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Spirit Animal of the Week: The Chameleon

JOB

The spirit to be your guide this week is the made spirit named the chameleon. The chameleon can change his color to adapt to his conditions, but he is always still himself.

He changes only to adapt, not to be looked upon as fancy or showing off. The adaptations are to protect him from predators, so he can survive. Viewing the life of the chameleon as your guide is the lesson that you must adapt to your surroundings in order to survive, but know adaptation is a survival mechanism, not something to do to get attention from others.

Human beings find inspiration from one another and adapt their form of dress, speech, and activity based off what they mimic. The made ideal to follow is to mimic no one, but be always yourself and know when change needs to occur it is only to protect yourself from those who may be trying to prey on you.

Do not become anything, be yourself and change as it is necessary, not because you feel it is in fashion. 

How the Super Full Moon in Pisces on August 29th Will Impact Our Emotions

Jennifer Sodini

Image via: Mystic Mamma

Image via: Mystic Mamma

Saturday, August 29th, brings us a super full moon in Pisces. As the moon always affects the tides (regardless of sign), the moon being in a water sign, such as Pisces, will be extremely impactful to the motion/emotions in our life this time around.

According to Elephant Journal

"Pisces is the sign of water and all those elements that are vast and unfathomable, such as our intuition and our capacity for love.

Usually Pisces is a dreamy sign, preferring the fantasies that exist within her imagination. However, because Jupiter will be forming a conjunction to the moon we may be feeling more anxious about using the emotional depths of this moon to gain greater insight about the steps taken in our journey that have led us to this present moment.

This is the fiery climactic emotional point that we have all been building toward since April.

Super moons are more potent than average full moons because of the close proximity to earth and this one will have us feeling our realizations in an almost cathartic and heavily climactic way. If it feels like there is a lot at stake right now in terms of emotional breakthroughs and developments—it’s because there is.

We are already in the build up phase to this moon, and may be feeling like we are barely treading water through the murky depths of our emotional world.

It may seem like we won’t make it through this challenging time—but trust that we will.

Not every full moon is a magical time, sometimes we are forced to dive below the surface and look at all of our sh*t that we have been hiding from. But, just because we aren’t going to be wearing our rose colored glasses doesn’t mean that this isn’t a moon that we won’t remember for a long time to come."

The intention for the super full moon on the 29th, primarily will be about evaluating every step we have taken in our journey over the last year, and how our thoughts have created our reality thus far. A practice that may be helpful during this time is to take a look back to where you were last summer, then see how far you've come this summer, and plant a "seed" of desire for what you wish to create in the coming months. 

The moon cycles of September will usher in an energy that opens up a vortex of possibility, and potential as we close the summer - and "fall" into the closing of a very important cycle of creation. 2015, was about letting go of what no longer serves you, in order to serve your highest purpose as a creator - and the next few months will be the "push" from the universe to fully activate all you've learned, so you can implement the lessons and allow your "little ripples" to create "bigger waves".

To learn more about what to expect for this moon, please see: "Super Full Moon in Pisces: The Emotional Apocalypse".

 

How 'The Muppet Babies' Inspired a Children's Book on Cosmic Consciousness

Jennifer Sodini

Artwork by: Richie Brown

Artwork by: Richie Brown

About two years ago, I decided to self-publish a children's book I had written about cosmic consciousness, called The Unity Tree. Writing a children's book on this topic is not an easy task by any means. You are walking on very thin ice, on very sensitive subject matter, and the delivery is of the utmost importance. During my creation phase, I looked back to my childhood, and the (seemingly) spiritual shows that moved me to use my imagination and feel at peace with the world around me. My biggest source of creative inspiration was Jim Henson, and in particular, The Muppet Babies of all shows.

Henson's work always spoke to me in such a lovely, bright, non-threatening way. By managing to take all different archetypes of personality such as Kermit (the leader/mediator/friend to all), Miss Piggy (the lovable diva), Fozzy (the sacred clown/comedian), Scooter (the brain/computer genius), Skeeter (the athlete/tomboy), Animal (the wild child), Rowlf (the musician), Bunsen/Beeker (the scientists), Gonzo (the weirdo/unique one) etc. Each character represented a shade in the spectrum of the rainbow of archetypal personalities that encompass society. Every door in their shared home, opened a new dimension of thought, imagination, and exploration. The ethos of the Muppet Babies theme song also served as a source of inspiration, specifically the line:

"When your room looks kind of weird, and you wish that you weren't there. Just close your eyes, and make believe, and you can be anywhere."

I tried taking this same approach in the telling of my story, and the characters I chose to visually represent in The Unity Tree. While I never address who each character is in the book, I allude to their identities by imagery alone. It is up to the reader to interpret who they are, and what they specifically mean to them.

To me, in using The Muppet Babies as a source of inspiration, the model of choosing different spiritual leaders for their different archetypes, seemed to be cohesive to my "vision". We have Jesus who acts as a leader/mediator/friend to all, Krishna who is musically inclined (with his flute) and tends to play the role of "Devil's advocate", Buckminster Fuller who is the scientist/builder, Abraham who is the supreme by-the-books rationalist, Mary the matriarch, Buddha the light hearted optimist, Gandhi the peaceful pacifist, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. the "social scientist" with a beautiful way with words, and the assortment of different mystical/mythological entities (ie: Unicorns, Aliens, Fun/Furry creatures) who serve as the fun/weirdo/uniquely playful archetypes. 

In giving these profound thinkers/leaders a playful aesthetic, I wanted to make them approachable to everyone (adult, and child alike) to show that every great thinker, regardless of race, religion, culture or creed, has something you can learn from. You don't have to subscribe to a certain religion to appreciate the teachings behind the wisdom, and I truly believe the essence of "cosmic consciousness" is realizing we are all one, and all path's do lead to God. Appreciation of diversity is appreciation of the universe. Just as there are billions of stars in the sky, there are billions of different personalities, and no one way is right or wrong, it just "is". In appreciating the "is" in life, you can learn to appreciate every facet of the "is", even if it's not an avenue of thought you wish to incorporate in your reality, you can appreciate it for what it "is" from a place of love.

Love is the essence of unity, and community, and as Jesus once stated, "Love thy neighbor as you would yourself." It is through love and acceptance that we can all find peace with each other, and our differences, and my greatest desire for The Unity Tree is for this book to serve as a reminder that love is the ultimate answer. A lesson I learned as a child, but was solidified in adulthood thanks to these beautifully diverse leaders of thought, and Jim Henson's profoundly loving, and inspirational work.


Scientific Proof That Thoughts and Intention Can Alter Matter

Jennifer Sodini

Dr. Masuru Emoto is a researcher and alternative healer from Japan, who made headlines when he presented the world with his findings from experimenting with different intention on water molecules. The water molecule experiments were featured in the 2004 film, What The Bleep Do We Know?

Dr. Emoto found through his research that thoughts and intentions can alter physical reality. Similar to the findings through cymatics that tone and intention can manipulate physical matter as well.

The video below shows the effects of rice in water after each jar received positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, and complete abandonment. The findings are astounding, and you can’t help but wonder what kind of effects sound, intention, and environment have on us.

Intention truly is everything, and the energy you put out dictates the frequency you “vibe” at – so be mindful of your words, thoughts, and actions. They affect our environment deeper than we ever realized.

Being Mindful of Who You Share Your Intimate Energy With

Jennifer Sodini

Lisa Chase Patterson states in the photo above:

"Pay attention to whom you share your intimate energy with. Intimacy at this level intertwines your aural energy with the aural energy of the other person. These powerful connections, regardless of how insignificant you think they are, leave spiritual debris, particularly within people who do not practice any type of cleansing, physical, emotional or otherwise. The more you interact intimately with someone, the deeper the connection and the more of their aura is intertwined with yours. Imagine the confused aura of someone who sleeps with multiple people and carries around these multiple energies? What they may not realize is that others can feel that energy which can repel positive energy and attract negative energy into your life. I always say, never sleep with someone you wouldn’t want to be” - Lisa Chase Patterson

Patterson truly believes that the term intimacy really means "in to me see", and it is important to be mindful of who you share your body with. When you open yourself up to someone on an intimate level, you essentially act like an energetic sponge to that person's "vibration" and you absorb the energy they put out into the world. It is important to make sure that your aura is in alignment with the person you are sharing your bed with, because if it's not, it may cause energetic disharmony on a subconscious level you may not even be aware of.

If this happens along the way, it is important to cleanse your aura of any negative energy so you don't carry it with you any longer than you have to. Until you meet your partner/soul mate/love of your life, you are probably going to have to kiss some "frogs" along the way, so when this happens, here are some tips for ridding the negative baggage so you can open yourself up to receive positive energy from a partner that is more in alignment with who you really are.

