How to Access the Healing Power of Your Mind by Justin Faerman

Image via: Natalie Fletcher 

Recent breakthroughs in the field of epigenetics have demonstrated a direct link between our thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and very real, measurable changes in our genetic code. Previously our DNA was believed to be a sort of genetic imprint from our parents, a stamp of fate that programmed our cells, personality and physiology and was ultimately unalterable. Although there is some truth to the fact that you do indeed inherit your foundational genetic makeup from your parents, the idea that the hand of cards you are dealt at birth is the only one you get to play for the rest of your life is patently false.

Take for example this study by researchers at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind/Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital: 26 adult participants (without prior experience) were taught various relaxation techniques such as mindfulness, mantra (the repetition of “sacred” sounds) and meditation. The participants were given comprehensive blood tests immediately preceding and immediately following 20 minutes of self-directed practice. By looking at 22,000 different gene sequences, researchers were able to identify and measure any changes that occurred during and after practicing the various meditation, mindfulness and relaxation techniques.

The results were not altogether surprising for anyone who has practiced meditation or mindfulness for any length of time. Every single one of the participants showed measurable changes in the genes that researchers had previously identified as being responsible for, or related to, aging, metabolism, relaxation and even insulin response. These changes were shown to be indicative of a significantly reduced stress response and initiated activity in telomere maintenance genes, meaning that the mindfulness, meditation and mantra practice actually initiated changes in the body that led to alteration and repair of DNA.

“Your mind controls your biology. That’s what the placebo effect is about; the mind believes the pill will work and so it does,” renowned stem cell biologist and epigenetics researcher Bruce Lipton is quote as saying. “In the science of epigenetics it’s been found that it’s the perception of your environment that controls your genes. You’re not a victim of your genes because you’re the one who can change your environment—or, more importantly, change your perception... The physical expression is the consequence of the mind’s program—the program comes first, the physical expression second. The function of the mind is to create coherence between your beliefs and your reality.”

Take, for example, the spectacular results of Bruce’s student Dina Proctor. Dina had been getting deeply into mindfulness, meditation and epigenetics and decided to perform an informal experiment on herself using a simple 3-minute visualization meditation to address serious imbalances in her blood cholesterol levels that had been persisting for some time. For two weeks she regularly practiced the following visualization meditation:

“I started out visualizing a gentle but laser-like beam of healing energy entering my body straight into my heart. I imagined a warm sensation as the beam infiltrated and surrounded my heart. As the warmth grew stronger, I pictured the healing energy in the form of a thick liquid or serum, like warm honey, slowly seeping from my heart muscle into my bloodstream. I kept my focus on the warm feeling of the serum moving into my bloodstream in all directions. I followed it in my mind’s eye, moving through my chest into my legs and arms, fingers and toes, and circling back again into my heart.”

After a few of days of this specific focus in her visualization, she could sense that her blood levels were evening out: “I visualized the imaginary serum healing each blood cell it touched as it traveled throughout my body,” she later remarked about her process.

And sure enough, the results of her bloodwork post meditation showed a significant positive change: her serum cholesterol readings had dropped from 227 to 177, in lock step with the findings from the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind/Body Medicine study showing that simple changes in our perception and thought process do have measurable physical effects in the body.

The Keys to Accessing the Healing Power of Your Mind

1. Focused Visualization

Research has shown that the mind cannot differentiate between something imagined and something actually occurring in your life. It treats both with equal emphasis and since your mind literally controls and coordinates the functioning of your cells and body as a whole, what you think and believe has an incredible amount of influence on your physiology. Your mind is literally programming your cells’ function in real time via the genetic code. Visualization, is, in a sense a way to “hack” the dynamics of this internal biofeedback loop. As your cells respond to changes in the control center of the mind, by changing the focus of your mind you can directly and indirectly influence your cells, which are the fundamental compositional element of everything in the body. When they shift, the corresponding organ shifts, begetting healing in the body.

The Practice: In order for visualization to have maximum effect, it must be practiced consistently as cells have lifecycles of their own, and you want to be sure to be broadcasting new instructions for an extended period of time. The mind responds most strongly to the dominantly held programming (thoughts, images, beliefs, etc.) and in order to tip the scales in favor of what you are visualizing, you need to be consistent. In many cases, we are trying to balance out a lifetime of faulty mental programming and self-destructive thought processes.

 

2. Healing Beliefs

Beyond simple thoughts or visualizations, lie our beliefs, which are our most fundamental programming. They allow us to make sense of and interpret the complex and overwhelming  incoming sensory data that is constantly streaming into our minds. They are perceptual filters that dictate what we perceive and ultimately our thoughts and emotions. As such, they powerfully control our physiology and can keep us locked into unhealthy patterns if left unexamined. Since thoughts, emotions and ultimately our automatic visualizations are controlled by our beliefs, it is extremely important to do a thorough inventory and adjust anything that is potentially creating illness and dysfunction in the body.

The Practice: Here’s a simple exercise to help you become aware of deeply held, often unconscious beliefs: next time you catch yourself thinking any kind of negative, doubting, fearful thought ask yourself the following question: “What must I believe is true in order to be having this thought/perception?” Coming at it from another angle can also be helpful, asking yourself: “What am I making this mean about myself?” The answers to both questions should lead you in short order to a limiting, self-destructive belief that is most definitely having a negative impact on your life and potentially your health as well. Sometimes you may need to ask the questions a few times to dig deep past surface answers and get to deeply unconscious programming.

Once you have identified a limiting belief, you can then decide if you still believe it is true. Often times simply becoming aware of “default programming” is enough to shift it as we realize how irrational and untrue it actually is. Beliefs are simply deeply held perceptions of reality, and they can change in an instant once we realize they are not true.

Further Reading: www.consciouslifestylemag.com/healing-meditation-mind-body


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Can Creativity Be the New Currency?

Artwork by: Caren Charles

Artwork by: Caren Charles

This past Tuesday, July 28th, we joined forces with minds.com to curate an event in celebration of the film, Time is Art. With less than a week of planning, we rode the waves of synchronicity, and allowed the current of the universe to direct our path - and the end result was an evening that embodied the very ethos of the film we were supporting.

By shifting our idea of time being "money", into time being art - we allow the spirit of creativity and collaboration to be what drives us, as opposed to the harsh energies of competition and greed.  The limiting "beliefs" our current model of reality has boxed us into believing we are here to "consume" and "obey", but these beliefs only contain power if we allow them to continue...if we begin to shift our vision from our head to our heart, this is where we can find our true power.

We've been lead to believe that money is power, and have placed value on the things we acquire being what our wealth is measured by. But, what if we allowed creativity to be our new currency, and let our value be determined by the art we produce, and the inspiration we provide to others? 

Time is Art asks these very questions, and provides the inspiration to unlock our true calling by unraveling the current matrix so a new pattern can emerge.  

