A simple practice from Ecologist, Stephan Harding, to transform your relationship with the natural world.
The earth is full. It’s full of us. Full of our stuff. Full of our waste. Full of our demands. Our economy is now bigger than its host, our planet. What this means is our economy is unsustainable. When things aren’t sustainable, they stop. Economic growth, it will stop because of the end of cheap resources, it will stop because of the growing demand of us on all the systems of the earth. It is based a crazy idea. The crazy idea being that we’re going to have infinite growth on a finite planet. The earth doesn’t care what we need. Mother Nature doesn’t negotiation. She just sets rules and describes consequences. We tend to look at the world not as an integrated system that it is, but as a series of individual issues. We see the occupy protest. We see spiraling debt crises. We see growing inequality. We see money’s influence on politics.
But we seen, mistakenly each of these issues as individual problems to be solved. In fact, it’s the system in the painful process of breaking down. I could give you countless studies and evidence to prove this, but I won’t because if you want to see it, that evidence is all around you. The crisis is now inevitable. The issue is how will we react. Imagine our economy, when the carbon bubble bursts. When the financial markets recognize they don’t have any hope of preventing the climate spiraling out of control. The oil and coal industries are finished.
Imagine the Middle East without oil income, but with collapsing governments. Imagine China, India and Pakistan going to war, as climate impacts generate conflict over food and water. Imagine our highly tuned just in time food industry and our highly stressed agricultural system failing, and supermarket shelves emptying. Imagine 30% unemployment in America, as the global economy is gripped by fear and uncertainty. Imagine what it means for your personal security, as a heavily armed civilian population gets angrier and angrier about why this was allowed to happen.
How do you feel? When the lights go out on the global economy in your mind? When your assumptions about the future fade away, and something very different, emerges? Just take a moment, and take a breath, and think, what do you feel? When we think about the kind of possibilities I paint, we should feel a bit of fear. We are in danger, all of us. We’ve evolved to respond to danger with fear, to motivate a powerful response. We have achieved (music) remarkable things since working out how to grow food some 10,000 years ago. Those people that have faith that humans can solve any problem. That technology is limitless. That markets can be a force for good, are in fact right. The only thing they’re missing is that it takes a good crisis to get us going. When we feel fear and we feel loss we are capable of quite extraordinary things.
After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, it just took 4 days for the government to ban the production of civilian cars and to redirect the auto industry. From there, the rationing of food and energy. Think about how a company responds to a bankruptcy threat, and how change that seemed impossible, just gets done. Think about how an individual response to a diagnosis of a life threatening illness and how lifestyle changes that previously were just too difficult, suddenly become relatively easy. We can transform our economy. The only thing we need to change is how we think and how we feel. I know the free market fundamentalists will tell you that more growth, more stuff and 9 billion people going shopping is the best we can do. They’re wrong. We can be more. We can be much more.
We can choose this moment of crisis to ask and answer the big questions of society’s evolution. Like, what do we want to be when we grow up? When we move past this bumbling adolescence, where we think there are no limits and suffer delusions of immorality? Well, it’s time to grow up. To do wiser. To be calmer. To be more considered. Like generations before us, we’ll be growing up in war. Not a war between civilizations, but a war for civilization. This could be our finest hour.
This Matrix we’re in is one out of many but what’s significant is that it’s very heavy, very dense and fascist.
It’s so natural – religiously unkind.
So maybe our approach is: “Why the hell don’t people see this obvious Matrix and why don’t they wake up.” And that tune is getting more and more hysterical. I don’t think a scare tactic is needed towards the already very scared. That will really take them down.
Double scare just doesn’t work – unless the goal is to follow strong leaders…. Which reminds me of the song by the Who: ‘Won’t get fooled again’.
We have to create an impact of the opposite, which is heart-based love, caring and sharing. So we’re on the road uphill, also embedding the low frequencies of human nature. The difficult but scenic route. The Matrix travels in closed containers.
The unmatrixified can’t command the matrixified to wake up. That’s a no-go, if we want a genuine wake up. That approach mirrors the Matrix way of inducing collective fear staged by false flag events, economic hit jobs and mind bending the consciousness into obedience.
