Jun 28

No Expectations, No Disappointments: How to Live From a Place of Infinite Possibility

no-expectations-no-disappointments-universe-skyby Christine Hassler

When you have no expectations, you have no disappointments and you open yourself to the realm of infinite possibility, where happiness and abundance simply fall into your lap. photo: martin sattler

We are all consumers of expectations. They are easy to come by—from parents, family, friends, the media—and many are self-created. Maybe it’s to be successful, get married, have children, look good, make a difference, please others…The list is endless, especially in today’s world, where there are constant opportunities to compare ourselves to others and look for ways to be more, better, or different. Never before have expectations been so high in terms of what humans are capable of, and this creates a paradox of opportunity and pressure when we begin to realize that expectations lead to disappointments.Expectations are pervasive in our lives, and most of us are conditioned to be driven by them and to attempt to realize them. But we didn’t start out that way. We are all born in a state of pure Love where there are absolutely no expectations and no disappointments. Think of it as our “original innocence.” When you were born, you knew these Truths: You are whole and complete. There is absolutely nothing wrong with you. You are worthy and deserving. You can trust the Universe. You have a deep inner knowing. You are connected. All there is and all that matters is Love. You are Love.

And then you got older. And things happened that moved you out of love and into fear: someone criticized you; you only got praised for your accomplishments; someone left or wasn’t there for you; you saw people fighting or got yelled at; your heart got broken; you were told your dreams were impossible; you felt incredible pressure to succeed; you got rejected; you made a mistake and judged yourself a failure; you compared yourself to others and believed they were better in some way. Or perhaps you had a blissful childhood and grew up expecting the adult world to be the same way. The moment you got your first reality check in the form of a disappointment was the moment you moved into fear. Expectations lead to disappointment, and you were just getting your first taste.

When in the grip of fear, we experience disconnection and a sense of emptiness. The voice of our ego and the voices of others become much louder than our inner voice and Spirit, and we feel alone and separate. To manage the disconnection, we start to be driven by what we expect will make us feel loved again. To fill the emptiness, we create expectations of what we believe will fulfill us. As we fail to live with no expectations, they then become our compass, which often navigate us right into an Expectation Hangover.

“When one door closes, another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” —Alexander Graham Bell

“Expectation Hangover” Defined

You probably have a good sense of what an Expectation Hangover is by now, but here is my official definition: the myriad undesirable feelings, thoughts, and responses present when one or a combination of the following things occurs:

+ Things don’t turn out the way you thought, planned, or wanted them to.
+ Things do turn out according to your plans and desires, but you don’t feel the fulfillment you expected.
+ You are unable to meet your personal and/or professional expectations.
+ An undesired, unexpected event occurs that is in conflict with what you wanted or planned.

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Jun 28

The Transmutation Alchemy of Fear and Wrath

transssby Frank M. Wanderer

Some of our fears are caused by future events that we are afraid of now, in the present time. When our thoughts are not engaged by this fear of the future, we often turn towards offences and pains we have suffered in the past. Memories such as ”I was humiliated,” ”deserted,” ”kicked,” ”ignored,” ”called a liar,” ”cheated on,” ”robbed” fill our minds.

In our spiritual Journey, when we are burning in the fire of fear, we fail to recognize that the final root of all our fears is the fear of death which hogties us, makes our life bitter and prevents us from fully experiencing the joy of existence.

Because of those fears (regular or permanent anxiety, a sense of being threatened, or outright panic) the Ego-dominated mind cries for an urgent treatment.

Society offers a “solution” to that problem through entertainment and medical industrie, the production of consumer goods and stimulants. These are all prosperous, tremendously lucrative businesses. They afford “effective” remedies, suppress and treat the fear the spiritual Seeker experiences on their journey.

Despite all the “help” society has to offer, there are periods in the life of the spiritual Seeker when he/she will be alone and the “wrath generator” begins working. The “I am angry” is an expressive indicator of the venom circulating in the system of the individual, causing spiritual and physical destruction and diseases. Fear in this way turns into anger, performing its destrcutive work in the life of the spiritual Seeker.

 “But why am I angry at all just because of the recollection of a negative event that took place in the past? And why remembering something that should not have had to happen in the first place?”– the spiritual Seeker may ask himself the question.

But the spiritual Seeker often expects the answer all in vain. Because of the lack of Consciousness, the spiritual Seeker fails to recognize that he/she insists on the emotions generated by hatred and wrath that he/she considers as justified, instead of choosing the quiet and peace of Consciousness. The reason for that is that the Ego wants to defend itself.