If what happened this past Tuesday is any indication of what it would mean if this new ethos was applied to our experience, the future we could co-create could be beyond money, and into the heart of a creative community of human beings - free from labels, "boxes" and judgement.

Being in a room with artists, authors, scientists, doctors, philosophers, programmers, spiritualists and futurists alike - with all barriers of ego dissolved, allowed for a glimpse into just how magical life could be if we all equally participated in this experience together. It is our greatest dream that this is the future we can work towards being a consistent reality, and we hope to inspire you to live with your time being your art, and your creativity being your masterpiece.

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Spirit Animal of the Week: The Hare

The made spirit to be your guide this week is the made spirit of the hare. The hare is the swift rabbit that believes the fast way is the way you win the race. The lesson to learn is that fast wins are quickly forgotten, but the slow journey to success will always be appreciated.

When you are handed what you've wished for, you soon forget how you felt before the wish came to be. When you get what you wish for, after waiting and wondering and hoping and praying, the wish becomes more significant when it is granted because it was something you earned.

The lesson of the hare is to be fast when necessary, but the made motion to follow when moving towards your dreams is patience. This virtue is the virtue of all wisdom to allow to be your point of view, because patience breeds kindness, and hasty movement and fast forgetfulness only breeds contempt.

You're all to learn the lessons of these spirits as you journey through life. Some may learn the lessons in alignment with when this is first read, while others may learn in time. The made ideal to follow is to look forward with what you learn, but also look back after you've learned it. 

Sync Don’t Swim: A Few Ways to Increase the Likelihood of Experiencing Mind-bending and Heart-opening Synchronicities

Artwork by: Phazed

Artwork by: Phazed

I’m often asked, how can I experience synchronicities?  Are there any tricks or guidelines for noticing these uncanny coincidences in my own life?   While there are no surefire methods or prescriptions for sync, you can create the right conditions for which to experience it.  First and foremost you have to be open to the possibility that there’s an underlying connection between yourself and the universe.  It’s not enough to just think about it: you have to feel it—the flowing oneness between yourself and everything.  You might be like I was, and not even necessarily believe in something like that, so that when you experience a mind-blowing sync and start feeling aspects of yourself dissolving into the greater pulse of Being, it’s tempting to freak out.  Profound boundary loss is a part of sync.  It’s the rough edge we pass through on the way to the sweet stillness at the center of joy. 

In order to feel the flowing oneness, it might help to alter your perception.  Besides getting high, this can also mean taking a bus out of the city and into nature--something that gets you away from the everyday.  For people, their everyday might already be in quiet place, so they should head to a city with eyes open and ear buds off.  The key is to get out of your environment and your head—to activate ancient instinctual pathways and light up the way to greater awareness.

The next, perhaps even more difficult pre-sync task is to hack out the heavy hedge of cause and effect.  We are reliant upon the idea that things happen as the result of something else happening, but by their very nature, synchronicities are not things that “happen” in an A to B to C kind of way.  For starters, they don’t exist in and of themselves.  Synchronicities are an observation by a person who assigns meaning to what they’ve perceived.   This has led people to exclaim, “Well then synchronicities aren’t real if you’re just making them mean something”, which is absolutely true and gets at the core of sync’s special magic:  Sync teaches that we have the power to ascribe meaning in the world.  Being open to the possibility of sync is therefore also being open to the possibility of one’s personal power and the fact that we co-create everything we experience—and so does everyone else. 

From the perspective of observing one’s life from afar, every moment would be revealed through the rainbow prism of synchronicity.  Think about all of the zillions of unrelated things that had to come together so that you could be sitting there, wearing the clothes you’re wearing and reading this on a screen built by very poor people, far away in a life that exists in the debris field of the life to which we feel entitled.  And while we are aware of this we’re also aware that it’s all unfolding perfectly.  The music you stream, the random person you spoke to that time you forgot your ear buds, the latte or beer or 40 that you toss back, the things you see lying on the street, the faded wrappers with cryptic messages that seem just for you, the blank expression on your face when you stand up to throw out your trash, the thoughts that happen to be wheeling through your mind, mannequins that you dress up like they are a part of you, all of it orchestrated perfectly in sync with zillions of other events to bring you to this exact moment in this specific reality that is the story you tell yourself. 

Sync is revealing objects and information to you that’s exactly what you’re meant to be interacting with at exactly that moment, which is to say, everything that happens is exactly what’s meant to happen.  It’s about connecting you with people and finding what I like to think of as your soul family/tribe/day one peoples/la familia/crew or whatever you want to call them.  I like friends and tribe.  As your sync awareness grows there will be an increased number of people you meet as the result of unplanned, unforeseen circumstances who go on to play a crucial role in your life.  The same will be true of books, movies and art. Things will literally jump off the shelves and magically appear on your Facebook wall or Twitter timeline.  Nothing is accidental and yet very little is done, thought or said “on purpose”.  There’s the unconscious world of our dreams and desires that we’re still exploring, and while we may not have full awareness of how it works we can see that our unconscious lives play out in our conscious ones.  You were drawn to read this article because some part of you was already aware of this dense web of connections-- this infinite mystery underlying the everyday—and wanted to explore it further.

I’ve gone for weeks seeing many images of death:  everything from elaborate dios de la muerte masks to skulls and demands scrawled in chalk on the sidewalk where I work to fuck off and die.  None of it was directed to me, but in a way it was, because it kept coming across my path.  Was it a cosmic warning that I was going to die?  No more than anything.  The truth is our death is always right beside us, waiting for the activation of its eternal reality. 

A part of you is already dead, and always has been.  The sync is merely making me notice it.

It’s the same thing if I have a powerful dream that I’m dying.  I wake gasping for air and clutching at the sheets, but did it mean that I was going to die that day or anytime soon?  No…but if I had died that day there’d be a more powerful case for saying it was prophesizing my doom.  This becomes what the dream means to us despite no scientific or logical connection between dreaming of one’s death and then actually dying that next day.

As I mentioned, there are no prescriptions for sync, only creating the right conditions and cultivating awareness.  This is something you do over time.  Ultimately it’s a daily practice, one you can do while taking or walk or riding on the subway or watching a movie.  Eventually you realize that “everything” syncs, which means of course that “nothing” syncs”. 

I’m getting ahead of myself—or maybe behind.  Synchronicity teaches us that time is more of a spiraling Mobius strip than a linear highway.  But the dream of the linear story hurtles us forward, stretching our mentality out in ways that will never fit the reality of the situation.

Here are 7 things you can do that in my experience have led to more synchronicities:

1.     Clear your mind of prejudices about popular culture and what constitutes “good” and “bad” as these don’t matter in sync.  Cultivate an indifference to the information and how it’s conveyed.  To someone who is alert and sync aware, a television commercial can be an opportunity to experience The Divine.  Even a popular blockbuster film with little or no plot and lots of violence is broadcasting from the same center we all inhabit of our collective consciousness. 

