for white magic with pure intentions.

“All of my codons are open” reversed is “nepo era snodoc ym fo lla”.

I still use ozone water and my sigil glass.

Throughout the day, I’ll tell myself, “All of my codons are open” both forward and reversed.

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Reclaiming the Sacred Feminine

“What does it mean to reclaim the feminine? It means to honor our sacred connection to life that is present in every moment. It means to realize that life is one whole and begin to recognize the interconnections that form the web of life. It means to realize that everything, every act, even every thought, affects the whole. And it also means to allow life to speak to us.” – Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

In a world where the sword has forsaken the sheath, we are, as R. D. Laing wrote, “…effectively destroying ourselves by violence masquerading as love.” We are so busy cutting ourselves with the glory of the blade (covert, invulnerable, militaristic, masculine energy) that we don’t realize that the once healing properties of the sheath (overt, vulnerable, loving, feminine energy) has become dried up and nearly useless.

Feminine energy is the template of the human condition, and the divine matrix of the cosmos. We have systematically been suppressing the feminine for thousands of years now. But when we suppress the divine mystery of the feminine we also suppress something fundamental to our existence as a species. We unknowingly begin to differentiate between psyche and nature, forgetting that there is no differentiation. We overlook the fact that they are one and the same thing, interconnected.

When we isolate one, we isolate the other. As it stands, we have isolated ourselves from nature, and hence from the sacred feminine. So, on the one hand we have the rampant suppression of female energy, and on the other hand we have the aggrandizement of male energy. We have the ridicule of the feminine, and we have the glorification of the masculine.

This creates an unhealthy balance, not only within culture but within the human condition itself. It creates a plethora of egoistic individuals who believe that everything is separate and scarce, and very few individuated human beings who realize that everything is interconnected and abundant. The question is: how do we get more of the latter and less of the former, so as to evolve into a healthier species.

In the Divine Comedy, Dante travels through hell and purgatory in order to discover his feminine-self and the capacity to feel and love. Likewise, Faust, after not finding happiness in greed and excess, discovers it in the ability to be loving, tender, and warm. Like Dante and Faust, we too are in hell trying to find happiness.

And, also like Dante and Faust, the way we find it is through a reclaiming of the divine feminine. In a world run roughshod with masculine energy we must, as Luce Irigaray suggested, “assume the feminine role deliberately.” This doesn’t mean wearing dresses and splashing on makeup. This means tapping into that vulnerable place inside each and every one of us, that place that connects us to all things, that place that bursts with nurturing energy and divine love. Even women have been blocked from it and need to rediscover their own sacred nature. As for men, the act of tapping into the Jungian archetype, anima, has never been more important.

Doing so would launch every soul into full-frontal hard-love, with the capacity for aggressive empathy, assertive compassion, brutal honesty, and ruthless nurturing. This way we are individuated, as opposed to individual, and the interconnected whole is within us, indistinguishable from nature and psyche. We literally become a force of nature first and individuals second. Like Clarissa Pinkola Estés wrote in Women Who Run With the Wolves, “The Hindus say that without Shakti, the personified feminine life force, Shiva, who encompasses the masculine ability to act, becomes a corpse.”

Lest our ability to act becomes a corpse, we must reclaim the feminine. We must reanimate Shakti. If each and every one of us embodies the feminine life force then the path toward a healthy evolution for the species becomes clear. Estés continues: “She is the life energy that animates the male principle, and the male principle in turn animates action in the world.” Without the “life energy” of the divine feminine – that is, without a connection to nature and cosmos, the divine masculine fails. And when the divine masculine fails, then the ability to plant seeds vanishes.

But when the male principle is animated by the female principle and is able to “animate action in the world” then the ability to plant seeds is robust and healthy laws can be established. As it stands, there are man-made laws (masculine) and there are the immutable laws of nature (feminine), but only one set of laws matters in the grand scheme of things. These laws are immutable because when they are broken there are direct consequences that cannot be negotiated with.

Immutable laws will always trump man-made laws exactly because there is no negotiating with them. The key is to get our man-made laws in tune with the immutable laws of nature, and this requires a connection to the divine feminine so that the divine masculine can act accordingly – that is moderately, and in a healthy way. Einstein said it best, “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”

Because the sacred laws of the universe cannot be written down, no amount of fancy word play can pinpoint the importance of immutable laws. They can only be “felt” in our bones and understood with an intuitive mind, vibrating at a frequency that connects us to all things, through a “language older than words.” Like Herman Hesse said, “As anywhere else in the world, the unwritten law defeated the written one.” It always has and it always will. If it didn’t, then slavery would be the rule and freedom would be the illusion.

But, have no doubt, slavery is the illusion and freedom is the rule. And the only reason this isn’t actualized in our world is because we live in a quagmire of overly-masculine, overly-indulgent, extremely narcissistic individuals living fear-based, militaristic lifestyles. “If it is not in you to stand up for the weakest among us, standing up for yourself is pointless,” writes Lee Burkett. “If it is not in you to speak up for those who have no voice, then speaking up for yourself is pointless.

If it is not in you to care for those less fortunate, then caring for yourself is pointless. What you allow to be done to others, you give permission to be done to you.” We should not be expected to remain calm and pacified in the face of ecocide, rape, misogyny, and slavery. Rather, we should be compelled toward righteous anger. In order to achieve a balance in this world, we need to “assume the feminine role deliberately” by becoming overtly feminist, blatantly compassionate, ruthlessly selfless, and unashamedly loving individuals who live courage-based, demilitarized lifestyles. We need to do this despite, and even in spite of, those who choose to live otherwise.

This way, the sword is reunited with the sheath, balance becomes manifest, and a healthy, sustainable future for human beings becomes a very real possibility on this precious planet we call Mother Earth. Like William Berry said, “It is only on the condition of humility and reverence before the world that our species will be able to remain in it.”

The Path of the Brave Wanderer
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ~ Lao Tzu

Though the Seeker is invariably one who geographically covers a fair few kilometers, they are defined by their thirst for knowledge and smashing the mold that has been set for them by their parents and peers.

Held up at libraries, much like the Academic, Scribe or Writer Archetype who pours over ancient texts in the hope they might come across some transformative treasure or alchemic recipe to bring them closer to God. The Seeker is unstoppable in their desire to grow. “Not all those who wander are lost.” ~ J.R. Tolkien

Through their childhood and teenage years, much like the Magical Child, the Seeker is forever looking for the doorway to another world; the bramble bush to the river that leads to a mermaid’s cove, the back of the wardrobe in the hope for the opening to Narnia… the Seeker is unsatisfied by his siblings interests and his teacher’s words.

The Seeker is always looking for the gap; the place where reality splits open and illusion is turned on its head. She has a broad imagination and drinks hungrily from many sources; from the wisdom of her unique or worldly wise teachers, to her access to the written word. “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” ~ Anita Desai Once the Seeker has finally been released from their shackles of the home turf, they are unstoppable.

Flowing out into the waters of life, they don’t know what hit them and may spend many years simply immersed in the wonderful colours of travel and experience. The shadow Seeker or the inverted Seeker will be too timid to let themselves flow forward, instead staying in the library and vicariously dreaming their travels through the words of someone else’s adventure.

But the brave ones; the ones who are serious about transforming their desires into meaty experiences that will be remembered fondly for lifetimes to come will flourish as the backpacker, the hitchhiker and the hermit. They collect people and memories like candies and in their naivety are like drug addicts, guzzling experiences like gannets drunk on hunger fuzz.

“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” ~ Lao Tzu Slowing down a little, the Seeker begins to reflect. As they move into their late twenties they have now obtained enough wisdom to realize that the expanses of land and sea on this planet, though resplendent and benevolent (or harsh and transformative), can never entirely satisfy their thirst and love of adrenalin and knowledge. And so the Seeker returns to the library, figuratively or otherwise, they begin to search within.

Yoga and meditation or the performances and rituals of certain cultures may bring them closer to the Divine and the ancient wisdom and inner knowing they so long to indulge in, and so they become disciplined. They begin to travel in towards the light. “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” ~ Marcel

Proust To keep up being a Nomadic Wanderer – travel-based or otherwise – takes great courage, for the voice of reason of our peers; the norm of conformity may eventually catch up with the Seeker and cause them to suppress the final chapter of the Archetype. Children, marriage… all natural urges as our lives evolve, the Seeker either chooses to go against his nature and settle down, becoming bitter about it, or fly in the face of rationality and continue to soar. Diving further into the unknown, the Seeker travels through her darkness.

She confronts that which she most fears and continues through it, adding to a whole new perspective to compliment the one they witnessed in others. The Seeker confronts its self. In doing this the Seeker may become entangled in following as a Disciple; revering a Guru or thinker (trustworthy or otherwise).

As they study a particular path, they can either come up short against compromise (another way of diverting the Seeker’s true path), or stay true to their warrior-like nature and not Seek another’s path but continue to pave their own. The ‘lost’ either becomes truly lost in compromise, or trust themselves and the Universe to let them float on some more as they gradually gather strength and the fuel of all they have learnt to focus in with intensity towards their final destination.

In staying unattached to earthly desires, they will inevitably be rewarded. Though this doesn’t mean that if they settle down they are somehow letting down the side of them that revels in being a Seeker Archetype – no, they need only hold off long enough to find their true place or tribe and settle successfully in a place where they might carry out their best work.

They need to build a community that authentically reflects their true selves. “What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.” ~ Jack Kerouac, On the Road Unless they become a Buddha or disciple elated at the moment of death, having been the Seeker for most of their lives, they now recognize that the journey never ends, it just transforms or rights itself and continues on. The people met and shared with, the times of terror and those of pure bliss, they all unite and become the good times that the Seeker had along the way.

Ideologies and ways of being have long since faded away to be replaced with a well-rounded individual; the Seeker becomes the sum of all their parts, a regular encyclopedia of experiences and knowledge. The hunger has perhaps transformed into helping others in a charitable way, but the Seeker still stays unattached, letting life flow through her as a story she is writing for herself, a moment-to-moment expression he is enjoying as it comes.

The intensity of the hunger may have subsided somewhat, but only as the ego becomes tamed and no longer taken so seriously. In this life or the next, the Seeker hasn’t ‘discovered’, only realized there isn’t one goal, but many; a plethora of possibilities and adventures never-ending. A horizon never to be reached only enjoyed and toasted… a vista to be soaked up and traveled towards.

The Seeker is inevitably seeking, not experiences or lands as such, but the ‘goal’ of enlightenment… stepping off the spiral and becoming one with the light. But what’s the rush? The journey is what counts, and this is what the Seeker will look back on and find themselves smiling.

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The Relation between the Sun and Human Consciousness

“I could wish that I had such power of language as should avail me to assure those who would set the worship of man above that of the sun. Those who wish to worship man (an historical Christ) make a huge error!” ~ Leonardo Da Vinci

The sun is such a regular and constant sight in our daily life that we seldom acknowledge its existence. The sun is one of the primary reasons that life exists on earth. How many of us have really thought of the possibility that the sun might be a conscious being? When you think of the relationship we all share with the sun, how can it be just a ball of gas when it is responsible for life on Earth?

The sound of the chirping birds at the break of dawn, or certain types of flowers that wait for the first ray of sunlight to blossom and revel in its beauty; this serves as a reminder of how nature is closely dependent on the sun. Even the beauty of sunrise and sunset touches us all. It has several hidden benefits that prove it is a lot more than a enormous lamp that lights your daily activities.

“Nothing is more important to us on Earth than the Sun. Without the Sun’s heat and light, the Earth would be a lifeless ball of ice-coated rock. The Sun warms our seas, stirs our atmosphere, generates our weather patterns, and gives energy to the growing green plants that provide the food and oxygen for life on Earth.” ~ NASA Ancient practice of sun worshiping Primitive people worshiped the Sun and were afraid when it would disappear during an eclipse. Humans since time immemorial have worshiped the sun – In ancient Egyptian mythology, the name of the “Sun” god was “Ra”, the one who “ra”diates.

Few Native American tribes, such as the Iroquois and Plains, recognize the sun as a life-giving force. Many Plains tribes still perform a Sun Dance each year, as a sign of renewal of the bond man has with life, earth, and the growing season. “Ô, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.” ― Roman Payne Ancient Greeks used sunlight as a form of therapy, now known as heliotherapy. Surya is glorified in the Vedas of ancient India as an all-seeing god who observes both good and evil actions. He expels not only darkness but also evil dreams and diseases. In Yoga, Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation is an ancient technique of expressing gratitude to the Sun that is the source of all forms of life on Earth.

The solar plexus is said to be connected with the Sun, and regular practice of Surya Namaskar enhances your creative and intuitive abilities. Sunlight is helpful in curing depression as it is known to increase serotonin activity in one’s body. Not to forget, it is an important source of Vitamin D. Sun and the Human Consciousness There is no denying the statement that we all are made up of stars.

Dr. Michelle Thaller, an astronomer and science communicator at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre gave strong evidences to prove that indeed all of us are ultimately dead stars looking back up at the sky. “Every single cell in our bodies contains elements created in the burning centre of a collapsing star — from the iron in our blood to every bit of calcium in our bones and keratin in our hair.

That’s because in the very early days of the universe that followed the Big Bang, only the simplest elements existed, like hydrogen.”

The sun sends out radiation in waves that vary in length from kilometers, to a fraction of a molecule. New methods of observation, show us that the sun itself is a living system, with chaotic, fractal electromagnetic patterns throughout. Dieter Broers, a bio-physician found strong connections between changes in the magnetic field of Earth caused by solar activities like solar flares, solar eclipse and human consciousness.

Magnetic storms on the sun are so intense that they can disrupt radio communications, cause homing pigeons to lose their way, and in other ways affect what happens on Earth. According to Carlini Institute, solar activity is known to affect human consciousness.

Solar flares affect the Central Nervous System (stomach lining), all brain activity (including equilibrium), along with human behaviour and all psycho-physiological (mental-emotional-physical) response.

A boost in solar activity could simultaneously be a better thing for us, boosting our brain’s capacity to handle information, expanding the boundaries of our imaginations and creating positive social transformation. Express your gratitude, bask in the sun, and let the light in.

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A Journey Through Self

“No one serves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Buddha

While we understand the implications of this statement we can only know through experience the gravity of this knowledge that’s so commonly tossed away into our mind. I first realized the intention behind this when I finally managed to move my consciousness through my body and sensed that several sensations although constantly changing, were present throughout my body and what was actually moving was my internal gaze of awareness as I journeyed from my head to toes.

As I moved from one inch of my physique to the other, I could feel several tiny particles vibrating which revealed the true state of our physical structure at the molecular level and its nature; a constant vibratory change. I kept moving my awareness up and down at a slow yet constant pace, and while I moved and felt different vibrations I experienced different emotions – joy, euphoria, lust, sorrow – with different sensations of cold, warm, hot, fire, tickles, pricks, pinches to identify a few for general association.

Each moment I traversed this holy path through these emotions and sensations, the esoteric phenomena revealed itself with increasing pace and I was confronted with distractions etched from my subconscious baggage, trauma and happiness. At this stage I realized the reality of our existence is to detach ourselves from the grosser manifestations of reality to the most subtle ones within ourselves, as we interact with the world external to our only true home on this plane; our body! Through working with this we can realize that any thing that comes into our lives and begins to cause us joy or sorrow is but a passing whim.

And we can finally dance to the tides of time riding each wave. The sense of right and wrong, good and bad are tailored by our subconscious conditioning to satisfy and calm the ever-challenged ego as it struggles to attain its context torn between the several fabricated tools of mankind: democracy, society, consumerism, capitalism.

All different heads of a terrorizing giant, yet a loving serpent we have created and called ‘life’ for the entertainment of the ego, while we wither waiting yet another force of pure fabrication; God & Judgment. We are thus further deluded in our obscurity from the spiritual trajectory. In order to break this hold of mistaken identity crisis to reality we need to elevate the need for identity while working in the higher realms of consciousness to only retain our purest intent and essence and not the build up of blocked energy from our material and worldly games.

All sense of boundaries need to be destroyed individually within ourselves in order to function at a higher frequency or we are likely to be pulled out of our bodies while still holding on to our material existence during spiritual journeys and visions. The gravity of the subconscious unearthing of emotions and beliefs during spiritual progression can be strenuous and challenging to deal with.

Every breakthrough in the spiritual essence of the word requires demolishing obstructions esoterically and in such situations if we are alone or in an unprotected space the consequences have a potential to be life threatening, as we are in the particulate flow of the catharsis of evolutionary change.

In these situations we are suddenly confronted by our infinite potential for communication and convergence with higher entities. But in order to communicate with them in their world we need to escape the ‘idea’ of this one. Although we exist together with the higher planes we are removed by our delusions of reality as we grasp for control, and so we turn to religious belief to battle forces we don’t understand.

When we are faced with the reality of spiritual progression we need to be prepared for rapid expansion and to let go of all the beliefs and notions we hold about the laws of reality. As only when we unlearn the lie can we glimpse the truth, and only we can provide ourselves with these means of breaking down the Walls of Jericho guarding our consciousness.

“Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return. And we can. Because the cosmos is also within us. We’re made of star-stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.” – Carl Sagan This life is our journey as an individual through its ephemeral confines. Anyone we meet along this journey are all in fact headed the same way but its prudent to remember, there are no piggybacks or collective journeys in the esoteric realm…

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Is The Ego-Program Running You?

It is said that we are spiritual beings playing a human game, but if we are wise spirits, why is the game of life so difficult for so many?

First, we must understand that in order to play the game of life, we need roles and identities so that we may participate as players in the game. These individual roles and identities are programmed into each of us in order to create the “reality-construct” that we call our lives.

The name of this Master Program is called the ego, and its purpose is to produce and project reality. The ego-program influences all inter-actions and everything in your life, including your relationships and your experience of the world. The ego-program resides in your subconscious mind, but it is not your subconscious mind.

The ego-program is much like a loading system for all the programs that create your specific life. There is a program for every aspect of the thing that you call you. Other sub-programs can also be inserted into the ego-program such as the fitting in program, worthiness program and the depression program. This may sound very much like the matrix – because, in some ways, it is.

The ego is not inherently bad – it is simply an operating system for a particular experience of life, and it does a great job for what it was intended. At its core, it is a survival program or mechanism, with the primary function of keeping you alive. You might say that the human race would not have survived without this mechanism – so in this way, the ego-program has been essential.

Here is the problem: because the ego is responsible for survival, it is hypersensitive to threats – both physical and emotional, and especially threats to the ego itself. Therefore, it is extremely susceptible to anything that might cause danger, in any way. A program does what a program is programmed to do – this means that if someone knows how the program operates in the psyche, they have power to directly affect human experience. The ego-program can be controlled through outside sources by inserting fear-based beliefs that threaten survival. If you can control this program, you can control people. It is no mystery that we are constantly bombarded with fear-based material every day through the media and other sources.

The world at large supports beliefs in separation, competition and scarcity because these beliefs keep the ego active – in survival mode. As long as the negative aspects of the ego are running the show, life is difficult, and it is extremely challenging to consciously create, as we were truly meant to. When the ego-program is in overdrive, as it is with the majority of people on the planet, it is as if we are in a mental prison of our own design.

Like all programs, this program can be re-programmed for different results, but deletion is not the solution because the ego also provides much good. Since it also projects your personality, you wouldn’t be you without your ego.

The ego-program was intended, by the Creator, to work with you and for you, but if you are not in charge of the program, it controls you. Signs that the ego is controlling you are feelings of fear, anxiety and worry – basically, feelings of being out of control – because you are.

There is no doubt that you can, and must, reclaim control of the ego, but first you must realize that the program is running – and it is running you.

In order to reclaim your power it is important to understand how the program operates.

The ego-program operates through the System of Thought.

Virtually every limiting thought that you have is a result of this program, and every time you believe these thoughts you re-enforce the program; hence it grows stronger by learning how to control you.

The reason why it has always been so difficult to control your thoughts is because they are being run by an internal program. You are literally attempting to override the program every time you try to think different thoughts than the ones that are presented to you.

This is not a cause for fear or feeling victimized. This awareness is an opportunity for empowerment because if you know what is keeping you trapped, you can begin to cast it away. You only have power over something when you are aware of it.

Since the program controls you through your thoughts, your thoughts are the key to reprograming your ego. You cannot stop your thoughts from running but you can disempower them by letting go and withdrawing your attention. Who says that you must believe all your thoughts?

As you stop listening to your every thought, and you allow thoughts to pass without giving them energy or attention, the program begins to lose control.

This does not mean that we become “thoughtless.” Just the opposite – the key is becoming thoughtful, and consciously choosing exactly which thoughts to believe. You may not be able to control your thoughts because the program runs them until you wake up, but you can consciously choose which thoughts to believe and which thoughts to release.

I know it is challenging to “ignore” negative thinking but your life and your ability to live your life, and be free, depends on it. There is nothing of greater value than taking back control of your mind. Your mind is powerful technology and it is time that you become a master technician.

Your power lies in choosing which thoughts to believe, and which thoughts to drop.

You must determine what is most important to you in your life and then consciously choose to believe thoughts that are in alignment with that intention; you must then give those thoughts your full attention. When thoughts come up that are not in alignment with your highest intention, you simply do not give them attention. In the simplest form, perhaps this means that you give your attention to thoughts of love and you retract your attention from thoughts of judgment or fear. As you create consistent thought patterns that align with your intention, the program begins to transform. This is the mechanics of reprogramming the ego.

Only you know what is in your highest good but here are some suggestions:

Stop believing thoughts about powerlessness or limitation.

Stop believing thoughts about worthiness or not being good enough.

Stop believing thoughts about aging or loss.

Stop believing thoughts that create fear, anxiety or worry.

Stop believing thoughts that cause doubt.

Stop believing thoughts that promote scarcity.

Stop believing judgmental thoughts or any thoughts that make you feel bad or down.

Again, you cannot stop these thoughts from arising because they are programmed, but you can consciously choose not to give them your mental energy, and therefore not to give them your power.

The bottom line is, what thoughts do you wish to “give consciousness”? If you do not give a thought your attention through your consciousness, it has no power. Thoughts only become things when you give your energy to them.

If you cannot release a low vibration thought or turn your attention away from it, at the very least, ask yourself, “How do I know that this thought is true?” Or, “What if this thought wasn’t true?”

The less power you give disempowering thinking, the more control you will gain over the ego -and your life.

The key to mastering the ego-program, so that it works for you rather than against you, is in becoming conscious of all the thoughts you think and to be selective as to which thoughts you give your attention and which thoughts to release.

Yes, I know that it takes work and effort but nothing you can do is of greater value. As long as the ego-program controls you, the game of life will be challenging and overwhelming. But, once you master this program, you will attain the power to consciously create the life of your dreams. No one can do it for you, but you can do it for yourself.

As you free your mind – you free your life!

Re-Programming Command:

I now take command of my ego. My ego now listens to me and abides by the instructions that I give it. I am responsible for my own life and I no longer need the ego to make my choices. I am now aligned with my higher self and I choose love and harmony.

Even Gandhi Got Hungry and Buddha Got Mad

From the editor…

Even Gandhi Got Hungry and Buddha Got Mad - CoverIt’s easy to express your spirituality when life is going the way you want it to, but what happens in the middle of everyday chaos, when your days are not long enough, your car breaks down, and your significant other is driving you crazy?

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Recognizing Enslavement

“The best slave is the man who believes he is free.” ~ Goethe.

Even though evidence of global human enslavement is abundant and striking, people who have been raised in its clutches while being told repetitively they are free are generally unable to appreciate their situation.

“If a lie is repeated often enough, people will come to believe it.” ~ Goebbels.

When truth is presented in literature, movies or conversation, we are told it is imagination or science fiction. The current atmosphere of potential ‘terror’ and increased police and military violence gel the quagmire of social thought and make escape even less visible. Thus we founder on.

Capitalism has reached its limit. There is no more room for material expansion, and the empire is crumbling. Our leaders grab unravelling threads of control as society implodes, all the while exhibiting their increasing impotence. When truth is spoken and solutions are available, the murder of messengers and censorship of information increases, in attempts to hide them. But truth abounds and solutions are everywhere — but they require different perspectives and changing beliefs to become effective

1. The ‘New World Order’

For generations our world has been controlled by the 1%, the elite, extremely wealthy 12 families whose bidding is done by the 99%. The elite are royalty, presidents, congressional “representatives”, corporate managers, bankers—the upper echelons of all organizations and professions—who have different genetics and goals. They tend to intermarry to minimize genetic contamination. Their interests are greed, riches, sex and control. They build massive empire to extract the remaining oil, gas, diamonds, minerals and jewels from the planet while attempting to reduce the 99% to a manageable half-billion.

The global agenda of the New World Order is a one-world government (United Nations), military (NATO), religion and currency. Nations would lose borders and be amalgamated into large geographic segments similar to the European Union: North American Union, African Union, South American Union, Asian Union and Pacific Union.

This plan has been activated and underway for at least 2,000 years. The elite have made public their agenda but cloaked it in environmental and humanitarian terms. Symbols of the New World Order—the all-seeing eye, pyramidal capstone, magical numbers of arrows, the eagle-phoenix, and even its goal in Latin—have been hidden in plain site on the U.S. $1 bill. A Stonehenge-like array of huge standing engraved stones was built years ago in Ellerton, GA, stipulating exactly the requirements for the New World Order to reach completion, a plan advanced over centuries and now in the final stages. Every aspect of our lives is controlled by the elite, from weather and carbon footprints to religion, every profession, media, arts, food and health.

The elite are Zionists (Jewish and non-Jewish)–duplicitous, always lying, attending to their real duty to ensure the rich get richer while the poor get poorer. The large middle class of America was built and employed to grow corporations. Now that corporations control much of the world and have replaced individuals as persons legally, the middle class is no longer needed and is being dismantled.

Despite the Constitution and Declaration of Independence, both of which have been trashed since 9/11, we have never really had complete freedom of speech or the press, just as racial equality has never been realized by most people of color. The United States has remained subservient to England and, more recently, to Israel. The U.S.A. actually does not exist any longer—we are part of the North American Union, consisting of Canada, the former U.S. and Mexico—one reason our borders are open to most immigrants. The amero, a new currency, has been minted but not circulated yet.

We fancy ourselves property owners. First we spend much of our lives serving and saving to purchase large items, then we’re taxed again and again—federal and state income and sales taxes, local property taxes, estate taxes, inheritance taxes. We bail out “too big to fail” companies and banks, with inflation and our hard-earned pensions and savings.

And the rich get richer and the poor poorer.

The masses of people have reached uncontrollable numbers, especially if we wake up to realize our enslavement. Genocidal attempts are ubiquitous. Why reduce the 99%? We are too many for them. Indeed, once the masses understand we have been enslaved and hoodwinked, once we awaken and realize we can change the world radically and quickly, the 1% are finished, and they know it.

Population reduction is accomplished with war, famine, weather, pandemics, “earth changes”, radiation, chronic illness. The false flag attack of 9/11 was designed to be a “new Pearl Harbor” which ushered in a long period of civil uprising and wars in Middle Eastern (energy sources, illegal drugs), African (oil, gold, minerals, jewels) and South American (ditto) nations. Weather has been controlled by the Air Force and Navy for over 20 years via HAARP (high altitude auroral research project), ultrasound weaponry and chemtrail cloud formation—causing a dust bowl in the western U.S. and floods and blizzards elsewhere; energizing and steering hurricanes, cyclones and tornadoes; decimating the gulf stream and the upper Pacific Ocean; triggering earthquakes and tsunamis–all the while orchestrating “end times” scenarios.

2. Banking and the Economy

Charging interest for bank loans and earning interest for savings began during the Crusades, when bankers lined the routes to Jerusalem and held and lent money owned by Crusaders. Banks have owned economies since. The Federal Reserve in this country is a consortium of private banks owned by the very rich which sets interest rates, prints legal tender, controls stock markets and other aspects of our economy, and lends huge sums to the federal government. Prices of gold, silver and other precious metals are controlled, especially post 9/11. The Federal Reserve manipulates stock markets to cause recessions and depressions, calling them “adjustments” and blaming the people for bad economies.

Recognizing Slavery - Debt EnslavementThe greed of the elite is insatiable. The super-rich always want more and more. They fight among themselves and always measure the man by his wealth. The use of money as a goal in itself has fallen short for most of the 99%, who are usually left with a feeling of something missing, even in the face of monetary wealth.

3. “Health” Care

There are now many studies, mostly in alternative or minor medical journal, substantiating major injury caused by vaccines, environmental toxins, radiation, poisoned water and other drinks and genetically engineered foods. Look at the big picture. Neonatal and pediatric vaccines cause generalized physical inflammation, which is then accumulated and synergized with adult vaccines, genetically engineered foods, fluoridated water, soda and health drinks laced with pesticide sweeteners and caffeine, and environmental poisons. The goal of Western medicine, regardless of compassionate care delivered by multitudes of well-meaning healthcare givers, has never been healthcare but sickcare: causing and perpetuating illness while using tools and dispensing medicines which enrich the bio-pharmaceutical industries.

Big Pharma has completely ruled medicine for years from the highest echelons, meaning the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control, American Medical Association and societies of pediatrics, family practice, ob-gyn, etc., are all been complicit. American medical schools and journal editorial boards carefully screen out all data and opinion concerning alternative methods, especially if they are curative. Fortunately, modern students and practitioners are expanding their perceptions and are often eager to listen and pursue other healing modalities.

The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, held in great reverence by the medical establishment, is not only not a federal institution, it is a private corporation and holds patents on such germs as ebola. At least since the advent of AIDS and the HIV virus, epidemics have been caused by viruses, bacteria, spirochetes, prions and other types of infectious organisms which have mostly been synthesized in biowarfare laboratories in the military, medical and university institutions. “Emerging diseases” have been engineered! Why? Follow the money. And for every disease there are hospital and medical expenses, medications and new toxic vaccines.

There are known causes of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases and known therapies and cures for them in the alternative health community. When we learn to conceptualize and manage our physical health differently, we will begin to treat our illnesses more gently and successfully and acknowledge the doctor within.

The ranks of anti-vaccine physicians are swelling, as more professionals take the time to study the contents and terrible toll of “immunization.” Search engines online often censor this information, but it leaks through multiple tags, conferences, you-tube and vimeo, newsletters and blogs. The expected push-back from mainstream medicine is loud and fierce, but the day will be won finally by those courageous practitioners who value truth over threats of penalty.

4. Education

Most Americans agree that success of public education is at an all-time low. Curricula are changed frequently; testing and discipline are out of control; classes are too big; teachers are depressed and frustrated; high-school students can’t make change or write an essay, and generally graduates of the system are dumbed down.

College and graduate school, with inflated price tags and lack of job opportunities in healthful occupations, are becoming less attractive by the year. As histories are written by the victors, higher education curricula fit the mainstream, and independent thought and writing are discouraged. Some students and observers are perceiving “higher education” as “more brainwashing” to produce professionals in the same mold as our parents.

5. Religion

Organized religion, like other societal glues, offers small amounts of truth and large piles of edited debris that slave-holders use to keep us “in line.” Examples of the latter are sin, war, retribution, contribution, sacrifice, repentance, and confusing the unrelenting judgmental Judaic/Old Testament God with the loving, gentle, infinitely patient, creative force of the cosmos.

The church overflows with symbols of chronic conspiracy: fish-helmets, pine cones (the pineal/spirit gland), crucifixes and crosses (bloody sacrifice), cannibalism (communion), rituals, commercialized holy days, intermediaries, crusades, genocides of indigenous peoples, hidden art and long-suppressed knowledge of extraterrestrials.

Most of the world’s “great religions” have been designed, constructed and perpetuated by the elite and their controllers and until now have served their purpose in keeping us humiliated and meek.

7. Increasing Militarization of Local and Foreign Authorities

Gun-control legislation and many false-flag terrorist events, especially school shootings, are aimed at disarming the 99%. Simultaneously, swat teams are routine, police brutality increases, and local police and deputies receive truckloads of army equipment and munitions. When in recent world history have we seen these two phenomena together? In Hitler’s Germany, before World War II. It is no secret that the American congress and many other politicians want desperately to begin World War III in the Mid-East. Why? War makes defense companies big bucks and loss of life contributes to genocidal control. Henry Kissinger calls our children and young people “cannon fodder” and our seniors “useless eaters.”