The spiritual Seeker does not realize that in connection with past events the question is not that they were good or bad, since those things are dead and gone, they do not exist. Still, the spiritual Seeker will exhumate events of the past in order to identify, unite with them.

 Another strategy of the Ego-dominated mind forces the spiritual Seeker to find shelter from the fear and anger in nostalgic memories of the past and an expected brighter future. These images provide good feelings, and for a brief period take the spiritual Seeker away from the effects of his fear and sorrow.

Without the “help” of the industries mentioned above, the flames of the fear and anger that look so frightening initially, would calm down and turn into a transmuting glow in which Pure Consciousness would be born and awaken to its real Self.

The objectives of the nostalgic memories of the past and the beautiful visions of the future, as well as the social techniques aimed at suppressing fear are the same: to deprive the spiritual Seeker of the absolutely unique experience of Presence.

 The spiritual Seeker would hear the message waiting for him/her for such a long time, beyond all fear and anger:

You are the Spirit, the pure Consciousness!

In that state of Consciousness an entirely new dimension of Existence opens up for us, showing us Existence from a completely new perspective. The unity behind the controversies is revealed in front of our eyes, and we no longer insist on looking on the sunny side of life, as we are able to discover beauty on the dark side, too.

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Jun 28

The Infinite

“For man to be able to live he must either not see the infinite, or… connect the finite with the infinite.” – Leo Tolstoy

 

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Jun 28

The Last Death-Defying Psychotropic Honey Hunter of Nepal

nepal-990x556Author: Nat Geo

One man from the Kulung culture harvests psychotropic honey that is guarded by capricious spirits and the world’s largest honeybees.

Mauli Dhan climbs a hundred feet up a bamboo rope ladder to his prize: a hive filled with neurotoxic honey. Smoke from smoldering grass disorients the bees, possibly reducing the number of stings Mauli will suffer. Before he grabs the support rope beside him, a misstep could be fatal.

Three hundred feet in the air, Mauli Dhan dangles on a bamboo rope ladder, surveying the section of granite he must climb to reach his goal: a pulsing mass of thousands of Himalayan giant honeybees. They carpet a crescent-shaped hive stretching almost six feet below a granite overhang. The bees are guarding gallons of a sticky, reddish fluid known as mad honey, which, thanks to its hallucinogenic properties, sells on Asian black markets for $60 to $80 a pound—roughly six times the price of regular Nepali honey.

Himalayan honeybees make several types of honey depending on the season and the elevation of the flowers that produce the nectar they eat. The psychotropic effects of the spring honey result from toxins found in the flowers of massive rhododendron trees, whose bright pink, red, and white blossoms bloom each March and April on north-facing hillsides throughout the Hongu Valley. The Kulung people of eastern Nepal have used the honey for centuries as a cough syrup and an antiseptic, and the beeswax has found its way into workshops in the alleys of Kathmandu, where it is used to cast bronze statues of gods and goddesses.

For Mauli, honey hunting is the only way to earn the cash he needs to buy the few staples he can’t produce himself, including salt and cooking oil. But no matter how important the money is to him and to others in his village far below, Mauli believes it is time to stop doing this. At 57 he is too old to be attempting this dangerous, seasonal honey harvest. His arms grow tired as the ladder swings in space. Bees buzz around him, stinging him on his face, neck, hands, bare feet, and through his clothes.

But he pushes aside such thoughts and focuses on the problem at hand. He swings his leg over to the rock face and steps onto a small ledge, barely the width of a brick. Letting go of the rope ladder, he shuffles sideways to make room for Asdhan Kulung, his assistant, to join him. Now both men share the narrow ledge. Far below, Mauli can see the river, swollen with monsoonal runoff, cascading down a V-shaped valley.

With each move toward the hive, the holds get smaller and farther apart. He moves slowly but with confidence until only 10 feet separate him from his quarry. This final section of loose, wet rock offers hand- and footholds no bigger than Mauli’s fingertips, and since he is not attached to a safety rope, it would be certain death should he lose his grip. Adding to his challenge, he carries a 25-foot bamboo pole hooked over one shoulder, and he pinches a bundle of smoldering grass between the thumb and forefinger of his right hand. A wispy trail of smoke drifts upward from his hand toward the agitated bees. If air currents cooperate, the smoke may engulf the bees and confuse them slightly as he approaches.