2.     Record your syncs:  when it does happen (and it will happen, I promise) blog or make a video about your syncs.  If possible, share these notes either online or with friends who are also tracking them—this will have the effect of triggering more synchronicities.  Sync is the story that is told about it—starting with that first story that we come up immediately upon perceiving it.  Even if everyone around you has already grown tired of your strange preoccupations and isn’t interested in another, you can find other people who want to share synchronicities.  I found people writing about synchronicity online.  It was comforting and educational to read their theories as it made me realize I wasn’t the only one going through such weird stuff.  At first I just read what they wrote but soon I was commenting and telling about my own synchronicities, which had an immediate effect of amplifying them. 

3.     Experiment with being playful with your identity online. I’m not telling you to con people or take on an alter ego for the purpose of striking out with impunity.  This is the opposite of becoming a rigid minded troll.  I’m saying to get a little loose with the story of who you are. The internet is a great tool and repository for synchronicity since it’s also the place that people go to find out what’s going on with them when it first starts to happen all the time.  Start up a Twitter or Tumblr account as a version of yourself and plug in with other seeker peeps.  Play out a part of you, perhaps one that only you know. Unlike the identity sticklers at Facebook, all you need at Twitter and Tumblr is a Gmail address and you can start trying on different parts of yourself, which is of course, what we do anyway in everyday life--we just don’t think of it like that.  Don’t connect it to your real life accounts or friends, or at the very least, only with a select few.  Maybe you’ll meet individuals with whom you want to divulge your fuller identity—that’s fine.  But if you’re able to treat the public timeline interactions like a playful social sculpture you will be clearing the path for magical interactions with the unexpected.

4.     Watch an old favorite movie and take note of how it changes each time you watch it.  This is because you are different.  The world is different.  Sync teaches that the movie is constantly being co-created by those who watch it.  Diving into this can cause you to get SyncJacked and never be the same again (go ahead and click--you’ve been warned).   One cool thing that frequently happens with the stars of cinema is that a relatively unknown character actor with a small part in the favorite film you choose to watch, without remember that he or she was in it, will suddenly start showing up everywhere on TV and in other movies you “happen” to watch.

5.     Look out for the number 42.  It’s the answer to life, the universe and everything and along with 23 is perhaps the most important sync number.  They both tend to show up in the most dramatic and frivolous moments.  They are the nothingness of meaning itself—the placeholder in our consciousness, like the black monoliths in 2001, A Space Odyssey. 

6.     Practice Bibliomancy:   is deceiving because it appears frivolous and easy when it actually cuts deep through the layer cake of psychic repression.  It’s simple enough to take a book and pick it up to a random page and read whatever your eyes fall upon first.  It’s more difficult to meditate upon what you read without immediately latching on to the most obvious meaning based on personal connection.  Not that you shouldn’t take that in, but the trick is to remain to what else comes up in the course of the day.  A book that is actually bound, and with pages, is to be preferred over digital copies since the physical one can be a better container and transmitter of interpersonal magic made apparent by penciled notes and underlines, as well as dog ears and broken backs.

7.     Another thing to mediate upon is your Galactic Signature.  I’ve just started exploring mine and already it’s yielded great syncs.  According to the Foundation for the Law of Time, who carry on the work of visionary Jose Arquelles and the transition to a 13 month calendar aligned with natural time,  your Galactic Signature is your “password into fourth dimensional time” based on your birthdate and the codex of the Ancient Mayan calendar.   As wild as it sounds I find my signature of “Red Planetary Dragon” to be immensely synchy.  You can find out more here.

Good luck and make sure to keep me posted @TRUE


Preventative Self-Care Habits - Why They Can Change Your Life by Bunny Urick

Life can be a bit esoteric sometimes - if not all the time if you're a daydreamer like myself. It's a journey that can not be predicted or planned for, and in the end we all can only do our best to get through the many highs and lows life provides us. Daily self-care habits can help us get through the constant changes.

What is self-care? Self-care is a deliberate and self-initiated act in which benefits the individual in a positive healthy way. These actions are specific to each individual. For example self-care for me means:

-    Waking up early enough to set a daily goals and to-dos

-    Having a nutritious breakfast for energy for the rest of the day

-       Dressing up for myself

-       Doing my nails

-       Illustrating my feelings in my notebook

-       Being active for at least an hour a day to manage anxiety

-       Practicing meditation and breathing exercises to manage stress

-       Being mindful and practicing appreciation and gratitude

-       Spending some time with a friend or calling one each day

-       Being sure to wash my face and brush my teeth at night

-       Taking a long hot bath as a means of reward at the end of a long hard work week

 

These are only a few examples of some of my self-care practices. Different things help each person relax, feel good, and feel healthier and cared for. Feel free to try using some of the above and comment below with some of your own! 

Self-care works as preventative medicine for your mind, body, and soul. When we practice self-care consistently and with persistence we build up a wellness reserve in our bodies and minds. With our constantly changing and evolving society that continues to make supportive communities difficult to foster – self-reliance and care is becoming increasingly important. Even if you are lucky enough to be in a supportive community, having daily self-care rituals helps keep you strong and supportive in you own and others’ difficult times. Think of it this way – you have a glass and your well-being is measured by the amount of water in it. If you are not feeling well and do not care for yourself, this water is low, and continues to decline. If you take care of yourself and continuously do so, your water level is high and replenished. When an obstacle of life unbalances this glass – you lose some water. The more self-care you practice the less this loss affects your water supply and your overall wellbeing. The less self-care you practice, the more this imbalance causes you lack and pain. It is much easier to bounce back from a unplanned life event if you have a full cup than if you are already running on empty.

Let’s talk about how to set your own daily self-care habits and rituals. Take a few minutes to sit down with a pen and paper – or even your digital iphone pad or a word document on your computer. Think about your day to day schedule. Are you getting up after you hit snooze three times? Running to work without a bite? Fueling on coffee and sugar all day and crashing when you get home? Have you been keeping track of your to-dos and schedules? Write it out from morning to evening. Now, without judgment, examine it. Where could you improve things for YOU? Where can you move, limit, eliminate, or expand things? Are there some things you want to do everyday that you haven’t been? What would make you feel good and accomplished if you did a little of it every day?

I hope these tips help you. With small consistent changes we can foster great transformations. I would love to hear you own self-care habits!  

-Bunny Urick 


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Creating Your Reality With Your Words by Mia Banducci

When I hear the word “spells” what once came to mind was reminiscent of Bette Midler in Hocus Pocus, and the scene where she induced everyone into a trance. It would’ve had a semi-negative connotation, but now, removing the obscurity of what it could mean to be "magical", I’ve learned to utilize "spells" that are changing my life, in that I've come to realize that "spells" really just mean you are creating your reality with intentional words. 

I had the power of the words I create with proven to me this weekend in the most profoundly tangible way...

