Sep 24

How to Break the Karmic Loop

13237850_1706992086217375_2291491264578437253_nWe, who strive to achieve spiritual development, often have the feeling that certain people or situations impede that development.

There is a number of things that may hamper us in our progress along our spiritual way. Sometime people find bad karma as the gravest obstacle in their spiritual progress.

We were born in the wrong place, under the wrong circumstances; we should deal with those circumstances first, and start our spiritual development only afterwards. Is that really so?

If we want to answer that question, we must examine one of the most effective defensive mechanisms of our Mind, that is, finding a scapegoat. It means that whenever we encounter difficulties in our life, we tend to look for the reason of the problem outside ourselves. We blame the responsibility on external factors or persons which or who may cause our difficulties.

When we believe that our bad karma prevents us from making progress and spiritual development, we are relieved, since we cannot help it, it is not our fault, things just work out that way. We have all the good will but, unfortunately, adverse circumstances interfered and curbed us in implementing our great intentions. We therefore wait for a more favorable occasion, and tend to put ourselves in the position of the victim.

This attitude appears to be logical, but it is not. May whatever happen to us in life, may we face whatever difficulty, that, in most cases, comes about as a consequence of our previous actions and choices. No matter what is happening to us in the present moment, that is the outcome of our previous, unconscious actions, we sowed the seed from which our present difficulties sprang up. We are not the victims of circumstances; on the contrary. We create and operate the bad karma we complain about and on which we wish to blame responsibility for our bad luck.

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Sep 24

Secrets Of Sonic Levitation

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Discover the Mystery of Ancient Levitation.

Ancient manuscripts describe sound levitation of heavy rock, perhaps aiding in the building of huge pyramids and monuments. Ancient texts, all over the globe, describe sound as an effective method to move and alter dense physical matter.

According to ancient wisdom, the power of sound increased with large numbers of participants singing or playing musical instruments. Each individual accessed energy that originated from the heavens. Two singers together created more energy than each singing separately, as if their combined voices increased energy logarithmically. Heavenly energy from large choirs constantly sang to make a country potent, almost invincible.

The Precision and Intrigue of Sonic Power

Author Bruce Cathie described an eyewitness account of many Tibetan monks moving huge boulders with their voices and musical instruments. The exact location of the singers and musicians was crucial for the “anti-gravity sonic effects” to work. Various ancient writings describe directional sounds as a source of mechanical power as if sound was squirted out of a water pistol: aim was important.

Especially relevant is a German article by Swedish engineer, Olaf Alexanderson, which described sonic levitation: ‘We know from the priests of the far east that they were able to lift heavy boulders up high mountains with the help of groups of various sounds… the knowledge of the various vibrations in the audio range demonstrates to a scientist of physics that a vibrating and condensed sound field can nullify the power of gravitation.”

Recent Observations in Tibet are Astounding

In addition, observations only 20 years ago in Tibet from a civil engineer, Henry Kjelson, reported that a Swedish doctor, Dr. Jarl, made a journey to Tibet in 1939 to visit a high lama. This lama let him observe sonic levitation of huge rocks up a cliff of about 250 meters.

They accomplished the task by mapping out exactly where singers and musicians stood. They angled their sound to go underneath a huge rock and up it went. Details are in Bruce Cathie’s free book, Acoustic Levitation of Stones.

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Sep 22

Join us for the Equinox group distant healing event on Thursday, 22 September 2016!

cqivf3uwcaaktzmEquinox group distant healing event
Thursday, 22 September 2016

Autumn Equinox in the North
Spring Equinox in the South

-All are welcome to participate in this event –

The Earth Heal Geoharmonic Research Project will be hosting a group distant healing event for participants around the world on Equinox, Thursday, 22 September.

Our event will begin at 17:00 or 5 pm GMT/Universal Time and continue for about 4 hours, ending around 9 pm GMT/Universal Time. To check the starting time of this event in your part of the world, please go to this link.
All people and animals everywhere in the world are welcome to join us as once-off participants on an exchange basis of your choice or by opting for annual membership to Earth Heal, and being included in all our distant healing events for the coming year.

Those in truly disadvantaged circumstances can ask to be included on a pro bono basis. If this applies to you, and you would like to be a participant in this treatment and receive healing on a personal level as well as being part of the group holding the energy for the planet, please feel free to contact us at earthhealadmin [at] gmail [dot] com, with the subject line, “Pro-bono participant – September Equinox event”.

The treatment will include more than 200 participants globally, and will be facilitated in Bahia, Brazil by Edna Spennato, working under guidance from the collective Higher Self of the group.