Cleansing your Aura

Just like washing your hands cleans one part of your body and washing your face takes care of another… different approaches to aura cleansing will support you in clearing different aspects of your energy system. Some aura clearing approaches are more lightweight–in terms of personal hygiene– like changing your clothes, or putting on deodorant. They are still useful, but they can’t replace bathing! Other methods of aura cleansing go much deeper–equivalent to having a good scrub-down, or going for a detoxifying spa treatment.

Options for Cleansing…

Bathing with Epsom Salts

Water helps wash away dirt, both physically and energetically. Adding Epsom Salts to your bath stimulates the flow of your own energy and also draws minor psychic debris out of your aura.

Swimming

Submerging yourself in water helps cleanse your aura. As ocean water contains salt and minerals, it is especially useful for drawing minor psychic debris out of your aura.

Sunlight

Gentle exposure to sunlight stimulates the flow of your own energy. Some lower vibrations cannot exist with exposure to bright light.

FOUR MOST POWERFUL APPROACHES TO AURA CLEANSING…

1. Aura Meditation

Even basic meditation helps you relax and release. Aura meditation works directly with releasing unwanted energies through grounding, clearing your aura, energy channels and chakras. One of the most powerful ways to cleanse and care for your aura is energy-based aura meditation.

2. Aura Healings

In an aura healing, the healer supports you in cleansing unwanted energies out of your system. The healer assists you in grounding out psychic debris, releasing blocks and helps you get your own energy flowing. If you’d like to find out more about Aura Healing, I highly recommend you research Reiki. If you’d like to experience it yourself, I recommend you look for a Reiki healer in your area)

3. Aura Readings

Often we confuse other people’s energy with our own energy. When we mistake foreign energy for our own, we do not want to release it. We hold on to it because we think it is us! In a clairvoyant aura reading, a reader can help you identify your own energy and discern foreign energy. When you recognize an energy is not you, it is much easier to release.

4. Feeling your Emotions

When your emotional energy is blocked, it creates congestion and back-up throughout your spiritual energy system. This makes it easy to get stuck with unwanted energies. Allowing yourself to feel hidden emotions creates a release of energy. This movement and flow supports you in cleansing psychic debris.

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Other Options for Aura Cleansing…

Wind

Standing with an open body posture in a strong wind supports you in releasing unwanted energies. As sea breezes contain moisture, salt and minerals, ocean winds are especially beneficial for aura cleansing.

Gardening or Being in Nature

Through gardening and being in Nature, you come in direct contact with the earth. This helps you get grounded and release unwanted energies out of your system.

Creativity

Creating something you’re enthusiastic about gives you a ‘creative high’. These surges of creative energy stimulate the flow of your own energy and support you in releasing blocks and unwanted energies.

From The Mind Unleashed.

Esoteric Encyclopedia Entry of the Week: Atheism

Jennifer Sodini

From Wikipedia

"Atheism is, in a broad sense, the rejection of belief in the existence of deities. In a narrower sense, atheism is specifically the position that there are no deities. Most inclusively, atheism is the absence of belief that any deities exist.

Atheism is contrasted with theism, which in its most general form is the belief that at least one deity exists. The term atheism originated from the Greek ἄθεος (atheos), meaning "without god(s)", used as a pejorative term applied to those thought to reject the gods worshipped by the larger society. With the spread of freethought, skeptical inquiry, and subsequent increase in criticism of religion, application of the term narrowed in scope. The first individuals to identify themselves using the word "atheist" lived in the 18th century.

Arguments for atheism range from the philosophical to social and historical approaches. Rationales for not believing in any supernatural deity include the lack of empirical evidence, the problem of evil, the argument from inconsistent revelations, rejection of concepts which cannot be falsified, and the argument from nonbelief. Although some atheists have adopted secular philosophies, there is no one ideology or set of behaviors to which all atheists adhere. Many atheists hold that atheism is a more parsimonious worldview than theism, and therefore the burden of proof lies not on the atheist to disprove the existence of God, but on the theist to provide a rationale for theism. Atheism is accepted within some religious and spiritual belief systems, including Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Raelism, Neopagan movements such as Wicca, and nontheistic religions."

Spirit Animal of the Week: The Bird of Prey

JOB

The spirit to be the guide this week is the "bird of prey". The bird of prey is the winged creature who flies with ease, and is able to lock in on a target and attack...he attacks to kill, and kills to eat.

The lesson of this spirit is to fly through life, but be clear about your goals in order to attack them with the proper vision and accuracy. Allow your goals to be "killed" in the sense of completed, so you are able to be fed both spiritually and physically, and will be able to soar to your next target without worry.

The bird of prey is majestic and regal in stature, but his life is only in service of himself. Allow his stature to be yours, but remember to serve others as you soar through the skies of your experience.

THE UNIVERSE IS MENTAL | PART 2: THE B.S. TEST by Trevor Harden

Trevor Harden

Artwork by: Acqua Marine

Artwork by: Acqua Marine

In Part I of this series, I invited you to “open up your eyes to the things unseen.” Let’s assume you’ve now taken that step and are beginning to tune your inner antenna toward the non-physical. Perhaps you're praying for the first time, have begun a guided meditation practice, learned the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram, or are studying about the deeper facets of astrology. And as a result you may be having unusual thoughts, noticing synchronicities or even visualizing symbols. But are you just fooling yourself? Just how exactly do you discern if what you’re learning and experiencing is authentic or if you are just mentally masturbating? For those times when your rational brain kicks into gear (and your Bullshit Meter starts peaking), here are FIVE things to consider.

 

1.) VERIFIED BY TRADITION - Are there records of other humans who have seen what you have seen or felt what you have felt? This isn't to say that there are no new experiences to be had, but with thousands of years of experiments and practices throughout history, shouldn’t someone - somewhere - have experienced something similar? If the image of a pink four-headed raccoon god comes to you during meditation and asks you to construct a space craft, it may be time to get a little more sleep! If, on the other hand, you intuit energy centers that ascend up your spine, have a run-in with an angel who calls itself Metatron or get supremely useful advice from a Tarot reading, you can have some peace of mind that at least someone else has had that experience before… and it MIGHT not all be fantasy or self-delusion.

2) SHE BLINDED ME… WITH SCIENCE! - Approach all things believing they will work (this is a MANDATORY cornerstone of magick and The Law of Attraction) but ultimately treat all spiritual endeavors as an experiment. If something doesn't yield results - stop doing it! Treasure what is effective and discard what is not in exactly the same way a scientist uses the Scientific Method. Keep in mind, however, that many spiritual practices and disciplines take years to seed and so patience is required before results should be fully judged. A surgeon does not become an adept in one year of medical school; some things take decades to master. Even still, if nothing is happening after six months of performing the magical spell you found on Tumblr, it might be because it was completely fabricated.

3) SAY MY NAME - There are hundreds of spiritual traditions and thousands of names for the Divine. While some would point to this as evidence that the majority are fictional, I’m of the opinion that they’re all true. The fact that millions of people have had transcendent experiences while using different language and methods suggests that there is one undivided Divinity that cares less what you call it but rather “becomes” the form that you ascribe to it. I would go so far as to say that even if your image of God is a Flying Spaghetti Monster, your prayers of sincerity may still be effective and you may still receive inspiration in your inner being. Why is that? It’s because you’re using your mental energy to tap into a divine faucet whose nature is energetic and whose makeup is the framework of the Universe. Go deeper and you may even discover that the God you attribute all of this to is actually yourself; YOU are creating these phenomena mentally! When you pray for a new career opportunity, and that opportunity comes, did a Divine puppet master pull strings to make that happen, or did your will and intention push into the ether, creating the scenario you desired? No doubt some will see this as ungrateful blasphemy, but consider why it is that Christians, Muslims, Wiccans, Hindus, native tribes and millions of others have all had divine interactions and answered prayers. I don’t believe it’s because they’re all full of shit. I think it’s a reason to celebrate and validate all of them as credible paths, beautiful and perfect, each in its own way and simply using different language and mythology.

Let me be vulnerable for a moment (and possibly get in some trouble). Many years ago after a personal tragedy I became a deeply zealous “believer” (as one often does in times of desperation). Years after growing out of that stage, however, I’ve often looked back on that time and felt a little embarrassed or ashamed that I was so gullible and silly. But the truth is I actually did experience many synchronicities and “miracles” during that time. See, I willed myself to see signs, look for coincidences and seek divine help. Because that is where my intention lied, that is what manifested. Remember, "the Universe is Mental.” Find a divine form that works for you, seek it with all your heart and watch in awe and devotion as miracles bloom like flowers.

4.) WHEN EVEN THE BULLSHIT WORKS! - Here’s an amazing secret: sometimes that which is clearly hogwash may yield actual results. To put it another way: even if all of your experiences are simply mental projection (and there is nothing supernatural actually happening), there are still psychological advantages to be gained. Scientists call this the Placebo Effect. Maybe the Banishing Ritual you perform in your basement isn’t literally pushing demonic forces away... but instead you are effectively instructing your mind to expel unhealthy thoughts. Perhaps nothing mystical is really happening when you use visualization to cycle energy through your chakras... but observing your breath and imagining light course through your body will definitely induce psychosomatic changes. Hell, even just assuming certain bodily postures can change your psychology.

