“When we begin to see through the illusion we once took to be “me”, there is a simultaneous emergence of our true nature from the background, where it has been waiting patiently for us to sober up from the intoxication of seeking. What was never lost need not be sought. When we realize directly that we have been like a wave searching for the ocean, the momentum of the search is undermined, and we can finally exhale... In doing so, we begin to feel the Mystery at the heart, rather than relying solely on the thought energy which constitutes the mind. Moreover, in seeing through and discarding any lingering struggle and recoil, it at last becomes obvious that this Mystery, this Life, is who we are, have always been, and will always be..” ~Bob O’Hearn
The following are excerpts from The Conscious Process, a collection of essays by Bob O’Hearn, a modern mystic living in Northern California. Bob studied Zen formally for a number of years during the 1960s and 1970s, with Shunryu Suzuki & Joshu Sasaki. His teachings are aligned with the non-dual view presented by Advaita & Dzogchen teachers. Links to the full essays on his blog follow each excerpt.
Consciousness & Awareness
“The Buddha made an eminently astute observation when he noted that what we are is the result of our thinking: “As ye think, so shall you be.” Indeed, it is consciousness — the power of thought-energy – which creates everything we take to be reality… Consequently, taking responsibility for our thoughts is a necessary step in our being able to function effectively in this realm.
One perennial obstacle in the consideration of consciousness, however, is that the terms “consciousness” and “awareness” are often used interchangeably, resulting in a lot of ensuing confusion and misunderstanding… Essentially, consciousness can be regarded as mind with objects, whereas awareness refers to mind without objects.
In this perspective, consciousness might be considered the relative nature of mind, since it is transitory and dependent on conditions, whereas awareness would be regarded as a reflection of the absolute nature of mind, since it is the unchanging background..
We hear and speak words everyday for the reason that we heavily rely on them to communicate. Because of this, words play a very important role for shaping our beliefs and perception of reality. It is estimated that the average person speaks more than 7,000 words per day. Even though we hear and speak words everyday, most of us have no clue as to how powerful words are.
What most people do not know about words is that they have magic properties and are very effective for deceiving the mind. However, words can also be used to empower the mind. In this article, I will show you how words are used to trick you to give up your natural rights and spiritual powers to the state. Every time you give up your spiritual powers and natural rights to a government agency, you are committing sin against the Prime Creator.
The process of using words to trick you to commit sin is what I like to refer to as word magic. Be aware that word magic can be used for good or evil purposes. If you are new to word magic, I recommend reading my empowering article titled Magic and the Power of Words. My article shows you evidence of why words have magic power.
One of the first things the state does to trick you to give up your natural rights, so they can make you play their vampiric game called the debt-based commerce system is by convincing you to sign commercial contracts with their government. Your first commercial contract with the state is the birth certificate. I am not going to go into details about the birth certificate, because this article is about educating you to become aware of the magic power of words and why words rule the world. If you want to learn more about the birth certificate, watch the short and informative video below.
Before we explore the magic power of words, I need to explain to you what magic is so you can see the relation between magic and the power of words. The term magic is derived from Old French magique, Latin magicus, and Greek magikos. One of the earliest definitions of magic is the “art of influencing events and producing marvels using hidden natural forces”.
The Universe has many natural forces. Some of these forces are the “engines” that control the behavior of sound, light, vibration, and frequency. When you learn to use these forces to control energy, you can control how energy manifest itself into physical things to a significant degree. This is the art of magic or magick.
Upon our awakening, we often discover the matrix. We realize that our lives are being manipulated by fear and our energy is being sucked for use by others. We understand that fear is what drives separation and division. We understand that fear drives all the loss of our freedoms to be natural beings free to do as we please without hurting another soul. We understand that so much of this world we live in is a manipulation to get us to act a certain way which is over consumption of what is now less than desirable upon our awakening. We begin to see the big picture and it often is the hardest part of waking up.