Recognizing Enslavement - New World OrderSo, here it is folks — the rise of the Fourth Reich, right under our noses. The corporate descendants of all those Nazi rocket scientists, doctors, geneticists and generals moved from Germany to the U.S. at the end of World War II have reached full bloom. They have continued to slaughter our prophets and heroes—Kennedy, King, Lenin, Kelly and many others—to keep us in line, in the box. We have spent most of our lives working 40-100 hours a week for pauper’s pay, been made to return most of it in taxes, socially outcast if we follow a different drummer. We have been taught to fear, to fight, to wallow, to eat garbage, so that now we have an obese, ill, dumbed-down populace fit only for internment in FEMA camps, complete with crematoria. Our paid sadistic mercenary soldiers and CIA take pleasure in killing, torturing, maiming children and their parents and the environment. Our volunteer armies, enlisted for “freedom”-fighting and 3 square meals a day, find themselves paralyzed, vaccinated, medicated, mind-controlled and suicidal.

Such is the big picture of our matrix.

Solutions

How can we escape? How can we change the world? How can we birth utopia amid all the chaos?

If we’re waiting for someone to help us out of this mess, the future is hopeless. If, on the other hand, we realize “WE are the ones we’ve been waiting for,” (Hopi) and recognize our own divinity and responsibility, we can break away from the illusion of the matrix, rewrite the script of the play and recreate our reality and the world.

It all begins with us. The quantum universe reflects and magnifies our thoughts, words, emotions and actions. Like attracts like: If we are warriors, there will be great battles. What we resist becomes our albatross. If we see ourselves as victims, oppression follows. The more we release and surrender, the less conflict we endure. If we are serene, we have peace. If we are grateful, abundance is ours. If we love unconditionally, we are Christed and beloved.

Solutions lie within. The exploration of inner-space begins with meditation, and meditation is possible when we learn to cancel all extraneous noise and chatter of our left brain and enter the silent world of spirit. This is the place of being. This is the place where the still small voice lives—the spark of divinity we can fan into flame. Our breath is the fan—inhale love and exhale gratitude slowly and consciously. Inhale healing and exhale release. Inhale beauty and exhale surrender. Inhale crisp fresh air and exhale toxins. These practices bring us soul fusion with our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies.

Commune with the physical body—what does it need? What does it say? Appreciate the trillions of cells working in concert, the strength of our skeleton, the endurance of our heart, the knowledge in our brain, the nourishment of our lungs, blood, liver and kidneys. Enjoy stretching, walking, exercise, rest. Enjoy abundant, healthful food and clean water. Celebrate with meals, thanking the farmer, the plants and animals consumed. Thank the body for its years of service.

We are love. Love deletes fear. Love follows truth. Love discerns false information. Love is intuition. Through intuition the inner voice speaks to us through first impressions, a brief fluttering, a picture, a presence in our peripheral vision, a quiet knowing. Love is our government (no taxes required), and we naturally form communities to help each other while realizing our oneness.

Amazing new energies are bathing the earth, and the planet’s cosmic isolation is over. Angels and benevolent extraterrestrials encircle us and the globe, awaiting only our requests for their assistance. They, with the new self-realized humans, wage peace and goodwill, love and understanding, acceptance and compassion, helping us as individuals and as a species to evolve spiritually into strong, ageless, joyful, gossamer beings.

We do not resist or protest; we simply go our own way with gratitude. We practice civil disobedience and unity, releasing negativity. We form spontaneous communities, grow our own food, play our music, sing our songs and dance through life. Our ET friends and angels guard and protect us.

We will not be denied. We are not afraid. We are strong, proud, healthy, peaceful instruments of love. The time is here. The time is now. We re-create ourselves and thus a utopian world. Each of us carries the heart of the Messiah.

Previous articles by Sue:

Creating UTOPIA: a Process of Self Integration

6 Keys to Transition

About the author:

Sue McIntosh MD is a native of Tennessee, relocating to Connecticut for postgraduate training in pediatrics and pediatric hematology and oncology at the Yale-New Haven Medical Center. From 1974 to 1984 she was a member of the faculty at the Yale School of Medicine and was active in patient care, teaching and clinical research. From 1984 to 1991 she established one of the first private practices of pediatric and adolescent hematology and oncology in Guilford, CT, with continued privileges in patient care and teaching at the Yale-New Haven Medical Center.

The gradual onset and progressive course of severe fibromyalgia necessitated early retirement from medicine in 1991. During this illness and while still practicing medicine, she learned, applied and taught alternative healing methods and was one of the first practitioners of integrative, or complementary, medicine. Forced retirement allowed not only rest and healing but time and opportunity to learn about the basic natures of society and life. As a student and a seeker, she began teaching and writing about global conspiracy, spiritual development and healing methods.

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Psychopath vs. Empath: the War Between Truth and Deception

Are you fighting for your servitude as if for your salvation? Then you have been well-deceived. You have been sheeple-compromised. Your thoughts are not your own. Your actions are not your own. You are in all ways a conditioned puppet who is under the delusion that it is free, and the psychopaths of the world are your uncompromising puppet masters. The questions you need to be asking yourself are these: “Am I willing to do what it takes to become free? Am I ready for the uncomfortableness of undeceiving myself? Would I rather be slapped by the truth or kissed with a lie? Am I willing to sacrifice my comfortable lie for the uncomfortable truth? Am I strong enough to fall from the “grace” of my delusion onto the hard and unforgiving ground of truth? And most of all: do I have the courage to disobey?”

In order to answer these questions effectively, indeed in order to come up with better questions, we must be able to transform our would-be psychopathology into a courageous in-the-now empathology.

Cancer begins with a group of cells that fail to communicate with the conscious signal of the host. These cells become competitive instead of cooperative. When competition become primary and cooperation secondary, then we know we have failed as a species. Collectively, among every human, vanity leads to segregation and competition, competition leads to fear and greed, greed leads to deceit and immorality and deceit and immorality is the breeding ground for illness waging war on each other and our earth. Every act of hatred and self-destructiveness in our world begins with self-hate and self-destructiveness. And it all begins with a breakdown in communication.

We have lost the ability to communicate with each other as natural human beings. We have lost the ability to communicate with nature in a healthy way. These unconscious acts of unlearning are systemic and passed down from unhealthy generation to unhealthy generation. It’s time to break apart the parochial chain of our outdated value system. It’s time to unfuck ourselves out of this unhealthy and unsustainable debacle. Like R.D. Laing said, “We are effectively destroying ourselves by violence masquerading as love.”

The simplest way is to be the change we wish to see in the world so that we can be a force of nature powerful enough to also change the world. But another way is to undeceive ourselves, to become compassionate and empathic to the plight of others, and to sprinkle bits of truth over the mass deception like seeds that will eventually grow into a force to be reckoned with.

As it stands, mankind is caught in the cycle of fear, apathy and hatred. A society based upon fear, apathy and hatred sets up a system which is fundamentally incapable of producing health and happiness and thereby represses human development. And here we are: living in a world where human development is being repressed, at the detriment of our individual health and the health of the ecosystem. However, our escape from this unhealthy pattern lies not only in rebellion, but also in the cultivation of a personal freedom and a relinquishing of all forms of anesthesia and self-deception.

Indeed, while authentic freedom is not easily attained, its deficiency is evident in the devastation to both the individual and the greater culture, as the myopic conformists seek to victimize each other and repeatedly inflict violence upon the world in order to maintain the illusion of comfort and power that is being protected by the banner of their deception. Like Arno Gruen said, “If people base their identity on identifying with authority, freedom causes anxiety. They must then conceal the victim in themselves by resorting to violence against others.”

Understand: the world was made to be free in. Give up all the other worlds except the one in which you are free; whether that world be your family, your country, your religion, or your politics. Escape any world that doesn’t allow you to be free. A clear sign that you are not free is that you are being deceived. The question is: are you okay with being deceived? As Chris Hedges warns, “We live in imaginary, virtual worlds created by corporations that profit from our deception,” It is precisely these virtual worlds that we need to turn the tables on. Virtual worlds are tools. We need to go from being irresponsible tools succumbing to a deceptive system, to using our tools responsibly and empathically so as to transform the system into a healthier version of itself.

There is a war going on between manipulative liars and compassionate truth tellers, between psychopaths and empaths. Which side are you on? This also begs the question: are you lying to yourself, which happens to be one of the most difficult questions to answer honestly, but ask it you must, lest you fall too easily into the hands of the nearest con artist or snake-oil salesman. Beware the tyranny of habit. Be not inflexible. The more elastic and fluid you are, the more you’ll stay afloat when the crushing waters of vicissitude come crashing through, and the more you’ll be prepared to be a beacon of hope for others. Change is not easy, it never has been. But change is inevitable. We either wreck ourselves and the world trying to prevent it, or we adapt and overcome in order to evolve with it.

One of my duties as a periphery keeper in this world is to penetrate deception, turn over rocks, awaken people to concealed truths, and to create deep awareness. I say, instead of trying to possess Truth; let yourself be possessed by it. So it goes: I am not a victim of the world, Iam the world. But that wasn’t always the case. I used to work for the NSA via the US Navy as a cryptoanalyst. Yes, I was naïve. I, like many innocent sailors, soldiers, airmen, and marines, was duped into believing that I was honorably fighting and spying to protect the lives of the innocent people of the world. I was wrong. I was bamboozled. We were bamboozled. That was all just doublespeak. We were actually there to fight and spy on behalf of an immoral plutocratic corporate regime that is still in power today. We were there to be pawns in a giant game of chess over oil and power. We were conditioned cogs in an immoral clock of systematic propaganda and unethical orders. They used fear tactics to keep us paranoid. They used false titles and fake rank to play upon our passions. They used those same false titles to play upon our pride, by giving us empty ribbons, flashy medals of nothing, and rank that meant nothing more than that you were a good little obedient sheep to an immoral juggernaut of well-deceived men. Well screw that! War is not peace. Ignorance is not strength. Freedom is not slavery.

“If you would be a real seeker after truth,” wrote Rene Descartes, “it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.” And so I did exactly that. I decided to undeceive myself, using a ruthless self-interrogation process and a humor of the most high to reveal the truth hidden behind the smoke and mirrors of mass deception. What I learned rocked my world, as it has many others. But my liberation was my salvation. The pain that came from knowledge was exceptionally more rewarding than the bliss that came from ignorance. My fall was profound, but when I hit the ground, I relearned how to fall in love. Like Sogyal Rinpoche said, “Each time the losses and deceptions of life teach us about impermanence, they bring us closer to the truth. When you fall from a great height, there is only one possible place to land: on the ground — the ground of truth. And if you have the understanding that comes from spiritual practice, then falling is in no way a disaster, but the discovery of an inner refuge.”

The only way that deception is moral is through the artistic process. Like Marco Tempest said, “Art is a deception that creates real emotions — a lie that creates a truth. And when you give yourself over to that deception, it becomes magic.” We need more of this magic, especially in a world more and more devoid of magic. It is magic precisely because it transforms deception into truth, and so has the power to transform psychopaths into empaths, by planting seeds like tiny, packaged beacons of hope.

Whether it is Charlie Hebdo comic strips or articles like this one, art can literally change the world. Our audacious art is like swordplay in the brain, proving that the pen is indeed mightier than the sword. With it we can cut the yoke of deception that has been passed down from an unethical power structure made up of psychopathic men hell-bent on maintaining their power to the extent that it is destroying the world.

Like Arno Gruen said, “No matter how much lip service those committed to power (psychopaths) may pay to the principle of equality (empaths), they can never approach their fellow human beings on an equal footing; their relationships with others are defined solely in terms of power and weakness. Therefore, they must accumulate as much power as possible, with the aim of becoming invulnerable and proving this invulnerability.” It is the duty of artistic empaths the world over to meet this false invulnerability with the truer power of absolute vulnerability, and art will be our vehicle. Courage is not being invulnerable, like a machine. Courage is not an unwavering hardness, like a tank. It is a soft plasticity, like water. I beseech you, you who would dare greatly, look not for what’s solid within you, look instead for what is soft and malleable. The courage will come. Like Bruce Lee pouring water in and out of a cup, saying “Be water, my friend,” your softness will take shape and assume the form of empathy which has the power to crush all forms of psychopathology, and its shape will be an adventure of the most high.

All About Reincarnation

Why do we reincarnate? How do our past lives determine what lessons we will learn in the next life? How long do we wait in between lives? Do we know what we will look like? Who helps us decide what life experiences we would like to have?

Reincarnation is the religious or philosophical concept that the soul or spirit, after biological death, begins a new life in a new body that may be human, animal or spiritual depending on the moral quality of the previous life’s actions.

The word “reincarnation” derives from Latin, literally meaning, “entering the flesh again”. There is no word corresponding exactly to the English terms “rebirth”, “metempsychosis”, “transmigration” or “reincarnation” in the traditional languages of Pāli and Sanskrit.

Lord Vishnu is known for his ten incarnations, the Dashavatars. Celtic religion seems to have had reincarnating gods also. Many Christians regard Jesus as a divine incarnation. Some Christians and Muslims believe he and some prophets may incarnate again. Most Christians, however, believe that Jesus will come again in the Second Coming at the end of the world, although this is not a reincarnation. The Buddhist concept of reincarnation differs from others in that there is no eternal “soul”, “spirit” or “self” but only a “stream of consciousness” that links life with life.

Psychiatrist Ian Stevenson, from the University of Virginia, investigated many reports of young children who claimed to remember a past life. He conducted more than 2,500 case studies over a period of 40 years and published twelve books, including Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation and Where Reincarnation and Biology Intersect. Stevenson methodically documented each child’s statements and then identified the deceased person the child identified with, and verified the facts of the deceased person’s life that matched the child’s memory. He also matched birthmarks and birth defects to wounds and scars on the deceased, verified by medical records such as autopsy photographs, in Reincarnation and Biology.

Hindus provide several reasons why the jiva takes on various physical bodies:

1.To experience the fruits of one’s karmas: This is the main reason for rebirth. Sattvika (good or righteous) karmas reward one with the pleasures of Svarga. Rajas (pleasure-seeking) karmas reward one with mrutyuloka (mortal realm or earth). And Tamas karmas (actions related to inertia, laziness and evil) condemn one to patala-loka.

2.To satisfy one’s desires: When a person indulges in material pleasures, he or she subsequently develops a stronger desire to enjoy more of it (Vāsanā;). This unending craving to satisfy one’s desires causes the jiva to assume new physical bodies.

3.To complete one’s unfinished sadhana: When an aspirant making spiritual efforts for liberation from maya dies without attaining his or her goal, the jiva gets as a natural cause-effect another human body to complete its sadhana.

4.To fulfil a debt: When a jiva is indebted to another jiva, it gets a human birth to fulfil its debt and receive what is owed to it. The jiva comes in the form of a relative, friend or an enemy.

5.To undergo sufferings because of a great soul’s curse: A person’s grave error or sin may incur the wrath or displeasure of God or a Rishi. This results in the jiva of that person getting another birth, not necessarily into a human body.

6.To attain moksha: By the grace and compassion of God or a God-realized guru, a jiva gets a human body to purge itself of the layers of base instincts.

The following is an amazing excerpt on reincarnation:

Spirits reincarnate on earth because they are being given the opportunity to accelerate their learning process to achieve higher consciousness levels. This occurs because they become involved with so many more experiences in the physical world.

Often times, those who have not reached higher spiritual consciousness do not return to life nearly as quickly as those who have reached higher levels of consciousness.

When a spirit does choose to return to earth, it is because they have had a very good understanding of the lessons that they were to have learned in their past life and what they did learn or what they did not learn and what they will go to earth to do in a new life.

The learning process as a spirit being is quite slowed down for a spirit being that freely chooses not to incarnate.

When a spirit would like to return it will often sit and talk with its spirit teacher about what it had lived in a past life and what it would like to live in a future life. And spirit teacher and spirit guides will help direct that spirit to the environment that will help it best continue its journey.

You always return to earth at a later date than when you left earth.

In the past the typical times between death in one life and birth on earth in another life could have been centuries. Because earth is evolving so much quicker and manifesting events almost instantaneously, those who had made great progress in their most recent past life are given an opportunity to return much sooner than had been the case in the past to help those who are struggling with their spiritual evolution.

In just about every reincarnated life, individuals return to an environment and experiences that they have always felt and shared and wanted to evolve into. And so they are given the opportunity to move back into environments where those desires and experiences in previous lives can be enhanced and can be fulfilled.

A child comes into a family generally because it is to help that family as well as that family to help it. And there are families that are selected that can help encourage them.

A reincarnating infant who is destined to be put up for adoption understands prior to leaving heaven that this will happen and has the opportunity to select both its birth and adoptive parents

One can reincarnate into another nationality, but the majority of the time one reincarnates back into where it has spent most of its lifetimes, whether it be Christian or Jewish or Arab, it does not matter.

An incarnating spirit does not choose its physical appearance but it does see its appearance prior to coming back to earth.

Spirits often like to nudge their new family it is coming to to choose a name that it would like to have, but name-choosing is generally done through the three-dimensional world for in the spirit world, names are not important.

Spirits who are reincarnating do not experience competition in the spirit world over the same earth life.

The first and most important lesson for every spirit that comes to earth is for it to learn its own spiritual lessons and to have a knowing of the individual it is and also to help others to understand their inner beings as well. This effort is more important than acting in a way which would help humans generally to progress in their earthly existence.

It is not true that an individual will necessarily experience an energy that they have created in a former life, so-called Karma. Instead, one will be given the opportunity to learn from the lessons and the energy created in the past to wipe the slate clean, so to speak, and move beyond that and not have to re-experience it.

It is an infrequent occurrence that a child would die, go back to heaven, and then be reincarnated back into the same family. If it did occur, that spirit returning a second time would have the benefits of the experiences that the family went through in losing a child.

Spirits in the same family grouping in heaven can reincarnate simultaneously into lives that will have a great deal of interaction. A strong bond is often felt when these individual have paths that cross.

A most general life plan is prepared before a spirit is reincarnated. Once it reaches its human level it is generally disconnected from its spiritual level and any pre-knowledge it has been given, because it does not have to follow that path–it is being given the choices.

Humans do not reincarnate as animals. Animals do not reincarnate as humans. Every living object reincarnates in the form that it is in but may reincarnate in a higher vibrational energy form of that same form.

Oftentimes a spirit who originated in a form other than an earth form will not reincarnate back to earth for their next lifetime but will decide they want to go to their original place of creation and will go back for maybe several lifetimes in that original place of creation in a humanoid type form.

Those individuals who originated from a world other than earth are very highly evolved beings and often find themselves very confused as earth beings but have made that choice to bring that wisdom, that knowledge and the ability to communicate other existences to earth in one way or another, to help the earth’s spiritual evolution become so much more powerful than what it currently is.

People who have always reincarnated on earth generally do not choose at some time to go to a planet other than earth for reincarnation.

Inhabited planets are often found throughout the universe.

You on earth are envied by many from the other worlds for you have in your humanness ability to still feel and express those feelings, to have a beauty upon your world that many other worlds in the universe do not have.

The earth is a living entity and has a soul which was created to be highly spiritually evolve. Earth is quite dismayed at the amount of disrespect and destruction that is being done in the name of progress.

Both humans and extraterrestrials have much to offer and the creation of a hybrid form of these races in the future will be most beneficial to both the humans and ET’s. This hybrid form will be more resistant to all forms of dis-ease including health, mind, and spiritually.

 According to Wes Penre’s research, there is a trap within the reincarnation system created by the Sirians. The following is from the Wes Penre papers:

I am not very keen on many of the ‘spirit guides’ who come and get you after you have departed from your body at body death; most of them are Sirian Helpers, such as non-physical Vegans and Grays. Be particularly on your guard if they tell you to follow them ‘into the light’ or ‘to the tunnel’, or go see relatives. If you choose to go with them, you will end up in the Sirian recycling system again with full amnesia, and then being shot down into a new body here on Earth.

In my opinion, having our memory erased every time that we incarnate is not beneficial to our spiritual development because we end up making the same mistakes time and time again. If we could remember our past lives, then it would be easier to learn from our past mistakes and more importantly, would facilitate our spiritual growth.

Others will say that time doesn’t exist, hence it doesn’t matter how many times you keep coming back into this system because it’s all happening at the same time in the “now”. While this may be true, many people are experiencing a “now” filled with economic subservience, control, and conformity.

Another argument would state that some of our past lives were so horrible that it would be too traumatic to remember them, such as living in the end days of Atlantis. The counter argument would state that with every subsequent life therafter, it would allow time to heal those wounds from the past instead of holding on to them in your cellular memory.

Regardless of which stance you choose, always use your own discernment because the only real truth is what is inside of you.

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Mastering Consciousness

We are always consciousness. We are conscious beings, consciousness is the basis that allows for all experiences to happen, it’s the very fabric of our existence. And yet we think of ourselves as so many other things without seeing the obvious that we are consciousness itself. Consciousness is another name for Awareness, which has been pointed out by many meditation masters as our true identity.

Eastern philosophy teaches that our consciousness gets caught in strong emotions and obsessive thinking. This constricts consciousness into a narrow band of re-occurring confusion and limited perspective. Meditation untangles these narrow perspectives and frees consciousness into its natural state of open awareness.

zzzkdiushsSome Masters say the idea of meditation is to expand your consciousness out to include everything that is happening in the present moment and not just restrict it to our own thoughts, judgements, and selfish pursuits.

The Meditation Masters say to become self aware or aware of awareness or conscious of consciousness is paramount. Being constantly caught in thoughts, opinions personal troubles we ignore our very own nature instead just ‘think’ we know who we are through these stories and thoughts.

So to become conscious you are consciousness which is recognising your identity as an ‘unbounded radiance’ full of pure potential, is the ultimate goal of meditation. Becoming enlightened to your conscious nature.

Start by reclaiming your conscious attention by lightly and intentionally focussing on the breath and notice how you will resist this by constantly getting caught in thoughts and emotions. This shows that you are not in control of your own conscious attention and also that you forget who you are.

After you can stabilise your attention you can begin to investigate its nature and start the journey of self discovery and awakening to your true unbounded self.

NAMASTE _/\_ I recognise that you are the same as me; Consciousness.

Shedding the Ego: Moving Towards the Soul

Many people are striving to be happy. All over the world many of us feel compelled to grow and find a personal and collective state of joy and peace. When we face this enormous so-called challenge of becoming happier, we realize that there is no other form of growth than self-development, and that this journey is all about self-discovery.

It is common to seek answers to the questions “why” is this or that happening to me? But certainly, this leads to a great frustration as we realize there is no real or satisfying answer. We then move to a much more relevant question: “how do I become that person I want to be”, and without hesitation this dilemma encounters the greatest question of all: “Who am I?”.

Getting to Know the Ego

One of the major stumbling blocks we find on the journey of self-discovery, is the Ego. When we come to Eastern perspectives, it is frequent to find the notion of letting go of the Ego.

How does this really work? Who am I beyond my Ego?

First of all we need a definition of Ego to give us a common ground for what we are talking about in this article. Although Psychology has made long-term attempts at defining Ego, nowadays there is a growing awareness that we must manage the Ego, along with other associated concepts, and moreover, that we must find ways of applying these ideas to our real life. In this article I will give grounded notions of the Ego and its adherent concepts so that we can learn to work with ourselves in our daily life.

Just as we need a vehicle to travel long distances, we need an Ego to function and navigate our way through this third dimension. Just as with our car, where we don´t always know the various mechanical parts and their functions, we are aware that it functions and serves a purpose for our car to operate, so too can we apply this same concept to the Ego, a vehicle made up of parts that we require to operate effectively in this material reality.

Imagine yourself floating around with no purpose, and bumping into other objects in the world with no direction. It would be chaotic! So we need a guidance system, a sense of motion, and an inner pilot to help us navigate.

The Ego is a vehicle. But of what?

The real YOU!

Picture yourself sitting inside a computer, which for this example could be another type of vehicle. Imagine that the computer suddenly starts using YOU and begins to open programs and applications, and you have no control over it. It would be ridiculous right? It is just as ridiculous the way that the Ego – and its ally, the mind – controls our lives. So if the computer is the Ego and the mind is software, then who or what is controlling it?

YOU!

Who are YOU? Think for a moment on that.

There is an inner sense of YOU that moves beyond the vehicle(s), that has consciousness of the vehicle and gives purpose to its use. C.G. Jung would have defined that inner YOU as the Soul.

As the computer registers a history of how it was used and when, so does our Ego. We registered all of our impressions in the world as we grew up. Our first society is our family, directed by our parents, and this is the first mirror and given source of concepts that we get subjected to, taking them on as our own – it gives us the sense of who we are. And of course there is a whole realm of ourselves that we don´t yet know (the personal unconscious).

But as our parents were also influenced and given their impressions by something else (the collective unconscious) our ego is a product of multiple, inherited patterns of conditioning (behaviors, morals, etc). Patterns of conditioning that serves to ‘model’ our external presentation, as Osho refers to it.

The Ego becomes a character built up by multiple characters, concepts and the roles we play in society, in fact everything we have learned externally as good or bad. So the Ego, the subject of consciousness, as Jung defines it, is the complex of things that we have identified with, and by which we function. In other words, what we know about ourselves, or what we have chosen to know about ourselves are those characters we play in all of our relationships.

But the Ego – the vehicle – is part of a whole, something bigger in which it is sustained. The Psyche! This bigger realm contains 2 dimensions: the conscious and the unconscious. In the field of the conscious the Ego resides. In the field of the unconscious the Self resides, that animus part of us that embodies and manifests the soul.

The consciousness would be like the property of our whole psychic realm of knowing itself.

The Traps of The Ego

So the Ego is made of characters and concepts learned (most of them imposed!) and just like movie actors, the Ego likes to play games between these roles. Emotion and commotion are the motors of this theatre, and although it can be fascinating it can also be very exhausting and destructive. The Ego was taught to manipulate and be manipulated, to attack and defend itself. So the vehicle that we are taught to use has these main functions.

As part of the show, the Ego is a creator and victim of this orchestrated illusion. It relates primarily to the external world, thus, likes to control the uncontrollable. The Ego knows that the realm of the unconscious is by nature, uncertain, and so as a vehicle, needs a structure to feel secure. It will do anything to keep holding the great illusion of a perfectly controlled and manipulated world outside, where everyone else is revolving around it and fulfilling its demands.

This is what we call the traps of the Ego

It will lie, push, demand, defend, attack, compete, protect, constrain, yell, and dramatize, as far as it can go, so as to keep up this ongoing game of sustaining the main illusion of control.

The greatest joke of all is that the Ego makes a fool of itself! As it is oriented towards the outside world, the Ego won´t take responsibility for itself, tending to judge and blame the outside world for its results. It is very worthwhile to take not that we don´t see things as they are, we see them as WE are. The great illusion being that happiness, or connecting to God, is something you search for on the outside, is merely a notion that comes from the Ego.

On a collective level, the sum of Egos builds up a conditioned and rigid society whose individuals are confined to determined ways of behaving, resulting in a world of black and white, good and bad, a consensus of “normality” and what is expected of each one. There is no room for spontaneity, authenticity and creativity, because this defies the old rigid ways of the Ego, and so we learn to compromise our inner truth from the very beginning. And every time the illusion is cracked open, it is hurtful for the Ego – but the Ego is NOT the true self!

The process by which the Ego arrives at a False Self instead of a Real Self is a matter of a whole new article; however, it is central to understand how this vehicle can be oriented to fulfill one way or another. The Ego, which is an essential quality of the human being, is prone to support either the negative sides of yourself or the positive ones.

On a metaphysical level, the ego vibrates mainly on FEAR (of the natural uncertainty of reality), so it serves a very specific purpose, that of protecting the human body, its functions, and the embodied soul. Although it may surprise you, this is a very essential aspect of the Ego for the human being; if it weren´t for the ego, we would have no notion of the material world and our soul – and its floating nature – would make us just wonder around, not assimilating that a passing car or a raging lion could kill us. This is where the feeling of separation originally arises from, since we are born in a finite body, we adjust to the consciousness of differentiation from infinity.

Nevertheless, the ego is supposed to be what it essentially is: a vehicle for the soul in this third dimension. And, as my Kundalini Yoga Master used to say to me, “the rest is Maya (illusion) and games”.

Transforming the Ego

As we now know, the Ego is a necessary mechanism of the human reality, as it translates the experiences of the outside world to our inner sense of being – we cannot get rid of the Ego, and trying to eliminate the Ego in the sense of doing battle with it, can even create more duality and suffering. However, if we remember the principle of the Universe, ‘nothing is created, nothing is destroyed, everything is transformed’, then we can have a closer sense of the Ego work that is there to be done: Transformation.

As C.G. Jung and many others have explained that transformation can only happen when we first accept. Acceptance has the quality of inclusion and integration and resonates on the level of LOVE, which is the Soul´s nature.

Accept what?

Everything that is beyond the boundaries of the Ego (including it), uncertainty and the unknown. The Ego can only be transcended, this means, accept it and go beyond.

Beyond where?

Not to the outside world but within. As we move towards the inner self (the manifested aspect of the Soul) we delve into the unconscious and the unknown. This is the place that in Transpersonal Psychology is called “The Shadow”: hidden unconscious aspects of oneself which the Ego has either repressed or never recognized. It is the part of us that holds the potential of becoming our True Self, it is where our authenticity, spontaneity and all the past wounds related to them are resting, constituting at the same time, our greatest fears.

The wise Miguel Ruiz said that what we mostly fear is to become our True Self, and to do that we need to transcend the Ego, go beyond its mechanisms and tune into acceptance. This is why we mostly experience the opposite of the Ego in this process: vulnerability, openness, innocence, flexibility, softness, neutrality. Recalling on C.G. Jung, “the psyche is transformed or developed by the relationship of the ego to the unconscious”.

That which you reject gives you the opportunity of going deeper within you. Working with the Shadow is like going inside a dark room. You move around it, explore the experience with your whole senses and intuition and reach for the power switch (that holds your potential), finally turning the light on. This light, which is our Consciousness, suddenly brings a sense of completeness again. The more lights your turn on within, the more consciousness you have of yourself, and the saying “we are light” makes even more sense. It is in this light that it is possible to embrace our own divinity because there is full acceptance and consciousness of who we truly are.

This is how self-discovery leads to wisdom; you have the experience of your Inner Self. Transcending the Ego, which implies then, to go within and not outside of yourself, because on the inside our Soul is connected to the Cosmic Consciousness, the Original Experience. “Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakes” (C.G. Jung).

To contribute to the evolution of humanity, we must start with ourselves. As we unfold our own personal subconscious, defying our Ego with divine courage, we dive into our own personal consciousness, and thus we contribute to the collective consciousness, and its enlightenment too.

As we move closer to the Soul, let us give the vehicle (Ego) a chance to be what it its meant to be: an expression of the Soul, serving and manifesting our Inner Self in the outside world.

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Opportunities to Heal and Work with The Ego

Get to know your Shadow and work with it.

Unidentify from your regular beliefs. Remember beliefs are temporary and they will change just as your circumstances do.

Get to know your Inner Self through the realm of the body; ask yourself frequently “What am I feeling right now?” and let the answer unfold itself by sensations instead of words at first. Take your time! This is not a fast exercise.

Gain consciousness of your ‘roles’ and ‘characters’ – which are the most common ones you fall into and when do they ‘come out to play’?

Practice consciousness: be a witness to yourself, use slow and deep breathing, and gain mindfulness about everything you do.

Get to know yourself in these four dimensions, differentiating between them: thoughts, feelings, sensations, intuitions.

Practice interesting games such as suspending of judgments for a whole hour, or expressing yourself without swearing to see what other language and form of expression comes out of you.

Adopt an innocent attitude as if you were a child, and play the learning game for a whole day: Rediscover everything, give yourself the chance of not knowing (and be ok with it), give yourself the chance of not having the last word nor trying to prove someone wrong. At the end of the day ask yourself gently: What did I learn from myself today?

If you made a mistake, laugh at yourself, laugh with yourself, then forgive yourself, just as an act of love.

Explore what happens to you internally if something doesn´t go your way. Explore your reactions. Write them down. Then read them out loud pretending you are a character from a movie. What do you feel?

At the end of the day, be thankful for all the ‘bad things’ that happened. Explore what feelings and fears come to you. Let them exist. Allow yourself to truly thank bad things that happened. Practice this for a week and register what changes in you after this.