A friend of a friend was subletting her place in Venice Beach for the summer, and I’d gone to look at it, only to be told 2 minutes before I arrived another friend called and said she’d take it.

I was so bummed. The house was PERFECT for me! Great roommates, a private roofdeck, two blocks from the best walking street in LA, and 5 blocks from the beach! I’d been dreaming of finding a place like this for over a year...asking the universe, and all the powers that be to help me. Even though every time I looked on Craigslist or RadPad all I could find was tiny rooms in tiny apartments just like Manhattan, priced about the same, but I kept the faith alive!

The day before I had to leave my apartment, my friend of a friend called...she’d been bailed on, and asked me if I “still want the place?” Hmmm, let me think about that… YESSS!

As soon as I moved in, I was home. I’ve never felt more comfortable anywhere I’ve lived in LA, and only one spot in NYC all those years (only because we had two stories and a backyard in the East Village! Unheard of!).

I started sending out energy of choice wording everyday, “Zoe won’t need this apartment anymore, she will find love, or something that will keep her from having to come back here, this is MY place, and I will get to stay here.”

Words. We don’t think often enough where they come from, or what they really are. What is a thought? It’s made up of words right? A sandwich is a thought before you make it. So why not acknowledge that thoughts can become things? What if by speaking these words, I made them true?

Friday, I did just that. Zoe returned early, and I fretted I’d be back on the search - yet, I kept the faith, and didn't allow worry to work through me, and I was granted the greatest gift.

Zoe’s best friend’s roommate was leaving their house down the block, for LESS money! She jumped at the opportunity, and on August 1st, I sign the lease as a permanent resident in my dreamy new home.

Some might write this off as a “coincidence” or a stroke of luck, but (in my personal opinion) it's neither...everything actually seems pretty well orchestrated. Our intentions, and our energy, come from the same power that fuels our hearts, holds us to the earth, and pulls our planet around the sun. 

Next time you’re worried, concerned, or the slightest bit frustrated, I invite you to reframe your perspective. Don’t get me wrong, I understand it's easier said than done, but if you commit to working on your role as the responsible creator of your own destiny - it's worth it in the end. 

I invite you to think about what it is that you desire most fiercely, and write it down. Don’t write about fame, or money, write what you want to be valued for. Write about the purpose you should share with us. Then, and this step might be the most important, write down what you’re grateful for. If you write three desires, write ten things you feel blessed by.

If you can’t think of anything at first, start with the sun. Without the sun, trees wouldn’t grow and produce air for us to breathe, or plants for us to eat. Personally, I am grateful for puppies, and those fat little feet babies have - but truly, there are ENDLESS things to be grateful for.

When you go about your day, observe the thoughts in your mind. Are they hurtful to yourself or others? Practice changing, “What is this assh*le doing?!” To, “He must be having a hard day to drive so inconsiderately.” Practice, practice, practice!

Focus on the lists you make. Write gratitude everyday, read your desires as often as possible. Whether you believe or not, you will be surprised at the rewards.

These will become the words that create your reality. They can be as small as, “I am grateful for my mom and we will get along better.” To, “I will discover a new way to express my true self to those around me,” or “I will find work that makes me and everyone around me happier and stronger.”

Focus, repeat, observe, stay positive and vigilant - creating what you wish to see in your experience with your words, will allow the next chapter in your "novel of life" to be worth the read!


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Your Outer World is a Mirror of Your Inner World by Paige Bartholomew

Many people are confused about what it means when we talk about the outer world being a reflection of the inner self.  It IS a complex concept, and it's one with several different layers of meaning.  Here are three layers explained, each incrementally more advanced than the one before. 

The Simple Version:

The first and simplest way to look at it is that whatever is within you is what you'll recognize most obviously in the people and circumstances around you. Whatever beauty and love you carry, whatever pain and aggression you carry, you will readily recognize that in others.

This perspective is built around the concept that we are most acutely aware of that which we most intimately know.

The Intermediate Version:

As you grow and evolve into the next, more advanced level, you’ll begin to understand the concept that you create your own reality. You do not simply create what you think about, you create what you ARE.  So whatever is unhealed, sad or in grief - whatever you don’t like or cannot accept about yourself, will be re-created in the stories that show up in your life. (Sometimes we call these "patterns".) You'll attract people that trigger your own unhealed places.  They will trigger you because they’ll either dislike THEMSELVES in the same way you dislike yourself, or they’ll dislike YOU in that way.  However it shows up, the idea is that it's an opportunity to look more closely at your own inner world with the ultimate goal of healing what's out of alignment with Love.

This perspective is built around the concept that the universe is a fractal. That is: whatever energy signature we carry will be repeated infinitely, again and again, until we change that vibration.

The Advanced Version:

At the most advanced level, you’ll come to know that in the deepest spiritual reality, there is only One Being in all of existence. Because there is only one of us here, "It" is creating all of this world we see, hear, feel, and perceive. "We"- the One - create seemingly billions of facets of our self. Each facet believes, in its small sphere of perception, that he or she is a distinct entity, separate from all the others. It is when you reach the highest levels of spiritual wisdom that you’ll realize that you can either choose to operate from this small, single little self, or you can remember the Oneness that WE are and harness the power of All That Is.

From the highest spiritual perspective, we know that the "others" are mirrors for us, because they actually ARE us. And at this level of spiritual attainment, the whole thing is uproariously entertaining - because we know that it's all an illusion, and that in reality, we are "all" just fine.

 

This world is a mirror into which I gaze -

To see the Divine,

My Beloved,

My Self.


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Esoteric Encyclopedia Entry of the Week: Anthropomorphism

The term anthropomorphism, was first used in the mid-1700s and derives from the Greek words ἄνθρωπος (ánthrōpos), "human", and μορφή (morphē), "shape" or "form".

According to Wikipedia: "Anthropomorphism has ancient roots as a literary device in storytelling, and also in art. Most cultures have traditional fables with anthropomorphised animals, who can stand or talk as if human, as characters."

It is defined as the attribution of human form or other characteristics to anything other than a human being. A prime example can be found in the depiction of deities/God as being human in its form - but other examples also include the idea of ascribing human emotions/motives to nature (ie: Mother Earth, etc.).

 

Lesson of the Week: Creativity as Opposed to Competition

The lesson of this week is to be creators becoming creative to create together. Men are made to be strongest when they are bound together in arms. The arms we reference are not weapons, but the arms that have the hands you may hold together to form a stronger bond.

Allowing this to be your lesson, is to allow the hand you reach out to be met with another, so you may become stronger and more powerful through connection. You may think you are in this all alone at times, but you will be surprised what happens when you extend a hand...it will always be met with someone who is willing to help.

Allow and receive, worry and you will only wait. Judge others and you only judge yourself - give thanks to all men, and all men will be grateful to you.