Accepting that we are all connected and are really one is a concept that brings warmth and love resonating through our bodies and spirit. Knowing that we have been manipulated and our energy is not being spent on ourselves or others in a manner that helps to promote that interconnection are hard facts to swallow. Many of us may have guilt over the things we have done in our past. We may have resentment for the decisions that we have made. We become frustrated with our current situation which seems to have us in deep with the matrix.
So, we experience this amazing awakening and find beauty in so much, but then we see the dark truth of reality. What are we to do at this point? It is time to take a deep breath. This is when we need to take responsibility of where we are and how we got there. They were our decisions. We may have been born into some terrible situations, but we still have choices to make. We have to start by forgiving.
You may have heard the term Indigo Child being used with growing frequency in recent years, particularly since the 1970s – back when the basic idea was developed by teacher and author Nancy Ann Tappe. Or perhaps, this is the first time you are hearing of it.
by Mariya M.
So what is an Indigo Child? And how can you recognize one?
Indigo Children quite simply refers to gifted children who are believed to naturally possess any kind of special abilities or traits.
These can range from the magical to even the supernatural. It is believed that these children serve as a reminder for the rest of humanity, who through time has lost touch with who we truly are – one shared body of consciousness.
While the rest of us pay far more attention to our thoughts as opposed to our feelings, these children know instinctively how to connect to our collective consciousness.
Some have even gone as far as to say that the generations of Indigo Children are ‘The Next Step in Human Evolution’.
So why the color Indigo? This has to do with auras:
In 1982, Nancy Ann Tappe published a book titled ‘Understanding Your Life Through Color’, a book focusing on the metaphysical concept of different colored auras that people can have, and what meaning each color holds.
She states that during the 1960s, she noticed that many children were being born with indigo color auras.
Is it possible to spot an Indigo Child? Could you possibly be one yourself?
Here is a list of ten characteristics that Indigo Children are said to have, which can help you identify one:
1. They have a clear sense of purpose and self-confidence, which most people lack.
2. They can be strong-willed from an early age, and have their own unique way of doing even the simplest things. The rules and regulations the rest of us follow as children may seem trivial to them.
What does it mean to be mindful? When the notion of Mindfulness is mentioned at a conversation, people often tend to confuse it with being awake. Mindfulness is, however, not identical with being awake, since being awake is only one dimension of Mindfulness. It is the outermost dimension of Mindfulness, its surface only. Three dimensions of Mindfulness may be identified.
The Dimensions of Mindfulness
The surface, that is, the outermost dimension of Mindfulness is when the focus of attention is open the widest. Being Mindful then means that now, in this very moment, with our eyes closed (or open) you pay attention to the processes of your inner world (bodily sensations, the stream of your thoughts, the shifting of your emotions), and the external world surrounding you (noises, scents etc. from the direct world around you). In such an instant you only focus your attention on what takes place in that very moment.
From the aspect of another, deeper dimension of Mindfulness it is a quality of your consciousness when you cease to evaluate, qualify and control the experience affecting you at that particular moment (disregard the functions of the mind) and, at the same time, you give up all your desires to control events. You have no expectations in connection with the given moment, you accept what is taking place, without making judgments, what is wrong and what is right for you.
The deepest dimension of Mindfulness is a state of Consciousness the most important characteristic feature of which is the presence of the observing Consciousness, the capability of Sight. In this state of the Consciousness we, as an external spectator, view what is happening inside and around us, and we do not allow these events to take us with them, to affect us deeper. There is a virtual space between you as the contemplating Consciousness and the experiences affecting you. This space enables you to avoid identification with your experience and to look at that experience as an external spectator. Mindfulness is, at the same time.
Experience the Deeper Dimensions of Mindfulness
Recognizing yourself as Consciousness is independent of all the activities of the mind. This recognition will only come if you have had some experience of the deeper dimensions of Mindfulness.
Are you feeling it too? It’s like you have more and more to do, and increasingly less time to do it. It’s because of this Great Shift of Consciousness into the 5D. Time is speeding up, because life here in the 3D has been locked into an eddy current — a ‘time-warp’, behind the flow — but now that reality is unwinding. We’re rejoining the space-time continuum, where there is no time!
How do you deal with that in a practical sense? What does it mean for your life and all that you’re doing, all that you’re trying to create?