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Sep 22

How Nikola Tesla Used ‘Spirituality’ & Philosophy To Learn About Reality, ‘Limitless’ Energy & Science

tesla-759x443by Arjun Walia

The Properties of Space

Science works best when in harmony with nature. If we put these two together, we can discover great technologies that can only come about when the consciousness of the planet is ready to embrace them. One example is “free energy,” also known as “zero-point energy,” which utilizes the substance that exists all around us and converts it into usable energy. This would give us a limitless source of energy, and would practically wipe out all poverty on the planet. (more on this later in the article)

The properties of space have been postulated by many, from ancient Vedic philosophy, Eastern Mystics, various ancient civilizations throughout human history all the way to Descartes, Einstein, Newton and more. Humans are curious beings, and our quest to discover “what is” will never end.

“And they allowed Apollonius to ask questions; and he asked them of what they thought the cosmos was composed; but they replied; “Of elements.” “Are there then four?” he asked. “Not four,” said Larchas,  “but five.” “And how can there be a fifth,” said Apollonius, “alongside of water and air and earth and fire?” “There is the ether,” replied the other, “which we must regard as the stuff of which gods are made; for just as all mortal creatures inhale the wire, so do immortal and divine natures inhale the ether.” “Am I,” said Appollonius, “to regard the universe as a living creature?” “Yes,” said the other. – The Life of Apollonius of Tyana, Philostratus, 220AD (source)

Science now knows that a material universe as the foundation of what we perceive to be our physical material world isn’t quite the case. Today, physicists recognize that physical atoms are actually made up of vortices of energy that are constantly spinning and vibrating. At its smallest observable level, matter is energy, and this energy that exists all around us can be tapped into and possibly used to generate power.

Quantum physics has left many scientists baffled, again, the discovery that our physical material reality isn’t really physical at all can be quite confusing. Scientists began to explore the relationship between energy and the structure of matter at the turn of the 19th century, this is approximately the time when the idea of a Newtonian material universe was dropped from the heart of scientific knowing, and replaced by the fact that matter is nothing but an illusion, that everything in the universe is made out of energy.

“If quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it yet. Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.” – Niels Bohr, a Danish Physicist

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Sep 22

The Awakening of the Thinking Machine

11952003_987780514577122_7261154231082281159_nby Ervin K. Kery

Please, carry out a simple, nonetheless astonishing experiment:

Take a watch or a stopwatch, and decide that you are not going to think for a while, as long as you are able to do so!

Well, how long has it taken until the first thought slipped into your mind? 5-10 seconds? Are you able to avoid thinking for minutes?

You will be astonished: you are incapable of not thinking. Thinking takes place, it happens to you. The thought thinks you, and it is not you who thinks it. You do not do it at will (if it depended it on your will, you could simply avoid thinking), and you are unable to suppress thinking or keep it under control. We are proud of capable of thinking, as this is what elevates us above the animal kingdom, and our personal identity is also rooted in our thoughts to a large extent. Philosopher René Déscartes declared ”I think, therefore I am.” But is this really thinking that makes us what we are? Would we exist if we did not think?

If we devote some time to monitoring our thoughts, we soon realize that thoughts in our mind keep shifting and changing: a thought appears, then it vanishes, and is replaced by another thought, linked, associated to the previous one–that is how thoughts stream continually, without a stop. Where is this vast stream of thoughts coming from, how has that stream become the foundation of our identity?

The Unconscious Deep Programs of the Mind

When we come to this world as newborn babies, we do not have thoughts, we only have an unconsciously experienced uniform experience. From that, the world of forms and shapes gradually unfolds and, with the help of the language, we learn to categorize our experiences, to put them into conceptual pigeonholes. ”She is mother, that is a tree, and this here is a house.” The language appears, and together with it, the thoughts.

As small children we are extremely open to the outside world, we want to know all about it, we want to conquer it. But we have very little experience in connection with the world, so we apply to the adults around us: parents and teachers. The adults are pleased and willing to tell us how the world works–that is, the way they perceive the world, with their own eyes and in their own beliefs. We are fed partial, fragmented pieces and bits of information, and that is what we devour and believe without hesitation–the program of a system of beliefs.

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Sep 22

The Interior Life

cosmic-energy1by Kingsley L. Dennis, Guest | Waking Times

“We are dreaming a symbolic world, only briefly waking to what is real.” ~Arthur Deikman, M.D.