To take this even a step further, your “imagining” may actually be creating new forms that didn’t previously exist. According to Donald Michael Kraig (and many other magickal teachers), knowing how to properly “imagine” something mentally in the astral plane can actually create it in the physical plane. The universe mirrors back to you your mental state. Consider this: if chronic worry and anger can induce negative situations in the lives of anxious people, then focusing on light, love and goodwill will mirror back a world of positivity and harmony. Don’t believe it’s that simple? Use the Scientific Method and find out.

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5.) CHILL, BRO: Lastly, there’s a very real chance you’re full of self-deluded crap! Relax, laugh and realize that’s possible. As .38 Special taught us, we must “Hold On Loosely” to anything and be willing at all times to throw out the baby, the bathwater and even the tub itself as new evidence is presented. In the end we might find out that we're just accidental bacteria on a rock in space who are utterly kidding ourselves. Now that shit is funny.

Keeping this healthy amount of skepticism in your tool belt, you’re now ready to throw yourself into the process. If you’re able to clear the hurdles of doubt, skepticism and reason you can begin to prepare yourself for the many magical and ancient secrets that await you. But I’m getting ahead of myself. More in Part III…

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Trevor Harden is a writer, professional musician, visual artist (sacred geometry + graphic design) and student of all esoteric and exoteric traditions. He studied music theory and composition at Ball State University in Indiana and now resides near the Lowcountry beaches of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Find Trevor’s writings, artwork and music at both trevorharden.com and theedgeofspirit.tumblr.com.


Shifting From Masculine to Feminine Energy in Our Emotional Expression by Mia Banducci

Mia Banducci

Artwork by: Android Jones

Artwork by: Android Jones

If you’re reading this, you’ve can sense things are changing. The shift is tangible and difficult to deny. Planet Earth’s energy is beginning to transform in order to nurture commUNITY and empowered minds, as the harmful ways of the past get weaker in the face of progressive power. We’ve been designed to distinguish the polarity as feminine vs masculine, the weaker against the stronger, for this purpose, let’s focus on Yin and Yang, aggressive and passive, and what is in actuality the equal balance of that power.

The world we live in has long been dominated by Yang...active, domineering energies, but with each passing day, Yin, (nurturing, loving energy) becomes more and more present, coming closer to equilibrium, within each individual, and humanity as a whole.

In ancient times, during their monthly cycles (the reason we sync up so “unexplainably”) women would travel away from the rest of the tribe as one to receive wisdom from the gods of the universe. This time was sacred. Women were celebrated for their connection and sisterhood, and held with the utmost esteem amongst one another and with men. It was common knowledge that women are highly connected, physically containing the gateway between the spirit and physical realms, and possess heightened awareness of the means to communicate through elevated consciousness to heal the planet and its people. This miraculous magnificence has been lost and downplayed in the last few centuries.

Women are made to feel that this time on their “moon” is disgusting, something inappropriate to discuss, that makes people uncomfortable. We’ve been so programmed to keep that subject behind closed doors when, as my mom so eloquently put it during my teenage years, horrified to admit cramps to my dad, “Honey, half the people on the planet get their periods, I assure you, he’s heard of cramps before.”

The Elders of Native American tradition said men should look at women in a sacred way. That men should never put women down or shame them in any way. When men have problems “women’s counsel should be sought, we should share with them openly. A woman has intuitive thought; she has access to another system of knowledge that few men develop. She can help us understand, we must treat her well.”

“The Old Ones say the Native American women will lead the healing among the tribes. Inside them are the powers of love and strength given by the Moon and the Earth. When everyone else gives up, it is the women who sing the songs of strength. She is the backbone of the people. So, to our women we say, sing your songs of strength; pray for your special powers; keep our people strong; be respectful, gentle, and modest.” -Village Wise Man, Lakota

What has happened? The tribute to our strength has fallen away like the prowess of those powerful people who once roamed and ruled “our” homeland. Our society has strayed so far from this reverence of the divine feminine, it was beginning to feel like all hope was lost.

However, something has begun to change in recent years. With the popularization of yoga, meditation and other spiritual practices in mainstream life, men and women alike are beginning to honor the strength it takes to be female today, to bask in wonder at the creators of life, and to revel in the aspects of their own soul essence which come from their softer side.

In my own experience; I have allowed myself to settle for treatment far beneath me. I was so unhappy with myself, feeling unworthy of love because my external scars wounded me internally, that I couldn’t find a man of the caliber I deserved to save my life. Instead I opted to chase physically desirable specimens to validate my own insecurities. Now, after years of working on myself and staying committed to just having a relationship with myself; all my former loves, seem to be coming out of the woodwork asking my forgiveness, having come to at least a basic understanding of the error in their ways, and wanting to make amends for their actions that stemmed from darkness.

Men are coming more in touch with their emotions and the capacity for their vulnerability to be not only received, but also honored...and what a beautiful transition it is! Dear friends of mine who used to battle in anger, can now break down in tears and get to the core of the pain they are projecting, to work through it and understand why they feel the need to get defensive and lash out. I cry with joy every once in a while, in awe of how far I’ve watched them come, and they’ve watched me.

In relating to one another this shift is HUGE! We are all guilty of blaming a current partner for the damage done by one from the past, but we are now receiving the framework to rewrite these stories of resentment and mistrust. Ultimately, the most important balance of relationship is the one you have with yourself, so as the recognition of positive Yin/feminine qualities rises, and operating from that space is more acceptable, we are all more capable of analyzing ourselves and our shadows to be better human beings and ultimately, better partners.

As men wake up to their feminine sides (everyone has one, and the same goes for women with masculine energy) they are more accepting of their emotions, more aware of their insecurities, and more capable of honoring their feminine counterparts as support systems.  As women step up into allowing the showcase of their masculine energy we stand taller, live more freely, accept less inequality, and believe in the possibility of achieving our wildest dreams.

Society tells us to be happy we need to find the person who completes us, but what we really need is to find a way to become complete people. Only then will we be able to operate with healthy function in relation to another person. That is the greatest myth of today, that we can force our way through intimate interactions with another unique individual without forcing our way to the depths of our souls and back again.

Social media and the internet certainly do nothing to help with these exchanges. Of course there are women who honor their sexuality and wear it proudly, but there are others giving away endless angles of their mystery, for free, to complete strangers, in an effort to find some kind of validation they aren’t receiving in their real life. Everyone wants to be loved, but we have to love ourselves first. Everyone wants to feel desired, but have we been fooled into thinking that desire reaches no farther than the physical?

Imagine someone looking deep into your eyes and wanting only what lies behind them. Then try making that person yourself. Eye-gazing is one of the most powerful tools in energetic work. It can create bonds so deep they last a lifetime. So start with the center of your universe: YOU!

Look into a mirror, preferably into your left eye, and don’t break your gaze. Admire the depth of your pupils, the flecks of color, the sunburst, the galactic movement of that tiny orb inside your head. If you want to take it to the next level, start saying, “I Love You.” If we are creating our reality, there is nothing more important than to love the creator. If we can attain that, it is only love that will be expressed to our external world, and therefore reflected back to us.

This is a powerful first step on the path towards self-love if you have not already begun. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, writing 3 things you are grateful for everynight is a necessity in finding happiness. Nurture those little seeds of light in your life, remove the weeds of negative thought.

If you are unhappy on your own, how will you ever be able to make someone else happy? If you live in fear, how will you ever be able to truly trust? If your life is unfulfilled, how will you be able to create a fulfilling relationship? Sadly, you won’t. That is what we are not taught often enough.

We are fully capable of achieving all of those things, but they are meant to be found within first and foremost. Those dreams of happily every after, won’t come true until we are happy with who we are.


Connect with Mia on Instagram for more heart-centered inspiration/motivation by clicking here!

Decalcify Your Pineal Gland and Nourish Your Body With Hormone Free Protein

Jennifer Sodini

A great way to start your day is to nourish your body, and your mind with nutritious super foods that will give you sustaining energy, as well as mental clarity.

Unfortunately the food industry has become inundated with chemicals, hormones, antibiotics, and GMOs so when choosing your protein label reading and research are key. Dream Protein by Greens First is a great hormone free protein powder that is low in calories, high in protein, with no artificial sweeteners. With just 86 calories per serving, and 20 grams of protein - this is delicious, nutritious and mixes easily with whatever liquid you prefer (I personally like just using Flouride free water).

According to GreensFirst.com...

Dream Protein leads the “whey” with its proprietary Hormone-Free, Ultra-LowTemp™ Whey Protein Isolate. We start with hormone free whey from New Zealand cows that are “Meadow Fed” and not given any rBGH or BST hormones!