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Jun 27

The Placement Of Our Energy…

by Visionkeeper

fantasy-gif-favim-com-2140465The beginning of the end is now here it seems, thankfully. The dark ones are fighting back against the light with everything they have in their bag of evil weapons. Everyday we wake up to some new tragedy somewhere, innocent people dying followed up with pervasive lies and political correctness that is slowly and systematically working to destroy the world as we know it. As horrendous and brutal as all the mass killings worldwide are, we must learn to see beneath the horror and grasp the true meaning of why this is all happening. We have become so comatose from all of our years of conditioning, it is taking more and more shocking episodes to finally awaken us and restart the beating of our hearts. The continual lies and deception we are being force fed have made so many turn away and tune out from what is happening to save their sanity, but in doing so we have also tuned out and turned away from each other. What many have forgotten during this long and exhaustive battle we have been in is where our power lies and the fact we even have power. Exhausted souls have begun to feel the snag of hopelessness within and are giving in to the chaos. No we absolutely must not do this! The power to overcome this darkness once and for all comes from the energy of being joined together between all people. That age-old saying ‘There is power in numbers’ is absolutely correct, not so much the physical bodies but rather their energy and their intentions.

Forever now we have been made to see ourselves as dense bodies by forcing us to stay concentrated on illness and disease, by convincing people they are over weight, too thin, how they should eat, in other words through body imaging. This focus on body image, body health, body weight has kept us locked into the mindset we are dense bodies period the end. NO! We are energy. Everything on the planet is energy, it has its own frequency it vibrates by. We are all bundles of vibrating gossamer energy and all energy is attracted to like energy. For a very long time now the world and especially this country has been ruled by the energetic frequency of fear. Everything we do together has been born out of fear. Fear of not belonging, fear of being different, a fear of control, a fear of each other. That frequency has obviously been very powerful since it seems many are still locked into it, but fortunately we are now beginning to free ourselves of it through our awakening. If the power of fear can be so strong, then it stands to reason the power and frequency of love and compassion can equal it as well!

It is time for people to release their need to remain locked into the fear frequency because it is known and they feel safe and their comatose state has allowed them to not realize what was happening to them. This latest tragedy in France is but another wake up call to all of us that we must come together. Sadly it is taking death and brutality for many to realize the message we are being given. It began in Missouri in the coming together with the slogan “Hands up don’t shoot” then the coming together for the fallen police officers in New York City and now we hear and see ” Je suis Charlie”. The French people and the world are coming together saying “we are not afraid” and we should not be afraid. Slowly but surely we are coming together and as we do the power is growing and the dark ones are becoming fearful for a change. The energy of compassion for another, the love for another is becoming the glue that is solidifying the masses finally as they wake up to a brutal reality of the world today. Yes, it is very disturbing what is going on, but we must keep our focus on what lies beneath the evil, the strength that is growing out from it and we must keep building up that energy and become powerful. We must not let ourselves to be divided by race or religion or hatred or gender any longer. These are all manipulated emotions being fueled to specifically keep us divided and separated from our power of togetherness.

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Jun 27

Your Beliefs Shape Your Reality

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This Law of Attraction Pearl of Wisdom explores the critical role that your beliefs play in steering your manifestations.  Anything that effects your thinking effects your life.  And nothing else effects your thinking more than your beliefs.  The problem is that they are largely unconscious and often sabotaging your success.  Here’s how to master your beliefs and hence the results showing up in your life.

What Are Beliefs?

Beliefs are your thoughts about how life is, or should be, or could be, codified into rules — rules that filter and shape your thinking about what is possible.  The main problem is that over time they turn into automatic rules that operate sub-consciously. Which means you become completely unaware of them, yet they still guide your thoughts and actions — much like being on auto-pilot.

The Origin of Your Beliefs

So how do we get our beliefs?  Where do they come from?

Some of them you created yourself based on your experiences and observations of the world.  They started out just as working assumptions about how parts of the world are, but over time they became hardened expectations which act like a lens and filter thru which you view and interpret the world.  The initial experiences that birth a belief I call “seed experiences” and I’ll talk more about them and their role in the self-reinforcing nature of beliefs later in this article.

Although we do create SOME of our beliefs ourselves, many we simply adopt from others or are impressed upon us, by society.  We all absorb our culture’s norms, but we often forget to question whether these are serving us — or limiting us.  The truth is, many of the beliefs that we adopt are disempowering and counterproductive, and we don’t even know it.

Vishen Lakhiani, the founder of Mindvalley and author of The Code of the Extraordinary Mind , calls these limiting beliefs “brules,” which is short for “bullshit rules.”  In the short video below, which echoes much of the ideas expressed in this article, Vishen explains why these “brules” are so counterproductive, and how to begin questioning the unconscious, insidious limiting beliefs you may be holding and following blindly.