So I don’t really think that exchanging the old box with a new box is the way forward. Since that is what this strategy will enforce.
We can’t electrocute folks to wake up. Since that awakening will be as much fear based as the present Matrix reality. It may provide a cheering crowd but who really cares about that other than the shouters: Ego. That’s not promoting the waking up – that teaching people to repeat……
We don’t need overhyping high volume egos.
We need respect of the principles of genuine awakening. And that is highly individual.
They will awake when met with spirituality that is not elitist. They will wake up because of the fascist designs of the Matrix; which, as goes for the stupidity of the matrix, it will provide itself. Thank God for the built in fascist self-destructiveness of the powers that will wither.
But if ‘the movement´ doesn’t hold the spirituality and the spiritual respect for the individual (which is frankly the hallmark of the current matrix) people will be fooled again. And I would very much prefer to stay asleep. I want my alarm clock to be subtle and not scare the crap out of me when I get out of bed. Since the wake up is somehow scary – but the hope in that is: One has to set out, the soul pulls and we leave the Matrix or the fragment of it we see, roll like tumbleweeds through airport terminals looking for that place that will promise to be a safe haven.
On this Planet – there is none.
Inside you there is!
As the synchronistic mechanic kicks in the gentle souls, and people need that ‘gentle ‘ awakening, the synchronistic gear will pick it up and make a collective impact. That is where we can talk of a genuine collective awakening. Not one nanosecond before!
So there’s a parallel track to cover the next three years: Stone cold facts regarding the fascist matrix and the gentleness of the heart. It will be a most delicate walk.
Genuinely, basically, we evolve individually.
Mass awakening comes after, when enough souls are impacted by what they perceive to be their truth. And if that thrust, be it mundane or spiritual, corresponds and connects on an individual frequency with others’ thrust, spiritual or mundane, the wheels of synchronicity will provide the mass awakening. As said: It is not the other way around if we want genuine – and not: ‘meet the new boss – same as the old boss’, wherein they would find themselves in a less dense matrix but it’s still outer control versus inner control or self guidance.
If an extraterrestrial civilization were to observe and study our planet from an objective perspective there is no doubt that among the millions of species on Earth, homo sapiens stands out. This species sits on top of the food chain, has extended its habitats to the entire planet, and in recent centuries, experienced an explosion of technological, societal, and artistic advancements.
It’s remarkable how far we’ve come in what is a short period of time from an evolutionary perspective. Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins has a superb analogy to highlight this fact: Stretch your arms out to represent the span of the history of life on Earth, from the origins of life to where we are today. With this scale, the whole history of our species is represented by the thickness of one fingernail clipping. All of recorded human history is represented by the dust from one light stroke of a nail file.
One can’t help but wonder: how did our species get so far? 99.9 percent of all the species that have ever lived on Earth are now extinct. Not only have we survived, we have also seen intellectual and technological progress beyond any other form of life.
So, what is it that makes us unique?
In his intellectually stimulating book, Human Purpose and Transhuman Potential, Ted Chu points out that many differences between us and other mammals are differences of degree. In other words, many of our seemingly unique traits are just exaggerated versions of traits that are already identified in other mammals and animals.
For instance, chimps kiss, laugh, lie, have in-group politics and show goal-directed action. Ants, wolves, and dolphins all have social traits. Many primates are self-aware. Elephants cry. Capuchin monkeys have forms of monetary exchange, and so on. These are just a few examples, but the point is that many of our behaviors are actually much more advanced versions of innate “animal instincts.”
In his book, Chu identifies three “revolutionary” traits that make us unique. Naturally, there is a decent amount of debate on this topic, but many other biologists and scientists agree with him.
Symbolic abstract thinking: Very simply, this is our ability to think about objects, principles, and ideas that are not physically present. It gives us the ability for complex language. This is supported by a lowered larynx (which allows for a wider variety of sounds than all other animals) and brain structures for complex language.
But this trait not only gives us the ability to communicate symbolically, it also allows us to think symbolically, by allowing us to represent all kinds of symbols (including physical and social relationships) in our minds, independent of their presence in the physical world. As a result, internal associations of novel kinds become possible.