Dream Protein is made with an Ultra-Low Temp™ process, which is beneficial because the protein is not denatured (damaged) from an extensive heat treatment. This means that you’ll receive all the essential and non-essential amino acids plus naturally occurring immunoglobulins (which are necessary for proper immune function).
Dream Protein also contains a soluble fiber (FOS) that has been shown to encourage growth of favorable bacteria which help to strengthen the immune system, assist in digestion of food, as well as, to help promote regularity.

NO

• Sugar
• Fructose
• Aspartame
• Sucrose
• MSG
• Artificial Sweeteners
• Glutamates
• Hydrolyzed Whey Protein
• Soy
LOW
• Carbohydrate
• Fat
• Cholesterol
• Sodium
• Lactose
• Glycemic Index

Another amazing product by the same company is Greens First. A great tasting way to drink your greens and help alkalize your body. Each serving contains 15+ servings of ORGANIC fruits and veggies which will help your body run at optimal levels. Alkalizing your body is a key step to take in allowing your "third eye" (pineal gland) to function properly.

According to the site Third Eye Activation...

"There are two types of foods: acid-forming or alkaline-forming. The differences between the two are like night and day. Or, diseased and not diseased. Or, a healthy pineal gland versus a overly calcified pineal gland.

Your body is designed for your blood pH balance to be between 7.35-7.45. Too much acid in the blood causes imbalance and eventually, diseases and further calcification of the pineal gland. Whenever you eat something that is incomplete (not wholesome) and acidic, your body has to pull the nutrients out of your body’s minerals to try to neutralize the acidity.

A high level of spiritual growth through pineal gland decalcification can be gained by eating more alkaline foods. Look at it as alkaline charges you up while acid drains your power. The following list will provide you with a number of food options that will help you charge up your third eye and re-gain your innate spiritual power!"

Once you begin to consume more alkaline foods you will start to increase your intuition, “psychic” powers, dreams, calmness, peace of mind, happiness, creativity, and overall energy!

Prescription Drugs Kill Over 100,000 People Each Year - Are You Being Medicated Incorrectly? By Shelley M. White

Shelley M. White

Out of the 783,936 annual deaths from conventional medicine mistakes,approximately 106,000 of those are the result of prescription drug use [1]. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, two-hundred and ninety people in the United States are killed by prescription drugs every day [4].

Even if prescription drugs do not literally kill a patient though, they slowly kill their mind and body. This alters their ability to innately feel deeply and compassionately, the patient can be stripped piece by piece of his inner awareness and inner consciousness, the very essence of their being.

Death by Rx can be sentenced in the form of many, often times subtle masks. Since it happens slowly, the clouding of the patient’s once clear brain goes unnoticed as the fog sets in so densely that he is no longer able to decipher if this new state of consciousness is “normal” or if it is better or less than it should be; rather, it just is. The body system is inevitably forced to adjust to the foreign  chemicals the patient pops in his mouth every morning, activating the conditioning of acceptance of his new found state of awareness as if it is as it has always been. As if this shift in consciousness ceased to ever occur. Little by little he fades, until the place where his mind now resides is one far away.

Prescription pills merely treat, or should I say bandage, undesirable behaviors and sensations as opposed to addressing the underlying root cause of the problem. Band-Aids disintegrate as the medication fades, only to unveil unwanted symptoms once more.  For example, a patient tells their doctor they are abnormally tired, at which point the doctor delivers a diagnosis of “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” equipped with a prescription for a medication that promotes “wakefulness” such as Vyvanse, Nuvigil, Provigil, or Adderall. Entering the picture before you can so much as dig your toes into the problems accompanied with use or potential abuse of stimulants is a bright red flag. One that arose before the doctor’s pen was able to so much as brush against his Rx pad.  “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,” similar to countless other diagnoses accepted by an outlandish amount of patients with each given day, is not a diagnosis. It is a symptom. A symptom of a diagnosis that the doctor failed to put a respectable amount of effort into identifying. People do not become chronically tired for no reason, lest they fall chronically lazy; in which case a prescription surely exists for as well. Chronic debilitating fatigue is a clear sign the body system is not functioning at its optimal level. Knowledge that the body will always work to do what is necessary to survive, and that even then, it is still immensely fatigued, sets off a deafening siren signaling the presence of a problem too big for the body’s system to compensate for. The sad and infuriating truth is that a large handful of people diagnosed with “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” and numerous other disorders are in reality suffering from something as simple as a nutritional deficiency, easily identifiable with a hair analysis test. I use the term “simple” because when this is the case, a stout dose of the select nutrient may be administered to the patient on a temporary basis, during which the deficiency will correct itself and the patient will be alleviated of “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.”

Scenarios like this easily occur due to the average dietary standards, or lack thereof, followed by the majority of society. It is truly a shame to think of a person taking prescription drugs with an essay length of possible side effects, when the answer to their health problem lay within the painless process of nutrient replenishment all along. Some doctors, not all, are quite apt to spatting off spoof diagnoses and prescribing whatever dangerous drug their alleged diagnosis may require. And to what expense? Useless, avoidable suffering of a patient whose doctor overlooked the most obvious and important symptom of all -that the patient, like himself, is a human being. An equal being treated inhumanely by a fellow human being who he sought out with trust regarding his problem.  Take a step back, take the truth in. This happens frequently, so there is no use to pretend, let it all sink in. Now, who is the truly sick one?

Logically speaking, the war on drugs would be on the ones responsible for the most fatalities and health complications, the ones that are easily accessible and right in front of our faces, the ones which remain legal despite all this; rather than on the drugs that are already illegal and monitored, more difficult to obtain, and responsible for less deaths. Taking the bigger picture into account, if the war on drugs was honestly centered on the well-being of society, focus would be placed on drugs most harmful to the human body system, prescription drugs. But that is logically speaking and unfortunately, logically speaking commonly translates to wishful thinking in the world of war, medicine and illegal drugs. With each passing moment, “logic” becomes more and more of a foreign concept to the major parties in charge of the world of conventional western medicine.

References:

1. Null, G PHD. (2011). Death by Medicine. Mount Jackson, VA: Praktikos Books.

2. Mercola, J. “The New Epidemic Sweeping Accross America (and it’s Not a Disease). Mercola.com. 26 October 2011. Web. 1 May 2013. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/10/26/prescription-drugs-number-one-cause-preventable-death-in-us.aspx

3. Glover, S, Girion, L. “Prescription drug-related deaths continue to rise in U.S.” Los Angeles Times. 29 March 2013. Web. 1 May 2013. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-prescription-drugrelated-deaths-continue-to-rise-20130329,0,2980747.story

4. Starfield, B. (2000). The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Vol 284, No 4. Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.

Esoteric Encyclopedia Entry of the Week: Archons

Jennifer Sodini

In Gnostic cosmology, Archons are known as a species of inorganic beings that emerged in the solar system prior to the formation of the earth. "Archon" derives from the Greek word which means "ruler" or "lord". 

According to Bibliotecapleyades: "They are cyborgs inhabiting the planetary system (exclusive of the earth, sun and moon), which is described as a virtual world (stereoma) they construct by imitating the geometric forms emanated from the Pleroma, the realm of the Generators, the Cosmic Gods.

The Archons are a genuine species with their own proper habitat, and may even be considered to be god-like, but they lack intentionality (ennoia: self-directive capacity), and they have a nasty tendency to stray from their boundaries and intrude on the human realm. Archons are said to feel intense envy toward humanity because we possess the intentionality they lack

The Gaia Mythos describes how the Archons were produced by fractal impact in the dense elementary field arrays (dema) of the galactic limbs, when the Aeon Sophia plunged unilaterally from the galactic core.

In the Gnostic view of human society, the Archons are alien forces that act through authoritarian systems, including belief-systems, in ways that cause human beings to turn against their innate potential and violate the symbiosis of nature."

To learn even more about the Archons, check out this informative interview with esoteric expert, Jay Weidner, by clicking here.

Watch This Incredible Video of an Elephant Painting a Portrait of Himself

Jennifer Sodini

The video below shows an elephant painting his own portrait, an incredible sight that evokes feelings of joy, and wonder. How incredible it is to see a majestic being such as this display a level of awareness and consciousness that many wouldn't have previously believed. 

As humans, we tend to put ourselves at the top of the consciousness pyramid, because we are able to create, converse, and ponder our own existence - yet we dismiss what we don't yet understand, and place ourselves above other beings as if they are unaware of their own lives. 

Perhaps we are only scratching the surface of what we really know about the levels of awareness of the other sentient beings that we share this planet with, and maybe its time we open our minds to new levels of perception, and compassion for all lives.

Timewheel Feature of the Week: MAYAD

Billy O'Brien

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Music can be seen as a sonic reflection of culture. It’s a special and sacred vibration that engages our senses and tunes into our emotions. It’s an outward expression that travels space and resonates with time. It can cause movements. Some choose to riot and some choose to dance. The expression of the soul is an integral aspect of the human experience. We are infinite souls experiencing a linear existence, and the only way for us to remember this is by leaving as much of our creations behind for us to find in the lives that follow. We are artists by nature and in how we choose to live. Perspective shapes your work through action, and how it’s received is based on your intention. If you are creating from a space of love and passion, it can’t be stopped.