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A Lesson from the Aboriginal Book of Wisdom

When mob governs, man is ruled by ignorance; when the church governs, he is ruled by superstition; and when the state governs, he is ruled by fear. Before men can live together in harmony and understanding, ignorance must be transmuted into wisdom, superstition into illuminated faith, and fear into love. ~ Manly P. Hall

The Cross of Chains

As world events currently seem to be spiralling out of control, it is a reminder of how history repeats itself and raises the question of where mankind is failing and where we are heading.

To those who have stepped outside the box, so to speak, and removed themselves from the daily programming that takes place in our modern lives, it soon becomes obvious that something is very very wrong. We as a people seem so far removed and ignorant of the natural laws our ancestors once held sacred.

We have become programmed and brainwashed by a greedy minority of people, whom have infiltrated our monetary system, our governments, our spirituality via the creation of religions and wars using the divide and conquer tact. A tactic used for thousands of years and one that can only lead to eventual destruction.

Through personal research over the past 20 or so years, it became quite obvious that history is just that ‘HIStory’. What we have learnt in modern day schools does not necessarily represent the true facts and events of our ancient past. It is little wonder the ancestors once used oral stories with the aid of metaphors to protect their ancient wisdom held sacred for thousands upon thousands of years, which all seem to tell a similar story of our history and origins.

Many ancient sites and artefacts around the globe have been uncovered over the years and prove beyond a doubt, the existence of ancient civilizations and cultures. Yet so much of this evidence is silenced and never quite makes it to the mainstream media or public sector. The old saying, ‘those who win the war, write the history books’ couldn’t be closer to the truth of the matter. So why hide it? Is it a case of having to rewrite the books or is it more so a mechanism of control?

Over the years I have been asked by a few, why concern yourself with history, when there is so much that needs tending to in our current day and age, in a world of dysfunction and greed? The answer is quite simple… When one can see the big picture, it is clear the ancients that lived via the natural laws whether it be indigenous tribes, the Gnostics, the Cathars, the Celtic wise women, the shaman and witch doctors alike. These are the cultures and customs that have been systematically targeted and wiped out in the name of Religion, replaced with false concepts and a system of manipulated laws and agendas.

Greater ancient knowledge, wisdom and truth can alter the minds of men and women, that mankind can form better social systems, free from all the competitive pressures that this present system holds.

”Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognised. In the first, it is ridiculed. In the second, it is opposed. In the third, it is regarded as self evident” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)

Modern Problems, Ancient Solutions

There are remnants of the ancient lores still remaining, and many clues left behind in stone and bone. The indigenous cultures around the world were not savages as has been portrayed to the western world. They were clever, fair and lived as communities. A wide understanding of celestial and astronomical knowledge was common among many.

When a person fell ill, the medicine man would see to him without charge, medicines came from the land which hold cures for every disease known, just as our European ancestors did in the far gone past. Our current ways are to pay a doctor, whom only knows how to prescribe chemical drugs made by the big Pharma companies for a price that usually create many other ailments at the same time, whilst making a minority a whole lot of money.

In our modern western world we work to make the rich richer, whilst most struggle to make ends meet. We are taught to want this and want that and be jealous of those that have more, many are trapped into ‘keeping up with the Jones’s’. Most no longer grow their own natural foods ,which if eaten on a daily basis, is the key to good health. Instead our time and freedom is given to those we are making money for. We are reduced to buying second grade vegetables and fruit (usually refrigerated for months on end, and hold little nutrient value) most living off processed foods — the key to disease.

The ancient cultures had a mutual respect for nature and each other, working together as communities. The young were taught by the elders, the elderly looked after by the younger.

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Modern society has us pay for our children’s education, which is not the basics of survival or natural laws, but how to make the rich more money. They know little about the universe and stars, little about hunting and gathering. Recent studies shows many children these days when asked where milk comes from will answer ‘from the shop’, ignorant to how the food chain works. They know nothing of healing through nature, but are taught to depend on the very ways that keep us enslaved to the system. We are programmed through the television and media, shown how one should react in certain situations rather than having a common law of respect for one another’s differences and beliefs.

We are conditioned to be against our fellow man instead of working together for a mutual goal of survival. This is done through violent video games, violent movies, magazines show us how we should look, how to be envious, how to hate that of another race, creed or sex. We have become unconscious robots. Each and every day, more and more of our rights are taken away, that soon, to go back to the old ways we would be ridiculed or even charged.

Each day, more and more of the planet is destroyed by the mining companies and corporations all for money. There are many ways to produce natural energies without harming the natural environment, but these are not revealed to us as there is little money to be made from free energy. Science has proven the healing properties of sound and frequency, yet again this is not common knowledge among the masses, although it was once common practice to the ancestors.

So much knowledge about ourselves, our origins, our history, technology and such has been hidden from us and almost removed from the modern human psyche. Only when we shut down the external distractions and go within, can we begin to broaden our awareness, and see the power in the collective consciousness of man.

It seems we are at pivotal point in modern history with the current affairs of the planet, the Middle East, the genocide, the racial hatred, religious wars, division which is no different to the fear based tactics brought against humanity in past upheavals – divide and conquer.

For the future of the planet, the future of all species, the future of our children and all who come after, may we become one tree with many branches, putting our differences aside, firmly planting our roots and standing strong and tall, against the tyranny brought about by a greedy few.

Love is the key.

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A Lesson from the Aboriginal Book of Wisdom

The following words from Boomba DJunebun’s are as fresh today as they were when he wrote them 26 years ago…

Message to the People

“For thousands of years Australia was a timeless land where things stood still and very little change took place. The Aboriginal people were cut off from the rest of the world, unaware of all the things going on around the globe. Time had passed them by, whilst in other places, great civilisations built up, and great civilisations were built up on the ruins of other civilisations.

“It was a world of good and evil. Great and wonderful things were happening as humanity strived towards greater knowledge and understanding. Scholars traveled all over the world seeking knowledge in other lands, exchange of cultures and ideas were taking place, it was an exciting world of new discoveries and inventions as mankind pressed ever forward. It was also a world of great and terrible things, as large armies clashed and wars swept continents.

“Civilisation as we have it today, did not come easily to mankind, for there was a price to pay. The price paid, was the blood, sweat, and tears of the people of the ages. Cultures clashed with cultures, there was religious intolerance, and whole races of people became wiped out from the face of the earth.

“Food production also had its price, as it was built up on the slave labor of peoples. Small ships braved the winds and storms at sea to bring foodstuffs, from other lands to their shores, and the seas took its toll in lives. Food also has its history, when you eat that slice of bread, don’t think that it was a white man invention, they were baking loaves of bread in Egypt thousands of years ago. That cup of tea you drink is not English, the people of India and China were drinking tea, while the people of Britain were still living a stone age existence.

“All races of the world have contributed something to this civilisation of which we have today. Do you know that just over two thousand years ago, the people of Britain were just no different to any other tribal existence, roaming the land, hunting and fishing, the women gathering the things to eat which nature had to offer. They painted their bodies blue, and had their own spiritual beliefs and culture. They also resented the intrusion of the civilised world, they stood on the cliffs of Dover, hurling down rocks and spears at the Roman Invaders, driving them away from their shores. But later still, the Romans returned, and this time beat the tribesmen back, taking over their land. Civilisation had come to the British Isles, Britain had become part of the Roman Empire. The Iceni Tribe would not give up, and continually rebelled, until at last they were wiped out by the Roman legions.

“As the British people became civilised, so Christianity came to Britain, under the church of Rome, and as Christianity took a hold, so the Britons that wished to keep to their old ways of life and spiritual beliefs, fled from the civilised areas to live on the heaths (an open tract of waste-land). The word ‘Heathen’ came into being, and the Christians would hunt them down, killing them off, and burning their spiritual leaders at the stake. ‘Witch’ is a corruption of the ancient British word ‘Wicca’, which was a clever-woman. She was a midwife, healer, and spiritual teacher, for the Britons were a Matriarchal society, and women had great respect. The Christians gave the Wicca a bad name, and witch hunts took place almost up to this present age.

“All these things were going on in that outside world, and the Aboriginals were unaware of them.

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“Civilizations in those bygone days, was much more barbaric than it is today. Religion was one of the main power bases of by which peoples of the nations were indoctrinated and controlled by the powers to be. Religion has nothing to do with God, although the name of God is continually used, religion is only a form of earthly power. Religion has destroyed cultures and spiritual beliefs, and some of the greatest spiritual knowledge has become lost, due to religion and the quest of empires. The greatest religions of this world today, have reached where they are, with the blood of peoples on their hands.

“Christianity over the ages has found that it has had to compromise, that is why there is so many brands of Christianity all over the world. Christianity has had to modify itself, but not Christianity alone, other religions have had to modify themselves also, but all in all, religions have not reached a full spiritual awareness, and are still only groping in the dark. How could they, with their histories such as they are?

“Religion no matter what it is, aims to come to terms with evils and misfortune, and it does this by rites and ceremonies with symbolic meanings. The symbolic washing away of sin by the blood, sacrifices, the casting of sins upon a scape-goat. I do not like symbolism, it is not real. I do not like the word ‘religion’ it conjures up in my mind all the terrible things of the past. I do not like to see peoples cultures and spiritual beliefs destroyed and engulfed by powerful religions.

“Spiritual knowledge belongs to ALL PEOPLE, as the sun, the wind, and the rain does. It does not matter where the spiritual knowledge comes from, as long as it is reasonable and true, and helps people to understand the things beyond this earthly existence, and that it changes peoples lives towards a better way of living.

“To ask people to deny their spiritual beliefs and culture, is to ask those people to deny the greater part of themselves. Aboriginals must hold on tightly to the best of their spiritual beliefs and culture, but must also realise that culture must grow, for if it does not, it will only stagnate and die. Spiritual beliefs and culture only grows by the discovery of new knowledge, and these discoveries of new knowledge makes the culture stronger and determines that it shall survive.

“What keeps a people together as a nation, is the common history and spiritual beliefs of the people, and once these become lost or destroyed, the people have nothing to preserve their identity, and have to adopt some one else’s spiritual beliefs and culture, this makes them just hangers on to some other culture and peoples of that culture.

“Aboriginals do not want a Christianity or any other religion with an added Aboriginal flavour. They want their own Aboriginal spirituality to grow into a greater spirituality, and to become something which is going to carry them into the future.

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“No longer are Aboriginals estranged from one another by the barriers of different tribal languages, the English language has become one of the major uniting factors. No longer do the vast distances of this land keep the people apart, the distance barrier has become broken down, through modern transport and the telephone. Aboriginals can now write their own books and preserve the things they hold sacred, they can accumulate new knowledge and wisdom, the world is now open to them. The Aboriginals have become one people, and now seek a greater unity under their own God ‘Baiame’.

“Could it be that ‘Baiame’ in his wisdom, allowed this to happen, that you the Aboriginal people, his people, would become a ‘One People’, and a strong people. Australia had its humble beginnings, but now is the time that all must work together to make this nation of ours strong and encourage all nations of this globe to stand strong.

“Now is the time for all races to look outward, and say to the other peoples of the world: We want to come to know you, and learn more about you, and we want you to come to know us and learn more about us….”

‘Message to the People’ from the ‘Book of Wisdom’ by Boomba Djunebun, 1988. Copyright The Baiame Cultural and Spiritual Advancement Association Inc. Reproduced by permission of the Baiame Cultural and Spiritual Advancement Association, with thanks to Aunt Minnie (Lenore) Mace.

A Shared Responsibility

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The Wisdom of a Silent Mind

When your sense perception contacts sense objects and you experience physical pleasure, enjoy that feeling as much as you can. But if the experience of your sense perception’s contact with the sense world ties you, if the more you look at the sense world the more difficult it becomes, instead of getting anxious—“I can’t control this”—it’s better

to close your senses off and silently observe the sense perception itself.

230491_508592079170185_482024944_nSimilarly, if you’re bound by the problems that ideas create, instead of trying to stop those problems by grasping at some other idea, which is impossible, diligently investigate how ideas cause you trouble. At certain times, a silent mind is very important, but “silent” does not mean closed. The silent mind is an alert, awakened mind; a mind seeking the nature of reality.

When problems in the sense world bother you, the difficulty comes from your sense perception, not from the external objects you perceive. And when concepts bother you, that also does not come from outside but from your mind’s grasping at concepts. Therefore, instead of trying to stop problems emotionally by grasping at new material objects or ideas, check up silently to see what’s happening in your mind.

No matter what sort of mental problem you experience, instead of getting nervous and fearful, sit back, relax, and be as silent as possible. In this way you will automatically be able to see reality and understand the root of the problem. When we experience problems, either internal or external, our narrow, unskillful mind only makes them worse. When someone with an itchy skin condition scratches it, he feels some temporary relief and thinks his scratching has made it better. In fact, his scratching has made it worse. We’re like that; we do the same thing, every day of our lives. Instead of trying to stop problems like this, we should relax and rely on our skilful, silent mind. But silent does not mean dark, non-functioning, sluggish or sleepy.

So now, just close your eyes for five or ten minutes and take a close look at whatever you consider your biggest problem to be. Shut down your sense perception as much as you possible can, remain completely silent and with introspective knowledge-wisdom, thoroughly investigate your mind. Where do you hold the idea of “my problem”? Is it in your brain? In your mouth? Your heart? Your stomach? Where is that idea? If you can’t find the thought of “problem,” don’t intellectualize; simply relax. If miserable thoughts or bad ideas arise in your mind, just watch how they come, how they go. Don’t react emotionally. Practising in this way, you can see how the weak, unskilful mind cannot face problems. But your silent mind of skilful wisdom can face any problem bravely, conquer it and control all your emotional and agitated states of mind.

Don’t think that what I’m saying is a Buddhist idea, some Tibetan lama’s idea. It can become the actual experience of all living beings throughout the universe. I could give you many words, many ideas in my lecture tonight, but I think it’s more important to share with you the silent experience. That’s more realistic than any number of words. When you investigate your mind thoroughly, you can see clearly that both miserable and ecstatic thoughts come and go. Moreover, when you investigate penetratingly, they disappear altogether. When you are preoccupied with an experience, you think, “I’ll never forget this experience,” but when you check up skilfully, it automatically disappears. That is the silent wisdom experience. It’s very simple, but don’t just believe me—experience it for yourself. In my experience, a silent lecture is worth more than one with many words and no experience. In the silent mind, you find peace, joy and satisfaction.

dark-head-Tibet-warriors-monk-martial-arts-meditation-black-background-shaolin-_15982-58Silent inner joy is much more lasting than the enjoyment of eating chocolate and cake. That enjoyment is also just a conception. When you close off your superficial sense perception and investigate your inner nature, you begin to awaken. Why? Because superficial sense perception prevents you from seeing the reality of how discursive thought comes and goes. When you shut down your senses, your mind becomes more conscious and functions better. When your superficial senses are busy, your mind is kind of dark; it’s totally preoccupied by the way your senses are interpreting things. Thus, you can’t see reality. Therefore, when you are tied by ideas and the sense world, instead of stressing out, stop your sense perception and silently watch your mind. Try to be totally awake instead of obsessed with just one atom. Feel totality instead of particulars. You can’t determine for yourself the way things should be. Things change by their very nature. How can you tie down any idea? You can see that you can’t. When you investigate the way you think—“Why do I say this is good? Why do I say this is bad?”—you start to get real answers as to how your mind really works.

You can see how most of your ideas are silly but how your mind makes them important. If you check up properly you can see that these ideas are really nothing. By checking like this, you end up with nothingness in your mind. Let your mind dwell in that state of nothingness. It is so peaceful; so joyful. If you can sit every morning with a silent mind for just ten or twenty minutes, you will enjoy it very much. You’ll be able to observe the moment-to-moment movement of your emotions without getting sad. You will also see the outside world and other people differently; you will never see them as hindrances to your life and they will never make you feel insecure. Therefore, beauty comes from the mind.

So, that was the experience of silence. You can discuss what I’ve been saying through your own experience. Observing and investigating your mind is so simple; very simple. Constantly, wherever you go, at any time, you can experience this energy. It’s always with you. But chocolate isn’t the peaceful stillness of the silent mind . . .always with you—when you want it, it’s not there and when you don’t feel like it, there it is in front of you. The joy of the silent experience comes from your own mind. Therefore, joy is always with you. Whenever you need it, it’s always there.

Written by Lama Thubten Yeshe

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Unlock the Power of your Subconscious Mind

“Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.” ~ Earl Nightingale

The subconscious mind is the store room with an unlimited capacity; all your memories, past experiences, deepest beliefs, everything that has ever happened to you is permanently stored. In simple terms, the subconscious is a part of you that is outside of your conscious awareness, that creates automatic programs to make functioning easier in life, without having to pay attention on everything you are doing.

Like driving a car, a beginner who is still learning to drive would be completely focused on driving, without engaging in a conversation with anybody in the car. But after few weeks or months of practice, that person would be at ease while driving , since its become a habit and is registered in the subconscious mind. Subconscious is active all day and night, whether you act upon it or not. controlling all functions of your body like breathing, heart beat and even our nervous system.

Neuroscience has recognized that the subconscious controls 95 percent of our lives. The first six years of your life is when the subconscious mind is programmed and it is much more powerful than your conscious mind. Its job is to ensure that you respond exactly the way you are programmed. Your subconscious mind makes everything you say and do fit a pattern consistent with your self-concept, your “master program.”

That’s why it’s important that you filter what is embedded in it. If the subconscious mind is so powerful, how does one reprogram it to make positive changes in one’s life; to reprogram our conditioned thinking which might be pulling you down from living the life you always wanted to. Your thoughts have the power to manifest in reality.

The choice is yours! Breaking Down Neural Pathways using Positive Affirmations To change our lives, we need to do more than change our thoughts, we have to go deeper than that and change our programming. To program your subconscious mind, with the present “conscious” understanding that you’ve gained takes time, because it invloves bringing down the old neural pathways and creating new connections in your brain

Take time every day sowing the seeds of your new programming. Repeating mantras or positive affirmations have the power to raise your vibrations and make a lasting impression in your subconscious mind. According to Paramahansa Yogananda, “Loud or silent repetition of inspiring words has been found effective in various systems of psychotherapy; the secret lies in stepping up the mind’s vibratory rate.” Affirmations to consider – -“I love and respect myself.” – “I am filled with peace, harmony and joy.” – “I attract good things into my life.” – “My positive thoughts produce positive things.” Its not just repeating the same thing again and again, you have to break the barrier that prevents certain thoughts from entering the subconscious mind. If you feed good thoughts to your brain continuously, it will enter your subconscious mind. Feed only what you desire and not what you don’t want. In the process if you experience negative thoughts, sadness, anxiety, frustration etc., don’t try to resist those thoughts but acknowledge them and accept them in your conscious mind, and it will eventually fade away.

Meditation Meditation takes you to deeper realms of consciousness, that allows you to access your subconscious mind. In normal waking consciousness, our brain is functioning in ‘beta’ pattern. This state is associated with alertness, but also with stress, anger and anxiety. In meditation, your brain patterns slow down and move first to alpha and then to theta and, in deep meditation, delta patterns. It sounds difficult at first, but with regular practice, you will become an observer of your thoughts, instead of getting distracted by it. Allow you thoughts to flow and not react to them. This is when you begin to reap the benefits of accessing your subconscious mind through meditation. Get Creative Let your creative juices flow, take up artistic expression like painting, drawing, cooking, decorating, sculpting, pottery and so on. Nurturing your creativity can help you be more authentic and in closer touch with your subconscious self. Follow your Instincts “Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” ― C.G. Jung Intuition is the connecting path between the subconscious and conscious mind. Your subconscious mind, applicably, converses with the conscious mind all the time. This is the inner voice, or “gut feeling”, which you must listen to. Positive people have been reported to have stronger sense of intuition. There are other ways to unlock the power of the subconscious mind – clinical hypnotherapy, energy psychology and even brainwave entrainment – is effective. Once you start living in harmony with your inner self and your subconscious state your life will be transformed!

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How To Remember Your Past Lives

Discovering your past life is easy, relaxing, and free! Follow these step-by-step instructions, and you’ll be reliving your history in no time.

Steps:

Sit or recline in a quiet, dark place. Choose a time when you are alert and not sleepy, hungry, or distracted.

Lie on your bed, or wherever you’ve chosen to conduct your self-hypnosis, and relax for a few minutes. Close your eyes. Make sure you are comfortable. Lying on one’s back usually works best. Keeping your hands at your sides seems to help, too, simply for the fact you won’t feel your limbs rising and falling with each breath, creating a distraction. Pay attention to room temperature, and plan for staying either warm enough or cool enough during the next half-hour – you don’t want to find yourself shivering just when you’re beginning to see something spectacular!

SPIRITUAL PSYCHOLOGY: Past life memories created under hypnosis are indistinguishable from actual memories and can be more vivid than factual memories. The greatest predictor of individuals reporting memories of past lives appears to be their beliefs about the existence in reincarnation – individuals who believe in reincarnation are more likely to report such memories, while skeptics or disbelievers are less so

Protect yourself from harm: While you’re lying there in your comfortable, inanimate, warm position, imagine a white enveloping light all around you. See it in your mind’s eye, shining on your feet, your legs, your knees, your thighs, your torso and arms, your neck, your face, your head. This white light is protecting you from all negative influences. It represents love and warmth and enlightenment in a dazzling mistiness all around you, cocooning you in its brilliance, protecting you from anything bad. See it in your mind. Feel it. Invite it to wash over you. All the while, as you envision these things, say to yourself over and over, “White protective light, keep me safe…White protective light, keep me safe…” Or whatever works for you. Take the next color that comes to mind, and repeat.

Imagine yourself in a long hallway, with a big door at the end. See this hallway in as much detail as you can, whatever comes to mind. Your hallway may be all gold and filigree, or gothic like a cathedral, or entirely constructed from gemstones. It doesn’t matter. Make something up, and use the same visualization each time you try to remember a past life. Imagine this hallway with the expectation that when you get to the end, when you reach the big door and turn the knob, you will see something about a past life. Take each step down that hallway with purpose. See your feet touch the worn, smooth flagstones, and visualize every aspect of your journey as you approach the large door. When you finally reach the end – when you feel you are ready and not a moment before – take hold of the doorknob. See yourself doing it. See the brass knob turning. Give the door a gentle push…

Accept the very first thing you see on the other side of that door as something from a past life. It might be something as abstract as the color yellow, or as clear and vivid as a much-loved child nestled in your arms. Your job is to take whatever you see and expound upon it. Conjure it up. The color yellow? If you hold the imagery in your mind and open up to it, accepting anything that pops into your head, you might find that yellow becomes a carpet. With a little more prodding, you might see sunshine spilling onto that carpet. You might suddenly realize that yellow carpet is in a London house…and so on. You may doubt yourself at this point, but be reassured; you are remembering a past life.

If you see nothing, try thinking about something you’ve always enjoyed, a favorite hobby, skill, or travel destination. Ask yourself, “Why do I like this? Can this be past-life related?” If you still get nothing, try the shoe method: Look down at your feet, and go with the first pair of shoes you see yourself wearing. Expound upon that. You might see sandals, and then realize you’re wearing a tunic. You might see little pointy shoes, and realize you’re wearing a big silk gown.

Once you’ve remembered something – even if it’s just a pair of shoes – and if you’re pretty certain there’s a grain of truth to it, you can start your next meditation from there. Always begin each session with something you’ve already seen. Always work from the known to the unknown.

Accept what you see. It will seem like you are inventing these images. Sometimes you are, and you must accept that as part of the process of trying to remember a past life. But these visions almost always have a shred of truth at their core. You will only know for certain when you’ve done a significant number of past-life meditations, and you begin to see patterns and details repeated over and over again. In the meantime, you must choose to believe that what you see is genuine; if you don’t, you will never get anywhere. Your analytical mind will simply shoot down every image as a product of your overeager imagination.

TRIVIA: In the religious mythology of China, souls are prevented from remembering their past lives by the deity Meng Po, also known as the “Lady of Forgetfulness”, who gives them a bittersweet drink that erases all memories before they climb the wheel of reincarnation.

Unless you’ve had to remove yourself from an unpleasant memory, usually what will happen is that you will simply run out of steam. You will find the images have stopped coming, or your analytical mind has been inadvertently triggered by something you’ve seen…and then you’re done. You have no choice but to open your eyes. If this doesn’t happen, simply imagine that doorway where you began. Open the door. Return down the length of that gemstone hallway – or whatever you visualized – and tell yourself that when you reach the start point, you will be refreshed, and you will remember your past life in perfect detail and clarity.

When you open your eyes, resist the temptation to lie there, ruminating over all you’ve experienced. Get up, find a pen, and start writing down everything you saw. Be sure to note the date and time.

Tips:

Never review your previous past-life notes before beginning a new session.

Don’t perform your self-hypnosis exercises on consecutive days, or too often. Trying too hard will only glean inaccurate past-life memories. Also, if you leave time in between sessions (weeks or months), you might find after reviewing your notes that you’ve remembered past-life information in the same way twice – a powerful clue that what you’re seeing is real.

Use the same protection words and visualizations each time to invoke a “Pavlov’s dog” effect.

Be ready to find and recognize the resonance of truth in what you see (or feel or smell or hear). You will know truth when you find it. You will experience a reincarnation memory, and suddenly you will have an epiphany relating to something in your current life today.

It may not work straight away, so keep trying until you succeed in recalling something

You may find that you are able to are able to get good results by using the Best Me Technique of self-hypnosis to more easily involve your whole person in the content of a reincarnation experience.

In order to allow your mental processes to become as sensitive as possible to memories of a past lifetime, you may prefer to use a hyper-empiric induction, which is based on specific suggestions of alertness, mind expansion, and increased awareness and sensitivity.

Warnings

Realize that some pretty weird things can happen during past-life regression and self-hypnosis. The most common phenomenon is similar to the out of body experience. It’s a sensation of floating above your actual self, as if you are a spirit hovering over your reposed body lying on the bed. Although it’s not a past life experience itself, it brings you closer than ever to the spiritual, and thus makes you more apt to remember your past life. This experience is usually accompanied by an increased heart rate and REM-like eye movements as you “look” at the scene around you.

Another common phenomenon that can happen is “fragmenting”. Your memories will become more vivid, your heart rate will increase, and then you will start to get a sensation like you are very, very small, as if your entire being consists of a tiny speck of consciousness peeking out from where your eyes should be. The images you see will then become fragmented, like a broken pane of glass. You might begin to view abstract things, shapes and forms, like something out of a strange dream. Gradually all the past-life memories will be overtaken by this fragmenting. This whole experience can be disconcerting. But recognize anything odd and similarly abstract to be something that’s normal. Don’t let it worry you. Simply remove yourself from the imagery and stop.

If you encounter an unpleasant remembered past-life image, realize that you can instantly remove yourself from it and awaken from your self-hypnosis. Although you have protected yourself with white protective light, you might still come across a scene too painful to endure. Simply open your eyes. If you do choose to continue with seeing the unpleasant aspects of your past life, reassure yourself that you will only see it, not relive it, and that you are safe from grief or terror in your warm cocoon of protective light – you will see that life as if it’s a movie reenacted by professional actors on a stage. Tell yourself it cannot harm you, and it won’t upset you.

Many people in present-day Western culture are skeptical of past-life experiences because we have not yet been able to conclusively prove in a scientific laboratory that reincarnation exists, though half the world believes in it. (Nobody has ever brought back an ancient Roman coin from a hypnotic reincarnation session, for example.)

But there is an ancient Chinese proverb which says, “It doesn’t matter whether a cat is black or white, as long as it catches mice. From a strictly psychological point of view, it doesn’t make any difference whether hypnotically-..induced past-life regression experiences are actually real or whether they are a form of experiential theater. As long as some people report that their problem has been alleviated by PLR, a cure is a cure, regardless of the explanation for it.

As is the case with other forms of religious experience, we need to remain open to (or at least tolerant of) the exploration of memories from a previous lifetime as long as they help us to make sense out of our present existence.

Enjoy and Good luck!

Love and Light!

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An Amazing Tool To Change Your State Of Mind & Enhance Well-Being

If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration. ― Nikola Tesla

Using sound to heal the body and relax the mind is nothing new; in fact it goes back to the beginning of time, but some of the most interesting ways to achieve this are by using Solfeggio frequencies, isochronic and binaural tones. You may be well aware of these already, but if you are not, you HAVE to give them a try. I recently added these “sound therapies” to my daily routine and I am amazed at the change I have experienced in my over-all state of mind and well-being. Even more amazing, is the fact that I “felt” a positive change in only a matter of minutes. I had to find out just how and why these sounds do what they do and share my findings with others

The Law of Vibration

This law of nature states that everything moves, everything vibrates, and nothing rests. These vibrations may be lower (slower vibration) or higher (faster vibrations). These vibrational energy levels are known as “frequencies” and are measured in Hertz (Hz). A Hertz is equal to ONE vibrational cycle per second.

I won’t go too deep into a physics lessons here, but it’s interesting to note that Dr. Colin W.F. McClare (Bio-Physicist), discovered thatfrequencies of vibrating energy are roughly 100 times more efficient in relaying information within a biological system than physical signals, such as hormones, neurotransmitters and other growth factors (Lipton 2008). That would explain how different frequencies can impact our moods and emotions and the moods and emotions of those around us. It is believed that feeling of sadness, anger, fear, and dread for example have a low frequency while feelings, of love, happiness, gratitude, etc. have a high frequency.

Solfeggio Frequencies

Everyone today can easily recognize the 7 note scale assigned to the syllables Do-Re-Mi-Fa-So-La-Ti, but the ancient version was a 6 note scale assigned to the ascending syllables Ut-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol-La. This is the ancient Solfeggio Scale. This ancient 6 note scale was created by Benedictine monk, Guido d’Arezzo (991 AD – 1050 AD). The scale was used as a teaching tool to help others learn chants and songs easier.Each tone in the scale produces a specific frequency; these frequencies have been discovered to have very specific impacts on the body.

According to information gathered from Attuned Vibrations:

UT- 396 Hz = turning grief into joy, liberating guilt & fear: searches out hidden blockages, subconscious negative beliefs, and ideas that have led to your present situations.

RE- 417 Hz = undoing situations and facilitating change: puts you in touch with an inexhaustible source of energy that allows you to change your life.

MI- 528 Hz = transformation and miracles (DNA repair): increased amount of life energy, clarity of mind, awareness, awakened or activated creativity, ecstatic states like deep inner peace, dance and celebration. Also, activates your imagination, intention and intuition to operate for your highest and best purpose.

FA- 639 Hz = re-connecting and balancing, relationships: enhances communication, understanding, tolerance and love.

Sol- 741 Hz = solving problems, expressions/solutions: leads to a healthier, simpler life, and also to changes in diet. Also, leads you into the power of self-expression, which results in a pure and stable life.

LA- 852 Hz = awakening intuition, returning to spiritual order: ability to see through the illusions of your life, such as hidden agendas of people, places and things. Opens a person up for communication with the all-embracing Spirit and raises awareness and lets you return to spiritual order. In addition to the original 6 above, 3 other tones have been shown to have healing properties. Together the 9 make up the, Solfeggio frequencies.

SI- 963 Hz = awakens any system to its original, perfect state: enables direct experience, the return to Oneness.

174 Hz = natural anesthetic: reduce pain physically and energetically.

285 Hz = helps return tissue into its original form: influences energy fields, sending them a message to restructure damaged organs. It also leaves your body rejuvenated and energized.

Isochronic & Binaural Tones

Referred to as “brainwave entrainment,” these tones and beats are distinctive sound pulses that are often combined with soothing sounds or music. They have a direct impact on your brain activity changing the frequency of your brainwaves, so you can train your brain to enter various mental states and levels of consciousness. These states are similar to what the brain experiences during meditation and can have similar benefits on the body. The magic of isochronic and binaural beats/tones is that they target and work on various brainwave frequencies to achieve various impacts on the body.

Beta brain waves – 12 Hz to 30 Hz = help regulate and stabilize your normal waking awareness. Entrainment of your beta waves may also be used to increase your ability to concentrate and may even improve your IQ.

Alpha brain waves – 8 Hz to 12 Hz = states of relaxation, enhances creativity, mental clarity, and the brain is more receptive to information. Alpha is great for stress relief and relaxation.