In Chu’s words, as a consequence of this “our mind acquires the ability to imagine, to reason, to choose among various motives, and to evaluate alternative plans to actions.” Symbolic abstract thinking has a crucial role to play in allowing us as individuals—and as a species—to be imaginative and solve complex problems.
Structure building: The ability to build physical and social structures, in addition to mental models. An extension of this ability is our capacity to share these structures or models with other members of our society—a critical component of cultural transmission.
Instead of relying on procreation to pass them on, memes (a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices) can be transmitted much faster than genes, through writing, speech, gestures, or rituals. They allow for cumulative knowledge and experiences that can serve as a powerful force throughout human progress.
Many of the structures we’ve built have also been used to expand our mental models beyond our biology. According to philosophers Andy Clark and David Chalmers’ theory of “the extended mind,” we use technology to expand the boundaries of the human mind beyond our skulls. We use tools like machine learning to enhance our cognitive skills or powerful telescopes to enhance our visual reach. Technology has become a part of our exoskeleton, allowing us to push beyond our limitations.
Yet another study has been published proving the link between chemotherapy and aggressive cancer promotion. Do we need any more evidence that the trillion-dollar cancer industry is completely toxic?
Published by the Beth Israel Deaconess Center, an article titled, “Double Edged Sword: Killing Cancer Cells Can Also Drive Tumor Growth” gives us the low-down on these toxic treatments.
The article summarizes a study conducted by researchers at the Center which found that radiation and chemotherapy treatments which seek to treat cancer by killing tumor cells are actually causing cancerous tumors to grow larger and more prolific.
A team that included researchers from BIDMC have shown that the dead and dying cancer cells generated by chemotherapy and targeted cancer therapy paradoxically trigger inflammation that promotes aggressive tumor growth.
The researchers suggest that chemo and radiation cause inflammation in the body, which contributes to cancerous tumors. The “unintended” consequence of these treatments is to cause cancer, not cure it.
“In this study we demonstrate that chemotherapy-generated debris from dead and dying tumor cells can stimulate tumor growth, which has pivotal implications for the treatment of cancer patients,” said senior author Dipak Panigrahy, MD, assistant professor of pathology in the Department of Pathology. “Conventional cancer therapy designed to kill tumor cells is inherently a double-edged sword.”
With this, and another study that we recently highlighted at Mind Unleashed, titled Neoadjuvant chemotherapy induces breast cancer metastasis through a TMEM-mediated mechanism, which proved that chemotherapy caused breast cancer cells to multiply, it is mind-boggling that we still spend upwards of $107 billion on cancer each year currently.
Despite years of research suggesting that chemo and radiation can cause cancers to metastasize, usually within just six months after treatment, this information has been suppressed.
Most ironically, metastatic cancer treatments may include biological therapy, radiation therapy, surgery, or a combination of these, despite the now glaring evidence that these “therapies” are carcinogenic and life-damaging.
Randy Maugans & Emily Moyer with guest, Sonia Barrett Website: http://www.therealsoniabarrett.com/
Sonia Barrett is well known for her unique insights on the actual workings, both physical and metaphysical, of this reality. Her work bridges the gap between science and spirituality in a simplified format that addresses the programming, beliefs and concepts by which we have lived our lives both individually and collectively. In her own words:
“Recognizing our spiritual and perceptual boundaries and comfort zones is a major factor in our quest for answers. In general, we are unaware of what we don’t know and the distance widens even further when we are affixed behind a barrier of limiting beliefs. Reality is a great science that has know boundaries, only those we create for our comfort. There is no right or wrong way to grow but it can be of tremendous assistance in recognizing the limitations which hold us bound.”
Sonia is the author of the ‘The Holographic Canvas: The Fusing of Mind and Matter’ as well as several other titles. She i also the creator of the award winning documentary ‘The Business of Disease.’
The most fundamental principle, the basic program of all life, is to save energy. Whatever you do, whatever you like, whatever feels good for you, these are all psychological responses that show you how to be more energy efficient.
Life craves energy, and subconsciously you’ll always choose the path of least resistance because of that. That’s why high-calorie food tastes better, why whenever your beliefs are questioned you naturally refuse any arguments, and why people feel more depressed when there is no sunshine outside.
But what is the source of our energy? How can we gain more energy? How can we raise our consciousness and increase our intelligence?