The mainstream has lost this lesson somewhere. The current is weak and shallow. The foundation it was built upon is crumbling. The general public has been given more resources and opportunities to explore, create, and release music on their own. We are empowered to be creative and manifest new models that allow us to discover new audiences. Music discovery is an art form that can’t be predicted. We live in the age of the iPod, digital sharing, streaming, and “Playlists”. Recorded material, as a physical medium, is going through a constant metamorphosis. The old model can’t keep up, as habits evolve with each new introduction of technology. Business is become more interested in the “hardware” instead of the content of the “software”. You are being fed GMO Artists, with shallow lyrics in the material world. High Fructose pop music that dissolves a piece of your soul with each “stream”.

It’s time to find new ways to discover new music, and our friends at TIMEWHEEL have transformed their alternative website into a music label/artist platform and collective. Coming from a place with great intention to promote and help fellow artists who are on the same path to create an impact on society through art and expression. They magnify a wave of psychedelic and electronic artists who are exploring the edges of music and finding their center.

Every Saturday we will be highlighting various releases from their artists. Check out this week's edition, featuring the album "Half Realm" from TIMEWHEEL artist, MAYAD. This cerebral journey breaks open your head, and activates your heart strings with a melodic adventure into the unknown...enjoy!

MAYAD | Half Realm
Released 22 December 2014
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Experience Ayahuasca with Evolve + Ascend at the Retreat Centre Sting Calls "Sacred Love"

Jennifer Sodini

Evolve and Ascend is thrilled to endorse the upcoming "Rainforest Medicine Council Gathering" at Guaria de Osa, in Costa Rica this coming September (10th - 20th) and January (6-16th or 20th-30th). Known as the "Orchid of the Osa" and described as "sacred love" by Sting, and "paradise" by Daniel Pinchbeck (author of 'Breaking Open the Head') - this offering is life changing, consciousness shifting and has the potential to be the ultimate investment in yourself.

About Guaria:

GUARIA de OSA, is a rainforest, ocean and culture discovery center — located amidst a timeless tropical nature sanctuary on COSTA RICA’S OSA PENINSULA. Known as “The Little Amazon by the Ocean” it is home of one of the great stands of Central American Tropical Rainforests, where wilderness coast and paradise beaches borders a sparkling and pristine Pacific Ocean

Guaria de Osa is named after the beautiful purple Orchid, a symbol of the freshness of nature and the renewal of spirit. This is what we aspire to share and our intentions are to assist visiting guests in accomplishing just this!

Guaria de Osa shares a remote one and a quarter mile-long coconut laden paradise beach, called Playa Rincón de San Josecito (Saint Joseph's Corner), home to Costa Rica’s must abundant Scarlet Macaw population.

Within walking distance of Corcovado National Park, and just south of Drake Bay on the westernmost cove of the Osa Peninsula, Guaria is embedded in a “biological treasure trove” a “true terrestrial emerald”. Within a private and secluded ethnobotanical garden, abundant with palms of many kinds, exuberant ornamentals, medicinal plants and fruit trees, our lodges are a strolls pace from the sparkling Pacific Ocean - a gigantic marine ecosystem and protected nautical zone - a sea temple and fish heaven!

The retreat offerings allow an exclusive opportunity to experience "rainforest medicine" (otherwise known as ayahuasca) in a safe, beautiful setting, with the Secoya elders and Jonathon Miller Weisberger, author of "Rainforest Medicine: Preserving Indigenous Science and Biodiversity in the Upper Amazon". The investment includes...

- 10 nights / 11 days lodging 

- On non-fasting days, three wholesome daily meals with vegetarian options. Guayusa tea, herbal teas from the garden, homegrown cacao and organic coffee, and real butter.

- Clean linens & towels; bring your beach towel or sarong. (Please also bring a light blanket, sheets, and pillowcase for use during the ceremony).

- 3 Sunrise Renewals beginning 3:00 in the morning on Days 2, 3 & 4
Note: The wellness & vitality enhancing effects of sunrise renewals balance the body's pH and are crucial to any healing or detoxification program & for preventing disease. In today's modern society, most people are acidic as a result of diet, sedentary (or overactive) lifestyles, stress, pollution, and the accumulation of chemical and heavy metal toxins.

- 3 traditional Shamanic Healing Meditations on Nights 5, 7 & 9
This time-tested millenary tradition from the Secoya People of the Amazon, for personal and planetary re-birth, uses well-prepared, highly refined plant medicine to promote spiritual & physical renewal, allowing one to move closer to spiritual understanding, personal growth, vitality, wellness and renewal, in quantum leaps! Read: Rainforest Medicine: Preserving Indigenous Science and Biodiversity in the Upper Amazon.

Experience the prehistoric origins of Plant Medicine Traditions from the Ecuadorian Amazon as taught and lived by the Secoya elders for centuries.

Welcome the past, present and future importance of Indigenous Plant Medicines and its healers and gardeners.

To book your reservation, please see the link below. Upon payment, we will direct you to Dahlia or Ladna - who will assist in booking flight, and coordinating additional information to arrive at Guaria safely, and seamlessly.

We hope to see you there!

For any questions, please email: dahlia@guariadeosa.com or ladna@guariadeosa.com

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Reflections in the Universal Mirror by Jenna G-Love & Vince Richards

Jenna G-Love and Vince Richards

Mirror Mirror on the wall...

What you project is what you reflect. The world outside of you is a reflection of the world inside of you. Whatever mood or state-of-mind you are in at any given moment will attract exactly the frequency of that vibration into your life.  Whether you realize it, or not, there is another world going on around you that is receiving, processing and manifesting information based on the frequencies you are transmitting. Every single thought (conscious or subconscious), word, action and intention whether positive or negative, automatically translates to an energy form that is stored within your energy field and sent out into the world and universe. This outer reality is what you can't see and is a mirror of our inner reality.  

We are always learning, growing, healing and changing. Our energy is free-flowing like water and never remains constant. This fluidity also applies to every thought, action and encounter throughout our lifetime. In relationships, when you find yourself connected, attracted or drawn to a person or find yourself annoyed, jealous or even envious of a person one must stop and  ask, "am I looking in the mirror? Is this person a reflection of myself?". People come into your lives at that moment for a reason; some are immediately clear while others take time to unfold and understand.  Everything you do, all the choices you make and the individuals that you attract into your life is created and manifested by YOU on a soul level.  Nothing is by chance and there are no such thing as coincidences. Whatever our personal vibration is at any moment in time is what will be attracted to us. Whatever mood you're in will attract that same mood to you from the outside world.  If you're happy you attract happy, if you're sad you attract sad, if you're positive you attract positive, if you're negative you attract negative; this applies to everything in life, it's a universal law. 

Look around you, analyze the relationships you have with friends and family or people you always seem to magnetize into your life.  Do you notice certain aspects or traits these individuals have in common?  Do you notice the similarities you have with these individuals?  The universe provides us with a mirror so we can see ourselves reflecting back.  Who, and what, we attract into our lives at certain times of our lives, are reflections of pieces of ourselves.  Our higher self is always working hard for us bringing situations and people into our lives to show us things within ourselves that may need to be healed as well as things we love and admire! What better way to learn more about yourself than through the reflection of others?   Therefore, everyone we meet can be our teacher if we just quiet the ego and humble ourselves, allowing us the opportunity to learn from one another.  We allow people in our lives and keep certain relationships around for a reason, do you ever stop to analyze these connections and ask, "what do I like or dislike about this person?, why do I choose to keep this person around if all they do is hurt me?, what traits do I admire about them that I also see in myself?, why do I feel insecure around this person?" and one of the most important questions, "why do I keep attracting the same type of person into my life?".  If we can be honest with ourselves we will understand the answers to all our questions are relevant and significant to our personal lives and personal growth.

Everyone you meet offers you something of significance to your own evolution.  There are many reasons why the universe places mirrors on your path during your journey. The majority of the time when you meet someone and feel a connection it is because what you are seeing in them is a reflection of yourself, your true mirror. You both literally become a mirror reflection of each other and it is no coincidence to learn you both have the same beliefs, desires, likes, behaviors and feelings!  It can be a very exciting moment because you feel like you literally just met another YOU!  On the contrary, it can also go the other way and you can meet your mirror opposite. Remember,  everything in life has a polar opposite; left and right, yin and yang, light and dark, male and female, North Pole and South Pole, up and down, Shakti and Shiva, etc.  Often times you may find yourself looking into the mirror of the other side of you and you may find yourself attracted to those aspects of another that aren't fully highlighted in you. After all, "opposites attract", right? The reason why we are attracted to our opposite is because we desire to have those traits and elements in ourselves so when we see them in others we become attracted to them, even fascinated by them at times. 