How and Why Do We Adopt the Beliefs of Others?

We take on beliefs from others by imitation and conditioning.  During childhood, we become indoctrinated via authority figures such as parents, teachers, priests, experts, etc. One of the psychological factors that encourages our adoption of beliefs offered by others is our deep-seated need to fit in and be accepted.  Because of this, there is a very strong bias to conform to both the beliefs and behaviors of our society.

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Jun 27

What Is Spirit? Are Psychedelics Spiritual? – Spoken by Terence McKenna

 

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Jun 26

Unraveling Consciousness & Reality (Athene) – Full Documentary

 

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Jun 26

Deception on the Spiritual Path

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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 shape 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.

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Jun 26

The Connection Between All of Us ~ Alan Watts

 

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Jun 26

The Difference Between True Intuition and Regular Thoughts, Gut Feelings

intuition-vs-fearIntuition, the “sixth sense” that we all have within us naturally, is something distinctly different from a regular thought process in the mind. Some call it a gut feeling, because they can literally feel it in their gut. Others describe it as a heart feeling, or in other ways often related to physical sensations.

For a while I have been trying to learn the difference between this type of intuition, and just a regular, mental thought process. This is what I have learned.

This is the best way to tell: it’s intuition when there is no explainable reason for a certain feeling. When there is no thought process, sensory detail, or any other trigger for a certain feeling, I would say that’s true intuition.

The more science-minded people would say that’s just your subconscious, picking up on things your conscious mind hasn’t, but I think it’s something different. True intuition stems from processes that are either yet to be explained, or deliberately ignored, by modern science.

And when you feel something in your “gut,” or your “heart,” I can’t help but think of chakras. We may not know exactly how energetic centers on the body known as “chakras” work, but we can definitively know that something is there when we feel the pull on our hearts, or the gut feeling. It’s a very real thing, unexplainable by biology: so calling it a “chakra” makes sense to me.

Also, intuition seems to pop into your head very quickly and thoroughly, as if it were some foreign thought suddenly appearing into your mind.

Some people suspect human beings can actually pick up on other people’s thoughts and hear them as their own. I’m not sure if this is possible or not. I’d say it probably is with more intuitive people (because some people experience intuition and psychic phenomena so strong, the medical community refuses to accept what they are perceiving is real).

People also suspect that some form of MK ULTRA-esque technology can actually implant thoughts into people’s minds, making them believe they are schizophrenic or having some type of powerful intuition. This is a terrifying thought, and probably not happening often if it is: but it’s something to consider.

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Jun 26

Time Is An Illusion ~ David Icke

 

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Jun 25

Graham Hancock Finally Solves Riddle of Lost Civilizations after Lifelong Effort

 

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Jun 24

William Walker Atkinson: THE ARCANE TEACHING (1 of 21)

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William Walker Atkinson

THE ARCANE SERIES FULL PLAYLIST:

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Jun 23

You are the World ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

Underneath all the myths and lies about separation lies a simple truth: Everything is inherently one. The world is you, and you are the world. Change yourself, and you change the world.

 

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Jun 23

You know what the issue is with this world?….

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Jun 23

Constructing the Separation Game

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In this article, I’m diving into a topic that I alluded to in The Origin, Purpose, and Destiny of the Earth Game — how and why we created the reality system that we are all currently experiencing.  Just to be clear, By “WE” I mean our non-physical higher selves and beyond.  Understanding why “we” conceived of this reality, and the key elements of its design and construction (yes, all realities are constructs) is very illuminating and will give you a whole new perspective on your experience within it. And perhaps more importantly, it might even catalyze a shift in your consciousness.

Much of the information in this article comes from The Ascension Papers – Book #1.  If you’d like to explore this and related topics more deeply then I highly recommend this book and other information produced by its author, Zingdad.

Conceiving of the Separation Game

In most of the multitude of realities that “we” created and then played within we knew, to varying degrees, what we were — creator beings that are integral parts of the One creator being — Source consciousness, prime creator, God, or whatever else you like to call it.

But within this great diversity of realities, there were none in which we completely forgot what we were — and this possibility intrigued us immensely.  What would that be like and what could it teach us?  It certainly seemed like it might be very interesting, to say the least.