The lesson to keep in mind is to always treat everyone as if they are your brother or sister, and allow creation to be your objective, not competition. Your belief in yourself will be met with belief from others, and if you open your hand and open your heart so you may be received well by all.

Spirit Animal of the Week: The Praying Mantis

The spirit to be the guide this week is the spirit of the praying mantis. The praying mantis is the made physical manifestion of the Godhead, as a living being.

This insect is worshipped in certain cultures and is believed to bring about a good omen, should it cross your path. The made ideal in letting this spirit be your guide is to allow your life to be in harmony with God.

God is a vibration, which signals love for all experience, and all life. God is mysterious in its ways, and not always easy to understand, but if you allow the beauty of all the blessings you experience to be met with a grateful heart, you will be able to see God in all you see.

The mantis is a mysterious, beautiful creature, who is gentle, but can just as easily take a life. This balance of beauty and force, mystery and fear is the made mystery of the nature of God in life.

Be aware, God is in ALL, not just this creature - but this being is a  lesson in its life, in its actions and enigmatic presence. 

The Astrological Significance of the Blue Moon on July 31st

Friday, July 31st, will be our second Full Moon of the month, but this particular moon is going to be a "Blue Moon". This title isn't necessarily because the moon is going to be blue (it's not expected to be), the Blue Moon primarily means it is the second full moon of a calendar month.

From NASA:  "Usually months have only one full moon, but occasionally a second one sneaks in. Full moons are separated by 29 days, while most months are 30 or 31 days long; so it is possible to fit two full moons in a single month. This happens every two and a half years, on average."

The astrological significance may bring up feelings of poor self-esteem, loneliness, and even depression. According to Astrology King

July 2015 Blue Moon Blues

"Jupiter square Saturn is the most difficult major planetary aspect for the next six months. It points to trouble brewing in love relationships which are already experiencing disharmony. Hopes and dreams for the futuremay differ to such an extent that compromise may be difficult to achieve. A difference in opinions or beliefs may be the cause of contention, or squabbles may arise over finances and shared responsibilities.

Saturn stationary retrograde about to turn direct is at one of its most critical points. It complicates relationships, deepening fears and anxieties, plus adds a dimension of karmic guilt or payback. Saturn aligns with the generally positive fixed star Toliman. However, this star can spoil relationships with women due to exceptional circumstances. This is obviously pertinent due to Saturn square Venus and Jupiter.

The beautiful Venus Jupiter conjunction is of course very fortunate, promising love and abundance, riches and happiness. Venus retrograde does cause some complications, with interference from previous lovers or distance within love relationships. Venus on the major fixed star Regulus is not a good omen for romance and brings disappointments.

More troubling is Venus square Saturn because it is one of the most challenging of all aspects for love and happiness. The result can be poor self-esteem, isolation, loneliness and even depression. Because of retrograde motions, this aspect stays within 5 degrees orb from July 4 to August 14, covering all of this moon phase.

Mars square Uranus is widening in orb at 4 degrees but will still be felt as impatience and irritability. Tempers could get out of control and risky behavior could lead to accidents and other unwanted happenings.

Given this two-week full moon phase falls under the influence of the stressful April 2015 lunar eclipse, it would appear that piles of crap are to be heaped upon piles of crap when it comes to maintaining harmony in relationships. Fortunately, the August 14 new moon looks a lot more promising for love relationships."

When you take into account that we are made of about 50-75% water, and look at the relationship between the moon and the tides, you can't help but wonder how this very same relationship affects our lives in conjunction with the moon. Wherever you fall on the spectrum of belief in astrology, we suggest taking time to be gentle, and really listen to your inner voice during this time period. Don't be too hard on yourself, breathe, relax, and be.

If any unsavory feelings present themselves, acknowlege them, and dismiss their presence - and if the mind becomes a little too "loud", tune out the static noise by meditating and remember you have access to all the wisdom you've always needed to know within your own consciousness (see video below). 


Evolve and Ascend + Minds.com Presents: A Special Night of Art, Music, Games, Connection and Dancing with 'Time is Art'

Join us for an UNFORGETTABLE visionary evening with Evolve and AscendMinds.com and Time is Art! Tuesday, July 28th, at 7:30pm at 40 Broad St., NY, NY.

Featuring LIVE visionary shamanic painting by Mystic Campo, music, games, connection and dancing! Plus a talk from the CEO of Minds.com, Bill Ottman, and a screening of an excerpt from the upcoming film, Time is Art.

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Emergency Press Conference Being Held Tomorrow by NASA and S.E.T.I

We've just hear a rumor from a very reputable source that NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration and S.E.T.I. have called for an emergency press conference at 12PM EST tomorrow Thursday, July 23rd.

According to the source, "The Kepler mission has discovered an earth-like world called Kepler 452b. At a distance of 1,400 light-years away, Kepler 452b accompanies a star whose characteristics are very similar to the Sun: 4% more massive and 10% brighter. Kepler 452b orbits its star at the same distance as the Earth orbits the Sun. They are talking extraordinary potential atmosphere, water etc."

While this "discovery" is not yet verified, the notion of another earth-like world brings up the (very important) unanswered question, if there is life on this other planet as well. What do you feel this discovery could mean for humanity, consciousness, and our evolving world-view?

Post your thoughts in the "comment contest" below sponsored by Daily Nerve, and will we be sure to keep you updated as we receive more information about any of the latest developments.



Approaching Life With an Open Heart, and Staying Strong Through Adversity

Welcome to the newest member of our community, Mia Banducci!

Welcome to the newest member of our community, Mia Banducci!

Hello fellow ascendants!

The vast breadth of knowledge in these pages is beyond impressive, but sometimes, because of what we’ve been told most of our lives, this wisdom can be hard to comprehend, or even to believe. A few years ago I either wouldn’t have passed the first paragraphs, or just scoffed in judgment. Ultimately we react to the unknown that way when we operate from fear - which was my MO for over a decade. To truly understand how infinitesimal yet infinite we are, simultaneously, is pretty terrifying at first - and still catches my breath when I contemplate it.

But it also makes me feel miraculous! Like what created me can only be "magic", so that is how I live my life now.

At 16 a near fatal car accident almost left me an amputee. My left arm looks like snake-skin, scarred from elbow to knuckles. My hand has limited capabilities, (no more opposable thumb for me) and has atrophied dramatically, from months long periods where I wasn’t able to use it at all. I’ve had countless surgeries designed to give me more function. None of them did what was promised, but at least I have it, and can type with more than 6 fingers now, which is how I finished out high school and spent a many semesters of college. Not easy.

That kind of struggle, at 16, when you’re vulnerable and impressionable enough, is more than frustrating, it’s agonizing, maddening. I became so angry I could hardly function like a normal human being, let alone be spontaneous, confident, and courageous as I’d been before.