“He not busy being born, is busy dying.” ~Bob Dylan

Something is not quite right…you feel it…you may have experienced this feeling, this nagging, for a long time. So you most probably just try to ignore it and hope that it goes away; but sooner or later the persistent nagging finally brings an idea to your mind – there’s something very odd about the way the world is. Maybe you feel like you are at the cinema watching a film and yet you sense there must be something wrong about the film you are seeing. The images are all there, but there’s a feeling that something is out of sequence, or the frames are running out of ‘normal’ time. However, after a while you get used to the style of the film, and your senses adjust to its rhythm and you lose the sense of strangeness and you get pulled into the show and you go along with the ride…

…the film tells you that the world has no grand meaning, that human life is an accidental anomaly – but as you walk down the street, engage with friends, fall in love, follow your dreams, you experience meaning and significance…wait, there’s that glitch in the film again – something about its ‘randomness’ and ‘meaninglessness’ doesn’t make sense…your personal experience has shown you something different…and then there’s that nagging feeling again…somewhere – wasn’t there?

Life is life, and most people go through it with trial, joy, adventure, challenge, love, and all the rest. This is the same for all of us, yet it doesn’t always occur on the same playing field. There is a different perspective we can take – a different position vis-à-vis the world. We can see the world in which we live as solely an exterior phenomenon; or we can choose to view it as also an expression of our interior life.

I have come to regard the cosmos as not just the expression of mathematical equations, but as the play of lyrical forces that, like a living being, is intoxicated with love and wonder, and the joyful curiosity of adventure. And I often wonder what it would be like to live with the view that human life is the result of random, accidental forces; as a meaningless happening forced to live out its years on the back of a dead rock hurtling through a lifeless universe. I am reminded of the ‘Myth of Sisyphus,’ a figure of Greek mythology who was condemned to repeat for eternity the same meaningless task of pushing a boulder up a mountain, only to see it roll down again – and then to push it up again, ad infinitum. For me, this lifeless exterior view of life is truly absurd[i]. And yet the physical demands of a normal life compel us to focus our gaze continually on the external where our daily waking consciousness has to deal with all the impacts and noise coming from the outside – it is very physical work and can, and often does, occupy the whole consciousness and conscious awareness of a person. Yet for some people another gaze peers out onto the world – a gaze from within. I refer to this as the interior life, whereby a person deeply feels, intuitively knows, that there is another perspective upon life, one that is far richer, pervasive, subtle; and yet one that must be sought with effort.

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Sep 20

It was the quest for the weird…

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Sep 20

The Spontaneity of Awareness is Your Presence of Being

image1by Brian Thompson.

Surrender every idea about how you believe something should or shouldn’t be—including your own sense of a personal self.

Nothing is as it seems, as all perceived things are merely a matter of mind. Whatever you see is mind’s reflection, until you awaken and become aware of its illusory, false projections.

Relax into the effortless totality of what already is, being empty of any criticism. Be mindful of mind, knowing that you play no part in its imagined melodrama. You are its witness, detached and free of its illusions.

Disregard any opinion as soon as it appears.

No longer fear the unknown; abide in the realization that everything is unknown, except your present sense knowing. See every moment as the dream it is, a forever-unfolding mystery, one that forever reveals itself within your invisible presence.

You are the spontaneity of awareness, being, as are all seeming things.

Each moment is gone as soon as it appears. There is nothing to be grasped for there is nothing to be lost. There is nothing to be gained, other than the knowing of each moment as it is, fully and completely.

Let this moment, here and now, be empty of interpretation. You are not subject to the mind’s will, for it is subject to you.

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Sep 20

The Eye Inside: How to Practice Remote Viewing (Week One)

gyup0gopdv0If you watched the Netflix series Stranger Things, the idea of Remote Viewing (RV) may sound familiar. The infamous scene in Chapter Seven: The Bathtub shows protagonist Elle practicing Remote viewing (RV) in a make-shift sensory deprivation tank, in order to make contact with Will in the Upside Down.

RV is the practice of seeking impressions about a distant or unseen target using subjective means, in particular, extrasensory perception (ESP) or “sensing with mind”. The strange thing about RV, is that this is an actual practice, which  has also been used in military experiments such as The Stargate Project.

From Wikipedia:

The Stargate Project was a secret US Army unit established in 1978 in Fort Meade, Maryland, by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and SRI International (a California contractor) to investigate the potential for psychic phenomena in military and domestic intelligence applications. The Project, and its precursors and sister projects, went by various code names — GONDOLA WISH, GRILL FLAME, CENTER LANE, SUN STREAK, SCANATE — until 1991 when they were consolidated and rechristened as “Stargate Project”.

Stargate Project work primarily involved remote viewing, the purported ability to psychically “see” events, sites, or information from a great distance. The project was overseen until 1987 by Lt. Frederick Holmes “Skip” Atwater, an aide and “psychic headhunter” to Maj. Gen. Albert Stubblebine, and later president of the Monroe Institute. The unit was small-scale, comprising about 15 to 20 individuals, and was run out of “an old, leaky wooden barracks”.