So in our eternal quest to know ourselves and the nature of our existence we set out to create this new type of reality — one where we would completely lose our connection to our divine source, forget that we are creators and all integral parts of One universal consciousness.  A reality where we would think we were separate from the creator and each other. A reality where we would experience the greatest degree of individuality and separation anywhere in the Multiverse — a reality that could aptly be called “The Separation Game.”

we-dreamed-up-the-earth-gameOur entire Universe is a manifestation of the separation game.  It’s like a huge multi-stage set where the separation game is playing out on many worlds and at many levels.  One of the worlds where the separation game is in full swing is our very own planet Earth.

When we conceived of this reality, it was not at all obvious how to create it, and many of us (our higher non-physical selves) thought it might be impossible.  But eventually, with much experimentation, we hit upon a combination of many elements that did the trick.

Key Elements of the Separation Game Design

Some of the key elements that allowed this reality system to be achieved were “The Veil of Forgetting”, the delay between our thoughts and their manifestation into reality, the role of “The Adversary”, and the “Emotion Construct Holders”. Let’s dive in and explore each of these.

The Veil of Forgetting and Unknowing

The number one mechanism that enables this reality system to function as the separation game that we intended is the Veil of Forgetting.  When we incarnate we completely forget that we are eternal non-physical creator beings (our souls and beyond) and that we are integral parts of the one universal consciousness. When we incarnate we completely forget that we chose and planned this incarnation and our reasons for doing so.  This forgetting is obviously essential for the separation game to work.  Without it, we simply would not believe that we were separate individuals at the mercy of circumstances trying to survive in a cold, cruel world. The Veil is absolutely required to produce an experience of separation.

The Veil does more than make us forget as we enter our incarnation, it also “filters” the information that might be available to us so we can’t rediscover our true nature. This function of the Veil might be best termed the “Veil of Unknowing” and what it essentially does is to guarantee that we cannot prove that all is one. Anything that approaches irrefutable proof of our oneness with All That Is will always include sufficient cause for doubt that we cannot be sure and will have to make up our own mind.

But since the most fundamental truth about everything is its inherent oneness, and since the Veil hides this from us, then it follows that it must hide the deepest nature of everything because knowing the deepest nature of anything would inevitably lead to knowing the oneness of all. So we can know about the surface of things, but the Veil blocks us from knowing the true cause. Despite the popular belief that science has gotten close to understanding everything, it is very far from the truth. If you take a long hard look at modern science, you will realize that we understand only the surface layers but don’t understand anything to its core. And this is because of the Veil of Unknowing.

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Jun 23

Uniting Shamanic Healing and Western Medicine

Screen-Shot-2017-06-22-at-3.06.03-PM-1024x653The following article is excerpted from Shamanic Healing: Traditional Medicine for the Modern World by Itzhak Beery, recently published by Inner Traditions.

Uniting Shamanic Healing and Western Medicine

“I have consulted internists, dermatologists, urologists, psychiatrists, and a neurologist regarding the unexplained sensations and associated pains, but no specialist in any of these fields has found any pathology. I believe that I require soul retrieval and an entity extraction.”

So read the e-mail I received, one of many sent by people from all walks of life and professions who have tried conventional medicine without success. Why is it that Western medicine doesn’t have the answers and proper treatments for these people? How is it happening that they are “miraculously” healed by practitioners who are trained to use ancient shamanic healing tools? Something must be fatally wrong in the approach we take to health care in our society. The man who wrote me that e-mail received his answers and was healed in a session. How?

Another client wrote, “I don’t know why I came to see you in the first place. Maybe I was desperate. I tried lawyers, counselors, and the ‘normal’ ways. But nothing happened. After each of our sessions something strange happened. After the first one I found pennies everywhere even in places I could not imagine. After the second session I found dimes everywhere, and after the third I found feathers everywhere. Isn’t it strange? I think there is magic in what you do. Or maybe my awareness became wider and larger? Yes, I feel so different.”

Yes, you could say there is “magic” in traditional shamanic healing. But it only seems like magic in Western society, with its emphasis on rational thinking, scientific proofs, and materialistic consumerism, as we learn to dismiss the metaphysical energy world.

Hit-and-Run Medicine

I coined this phrase to describe allopathic medicine because of its sickbased model, profit-minded assembly line, speed-dating-like, impersonal human interactions, and the use of medicine by trial-and-error methods. I sincerely do not fault the individual doctors and their staffs as they are under so much pressure from the corporations and their shareholders.

Today, those pressures are rapidly growing with the new capability of digital diagnostic methods and robotic surgery, which may make the work that many of these doctors do obsolete.

Fifty-nine percent of all Americans (188 million people) are taking prescription drugs daily, as recently reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association, while 15 percent of all Americans take five drugs or more each day. That is astonishing. Isn’t it? Costs and premiums are rising, quality of services are declining. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America notes that 10 percent of Americans are depressed and 18 percent suffer from anxiety. We must and can do better.