Theta brain waves – 4 Hz to 7 Hz = state of deep meditation/relaxation: improved concentration, major reductions in stress and improved memory retention. Blood pressure, breathing and heart rate will all slow to a much more restful and healthy level that promotes natural healing.

Delta brain waves – 0.1 Hz to 4 Hz = deepest state of complete relaxation: dreamless, completely unconscious sleep state that allows your body and brain to rest and repair. This is the most effective way to encourage your mind to release itself from an overactive waking state and enter into a sleep state.

Binaural tones play slightly different frequencies in each ear so headphones are a must for them to work! With isochronic tones, the ears receive the same simple pulse of sound, so headphones aren’t required, but they can enhance the experience.

The brain needs about 7 full minutes for these tones to start to work, but to get and feel the benefits; at least 15-30 minutes are recommended. With these tones it is wise to note that you should only listen to them when you have time to relax or meditate. Do not listen while driving a car or operating machinery. Certain people, those that are affected by seizures or other similar health conditions, shouldn’t listen to these tones.

These sound therapies can be an excellent tool for those who are beginning meditation practices or by anyone who wants to add to their daily well-being rituals. No matter what your goal is, the above are great ways to relax and improve your mood fast! Be well!

Sources:

www.learning-mind.com

The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles. Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., Hay House, 2008

attunedvibrations.com

www.the-guided-meditation-site.com

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11 Signs You???re An Old Soul

“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?” ~ Satchel Paige

There is a special type of person in our world who finds themselves alone and isolated, often times even since birth.

The sometimes lonely experience from this person isn’t because of any sort of antisocial behavior. It has more to do with being different. This person feels old and often acts more mature than the typical person. They often stand out in their behavior and live more outside the box when it comes to the rules of society.

Because of this the old soul often finds themselves a bit alone or with only a few close friends. Younger souls will flock to this soul because they can almost sense the depth of experience within them.

Have you ever met someone who you would speak to for wisdom? Have people come to you before seeking guidance?

The “Old Soul”

Many famous and wise people have been called old souls. For example Alan Watts, Eckhart Tolle and even Nikola Tesla have been called them. Perhaps you have been too? Their vast wisdom an unquenchable thirst for growth and discovery are key attributes that they bring to humanity.

If you believe you are an old soul but are not yet sure check out the list below to see.

11 Signs You’re An Old Soul

imgres #1 You tend to be a bit of a Loner.

Because older souls are wise beyond their years they often find that they do not fit within their typical crowd of peers. In fact they often make friends with people much older than they are. When an old soul cannot find wisdom from other people they tend to go off on their own and search out their own path of self discovery.

#2 You love knowledge, wisdom and truth.

old-soul-wisdomGrowth and experience are powerful tools that you use in your studies. Learning and understanding truth is one of the things that excites you the most.

Ignorance isn’t bliss and that is why the older soul continually seeks out new ideas, philosophies and adventures.

The older soul isn’t interested in the latest media scandal or the drama on the TV.

#3 You’re spiritually inclined.

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The older soul has a deeper and more natural connection with the world around them.

Although they may not be religious they connect better with nature and have a grand respect for mother earth.

Wisdom has taught them that we need to have a healthy planet, body, mind and soul in order to thrive as a species and they seek things that will continuously improve their lives and the lives of those around them.

#4 You understand the Deep Connections of Life.

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Old souls can be seen withdrawn at times, almost burdened down with the stress of the world around them. Working hard in their minds to solve the issues of the world is a normal thought pattern for these people. Wanting to help others and understanding how we are all connected is another key attribute of the old soul.

#5 You’re Thankful.

images-1Because you understand how everything around you is connect you are very grateful when someone goes out of their way for you. You are grateful to the earth for providing a beautiful world for you to live. The sunset is a gift from the sky to brighten your life and you are grateful for it.

You recognize that people dont have to be kind and so you go out of your way to be kind to others.

#6 You see the bigger picture.

9 Signs Youre An Old Soul

Old souls understand the big picture. They can see what they are creating with their lives years in advance and strive to live beautifully.

Their life path is a bit different than most. They see in a creative big picture way and notice more opportunities for success.

They don’t break down as hard when things go wrong because they understand that life is guiding them in a new direction.

#7 You aren’t Materialistic.

Fame, titles, status, and popularity don’t phase you. You don’t care to wear the most stylish fashions or own the newest smart phone. Quality over quantity and buying something for the best value is your core motivation when in comes to physical objects.

Competing with the neighbors is also not a priority for your life. Having nice things kept in good working condition are more important that impressing anyone to the old soul.

#8 You were a strange, socially maladaptive kid.

9 Signs Youre An Old Soul

Sometimes old souls had a hard time fitting in when they were younger. They were a bit of a loner in school.

Sometimes they were seen as the ‘black sheep’ of the family. And even at times they were out right rebellious.

The old soul sometimes feels older than their parents and has to be patient with them while they learn how to express their feelings.

Old souls sometimes have a hard time with the structure of traditional school and hierarchies of authority.

#9 You just “feel” old.

Somewhere deep inside you just feel old. You have that strange feeling like you have done this before and it isn’t that scary to you.

It is easy to become frustrated with drama immaturity and younger souls. It takes a lot of patience and understanding to work with the typical person. You have had to learn that you are a constant teacher and must always show the way with your actions and life choices.

Sometimes people, regardless of age, can seem ‘young at heart’. Inversely others have been known to be ‘Old at heart’ no matter their age.

#10 You trust your Gut

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When life gets crazy, and it does, you have learned to trust in your intuition. It isn’t always easy to follow what you feel inside but you have found that you get the best results when you do.

Making decisions and having them end up to be the best choice for you or others comes easier to you.

#11 You are good at Listening

imagesWhen other younger souls seem to drown on and on you are the one who sits back and absorbs all of the data. Listening is where you do the most learning and since you enjoy learning it comes easy.

People are often impressed with your ability to calmly listen and enjoy talking to you when they are having a hard time.

Have you been called an old soul before? I would love to hear about it in the comments below!

Thank you for reading,

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???Consciousness Creates Reality??

“Consciousness creates reality,” a statement that has gained a lot of attention across various alternative media outlets around the world. Make no mistake, consciousness has been (for quite some time) studied by numerous scientists, especially in its relation to quantum physics and how it might be correlated with the nature of our reality.

What is consciousness? Consciousness includes a number of things. It’s how we perceive our world, our thoughts, being aware, our intentions and more.

“Looking for consciousness in the brain is like looking in the radio for the announcer.” – Nasseim Haramein, director of research for the Resonance Project

“I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulating consciousness.” – Max Planck, theoretical physicist who originated quantum theory, which won him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918

“It was not possible to formulate the laws of quantum mechanics in a fully consistent way without reference to consciousness.” Eugene Wigner, theoretical physicist and mathematician. He received a share of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1963

The statement that “consciousness creates reality” comes with a number of different questions. Does this mean we as individuals (and on a collective level as one human race) can shape and create whatever reality we’d like for ourselves? Does it mean we can manifest a certain lifestyle, and attract certain experiences? Does it happen instantly? Does it take time? How do we do it?

Although we might not be able to answer these questions with absolute scientific certainty, we do know that yes, a correlation between consciousness and our physical material world does indeed exist in some way, shape or form. The extent of that correlation (again from a modern day scientific point of view) is still not well understood, but we know of the correlation, and we know it must have some sort of significance.

“A fundamental conclusion of the new physics also acknowledges that the observer creates the reality. As observers, we are personally involved with the creation of our own reality. Physicists are being forced to admit that the universe is a “mental” construction. Pioneering physicist Sir James Jeans wrote: “The stream of knowledge is heading toward a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine. Mind no longer appears to be an accidental intruder into the realm of matter, we ought rather hail it as the creator and governor of the realm of matter. Get over it, and accept the inarguable conclusion. The universe is immaterial-mental and spiritual.” – R.C. Henry, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University , “The Mental Universe” ; Nature 436:29,2005) (source)

The Science Behind The Statement “Consciousness Creates Reality”

The quantum double slit experiment is a very popular experiment used to examine how consciousness and our physical material world are intertwined. It is a great example that documents how factors associated with consciousness and our physical material world are connected in some way.

One potential revelation of this experience is that “the observer creates the reality.” A paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Physics Essays by Dean Radin, PhD, explains how this experiment has been used multiple times to explore the role of consciousness in shaping the nature of physical reality. (source)

In this experiment, a double-slit optical system was used to test the possible role of consciousness in the collapse of the quantum wave-function. The ratio of the interference pattern’s double slit spectral power to its single slit spectral power was predicted to decrease when attention was focused toward the double slit as compared to away from it. The study found that factors associated with consciousness “significantly” correlated in predicted ways with perturbations in the double slit interference pattern. (source)

“Observation not only disturbs what has to be measured, they produce it. We compel the electron to assume a definite position. We ourselves produce the results of the measurement.” (source)

Although this is one of the most popular experiments used to posit the connection between consciousness and physical reality, there are several other studies that clearly show that consciousness, or factors that are associated with consciousness are directly correlated with our reality in some way. A number of experiments in the field of parapsychology have also demonstrated this.

Sure, we might not understand the extent of this connection, and in most cases scientists can’t even explain it. However they are, and have been observed time and time again.

Deception on the Spiritual Path

It’s so easy to create illusionary realities on the path. Subtle essences of ego know how the soul is likely to act in particular circumstances. We’ve ‘seen’ what ‘Enlightenment’ looks like and a part of the soul might want to copy that. It’s kind of like an echo of the real thing. These are the shadow identities that can be so deceptive. We’re in a place of bliss perhaps, but is that where the soul is meant to be? It’s not helped by the persistence of an “Opposing Consciousness” in the field, a purposeful energy with an underlying agenda to limit mankind’s evolution. But if we can be honest with ourselves, there’ll be an unease with any false dawns. We’ll find the true light…

The danger of identity

For some its hard to imagine I know, that in the ‘Matrix’ field all around us, there are deceptive energies that are collectively called an Opposing Consciousness. When you expand into the fourth dimension, if you truly question the nature of what you find, then you’re bound to experience it. It’s a formless energy with many guises that can slip into the psyche of the unaware.

It’s purpose is to create fixed eddy currents of limiting behaviour, attachments that generate filters: such as thoughts, feelings and emotions, that play through our field, which we then create realities around. Often these deceptions – like false love and light – feel so close to the truth, we’re happy to dwell in them. What happens is they create a polarity in your field, through which you bleed energy.

It is this which helps perpetuate the Matrix in which we live.

The soul doesn’t need fixed identities – especially spiritual ones. It is boundless, unlimited, it will happily explore the density of a heavy place just as a light one. It’s purpose is spiritual growth through ever expanding personal integrity of knowing – knowing the truth of reality as experienced through your being.

The Matrix – a complex weave of frequencies

In society we’ve become so used to the ‘Matrix’. It’s a word that’s glibly cast around and mostly referring to an intellect-based, subconscious collection of human generated thought forms that the one percent use to control society. But actually it goes much deeper than that. It is a complex weave of vibrational frequencies sustained from the fourth density. It’s like white noise, that we’ve become so accustomed to, it’s slipped in sureptitiously and now sits silently in our subconscious.

There are two key frequencies that it ‘plays': one some call ‘false love and light’ and the other, I call ‘the raptor consciousness’. The first is a frequency which effectively draws the higher soul out of the bodymind. If you’re in that aspect of the soul, it will feel like bliss – probably something you’ve heard good things about and want to stay in. Yet it prevents the higher soul from integrating down into the bodymind. We become spaced out and ungrounded, not really fully ‘here’. I’ve seen it happen to spiritual seekers who’ve experienced at least a partial kundalini activation; they’re now ‘up in the clouds’ struggling to embody again.

The ‘raptor consciousness’ is all about consumption. It’s a dense frequency that revels in the physical nature of life. Of course there is nothing at all wrong with enjoying the pleasure of materiality: sumptuous food, loving sexual intercourse, the joy of being in a physical body, yet it’s so easy to become attached to these things, to become engrossed in them until the lower soul is distorted and ‘owned’ by them. It’s seems like additives in our food, pornography, and excessive attention to glamour are purposefully propagated to accentuate these behaviours. They desensitise us to the higher soul, separating us from our ultimate destiny. It is particularly these frequencies which we need to watch for, uncover and unwind.

Hidden Agendas

In my perception, these frequencies are part of a complex deception by the Opposing Consciousness to lead humanity astray from alignment with the divine design for our reality and our planet. They’re the truly hidden agendas, ones that go even deeper than most of the surface level conspiracy theories.

They’re propagated surreptitiously through thought implantation and stimulation of emotion.

Here’s just a few of them:

False love and light: we’ve perceived that its unevolved to judge. So now there’s an acceptance of anything goes. We may have accessed the softness of the higher soul and attached to that. We’re now less able to integrate within the body and influence the physicality of life in alignment with the divine.

The Raptor Consciousness: is about reveling in the false sense of abundance of materiality. ‘Intentionally Manifesting’ falls into this particular trap. It may feel like everything’s clicking into place in a material sense, but is it because we’re subtlety aligning with the matrix of excessive consumption and exploitation of natural resources? If spiritual success comes quickly, it’s often a false dawn.

The eco-friendly bandwagon: it’s entirely natural to want to apply greener and more environmentally conscious ways to live. Yet so often, it’s still about how we can shape a more sustainable future for mankind (and the entities we’re hosting). Instead of aligning with the greater good of all sentient life on planet Earth. There’s still the falsehood of wanting to control environments, rather than trusting Gaia to do what she does best.

“Free Energy”: nothing is free! Every cause has an effect. Even if we magic energy from the Zero Point Field, we have to create the machines to do it and then widespread tools and gadgets to benefit from them. These all require resources of which Gaia has a finite capacity. It risks another false dawn, falling into the camp of continued earth exploitation, rather than needing less, and discovering that less is more.

The technology solution: to me, there is a very clear Opposing Consciousness agenda to accelerate the technology race to take humanity out into space, especially as the earth’s surface becomes increasingly exploited. Or else to find cleaner ways of exploiting more. I do believe we can benefit from improved technology, but certainly not at the expense of planetary harmony with all life, nor our own destiny of self realisation. Technology has so often become a tool to distract and divert.

Spiritual possession: as unpleasant as it may sound, I’ve observed an accelerating agenda to tempt souls out of their body through false Ascension techniques and then trapping them in a false bubble within the fourth density. Opposing Consciousness then effectively possesses the largely vacant being. You witness it as an aloofness or vacancy in the eyes. You feel it as a density in their lower field.

Having hosted many spiritual workshops, time and again I’ve witnessed these underlying agendas ‘hiding’ within apparent truth. I recall one such experience…

We were sitting in a highly energetic meditational space, working to infuse and embody higher soul. But clearly there was misunderstanding. We were not looking to bring light in from elsewhere, only from within our own field. Suddenly, Trinity and myself experienced higher dimensional apparitions appear, in the form of recognisable “Ascended Masters” that one of the group had been tuning into. They filled the space with the blissful sense of love and light. At first I was almost taken in by it, so alluring was the energy. But a warning light in my own inner guidance flickered. Tuning into other members of the group, I could feel a number of souls being drawn upwards, unable then to integrate higher beingness in their own bodies. We felt it simultaneously and energetically insisted they leave. It was then much easier for people to ground and infuse higher soul.

What makes us susceptible?

Lack of self honesty: this is born out of attachment to the need for an outcome (like to be successful or accepted). We can hear the quiet voice, but deny or ignore it.

Spiritual glamour: apparently we’ve processed out much of the ego. Yet an imposter of the soul hides behind the mask of ‘expressing joy and uniqueness’, ‘helping lots of people’, ‘healing the planet’ or ‘spreading love and light’. But is it truly selfless?

Lack of trust: not trusting in the flow of the universe and how cosmic consciousness unravels disharmony or injustice. So there’s still a latent desire to try to ‘take things into our own hands’ rather than aligning with this cosmic unraveling.

Hidden desires: there’s an authentic soulful yearning to fulfill divine service. But so often, ‘imposters of the soul’ hide within these desires, because we’re not fully satisfied with the void of emptiness – the abode of the absolute.

Insensitivity: especially in internet social networks, the spiritual journey risks becoming more an intellectual exchange of ideas – ‘research’ – rather than deep realisations. There’s a looking for surface level satisfaction rather than the persistence of going deeper.

Lack of patience: the universe takes its time to unfold in its fullness. But society has conditioned humanity to quick and expedient fixes. Ever greater depths of patience help the soul to fully embody, which then shapes reality authentically.

How might we overcome Spiritual Deception?

Become the Void: first and foremost is to explore one’s own being ever deeper until you touch the Void of infinite potential. When you find peace and contentment just the way things are, without need of change, then you become less susceptible to the glamour of a quick fix.

Test the soul: keep aligning with, attuning to, and testing the soul in every single moment. How does your soul speak to you? How do you recognise its vibration? But always keep testing this alignment against the question “is there a deep sense of ‘rightness’ with this behaviour or action?”

Tune into synchronicity: synchronicity is the objective mother tongue of the universe. If we accept totally that we are the creators of our own reality, then the mirror we manifest will surely tell us if we’re going astray – if what we create causes inner tightness and subtle contraction.

Watch for repetitive patterns: if we’re running a distortion (a conditioned behaviour), but we’re being profoundly honest with ourselves, then patterns of conditioned behaviours will manifest themselves. By the Law of Attraction we’ll draw appropriate situations and circumstances to confront our limitations. Openly embrace these gifts.

Seek to move beyond self judgment: we all make mistakes! None of us are perfect (at least not in an evolving being sense). So if we see that we’ve been caught in some kind of deception, self forgiveness and acceptance is key to mastering it.

The walls of the Matrix are Fragmenting

Fortunately, a growing number of evolving people are beginning to test the illusions, including the spiritual ones, that the Opposing Consciousness has helped us create. Energetically we’ve been working behind the scenes sending out vibrations that question the legitimacy of the system. To me, it’s this that caused the credit crunch for example in 2008; it’s this that’s challenging and fracturing the inequity and injustice we see all around us. When people challenge the deception within their own being, it’s then that they send the Opposing Consciousness packing.

The matrix we live in is so much more than a collation of humanity’s mental control and manipulation dramas. It’s been purposefully created as entwined vibrational frequencies to limit and suppress. Well now I can literally feel that fourth density web unraveling and beginning to break apart.

As above so below: thus we can rightly expect to see the unraveling effect here in the 3D. And I do believe we are seeing the early signs: growing financial instability; ever more people challenging the unseen powers; accelerating spiritual liberation. But this is only the beginning, we must keep on pushing through, being absolutely honest within the Core of our own Being.

Then surely, one day, the deceptive walls of this unjust Jericho will topple!

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Who Thinks Your Thoughts?

The notion that how we feel is merely caused by events around us or directly involving us, is a scourge of our modern times. To believe that the external world and its perceived relationship to us is the major determinative factor in how we feel (“I can’t believe he/she said that to me—that’s so outrageous!”) is disempowering and self-destructive.

We impose our “shoulds” on what we perceive as “the world out there”, and then when it fails to live up to our arbitrary and abstract standards, we pout, mope, grumble and complain that it “should” have been different. Rather than tweaking our perception, we demand that the thing we perceive should tweak itself! When people fail to conform to our whimsy, we often then fall into yet another error avoided by the mindful: we replay upsetting events (events that we perceived as upsetting) and our emotional response/s to them in our heads over and over, further upsetting ourselves!

Many people like to imagine how they would have responded differently to an unpleasant scenario: perhaps some pithy and scathing repartee to put the aggressor in their place, or some supremely composed nonchalance in the face of adversity. But these mental rehashings and rehearsals have several negative effects, including: further encouraging sloppy, undisciplined and counterproductive thinking; distracting us from the present, wasting our time and energy; and the internally generated fight-or-flight stress response needlessly releases more cortisol into our blood, aging us even faster and suppressing our immune systems)—even though the moment has passed.

This function of our “time-binding semantic circuit” (as Tim Leary and Robert Anton Wilson have referred to it) makes us unique among the creatures on this planet. Only we humans choose to torture ourselves by replaying imaginary scenarios from the past that are unrelated to the present moment! We are unique among the creatures on this planet in our ability to squander the gift of the present moment by our thoughts of the past.

The remedy?

Firstly, we need to drop our “shoulds” in the moment and adopt a more “go with the flow” mindset wherein we acknowledge the infinite diversity of the multiverse and accept that there will always be things that crop up along the way that we won’t necessarily be overjoyed about. Believe that that is okay (and that it may ultimately be in your best interests!), and, as Niebuhr said, try to cultivate the serenity to accept the things you cannot change.

Next, we need to learn not to RE-act unconsciously to stimuli, rehashing our established habitual response to some perceived stressor. (“I can’t believe you’re doing this to me again!”) Instead, we need to develop a modicum of detachment and learn to observe what is occurring without identifying with it. That goes for both external processes and internal thought processes.

People forget that no matter what happens, there is always a multitude of angles to view it from, all of them complimentary. Too easily do we adopt the idea that our personal viewing angle trumps any other: “How I see it is right. I am completely objective. THEY are wrong.” It can be an extremely useful and healing exercise to step into another party’s shoes and try to humble oneself enough to see things from their perspective.

If it’s too late for you to try multi-angle viewing in the moment because you’ve already gotten swept away on a wave of emotion, all is not lost. You can still step back from your own thoughts and feelings: they are not you. Any thought or feeling you can observe (which is all of them) must be something other than yourself, something less than the totality of who and what you are.

Your thoughts and feelings come and go, they are transient, and yet through them all, you remain. Observe an emotional response, resist the temptation to fight it, and allow it to pass without judging yourself for having the feeling. Feelings are only human, but as the observer, you are uncoloured, untainted consciousness.

Before we ever thought or felt, we were simply consciousness being. We can be that consciousness and train ourselves out of unconscious identification with our transient thoughts and feelings. You have feelings (and beliefs and thoughts), but they are not what you are. As Stephen Wolinsky notes in Quantum Consciousness, if a part of you can observe your feelings of sadness, then you must be more than merely the sadness itself. Observe it, don’t identify with it: it isn’t you. Thus, we learn to become the master, and emotion the servant.

Given the realisation that you have a choice between neutrality, humour, offence, sadness, pain, anger, or even joy, in virtually any given circumstance, “Surely,” you might reason, “only a masochist would consciously choose anything other than enjoyable psychological assessments of and responses to events, or at the very least, relatively peaceful or neutral ones.” But we habitually and unconsciously choose anything but peace, neutrality or joy. Through effort, we can cultivate the mindfulness that allows us to recognise (“know again”) in the moment that we are the ones who choose our thoughts and feelings, no one else.

An amusing example of choosing a pleasant observer-created reality over a relatively unpleasant one that comes to mind regards the beloved Scottish comedian Billy Connelly. During a visit to America, Connelly was walking down a city footpath during a major traffic standstill, wherein a bus found itself stuck in the middle of an intersection, unable to move out of the way. One irate motorist who couldn’t quite cope with the “injustice” of the situation got out of his car, walked up to the bus and actually swore at the hapless passengers! Observing this as he passed by, Connelly burst into laughter at the man’s completely irrational paroxysm (as if the passengers on the bus were somehow responsible for its position on the road!).

Now, Connelly could just as easily have shaken his head, got on his “high horse” and bemoaned the inappropriate nature of the man’s uncivilized and anti-social behaviour, but he didn’t do that. Instead, he immediately recognised the absurdity of swearing at the ill-fated passengers on the bus (who were also stuck in the traffic jam and being similarly delayed) and found the humour in the man’s aggro.

The absence of “shoulds” meant that Connelly’s observer-created reality was one in which humour was readily to be found; not so for the raging motorist, blinded and overwhelmed by his frustration. Almost any number of interpretations could have been made besides this one, but Connelly instinctively went with one that was not self-destructive and did not cause himself mental anguish or a foul mood—au contraire: laughter is good for the soul, our disposition, and the human immune system!

What will be the next choice you make in experiencing your subjective observer-created reality? If finding the lighter side of adversity comes to you with as much difficulty as it did for the unfortunate road-rager who provided Connelly with his street-side entertainment, then try to cultivate the habit of observing, and then observing yourself observing. You’ll be amazed at the number of cognitive options you see at your disposal that would go completely unnoticed if you were identifying with your perceptions, beliefs, and judgements, and the feelings flowing from them.

No identification, no suffering. From an “observer space” you can consciously choose what to think and feel—you have options. Identification, on the other hand, leads to transient reactive emotion (often pain). In observer mode, you might see that no one does anything “wrong” according to the world view they have constructed (as Neale Donald Walsh explains lucidly in Conversations With God).

In identification mode, you can be upset and offended and will judge and label instead of observing. This often leads to festering resentment, and the aforementioned mental replays of an upsetting incident ad nauseum, thus allowing the “culprit” to live rent-free in your mind (“I’m not going to let them get away with that!”). But once a troubling or challenging event has passed, if there are still lingering thoughts and replays running in my mind, I find it a useful strategy to get honest with myself and ask: “Who is thinking my thoughts? Who creates my emotions?” Obviously, the answer is me, so therefore it is I who is now causing myself the grief — what a masochist! Knowing this, I can acknowledge that I and I alone, get to choose what I believe and think, and therefore how I feel. Observing that is a powerful thing!

A call to evolution:

Disidentify — know there is a difference between having thoughts and feelings and being them.

Replace your “shoulds” with preferences — and your preferences with flexibility and openness.

Habitually observe your train of thought to identify and weed out self-defeating patterns.

As the observer of your emotions, consider that you must be something more than them.

As a more detached “observer awareness” develops, notice that you have the power to choose both intellectual and emotional responses to situations — rather than simply re-acting habitually.

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13 Lies Your Inner Critic Tells You + How To Stop Believing Them

Many of us grew up with parents, caregivers, siblings, teachers and/or religious leaders who told us lies about ourselves, about others and about God. They might have told us (or implied) ideas like these:

 

You are born in sin.

You're stupid, irresponsible and not good enough.

You don't deserve love.

If you fail, you are a failure.

Others are always better than you.

You have to be perfect to be loved.

God is judgmental and punishing.

Feeling good about yourself is called pride, and it's a sin.

If you take care of yourself, you are selfish.

Your job is to please others.

Others know better what's right for you.

Feelings are a sign of weakness.

I could go on and on. The reason these "lies" are so insidious much of the time is because they are embedded in the way we are raised. Your parents (or others) may not have explicitly told you, "You are a failure." But that doesn't mean that you didn't pick up on that (or other destructive messages) in more subtle ways.

 

Because of the power of habit and repetition (how they make us settle into a comfortable routine, even when it's destructive or untrue), many of us have been programmed to believe lies like these.

 

So challenge your inner critic in order to get to know it a little better. When you have a destructive thought, ask yourself, Whose voice am I hearing in my mind? Take a moment right now and see if you can tune into where you got some of your false beliefs about yourself. If you grew up with your parents, then it might be the parent with whom you had more conflicts. Or it might be a competitive sibling. One of the greatest challenges in life many of us face is learning to tune out our greatest critic's voice in our minds.

 

In my experience, the greatest challenge has been to quiet my mother's critical voice that used to take over my thoughts entirely. Put bluntly, my mother was an angry narcissist. As an only child, I got the full brunt of her anger issues and judgmental energy.

 

I was plagued for many years with the weight of my mother's criticism in my head. No, I wasn't hearing her actual voice, but my own negative judgments and addiction to worry were issues I internalized as a result of her constant judgments. Needless to say, it was a tremendous relief when I finally learned how to silence her critical voice in my mind.

 

Part of the challenge is that many of us don't even realize that self-doubt is largely the by-product of having endured the criticism of another person so early in our development. So get radically honest with yourself. Are you aware of how much that inner critic pokes at you, yammers away at you, judges you or scares you? Awareness is the first step.

 

Many of my clients are not aware of the persistence of this voice that is programmed into their lower brain. This voice is the ego, the wounded aspect of the self. Even if you aren't aware of this voice, or call it something different, recognize that it's having a hugely negative effect on your life. (Actually, it's likely having even greater negative effects if you aren't aware of it).

 

This voice is our shadow side, and in order to evolve emotionally and spiritually we need to become aware of it and work toward moving out from under its influence. This negative, critical, judgmental, lying voice keeps us from walking in the light.

 

What is the light, anyway? We walk in the light when we operate from a higher part of our brain — the part of our brain that has access to Truth. This Truth comes through us from our higher self. And the truth about who we are and about who or what Spirit is, is not something we can know from our limited mind.

 

We need to be open to learning with our higher self to access Truth. And in order to learn in this way, we need to unlearn the lies we were programmed to believe early on in our lives:

 

Rather than being born in sin, you are a spark of the Divine — a spark of the love that is God.

Rather than being bad, dumb, stupid or not good enough, your Divine essence is a child of God.

Each living being — including you — is worthy and deserving of love.

Mistakes and failure only indicate that there is more to learn.

Each of us has our individual gifts and talents.

No one's essence is better than anyone else's.

Love is unconditional and never demands perfection.

God is a source of unconditional love.

There are no conditions under which that love doesn't exist for all of us.

Like any loving parent, our Creator supports our joy and the full manifestation of our gifts.

Feeling good about yourself is essential for being able to love others.

Taking care of yourself is part of being a responsible person and will allow you to share love with others.

Your intuition knows best.

Being willing to feel your feelings deeply is a sign of strength.

When you heal the false beliefs that are limiting you, you will begin to walk in the light.

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OUR Thoughts and Effects on water

By Steven Bancarz| Your thoughts are powerful. They aren’t just neurochemical processes contained in your skull. They have a direct, measurable influence over the outside world. We have seen consciousness effect the behaviour of quantum objects, the behaviour of other people, and even the behaviour of electrical currents. We are taught by society that as long as we keep our thoughts inside and don’t act out, that we aren’t harming anyone. This is ignorant of the fact that you have an energy field, your heart has an electromagnetic field, and that your consciousness is connected to all things in existence.

A famous study by Dr. Masura Emoto demonstrates that the energy of our thoughts has a direct effect on the geometric structure of water molecules within ice crystal formations. Our minds can literally influence the geometry if ice crystals while they are in the process of forming. Everybody talks about Dr. Emotos wonderful work, but not much attention is given studies published in peer-reviewed journals that have replicated the experiment.

An experiment was done at the Institute of Noetic Sciences titled “Double-Blind Test of the Effects of Distant Intention on Water Crystal Formation”. The hypothesis that water “treated” with intention can affect ice crystals got serious attention from the scientific community from the results of this experiment when the water was pilot tested under double-blind conditions.

A group of approximately 2,000 people in Tokyo focused positive intentions toward water samples located inside an electromagnetically shielded room in California. That group was unaware of similar water samples set aside in a different location as controls. Ice crystals formed in both sets of water samples, yet only certain kinds of formations were present within the water they were concentrating on. That group was unaware of similar water samples set aside in a different location as controls.

What happened?

Ice crystals formed from both sets of water samples were blindly identified and photographed by an analyst, and the resulting images were blindly assessed for aesthetic appeal by 100 independent judges. In conclusion, the present pilot results are consistent with a number of previous studies suggesting that intention may be able to influence the structure of water. The water that was sent intention produced significant formations, whereas the control water did not have produce any significant formations.

Here is a photo of the effects direct states of conscious intention had on the structure of water:

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Consciousness has measurable effects on the geometric structure of water crystals. What does this tell us about the nature of consciousness? Is it possible that water is comprised of the same underlying “thing” as our thoughts are? 60% of the entire human body is water, while 70% of the brain is water. What can these thoughts do to our health?

It is not just Dr. Masuru Emoto who has done this study. As mentioned, it was repeated by Dr. Dean Radin of the Noetic Institute, and his results were published in the peer-reviewed journal Explore:

” Ice crystals formed from both sets of water samples were blindly identified and photographed by an analyst, and the resulting images were blindly assessed for aesthetic appeal by 100 independent judges. Results indicated that crystals from the treated water were given higher scores for aesthetic appeal than those from the control water (P = .001, one-tailed), lending support to the hypothesis”, concluded the team lead by Dr. Radin.