Although The Stargate Project was terminated and declassified in 1995, and some view the idea of RV as a “pseudoscience” – I’ve found in my own application/testing, that using the mind’s eye to astrally travel to uncover hidden information with clairvoyant abilities is a practice that can be used by the layman, and in our “Eye Inside” weekly series – I will provide different exercises, which can allow you to cultivate and strengthen the creative mind and fortify psychic perception.

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Sep 20

Is Human Consciousness Immortal? Anthony Peake On Truth Warrior

In this episode I chat with Anthony Peake on his past work, and his newest book entitled: Opening the Doors of Perception (which reminds of the Blake quote: “If the doors of perception were cleansed, man would see everything as it truly is – Infinite.”)

We discuss DeJavu, paranormal experiences, the science of consciousness, quantum physics, entanglement, perception, out of body experience and much more.

Anthony Peake is a writer who deals with borderline areas of human consciousness. His first book, Is There Life After Death? was published in 2006 and since then he has gone on to develop his own ideas together with exploring the latest areas of research in his field.
His fourth book, Making Sense of Near-Death Experiences, is a collaborative effort with some of the world’s leading authorities on the near death phenomenon. He was very honoured to be asked to be one of the editors as well as contributing a chapter.

His seventh book, A Life of Philip K Dick The Man Who Remembered the Future, is a departure from his previous works in that it is a mixture of biography, literary criticism and psychological/neurological analysis.

His eighth book, The Immortal Mind: Science and the Continuity of Consciousness Beyond the Brain, is a joint project with Professor Ervin Laszlo. This was published in Autumn 2014. Click the relevant button for a summary of each of Anthony’s books.

His website: http://anthonypeake.com
My website: http://www.wayofthetruthwarrior.com

 

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Sep 20

More Evidence for Reincarnation

Mental Clarity During Near-Death Experiences Suggests Mind Exists Apart From Brain

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By Tara MacIsaac

If the mind is just a function of the brain, it stands to reason that the worse the brain is injured, the worse the mind would function. While this is what much of current brain research is finding, a body of evidence exists suggesting otherwise: under extreme circumstances, such as close to death, the mind may function well—or even better than usual—when the brain is impaired.

This suggests the mind may function independently of the brain.

One of the researchers who has been studying such cases is Dr. Alexander Batthyany, a professor of theoretical psychology and the philosophy of psychology in Liechtenstein and at the cognitive science department at the University of Vienna.

In his most recent study, published this month in the Journal of Near-Death Studies, Batthyany and his colleagues reviewed thousands of accounts of near-death experiences (NDEs) to determine the quality of vision and cognition.

He reported: “The more severe the physiological crisis, the more likely NDEers are to report having experienced clear and complex cognitive and sensory functioning.”

Part of Batthyany’s goal was to replicate earlier studies, few as they are, that have looked at the quality of vision and cognition during NDEs.

In a 2007 study by researchers at the University of Virginia, titled “Unusual Experiences: Near Death and Related Phenomena,” 52.2 percent of NDEers reported clearer vision. Jeffrey Long, M.D., founder of the Near Death Experiences Research Foundation (NDERF), found in a survey of 1,122 NDEers, that about 74 percent reported “more consciousness and alertness.”

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Sep 20

Death By Synchronicity And The Life Of Pi

screen-shot-2014-07-13-at-1-20-13-pmby Gary S. Bobroff

“That bungled goodbye hurts me to this day. I wish so much that I’d had one last look at him in the lifeboat . . . ‘Richard Parker, it’s over. We have survived. Can you believe it? I owe you more gratitude than I can express I couldn’t have done it without you. I would like to say it formally: Richard Parker, thank you. Thank you for saving my life.’”’ – Yann Martel, Life of Pi

C. G. Jung recognized that in the moment of their greatest creative expression, the artist is an unconscious vehicle for something beyond themselves. At these times, their pen carries the unspoken voice of the collective whole of their culture. Like a medium or indigenous healer, what comes through them at this time can be a curative–healing comes as we hear the unspoken thing, as the needed but rejected quality in us comes into consciousness. Here the shadow’s waiting gift is born into our hearts.

Psyche’s roots are webs connecting us all. And more than that, the deepest place inside of us touches somewhere beyond time and space. Jung witnessed innumerable examples of our extending around these bounds in his client’s lives and dreams and in his own. He saw how often we do this, often only recognizing it later, sometimes when it’s too late. ‘Déjà vu’–French for ‘seeing again’–references this part of our cultural experience.

Great art is made for and from the collective–the artist is only a vehicle. (Perhaps this explains why so many artists cease producing great work after they become personally identified with their fame–the true source of their art is no longer available to them, once they think it’s them that’s making the art). A non-ego orientation is your best bet here as the artist can never quite be sure of the value of what they have brought forth.