The following and surprising story illustrates this point perfectly. One afternoon as I walked into my optometrist’s office, a man I did not recognize came out to greet me. I was confused. When I finally recognized his sparkling blue eyes under his fashionable glasses, he had to help close my gaping jaws. “What happened to you? You lost half your weight?” I finally asked him as I caught my breath. He laughed out loud.

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Jun 23

Studying the strategies of the matrix

Studying the strategies of the matrix: Sonia speaks about the relevance of so called higher education as it relates to the matrix. She read an email from a 17 year old asking questions about the next phase of her life in terms of higher education, should she go to college. Sonia expands on the necessity to understand the strategies of the matrix as ruled by those believed to be in power; those who govern: education, corporation and politics. Sonia says “that since we must engage in the game/matrix then its best to educate ourselves on the game itself and the strategies in place. So attending college will allow you to understand the methods and concepts used to run our world. However attending college with this kind of understanding is far more powerful than attending based on social programming and expectations. To find out more about Sonia’s work do visit www.therealsoniabarrett.com and her documentary The Business of Disease www.thebusinessofdisease.com

 

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Jun 22

Just leave me here…

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Jun 22

Rupert Sheldrake Discusses Morphic Resonance and Animal Telepathy with Scientific American

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Rupert Sheldrake

The website of Scientific American currently has an excellent feature and interview with ‘maverick biologist’ Rupert Sheldrake, via science writer John Horgan. Though he considers himself a ‘psi skeptic’, Horgan’s piece is warm and open-minded (we find out that Sheldrake does a good impression of his late friend, Terence McKenna) – very pleasant to see these ‘heretical’ topics discussed in such a convivial manner for a change.

The article covers many topics, but I thought Rupert’s description of his theory of ‘morphic resonance’ was a very good summary for anybody not intimately familiar with, so have excerpted the relevant parts below. Make sure you head on over and read the entire piece though:

Morphic resonance is the influence of previous structures of activity on subsequent similar structures of activity organized by morphic fields. It enables memories to pass across both space and time from the past. The greater the similarity, the greater the influence of morphic resonance. What this means is that all self-organizing systems, such as molecules, crystals, cells, plants, animals and animal societies, have a collective memory on which each individual draws and to which it contributes. In its most general sense this hypothesis implies that the so-called laws of nature are more like habits.

…The idea of morphic resonance came to me when I was doing research at Cambridge on the development of plants. I was interested in the concept of morphogenetic, or form-shaping, fields, but realized they could not be inherited through genes. They had to be inherited in some other way. The idea of morphic resonance came as a sudden insight. This happened in 1973, but it was a radical idea, and I spent years thinking about it before I published it in my first book, A New Science of Life, in 1981.

…There is a lot of circumstantial evidence for morphic resonance. The most striking experiment involved a long series of tests on rat learning that started in Harvard in the 1920s and continued over several decades. Rats learned to escape from a water-maze and subsequent generations learned faster and faster. At the time this looked like an example of Lamarckian inheritance, which was taboo. The interesting thing is that after the rats had learned to escape more than 10 times quicker at Harvard, when rats were tested in Edinburgh, Scotland and in Melbourne, Australia they started more or less where the Harvard rats left off. In Melbourne the rats continued to improve after repeated testing, and this effect was not confined to the descendants of trained rats, suggesting a morphic resonance rather than epigenetic effect. I discuss this evidence in A New Science of Life, now in its third edition, called Morphic Resonance in the US.

…I would like there to be much more research on morphic resonance and I would like to see a lot more evidence for it. If there were, it would not necessarily refute materialism, but could expand the materialist worldview, which has become excessively dogmatic, as I show in my recent book Science Set Free (called The Science Delusion in the UK). I think something like morphic resonance is necessary to make sense of inheritance, memory, the evolutionary nature of nature, and many other phenomena. Lee Smolin, the theoretical physicist, recently put forward a similar idea, which he calls “the principle of precedence,” and perhaps his hypothesis might mesh in better with established science, since it is formulated in the context of quantum physics. The main question is whether or not the effects predicted by the hypothesis of morphic resonance – or the principle of precedence – actually happen.

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Jun 22

Mind Over Matter – Consciousness And The Nature Of Reality

imgReality is not what it appears — the ancients knew it, pioneering physicists of the early 2Oth century knew it, and current leading edge scientists are proving it — all is mind.