Take care of your thoughts. They have a powerful influence over not only your life, but also the physical world around you. Here is an amazing video on water by my friend Jordan at Spirit Science:

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7 Meditation & Mindfulness Practices for a Busy Life

How can we possibly find time to meditate or practice mindfulness in our busy lives? Among all the chaos it is hard to keep up with life let alone find time to meditate and practice ‘being in the now.’

Well, we have found 7 ways to make this practice part of your everyday life without changing around your schedule!

1. In the Shower

meditation-shower-bath-waterfall Whenever you take a bath or a shower use this time to cleanse your energy. Take some deep breaths and visualise the water washing all of the stress and negative energy away. This can be a powerful technique for balancing your chakras and feeling great. Practice slowing down your breathing and feel the amazing power of the water.

If you have seen our spirit science video on water maybe you can also practice sending love energy to the water or put healing crystals near the faucet so that the water coming through your house is cleaned energetically too.

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2. Tea & Drinks

If you drink any sort of herbal or natural beverage try slowing down. Take the time to savor the many smells and flavors of the drink. Take the time to breathe slowly, reflect, meditate and really be aware of that moment in your life. Visualise the healing that comes when you fill your body with good healthy fluids.

3. Eating with Awareness

Each little flavor, color and smell is a whole new adventure. Slow down and see if you can identify all of the ingredients. Observe the impulse to eat specific foods and the impulse to eat fast. Slow down your mind and ask yourself why you feel those things.

Imagine the healing effects that your food will have on your body. Are you giving your body what it needs to feel whole, stay healthy and thrive? Observe the taking in of energy. This food is the basics that feed your body, mind and soul.

4. Waiting in Line

Waiting anywhere can be a great place to begin meditating. Slow everything down in your mind. Observe the people or objects around you. Take in the beauty and observe your feelings.

If you are safe to do so, close your eyes half way and take a deep breathe. Go inside yourself mentally and focus on your breathing. Observe the amazing chemical exchange going on inside your lungs with each breath. Oxygen to carbon dioxide over and over.

5. While Walking

walking-in-fallWalking can be a similar meditation to waiting in line. It can also be a good tool for people who struggle to sit still. When your body is distracted with the movement of walking, get your breathing in a good rhythm with your feet and clear your mind.

Recognise that everything in your path is there for a reason. If they weren’t supposed to be there they would have come earlier or left later. Those people are there in that moment on purpose. Take the time to smile, send loving energy to others and even strike up a conversation with someone.

6. Stretching or Exercising

stretch-at-officeIf you have a Yoga, Stretching or Exercising practice every day this is the perfect time to meditate. Let your body do its thing while you practice your deep breathing, slowing down your mind and observing the world around you.

If you don’t have a regular practice take some time to at least stretch each day. You can do this while waiting for your morning coffee to brew, while waiting for your ride to come for work or while watching a movie at home. There are many times where we can stretch and keep our body loose and receptive while also practicing meditation.

7. Before Sleeping & Help Sleeping

Each night before bed, take a few minutes to take some deep breaths and clear your mind. This is a good time for a quick meditation about your day and your plans for life. Look at all of the patterns from your day and ask yourself what they mean on a big scale in your life. If you aren’t ready to go to sleep keep your eyes cracked open just a little so that you do not drift off.

When you are ready to sleep you can also use the relaxation techniques from meditation to help you rest easier. If you are anything like me you might have troubles sleeping because you are over analysing your day and stressing about tomorrow.

What I typically end up doing is bringing my attention to only the things inside my room. If my thoughts are about people, places or events happening outside of my room in that present moment then I tell myself that they don’t exist in this moment.

If that doesn’t calm my mind enough I will go one step further and go into my heart chakra space, deep inside and make the sound of my heart & breathing the only thing in existence. After that I am able to drift off and sleep deeply.

What are some of your tricks for finding time to meditate & be mindful? Let us know in the comments!

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7 Differences Between Religion and Spirituality

If we move past this and try to study and understand what spirituality actually is, we’ll come to a realization that it is nothing mysterious or supernatural nor in any way connected to a sect of any kind.

These 7 differences between Religion and Spirituality will help you understand what Spirituality actually is.

Religion Makes You Bow – Spirituality Sets You Free

Religion tells you to follow an ideology and obey certain rules or you’ll be punished otherwise. Spirituality lets you Follow Your Heart and What You Feel It’s Right. It sets you free to be what you truly are without bowing to anything that doesn’t resonate as right with you nor to anyone because we are all one. It is all up to you to choose what you’ll honor enough to make it divine

Religion Shows You Fear – Spirituality Shows You How to Be Brave

Religion tells you what to fear and tells you consequences. Spirituality makes you aware of the consequences but doesn’t want you to focus on the fear. It shows you How to Stand Despite Being Afraid, how to move on doing what you feel it’s right despite the consequences that may come. It shows you how to act on love and not on fear, it shows you how to control fear and use the best of it.

Religion Tells You The Truth – Spirituality Lets You Discover It

Religion tells you what to believe and what is right. Spirituality lets you discover it by yourself and understand it in your own unique way. It lets you Connect With Your Higher Self and see with your own mind what truth is because the truth as a whole is same for each one of us. It lets you believe in your own truth through your own perception of your heart.

Religion Separates from Other Religions – Spirituality Unites Them

Through our world there are many religions and they all preach that their story is the right story. Spirituality sees the truth in all of them and unites them because the truth is same for all of us despite our differences and uniqueness. It focuses on the quality of the divine message they share and not on the differences in details of the story they speak.

Religion Makes You Dependent – Spirituality Makes You Independent

If you attend religious events only then you are seen as a religious person and someone who is worthy of happiness. Spirituality shows you that you don’t need or depend on anything to be happy. Happiness is always found deep in ourselves and only we are responsible for it. We are always where we need to be and not just while attending at some events or buildings. Divinity is in us and that is why we are always worthy.

Religion Applies Punishment – Spirituality Applies Karma

Religion says that if we don’t obey certain rules there is punishment that awaits us which relies on our belief. Spirituality lets us understand that every action has its reaction and realize that the punishment of our actions will be the reaction coming from the actions we set in motion. It relies solely on the fundamental forces of The Universe and it doesn’t need you to believe in that force to be true.

Religion Makes You Follow Other Journey – Spirituality Lets You Create Your Own

The foundation of one religion is the story it tells about a God or Gods, their journey to enlightenment and the truth they have discovered making you follow their steps. Spirituality lets you Walk Your Own Journey to Enlightenment and discover the truth in your own way following what your heart tells it’s right because the truth is always the same no matter how you get to it.

Every religion came by spirituality, by the journey through which one person became God. The details of the story are not important they just help the character discover the truth. The message that shares the truth is what is important, The Divine Code of The Human Heart that resonates harmoniously through each of us. That is why every religion has something true in it, the truth.

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IS THE EGO A FRIEND OR AN ENEMY?

This discussion seems to come up over and over again, and has people heavily polarized. The ego, is it some evil to be fought against, some sinister force that steals our happiness? Or is it like some unruly child that needs to be tamed, controlled and eventually befriended? Is the ego an enemy or an ally?

I see this question creating much conflict between people, and within them as well. It’s a simple question, so why no simple, clear answer? That’s easy, it’s the question itself is flawed. Only being able to see the ego as a friend or an enemy is a great example of a false dichotomy, which is the illusion of only having two options.

Duality is based upon false dichotomy, good or evil, right or wrong, light or dark. It presents this image of a universe of opposites that oppose each other, and you’re supposed to choose one or the other. It’s such an incredibly limited, two-dimensional way of looking at things and it’s precisely why people have such a hard time transcending the ego.

If you view the ego as a friend, something to shape and control, you’re giving your energy away to a false sense of self. If you view the ego as an enemy, something to fight against and defeat, you’re still giving away your energy to a false sense of self. Either way you’re giving it power, even when fighting it. Somewhere within the mind of the person who fights with the ego is the belief that the ego has control over them, that’s why it has to be fought against, correct? And so long as you believe this, it will be true. This belief that the ego has control over you sits in the unconscious, while the ego is struggled with on the surface. You have to look deeper, ask why does the ego have control, and who’s giving the ego control?

You cannot transcend a dualistic thought through dualistic thinking. The ego is, by its very nature, dualistic thought. Seeing it as either a friend or an enemy, which is a dualistic type of thinking, is just going to strengthen the ego. Such limited thinking blinds you to the truth: The ego is, for most people, both a friend and an enemy. When you succeed at something, you feel proud, a “positive emotion” from the ego playing the role of a friend. When you fail, you feel shame, a “negative emotion” from the ego playing the role of an enemy.

I don’t recommend trying to make the ego into a friend, an enemy, or viewing it as both, simply see it for what it is. Suppose consciousness is a car being driven around, it’s going to start to pick up dirt on the outside, is it not? Now suppose the car is never cleaned, the windows start becoming difficult to see out of. The car picks up so much dirt the original color is forgotten, and the dirt itself becomes the new color of the car. This is the relation between consciousness and the ego, and it doesn’t mean the dirt is an enemy. In fact, the whole idea of having an enemy is part of the dirt that was built up.

Unlock the Power of your Subconscious Mind

“Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.” ~ Earl Nightingale

The subconscious mind is the store room with an unlimited capacity; all your memories, past experiences, deepest beliefs, everything that has ever happened to you is permanently stored. In simple terms, the subconscious is a part of you that is outside of your conscious awareness, that creates automatic programs to make functioning easier in life, without having to pay attention on everything you are doing.

Like driving a car, a beginner who is still learning to drive would be completely focused on driving, without engaging in a conversation with anybody in the car. But after few weeks or months of practice, that person would be at ease while driving , since its become a habit and is registered in the subconscious mind. Subconscious is active all day and night, whether you act upon it or not. controlling all functions of your body like breathing, heart beat and even our nervous system.

Neuroscience has recognized that the subconscious controls 95 percent of our lives. The first six years of your life is when the subconscious mind is programmed and it is much more powerful than your conscious mind. Its job is to ensure that you respond exactly the way you are programmed. Your subconscious mind makes everything you say and do fit a pattern consistent with your self-concept, your “master program.”

That’s why it’s important that you filter what is embedded in it. If the subconscious mind is so powerful, how does one reprogram it to make positive changes in one’s life; to reprogram our conditioned thinking which might be pulling you down from living the life you always wanted to. Your thoughts have the power to manifest in reality.

The choice is yours! Breaking Down Neural Pathways using Positive Affirmations To change our lives, we need to do more than change our thoughts, we have to go deeper than that and change our programming. To program your subconscious mind, with the present “conscious” understanding that you’ve gained takes time, because it invloves bringing down the old neural pathways and creating new connections in your brain

Take time every day sowing the seeds of your new programming. Repeating mantras or positive affirmations have the power to raise your vibrations and make a lasting impression in your subconscious mind. According to Paramahansa Yogananda, “Loud or silent repetition of inspiring words has been found effective in various systems of psychotherapy; the secret lies in stepping up the mind’s vibratory rate.” Affirmations to consider – -“I love and respect myself.” – “I am filled with peace, harmony and joy.” – “I attract good things into my life.” – “My positive thoughts produce positive things.” Its not just repeating the same thing again and again, you have to break the barrier that prevents certain thoughts from entering the subconscious mind. If you feed good thoughts to your brain continuously, it will enter your subconscious mind. Feed only what you desire and not what you don’t want. In the process if you experience negative thoughts, sadness, anxiety, frustration etc., don’t try to resist those thoughts but acknowledge them and accept them in your conscious mind, and it will eventually fade away.

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5 Easily-Overlooked Truths About Thinking

People don’t talk about thinking very much. We talk about what we’re thinking aboutall the time, but rarely do we talk about thinking itself. Thinking is a huge part of our lives, maybe the most prominent part of our experience.

It affects everything else in life too. It affects your actions, your self-image, your possibilities in life, your stress levels and your health. Your thinking habits determine whether your predominant experience in life is one of fear, excitement, abundance or scarcity.

My life got a hell of a lot better when I started paying attention to the role of my thoughts in life. There was a time when I would have balked at the following five truths about thinking, but now I’d consider them to be pretty basic facts of life.

1) WE ARE THINKING ALMOST ALL THE TIME.

Young children are great observers. Most of the time their attention is occupied by what they’re currently seeing and hearing. They can definitely think and ruminate, but the present-moment sensory world seems to be more important to them. It’s not unusual to see an adult lost in thought, barely aware that he’s there, but it would be strange to see a two-year-old in with that same glazed, absent look.

By the time we reach adulthood, thought occupies the foreground of our experience nearly all the time. Even when we’re actively paying attention to the sensory world, we’re constantly interpreting, predicting and judging.

As children get older, they devote more and more attention to their own internal “mapping” of the world, until it becomes more important than making fresh observations of the present moment.

Imagine tourists walking around, navigating with a map held out in front of them. They see the real-world landmarks beyond the map, but they use them only as a reference to find out where they are on the map, and how they can get to other places on the map. Most adults engage with the world in the same way, out of habit — the contents of our thoughts and impressions make the main landscape, and the present-moment sensory experience is secondary.

2) MOST OF OUR THOUGHTS DON’T REALLY ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING.

We absolutely need to think, and our minds can do amazing things. But most trains of thought aren’t leading to any kind of decision or insight that’s applicable in the real world. They’re just kind of kicking up dirt.

One thought always leads to another, but following a train of thought is something like following a trail of randomly-growing flowers, rather than a trail of purpose-placed breadcrumbs.

If you make a habit out of asking yourself what you’re actually trying to accomplish by thinking about what you’re thinking about right now, you might not be able to come up with an answer.

What good is a thought if it’s not going to prompt some kind of decision or resolution? There are other purposes to thinking — to distract ourselves from more upsetting thoughts, or to gratify ourselves with fantasies. But these are real-world ends too, and most of the time these aren’t intentional, or particularly helpful.

The majority of thinking is just unconscious free-associating, which takes up our attention and often stresses us out. It’s habitual busywork of the mind, and it will eat up as much of your attention as it can get, until you cut off the supply.

3) THINKING IS ADDICTIVE

Who cares about the name of the actor who played the middle child in that 80s sitcom, the theme of which has been running in my head since I woke up? My mind does, for some reason. It would put aside the rest of my life to resolve this matter if I didn’t step in.

The mind is happy to get to work on anything at all, even if there’s no conceivable payoff for you. Just like a salesman who will keep selling you stuff — anything at all — until you stop buying, your mind has a tendency to want to keep working as long as it can. It just really likes figuring, placing, matching and creating things.

We can all agree how wonderful it is that the mind can do these things. But it needs your attention to do them, and there’s only so much of that to go around. If it knew it had to work within a budget, the mind would be a little more prudent with the projects it takes on. (Ah! It’s Tracey Gold!)

We adults are so used to this constant mind activity that it can feel a bit weird when it stops, for the same reason that it’s difficult to peel yourself away from an unplanned Netflix marathon. It’s not necessarily because the series you’re watching is particularly good. It’s because, in that moment, continuing to watch feels more comfortable than having to decide what to do instead.

4) WE OFTEN CONFUSE OUR THOUGHTS WITH THE SUBJECT MATTER OF OUR THOUGHTS

We’ve all been so consumed by thought that we lose track of what’s really happening in the present. You can be totally engrossed in the details of an old relationship, or the schedule in your office across town, or a future in which there are no wild fish left in the oceans, and barely be aware that it’s 4pm on a Sunday and you’re sitting in the bathroom.

Your emotions, in these cases, probably correspond better to the topics in your head than what’s actually going on around you. That’s because all thoughts happen in the present — even thoughts about people who aren’t present, or things that aren’t happening right now.

So when you think of something that upsets you, you’re really experiencing a reaction to the thought, and not its actual subject matter. Obviously it isn’t your mean ex-girlfriend that’s making you sad in the bathroom right now, it’s your present-moment thought about that person and time that’s upsetting you. She’s not here. At all. The thought is.

Your body certainly gets fooled on a regular basis. You can just think about a plate of fries and your salivary glands will actually get the party started in real life, unaware that there are no fries for them to help digest. Or you can think about sex and your genitals will get busy redecorating, moving fluids and other things around, ready to greet a visitor that isn’t actually on the way. If you decide to humor your body in its misapprehension, it may even attempt to conceive a child by itself.

When you’re lying in bed, unable to sleep because of all the political violence around the world, it’s actually not the state of the world that’s making you unable to sleep. It’s the present-moment thought you’re having, right here in your bedroom. Otherwise, why hasn’t “The State of the World” been bothering you every moment since you were born? We can only react to what’s present.

5) WE CAN TEACH OURSELVES TO LIVE INSIDE OUR HEADS A LOT LESS

I’m not trying to demonize thought here. Thoughts are absolutely necessary for us to even operate. But the noise-to-signal ratio is staggering, if you get in the habit ofchecking in now and then. Knowing that most of our thoughts aren’t really serving us, we can learn to reclaim our attention from them and return it to what’s happening right now.

Your attention is either on your thoughts, or it’s on the rest of the present moment — the sensory world of sights, sounds, smells, feelings and tastes. There’s really nowhere else for it to be. So living inside your head less amounts to living in the physical world more. Sometimes the world around us is just so damn beautiful that it rips your attention away from your thoughts, but the rest of the time you have to put your attention there manually.

It’s not particularly hard to do that, but it’s definitely hard to remember to do that. It has to become a habit, because Living in Our Heads Without Realizing It is something we adults are better at than almost anything else. But becoming present can become a habit if you do it often enough.

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The Biggest Obstacle To Enlightenmen

The Ego accompanies the Seeker along the first segment of the Journey. In the following we intend to discuss this, as being familiar with the functions and games of the mind with an Ego is indispensable for identifying whether we are on the right track.

What is an Ego?

That is the first and foremost question. Ego is we ourselves, the person we see, think and feel ourself to be. Ego is the central figure of our personal history, based upon the past and looking into the future. Ego is the deepest dream of the Consciousness. A sign of awakening is when we realize that the state when we identify with our Ego is of very low order, very poor, and there are more significant mysteries behind our existence.

How Did the Ego Emerge?

At birth, we are all innocent; we do not have an Ego. Our Ego emerges as a conditioning from our parents, culture and the society we live in. Ego is the result of a cultural hypnosis, the result of a common entrancement when, as a result of our upbringing, we believe that we are what our parents, teachers, priests said we had to be.

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The truth is that we are the embodiment of Life, we are born into this world as a result of a miracle, and later we are lost amidst the multitude of teachings and dogmas. After identifying with our beliefs and convictions we forget who we really are, who the person born in us into the world in order to experience existence and get acquainted with all the teachings.

It is necessary that an Ego emerges in us, otherwise we would not be able to separate ourselves from our environment, our individuality would not develop, though these are important for the Consciousness in its process to wake up to itself.

The Ego is a Small Part of the Personality

If we wish to understand how the Ego works, we must not disregard the fact that Ego is only a small part of our personality. Ego is a part of the personality, and its content comes from our sensory perceptions and memories (our life history and knowledge and experience gathered throughout our life). Ego is the thinking, feeling and sensing part. The part of our Ego we show the external world is termed by Carl G. Jung as Persona, the acting personality. That part of the Ego is foregrounded when we are in the company of other people. That is, in fact, the collection of our masks.

A large part of the personality is constituted by the unconscious Ego, termed by Freud as the instinctive Ego. That is where out most basic instincts (eating, sexuality etc.) are found, and also the part of the personality described by Carl Gustav Jung as the Shadow. The ”Shadow” is shaped and developed by society, almost simultaneously with our role playing personality. Children, when they wish to meet their parents’–and through them, society’s– expectations, begin to develop these masks. These masks are like what environment shapes them to be. Rejecting certain stimuli offered by the environment triggers the disapproval of our teachers, so the intention to reject stimuli is suppressed. That is how our ”shadow-personality” develops. It does exists within our personality, but our education relegates it into our subconscious.

Freud believes that the third important component of our personality is the Superego. It comprises the social values that the culture in which we grow up finds important. In the course of a long and complicated process these values are incorporated into our personality and manifests as the ideal self (the person we would like to be). These values become integral, inner parts of the personality, and surface as opinion and conviction. The findings of psychological research suggest that more than 90% of the functions of the personality are unconscious. Large parts of the Instinct-Ego, the Persona and the Superego are unconscious. The functions of the Ego are also largely unconscious.

The Ego is responsible for the integrity of the personality, for our inner well-being.

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This is no small task for the Ego, as it is constantly bombarded by unconscious expectations from the Instinct Ego and the Shadow, attempting to influence its behavior. It generates anguish in the Ego (that is, in ourselves), manifested as discomfort (we do not feel all right). The Ego wishes to escape from the anguish, so it uses also subconscious mechanisms. Such a mechanism is, for instance, projection. The Ego projects the unacceptable desires and features coming from the Shadow and Instinct Ego onto others (e. g. I am not aggressive, you are aggressive). These subconscious, protective and anguish eliminating projections are the foundations of several of the mind games to be discussed later.

The Womb From Which the Ego is Born: Identification

The Ego develops in the course and process of identification, by our identification with our thoughts, emotions, body etc. As a result of the identifications process we believe that here we are this Ego, this mind. In the previous chapters we saw that the mind, the Ego within it, and the things we identify with, are shaped by the society in which we live. Consequently, entirely different types of Ego have developed in various cultures in various parts of the world.

In most people, the term “consciousness” identifies with that socially conditioned Ego. At a number of people this identification is so powerful that they are unaware that their life is governed by a socially conditioned mind.

Those who are able to go beyond that identification with the mind recognize this state of being socially conditioned, and are also able to leave the social conditioning behind. Such a person will not identify with the mind but, increasingly, with the Consciousness (the Witnessing Presence). The Presence shall, therefore, control the mind to an increasing extent and will be manifested through the tranquilized mind. Ego is therefore a social product, a cultural hypnosis, programmed into us by those living around us, by telling us in our childhood who we are, what our name is, how to behave well, how to meet the expectations of others. As a result of an unconscious process, we start to identify with this artificially created center, our mind with an Ego, that is, our Ego. Ego is therefore a social product, a cultural hypnosis, programmed into us by those living around us, by telling us in our childhood who we are, what our name is, how to behave well, how to meet the expectations of others. As a result of an unconscious process, we start to identify with this artificially created center, our nd with an Ego, that is, our Ego. The findings of psychological research suggest that more than 90% of the functions of the personality are unconscious. Large parts of the Instinct-Ego, the Persona and the Superego are unconscious. The functions of the Ego are also largely unconscious.

The Ego is responsible for the integrity of the personality, for our inner well-being. This is no small task for the Ego, as it is constantly bombarded by unconscious expectations from the Instinct Ego an the Shadow, attempting to influence its behavior. It generates anguish in the Ego (that is, in ourselves), manifested as discomfort (we do not feel all right). The Ego wishes to escape from the anguish, so it uses also subconscious mechanisms. Such a mechanism is, for instance, projection. The Ego projects the unacceptable desires and features coming from the Shadow and Instinct Ego onto others (e. g. I am not aggressive, you are aggressive). These subconscious, protective and anguish eliminating projections are the foundations of several of the mind games to be discussed later.

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Who Thinks Your Thoughts?

The notion that how we feel is merely caused by events around us or directly involving us, is a scourge of our modern times. To believe that the external world and its perceived relationship to us is the major determinative factor in how we feel (“I can’t believe he/she said that to me—that’s so outrageous!”) is disempowering and self-destructive.

We impose our “shoulds” on what we perceive as “the world out there”, and then when it fails to live up to our arbitrary and abstract standards, we pout, mope, grumble and complain that it “should” have been different. Rather than tweaking our perception, we demand that the thing we perceive should tweak itself! When people fail to conform to our whimsy, we often then fall into yet another error avoided by the mindful: we replay upsetting events (events that we perceived as upsetting) and our emotional response/s to them in our heads over and over, further upsetting ourselves!

Many people like to imagine how they would have responded differently to an unpleasant scenario: perhaps some pithy and scathing repartee to put the aggressor in their place, or some supremely composed nonchalance in the face of adversity. But these mental rehashings and rehearsals have several negative effects, including: further encouraging sloppy, undisciplined and counterproductive thinking; distracting us from the present, wasting our time and energy; and the internally generated fight-or-flight stress response needlessly releases more cortisol into our blood, aging us even faster and suppressing our immune systems)—even though the moment has passed.

This function of our “time-binding semantic circuit” (as Tim Leary and Robert Anton Wilson have referred to it) makes us unique among the creatures on this planet. Only we humans choose to torture ourselves by replaying imaginary scenarios from the past that are unrelated to the present moment! We are unique among the creatures on this planet in our ability to squander the gift of the present moment by our thoughts of the past.

The remedy?

Firstly, we need to drop our “shoulds” in the moment and adopt a more “go with the flow” mindset wherein we acknowledge the infinite diversity of the multiverse and accept that there will always be things that crop up along the way that we won’t necessarily be overjoyed about. Believe that that is okay (and that it may ultimately be in your best interests!), and, as Niebuhr said, try to cultivate the serenity to accept the things you cannot change.

Next, we need to learn not to RE-act unconsciously to stimuli, rehashing our established habitual response to some perceived stressor. (“I can’t believe you’re doing this to me again!”) Instead, we need to develop a modicum of detachment and learn to observe what is occurring without identifying with it. That goes for both external processes and internal thought processes.

People forget that no matter what happens, there is always a multitude of angles to view it from, all of them complimentary. Too easily do we adopt the idea that our personal viewing angle trumps any other: “How I see it is right. I am completely objective. THEY are wrong.” It can be an extremely useful and healing exercise to step into another party’s shoes and try to humble oneself enough to see things from their perspective.

If it’s too late for you to try multi-angle viewing in the moment because you’ve already gotten swept away on a wave of emotion, all is not lost. You can still step back from your own thoughts and feelings: they are not you. Any thought or feeling you can observe (which is all of them) must be something other than yourself, something less than the totality of who and what you are.

Your thoughts and feelings come and go, they are transient, and yet through them all, you remain. Observe an emotional response, resist the temptation to fight it, and allow it to pass without judging yourself for having the feeling. Feelings are only human, but as the observer, you are uncoloured, untainted consciousness.

Before we ever thought or felt, we were simply consciousness being. We can be that consciousness and train ourselves out of unconscious identification with our transient thoughts and feelings. You have feelings (and beliefs and thoughts), but they are not what you are. As Stephen Wolinsky notes in Quantum Consciousness, if a part of you can observe your feelings of sadness, then you must be more than merely the sadness itself. Observe it, don’t identify with it: it isn’t you. Thus, we learn to become the master, and emotion the servant.

Given the realisation that you have a choice between neutrality, humour, offence, sadness, pain, anger, or even joy, in virtually any given circumstance, “Surely,” you might reason, “only a masochist would consciously choose anything other than enjoyable psychological assessments of and responses to events, or at the very least, relatively peaceful or neutral ones.” But we habitually and unconsciously choose anything but peace, neutrality or joy. Through effort, we can cultivate the mindfulness that allows us to recognise (“know again”) in the moment that we are the ones who choose our thoughts and feelings, no one else.

An amusing example of choosing a pleasant observer-created reality over a relatively unpleasant one that comes to mind regards the beloved Scottish comedian Billy Connelly. During a visit to America, Connelly was walking down a city footpath during a major traffic standstill, wherein a bus found itself stuck in the middle of an intersection, unable to move out of the way. One irate motorist who couldn’t quite cope with the “injustice” of the situation got out of his car, walked up to the bus and actually swore at the hapless passengers! Observing this as he passed by, Connelly burst into laughter at the man’s completely irrational paroxysm (as if the passengers on the bus were somehow responsible for its position on the road!).

Now, Connelly could just as easily have shaken his head, got on his “high horse” and bemoaned the inappropriate nature of the man’s uncivilized and anti-social behaviour, but he didn’t do that. Instead, he immediately recognised the absurdity of swearing at the ill-fated passengers on the bus (who were also stuck in the traffic jam and being similarly delayed) and found the humour in the man’s aggro.

The absence of “shoulds” meant that Connelly’s observer-created reality was one in which humour was readily to be found; not so for the raging motorist, blinded and overwhelmed by his frustration. Almost any number of interpretations could have been made besides this one, but Connelly instinctively went with one that was not self-destructive and did not cause himself mental anguish or a foul mood—au contraire: laughter is good for the soul, our disposition, and the human immune system!

What will be the next choice you make in experiencing your subjective observer-created reality? If finding the lighter side of adversity comes to you with as much difficulty as it did for the unfortunate road-rager who provided Connelly with his street-side entertainment, then try to cultivate the habit of observing, and then observing yourself observing. You’ll be amazed at the number of cognitive options you see at your disposal that would go completely unnoticed if you were identifying with your perceptions, beliefs, and judgements, and the feelings flowing from them.

No identification, no suffering. From an “observer space” you can consciously choose what to think and feel—you have options. Identification, on the other hand, leads to transient reactive emotion (often pain). In observer mode, you might see that no one does anything “wrong” according to the world view they have constructed (as Neale Donald Walsh explains lucidly in Conversations With God).

In identification mode, you can be upset and offended and will judge and label instead of observing. This often leads to festering resentment, and the aforementioned mental replays of an upsetting incident ad nauseum, thus allowing the “culprit” to live rent-free in your mind (“I’m not going to let them get away with that!”). But once a troubling or challenging event has passed, if there are still lingering thoughts and replays running in my mind, I find it a useful strategy to get honest with myself and ask: “Who is thinking my thoughts? Who creates my emotions?” Obviously, the answer is me, so therefore it is I who is now causing myself the grief — what a masochist! Knowing this, I can acknowledge that I and I alone, get to choose what I believe and think, and therefore how I feel. Observing that is a powerful thing!

A call to evolution:

Disidentify — know there is a difference between having thoughts and feelings and being them.

Replace your “shoulds” with preferences — and your preferences with flexibility and openness.

Habitually observe your train of thought to identify and weed out self-defeating patterns.

As the observer of your emotions, consider that you must be something more than them.

As a more detached “observer awareness” develops, notice that you have the power to choose both intellectual and emotional responses to situations — rather than simply re-acting habitually.

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The Importance of Solitude on Your Path to Liberation

When I contemplate the idea of freedom, the notion that human beings can possess critical thinking skills, and a sense of self-determination coupled with compassion for their fellow humans, a number of possibilities run through my head. What does it take for one to be free? What are the necessities for freedom? In what ways do our unique ideas of freedom differ from one another? In what ways do we create artificial boundaries for ourselves?

All of these questions must be considered to truly understand what freedom means to you, and how you can achieve it. While there is not one single road that leads to freedom, our individual experiences provide us with insight that may serve as helpful hints, tips, and guidance for our brothers and sisters on their individual paths. It is with that in mind that I offer some of my perspective in hope that we may learn from each other.

Specifically, I would like to focus on the need for occasional solitary sessions or extended companionless journeys. My experience with solitude has led to deep personal insights and understanding of my doubts, fears, and insecurities. The idea behind the conscious resistance is to create a population that encourages self-knowledge, individuality, compassion, awareness, and solutions. It is my belief that until humankind chooses to know themselves and their motivations and aspirations we will continue to allow ourselves to be ruled over by a small group of people who are not working in the best interest of the whole. In fact, if this “resistance” were to spread that same small group of people might have a powerful spiritual experience that could lead to an understanding of their place in the whole and a restoration of balance.

Solitary Paths

There have been two times that the universe provided me with similar opportunities for reflection and meditation, each vastly different from the other. The first involved my incarceration for possession of a controlled substance in 2005. I was less than a month from turning 21 and had been battling addiction to a variety of drugs for the better part of 3 years. At that point the substance that was wreaking havoc in my life was crystal methamphetamine. Despite my current beliefs that people should not be arrested and caged for victimless crimes such as drug use, I now know that my drug use at that particular time was an effort to escape and self-medicate my depression and general lack of understanding of the world.

Upon my arrest and imprisonment I resisted the environment and fought like hell to maintain connection to the “free world”. Eventually I had to accept that I was going to spend the next 18 months behind bars. There was not a family member, friend, or lawyer who could do anything for me now. The only choice was to sit, be with me, and take moments to consider how I found myself in that predicament. I spent the next year and a half writing pages and pages of notes, stream of consciousness rants, and ideas on how to take my life in a better direction. A family member began sending me Buddhist literature and I started to meditate. This was the beginning of a major life change for me. The steps taken in those days have directly led to my present space.