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, Edgar Allan Poe’s only novel, was published in 1838. In it, the whaling ship Grampus capsizes during a storm. Four crew members, including cabin boy Richard Parker, survive but are left without food and water. They are able to capture a tortoise and eat it, but are soon starving. Parker suggests that they cast lots to see who should be cannibalized. He loses and is immediately stabbed to death and consumed by the others, his hands and feet thrown overboard. Poe later called the book “very silly.”

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Sep 18

How to Spend (a life) Time ~ Alan Watts

 

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Sep 18

Changing this One Subconscious Belief May Transform Your Life

cosmologymeta500by Nikki Sapp

“Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon or too late. You don’t have to like it, it’s just easier if you do.” ~ Byron Katie

In the deepest part of our subconscious mind lies a belief system that almost everyone has or has had at some point in their lives. This belief is very much the product of a third dimensional vibration, however now that the earth is aligned in fifth dimensional consciousness, it is time to re-examine our third dimensional belief systems we have, that are no longer working for our highest good.

If we think of consciousness like a tall building it will give us a better idea of how “concepts/truths” actually take on a completely different meaning as we raise in awareness. The people living on the ground floor of the building are like those living in third dimensional consciousness; reality outside their window looks very real, the goings on of the city outside are very much ‘in your face’, and one can’t see beyond what is in front of them.

The higher one goes up the floors (which is likened to our consciousness level raising), the less threatening, and tangible those same streets seem. Also, those on the higher floors can see a much broader view of the happenings on the street.

They may be able to see that the car that just got into a wreck was only doing so to avoid hitting the woman who was slowly crossing the street, whereas someone on the ground floor can only see what is right in front of their eyes, which is that a car wrecked. This analogy gives a better idea of how as one raises in consciousness levels, reality doesn’t change (the streets that the ground floor people are looking at are the same ones those on the 15th floor are), it’s just our perception of it does.

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Sep 17

25 Curious Cases of The Power of The Mind

power-of-mind-headerBy Chris Hammond

Everybody knows about the power of the mind.

It should be completely obvious that the human mind is amazing!

Right?

Well, maybe not. Just what the hell is the ‘power of your mind’ anyway?

Just why exactly is the human mind so damn amazing?

The point of this article is to inspire you with 25 examples of just what the human mind is capable of and how vastly it separates us from other animals of this planet.

So sit back, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy.

The Power Of The Human Mind

#1 – The Power Of Voodoo

Voodoo mind powerYou probably never gave much thought to voodoo before.

Like me, you probably regarded it as hogwash – if you even considered it at all.

But the shocking truth is that voodoo is real! There are many documented cases throughout history of people dying from “curses” placed on them.

Take for example the 1942 case of a Maori girl who died within a day of eating a piece of fruit – after she was told it came from a ‘taboo place’, directly forbidden by her tribal chief!

It’s not so hard to believe – when you think about it.

All these cases are due to the “nocebo” effect. This is essentially the evil cousin of the placebo effect. That is, inert substances invoking negative reactions through the power of suggestion and expectation.

So it’s quite possible for somebody to die just from being told that they’ve taken a deadly poison. Or in this case, told that they’ve been cursed. There’s been a fair bit of investigation into the nocebo effect in recent years. In fact, this study  concluded with the sage words:

Words are the most powerful tool a doctor possesses, but words, like a two-edged sword, can maim as well as heal.“ – Bernard Lown

#2 – Tibetan Monk Power!

Everybody loves a decent Tibetan monk.

Romanticized by western cinema for their mind-boggling superhuman powers, the truth of the matter is that these exaggerations are actually rooted in reality!

The Power of Monk's MindsIn fact, the power of these monks’ minds is so honed – their awareness so great – that they can increase the temperature of their bodies by their minds alone! Documented evidence exists of monks being placed into a 4 degree room (pretty damn cold), wearing nothing except sopping wet, cold blankets and being able to increase their body temperature to 38.3 degrees (a moderate fever)!

They do this via a little known practice called Tummo – or Inner Fire Meditation.

Some scientifically minded souls have claimed that the temperature increase is partially a function of the ‘forceful breathing’ that the monks perform during the exercise.

Nevertheless, in no way does this detract from the achievement! We don’t see guinea pigs wearing freezing cold wet blankets and doing forceful breathing to train their minds, do we?

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Sep 17

Blue Lotus Flowers: The Sacred Way Egyptians Got High

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There is a mysterious image that has appeared time and again in thousands upon thousands of pieces of ancient Egyptian art. The blue lotus flower looks almost fan-like across many of the images found in tomb paintings, papyrus scrolls, sculptures, and even on headdresses.