The Big Questions and The Modern Scientific Worldview

Throughout the ages, Mankind has been trying to answer the big questions — What is the nature of existence and reality, what are we, and why are we here?  In our current age, with the ascendance of the ideology of scientific materialism, we have a strong tendency to reject anything that doesn’t fit our materialistic paradigm and label it as “mystical”.  We have become mesmerized by the material world.  Materialism and consumerism run rampant in our society. Lured by the apparent success of the reductionist method that we have used to analyze and understand our world, we have come to view the universe as purely a physical system, working something like a great machine, and with matter being the fundamental substance of reality.

The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.

— Nikola Tesla

Our scientific analytical methods have certainly been successful and have led us to understand the inner workings of matter well enough to create many useful technologies.  But these successes have erroneously led us to conclude that our materialistic view of the universe must be correct and reject other ideas as “mystical” and backward.

The materialistic paradigm persists in the popular and scientific thought despite plenty of evidence that it is indeed not true.  The Theory of Relativity and Quantum Physics have both shown that energy is more fundamental than matter.  The pioneers of quantum physics in the early 20th century — Max Planck, Albert Einstein, and others — all came to the same conclusion — that everything is energy and that somehow consciousness is intimately intertwined with it.  And yet this insight seems to have been lost since then.  Physicists are still chasing the fundamental “particle”, and focusing on material phenomena rather than focusing on what energy is, how it forms matter, and what other forms can it take.

And modern science is still largely ignoring the role of consciousness, despite the observations of quantum phenomena that strongly suggest that consciousness is intimately related to the nature of reality.  Mainstream science continues to assume that reality is objective, EG; that it exists independent of the consciousness of the observer despite much evidence to the contrary, and the conclusions of many pioneers of physics.

The accomplished English physicist, astronomer and mathematician, Sir James Jeans, had this to say — “I incline to the idealistic theory that consciousness is fundamental, and that the material universe is derivative from consciousness, not consciousness from the material universe… In general the universe seems to me to be nearer to a great thought than to a great machine. It may well be, it seems to me, that each individual consciousness ought to be compared to a brain-cell in a universal mind.”  And he wasn’t alone, below Max Plank shares a similar viewpoint.

Reality is Not What it Appears

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

— Shakespeare, Hamlet

Consciousness is probably the most mysterious and significant phenomena in the universe, so to treat it as irrelevant to understanding reality is a major mistake.  In fact, there have been some very profound experiments (see this video about these experiments) that leave very little doubt that there is an intimate relationship between consciousness and reality.  Leading some to conclude that consciousness is the fundamental substance of the universe, as many esoteric and mystical philosophies throughout the ages have claimed in one way or another.

It’s not surprising that we might get stuck on the idea that matter is the fundamental substance of reality because this idea is just a natural consequence of our perceptual limitations.  Our sensory apparatus — sight, hearing, smell, touch — provide us a useful representation of the external world, but when it comes to our primary sensory channel, vision, it is well known that we are “seeing” only are very narrow band of energies.  Our eyes detect electromagnetic energy frequencies and convert them to the images and colors that we perceive.  But our eyes only detect an extremely small portion of those frequencies, less than 0.00018%.  And we are only “seeing” the clumps of energy condensed to a slow vibration (EG; matter).  We can’t see all the rest of the energy and how everything is interconnected patterns of energy.

“All matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration.”

— Bill Hicks

Despite the lesson that the unseen phenomena of electromagnetic radiation should be teaching us we are still largely unaware of how the limitations of our sensory apparatus have conditioned our models of reality.  There are many more unseen phenomena we have yet to detect and understand.  Our visual perceptions are far less complete than we have ever imagined, and this has led to a tenacious conceptual bias that has colored our models of reality.  This bias is interfering with formulating a broader, deeper more accurate model including tackling the big question we’ve been avoiding — what is consciousness and how it is related to reality.

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Jun 20

You are already an awakened and enlightened being

static1.squarespace.comby Brian Thompson

You are already an awakened and enlightened being, you’ve just forgotten your original nature.

You don’t self-realize it, though, because you suffer from a severe habit of misperception, and it seems to obscure your otherwise-perfect presence of unbound clarity.

You believe you are missing something, but nothing is hidden from you whatsoever, and yet, you think there is.

You have learned to trust the mind’s false projections, rather than realizing the beautiful emptiness in which all of its thoughts and beliefs appear.

In truth, the mind doesn’t even exist, nor do any of its creations.

That which requires something else to exist, so that it can, can’t claim an independent existence since it remains entirely dependent upon something else for it to be. And so, its existence is just a process of conceptual relativity. It’s a function of thought, not reality.