I stopped believing in the destiny I’d always known awaited me; to affect change, to lead, to have an impact. After my accident I was broken and fragile, I didn’t believe I was capable of any of that, or would be worth listening to by anyone. I felt hideously disfigured, it didn’t matter my face had been spared; all I could see was this enormous flaw inflicted upon me.

Sometimes ego gets in the way of asking for help, but I couldn’t zip up a sweater or button jeans on my own. I was weak and helpless. To make matters even more interesting, I’d signed up to attend boarding school for a real education, and escape small town drama after being tormented for growing out of my baby fat and becoming “pretty” over a summer. A year after becoming what society deemed attractive, the girls who’d been my friends the previous year when I was non-threatening and chubby, completely turned on me, and made my life miserable.

I moved a month after my accident, and not only was without my family for support, I didn’t know a single person, yet had to solicit everyone to assist me constantly. The gaping, bloody wound was still so swollen I’d get exhausted from the weight of it and have to carry it around resting on my head. Not a good look.

This made me bitter. I didn’t want to be different in this way. Now I was undesirable all over again, after a few short months of finally feeling good in my physical form. All these years later I understand why I was never able to see and accept beauty in myself. I was punished by the sudden appearance of good looks, it seemed like a horrible mistake.

Ten days after high school I had to escape yet again, and followed my childhood dreams of living in New York City. I was a wild Manhattan party girl for more years than I care to admit, and whenever people talked to me about so much as astrology I wrote them off on a basis of absurdity. I’d ventured so far from my hippy Humboldt Redwood roots, and I couldn’t face the wonder of life I’d once rejoiced in. I shed from my existence the beauty within to don a mask more acceptable for mean girls in high school, and the fast paced hustle of the big city.

Then I fell in love with someone who was physically my ideal, a “dream guy.” It was his life and job to be beautiful. I was blown away at how goofy and silly and sweet the hottest guy I’d ever seen could be. So it was easy to fall for him, he loved Disney and musical theatre as much as I did, and let me watch Harry Potter whenever I wanted.

I’d found the perfect shield. His physical form was my ultimate misdirection, an ideal distraction to create the illusion necessary to my survival. Don’t look at me! Look at him! Look how pretty! I sought to hide my “ugliness” from everyone behind his beauty - but even when you’re at the top of the modeling game, 80 percent of the job is rejection. No matter how gorgeous you are, that does not make you feel good. We looked like a power couple, beauty AND brains, but behind closed doors our insecurities ran rampant, and I withdrew farther from my true self, shutting the doors on empowerment, self-reliance, and possibility for happiness or fulfillment.

I had no capacity to acknowledge my purpose or why I was on the planet...but he did. His Christian faith was deeply ingrained in his will to succeed and how he views the world. He would have these conversations with God I couldn’t understand. Who is he talking to? Where are these responses coming from? What am I missing?

These are the kinds of questions I started asking everyone I knew a few years ago. One day, walking down 6th street past 1st Avenue, I decided to start talking to God. He felt so comfortable and protected, maybe I could find the same thing....so, I struck up a conversation. Hesitantly, and feeling like a complete lunatic, I just expressed what was going on in my life, and when I stopped to listen, instead of “hearing” a voice in my head, answers came from the way the light glistened through the trees, and how the wind rustled in the leaves. I KNEW, without a shadow of a doubt, I was actually receiving a response. I didn’t know how to put it or understand it then, but the presence was undeniable - God was EVERYWHERE.

It is at that moment things began to change. Though there would be many instances of me living precisely how I had before this epiphany, the dialogue had begun, and it continues to this day, though the structure has evolved.

I left NYC for his career. I was young, he was my first love, and when the options were to break up or follow him to LA, I knew I’d never forgive myself for not knowing what might have been if I stayed in the city that raised me and made me strong enough to grow into the woman I am today. So this New Yorker packed her bags and her attitude and headed with much fear and trepidation to a city I’d mostly disdained and would never in a million years have imagined myself moving to, especially for some guy (I’d always felt sorry for women who did things like that, then I became one). I had luggage filled with self-pity when I arrived in the city of Angels. The things we do for love.

When it didn’t work out a few months later after almost 3 years together, I fell apart. I had no friends, had blown through, what I thought was a pretty solid safety net because the job I’d lined up never came to fruition (in what I would find out is typical LA fashion), I had to buy a car (and not just any car, but one that would be acceptable showing up to valet with), get an apartment (which had to be in Brentwood near my man) and furnish this apartment (because he’d told me to throw away all my things from 7 years in one New York apartment to the next so he could “buy me new things for our new life,” which we didn’t create).

I was a mess. I’d gone against everything my independent hippy Berkeley mother had taught me about standing on your own, lost my best friend, my lover, and the life I’d been planning, envisioning, and unfortunately sort of depending on. Plus I spent an embarrassing amount of money, and had less to show for it than when I arrived. I was at a total loss. I didn’t know who I was. How had I become someone who just did what she was told, had no self respect or consideration for her own goals and dreams?

When I went home for Christmas that year I asked my mom what she thought God was, I asked a couple of my oldest friends, one of whom laughed so hard she fell out of her chair.

It made people so uncomfortable I was wondering about something most write off without much thought.

That made me feel even more alone than I did before. Why wasn’t anyone else concerned with how we got here?

I proceeded to ask anyone and everyone the deepest questions my fragile brain could handle, and was surprised and disappointed with my results respectively. Some people couldn’t have cared less, and others blew my mind with all the knowledge they kept hiding behind superficial facades.

I’d had no concept of what it meant to be part of this great mystery we call life, and even now after years of asking questions, meditation trainings, spiritual medicine ceremonies and deep introspection, I still don’t have all the answers - but that doesn’t mean I’ll stop seeking them. In fact the more I know the more interested and fascinated I become. That’s why I’ve joined the team at Evolve and Ascend. I wouldn’t have a clue how to even begin one of these articles, but I am always captivated and uplifted when I read them.

Now, after more than 3 years in LA, I have never been more in love with life. I have found a sport that makes me high, literally and figuratively. AcroYoga challenges my body, I am always adjusting and modifying to make up for my limitations but it lifts my spirits. It also tests my courage, my trust in others, and my mental focus, it is one of the things I am most grateful for, and I have never desired true greatness in any particular thing the way I do with acro. It is the greatest natural high I’ve ever felt, coursing happiness hormones through my veins like fire and makes me feel free.

I have absolutely one of the most powerful, challenging, accomplished, and divine community of people that walk this earth with authenticity, love, acceptance, and joy. They have shown me what it means to truly live, and I am grateful for their love and reflections every day. Without them I would never have been able to crawl out of the hole I dug myself down into.

So I am here to welcome, commiserate with, and nurturingly caress the beginner’s mind. The more you know, the better it gets.