All of us has a Yin and Yang within our make-up.  We are designed to function at a perfect balance of both polarities. It has been documented and taught throughout our entire existence that when our bodies are in complete balance ("Yin-Yang") we are in alignment with our best self and our entire system is in harmony! When everything is balanced and both sides of the spectrum are equal, we are limitless, even possess the power to heal our physical ailments. But unfortunately finding balance and keeping balance in today's society isn't easy.  The structure of our system doesn't promote balance but rather keeping us separated from our physical self and non-physical self.  As a result, most tend to lean toward one side of the spectrum more than the other and become more attracted to our opposite!  This can be a wonderful tool for integrating that aspect of them into our own personal growth or it can also go the other way and we can magnetize the dark and negative qualities of another, allowing ourselves to be pulled into the abyss of the negative energy. 

Healing and growing are always a work-in-progress and your mirror opposites will be placed in your life to reflect back the progress you've made.  And in return, you become an inspiration of light to your opposite because they will also see a piece of themselves within you and this will inspire them to want to heal, awaken and transcend all of the emotional blockages and attachments that prevent them from ascending into higher realms of consciousness.  This is a win-win situation for both.  Being a light mirror reflection for all of humanity is the most beautiful and selfless thing we all can do and it's even better when other alike souls can see this beauty, compassion and love reflecting back on them as they are looking into the mirror of what they are and can be! 

Your mirror may also reflect the pain, sadness and suffering that another may be feeling inside causing unwanted hidden feelings to surface that are screaming "please heal me!". Unfortunately, these individuals may project their insecurities back onto you because you represent everything they are striving to be but think that they can't be.  Feelings they have held within or have been hiding in their subconscious may surface and need to be addressed. The good news is, if they can understand you are not a threat but rather a mirror of the light within themselves this can provide a two-fold shared healing experience that both can learn and grow from.  However, oftentimes it is difficult for these individuals to see the positive or opportunity and, instead, will turn bitter or have undesirable feelings of jealousy and envy that, if not careful, can hook us into their energy web.  If they don't address this behavior it can ultimately lead to a tragic emotional ending of the relationship.  In a case like this, the person projecting needs to take responsibility for their actions and behavior and use your relationship as an opportunity to clear their karma, face their demons and transcend their insecurities so they can make room for their personal growth and evolution. If they don't take charge, these individuals may blame you for the way they are feeling and their feelings toward you can turn to anger, resentment and even hatred. 

One of the most important things we must remember is just because we are in a relationship or friendship with someone at a particular time in our lives doesn't mean that person will be in our lives forever. Some connections may only last a few hours, days, weeks or months while others several years but, regardless, time doesn't discount the importance of that connection you shared for that moment. The connections you attract all carry significance and lessons for our personal growth and ascension. And the connections we had when we were younger will be completely different from the ones we attract today. Looking in the rear view mirror we will see clearly that our relationships truly mirrored our growth and evolution. This, again, is not coincidence. As we begin to raise our vibrations we are simply attracting those on that current vibrational level. We will begin to notice the people we were once close to may now feel like strangers. As we begin to take the form of a whole new being with a new outlook and perspective we will find it difficult to remain in the same relationships we once were in due to the fact that we have moved on to another realm while they have stayed behind for the moment.  Again, we are all on our own journeys and on different time tables.  When two people are connected on a soul level there is a great chance they will understand what is happening and will work through it together.  However, the majority of the time this isn't the case and we find we've simply outgrown one another.  Of course, this doesn't mean we don't still love each other or the moments we shared weren't real, it simply means our time with them and our lessons learned have been fulfilled and it is time to move on. 



We must never feel an obligation to anyone but ourselves.  We are all on our own personal journey.  You may be on a similar journey as someone else but it's very rare when two people grow and evolve together on the same timeline. If it does happen in this lifetime consider yourself very blessed.  Vince and I consider ourselves to be very blessed.  Prior to meeting each other our paths were virtually identical including our beliefs and experiences.  We both come from a similar place of pain and adversity and during the time our two souls connected we were both vibrating on the same frequency of enlightenment and love.  We will save this story for another time but long-story-short, our true Awakening occurred at the same exact moment, pure and unconditional love was the true catalyst and six years later we continue to evolve and ascend side-by-side. We learned the better person you become, the better person you attract.  In our case, we truly met our "mirror self" in each other.  We reflected back the hurt, the pain, the sadness that we both had to endure along the way but we also mirrored back the strength, courage, passion, desire, confidence, compassion and love that we both stood for.  We ultimately helped heal each other through this reflection of our soul.  The bad reflections showed us what we needed to heal in ourselves and the good showed us who we truly ARE and wanted in life and, together, side-by-side, we transcended and then ascended.

Once two souls become close to each other they become entangled into a similar frequency creating synchronicity and forming an energy web that continues to pull you into it. That is why as we awaken it is so important to be careful with who we engage with and let in our hearts because as beings of energy and light we will pick up the frequencies of others, good or bad.  Understanding this can assist in our awakening or delay it. Remember, the universe reflects back to us want we send out. If you want the mirror of the universe to show you an awakened, compassionate, loving, heart-filled reflection then you must first show that to the universe.  As we grow, we will know when we are attracting mirrors on a soul level because beautiful things begin to happen and whether we realize it, or not, that positive energy flow affects all of humanity and ultimately the universe! Mature and healthy connections continue to draw powerful magnified surges of love together that beam out through our energy vortexes lifting up everyone and everything around us! Always remember, we are all here to evolve and help each other.


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The “Civilization” of the Scam by Jay Dyer

Jay Dyer

Cognitive dissonance is the firewall that exists in most minds when confronted with a challenge to their basic beliefs about the world.  As it is human nature to avoid admitting being in error or having been duped, for most humans the ego zealously flees the admission to oneself of significant error.  Challenges to our worldviews or paradigms of belief are also quite jarring – they can unsettle our comfortable existence and lead us to question everything we held dear, and might even lead to psychological or spiritual crises when the consideration of being fundamentally in error is on the table.

As a result, the ego erects a series of firewalls to protect its fragility in order to maintain the schemas, or archetypal systems of symbols, that have been erected in the mind since birth.  These structures, even if manifestly in error, are still mysteriously propped up by the mind or ego because of the psyche’s desire for order and meaning – “everything in its place,” to quote Radiohead.  However, for those who enter arenas where the goal is to challenge these structures of belief, such as religion, philosophy or even alternative information, being open to the possibility of change is required.

In my experience, the process of continual learning has been the only path that resulted in true growth in understanding, while those who over the years were angered or frustrated by my own experiments in various paradigms became a thorn in the side.  In my mind, this is a powerful vindication of the Dunning-Kruger effect, where the illusion of cognitive bias functions to give close-minded individuals an air of superiority, paradoxically unable to grasp how much they don’t know precisely because they presume to know.  In such cases we have a powerful presentation of the ego point made above, that the fear of error and the unknown provokes the firewall reaction to prop up the existing paradigm lest the psyche undergo any tough transformation.

Relating this idea to classical mythology, I have titled this the mystery of the serpentine mirror, where the fallen psyche demands the rest of the world reflect its own narcissistic projections perfectly, as in a mirror, and when the external world fails in this high demand, various pathologies and disorders result, leading to delusion, mania, psychopathy, etc.  A good example of this can be seen in the mass delusion of relativism, where no facts are objectively true or certain, aside from the relativistic ego’s solipsism.  The relativistic psyche’s projection of its whims and demands upon the external world is manifestly not true, and yet despite every fact of daily life testifying to this delusion (that the world is not chaotically relative), the ego consistently props up the lie that it is.

So far, we have been considering this matter from the perspective of psychology and philosophy, but this microcosmic level can be expanded to understand things on a macroscopic level.  When considered at the social or geopolitical level, the scientific understanding of paradigms and worldviews have long been the subject of research for corporations, think tanks, and intelligence agencies.  Since advertising and psychological warfare have similar goals, the application of the above principles are thus fitting for intelligence agencies and social engineering techniques.

In a somewhat famous psychological warfare document, Timothy Thomas assesses the analogy of the human body and mind to a biological computer as follows in “The Mind Has No Firewall”:

The human body, much like a computer, contains myriad data processors. They include, but are not limited to, the chemical-electrical activity of the brain, heart, and peripheral nervous system, the signals sent from the cortex region of the brain to other parts of our body, the tiny hair cells in the inner ear that process auditory signals, and the light-sensitive retina and cornea of the eye that process visual activity.[2] We are on the threshold of an era in which these data processors of the human body may be manipulated or debilitated. Examples of unplanned attacks on the body’s data-processing capability are well-documented. Strobe lights have been known to cause epileptic seizures. Not long ago in Japan, children watching television cartoons were subjected to pulsating lights that caused seizures in some and made others very sick.”