For decades it remained a mystery – what did it mean? Why was it appearing in these scenes? It seems we finally have an answer. They were getting high.

Flowers of the Gods

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Though technically waterlilies, the flowers, known as blue lotuses, were very important in ancient Egyptian society.

They had godly associations, thought to be where Ra, the Sun God, went during the night, before re-appearing in the day.

This is because the flowers are closed during the night, and open again every morning (bringing the sun with them).

The flowers also symbolize the god of perfume, Nefertem. It was thought that Nefertem brought the flowers to the Sun God Ra to ease the suffering of his aging body. But how could a simple flower have such restorative powers?

Where the Flower Appears

The mythical stories surrounding the flower and its powers are just the start of its prevalence in Egyptian culture. As mentioned before, it surfaced time and time again in paintings and carvings and Egyptologists noticed a link between the scenes. This flower was incredibly sacred and prized above all other plants in ancient Egyptian culture.

The people holding the flowers were often holding them close to their mouths and noses, and these scenes in which they were doing this were either spiritual scenes depicting rites of passage, or “party scenes” depicting dancing and drinking. It was these specific scenes, where the flowers were often shown wrapped around bottles of wine (something we’ll return to later) that gave researchers the biggest clue.

This was when the penny dropped – the flowers must have been having some kind of an effect on the minds of ancient Egyptians. If you read Homer’s The Odyssey (believed by scholars to be written around the end of the 8th century BC) you will find a passage about blue lotus flowers.

He describes how the flowers robbed Odysseus of any willpower, “Once tasted, no desire felt he to come with tidings back or seek his country more.” In other stories in which the flower appears, it seems to bring about a blissful sleep in those using it. Time and again these flowers seem to be lulling people into relaxed states, or even sleep.

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Sep 16

There is nothing other than you

image1by Brian Thompson.

What is rightfully yours, is your unchanging and infinite essence, which is the very same presence-of-being that flows through all seeming things.

You are the foundation of all possibilities.

What is rightfully yours, is your presence of unbound awareness, the very same consciousness that sees through all eyes, and that is the source of all that is sensed by everyone, everywhere.

That which sees, is also what is seen.

What is rightfully yours, is everything—not materially, but in essence and spirit. You permeate everything; you do not share the limits of the form to which you’ve been named and that you have temporarily become attached.

You suffer from mistaken identity.

The body and mind are merely a tool, an instrument and agent of self-realization, but they are not yours. You simply wear them for the time being, within this dream, not unlike clothes. All bodies dissolve and all memories fade, but you are the presence of awareness in which all phenomena appears.

Every dream must be one day awoken from, but the consciousness that is dreaming forever remains.

You are not the body. You are not the mind. You are unborn. You are not the memories, not the intellect, and not any knowledge you might personally claim. The real you is not a person, but an invisible presence; the silent witnessing, the quiet listening, the empty space where all things appear.

You have no bounds.

You are the I without anything else attached. You are beyond name and form, you are beyond birth and death, you are beyond thought and identity—for you are the animating principle that is the spark of life itself.

Ponder this: You don’t appear within reality, reality appears within you. The entire universe is projected out from your very presence, in which everything that is perceived is merely a reflection, a shadow of the Absolute Self that you actually are.

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Sep 16

The Secret Strategies of the Spiritual Awakening

image1by Frank M Wanderer

During our spiritual Journey we accumulate a vast amount of knowledge of the world. From the books read, lectures heard and conversations we try to pick the useful and interesting bits of information, ideas, thoughts and theories. The same applies to experience.

We believe that if we gather a sufficient amount of information during our Journey, we achieve something, we improve, we make a progress. All the knowledge and experience collected, however, improves the contents of the mind, that is, a part of the Ego.

When we are interested in the spiritual development, we apply the same method. In this way we believe we are richer as we accumulate a lot of information, we will have more spiritual experience.

The Mosaic Image of “Truth”

555333_548459208554914_908033241_nThe Ego-dominated mind attempts to make an image of reality from the accumulated spiritual knowledge and experience, trying to create the mosaic image of Truth.

The mind, however, always picks the stones for the mosaic from external sources:

  • Eckhart Tolle claimed the following about it…,
  • It is very similar to the way Osho argues about it…
  • As Krishnamurti asserts…. 
  • On the other hand, Maharshi believes….

That is how the mind puts one piece of the mosaic next to the other until it believes that the image is complete, and the mind is familiar with the whole Truth.

That moment, though, will never come, because the image created from the bits and pieces borrowed from others is not the real “truth;” it is only the truth as the mind imagines it to be. As it is not possible to express the Truth with concepts, the image is false right from the beginning.