Liberation Frequency #18: Are We Facing Near-Term Human Extinction? Featuring Dr. Guy McPherson and Pauline Schneider

In this episode of Liberation Frequency, Jennifer Sodini interviews Dr. Guy McPherson and Pauline Schneider

Dr. Guy McPherson is professor emeritus of natural resources and ecology & evolutionary biology at the University of Arizona, has been a Climate Change expert for over 20 years. He can see the direction we are heading, and it’s looking bleak. The last few years, he has gained more popularity as we’ve come to accept that this is no longer a scare tactic, but closer to fact. He openly discusses the possibility of civilization entering a near-term human extinction. 

Pauline Schneider is a filmmaker, edible forest gardener, and artist who became aware of Guy’s work, and teamed up with him to produce the documentary, “Going Dark”. Pauline felt the urgency of Guy’s work, and took matters into her own hands to devote herself and finance the project.  She has also worked with Guy to create an outreach program and workshop, www.OnlyLoveRemains.org , to help others cope that are coming to these realizations. 

In this episode the three discuss the scientific facts of climate change, the options we have as a civilization, and how to make the best of now - although it seems we are facing imminent near-term human extinction.

To learn more about Guy's work, visit his website at: guymcpherson.com

To watch "Going Dark", visit Pauline's Vimeo page at: https://vimeo.com/paulineschneider

The Challenges of Loving EVERYONE Unconditionally

It is believed that every reaction/action comes from two different emotions, either love or fear. Every response that is positive comes from a place of love, while every negative response comes from fear. While staying positive and living from a place of love, always, seems like the obvious choice - at times it can be the most difficult.

We live in a fast-paced world, where we are stuck in a 9-5 rat race, with days turning into nights in the blink of an eye, and cultural/societal programming which pins us against one another by encouraging competition and the illusion of separateness. We've lost touch with nature, and instead are confined to cubicles and deadlines. Because we are fighting to survive, and to keep up with a material world - it can cause feelings of resentment, jealousy, anger, frustration, and judgement. These feelings are easy to fall into, because it is easier to let your mind control you - instead of controlling your mind.

When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change - and if you look at everyone as a reflection of yourself, you will see yourself in all you encounter. By taking a step back - we can take a step forward, by learning to control our mind, and using our time to create, love and let go of lack.

I'm not perfect, and I'm far from it. I've fallen into this trap many times, and found myself feeling sad, hurt, disappointed and confused by how others have treated me - which has lead to many tears, mini-meltdowns and feelings of anger/judgement. However, knowledge comes from experience, and these experiences have helped me to grow, and become stronger. Instead of judging those who have made me feel these negative emotions, I try to transmute that fear into love, by looking at each person as a reflection of myself. If I truly love myself, unconditionally, I must love everyone unconditionally, love every experience unconditionally, appreciate the suffering as well as the bliss, and forgive everyone - not just who I pick and choose. 

You can't fight fire with fire, and you can't fight hate with hate..but, if you quench the fire with water, and shine light on the dark moments - life begins to work with you, not against you. While it will always be a challenge to take the road less traveled, after a while things begin to get easier, and you'll find there is always more to love than there is to hate - and almost all adversity stems from the other person feeling their own feelings of insecurity and lack of love. When the negative feelings bubble up, let go, choose love, and allow this quote to guide you...

“Hurt people hurt people. We are not being judgmental by separating ourselves from such people. But we should do so with compassion. Compassion is defined as a "keen awareness of the suffering of another coupled with a desire to see it relieved." People hurt others as a result of their own inner strife and pain. Avoid the reactive response of believeing they are bad; they already think so and are acting that way. They aren't bad; they are damaged and they deserve compassion. Note that compassion is an internal process, an understanding of the painful and troubled road trod by another. It is not trying to change or fix that person.” ― Will Bowen

Esoteric Encyclopedia Entry of the Week: Annunaki

According to Wikipedia

"The Anunnaki (also transcribed as: Anunna, Anunnaku, Ananaki and other variations) are a group of deities in ancient Mesopotamian cultures (i.e. Sumerian, Akkadian, Assyrian, and Babylonian). The name is variously written "da-nuna", "da-nuna-ke-ne", or "da-nun-na", meaning something to the effect of "those of royal blood" or "princely offspring". According to The Oxford Companion to World Mythology, the Anunnaki "are the Sumerian deities of the old primordial line; they are chthonic deities of fertility, associated eventually with the underworld, where they became judges. They take their name from the old sky god An (Anu)."

Author Zecharia Sitchin popularized the notion of the Annunaki being responsible for the creation of Sumerian civilization, and proposed a possible explanation for human origins involving ancient astronauts. While Sitchin's hypothesis has been disregarded by academics and scientists as "pseudoscience", he firmly stands by his theory. 

Whether the presence of the Annunaki is fact or fiction is still up for debate - however, the conceptual idea of their role in the evolution of humanity is interesting nonetheless.

To learn more about the Annunaki, the video below presents an interesting argument about who they are, and why they came here.


Are We Facing Near-Term Human Extinction?

We live in the information age, and it comes at a time where this information is needed for us to find solutions. Since the dawn of the Internet, we’ve seen a shift in how easily we can research a subject, along with how quickly information can spread.

As much as we’ve become reliant on our new technologies, we take a lot for granted, especially when many great revelations seem to be met with apathy. Over the last 5 years, we’ve seen a surge in information pertaining to our environment, and climate change. Whether you want to believe if it’s true or not, we must come to understand the fact that we are being fed information, data and statistics; with a very important message regarding humanity’s impact, and how we must modify our lives, to live in accordance with nature.

How we choose to react to that information is solely up to the individual. We are being flooded with information and we choose to be distracted by convenience, instead of modifying our perspective to better understand the fate of our planet, and humanity. 

Dr. Guy McPherson, professor emeritus of natural resources and ecology & evolutionary biology at the University of Arizona, has been a Climate Change expert for over 30 years. He can see the direction we are heading, and it’s looking bleak. The last few years, he has gained more popularity as we’ve come to accept that this is no longer a scare tactic, but closer to fact. He openly discusses the possibility of civilization entering a near-term human extinction, in a recent story posted at TRUTH-OUT.ORG.

While McPherson's perspective might sound like the stuff of science fiction, there is historical precedent for his predictions. According to Truth-Out's article:

"Fifty-five million years ago, a 5-degree Celsius rise in average global temperatures seems to have occurred in just 13 years, according to a study published in the October 2013 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. A report in the August 2013 issue of Science revealed that in the near term, earth's climate will change 10 times faster than during any other moment in the last 65 million years.

Prior to that, the Permian mass extinction that occurred 250 million years ago, also known as the "Great Dying," was triggered by a massive lava flow in an area of Siberia that led to an increase in global temperatures of 6 degrees Celsius. That, in turn, caused the melting of frozen methane deposits under the seas. Released into the atmosphere, those gases caused temperatures to skyrocket further. All of this occurred over a period of approximately 80,000 years. The change in climate is thought to be the key to what caused the extinction of most species on the planet. In that extinction episode, it is estimated that 95 percent of all species were wiped out.