Thomas proceeds to discuss the potential uses and abilities of psychotronic weapons and psy op techniques used in tandem with advanced technology to disrupt the body’s equilibrium and stasis processes.  While the mind may have no firewall, the ego does, and the weaponization of highly advanced technological strategies for psychological warfare and infowar manipulation are far beyond anything previously dreamt.  Rather than openly attacking the ego’s fragile prop of relativism, the deeper program is rather to further the promulgation of complete and total relativism to aid the ego in propping up the myth of narcissism and relativism.  In other words, the entirety of modernity and its consumerist agenda in the global, technocratic age requires the promulgation of mass relativism, offering a kind of opium to the ego for its solipsistic myth, telling each that he is a virtual god.

Come one, come all! Get the ideology you want!

Come one, come all! Get the ideology you want!

hy might this be?  Wouldn’t the technological and governing elite prefer a strong, critically thinking populace, and therefore raising the status of the state in general?  Absolutely not, and the mass of the so-called “educated class” tends to assume this is the case.  For the general populace with an IQ distribution in the 115-125 area – our lawyers, doctors and professionals, the presumptive delusion is that nation states still exist and function in the forms and through the medium mass propaganda projects.  None of that is true, of course, but this curious class of persons is paradoxically the very engine and prop of the parasitical superstructure itself.   “Support the troops,” and “America will never forget” are the propaganda chants of this class, despite the fact that the technocratic and banking elite with a couple dozen more IQ points tacked onto those numbers are well aware of the façade, understanding that the traditional “nation-state” is no longer the actual reality.

In my estimation, there is therefore a kind of Dunning-Kruger effect for different IQ distribution groups, not just the presumed superiority of the lower IQ groups’ delusion, but also in higher groups where we encounter the pillars and engines of social order (scientists, doctors, lawyers, etc.).  This class of persons curiously suffers its own forms of deluded superiority owing to the same ego-fragility and relativistic delusions that recall Socrates’ questioning to the artisans and politicians of his day.   Whether it be the local craftsman or the slightly more clever (or cunning) politician, Socrates discovered the same delusion persisted, that each class of persons presumed to know, when in fact, they did not.  And for both the lower class wage worker, up to the “wise” politician, the delusory effect was the same.

At root in both classes is the acceptance of the preferred delusion, the paradoxical flaw of perennial man, that he presumes to know, when in fact he does not.  Despite the obvious fact of human limitation and finitude, and despite the amazing discoveries of science and technology that occur now on a daily basis, human hubris prefers its own perpetual delusions for the limited dopamine high effect imagined “power” produces.  This process of the furtherance of delusion and reflected power, I contend, is actually desired by the existing establishment, as it quite clearly the most powerful means of keeping target audiences in their desired niche, and the target audiences, due to their limitations in IQ, resources, etc., thus prefer to remain in those very delusions.

Perception management is much simpler when philosophical relativism, an opium of the ego, is the systematic mass delusion.  Thus, the furtherance of relativism as a kind of mass virus computer programming (that piggybacks well with the fallen psyche).  Thomas continues, echoing the “body as a biological computer” analogy that naturally dominates our technocratic age:

“This “systems” approach to the study of information warfare emphasizes the use of data, referred to as information, to penetrate an adversary’s physical defenses that protect data (information) in order to obtain operational or strategic advantage. It has tended to ignore the role of the human body as an information- or data-processor in this quest for dominance except in those cases where an individual’s logic or rational thought may be upset via disinformation or deception. As a consequence little attention is directed toward protecting the mind and body with a firewall as we have done with hardware systems. Nor have any techniques for doing so been prescribed. Yet the body is capable not only of being deceived, manipulated, or misinformed but also shut down or destroyed–just as any other data-processing system. The “data” the body receives from external sources–such as electromagnetic, vortex, or acoustic energy waves–or creates through its own electrical or chemical stimuli can be manipulated or changed just as the data (information) in any hardware system can be altered.”

I have written before about ELF/VLF and various psychotronic frequency manipulation weapons, and how they are linked with pop culture as whole, but here we have another psy ops document discussing it in detail in 1998.  Readers have found some of my past research and argumentation quite fanciful and speculative, yet this simply arises from ignorance and the Dunning-Kruger effect mentioned above.  The scientific precision of techno-psy ops is far advanced beyond what only students of the subject understand.  What is curious to me is the inability of the 115-125 IQ distribution to comprehend or consider this subject, despite that group’s tendency toward empirical evidence, verifiable data, etc.  Quite remarkably, the perception management of infowar and data management itself remains “hidden in plain sight” to this niche:

“Solntsev also examined the problem of “information noise,” which creates a dense shield between a person and external reality. This noise may manifest itself in the form of signals, messages, images, or other items of information. The main target of this noise would be the consciousness of a person or a group of people. Behavior modification could be one objective of information noise; another could be to upset an individual’s mental capacity to such an extent as to prevent reaction to any stimulus. Solntsev concludes that all levels of a person’s psyche (subconscious, conscious, and “superconscious”) are potential targets for destabilization. According to Solntsev, one computer virus capable of affecting a person’s psyche is Russian Virus 666. It manifests itself in every 25th frame of a visual display, where it produces a combination of colors that allegedly put computer operators into a trance. The subconscious perception of the new pattern eventually results in arrhythmia of the heart. Other Russian computer specialists, not just Solntsev, talk openly about this “25th frame effect” and its ability to subtly manage a computer user’s perceptions. The purpose of this technique is to inject a thought into the viewer’s subconscious. It may remind some of the subliminal advertising controversy in the United States in the late 1950s.”

In other words, the information noise and distraction propounded in mass media, as well as the information overload of the Internet is itself an aspect of psychological warfare.  I have recently mentioned this notion in interviews on several podcasts, but I think my thesis was somewhat unclear.  The above is one example of how sophisticated this form of psy ops was in 1998, and certainly it has become far more advanced since.  The amazement comes when one considers that this is therefore true of mass media in general as a tool of psy ops.  With this in mind, we can begin to understand how CNN can be caught running fake war footage, and then a week later baby-boomers still tune in (and of course the same is true of all the big network and local news channels).  Consider the classic footage from Iraq, part 1:

In other words, the technique of highly advanced technological psy ops, which is employed throughout mass media, means that mass media itself is a form of psy ops.  The medium is weaponized, and the publication of its weaponization is a “revelation of the method” in the same sense as a cheating woman gaming her duped beta male provider gaslights him by throwing it in his face.  It is a full-frontal delusion that manages perception by the denial of basic, empirical sense reality.  This is how the populace, even its educated class, can fail to see the implication of the admission that some half of the scientific literature in “peer reviewed” journals is false, that the economic super-structures are all rigged, and that those samesuperstructure banks launder drug money – they can be shown all this, and still remain in the delusion.  Why?  Because the scientific process of this behavior modification appeals to the ego’s own desire to think it can determine its own reality.  It would prefer to believe the hoax because the hoax is easy, comforting and sends warm fuzzies up the leg:

War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses.

I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else. If a nation comes over here to fight, then we’ll fight. The trouble with America is that when the dollar only earns 6 percent over here, then it gets restless and goes overseas to get 100 percent. Then the flag follows the dollar and the soldiers follow the flag. -General Smedley Butler


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'Let Food Be Thy Medicine and Medicine Be Thy Food' by Mia Banducci

Mia Banducci

A beautiful sentiment for someone who grew up with the family motto “food is love.” Any celebrations garnered my grandmother’s shortribs, or my mom’s roast lemon chicken, her infamous salad, perhaps garlicky pasta garnished with fresh basil and roasted tomatoes from the farmer’s market...my mouth waters just thinking about it.

Tummy aches called for mashed bananas and peppermint tea with gingerale (back when it still had ginger in it), my mom put olive oil in our ears to combat earaches, and made fresh chicken soup (still the best I’ve ever tasted) when anyone had a cold or flu. We were not only comforted, but the tenderness and intention behind each lovingly prepared bite seemed to treat whatever our particular ailment was. It never struck me that we weren’t given medicine, just nourished differently, until very recently while reevaluating my eating and treatment habits.

As I’ve grown, and especially while working as a personal chef, creating meals for each of my clients and friends, I brought this same ethos to my craft. When I put love and joy into my food, it passed on to the experienced of the receiver with each mouthful.

Food is such a reciprocal sensation when you witness its consumption. I put my love and time and favorite flavors into a dish then the plate is received, presented; the visual stimulation of the colors, the taste, smell, and feel of it, the appreciation and enjoyment is a gift in return to me.

We put so much energy into sustaining our bodies, and when filled with positive vibrations we get so much pleasure and even healing from this nourishment. But today, instead of simply just the state of mind of the cook, we have to worry about the farmer, the land, and the production process of our food as well.

Things have clearly only gotten worse in the last 20 years, with 70% of our food supply containing GMO’s and 40% ending up in landfills, but I read a story from 2002 I think is important to revisit, as a testament to how bad things were even then, and how much more important it is to be aware now. This particular ordeal befell John Munsell, and I wanted to share a little bit about his experience dealing with one of the organizations that was instilled to protect our food systems, though it turns out is doing quite the opposite.