Another typical way of the mind is comparing its own experience with those of others:

  • What was your experience? Oh, that has happened to me, what’s more…
  • I have not seen that; how was it with you?
  • Just imagine, when….”.

By assembling the mosaic image of our own mosaic of “truth” (our own version of the “truth”) from our accumulated knowledge and through comparisons with those of others, we shall not be free and do not get closer to Truth. We have only created a beautiful (or not so beautiful) spiritual mask, and behind it the Ego grins at us and the world created by itself.

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Sep 16

New Study Finds Meditation Creates A Distinct Network Of Genes (Anti-Aging) & Improves Cellular Health

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Science is now catching up to the knowledge outlined in the Vedas, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and other ancient texts. For approximately 5,000 years people have been practicing meditation, proving the positive impact it can have on the body and mind. Science has now accepted that meditation can have powerful effects on human health, as more research is exposing these mind-blowing benefits. Some experienced meditators have even been referred to as “superhumans” because of how their practice has affected them (check out our article here). A study recently published in Translational Psychiatry proved just how beneficial meditation can be for human health, as the molecular signature of meditators was found to be significantly different from those who don’t meditate on a regular basis.

How Meditation Can Improve Your Cellular Health

A group of American researchers performed a study on participants at a 5-day retreat offered regularly by Deepak Chopra’s infamous Chopra Center for Wellbeing (Carlsbad, CA, USA) at the vacation resort OMNI La Costa Resort and Spa. Researchers invited women between the ages of 30 and 60 who did not have experience meditating to participate in the study and then divided them into two groups: those who would participate in the retreat (“novice meditators”) and those who would simply stay at the resort (“vacationers”). Researchers compared their results against each other and also to those of women already enrolled in the retreat who were in the same age bracket and meditated regularly (“regular meditators”). The participants’ health was examined before and after five days of staying at the resort and then maintenance assessments were completed one month and 10 months later.

Standard psychological measures were used to determine participants’ depression symptoms and perceived levels of stress, mindfulness, and vitality. Participants also had their blood drawn on days one and five of the study. For more information on specifics of the blood draw, processing, biomarker assays, and RNA sequencing of blood samples, click here.

Although all three groups experienced significant improvements in mental health, novice meditators showed much greater improvements in regards to depression in comparison to the vacationers, especially at the 10-month marker. It is clear from these findings that short-term vacation effects improve well-being; however, it is evident that there are long-term benefits from learning meditation as well.

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Sep 16

Diego The Tortoise Saves His Entire Species By Fathering 800 Offspring

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This centenarian Casanova has fathered approximately 40% of his subspecies.

Few have contributed to their species in the way Diego, a 100-year-old Galapagos tortoise has. After scientists studied members of his subspecies on the island of Española, his native home, they learned that the centenarian Casanova is responsible for fathering approximately 40% of all Chelonoidis hoodensis in the area.

Due to tourism and overexploitation of the island, populations of the tortoise dropped between 100,000 and 200,000 during the 19th century. Fortunately, Diego was blessed with a healthy libido and did his part to help perk up populations of his subspecies.

According to IFLScience, Diego has fathered approximately 800 offspring in his lifetime. Washington Tapia, a tortoise preservation specialist at Galapagos National Park, commented on Diego’s insatiable sexual appetite.

“He’s a very sexually active male reproducer. He’s contributed enormously to repopulating the island.” 

Considering a Galagos Island turtle can live up to 190 years, it doesn’t seem likely that Diego is done fathering offspring. That’s a positive thing, because according to AFP news agency, populations of the Chelonoidis hoodensis are not back to their former health. At present, there are about 2,000 tortoises on the island of Española. On all islands, there are about 20,000 wild tortoises, made up of between 12 to 14 different subspecies and separate populations.

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Sep 16

The Holographic Universe ~ David Icke

 

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Sep 15

New Study Shows How Music Boosts The Immune System Of Cancer Patients

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Made up of energetic vibrations, music is like language for the soul. It is universal, and can evoke emotion in anyone regardless of nationality, religion, or musical preference.

Music has been present throughout our history, taking a central role in everything from ancient primal rituals to elegant Victorian dinners, all with the same purpose: to create an atmosphere, to express through sound and reflect the environment.

Many studies have been conducted to better understand music, and now, Dr. Daisy Fancourt is continuing the search.

On September 8th, she presented the findings of her research at the British Science Festival.

This professor from The Royal College of Music and Imperial College London hilariously explained that “historically, music has been likened to an auditive cheesecake: an exquisite confection crafted to tickle our senses, a treat, but ultimately useless.”