Nikola Tesla perfectly concluded the main, most fundamental source of human energy, and how to increase our energy and evolve as a species:
First let us ask: Whence comes all the motive power? What is the spring that drives all? We see the ocean rise and fall, the rivers flow, the wind, rain, hail, and snow beat on our windows, the trains and steamers come and go; we hear the rattling noise of carriages, the voices from the street; we feel, smell, and taste; and we think of all this. And all this movement, from the surging of the mighty ocean, to that subtle movement concerned in our thought, has but one common cause.All this energy emanates from one single center, one single source, the sun. The sun is the spring that drives all. The sun maintains all human life and supplies all human energy.
The following will make you understand almost everything about Nikola Tesla’s lifestyle; why he was vegan, why he was obsessed with free energy, why he despised ignorance and imbeciles. But how can we increase human energy? There are 3 steps.
In order to increase energy, we have to think in terms of speed. If for example, there is a train and you add one more wagon, 3 things can happen. Either the wagon travels at the same velocity as the train, in which case the speed of the train will slightly increase. The wagon has a lesser velocity, in which case the whole train will decrease its speed. Or the wagon has a higher velocity, in which case the whole train will significantly increase its speed. We can think of it like this:
If there is a family with children of the same degree of enlightenment as the parents, that is, mass of the ‘same velocity’, the energy will simply increase proportionately to the number added. If they are less intelligent or advanced, or mass of ‘smaller velocity’, there will be a very slight gain in the energy; but if they are further advanced, or mass of ‘higher velocity’, then the new generation will add very considerably to the sum total of human energy.
In Nikola Tesla’s opinion, building muscle mass (with weights) is “equivalent to adding mass of ‘smaller velocity’, and I would not commend it” but moderate exercise “ensuring the right balance between mind and body, and the highest efficiency of performance, is, of course, a prime requirement”.
Food is one of the most important elements of increasing your mass. What we consider as food is just processed sunlight. Plants, with their photosynthesis, combine carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, and bind them through sunlight, forming the CHO molecule (fat) that we consume through food and burn for energy. However, the actual energy comes from freeing the photons of light between the chemical bond. That’s what produces heat. That’s what gives calories, which are stored photons. We eat sunlight for energy!
Fruits, vegetables, meat; everything that we eat has consumed the CHO (carbohydrate) molecules that the plants created. The energy that we consume through our food is actually the very same energy – or sunlight – that the plants used to forge these elements together.
When we eat meat, we are actually eating already consumed, unused CHO molecules (unused because CHO is only created through photosynthesis). It’s second hand CHO in a way. Consuming CHO directly from plants, fruits and vegetables is equivalent to adding a mass of ‘higher velocity’,
It is certainly preferable to raise vegetables, and I think, therefore, that vegetarianism is a commendable departure from the established barbarous habit. That we can subsist on plant food and perform our work even to advantage is not a theory, but a well-demonstrated fact. Many races living almost exclusively on vegetables are of superior physique and strength. There is no doubt that some plant food, such as oatmeal, is more economical than meat, and superior to it in regard to both mechanical and mental performance.
The consumption of second-hand food is one of the main limits we put on ourselves for evolving as a race into more intelligent, kind, and less animal-like species. Nikola Tesla says:
To free ourselves from animal instincts and appetites, which keep us down, we should begin at the very root from which we spring: we should effect a radical reform in the character of the food.Gambling, business rush, and excitement, particularly on the exchanges, are causes of much mass reduction.Whisky, wine, tea coffee, tobacco, and other such stimulants are responsible for the shortening of the lives of many, and ought to be used with moderation. But I do not think that rigorous measures of suppression of habits followed through many generations are commendable. It is wiser to preach moderation than abstinence.
Consume food that’s closer to the sun, avoid unnecessary enlargements of your body that invariably use more energy, avoid energy wasting habits and unhealthy addictions that serve solely to your ego. Each man who practices this advice adds a ‘wagon’ with higher velocity to the ‘human train’ that we all are.