Mr. Munsell lives in Montana and had been operating his family’s meat processing plant they’d owned nearly 60 years. Prior to a 19 million pound recall of beef by the ConAgra corporation, he attempted to warn the USDA that there had been a contamination that could cause potentially life-threateningly illness from the E.Coli outbreak. This would normally be considered thoughtful, and considerate, as a concerned citizen and a responsible business owner, but Munsell was treated as quite the contrary. He responded to this corruption politely but adamantly stating,

"Due to politically motivated, self-serving and arbitrary practices by the USDA, I have been forced to list my business for sale… When I tried to report the truth of this tainted meat tragedy last summer, I learned the USDA is against the truth and for shielding the big guy from public embarrassment. The consumer and small producers like me are the losers in this game."

Small businesses are constantly being beat out by the corporate strongholds these days. It is worse nowhere than in the food industry. The more conscious the consumer becomes the more opportunity provided for the purveyors at the farmers market, but the problem is conscious consumers are the vast minority.

John Munsell was trying to help. He spoke the truth in an attempt to save lives from potential harm, and he was punished for that. Not with a simple slap on the wrist, but the complete decommissioning of his entire family’s livelihood.

This is why the dollars we spend at the supermarket are so important! There is a whole controversy right now about Whole Foods, and we’ll save that for another time, but even the stores we “trust” and have faith in, it turns out, are not standing up for us in the way we’d like to believe.

Farmer’s markets have become more than just the sustainable route, but imperative to maintaining health down from the cellular level. Small batches of product grown with love and positive intention taste sweeter, and feel better than anything made in a lab.

However, small-scale farms are not money making machines, and therefore not as highly favored as the cash cows pumping out poisonous, dirt-cheap food for the masses to consume.

The next time you’re getting ready to shop for dinner, I implore you to take a closer look at where your food is coming from. A lot of information can be found online about various grocery store sources, and hopefully more stores like the Daily Table will become the norm. The CEO of Trader Joes recently opened this new supermarket in a low-income area of Boston carrying food closer to its sell-by or expiration date that would otherwise be thrown out, at deeply discounted prices.

This is exactly the kind of project the world needs more of; someone taking the initiative to combat several different problems by creating one solution. Healthy food is expensive for the average American family, so Mcdonald’s is a much more accessible option. But with nearly half of the food produced in this country going to waste every day, this nonprofit is making a huge difference in the lives of that community and in the amount of resources expended when, contrary to popular delusion, there is a limited supply.

This is why farmer’s markets are the way to go. In order to fuel your body naturally, the chemicals and processing of packaged and GMO food, have to be eliminated. All that is safe to eat is fresh produce, preferably is seasonal to your area, and hopefully all organic. So much has changed since our grandparents learned to grow their own food.

Mindful eating is currently an uphill battle, but the more informed we become about what happens behind the closed doors that feed us, the more in control we are of the direction and evolution of our provisionary system.

No one else determines your diet, as adults we make all our own decisions in that regard. Sometimes I wax nostalgic for the days my mom decided what I had for breakfast and dinner and what went into my lunch for over a decade.

Your body is the vessel that carries you through space and experience. It is solely your responsibility how it is honored, and sustained. Every dollar (the paper representation of energy exchange) spent with a local farmer is one that misses getting passed through the corporate structure, and the more we show the system what matters to us, the more we will matter to the system.


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Soul's Death and Rebirth Through Chaos by Alex March

Alex March

As a practicing psychic medium and spiritual empathic therapist, I deal with many issues within people. I have felt my life has always been my greatest teacher throughout it all and I’ve endured great pain to be able to teach and help others. In 2012, it was the beginning of a beautiful end for me...it was the end of my Reiki journey to mastership, yet the beginning of the real journey towards my own "death".

As a natural born psychic medium, life was never really a mystery, however I had never been comfortable in my own skin, feeling so completely different from other people. I never chose myself and I hid in silence of my gifts out of fear of other's judgment.

As I’ve encountered in most people's journeys, in the healers vision I have, most people have completely destroyed solar plexus chakras (which is their intuition) and also their throat chakras because they don’t speak up for themselves.

I have found much through personal experience and many readings and healings I’ve done especially for spiritually based people, empaths, psychics, etc. One thing is always in common, spiritual awakening through "death".

The death factor is generally ALWAYS an abusive relationship. The empath will normally always wind up with a narcissist or sociopathic partner. I myself, in 2012, was within a narcissistic sociopath relationship, and what that relationship did was kill me. A narcissistic sociopath relationship is a toxic unhealthy relationship with someone who has no feeling other than power control and abuse. They manipulate people to get everything they want, and use people to their own benefit for personal gain and others perception of them. They do not take responsibility for themselves, and someone else will always be to blame. They will drag you through the mud and leave you not even remembering who you ever were. This feels like a curse, but I promise this is beauty (see video below)

Many people don’t understand why they land in these toxic abusive relationships, and they can’t understand why they’ve found someone so evil or mean to have spent a certain time of their life with. They get mad and think that there is something wrong with them, when actually there is nothing wrong with you, this was MEANT to happen within your life. Your soul in time before body predestined this experience, not to become who you’re meant to be, but to REMEMBER who you’re meant to be. You have never lost your soul's place in this world, but the only way to remember who we really are in this lifetime is through chaos, tragedy and pain. You have successfully endured your soul's death awakening to ensure you can truly awaken to who you REALLY are, and not who life has made you think you are.

The giant plot twist happens after these chaotic relationships are over...you’re left in a place of having no idea who you are anymore. You feel lost and like you’re questioning everyone thats ever been in your entire life. “How could he abuse me?”, “what was wrong with me”, “why couldn’t he just love me...I did everything I could”...however, you needed this "spiritual suicide".

These relationships never let you be who you actually are, and for so long you’ve listened to someone tell you who you’ve needed to be. You feel so dead after these relationships are over, you have no idea who you are. You feel like a blank body. You have no idea how to even identify your own name with yourself. Everything is foggy and a giant daze of nightmare, however, this is your soul leaving behind who it once was. The person who attracted these things, the person who never spoke up, the person who did not put themselves first.

For a while it's hard to find your balance, but for the most part, you’re finally finding YOU. You may find yourself seeking Reiki, going to a spiritual advisor, taking risks, doing spiritually driven things you never thought you’d be doing because it didn’t seem right, but in your soul's death its had its true spiritual awakening and you’re becoming and REMEMBERING who you’ve always been - you’ve just needed this soul guided karmic kick in the ass to become this person.

Every time I read someone, and these relationships come up (which is almost always), I smile, because there is nothing more beautiful than someone about to undergo the soul retrieval process and heal themselves so they can help heal this world. There is nothing more amazing than someone awakening to who they WANT to be, and not who this world has painted them to be.

These horrible awful relationships are meant to happen, and we have guided them because they are meant for us. They are our soul mates. Soul mates are anyone who comes into our life to induce profound spiritual growth ( see: soulmates explained ).

Our soul has constructed our demise long before we even had a choice. The way to cleanse and clear these horrific relationships is to do complete alchemy towards them. Rather than spewing hate, and feeling resentful and keep yourself in a victim mentality, look really deep into who you are now from it. Dive into what this horrible person gave you, because no one else could give you the freedom to now speak your truth as clear as you do, and be as driven to only accept things for your highest good. This person has been the greatest gift in the world for you and your soul whether you see it now or not. This person was never your real love, but they were the catalyst to YOUR self love. That is a beautiful thing.

Remember, the greater the pain and chaos, the greater the soul mission we have in this lifetime. Nothing will break us unless we let it. In this special time on this earth and spiritual awakening more people are incarnating with their twin flames than ever before. This world is changing, and its us, the empaths, the energy sensitive, the healers and psychics, those who 100 years ago would’ve been hung… we are getting it right in this lifetime. We must awake to the divine warrior inside us all.

The greatest healers and energy sensitives I’ve ever known, have battled their sociopathic relationship and its saved them, as it did me. Trauma is our truest teacher, and its completely fucking magical.

Love and Light...

- Alex


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Esoteric Encyclopedia Entry of the Week: Apatheism

Jennifer Sodini

Apatheism is a perspective of apathy, disregard or lack of interest in belief in a deity. Known to some as "pragmatic atheism".

To be "apatheistic" means to show little interest in accepting (or denying) any claims to a deity existing, and to consider the question of the existence of God (or gods) as neither meaningful, nor relevant to their life.

According to Wikipedia: "Apathetic agnosticism (also called pragmatic agnosticism) claims that no amount of debate can prove or disprove the existence of one or more deities, and if one or more deities exist, they do not appear to be concerned about the fate of humans. Therefore, their existence has little to no impact on personal human affairs and should be of little theological interest. Apatheists hold that if it were possible to prove that God does or does not exist, their behavior would not change."