Today's current scientific and observable evidence strongly suggests we are in the midst of the same process - only this time it is anthropogenic, and happening exponentially faster than even the Permian mass extinction did." 

Pauline Schneider, Filmmaker, edible forest gardener, and artist became aware of Guy’s work, and teamed up with him to produce the documentary, “Going Dark”. Pauline felt the urgency of Guy’s work, and took matters into her own hands to devote herself and finance the project.  She has also worked with Guy to create an outreach program and workshop, www.OnlyLoveRemains.org , to help others cope that are coming to these realizations. 

As studies are making us aware of our potential demise and how our current standard of living is separating us further from our natural existence, we are left with an important questions to ask ourselves, “What are we going to do about it?", "What changes can be made?", and "How will you hold yourself accountable?".

It all boils down to self-awareness, and personal change being the most important factors in ascending the situation, and making the best of the gifts that our lives have given us. When society makes the change from being selfish and entitled, to becoming selfless and grateful, we will soon be able to make sense of the mounting evidence.  We can transform this experience by coming together and upholding ourselves to being the best people we can be.

We recently had the privilege to interview Guy and Pauline for Liberation Frequency, and our episode will be live on YouTube tomorrow. Be sure to subscribe to our channel by clicking the button below.


Lesson of the Week: You Can't Always Get What You Want...

The lesson this week is this, because you do not always get what you want, it does not mean you do not get what you need. This lesson is Biblical and transcends all time, because it is the made lesson of the soul’s journey here on Earth.

You come to this experience, to experience exactly what you need at first, before being able to command what you want. When you get what you want, before you get what you need, the result is usually an ungrateful mind that take things for granted.

The lesson to be aware of is this...life is an experience, which is to serve a higher purpose that is beyond all things material, while the material makes this experience more joyful at times, if you do not at first feel joy before you experience material abundance, you will view these objects as being what you are entitled to, instead of appreciating them because they have been earned through experience.

The idea to always remind yourself of is this...be grateful always and you will always have the graces of life’s joyful experiences. When you take things for granted, you will only take this life for being yours for the taking and this is a mindset of an unsatisfied soul. Love is the action, which allows all actions and reactions to come from love, but lack is fear, and fear feeds darkness not light. 

The Great Awakening Has Begun

The great awakening has begun. We are coming to realize that we are all one species. Each of us, an infinite soul, we define some as 'old', and say in small talk 'this ones been here before'. We are beginning to understand 'the end' doesn't really mean the end anymore. Time is starting to become the greatest illusion...it can drag, or quickly vanish before we measure it.

We travel time on the might of our vibration. We divided ourselves first through language, and then tradition...followed by race, and now class. We are connected through technology, yet divided and disassociated in our encounters. Love and compassion is losing the war against fear and greed. The systems of the past are about to collapse. In order for us to experience a revolution, we must evolve our consciousness, and elevate to a higher vibration. We must transform the darkness into light, turn fear into love and understanding, and practice gratitude to balance and ground our desires. All while using that principle to learn to embrace and forgive suffering through understanding, an alchemical practice of transforming the negative experience into a positive lesson.

This is no longer the practice of Mystics, and wisdoms teachers of our past. These are the principles that must be taught and shared to all - but, in order to transform our environment, we must first transform ourselves. We must break the pattern of thinking, and create our own 'philosopher's stone', which is needed to navigate the darkness that humanity has cast upon our earth.

Our institutions and practices have poisoned the earth, our water, and the minds of the collective. We must dissolve the animal within that instinctually attacks with aggression and in defense. We have come so far in the last 2000 years as a global civilization, and yet...the last 100 years we've caused the most damage to our planet and the spirit of humanity. It has brought us now to a point of no return.

We came from Love, and the creative energy that is inspired through love...and now, we must return to love. We must complete the cycle in order for us to transform ourselves. If we keep treating each other like animals, we are going to keep acting like animals. If we want to free ourselves from the illusion of fear and control, we must learn to govern our minds. We are transitioning from primal, into 'advanced'...will you choose to use your heart to guide you, or your loins? Do you want to fuck and fight your way through life or love and enjoy? These experiences are occuring to see if you can wake up the spirit that is in dormant in the collective, and bring that divine spark to life, through you words, actions, and intentions using love, and compassion. 

We must let go of fear and anxiety and teach how to be present. If you are focused on winning, the human race is only going to bring you to the 'finish line' of this experience quickly. Take your time...love through experiences, appreciate the power of your words. The vibration manifests itself the more you say it...so, choose positive words versus the negative ones.

We have become a society that has advanced enough to store the memories of our human experience, into a 'cloud', and monitor our relationships through a technology that is removing us further from nature. The irony is that we have advanced well beyond the natural environment, yet are unconscious to the fact that our natural environment has been destroyed.

We look into our phones and computers for platitudes, reading stories about climate change and environmental destruction. We petition against GMOs, and the freedom to use natural substances medically or recreationally. Science is starting the catch up to quantum concepts, thought of as 'esoteric'. They are studying the affects of psychedelic substances that are providing the 'spiritual' experience that we've been chasing since the dawn of our existence. We are learning that these substances are giving us the feeling of 'oneness' and taking us beyond this plane to reveal the patterns; and archetypes that are written in the book of life we act out each day. The Internet has connected us to help us experience other cultures and explore information to help us better realize that we are 'one'. We have the same ideals and  difficulties, and the only difference is our perspective. It's time to do away with judgment of others, and the fear of how others will judge you. Use your heart, and envision your dreams to make it a reality. Use action, because being is doing. Transform your dreams into reality...laugh in the face of fear, because it's a figment of your imagination. Control what you think and say because it will become a reality.  Things seem dark, but it's time to shine by choosing how you want to live, how you want love, and what you want to experience. Because in the end, that's all that you take with you. 

The year is 2015, and the next generation to steer the fate of our civilization are called the 'millenials'...we outnumber the baby boomers. They were given the keys to enlightenment, and they were to start the movement, but instead the truth became a fad that became materialized and then discounted. They used those teachings for greed and selfishness - only to use it against the population to further their control. They kept you asleep so they could practice the sorcery on you. Ego reigned and dissolved the light, it's time to reignite that spark and see that these systems have only further deluded our spirit.

They perpetuated fear to enslave us. They deified materialism with religious consumerism to keep us caught in their cycle. They manipulated us by teaching us that our desires come from our loins and not our heart. It's time for us to unearth these teachings and inspire us to find the wisdom of life by reconnecting to the nature of our environment and spirit. We need our spirit to take over our intentions. We need to use the natural magic within us to help shape the future so we can live without government, without big business, and without the systems that keep us asleep.

The sacred wisdom rose from a time of strife to help us find peace and happiness. There was too much hatred and misunderstanding at that time, but now is the time where we can be heard and understood. We can use the force, and the time is now