While I wrote mountains of manifestations I began to notice my handwriting becoming slower, more precise. As my thoughts slowed down, and reflection became the norm, my physical world started to reflect the internal changes. Learning to meditate in an environment filled with false-ego and posturing was not an easy task. I persisted and found many moments of peace despite being physically caged.

In the years following that incarceration I struggled to stay connected to that feeling of pure being, of truly being in the moment and accepting that I could not control the outside world. The best I could do was to work on my spirit. I would slip and pick myself back up. Eventually I found myself released from parole and creating a new life, with a new passion for knowledge and community.

In 2011 I decided to complete my journey and celebrate my new sense of freedom by taking a cross country bicycle tour. I had long been plotting an adventure that would give me the ultimate sense of a restriction-less lifestyle and the wonder that comes with the open road. I took my bike, some books and some supplies and traveled across Texas and into New Mexico. For three months I camped, rode, and volunteered on farms. It was in these moments that I once again found myself humbled by the lessons that came my way. I met many beautiful people who each imparted a bit of their own experiences to me. I slept under more stars than I had ever seen, howling along with the coyotes and laughing at how dirty but free I had been. In those three months I laughed, I cried, I challenged myself like never before, and decided to see every piece of the journey as a magnificent piece of the puzzle waiting for me to put it together. I remembered the peace that I had found while behind razor wire and recognized how the isolation had allowed my mind to receive clarity and be washed clean.

It was these two experiences that have played the most significant role in my awakening and growth. When given the time with my own mind, whether by force or choice, I began to understand my fears, and my hopes. I saw my failures, and witnessed the destructive nature of my past actions. I had a vision of a crossroads, a divided road. One way would take me further into darkness, and the other could be the journey of a lifetime. I have pondered long and hard, asking myself what it is about these two unique experiences that sparked a quest within.

What I have found is that I, like many modern humans, was living a busy life, filled with plenty of ways to ignore myself and slap on a façade of joy and happiness. I found that I had been doing any and everything possible to avoid sitting down for five minutes and communicating with my own mind. I had lost touch with who I identified as my self. And in the process had lost a connection with my own humanity and heart. By having no other option but to sit, in a prison bed or in an isolated back road, I had an opportunity to understand my most deep pains and to begin healing them. It is this healing that will help bring our species back in alignment with the planet and its inhabitants.

Learning to Find Balance

Humans seek refuge from the big city in a number of ways. We take weekend camping trips to get away from the light and noise pollution, the smog, and the people. As much as we are communal creatures with a desire to form relationships we also seek to break away and reconnect with nature and the simple life. In those spaces we may find the time to sit with ourselves, to begin “checking in” with our mind, to form healthy relationships with those closest to us.

The history books are filled with individuals who sought out the rugged, dangerous, lonely, beautiful life that the solitary road offers. From Everett Reuss to Christopher McCandless, we pursue adventure and communion with nature for a variety of reasons. What many of these adventurers (myself included) have learned is that community and familial experiences are equally as important as our personal vision quests. Life is balance. If you find yourself in the company of others solely because you are avoiding dealing with your personal situations and hard truths – it might be time to spend a weekend alone. On the other hand if you have spent the majority of your time in quiet reflection try going out into the community and making connections with other people.

In the end we are each other’s greatest asset for finding out what freedom means to us, how we plan to achieve it, and what role the global community plays. By opting to spend time going within we make ourselves more capable of having positive, encouraging relationships and helping those who may be struggling to know themselves. For me, it was these two experiences that taught me the empowerment that waited in quiet contemplation. Being behind bars and in the wilderness also showed me that regardless of where I was in the physical sense, happiness and thus liberation could be attained by choosing to go within.

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Wisdom and Compassion Need to Become Action

Instead of searching to find terrorists, why don’t we search for justice? Instead of searching to find new weapons technology, why don’t we search to find the starving millions and feed them?

Wisdom + Compassion = Action

Nothing happens until our words turn into actions. The difficulty that our generation has is that when it comes to direct action, we stall. There is no solution to terrorism but one, no matter how much money the citizens of the world will invest to stop it. It will simply increase. Why? It is because terrorism is the result of the increasing gap between the rich and the poor. Humans with great offices and power in this world will tell you that the cause of terrorism is something else. Do not believe them. They are trying to protect their power, which has been accumulated at the expense of the starving millions of the world.

Personal responsibility is the only solution to stop terrorism and the lack of personal responsibility is the beginning of terrorism. As long as people around the world are starving by the millions and other people around the world are living in a world of plenty, terrorism can not be stopped.

Let the people of this world with their credit, stocks, saving accounts, and retirement plans to give a piece of bread to their starving brothers and sisters around the world and see what will happen. If they want to have peace and have a future, let them non-violently force their governments to use all the immeasurable resources they use for bombs and spying on one another to give a clean cup of water to those who have none.

If you want to make a difference in our world and therefore to your own life, then you start with yourself. And what do you do? You renounce the securities of this world and you give them to those who have less than yourselves. Gandhi said: ‘You become the change you want to see in the world.’

If any one of those who want to see a better world is sincere let him/her start with the self. If any kind of leader of this world desires to offer leadership for a better world let him/her renounce all material possessions like Gandhi did and follow his example. If citizens desire to see a future for their children let them follow the example of Gandhi’s

and the early Christians.

The leaders of this world are ready to stain the whole world with innocent blood again. It would not be the first time but the third and most likely the last one. Military force will intensify the hatred toward the countries using it and terrorism will continue to be a threat to everyone. We have become again the evil we deplore. We already have ignored the fact that biological, chemical or nuclear terrorism would be thousands of times worse. If the people of the world stay in the phase of just talking without using non-violent civil resistance and direct action, we will soon see the global catastrophe that no one would like to see or can even imagine. If we choose to stay simply talkers, that day is not very far from us.

It Starts With Us

The world’s war and peace situation will never be addressed as long as the major powers continue to hold on to their weapons of mass destruction. Inspectors are not needed in countries like the U.S., Britain, France, Russia, and China in order for the world to know that they already possess these offensive and criminal nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons and long-range missiles. Yet children in those countries are not dying from sanctions.

Why is it a crime for Iraq and other nations to seek these weapons but not for the so-called “great powers”? But as someone once said, the world knows that they fail to match power with responsibility and have licensed themselves to be shepherds who prey on their sheep. We cannot grasp the fact that while most American, English, French, Russian and Chinese children enjoy their playgrounds in safety, children in other nations are mutilated and killed by American and English bombs and mines.

Wisdom and Compassion Need to Become Action - Protest

Permanent members (U.S., Britain, France, Russia, and China) of the security council are promising security to the world while their arsenals posses such destructive power that it is enough to destroy, even by mistake, what they claim to secure. Would it not be wise for the people of a planet tormented by fear and greed make a Security Council for themselves made up of countries that do not posses weapons of mass destruction? And would it not be wise for that Security Council to be a group of countries that represent all religions? Would a mature humanity still talk about crusades and holy wars? How objective could a world security council be when four out of five of its members are Christian nations? Would Pakistan, a Muslim country, be a permanent member of the Security Council if it had 6,000 nuclear bombs?

If today’s authorities in every country were honest enough to entertain these thoughts, perhaps the world could be saved from the coming omnicide. But in reality, the politicians or the soldiers cannot save the world, only the ordinary peoples. Only when the people heal their fears and greed and give their extra money (resources) to relieve their neighbors, will omnicide be avoided. If people cannot do that, then it seems like they will run to the caves soon. Their leaders will not be able to save them. They will realize that all writings and talks were in vain because they did not accept and practice the truth that “your brother is the same as you”. Probably the very few who will survive will learn to share in the caves, and they will finally learn that we are all one.

In matters of conscience, numbers are meaningless. If we do not care for the beggar at our doorstep, we will not care for the thousands of people dying everyday in our world in agonizing death inflicted by our tax money. Only if we unconditionally care for our friends and family will we care for the suffering of the people on the other side of the globe.

We need to start where we are. How many people practice the exhortation “if you have two, give one to the one who has none?” If we know the answer, then we know the future.

Do not judge this message as religious, atheist, political or propaganda. Just try to practice what you know is the only way to have peace on earth. You might say “But there is no hope because there is too much ignorance around ready to destroy life.” That might be true, but do it anyway because that is our duty and that is the way we find true happiness and meaning in life. Socrates said: “An unexamined life is not worth living.”

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How Your Thoughts Become Your Destiny

“Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.” – Unknown The preceding quote has been attributed to many people: the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, the transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson, the Buddha, and even a supermarket magnate named Frank Outlaw, among others. But who actually wrote the quote isn’t nearly as important as it having been writ. In this article we will break down this curious quote by tracing the seed of Thought to the flower of Destiny, and see what we can learn along the way. Watch your thoughts, they become words “But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.” –George Orwell Every single word originated from the fallibility of the human mind. Our skulls are like little cul-de-sacs of thought just waiting to spring into words. Our brains are tiny galaxies going through the motion of creating a multitude of thoughts through the firing of billions of synapses. The only way we can share these thoughts with each other is through words. But first our thoughts need to be clear enough to become words. This seems simple, but sometimes it’s the little things, the basics, that prevent us from being clear with each other. Sometimes getting the horse back in front of the cart is as simple as clearing our minds (the art of no-mind) so that our thoughts are clear enough to become words, while also being okay with the fact that we will never be completely clear on anything – quite the existential gamble. “No philosophy,” William James asserted, “can ever be anything but a summary sketch, a picture of the world in abridgment, a foreshortened bird’s-eye view of the perspective of events.” So it goes also with our thoughts. Our thoughts can only ever be rough drafts of what we’re perceiving, terse outlines of an unfathomably huge cosmos. We must first be okay with being tiny cosmonauts in a giant cosmos, both literally and figuratively, so that we can eventually be okay with our words being fallible constructs springing from fallible thoughts. Like Aldous Huxley said, “It is only by taking the fact of eternity into account that we can deliver thought from its slavery of life. And it is only by deliberately paying our attention and our primary allegiance to eternity that we can prevent time from turning our lives into a pointless or diabolical foolery.” Watch your words, they become actions “Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.” –Thoreau Words are the flagship symbols of human perception. They are the invisible hat rack upon which we hang the infinite hats of our thoughts. They are powerful beyond measure, and yet they are powerless unless we understand them. If they don’t make sense, then there can be no imagery. And if there is no imagery, then there can be no action. Words are like hollow sentinels that form an army of imagery that dances across the reader’s/listener’s imagination; tying knots into thoughts, portmanteaus into bon mots, until there is a web of life living, ever-so-shortly, in the span of a few words which are nothing more than squiggly marks on a page. And yet they are so much more than that somehow, for they compel us to move, to realign, to refocus and evolve. The “whole function of thought,” Charles S. Pierce surmised, “is to produce habits of action.” Indeed, and the links between the function of thought and the habits of action are the mighty words of our language. With them we can imagine new imaginings; we can capitalize upon them by rearranging them into novel constructs that create new worlds for new creating. With them we can topple governments, we can count coup on tyranny, we can create poetry that breaks the heart and makes the spirit soar. With them we manifest human flourishing. Indeed, our words become what we do. Watch your actions, they become habits “Everyone is gifted, but most people never open their gift.” –the Buddha When it comes down to it, our health is dependent upon our actions. When we act in healthy ways, we experience healthy results. It really is that simple. What’s not so simple is paying close enough attention to the dictation of natural law so that our actions are in order with the cosmos. This is tricky because we all too often place the cart of our cultural conditioning in front of the horse of cosmic law. The reason why our human cultures are unhealthy and unsustainable is precisely because the horse of cosmic law is stuck ramming his head into the back of our unreasonable, imbalanced and extremely overfilled carts. As it stands, we need to unlearn what our culture has conditioned into us, and relearn what it takes to get back into a healthy and sustainable balance with nature. If we continue acting out our unsustainable programming, then unsustainability will continue to be a bad habit. If we continue the habits of an unhealthy culture, we will continue to be unhealthy people. Living healthy is living simply is living in moderation. Health and moderation are so intricately linked that a “language older than words” is literally screaming it from the mountaintops. We just need ears keen enough to hear it. Healthy actions become healthy habits. Just as what we eat is what we are, what we do is what we become. Watch your habits, they become character “Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?” – John Keats This is where your character is formed: in the crucible of your habits. If your habits are healthy, your character will be robust and able to adapt and overcome. If your habits are unhealthy, your character will be weak and unable to adapt to the many unexpected changes that life has to offer. If the latter is the case, don’t fret. It’s not too late. There is always the top-down method to attempt in order to get back to a place where you can implement the more effective ground-up method. But first, at the risk of sounding cliché, you have to seize the day. Seizing the day first requires seizing the moment. Seize the moment by becoming painfully aware of your habits. Take note of your habits. Notice how they form and transform your day. Observe how they take you from one moment to the next. If your habits are healthy then proceed to be healthy. If they are unhealthy then take a deep breath and get the horse back in front of the cart by reorienting yourself with the cosmos. Start the entire process over again. Meditate on how your thoughts became words, how your words became actions, and how your actions became your unhealthy habits. Keep doing it. Meditate over and over again until you get to a place where you are brave enough to transform yourself (rebirth). Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny “The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases. Each of us carries our own life-plan, which cannot be superseded by any other.” –C.G. Jung It’s arguable that if you do not first achieve a healthy character, then you will not be robust enough to experience destiny. Your destiny will merely be what society has molded you into being. The experience of destiny is an awakened state, a conscious awareness of existential thresholds, a third-eye wide open experience of one’s life path. Like Carl Jung said, “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” It stands to reason that an unhealthy character is ruled by his/her unconscious. They are puppets of fate (puppets of culture, religion, politics, etc), and in their puppetry they have lost the primary experience of being free beings in an infinite cosmos. As it stands, it seems as though the majority of us are not equipped to be creatures of destiny. A person of destiny is a person filled to bursting with bringing meaning to their life. Like Robert Byrne said, “The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” Their thoughts have become clear words, their clear words have become clever actions, their clever actions have become healthy habits, and their healthy habits have transformed them into characters robust enough to adapt and overcome the vicissitudes of a constantly changing, interconnected cosmos. They are seared with freedom, radiating liberty and autonomy even as they embrace the all-encompassing fact that they are interdependent and one with all things. They are massive characters, subsuming cosmos from their birds-eye view of self-as-world and world-as-self. Most of all, they are reminders to us all (for they are us, and we are them): that the individuation of the ego and the self-actualization of the soul are real possibilities. We have only to begin with the fledgling seed of a clear thought, and with enough healthy words, actions, habits and character, it can become a mighty flower of human destiny.

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De-Conditioning the Conditioned Mind

The society and culture in which you have grown up has programmed fixed patterns of the mind into you, and your sense of identity, who you are and what your job is in this world, are based upon those patterns.

These systematic patterns of thoughts, programmed into you by your parents and teachers are deeply embedded into your mind and subconscious by the psychological mechanisms of identification, and they automatically surface every now and then.

Whether you like it or not, these thoughts come and go, your mind is in constant motion. These patterns strive to be self-sustaining, and they generate the work of mind. The result is the cobweb of thoughts with which you identify and that is how you live your life.

In-Depth Programming of the Mind

The fixed patterns of your mind are individual, since they reflect the expectations of the particular environment in which you have been brought up. The expectations usually influence you unconsciously, almost like automatic deep programs of the mind.

As these in-depth conditioning have become a part of your mind in the course of your upbringing, a particular situation or person immediately activates them. You automatically put on the mask appropriate for the particular situation, tailored to the expectations of the situation or person.

You must recognize that it is not the expectations that constitute the problem. The expectations are natural parts of the world of forms and shapes. You are not able to exist without expectations in the society you live in at present, just like you would not be able to exist without your body.

The compelling force of the expectations is fed by your identification with them and the fact that you stick to your personal identity and the masks and expectations that come with it even after you have woken up.

Through their compelling force, the fixed mental patterns are powerfully influential. Their power is in accordance with the degree of your identification with them. The more you believe in your own thoughts, the more powerful they will be over you, and they will easily obscure your Sight and, by reducing your Alertness, they will drag you back to your world of dreams.

Closing the Gates

In order to make your awakening irrevocable, you first need to recognize your fixed mental patterns! Once you have seen and recognized them, you are able to shut the doors leading back to your dream world, just left behind, one by one.

It does not mean that you need to shut the doors yourself. The fixed operational methods of the mind cannot be defeated by the works of the mind itself, that is, by effort, practice or your willpower.

When a fixed mental pattern appears, all you need to do is watch how it works, what expectation activates it. But you do not need to fight it, you do not need to make any effort to neutralize it.

There is only one remedy against them, and that is Sight, nourished by the deeper dimensions of Alertness, and the Sight will bring recognition to you. The power of Sight is that it reduces your identification with your mind, and places you back into your original state of existence, that is, Oneness.

When you see and recognize how your fixed mental patterns work, the energy supply they receive gradually dries up, since the energy that formerly supplied these patterns now supply the emergence of the deeper dimensions of Alertness in you. In this way, conditioned mental patterns gradually lose their power and they vanish. As a result, the work of the mind that might have appeared chaotic to you before become increasingly transparent.

In this way, Consciousness and Presence will increasingly dominate your mind, and they will be manifested in longer and longer periods of silence. That is how the mind regains its original mission, and it will become a means by which Consciousness is able to express itself in the world of forms and shapes.

The Power Of the Subconscious Mind

Our thoughts, intentions, and beliefs have scientifically proven effects on the external world.  They also have the power to manifest the things we desire in our life.  Here is an awesome video explaining the power of the subconscious and conscious mind, and how you can use them to create the reality you want!

4:24 Science behind changing a thought pattern
10:14 Why affirmations dont work.
12:30 Empty affirmation
20:12 Feeling is a language, how to manifest correctly, feeling is the prayer
21:51 Force that holds universe together
25:13 We’ve come full circle
27:21 We are more than our mistakes, we are more than our limits

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Death Is Just An Illusion: We Continue To Live In A Parallel Universe
or as long as anyone can remember philosophers, scientists and religious men have pondered what happens after death.

Is there life after death, or do we just vanish into the great unknown?

There is also a possibility there is no such thing as what we usually define as death.

A new scientific theory suggests that death is not the terminal event we think.

A while ago, scientists reported they found the first evidence of parallel universe.

This discovery lead us to a thought-provoking subject called “Biocentrism”

Robert Lanza, M.D, scientist, theoretician and author of “Biocentrism” – Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe thinks there are many reasons why we won’t die.

To him death is not the end, as so many of us think. We believe we will die, because that is what we have been taught, Robert Lanza says in his book.

Will You Continue To Live In A Parallel Universe?

There are many scientific experiments that seriously question the term death, as we know it.

According to quantum physics certain observations cannot be predicted absolutely. Instead, there is a range of possible observations each with a different probability.

The “many-worlds” interpretation, states that each of these possible observations corresponds to a different universe, what is generally called the “multiverse”.

Robert Lanza has taken these theories even further.

Invisible, parallel worlds exist next to our own.

He believes that “there are an infinite number of universes, and everything that could possibly happen occurs in some universe.

Your Energy Never Dies

Death does not exist in any real sense in these scenarios. All possible universes exist simultaneously, regardless of what happens in any of them.

Although individual bodies are destined to self-destruct, the alive feeling – the ‘Who am I?’- is just a 20-watt fountain of energy operating in the brain. But this energy doesn’t go away at death. One of the surest axioms of science is that energy never dies; it can neither be created nor destroyed.”

This energy can transcend from one world to another.


Death Is Just An Illusion: We Continue To Live In A Parallel Universe
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by MessageToEagle

For as long as anyone can remember philosophers, scientists and religious men have pondered what happens after death.

Is there life after death, or do we just vanish into the great unknown?

There is also a possibility there is no such thing as what we usually define as death.

A new scientific theory suggests that death is not the terminal event we think.

A while ago, scientists reported they found the first evidence of parallel universe.

This discovery lead us to a thought-provoking subject called “Biocentrism”

Robert Lanza, M.D, scientist, theoretician and author of “Biocentrism” – Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe thinks there are many reasons why we won’t die.

To him death is not the end, as so many of us think. We believe we will die, because that is what we have been taught, Robert Lanza says in his book.

Will You Continue To Live In A Parallel Universe?

There are many scientific experiments that seriously question the term death, as we know it.

According to quantum physics certain observations cannot be predicted absolutely. Instead, there is a range of possible observations each with a different probability.

The “many-worlds” interpretation, states that each of these possible observations corresponds to a different universe, what is generally called the “multiverse”.

Robert Lanza has taken these theories even further.

Invisible, parallel worlds exist next to our own.

He believes that “there are an infinite number of universes, and everything that could possibly happen occurs in some universe.

Your Energy Never Dies

Death does not exist in any real sense in these scenarios. All possible universes exist simultaneously, regardless of what happens in any of them.

Although individual bodies are destined to self-destruct, the alive feeling – the ‘Who am I?’- is just a 20-watt fountain of energy operating in the brain. But this energy doesn’t go away at death. One of the surest axioms of science is that energy never dies; it can neither be created nor destroyed.”

This energy can transcend from one world to another.

The Importance Of Consciousness

“Consider the uncertainty principle, one of the most famous and important aspects of quantum mechanics. Experiments confirm it’s built into the fabric of reality, but it only makes sense from a biocentric perspective.

If there’s really a world out there with particles just bouncing around, then we should be able to measure all their properties. But we can’t. Why should it matter to a particle what you decide to measure?

Consider the double-slit experiment: if one “watches” a subatomic particle or a bit of light pass through slits on a barrier, it behaves like a particle and creates solid-looking hits behind the individual slits on the final barrier that measures the impacts.

Like a tiny bullet, it logically passes through one or the other hole.

But if the scientists do not observe the trajectory of the particle, then it exhibits the behavior of waves that allow it pass through both holes at the same time.

Why does our observation change what happens? Answer: Because reality is a process that requires our consciousness,” Lanza says.

You would not exist without a consciousness. One of the reasons Robert Lanza thinks you will not die, is because you are not a object. You’re a special being. According to biocentrism, nothing could exist without consciousness. Remember you can’t see through the bone surrounding your brain.

Space and time are not hard objects, but rather the tools our mind uses to weave everything together.

Everything you see and experience right now is a whirl of information occurring in your mind. Space and time are simply the tools for putting everything together.

Lanzer points out that death does not exists in a timeless, spaceless world.

There is no distinction between past, present, and future. It is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.

Immortality doesn’t mean a perpetual existence in time without end, but rather resides outside of time altogether.

Albert Einstein once said: ” Reality is merely an illusion, although a very persistent one.”

How can we tell what is real and not? How can we with certainty know that our brain is not giving us the illusion of a physical world?


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Time and Torsion in a Conscious, Holographic Universe

Some 2,500 years ago the Buddhist Avatamsaka Sutra described the cosmos allegorically through the imagery of Indra’s net. In the heavenly abode of the deity Indra, there was cast an infinite net reaching in all directions, and at each node point in the net there was a jewel, each reflecting the light of all the others—infinitely. Should any jewel be touched, each of the infinite other jewels would instantly be affected, presaging physicist John Bell’s theorem that everything is interconnected in this interdependent universe. In particular, the Buddhist vision illustrates the concepts of dependent origination and interpenetration (all phenomena arise together and are intimately connected “in a mutually interdependent web of cause and effect”[1]). “For the Huayan school, Indra’s net symbolizes a universe where infinitely repeated mutual relations exist between all members of the universe.”[2]

This essentially describes a holographic universe which organises its emergent phenomena fractally—our holographic universe. In The Tao of Physics, Capra explains the relevance of Indra’s net to particle physics, stating that “particles are dynamically composed of one another in a self-consistent way, and in that sense can be said to ‘contain’ one another.” This is a principle of the hologram: that each part contains within it the information that codes for the whole. In other words, all information fundamentally exists nonlocally, infinitely reflected in all the facets of existence.

So, what is a hologram? A hologram is a 3D image you can observe from different angles — produced when a single laser light is split into two separate beams. The first beam is bounced off the object to be photographed. Then the second beam is allowed to collide with the reflected light of the first on photographic emulsion (film). When this happens they create an interference pattern that is recorded on the film — an image that looks nothing at all like the object photographed, and somewhat resembling the concentric rings that form when a handful of pebbles is tossed into a pond.

But as soon as another laser beam (or in some instances just a bright light source) is shined through the film, a three-dimensional image of the original object reappears. What’s more, if the image is, for example, cut down the middle, or even divided into dozens of fragments, each section will contain not a particular section of the object, but the whole thing (albeit at a lower resolution). The information is essentially distributed nonlocally throughout the holographic film. Sound familiar? The hologram’s ability to store and process massive amounts of data is essentially due to the properties of light, which, incidentally, the body’s own DNA and cellular systems all use to communicate throughout our physical organism. The photon itself is considered to be localized information in its purest form.[3]

A holographic information processor

In 1997, a young physicist named Juan Maldacena used M-theory and branes (D-branes to be exact) to suggest that the entirety of the manifest world could be a holographic projection of information embodied in its boundary.[4] Remarkably, using the information content from only two dimensions in space, we can create a hologram depicting all three dimensions. The number of pixels the hologram comprises is proportional only to the area of the region being described, not the volume[5] (which suggests that how far away the supposed “boundary” of our universe is, is unimportant in projecting our reality.) The assertion that the multiverse is created by holographically organized information is increasingly being supported at all known levels of existence. “The latest discoveries across all scientific disciplines are revealing… the physical world as being imbued with and in-formed by a holographic field; thus it is innately interrelated, coherent, and harmonic at all scales of existence.”[6]

Recently, German scientists using equipment for detecting gravitational waves encountered a particular and unexpected noise, possibly the sound of the microscopic quantum convulsions of space-time, according to Craig Hogan, a physicist at Fermilab in Illinois. Hogan had actually predicted the existence of this sound and approached the Germans with his explanation, suspecting that it may be due to the universe being a “giant cosmic hologram.”[7]

Physicist Raphael Bousso has written: “The world doesn’t appear to us like a hologram, but in terms of the information needed to describe it, it is one. The amazing thing is that the holographic principle works for all areas in all space times.”[8] Further proving this applies to all scales (quantum in this case), researchers at IBM created a holographic projection in a carefully arranged assembly of several dozen cobalt atoms 20 nanometers in diameter. When they inserted a magnetic cobalt atom into the ellipse and bombarded it with electrons at one focal point of the ellipse, a fully configured ghostly image of the atom appeared at the other focus of the ellipse.[9] Leading string theorist Leonard Susskind has pondered that “[o]ne of the strangest discoveries of modern physics is that the world is a kind of holographic image.”[10]


Indeed, David Bohm and Karl Pribram discovered the holographic properties of nature concurrently for themselves, working as they were in the physical domain and the realm of the human brain, respectively. Adding to this, Laszlo and Currivan clarify that a system’s information is more fundamental than the energy through which that system manifests and expresses itself. The probabilities describing a system are never random, but represent information, no matter the field of study—including quantum physics.[11] Everything is fundamentally informational. Anton Zeilinger states succinctly in Dance of the Photons that the concepts of reality and information cannot be separated from each other.[12]

This is illustrated brilliantly by Thomas Chalko in an excellent article on apparent EM randomness being broadcast over the frequencies of a digital mobile phone network which college students — unaware that the frequencies they were observing belonged to actual “intelligent” conversations between living people — were instructed to investigate. The students analyzed the data using a statistical approach that allowed them to actually make predictions of many events within their frequency band. They had become quite convinced that their theory actually “described the Reality”, and statistically speaking, it did to some extent. However, Chalko points out that by adopting a statistical approach the students completely missed millions of very real intelligent phone conversations, because they simply couldn’t conceive that the data that “appeared to them as ‘random’ was actually the consequence of a very intelligently encoded information transfer.” The thought of trying to decode their data never even occurred to them.[13]

The inference is clear: true randomness is an illusion, an artefact of limited perception and knowledge. The universe deals in intelligently encoded information that is perhaps intrinsically meaningful and thereby creates an ordered and meaningful cosmos, but there are many ways to analyse and extract information and meaning from the one system (complementarity). The phone calls taking place between people manifested within the EM band as seemingly random fluctuations, but in reality these fluctuations were the result of conscious choices being made each moment by the people holding the conversations that possessed and expressed meaningto them and their own particular methods of analysis. The phone calls taking place looked random to the students because of the way they looked at them; they were not decoding them in a way that allowed them to extract or perceive the embedded meaning within privy to the speakers.

What if the vacuum’s “random” quantum fluctuations are really the functions or effects of the language being spoken by the holographic cosmos as it converses nonlocally between its many component parts? What if lurking behind it all is… conscious choice — on a scale we can barely begin to comprehend?

In a holographic and self-referencing (“holofractal”) universe, if sentience and intelligence exists at one scale, it must exist on all of them. It is interesting that Bohm’s research into plasmas yielded the observation that electrons in a plasma configuration began to act as if they were part of a larger, interconnected whole, so much so that he frequently had the impression that the electron sea was “alive.” Mircea Sanduloviciu and colleagues have even created plasma spheres that can grow, replicate and communicate, fulfilling most traditional requirements for biological/living cells.[14]

Scaling things up, single-celled slime moulds demonstrate the ability to memorize and anticipate repeated events, a team of Japanese researchers reported in January 2008. The study clearly shows “a primitive version of brain function” in an organism with no brain at all.[15] In the late 19th century, over 110 years ago, Cienkowsky observed the feeding activities of the amoeba Colpadella Pugnax and found them so poignantly indicative of intelligence that he remarked that “one is almost inclined to see in them consciously acting beings!”[16]

Scaling up still further, in his fascinating 1919 study, Modern Psychical Phenomena, Hereward Carrington detailed rigorous experiments on a group of especially talented horses which were capable of carrying out complex mental arithmetic — beyond even the mathematical abilities of the scientific men testing them! Their intelligence and communicative abilities with humans surpassed anything previously expected of the equine species.

Time is holographic too!

Knowing that we have this incredible universe permeated with intelligence at all scales, the holographic principle demands that these different expressions of consciousness must be integrated and woven together in a unified psychic tapestry; interconnected in ways unrestricted by space-time (nonlocally). This is what psychical research and parapsychology have overwhelmingly shown. (I cite many experiments proving this point beyond all rational doubt in TGI 1.)

The respected parapsychologist Dean Radin analysed the results of variations of experiments on the sense of being stared at, constituting 33,357 trials over sixty experiments from publications cited by Sheldrake and others. The overall success rate was 54.5% as opposed to the 50% expected by chance, registering odds against chance of 202 octodecillion (that’s 2 × 1059) to one. Even accounting for an estimated “file drawer” of six unreported “negative” studies, odds against chance remained absurdly high at 1046 to one.[17] There is an observer effect on living systems, in other words, and we can, under certain circumstances, attribute it to a “visual ray.”[18] More generally though, “in order to observe anything you have to be aware and thus inextricably linked with whatever is being observed,” since we are all entangled at the most fundamental level of reality—which is a unified field of consciousness itself.

The research of the Global Consciousness Project (GCP) has yielded irrefutable proof of the link between the quantum sea/vacuum and processes occurring within the collective human mind on earth. The GCP has set up all around the globe, some 65 (as at 2007[19]) random number generators (RNGs) whose data is fed into the internet and linked back to Princeton University. The team looks for correlations in the data between the RNGs. For instance, in data from four hours before the September 11 terrorist attacks (which, according to the FBI and the notorious Dick Cheney, cannot be evidentially linked to the late CIA asset and former “employee” Osama Bin Laden, and certainly not to the bare minimum seven “hijackers” who turned up alive after the fact—oops!), they found an enormous level of coherence between the RNGs, indicating a hyperdimensional “forewarning” of a large impending event and collective subconscious focusing on it. The period immediately surrounding the event shows a huge spike in coherence as humanity’s collective mind was focused consciously on events as they unfolded. The same results occurred before the Asian tsunami of 2004 and during the funeral service of Princess Diana (whose death occurred under highly suspicious circumstances).[20] The September 11 RNGs’ deviations from chance represented the largest such deviations for the whole year of 2001.[21]

Though there are many other sources substantiating the notion, the GCP alone has effectively proven that: consciousness is a real something; it is “hyperdimensional,” in the sense that it can “see” into (exists “in”) the near future (as well as the present); collective consciousness focused in harmony (resonance) can affect quantum events—suggesting strongly that consciousness is itself more fundamental than any form of energy/matter “in” so-called space-time.