Linear time is an illusion. It’s a warp in time-space, held in place by a mind which has lost the flow and moved into an eddy current of beliefs and judgments, temporarily separate from the mainstream of the universal flow. It’s like you’ve decided already what reality will be, and so your natural creative powers create that – you make it real; you hold it in place by a conditioned belief of what it will be tomorrow, based on what it was yesterday.
That is until the reality becomes so dense, that it pulls in the realigning flow of the cosmos to bring it back to the mainstream.
Deep in our past, humanity has witnessed the flow slowing down into this eddy current, noticed that for some considerable period of ‘time’ it has behaved in an apparently predictable way, and then assigned some artificial definition of ‘seconds’, ‘minutes’ and ‘hours’ to it. Since this artificial view of ‘time’ is related to the spin of the planet, it seemed somehow constant.
However, the mind is not indefinitely bound to the physical density. Instead it is a vehicle for the flow of the soul, and now the soul of man is shifting, in the direction of the 5D shift of the planet. As you move toward the Fifth Density – inside yourself – then you begin to pass through the 4D, where the notion of linear time ceases. Instead, you rejoin the space-time-continuum, where all in the cosmos is moving in concert together.
In the United States alone, breast cancer affects hundreds of thousands of women and many men every year. Some non-invasive forms of the disease are relatively treatable, but many types are far more aggressive.
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is particularly challenging. Most breast cancers are largely drivenby hormone epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER-2), estrogen receptors, and/or progesterone receptors. Since TNBC cells do not express these receptors, there are less ways to fight them. Thankfully, at least some cell lines express cannabinoid receptors, making cannabinoids one of the only potential targeted treatments for TNBC.
A January 2015 study in Molecular Oncology extensively detailed the numerous ways CBD fights triple-negative breast cancer. By inhibiting epidermal growth factor (EGF) and its related receptor, CBD reduced the proliferation, migration, and invasion of TNBC cells. It also lowered the amount of inflammatory cytokines released by cancer cells, along with two matrix metalloproteinase enzymes associated with metastasis. Through these effects, CBD inhibited breast cancer growth and metastasis in two mouse models.
“For years, studies have suggested cannabinoids [found in cannabis] fight different forms of breast cancer.”
Ultimately, as the title of the article stated, CBD modulates the tumor microenvironment to inhibit cancer through multiple mechanisms. It is important to note that EGF is slightly different than HER-2, and while the latter is always absent in triple-negative breast cancer, the former is often present.
Another February 2015 study in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry found that a synthetic cannabinoid induced programmed cell death in TNBC cell lines via CB2 receptor activation. When the compound was tested on normal tissue, no toxic effects were observed. Since THC activates CB2 receptors, and CBD has some weak affinity for it, those phytocannabinoids could also theoretically kill TNBC.
For years, studies have suggested cannabinoids fight different forms of breast cancer. THC has been shown to induce apoptosis in ErbB2–positive breast cancer cells and inhibit tumor growth in animals. CBD is known to work at the genetic level, blocking expression of the ID-1 gene to inhibit breast cancer metastasis.
Thought divides the present moment into an inside ‘me’ that becomes its conceptual ‘experiencer’, and into an outside ‘world’ of objects that simultaneously becomes the ‘experienced’.
Reality then appears to be divided into two separate elements—a me and a not-me—a division which exists only within mind.
Pure presence however—which means to abide in absolute consciousness, unfettered by any such false separation of conceptual thought,—only knows the totality of the present-moment-experience in all of its absolute fullness, without any sense of division whatsoever.
Pure presence reveals reality as only this precise present-moment-seeing, which the mind then falsely divides into a seer and a seen—but both such entities are merely conceptual notions, neither of which actually appear within the process of seeing itself.
When the mind is silenced and is trained to no longer insert its ongoing narrative into every sensory perception that is cognized within consciousness, there is no longer an inside self (me) to be experienced as separate, nor is there an outside world (them) which is apart from oneself —there is only the direct and immediate intimacy of present-moment experiencing, inclusive of all that appears to be.