Such a “thing” as the mind, therefore, cannot be the distinct, separate, unique entity that thought believes itself to be. That which is conditioned, as such, cannot be absolute. And that which is not absolute, cannot, therefore, be real; including the mind, the ego, the world, and thought itself.

That is to say; nothing has an independent existence that is separate from the awareness it appears within.

The mind is relative, and so too, is the personal self and the world it perceives. Neither truly exists. It’s all a dream within the manifested consciousness in which it all appears. The Self alone is Absolute.

The dream needs awareness, but awareness doesn’t need the dream.

You ignore the inherent oneness of awareness—which is Absolute Reality. There is no reality outside of awareness, for it is the undeniable presence that unifies every possible thing within each and every moment.

Awareness is the invisible backdrop onto which all experience appears. Without awareness, nothing could be. All seeming things borrow their apparent reality from this one shared Awareness.

You are a theatre of consciousness.

You see a film that you call “The World and Me”, and you take it to be real. But you have forgotten the empty, motionless screen onto which its drama appears, the invisible substance that gives the film its illusion of reality. Without this background of awareness, however, the film of life and its manifested world could not seem to exist.

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Jun 20

The Presence as a Gateway to Eternity

Image1by Frank M. Wanderer   

By Presence, Eckhart Tolle means being free and independent of psychological time (past and future), and it is achieved by focussing our attention fully and completely on the present time, the events of the present.

This is inevitable for everyone, as this is the only way of recognizing that we are more than our personal life history. A gate opens up for us to see the world free of forms and shapes beyond the world of forms and shapes.

Ramana  Maharshi asserts that the presence thus achieved is the first step towards revealing the real PRESENCE that he terms as Self.

In Tolle’s interpretation presence is the Ego itself, Consciousness of the body, which has been cleared of most of the identifications. This is, however, only a pseudo-presence, as it is subject to change. It disappears in the state of deep sleep, when there is no presence. It emerges when one is awake and vanishes when one is asleep.

That pseudo-presence is our subjectivity (I am), which is oriented on some object appearing in the present time (e. g.  internal body, respiration). This pseudo-presence is the key to PRESENCE. Maharshi believes that it is only possible to reach PRESENCE through a research of ourselves.

A research of ourselves means that we must divert our attention from the object to our subjectivity and find the source from which it emerges and where it disappears. The source is the PRESENCE itself, the Absolute Consciousness. Seeing that means you recognize: there is only one Subjectivity. One wakes up in Unity and realizes: I AM THAT. I AM EVERYTHING!

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Jun 20

Go With The Flow Vs. Make It Happen, Which Is It?

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Go With The Flow

They say you’re supposed to plan, to set goals, not simply go with the flow of things.

Go after what you want relentlessly until you make it yours.

Step out your process and know exactly where you are at every moment. Anything less is to be flakey and unreliable, or at best mediocre.

And so we do, we follow the advice.

We go hard after the things we want. The job, the career, the wife, the home and all the status symbols that match our ideas of success.

We make achieving the results really important.

And then for some reason, you reach a point along the road where all that effort, time and energy seems pointless.

At best the results appear inconsistent.

Sometimes your effort seemed to work for you, and at other times your effort seemed to work in spite of you.

What’s going on with that?

It Seems To Work In Reverse

When I consider the most significant experiences of my life to date it appears to me that they occurred without any prior planning, goal setting or otherwise.

Buying my first home, my second home, making money, starting in business, meeting my wife and having kids, living in the US, folding two businesses, the list goes on.

Both so called good and bad experiences of the most significance seem to me to have occurred outside my conscious will to make things happen.

I certainly didn’t consciously will my business to go down the tubes – twice.

There was no planning in any of it.

In retrospect, it seems to me that the positive results were more about doing what I felt like doing and going with it, than conscious planning.

There was an effort in it, sure, but it none of it was a laboursome effortful thing.

I didn’t preconceive and meticulously plan any of it.

In fact, anything that I did plan and work on consciously went to shit..

So in the last number of years, I’ve taken to doing various stuff, but mostly sitting around thinking, to just let things happen and see where it goes.

And guess what…

My life is still good, in fact, it’s better, and nobody died.

The Fool In His Folly

I’ve spoken with friends who have experienced similar to me and to us who agree, it is obvious.

Pushing things around, trying to make things happen, forcing people and circumstances to bend to our will just doesn’t work long term.

Exercising the need to control things is counter productive.

All it causes is suffering.

Now, at the same time that it doesn’t work, it does serve a purpose.

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