The force which retards the onward movement of man is partly frictional and partly negative.To illustrate this distinction I may name, for example, ignorance, stupidity, and imbecility as some of the purely frictional forces, or resistances devoid of any directive tendency.On the other hand, visionariness, insanity, self-destructive tendency, religious fanaticism, and the like, are all forces of a negative character, acting in definite directions.To reduce or entirely overcome these dissimilar retarding forces, radically different methods must be employed. One knows, for instance, what a fanatic may do, and one can take preventive measures, can enlighten, convince, and, possibly direct him, turn his vice into virtue; but one does not know, and never can know, what a brute or an imbecile may do, and one must deal with him as with a mass, inert, without mind; let loose by the mad elements.A negative force always implies some quality, not infrequently a high one, though badly directed, which it is possible to turn to good advantage; but a directionless, frictional force involves unavoidable loss. Evidently then, the first and general answer to the above question is: turn all negative force in the right direction and reduce all frictional force.
The problems we experience in our lives and in the world (whether relationship issues or world hunger) stem from energetic weakness and disconnection, from our lack of capacity to feel ourselves, each other, the earth, and how life seeks to move and evolve through us. The issue is not whether or not to act and “do something,” but what actually prompts us to act. — Dan Emmons
Before they are able to enter a new story, most people—and probably most societies as well—must first navigate the passage out of the old. In between the old and the new, there is an empty space. It is a time when the lessons and learnings of the old story are integrated. Only when that work has been done is the old story really complete. Then, there is nothing, the pregnant emptiness from which all being arises. Returning to essence, we regain the ability to act from essence. Returning to the space between stories, we can choose from freedom and not from habit.
A good time to do nothing is any time you feel stuck. I have done a lot of nothing in the writing of my book. For several days I was trying to write the conclusion, spinning my wheels, turning out tawdry rehashes of earlier material. The more I did, the worse it got. So I finally gave up the effort and just sat there on the couch, a baby strapped to my chest, mentally traveling through the book I had written, but with no agenda whatever of figuring out what to write. It was from that empty place that the conclusion arose, unbidden.
Do not be afraid of the empty place. It is the source we must return to if we are to be free of the stories and habits that entrap us.
If we are stuck and do not choose to visit the empty place, eventually we will end up there anyway. You may be familiar with this process on a personal level. The old world falls apart, but the new has not emerged. Everything that once seemed permanent and real is revealed as a kind of hallucination. You don’t know what to think, what to do; you don’t know what anything means anymore. The life trajectory you had plotted out seems absurd, and you can’t imagine another one. Everything is uncertain. Your time frame shrinks from years to this month, this week, today; maybe even to the present moment. Without the mirages of order that once seemed to protect you and filter reality, you feel naked and vulnerable, but also a kind of freedom. Possibilities that didn’t even exist in the old story lie before you, even if you have no idea how to get there.
The challenge in our culture is to allow yourself to be in that space, to trust that the next story will emerge when the time in between has ended, and that you will recognize it. Our culture wants us to move on, to do. The old story we leave behind, which is usually part of the consensus ‘Story of the People,’ releases us with great reluctance. So please, if you are in the sacred space between stories, allow yourself to be there. It is frightening to lose the old structures of security, but you will find that even as you might lose things that were unthinkable to lose, you will be okay.
There is a kind of grace that protects us in the space between stories. It is not that you won’t lose your marriage, your money, your job, or your health. In fact, it is very likely that you will lose one of these things. It is that you will discover that even having lost that, you are still okay. You will find yourself in closer contact with something much more precious; something that fires cannot burn and thieves cannot steal, something that no one can take and that cannot be lost. We might lose sight of it sometimes, but it is always there, waiting for us. This is the resting place we return to when the old story falls apart. Clear of its fog, we can now receive a true vision of the next world, the next story, the next phase of life. From the marriage of this vision and this emptiness, a great power is born.
I wrote, “Possibilities that didn’t even exist in the old story lie before you, even if you have no idea how to get there.” This is a pretty good description of a place we are approaching collectively. Those of us who have, in various ways, left the old ‘Story of the People’ are the organs of perception of the collective human body. When civilization as a whole enters the space between stories, then it will be ready to receive these visions, these technologies and social forms of interbeing.
Rest in peace Joshua Paniagua, the narrator of this documentary, 1992- 2017.
Full documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rZn1…