While her explanation is humorous, wouldn’t most people generally disagree? If you’re feeling upset, music can be an amazing tool to bring your energy back up.

If you’re experiencing pure joy, music can act like a carrier to amplify that feeling. But up until recently, scientists had agreed that music doesn’t serve any real purpose beyond enjoyment.

Yet studies show that music affects us physically too, able to give us chills or create deep, tangible feelings within us.

Over time, more studies came out demonstrating how music can actually help with the development of babies’  brains.

This is when the opinion of music’s purpose started to shift and scientists could more openly accept the palpable effect music can have on people.

Dr. Fancourt was exploring the link between music and the hormones that are related to stress. It’s been found that listening to music can profoundly impact different mental health conditions.

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Sep 15

4 Explanations of Deja Vu That Explain It Better Than Science

screen-shot-2016-09-14-at-8-34-52-pm-672x372Maureen was sitting with her friends in a park. The weather is sunny, and the girls are relaxing after a busy day at school. Suddenly Maureen declares that a boy with a very funny haircut will appear. Her friends stared at her in amazement as that particular person walked by their bench. They asked Maureen how she had known he was coming. She couldn’t explain. She didn’t understand it herself.

Derrick was ecstatic, as any seven-year-old would be to see a medieval castle for the first time. His parents were shocked as he

Deja vu is a curious phenomenon that almost everyone experiences at some point in their lives. It only lasts a few seconds when an experience or dream feels eerily familiar. It comes from the French meaning ‘already seen.’

described every detail of each of the twelve rooms.  Before they entered them. (1)

Who Gets Deja Vu?

About two-thirds of our population have this experience at least once in our lives. Studies found that gender makes no difference, yet age is significant. It seems the older a person is, the less likely he will have an episode of deja vu. In fact, the majority of these reports were issued from 15-and-25-year olds. It is also more common with those who watch movies or travel often. (6)

1. Mercury

Mercury is the messenger of the ancient Roman gods, and was also known as the Bringer of Dreams. He can assume any human form and enter the dreams of gods and man alike to relay messages, insights, and premonitions. Perhaps he delivers a hint of the future for the dreamer. When you experience his prediction, you cannot fully remember the vision of Mercury from your dream, and it is quickly dismissed. (2)

2. Reincarnation

This refers to the idea that deja vu is a glimpse of previous life. You are given a second chance to return a moment and relive it. It’s like the clock has turned back so you can choose better the second time. This theory clearly explains the case of Derrick who could have simply visited or even inhabited the medieval castle in a previous life. (3) 

3. Time Space Continuum

Our existence runs on a track that is parallel to other dimensions beyond our awareness.

Time and space pass linearly in a straight line, alongside the lateral realms. Sometimes, under certain conditions, we can inadvertently slip into the parallel dimension or the Continuum.

This gives a slight out of body experience where you feel as if you recognize something you have never seen before. (4) 

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Sep 15

Teachings of the Tree People: The Work of Bruce Miller

Bruce Miller: Teachings of the Tree People is a tribute to the life and work of Skokomish elder Gerald Bruce Miller (subiyay), a nationally prominent cultural leader and teacher who brought his talents home to lead a cultural renaissance in the Pacific Northwest. His story offers a powerful model of cultural and environmental stewardship. IslandWood is honored to have worked with Bruce as a cultural advisor and teacher. “The trees were our first teachers.”

Nationally acclaimed artist and Skokomish tribal leader, Gerald Bruce Miller (subiyay) interpreted the sacred teachings of the natural world to anyone who wanted to learn.

A passionate student of the traditional culture, Bruce became the bearer of the language, oral history, art and spirituality of the tuwaduq (Twana) and Southern Coast Salish peoples. This gentle and generous film documents his race against time and ailing health to pass the knowledge of his ancestors on to those who would listen.

The film chronicles Bruce’s youth among his tribal elders; his young adulthood in school (Berkeley), war (Viet Nam) and on the stage (New York City); and his decision to return home and lead a cultural renaissance in the Pacific Northwest. It documents traditional practices of gathering and preparing cedar bark for weaving, uses of medicinal plants, and the presentation of wild foods for the fall Ceremony of First Foods. Throughout the film Bruce delivers lessons from our first teachers, the trees.

The four-part seasonal structure, gradually unfolding narrative, and currents of deep emotion make Teachings of the Tree People a poignant walk through Indian Country.

Source: AWAKEN

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Sep 13

Mindfulness of Microbial Electronics | Electricity of Life

This Electricity of Life episode points out the range of interactions microscopic lifeforms have with physical matter, which goes beyond our normal schemas for what constitute “critical biological necessities.” Alex also hopes to assist the viewer in visualizing this tiny scale of our familiar world.

 

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