As I show in TGI 1 & 2, consciousness appears to be synonymous with the non-electromagnetic spiralling torsion forces of the universal aether/vacuum (which Western science largely pretends don’t exist). It is this energy that appears to be responsible for virtually all mind-matter interactions documented in the annals of psi research and quantum nonlocality in general. In fact, it is not unreasonable to think of torsion as “consciousness in action.” (Note: anything that spins [as all atoms do, for instance] generates torsion waves, and any organism or structure made of multiple atoms generates its own aggregate torsion field. In fact, virtually every process imaginable generates torsion waves which remain embedded as informational fields in the vacuum/aether/fabric of space. A tornado-like vortex, for instance, can be thought of as a static torsion field. Some researchers use the terms “scalar” and “torsion” interchangeably. See my book for much more information on this fascinating area of research.)

It is interesting to note, as Lynne McTaggart does, that if you simply reverse presentiment and/or precognition and call it backward influence, so that all future mental activity influences the present, you maintain the same model and results as seen in various retrocausation studies and in the GCP’s research.[22]All precognition might be evidence of backward-acting influence; all future decisions may always influence the past through the temporally nonlocal process of “morphic resonance.” This can be adapted to fit the torsion picture which reveals that, since past, present and future are nested together in the now, there can really be no ordinary linear causality to start with.

Using the late systems theorist Dewey Larson’s reciprocal model, we can quite effectively account for suchphenomena, and we have the late Russian astrophysicist Nikolai Kozyrev’s experiments to further support the idea,since he—and others who subsequently replicated his work—were able tomeasure a force (the flow of time/torsion) emanating from the future positionsof stars,[23] meaning that the “future” is in some sense really present here withus in 3D reality because “hyperdimensional” torsion fields are “trans-temporally present.” Thus, time has three dimensions, or operates three-dimensionally—it is not a one-dimensional river flowing “towards” an imagined future. Co-opting Larson’s ideas,we might speculate that presentiment research has perhaps indirectly shownthat the astral aspect of the psyche is responding to a stimulus that, to it (as a torsion field),occupies the present, but which has yet to unfold linearly in our “explicateorder” experience of reality.

In August 1958, test officials at Eglin Air Force base in Florida were conducting experiments with a super-sensitive infrared camera, to see if they could photograph events after they had occurred. The infrared camera is sensitive to even minute heat rays emitted by objects. The camera they had devised was so refined it could detect differences in thousandths of a degree. With it they took a picture of the base parking lot, which was empty at the time. But when the film was developed, it clearly showed cars that had been parked in the lot several hours before but that were not there when the picture was taken. The report of this experiment was carried by the Associated Press in an account published in the Miami Herald. Because the infrared camera was classified the Air Force refused to say how far backward in time the camera was able to go, or to release any of the pictures to the press…[24]

This is a bizarre notion — does the past still exist right now in the infrared frequencies of the EM spectrum? Relativistic physics says the past still exists in the space we occupy, as does occult doctrine, while it is known that informational torsion fields can linger virtually indefinitely, coupling with EM energies which then leave a detectable imprint of the past in space (Poponin and Gariaev’s experiments on the DNA “phantom” [see Chapter 13 of TGI 1] speak directly to this concept). Evidently, the infrared zone is indeed a “magic window” through which we can view (to a limited extent at least) the Akashic record.

Improving on this, however, is (once again) English inventor Harry Oldfield’s technology. Working in a cemetery with his PIP (polycontrast interference photography) imaging system, which detects the light that interacts with subtle energy fields (such as human auras), Oldfield captured not only discarnate presences, but the presence of a mausoleum and stone monument in the background that were no longer standing, which belonged to an earlier century (probably some 200 years ago, around the time of the Napoleonic wars, according to an employee at the cemetery).[25]

Thus, the past is always present as static torsion fields coupled with electromagnetically detectable light, just outside our normal perceptual range. For me, this research lays waste to the notion of time as a one-dimensional linear flow in which each present moment fades into oblivion as it becomes the “past” — and it offers strong support for the notion that the “Akashic records” of the past can be perceived consciously and “read” by sensitives with the necessary faculties. Effectively this research appears to prove Larson’s theory that time is 3-dimensional — one dimension of time for each of space. Moreover, such material also supports the holofractal universe concept, since we can see now that the ever-present “past” is always nested within the now, meaning that time is indeed “holographic” (whole in every part) and unfolds in a “fractal” self-referencing manner.

Resources:

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pratitya-samutpada

[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indra%27s_net

[3] D.G. Yurth, Seeing Past the Edge, 109.

[4] E. Laszlo & J. Currivan, Cosmos, 14.

[5] R. Susskind, The Cosmic Landscape, 338.

[6] Laszlo & Currivan, 19.

[7] Farrier, Scientific Evidence that the Entire Universe Is a Holographic Projection around the Earth, Feb. 7, 2010. www.neatorama.com

[8] The Holographic Principle. www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=sidebar-the-holographic-p

[9] D.G. Yurth, Seeing Past the Edge, 114. See also CERN Courier, Cobalt magnetic resonance forms quantum mirage. <http://cerncourier.com/cws/article/cern/28197>.

[10] Susskind, 338.

[11] Laszlo & Currivan, 49.

[12] Zeilinger, Dance of the Photons,267.

[13] Chalko, Is Chance or Choice the Essence of Nature? <http://nujournal.net/choice.html

[14] Alfred, Our Invisible Bodies, 65–8, 133–4.

[15] Slime Molds Show Surprising Degree of Intelligence. Discover Magazine (2009). http://discovermagazine.com/2009/jan/071

[16] See H.P. Blavatsky, Studies in Occultism (a collection of articles from Lucifer magazine 1887–91), www.theosociety.org/pasadena/hpb-sio/sio-hp.htm).

[17] D. Radin, Entangled Minds, 127–9.

[18] See The Grand Illusion – Book 1 for more detail on this concept.

[19] See M.D. Jones, PSIence.

[20] Ibid., 91–2.

[21] Radin, Entangled Minds, 195–207.

[22] McTaggart, The Intention Experiment, 171.

[23] A.P. Levich, On the Way to Understanding the Time Phenomenon: the Constructions of Time in Natural Science. Part 2. The “Active” Properties of Time According to N.A. Kozyrev. World Scientific, 1996, 1–42.

[24] Davis, W.E. The Black Box and Other Psychic Generators. 1987, www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ciencia/ciencia_psycho17.htm.

[25] See Harry Oldfield’s Glastonbury Symposium presentation on Youtube.


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10 Amazing Things Kids Have Said About Past Lives

Many parents report that their children say things to them which can only be explained in terms of past lives. This phenomenon has been studied by scientists and psychologists alike because of the vast amount of cases that have surfaced in recent decades. Here are 10 amazing things kids have said to their parents about what they remember from a previous lifetime:

1. When my son was 3, he told me that he really likes his new daddy, he’s really nice. My husband is his one and only daddy. I asked ‘Why is that?’

He replied: ‘My old daddy was really mean. He stabbed me in the back and I died. But I really like my new daddy, he’d never do that to me.’

2. When I was a little girl, I lost [it] when I saw some guy at the grocery store. It was unusual, because I was generally quiet and well behaved. I never had to be taken out of somewhere for misbehaving, but we had to leave the store.

When my mom asked what was wrong when we got in the car, I told her he took me away from my first mom and hid me under his floor and made me sleep for a long time until I woke up with my new mom.

I then refused to sit in the seat of the car on the ride home, but insisted on cowering under the dash board so he couldn’t take me again. It freaked her … out, as she is definitely my biological mother, so obviously my ‘first’ mom.

3. Getting my 2-and-a-half-year-old daughter out of the bath one night, my wife and I were briefing her on how important it was she kept her privates clean. She casually replied: ‘Oh, nobody “scroofs” me there. They tried one night. They kicked the door in and tried, but I fought back. I died and now I’m here.’ She said this like it was nothing.

4. ‘Before I was born here, I had a sister, right? Her and my other mom are so old now. They were OK when the car was on fire, but I sure wasn’t!’

He was maybe 5 or 6 years old. It was totally out of the blue.

5. When my little sister was younger, she used to walk around the house with a picture frame with a picture of my great grandpa in her hands crying and saying, “I miss you Harvey.”

Harvey had died before even I was born. Other than this common occurrence, my mom told me that she would constantly say things that my great grandma Lucy would say.

6. When my little sister first started talking, she used to say some really disturbing things. She used to tell us about how her old family would put things inside of her and would make her cry, but her Daddy eventually burned her so much that she was able to find us, her new family.

She spoke about things like that from the ages of almost 2 to 4. She was much too young to have ever been exposed to any content where children, or anyone else could [experience those things], so my family has always thought she held memories of a prior life.

7. Between the ages of 2 and 6, my son would tell me the same story of how he picked me to be his mother.

He said something about being with a man in a suit and picking a mother that would help him accomplish his souls mission. … We didn’t discuss spirituality … nor was he raised in any sort of religious environment.

The way he described it was that it was similar to grocery shopping, that he was in a bright room with people who were lined up like dolls, and that he picked me. The man in the suit asked him if he was sure, he replied that he was, and then he was born.

My son also had an early fascination with WWII era planes. He could identify them, their parts, what region they were used in, and the like. I still have no idea where he got that information. I’m a science gal, his dad is a math guy.

We have always called him ‘Grandpa,’ because of his peaceful and gingerly demeanor. This kid seriously has an old soul.

8. My nephew when he first began really talking in sentences told my sister and her husband that he was ‘so happy he picked them.’ And then went on to say that before he was a baby he was in a bright room and saw lots of people and he ‘picked his Mom because she had a nice face.’

9. My older sister was born the year my Dad’s mom died. According to my dad, as soon as my sister was old enough to say the words, she said ‘I am your mother.’

10. According to my mom, when I was younger, I would tell her about how I had died in a fire a long time ago. I don’t remember that, but one of my biggest fears is my house burning down. Just being around open fire scares me.

What do you think about these cases? Is there something going on here?

Source: Thanks to Epoch Times


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How Our Higher-Selves Work

Understanding the nature of our Higher-Selves (aka Oversouls) is essential to living a whole and fulfilling Spiritual life. Each one of us have a higher-self and by being in contact with it, we reach new heights of consciousness. Here’s a detailed explanation of How Our Higher-Selves Work…

We are all branches, extensions and nodes of Oneness. We live in a holographic reality of various level of spheres vibrating, reverberating and communicating at various levels of existence.

Imagine as though God or Source is the trunk of a great tree. We are all branches or root extensions of that tree. Imagine as though we are the skinny twigs on the outer edges of the tree that connects to the leaves. In this analogy, our Oversoul or Higher-Selves are the next larger and broader branches for which we are connected to, that lead us all the way back to the trunk or “Source.” These broader branches tend to have more unadulterated consciousness, information and bandwidth available. Yet the higher-up you climb the consciousness ladder, the higher-vibration and less physical this consciousness.

Here’s an image to help visualize this framework for our Higher-Selves.

Our Higher-Selves can be connected to many embodied aspects of itself. This means we often share Higher-Selves with other people, both in this experience of time and in previous and later experiences of time. Our Higher-Selves are not bound to time like we are, and they experience all incarnations that they are existing in simultaneously. Our Higher-Self is also serving as the conscious server for other Worldly incarnations, existing as other galactic beings and forms of consciousness in our Universe.

When we incarnate on Earth a certain character/archetype/personality of our Higher-Self consciousness chooses to come into a human body, and take on an additional personality program to adapt to Earth and our collective consciousness. This what we traditionally call an ego or personality.

By the way, it’s worth noting our ego isn’t bad. It’s actually 100% essential to our existence and the goal isn’t to kill it off to return to our Higher-Self. It’s to refine it and harmonize it with our Higher-Self, and for us to deprogram and cut away what we don’t need. That’s what is often referred to as an ego-death.

Is our Higher-Selves our Collective Consciousness? Not quite. Our collective consciousness consists of our group personality consciousness on Earth, and a certain level of our Higher-Self consciousness that is rendered into this reality. The entirety of our Higher-Self consciousness is not made available into the collective consciousness, although it can be. This is part of our Spiritual mission on this planet, to bring our Higher-Selves to the forefront of our existence.

Our Higher-Selves are meant to be our best friends and the wise-one over our shoulder who we can always seek solace and an eager listening ear. It’s usually the one you are always seeking when you feel lost. It’s the sense of being watched when you are alone that feels comforting. It’s the one that coats you in tingly unconditional love when you lay down and have a moment after a long day.

Our Higher-Selves are asking for us to be in continuous communication with them once more. They are always present for us and they are seeking for us to be engaged in a more conscious dialogue with them to assist in steering the timeline we desire to create for our Earth. This communication can happen through feeling, direct dialogue and really all forms of sensory perception. Our Higher-Selves are coming online in our lives and this reaching critical mass is, well, critical to our survival as a species.

Here’s an Activity to Connect to your Higher-Self:

Create a Relationship to you Higher-Self. Call it into a meditative space and begin a conversation. Relax and don’t take it too seriously. Ask questions, get support, tell stories. You’ll be amazed at the information you receive. Open up and feel.

Write down your insights afterward and keep track of, what I call, your relays.

Your Higher-Self can assist you with things effortlessly. It can bring the perfect people and resources into your life at the perfect moment, inducing a life of perfected synchronicity and welcomed challenge. Remember our Higher-Self reminds us that we are here to learn lessons, as they are here to learn lessons through us, and this whole system is set-up very carefully to induce these life lessons so, well, Bless It & the Process!

And Remember! As Our Higher-Selves come online we are attuned to the ever-expanding energy of the Universe. True singularity. We are the dreamers of dreams. Massive Love!

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The Difference Between Sympathy And Empathy

Empathy is the ability to place yourself in someone else’s shoes and understand relate as best as you can to how that person feels in the situation. The trait of being able to express this feeling and understanding it is the second tier of empathy. Another response to hearing another person’s problem is to express sympathy. Sympathy is the ability to express ‘culturally acceptable’ condolences to anothers plight. A lot of the time, this includes pointing out a silver lining in the situation but it’s not always a helpful thing to do.

Empathy is harder to accomplish for many reasons. We not only have to actively listen to another person’s problem without judgement but then be honest with ourselves and the the other person about our feelings as a listener. That connection builds bridges that enforce trust and understanding that are healthy and positive for both people. At a later time it may be appropriate to look for a solution. Nothing in the world makes me feel better than when trusted family or friends understand where I’m standing. It makes me feel better because it verifies where I actually stand, I frequently get lost in my life.

Next time someone opens up to you about a problem, try to listen to what they are saying. They are reaching out for help and full acknowledgement is the first step. I know its hard to willingly put yourself through more unnecessary pain but it in doing so you will both feel better. Identifying similar feeling in similar situations strengthens healthy bonds for not only the two of you but the community at whole. We all suffer at some point and by talking it out we can genuinely help each other through hardships.

Source: Expanded Consciousness - See more at: http://www.thinkinghumanity.com/2015/01/the-difference-between-sympathy-and-empathy.html#sthash.U50tu22v.NAXwcLXl.dpuf

An empath is an emotional, highly sensitive person, who can feel almost everything. Intuition is the filter through which empaths experience the world. Empaths are naturally giving, spiritually attuned, and good listeners. They will always be there for you. Empaths actually feel other people's feelings, health and concerns.

Here are 5 really interesting things about empaths. You may find yourself in them too.

1) They can "read" other people's feelings.

Empaths know what a person is feeling regardless of how a person “looks” on the outside. He may be smiling, but an empath knows whether they are anxious or depressed. That's because they have the ability to empathize with whom they are interacting.

2) They can really help other people, even if they don't know them well.

That's why most people tend to trust empaths and share their problems with them: because empaths are often drawn, almost compelled to help other people. Empaths are avid seekers of solutions, answers, and knowledge. This makes people trust their advice! If you find people you have never met gravitating to you for help and opening up their deepest secrets to you, then maybe you are an empath too!

3) They feel strong emotional impacts everywhere.

Empaths feel emotions even while walking down the street. They become highly involved with people's feelings, that's why they share the same problems! They are also able to relate to how others feel and understand what they are experiencing.

4) An empath can be an introvert too.

Empaths tend to avoid large groups of people when needed. They often sense too much emotional information everywhere. It is overwhelming. Crowded places such as shopping malls, supermarkets, stadiums or movie theaters might seem terrible for an empath sometimes.

5) They are unable to watch violence, cruelty, or tragedy.

Empaths can bear watching such themes, even if they appear in a movie or in television. That's why they hare watching the news. Empaths are usually non-violent and non-aggressive people who love peaceful and harmonious environments. That doesn't mean they are weaker. They are just more sensitive and that makes them strong and unique.

Recognizing that you’re an empath is the first step in taking charge of your emotions instead of constantly drowning in them. Staying on top of empathy will improve your self-care and relationships. - See more at: http://www.thinkinghumanity.com/2014/10/5-interesting-things-about-empaths.html#sthash.9iKAR08Y.dpuf

Empathic ability allows you to read and understand people’s energy. This ability may be genetic, passing from generation to generation. You may share this ability with a relative, so look at your family tree; does anyone else seem to fit the description? Empaths have the ability to scan another’s energy for thoughts, feelings and possibly for past, present, and future life occurrences. Most empaths are unaware of how this really works, and have accepted that they are sensitive to other people’s energy. The ability to correctly perceive and to some extent mirror the energy of another is a challenge. This gift allows us to steer ourselves through life with added perception. You need to be selective and have coping skills in place, if not you will easily be overwhelmed. - See more at: http://www.thinkinghumanity.com/2014/07/15-tips-for-empaths-and-highly-sensitive-people.html#sthash.jHXeGQ6P.dpu

These are some excellent methods for coping:

1. Schedule time with you:

Spending time alone creates the space needed to release emotion, energy and stress.

2. Positive Affirmations:

Short messages that train thought patterns. An example: “Let me receive what is in my best and highest good at this time”

3. Shielding:

Placing a protective shield of white light that is around and encasing you in a bubble, remember to make a grounding cord so you don’t float away!

4. Chakra Cleansing and Balancing:

Regular cleaning of the chakras will keep your energy field free of negative or unwanted energy. Re-balance them by bringing in energy that will create alignment and balance.

5. Centering:

Align yourself with spirit and get out of Ego. Try to live in the moment and whatever emotion comes up express and release it.

6. Stones:

Some people find that crystals and gemstones aid in clearing negative energy and maintaining balance. Choose yours by trying several different stones,and by paying attention to how each feels.

7. Aroma therapy:

Essential oils can enhance well being. Choose what elevates or calms your mood.

8. Forgiveness:

Forgiving others and forgiving self is one of the most powerful tools you have. It will clear your energy and raise your vibrational rate.

9. Grounding:

We have a grounding cord in the root chakra that connects us to the earth. Being aware of this and using this cord to both send negative energy into the earth where it is absorbed and drawing nourishing energy up from the center of the earth will increase your energetic flow.

10. Meditation:

Quiets the mind so you can center, be present and listen to the voice within.

11. Soothing Sounds:

Relax yourself using music or nature sounds.

12. Animals and Nature:

Being in Nature or spending time with our pets is a great way to relax, clear energy and connect.

13. Smudging:

The Native Americans have been doing this with great results for years. Burning sage while stating an intention is a great method for clearing energy.

14. Yoga:

Yoga is effective because it combines breathing, centering and grounding. A wonderful way to raise vibrational energy.

15. Gratitude and intention journal:

Ending the day by writing a list of things you are grateful for and then stating an intention to work towards keeps the energetic flow steady.

Source: Om Times via The Mind Unleashed - See more at: http://www.thinkinghumanity.com/2014/07/15-tips-for-empaths-and-highly-sensitive-people.html#sthash.jHXeGQ6P.dpuf


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Psychopath vs. Empath: the War Between Truth and Deception

Are you fighting for your servitude as if for your salvation? Then you have been well-deceived. You have been sheeple-compromised. Your thoughts are not your own. Your actions are not your own. You are in all ways a conditioned puppet who is under the delusion that it is free, and the psychopaths of the world are your uncompromising puppet masters. The questions you need to be asking yourself are these: “Am I willing to do what it takes to become free? Am I ready for the uncomfortableness of undeceiving myself? Would I rather be slapped by the truth or kissed with a lie? Am I willing to sacrifice my comfortable lie for the uncomfortable truth? Am I strong enough to fall from the “grace” of my delusion onto the hard and unforgiving ground of truth? And most of all: do I have the courage to disobey?”

indeed in order to come up with better questions, we must be able to transform our would-be psychopathology into a courageous in-the-now empathology.

Cancer begins with a group of cells that fail to communicate with the conscious signal of the host. These cells become competitive instead of cooperative. When competition become primary and cooperation secondary, then we know we have failed as a species. Collectively, among every human, vanity leads to segregation and competition, competition leads to fear and greed, greed leads to deceit and immorality and deceit and immorality is the breeding ground for illness waging war on each other and our earth. Every act of hatred and self-destructiveness in our world begins with self-hate and self-destructiveness. And it all begins with a breakdown in communication.

We have lost the ability to communicate with each other as natural human beings. We have lost the ability to communicate with nature in a healthy way. These unconscious acts of unlearning are systemic and passed down from unhealthy generation to unhealthy generation. It’s time to break apart the parochial chain of our outdated value system. It’s time to unfuck ourselves out of this unhealthy and unsustainable debacle. Like R.D. Laing said, “We are effectively destroying ourselves by violence masquerading as love.”

The simplest way is to be the change we wish to see in the world so that we can be a force of nature powerful enough to also change the world. But another way is to undeceive ourselves, to become compassionate and empathic to the plight of others, and to sprinkle bits of truth over the mass deception like seeds that will eventually grow into a force to be reckoned with.

As it stands, mankind is caught in the cycle of fear, apathy and hatred. A society based upon fear, apathy and hatred sets up a system which is fundamentally incapable of producing health and happiness and thereby represses human development. And here we are: living in a world where human development is being repressed, at the detriment of our individual health and the health of the ecosystem. However, our escape from this unhealthy pattern lies not only in rebellion, but also in the cultivation of a personal freedom and a relinquishing of all forms of anesthesia and self-deception.

Indeed, while authentic freedom is not easily attained, its deficiency is evident in the devastation to both the individual and the greater culture, as the myopic conformists seek to victimize each other and repeatedly inflict violence upon the world in order to maintain the illusion of comfort and power that is being protected by the banner of their deception. Like Arno Gruen said, “If people base their identity on identifying with authority, freedom causes anxiety. They must then conceal the victim in themselves by resorting to violence against others.”

Understand: the world was made to be free in. Give up all the other worlds except the one in which you are free; whether that world be your family, your country, your religion, or your politics. Escape any world that doesn’t allow you to be free. A clear sign that you are not free is that you are being deceived. The question is: are you okay with being deceived? As Chris Hedges warns, “We live in imaginary, virtual worlds created by corporations that profit from our deception,” It is precisely these virtual worlds that we need to turn the tables on. Virtual worlds are tools. We need to go from being irresponsible tools succumbing to a deceptive system, to using our tools responsibly and empathically so as to transform the system into a healthier version of itself.

There is a war going on between manipulative liars and compassionate truth tellers, between psychopaths and empaths. Which side are you on? This also begs the question: are you lying to yourself, which happens to be one of the most difficult questions to answer honestly, but ask it you must, lest you fall too easily into the hands of the nearest con artist or snake-oil salesman. Beware the tyranny of habit. Be not inflexible. The more elastic and fluid you are, the more you’ll stay afloat when the crushing waters of vicissitude come crashing through, and the more you’ll be prepared to be a beacon of hope for others. Change is not easy, it never has been. But change is inevitable. We either wreck ourselves and the world trying to prevent it, or we adapt and overcome in order to evolve with it.

One of my duties as a periphery keeper in this world is to penetrate deception, turn over rocks, awaken people to concealed truths, and to create deep awareness. I say, instead of trying to possess Truth; let yourself be possessed by it. So it goes: I am not a victim of the world, Iam the world. But that wasn’t always the case. I used to work for the NSA via the US Navy as a cryptoanalyst. Yes, I was naïve. I, like many innocent sailors, soldiers, airmen, and marines, was duped into believing that I was honorably fighting and spying to protect the lives of the innocent people of the world. I was wrong. I was bamboozled. We were bamboozled. That was all just doublespeak. We were actually there to fight and spy on behalf of an immoral plutocratic corporate regime that is still in power today. We were there to be pawns in a giant game of chess over oil and power. We were conditioned cogs in an immoral clock of systematic propaganda and unethical orders. They used fear tactics to keep us paranoid. They used false titles and fake rank to play upon our passions. They used those same false titles to play upon our pride, by giving us empty ribbons, flashy medals of nothing, and rank that meant nothing more than that you were a good little obedient sheep to an immoral juggernaut of well-deceived men. Well screw that! War is not peace. Ignorance is not strength. Freedom is not slavery.

“If you would be a real seeker after truth,” wrote Rene Descartes, “it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.” And so I did exactly that. I decided to undeceive myself, using a ruthless self-interrogation process and a humor of the most high to reveal the truth hidden behind the smoke and mirrors of mass deception. What I learned rocked my world, as it has many others. But my liberation was my salvation. The pain that came from knowledge was exceptionally more rewarding than the bliss that came from ignorance. My fall was profound, but when I hit the ground, I relearned how to fall in love. Like Sogyal Rinpoche said, “Each time the losses and deceptions of life teach us about impermanence, they bring us closer to the truth. When you fall from a great height, there is only one possible place to land: on the ground — the ground of truth. And if you have the understanding that comes from spiritual practice, then falling is in no way a disaster, but the discovery of an inner refuge.”

The only way that deception is moral is through the artistic process. Like Marco Tempest said, “Art is a deception that creates real emotions — a lie that creates a truth. And when you give yourself over to that deception, it becomes magic.” We need more of this magic, especially in a world more and more devoid of magic. It is magic precisely because it transforms deception into truth, and so has the power to transform psychopaths into empaths, by planting seeds like tiny, packaged beacons of hope.

Whether it is Charlie Hebdo comic strips or articles like this one, art can literally change the world. Our audacious art is like swordplay in the brain, proving that the pen is indeed mightier than the sword. With it we can cut the yoke of deception that has been passed down from an unethical power structure made up of psychopathic men hell-bent on maintaining their power to the extent that it is destroying the world.

Like Arno Gruen said, “No matter how much lip service those committed to power (psychopaths) may pay to the principle of equality (empaths), they can never approach their fellow human beings on an equal footing; their relationships with others are defined solely in terms of power and weakness. Therefore, they must accumulate as much power as possible, with the aim of becoming invulnerable and proving this invulnerability.” It is the duty of artistic empaths the world over to meet this false invulnerability with the truer power of absolute vulnerability, and art will be our vehicle. Courage is not being invulnerable, like a machine. Courage is not an unwavering hardness, like a tank. It is a soft plasticity, like water. I beseech you, you who would dare greatly, look not for what’s solid within you, look instead for what is soft and malleable. The courage will come. Like Bruce Lee pouring water in and out of a cup, saying “Be water, my friend,” your softness will take shape and assume the form of empathy which has the power to crush all forms of psychopathology, and its shape will be an adventure of the most high.

People often ask me, baffled, “Why do you go against the laws of men?” And I say to them, “Because your swords will never be as sharp as my pen.”

 

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10 Reason???s Why A Spiritual Journey Will Improve Your Entire Life

Lets face it. Living day by day in the average human environment is not a very fun one. Working Jobs, Commuting, Traffic, McDonalds…. It’s not just boring, but sad and depressing. Sometimes, the best thing you can do for yourself is to go on a journey or a quest of sorts to cleanse your spirit, mind and body, and to become One with the nature that you are.

10 Ways A Spiritual Journey Might Change Your Life

1. Jobs Can Sometimes Make You Forget The Beauty In Life

At the point where you walk outside and you don’t notice the sun is shining perfectly in the sky, you need a RESET. If we all had life the way we wanted it, we would have much less “jobs” and have much more inspired creation. This shift and transition can happen right now. What are you waiting for? Perhaps you don’t know what you want to create, perhaps you feel stuck or trapped. Getting out of your environment might be just what you need to make a transition into finding what gives you lasting happiness.

2.Life Just Got Stale

You know how sometimes if you eat something over and over again it gets really old.. especially if that food is just starches and fats with no nutrients at all? Perhaps it’s time to change that intake valve to something a little more free! No one wants a life more stale than a 1998 bag of Lay’s potato chips. Going on adventures make the heart feel fresh and new again.

3. It’ll Inspire You To Have Better Relationships with others

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Going to travel around the world or even somewhere nearby often allow your mind to reset. When this happens, you can observe your relationships in a new way and come back to the table with a fresh outlook. Also – if you go somewhere WITH someone, that can be a tremendous way to grow together and strengthen your relationship, regardless of what that relationship is.

4. Redefines the Relationship You Have With Yourself

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Everyone needs “Alone Time” sometimes, and so taking some time just to be with yourself can be a powerful meditation to be at peace without constantly engaging with those who don’t get you. Just remember not to pull away too far, for isolation from loved ones if stretched too far can leave stretch marks that take a long time to heal if not properly cared for.

5. Journeys Provide You New Prospectives For Your Education

Getting out into the world, you’ll find new people that resonate with your highest potential. When you are in your normal environment, its very much like being “inside the box”, in that it is not very often subject to change. However our true potential for our life path is never found inside of any box, even if, figuratively speaking, we find a post card that points to our dreams, we will never reach that magical place from the comfort of our boxes. Most people inside the box want the education and careers the box promotes but once we allow our minds to expand, we can quickly find out where we want to place our energy.

6. You May Receive A Fresh Prospective On Your Priorities

Lets just be honest, life can be hard sometimes. Ok…. scratch that… life can be hard most of the time as we grow and become more responsible. However, just because we have a lot of responsibilities doesn’t mean we have them prioritized. Getting out of the old environment even for a little while allows your mind to shuffle and sort whats truly important to you and what needs to be done for the benefit of everyone and everything.

7. You’ll Become Better At Navigating Your Perception Of Drama

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When things get dramatic, there is usually for a reason for it. Whether there is a problem between you and a loved one or a disagreement in the workplace – when things are in a panic it can become difficult to be on-point and do the right thing. Sometimes taking a step outside of the house for an afternoon of reflection can make all of the difference in the world. For me, I climb the tree in the front of the house and meditate for a while, engaging fully with the task at hand in order to come to a more complete understanding and resolution to the problem.

8. Gain Mental Clarity In Your Life

Is life looking dense, thick and sticky like walking through muck? Going on a Spiritual Journey will cut through the density like a knife through Wonder Bread. The more earthly experience you have, the more angles of reflection you have for making better decisions. By practicing mindfulness to all of these, we can “go with the flow” with a lot more care than the stuck-ness we face when we do not.

9. Overall Optimism will increase.

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Yep, you guessed it! Trees, Rivers, Grass, Temples, Foreign Languages, and limited access to bathrooms seems to play a huge role in the increase of appreciation and an overall more positive outlook on the blessed life you have. A positive outlook on life can make all the difference in your creativity.

10. Spiritual Journeys Promote Mindfulness About Your Physical Health

Healthwise, a lot comes down to resource management when you are taking a real spiritual journey. Most of us will typically eat much healthier while on a journey of some sort or at least have a better sense of how to keep the body in a better state of holistic comfort.

So yeah, Go on a journey! Create something new for yourself, and create something new for your friends and family. You are a reflection of them after all, and any adjustments you make to your auric field will have an impact on them, whether you are aware of it or not.


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You Really Can Change Your DNA

If you believe that you are at the mercy of your genetic code, great news, you’re not. According to the science of epigenetics (the study of how environmental factors outside of DNA influence changes in gene expression), stem cells and even DNA can be altered through magnetic fields, heart coherence, positive mental states and intention. Top scientists around the world agree: genetic determinism is a flawed theory.

Curbing the genetic victim mentality

The DNA we are born with is not the sole determinant for our health and well-being. Stem cell biologist Bruce Lipton, Ph.D., discusses the important difference between genetic determinism and epigenetics in an interview with Super Consciousness magazine:

“The difference between these two is significant because this fundamental belief called genetic determinism literally means that our lives, which are defined as our physical, physiological and emotional behavioral traits, are controlled by the genetic code. This kind of belief system provides a visual picture of people being victims: If the genes control our life function, then our lives are being controlled by things outside of our ability to change them. This leads to victimization that the illnesses and diseases that run in families are propagated through the passing of genes associated with those attributes. Laboratory evidence shows this is not true.”

Lipton’s theory is confirmed by Carlo Ventura, M.D., Ph.D., professor and researcher at the University of Bologna in Italy. Dr. Ventura has shown through lab testing that the DNA of stem cells can be altered using magnetic field frequencies.

It’s like a time machine. You’re reprogramming somehow backward with these cells to an uncertain state in which any kind of decision is somehow possible; even the decision to become virtually any kind of cell of the organism. And just think about the tremendous potential of this discovery.

He adds that two Nobel Prize-winning scientists discovered even “nonstem adult cells can be epigenetically reprogrammed backward to a state where they can eventually give rise to neural cells, cardiac cells, skeletal muscle cells or insulin-producing cells.”

Changing DNA through intention

According to the Institute of HeartMath in Boulder Creek, California, epigenetics encompasses far more than just DNA, our environment and life experience. After two decades of study, the researchers discovered factors like love and appreciation or anxiety and anger also influence a person’s blueprint. In one experiment, select participants were able to change DNA with positive mental states.

An individual holding three DNA samples was directed to generate heart coherence – a beneficial state of mental, emotional and physical balance and harmony – with the aid of a HeartMath technique that utilizes heart breathing and intentional positive emotions. The individual succeeded, as instructed, to intentionally and simultaneously unwind two of the DNA samples to different extents and leave the third unchanged.

Control group volunteers who had low heart coherence were unable to alter the DNA.

Healthy cell expression and a quantum nutrient diet

If we want to nourish our bodies at a cellular level (and not promote disease), the institute recommends an abundant diet of quantum nutrients. When we are stressed or negative, our biological energy reserves are diverted from the important task of regenerating and repairing the body. We can counteract this cellular starvation by focusing on genuine states of care, appreciation and love. These positive emotions enhance our energy system and feed the body, even down to the level of DNA. HeartMath calls such positive feelings “quantum nutrients.”

The institute offers several free tools that assist in creating a coherent state quickly and easily. Two examples can be found here and here.

Updated September 2014

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9 Powerful Life Lessons Learned from Studying With a Monk

When I was 18 years old, I suffered from anxiety and stomach problems. A compassionate physician and practicing Buddhist referred me to a Taoist monk who specialized in meditation and martial arts. I ended up healing myself of anxiety and stomach issues by doing meditation, and went on a great journey of self-discovery.

Here are 9 lessons I learned while studying with a monk:

1. Keep trying until you get it right.

The most important life lesson I learned was trying something three times (maybe even four times) before you stop trying and move on. Also, this monk taught me that, even after multiple tries, you should work on different angles to approach things that are difficult.

If you keep trying, you’ll eventually get where you’re going.

2. The answer to your question is inside of you.

As part of the original monastery training, a monk didn’t answer direct questions from a student unless it was a well thought-out question. A Chinese proverb says, “Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.”

Some forms of Zen Buddhism use a very similar style of training. An old saying (by Taoist monks) goes like this: “In making a four corner table, the teacher shows the student how to make one corner. It’s the student’s job to figure out how to make the other three.”

They did this because they were preparing a student to deal effectively with problems in the real world.

I traveled to South Korea one time, and I found it fascinating how much you have to rely on your intuition when you don’t speak the native language of a country. I remember one instance, I had trouble explaining to the cab driver where my hotel was, and he didn’t speak English. So I had to get out of the cab and ask several people until I could find someone to tell the cab driver in Korean how to get to my hotel.

In life, whenever we try new things, we have to go into new places with only a small amount of information. The real world doesn’t give us all the answers. The greatest teacher is inside of us.

3. Real wisdom in life comes from doing something and failing.

Prior to starting meditation, I used to get upset when I’d try something and fail.

I’ve been in sales since I was sixteen. I remember going to work and getting so angry with myself because I didn’t get a sale. If I ever got rejected, I’d get upset with myself, and I’d want to quit my job. But I just keep failing over and over—until I became good at it.

I remember, when I first started doing meditation, I ran into several problems. For example, at first it was difficult to calm down; but if you stick with it, its gets easier and easier. I tried for only a few minutes, and then every day, I added more time onto my meditation.

When we struggle, we learn about ourselves and what we need to do to become stronger.

4. When you start to do meditation you recognize the egotistical mind.

Everything in the ego’s world is the result of comparing. I compared myself to other salesmen and would blame myself because I wasn’t making as much money as them.

When I started doing meditation, I began to build separation from this egoistical mind, which is consistently making these comparisons. A lot of us try something and get rejected, so we give up. Even worse, we blame ourselves for a long time and get depressed. When I started to do meditation, I began to identify my ego and was able to build separation from it.

That’s what happens when we meditate: We separate from the part of ourselves that dwells on comparisons, and start learning to live a life that isn’t driven by our egos.

5. We must be both compassionate and resilient.

The monk wouldn’t meet with me to train unless I called him a minimum of three times. I hated this part. I used to call and call and he would never answer. But this is how life is. How many times do you have to call or email someone to get something done in the real world? It’s usually several times.

Most of us blame ourselves when we try once to do something and fail. At the time, I hated this part of the training, but now I think it was the most important life lesson.

There’s a Taoist proverb that says, “Cotton on the outside, steel on the inside.”

It reminds us to be compassionate, but not weak.

6. Patience is a virtue.

The monk always made me wait—and I dreaded this.

For example, when I got to his house to train, he’d make me wait for a minimum of a half-hour, sometimes longer. We’d go out to dinner on Friday nights and he’d show up at the restaurant an hour late.

He’d tell me to meet him at a particular restaurant at 7:00. I’d get there and find out that he wasn’t there. So I’d usually be sitting in the restaurant by myself fumbling with my phone, acting like I was texting someone, while worrying about what everyone at the restaurant was thinking about me.

Keep in mind, it’s not like I could call him; I don’t think the guy ever turned his cell phone on. Then he’d show up at about 8:15 and act like nothing happened.

His first question was always, “How’s your mother and father?” (Of course in my head I’m thinking, “What do you mean, ‘How’s my mother and father?’ I just waited here for an hour and fifteen minutes.”)

But after a few years of this, it never bothered me; and not only that, it spread to every area of my life. Because of this training, I can honestly say that I very rarely get upset about anything. I never get agitated anymore when I have to wait in a long line or when someone cuts me off on the highway.

Patience is the gift of inner calm.

7. Detach from your ego.

At first, it’s hard to sit at a restaurant by yourself. You’re constantly worrying, thinking that people probably think you’re a loser because you’re sitting by yourself. But the reality is, you will never be happy if you care about what people think you!

Prior to starting meditation, I’d get upset over just about anything. Now, nothing really bothers me. Recently, I was in the airport and there was a several hour delay on my flight. I just used that time to do meditation. Ten years ago, I would have become extremely upset. An airplane delay would have ruined my day.

When you let go of your ego needs, it’s easier to accept and even benefit from whatever comes at you.

8. In Taoism, they say, “No self, No enemy.”

It’s the enemy within that causes all of our fears, worries, and insecurities. If you come to terms with this enemy within, it will impact every area of your life. It’s the identification with the “self/ego” that causes all of life’s problems.

How many times do we not go for something because of fear? Think about all the fears that we have conjured up in our minds that stop us from being truly happy. If you can conquer the enemy within yourself, you won’t have an enemy outside yourself.

9. Happiness comes from within, and also comes from outside.

I learned this from observing the Buddhist Physician I met. He used to do meditation in his office before he would interact with his patients. He was one of the happiest and most compassionate people I’ve ever met.

By creating happiness inside, he was able to increase that emotional state by spreading it to others.

We must cultivate happiness from within, and work to spread it around to everyone we interact with. The monk used say, “Everyone has a purpose or a mission in life.”

We have to find happiness within, and also find our purpose on the outside.

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Source: “9 Powerful Life Lessons Learned from Studying With a Monk,” from tinybuddha.com, by Robert Piper


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Empathy is the ability to place yourself in someone else’s shoes and understand relate as best as you can to how that person feels in the situation. The trait of being able to express this feeling and understanding it is the second tier of empathy. Another response to hearing another person’s problem is to express sympathy. Sympathy is the ability to express ‘culturally acceptable’ condolences to anothers plight. A lot of the time, this includes pointing out a silver lining in the situation but it’s not always a helpful thing to do.

Empathy is harder to accomplish for many reasons. We not only have to actively listen to another person’s problem without judgement but then be honest with ourselves and the the other person about our feelings as a listener. That connection builds bridges that enforce trust and understanding that are healthy and positive for both people. At a later time it may be appropriate to look for a solution. Nothing in the world makes me feel better than when trusted family or friends understand where I’m standing. It makes me feel better because it verifies where I actually stand, I frequently get lost in my life.

Next time someone opens up to you about a problem, try to listen to what they are saying. They are reaching out for help and full acknowledgement is the first step. I know its hard to willingly put yourself through more unnecessary pain but it in doing so you will both feel better. Identifying similar feeling in similar situations strengthens healthy bonds for not only the two of you but the community at whole. We all suffer at some point and by talking it out we can genuinely help each other through hardships.

Source: Expanded Consciousness - See more at: http://www.thinkinghumanity.com/2015/01/the-difference-between-sympathy-and-empathy.html#sthash.U50tu22v.NAXwcLXl.dpuf

An empath is an emotional, highly sensitive person, who can feel almost everything. Intuition is the filter through which empaths experience the world. Empaths are naturally giving, spiritually attuned, and good listeners. They will always be there for you. Empaths actually feel other people's feelings, health and concerns.

Here are 5 really interesting things about empaths. You may find yourself in them too.

1) They can "read" other people's feelings.

Empaths know what a person is feeling regardless of how a person “looks” on the outside. He may be smiling, but an empath knows whether they are anxious or depressed. That's because they have the ability to empathize with whom they are interacting.

2) They can really help other people, even if they don't know them well.

That's why most people tend to trust empaths and share their problems with them: because empaths are often drawn, almost compelled to help other people. Empaths are avid seekers of solutions, answers, and knowledge. This makes people trust their advice! If you find people you have never met gravitating to you for help and opening up their deepest secrets to you, then maybe you are an empath too!

3) They feel strong emotional impacts everywhere.

Empaths feel emotions even while walking down the street. They become highly involved with people's feelings, that's why they share the same problems! They are also able to relate to how others feel and understand what they are experiencing.

4) An empath can be an introvert too.

Empaths tend to avoid large groups of people when needed. They often sense too much emotional information everywhere. It is overwhelming. Crowded places such as shopping malls, supermarkets, stadiums or movie theaters might seem terrible for an empath sometimes.

5) They are unable to watch violence, cruelty, or tragedy.

Empaths can bear watching such themes, even if they appear in a movie or in television. That's why they hare watching the news. Empaths are usually non-violent and non-aggressive people who love peaceful and harmonious environments. That doesn't mean they are weaker. They are just more sensitive and that makes them strong and unique.

Recognizing that you’re an empath is the first step in taking charge of your emotions instead of constantly drowning in them. Staying on top of empathy will improve your self-care and relationships. - See more at: http://www.thinkinghumanity.com/2014/10/5-interesting-things-about-empaths.html#sthash.9iKAR08Y.dpuf

Empathic ability allows you to read and understand people’s energy. This ability may be genetic, passing from generation to generation. You may share this ability with a relative, so look at your family tree; does anyone else seem to fit the description? Empaths have the ability to scan another’s energy for thoughts, feelings and possibly for past, present, and future life occurrences. Most empaths are unaware of how this really works, and have accepted that they are sensitive to other people’s energy. The ability to correctly perceive and to some extent mirror the energy of another is a challenge. This gift allows us to steer ourselves through life with added perception. You need to be selective and have coping skills in place, if not you will easily be overwhelmed. - See more at: http://www.thinkinghumanity.com/2014/07/15-tips-for-empaths-and-highly-sensitive-people.html#sthash.jHXeGQ6P.dpu

These are some excellent methods for coping:

1. Schedule time with you:

Spending time alone creates the space needed to release emotion, energy and stress.

2. Positive Affirmations:

Short messages that train thought patterns. An example: “Let me receive what is in my best and highest good at this time”

3. Shielding:

Placing a protective shield of white light that is around and encasing you in a bubble, remember to make a grounding cord so you don’t float away!

4. Chakra Cleansing and Balancing:

Regular cleaning of the chakras will keep your energy field free of negative or unwanted energy. Re-balance them by bringing in energy that will create alignment and balance.

5. Centering:

Align yourself with spirit and get out of Ego. Try to live in the moment and whatever emotion comes up express and release it.

6. Stones:

Some people find that crystals and gemstones aid in clearing negative energy and maintaining balance. Choose yours by trying several different stones,and by paying attention to how each feels.

7. Aroma therapy:

Essential oils can enhance well being. Choose what elevates or calms your mood.

8. Forgiveness:

Forgiving others and forgiving self is one of the most powerful tools you have. It will clear your energy and raise your vibrational rate.

9. Grounding:

We have a grounding cord in the root chakra that connects us to the earth. Being aware of this and using this cord to both send negative energy into the earth where it is absorbed and drawing nourishing energy up from the center of the earth will increase your energetic flow.

10. Meditation:

Quiets the mind so you can center, be present and listen to the voice within.

11. Soothing Sounds:

Relax yourself using music or nature sounds.

12. Animals and Nature:

Being in Nature or spending time with our pets is a great way to relax, clear energy and connect.

13. Smudging:

The Native Americans have been doing this with great results for years. Burning sage while stating an intention is a great method for clearing energy.

14. Yoga:

Yoga is effective because it combines breathing, centering and grounding. A wonderful way to raise vibrational energy.

15. Gratitude and intention journal:

Ending the day by writing a list of things you are grateful for and then stating an intention to work towards keeps the energetic flow steady.

Source: Om Times via The Mind Unleashed - See more at: http://www.thinkinghumanity.com/2014/07/15-tips-for-empaths-and-highly-sensitive-people.html#sthash.jHXeGQ6P.dpuf

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11 Signs You???re An Old Soul

There is a special type of person in our world who finds themselves alone and isolated, often times even since birth.

The sometimes lonely experience from this person isn’t because of any sort of antisocial behavior. It has more to do with being different. This person feels old and often acts more mature than the typical person. They often stand out in their behavior and live more outside the box when it comes to the rules of society.

Because of this the old soul often finds themselves a bit alone or with only a few close friends. Younger souls will flock to this soul because they can almost sense the depth of experience within them.

Have you ever met someone who you would speak to for wisdom? Have people come to you before seeking guidance?

The “Old Soul”

Many famous and wise people have been called old souls. For example Alan Watts, Eckhart Tolle and even Nikola Tesla have been called them. Perhaps you have been too? Their vast wisdom an unquenchable thirst for growth and discovery are key attributes that they bring to humanity.

If you believe you are an old soul but are not yet sure check out the list below to see.

11 Signs You’re An Old Soul

imgres #1 You tend to be a bit of a Loner.

Because older souls are wise beyond their years they often find that they do not fit within their typical crowd of peers. In fact they often make friends with people much older than they are. When an old soul cannot find wisdom from other people they tend to go off on their own and search out their own path of self discovery.

#2 You love knowledge, wisdom and truth.

old-soul-wisdomGrowth and experience are powerful tools that you use in your studies. Learning and understanding truth is one of the things that excites you the most.

Ignorance isn’t bliss and that is why the older soul continually seeks out new ideas, philosophies and adventures.

The older soul isn’t interested in the latest media scandal or the drama on the TV.

#3 You’re spiritually inclined.

The older soul has a deeper and more natural connection with the world around them.

Although they may not be religious they connect better with nature and have a grand respect for mother earth.

Wisdom has taught them that we need to have a healthy planet, body, mind and soul in order to thrive as a species and they seek things that will continuously improve their lives and the lives of those around them.

#4 You understand the Deep Connections of Life.

Old souls can be seen withdrawn at times, almost burdened down with the stress of the world around them. Working hard in their minds to solve the issues of the world is a normal thought pattern for these people. Wanting to help others and understanding how we are all connected is another key attribute of the old soul.

#5 You’re Thankful.

images-1Because you understand how everything around you is connect you are very grateful when someone goes out of their way for you. You are grateful to the earth for providing a beautiful world for you to live. The sunset is a gift from the sky to brighten your life and you are grateful for it.

You recognize that people dont have to be kind and so you go out of your way to be kind to others.

9 Signs Youre An Old Soul

Old souls understand the big picture. They can see what they are creating with their lives years in advance and strive to live beautifully.

Their life path is a bit different than most. They see in a creative big picture way and notice more opportunities for success.

They don’t break down as hard when things go wrong because they understand that life is guiding them in a new direction.

#7 You aren’t Materialistic.

Fame, titles, status, and popularity don’t phase you. You don’t care to wear the most stylish fashions or own the newest smart phone. Quality over quantity and buying something for the best value is your core motivation when in comes to physical objects.

Competing with the neighbors is also not a priority for your life. Having nice things kept in good working condition are more important that impressing anyone to the old soul.

#8 You were a strange, socially maladaptive kid.

9 Signs Youre An Old Soul

Sometimes old souls had a hard time fitting in when they were younger. They were a bit of a loner in school.

Sometimes they were seen as the ‘black sheep’ of the family. And even at times they were out right rebellious.

The old soul sometimes feels older than their parents and has to be patient with them while they learn how to express their feelings.

Old souls sometimes have a hard time with the structure of traditional school and hierarchies of authority.

#9 You just “feel” old.

Somewhere deep inside you just feel old. You have that strange feeling like you have done this before and it isn’t that scary to you.

It is easy to become frustrated with drama immaturity and younger souls. It takes a lot of patience and understanding to work with the typical person. You have had to learn that you are a constant teacher and must always show the way with your actions and life choices.

Sometimes people, regardless of age, can seem ‘young at heart’. Inversely others have been known to be ‘Old at heart’ no matter their age.

#10 You trust your Gut

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When life gets crazy, and it does, you have learned to trust in your intuition. It isn’t always easy to follow what you feel inside but you have found that you get the best results when you do.

Making decisions and having them end up to be the best choice for you or others comes easier to you.

#11 You are good at Listening

imagesWhen other younger souls seem to drown on and on you are the one who sits back and absorbs all of the data. Listening is where you do the most learning and since you enjoy learning it comes easy.

People are often impressed with your ability to calmly listen and enjoy talking to you when they are having a hard time.

Have you been called an old soul before? I would love to hear about it in the comments below!

Thank you for reading,

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How to Induce Lucid Dreaming

Lucid dreaming has become immensely popular over the past few years, and for some good reasons! The idea of ‘emerging into the new paradigm’ translates into the sharing of new ideas that were once deemed too taboo. There is an underlying desire of forward, transforming motion wanted by the whole planet. One of the ways we can explore this shift is through the perspective of dreams. The astral plane exists right here, intertwined with the third dimension on a slightly higher frequency. This means time is not linear and manifestation is instant with the use of intent! You can exist everywhere and no where all at once, you can experience the oneness of all that is.

There are a bunch of techniques that can help you induce this state. It’s easier for me to start lucid dreaming after I’ve fallen asleep, as to skip the sleep paralysis step.

 

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Lay on your back and relax

Focus on your breathing and observe the darkness of your closed eyelids. For a lot of people, it isn’t just blackness they see, its endless static of energy all subtlety buzzing around. When I find the center point of my vision, I can make the flat image of darkness look like a 3D room with a lot of depth to it. If I can focus on that without completely falling asleep, I can slip into lucid dreaming.

Sleep paralysis kicks in once I’m relaxed enough – and the feeling of it usually forces me back awake. I can feel an immense pressure in the centre of my stomach that pulls me down. It feels like there’s so much pressure I can’t breathe and I usually turn my head to the side and wake up. It’s always scary and uncomfortable – I’m still learning how to fully get through it.

If I’m able to – the merging into the astrals hits me like a brick wall. An image starts out as a tiny dot in the center of my vision then rushes into me and I plunge into a different world. It’s literally like being thrown into a portal.

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Staying lucid

The first thing I ALWAYS do as soon as I realize I’m lucid is put my face right up to the ground! I look at the crazy details of the pavement or grass and take in how real it is. The astrals are as physical as here if we were to fully align our energy with it.

The one thing that brings me out of a lucid dream is doubt. If I’m flying, after awhile I’ll start to question if I can really do it. In the moment, it makes sense to manifest something to fly with that helps me, and for some reason a plastic bag does the job. It reassures me what I’m doing is possible, but if the doubt remains present then I’ve lost control. I’m scared to fall and feel pain while lucid because I don’t fully believe that I control it. A good thing to do is to spin around and take in the entirety of your surroundings. The more you see and believe it, the more your confidence will rise. I also like to look at my hands and body to confirm I’m really experiencing it – although I’ve never remembered to look at myself in the mirror.

Writing every dream down, even if its not lucid, helps you dream each night! Going over your past dreams just before you go to sleep helps refresh and focus the feeling of being lucid. When I read my old dream descriptions, a flood of memories and images come back like I had JUST had that dream. It keeps those experiences alive!

To successfully induce lucid dreaming takes practice, and the progression of surpassing our fears. Fear of the unknown is the main reason we are unable to fully experience lucid dreams. When we see the value of the connection between us all, we can interact on the astral dimension! We can create ANYTHING in a space of all knowing, all loving energy. Imagine hanging out with everyone you know, seeing past their physical being and loving them, for they are you. This all becomes very clear when we can exist in a higher frequency together.


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How the Controllers Use Religion, Money, Politics, and Education to Enslave Our Souls

This article is my most controversial article because it contains “forbidden knowledge” and evidence proving that the Controllers have infiltrated and distorted most systems of the world, including the religious, political, educational, and financial system. If you do not believe that there are people who want to control everything that you do and think, read this mind boggling article (contains visual proof) and then ask yourself why are they deceiving you.

If you do not know who the Controllers are, they are wealthy globalists who control society from behind the scene and pull the strings of politicians. A lot of the Controllers are high level bankers who are involved in secret societies. If you do not believe in secret societies, study organized crime and you should eventually come to the conclusion that they exist

If we want to experience true freedom and world peace, we need to learn and understand how the Controllers think and study their systems of control so we can find ways to counter them. Otherwise, the Controllers will destroy our freedom and turn our planet into a prison. If this happens, our children and future generations will not have a future to look forward to.

The main goal of this article is to empower you by helping you understand the minds of the Controllers and their systems of control so that you can understand why they are so obsessed with the idea of controlling the world. After reading this article, you should understand why we cannot rely on our authorities to save us and why we need to be more responsible citizens. History has taught us that when we become irresponsible and take freedom for granted, we always get tyranny!

Why controlling religion and money are essential for enslaving our souls Religion is the most effective tool to use to control the mass population at the spiritual level. This is because most people have been conditioned to believe that religion is heavily influenced by the words of Creation (God). In order for the Controllers to control us, they need to weaken the spiritual power within us. This power is the loving energy that gives us thought, awareness and intelligence, which is also known as the soul/spirit. The reason why they need to weaken our spiritual power is because when our spiritual power is strong it can help us see through their lies; therefore, it can free us from their controlling matrix. This is why people who are more spiritually awakened are usually the ones who are warning others about the Controllers’ dark agendas. The end game of the Controllers is to create a worldwide catastrophic event so that they can manipulate the survivors into accepting their fascist one world government. To achieve this goal, they need to first control two things: money and religion. They have always been in control of money and religion to a large degree, but in the late 1700s their controlling empire was threatened by a generation of very brave men and women. Those brave men and women were the founders and builders of the country known today as the United States of America. To make sure that the Controllers’ end game comes into fruition near 2012 and soon after, they need to destroy the US and what it stands for, which are freedom and liberty. They believe that once the US falls, controlling the rest of the world would become a lot easier. The Controllers knew that the US was too powerful to attack from the outside so they cleverly attacked it from the inside through stealth. In 1913, they achieved one of their greatest goals by creating a central bank in the US. This central bank, known as the Federal Reserve (Fed), is not a federal bank but a private bank owned by a small group of elite bankers. I like to refer to them as banksters because they are gangsters disguised in suits. You can read more about those banksters at this page. The image of the dollar bill below is evidence that they have taken over the US financial system. If you study secret societies, you should have a general idea of what the Great Seal symbol stands for. The pyramid with the “all seeing eye” on top is one of their occult symbols of power. If you look closely at the pyramid, you should see 13 sections or stairs. The number 13 is a very important number in the religion of secret societies.

Controlling the US monetary system is essential for them to achieve their dark agendas because they can use it to steal real wealth from Americans and buy off their politicians and companies. To steal real wealth from Americans, they assign each American a social security number and force them to pay income tax which is against the Constitution. They have done such a great job of stealing American’s money that they got away with $15 plus trillions. To make matters worse, they enslave Americans through debt with their fractional reserve banking system. This system is what gives them the financial power to control the economy of the world.

Each time the Controllers print money to the US government, the fiat money is given to the US government as a loan plus interest. This is no different than borrowing money from a foreign country. It is important to know that most of the money exchange is done electronically. Another popular method that the Controllers use to steal real wealth from the American people is inflation which is nothing more than a hidden tax. For a detailed explanation why inflation is a hidden tax, please read this shocking article. The Controllers are also using these controlling techniques to control other countries, which is why the economy of Europe is a mess.

Many of the people who are in charge of the plan to overthrow the US government are part of controlling factions of secret societies. It is important to know that not all people in secret societies are bad. The good people in secret societies cannot conveniently leave their secret groups because it can cost their lives. According to Dean Henderson, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Jay, Ethan Allen, Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Brown, and Roger Sherman were all part of a secret society known as the Freemasons. The Freemasons is like a subgroup of the most powerful secret society of all, the Illuminati. The Illuminati has been around since the Sumerians and beyond.

The malicious faction of the Illuminati is responsible for distorting many of the original teachings of Jesheua, also known as Jesus. Many of the “holy books” found in modern religion were written or influenced by certain people who were part of secret societies or associated with them. This is why some of the stories in religion are based on astrology. One of the popular stories is the birth of Jesheua which certain branches of Christianity claim that it occur on December 25th. When they talk about this event, they are not really talking about the birth of the “son” of God, but the birth of the “sun” of God that rises in the East and sets in the West.

As the winter solstice approaches from the Northern Hemisphere, the days become shorter and shorter until it reaches the shortest day of the year. Depending where you live on the planet, the shortest day of the year occurs on December 21st or 22nd. On this day the sun stops moving south for three days. Some ancient civilizations saw this as the analogy of the sun being dead for three days. On December 25th, the sun moves one degree north; therefore, it is said that the sun is reborn on this date. This one degree movement of the sun is very subtle but can be measured with very sensitive equipment.

I know the idea of the birth of Jesheua being a hoax may anger a lot of Christians, but if Christians want to truly achieve salvation, they must learn why the Controllers distorted Jesheua’s teachings so that they can separate the truths from the lies. We, the people of the world, need to understand that the same groups of people who gave us our modern banking system are the same groups of people who gave us modern religion.

If the previous three paragraphs are hard for you to believe, then please watch the video below. Be warned! This video contains shocking evidence that can put you in an emotional roller coaster ride. Viewer discretion is highly advised. Before watching the video, please be aware that I do not agree with everything in the video, especially the section where the video claims that Jesheua never existed.

Religion: The Greatest Story Ever Told

Does the Pope agree with the video above?

Even though the video above shows great evidence that proves to a certain degree that religion contains distorted information or lies, a lot of us will still deny the fact that this video is telling us some truths. How about if a well-known religious leader tells us that there are some truths to the video. Would we believe it then?

One of the most well-known religious leaders is the Pope. Recently, Pope Benedict XVI has publicly announced that there was a miscalculation of Jesheua’s birthday, and that Christmas was based on a pagan solar festival.

As expressed at Telegraph.co.uk.

The entire Christian calendar is based on a miscalculation, the Pope has declared, as he claims in a new book that Jesus was born several years earlier than commonly believed.

The ‘mistake’ was made by a sixth century monk known as Dionysius Exiguus or in English Dennis the Small, the 85-year-old pontiff claims in the book ‘Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives’, published on Wednesday.

“The calculation of the beginning of our calendar – based on the birth of Jesus – was made by Dionysius Exiguus, who made a mistake in his calculations by several years,” the Pope writes in the book, which went on sale around the world with an initial print run of a million copies.

Do you notice that when it comes to these types of hot topics, they usually never admit that they are wrong? Instead, they tend to blame their errors on someone else so that they do not damage their credibility. These are the kind of leaders that we have running the world. Our political and religious leaders have lied to us in the past and they will keep lying to us until we become more responsible citizens. Do you now understand why we can never achieve true freedom and world peace until we become more responsible citizens?

One of the questions we should be asking our leaders is what else are you not telling us? I know for a fact that they are not telling us a lot of things because they know that once the truth comes out, their controlling empire will fall. This is exactly what is happening behind the scene. If we want their controlling empire to fall faster, we need to support the true patriots who truly care about our freedom and liberty. In other words, vote with your money and do not rely solely on the rigged voting machine.

We can vote with our money by buying organic and healthy food instead of the hazardous junk food that they created to destroy our connection to our souls. By buying organic food, they will have little choice but to support organic food. Another way to vote with our money is to stop watching news from the mainstream media (unless the corrupt leaders are removed), and read news from alternative media, such as ProjectCamelotPortal.com and StewWebb.com. These alternative media outlets are usually not financed by the Controllers and they are not afraid to expose the Controllers’ dark agendas. Support the true patriots and light warriors who truly care about your freedom and rights.

In one of my previous article titled “Forbidden Knowledge of the Federal Reserve Cartel: Part 1, 2 & 3,” I said that the year 2012 was a year of great change because the truth of what is truly going on in the world is going to come out sooner or later. Right now, some of the truth is starting to come out. One of them deals with the financial fraud committed by central banks throughout the world. Another one is going to involve the announcement of the existence of life beyond our planet. However, the announcement that there is life in outer-space may not happen for another few years. How fast this announcement will occur depends on if the people of the world are ready for it. The Vatican is already conditioning and preparing us to accept that there is life beyond our planet. You can read more about it at this website.

All major religions have been distorted by the Controllers

If you want to know who are behind a lot of the wars and destruction on our planet, follow the money and it will eventually lead you to religious institutions. They are some of the main entities that are financing and supporting many of the “evil” deeds throughout the world. One of these institution is the Vatican. The Vatican is not a holy institution because behind the scene they worship negative entities like Satan. These types of religious institutions are responsible for killing nearly 1 billion people since the time of Jesheua (Jesus).

It is important to know that all the major religions of the world have been distorted by the Controllers, including but not limited to Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, and even the New Age movement. One of their main purposes of distorting religion is to manipulate us into thinking that the end of the world is coming. Another one is to disempower us. Even though the Controllers have distorted religion, there is a lot of great and truthful knowledge found in religion. The hard part is trying to separate the truths from the lies.

To manipulate us into believing their “End Times” prophecy, the Controllers brainwashed their children into supporting their doomsday plans, and then encouraged their children to brainwash their children to take actions leading to the fulfillment of their “End Times” prophecies. Therefore their doomsday plans are passed on from generation to generation so that each generation can fulfill their “End Times” prophecies. Many of us cannot comprehend how the Controllers’ dark agendas can survive for so long, but once you understand how they think and operate, then you should understand that their dark agendas are still alive and well today.

Nowadays we have many malicious secret societies running most of the systems of the world, including the religious, financial, educational, and political system. This is why there are so many dogmas found in religion and why our educational system is corrupt. This is also why the world’s financial system is a mess and why we are at the brink of another world war. During World War I and World War II, the Controllers almost succeeded in implementing their fascist one world government.

The Controllers are responsible for engineering most of the wars on our planet. They like to engineer wars to spread hatred and fear and make profits. They can make profits by financing both opposing forces in secrecy. The Controllers do not think like us. They think somewhat similar to that of a psychopath; therefore, they are very domineering and only care about themselves. The Controllers treat us like objects and value money more than our lives; thus, they do not show much remorse if we die.

Nowadays, the fight between the Controllers and the Resistance (the protector of freedom) is heavily concentrated in the US. Within the last century, the Controllers did an amazing job infiltrating the political, educational, religious, and financial systems of the US, a country that is quickly losing its freedom. The Patriot Act and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) are proof that the US has become very corr