Feb 22

Compelling Evidence (and Maybe Even Proof) of Reincarnation

compelling-evidence-and-maybe-even-proof-of-reincarnationBy Makia Freeman | Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Reincarnation is frequently rejected as impossible by those who worship at the altar of rational materialism and mainstream science. Yet, for those with an open mind who realize that logic and reason cannot possibly grasp and account for all the phenomena existing in the Universe, it is amusing to see how perplexed those with “scientific minds” become when presented with information that is beyond rational explanation.

Beliefs in reincarnation have been around a long time; reincarnation is still widely regarded as real in Tibetan Buddhism and Hinduism, and even the Catholic Church held reincarnation as true before the 4th century AD, when its doctrines became standardized at the Council of Nicaea in 325 AD.

Evidence of Reincarnation

Reincarnation researchers such as Dr. Ian Stevenson (3000 cases) and Carol Bowman (1000 cases) have compiled an impressive (at the very least) collection of evidence of reincarnation, if not outright proof of reincarnation, by compiling thousands of cases of children who have demonstrated accurate past-life recall. Their accounts are truly incredible. Many of them have similar themes, such as children being able to fluently speak other languages that they have never learnt in this life, and describing how they died in graphic detail (e.g. being injured or shot in a certain part of the body, and then synchronistically having an ailment in that exact part of their body in this life). In some cases their stories can be proven in black-and-white: some children remember the military colleagues they served with, whose names match those on veterans’ lists; others recall the place and cause of their death (such as a hotel fire), and their parents have been able to retrace those records.

Below is a selection of 3 cases of modern-day reincarnation, out of literally thousands that have been recorded, documented and compiled.

Reincarnation Case #1: Cameron Macauley

reincarnation-cameron-macauley-250x300Cameron Macauley “fell through” a portal, and was born again through the womb of his new mother.

Cameron Macauley’s case is quite startling. Cameron was born in Glasgow, Scotland, to his mother Norma. Ever since he was 2 years old and first started talking, Cameron told his parents, relatives, friends and neighbors – anyone who would listen – the story of his other life in Barra (a tiny island in the northwest of Scotland). At first his mother just thought he was making it all up, but as Cameron got older, the story didn’t change – and he was able to fill it in with more detail. He talked about living in a white house with 3 toilets, seeing airplanes fly out his window and having a mother with long brown hair. Cameron even described the way his father died while crossing the road: “He didn’t look both ways”.

The weird thing was that Norma had never been to Barra. Cameron’s desire to visit Barra and to see his former mother grew more and more persistent. One day he even told Norma that he wanted his “Barra mum (mother)”, and not her, to pick him up from kindergarten or school. Eventually the family went to Barra and found the white house just as Cameron had described.

Cameron’s case is impressive evidence for reincarnation and past-life recall. What makes the whole thing especially fascinating is that he actually described the way in which he left his old family and was born into his new one. It appears as if he found some kind of magic portal that transported him through space and time, out of one body and into the body of a fetus in his new mother’s womb:

Norma: “How did you get here to me?”

Cameron: “I fell through, and went into your tummy.”

Reincarnation Case #2: James Leininger

reincarnation-james-leininger-james-huston-300x290James Leininger recalls the exact details of being WW2 veteran, James Huston.

The story of James Leininger is no less amazing. At the age of 2, James started telling his parents stories of not being able to escape from something. He was having nightmares about it. His parents Andrea and Bruce Leininger tell the story in his book Soul Survivor: The Reincarnation of a World War II Fighter Pilot. What made James’ parents take him more seriously was when James produced 3 pieces of information which could be verified – the name of the boat he flew his final mission from (Natoma), the name of another pilot he flew with (Jack Larson) and the name of the place where he died (Iwo Jima).

Although just a toddler, James drew numerous pictures of planes being gunned down in flames, signing his name as “James 3.” When his parents asked why he was putting a “3” after his name, James replied that he was the “third James”.

Bruce called a veterans’ organization to check James’ information and it checked out. They were able to verify everything he said. James went on to divulge various names of WWII fighter pilots and more. Eventually after years of research, Bruce and Andrea tracked down the family of James Huston, who was indeed killed in a plane crash while on a mission near Japan.

The question is: did the spirit of James Huston somehow jump into the body of newly born James Leininger, carrying with it all the memories and trauma it had just experienced?

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Feb 22

John Major Jenkins: Reflecting on a Life of Discoveries and Tribulations

by Jonathan Zap

Under somewhat ominous circumstances on Sunday, February 12th of 2017, I drove from where I live in Boulder to the home of my old friend and colleague, John Major Jenkins, who lives in Windsor, Colorado. It was a beautiful day with Colorado’s gloriou high-altitude lighting and unseasonably warm temperatures. The metaphorical weather, however, was out of synch with the actual weather because there were dark, storm clouds massing on the personal horizon of my old friend.

John is facing a life-threatening health crisis, and the main purpose of my visit was to record the long conversation you have in front of you, an in-depth reflection on the meaning of John’s most important discoveries, and the triumphs and tribulations of a path of exploration he began when he first visited Mayan ruins at the age of twenty-two. It is the sort of health crisis where one could still hope for miracles, or at least to be an extreme statistical outlier, but only a fool would neglect preparations to cross the event horizon. And John is no fool of course, and has been spending all his free time in ultimate deadline writing and publication mode.

 

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Feb 22

How The Human Heart Can And Does Affect The Earth’s Electromagnetic Field

electromagnetic-fields-759x381Science has recently shed light on the fact that what we used to perceive as ‘human’ aura is actually real. All of our bodies emit an electromagnetic field, and this fact plays a very important role far beyond what is commonly known when it comes to understanding our biology, and the interconnectedness we share with all life.

I recently attended the Gregg Braden workshop at Creative Living Fellowship in Phoenix, AZ. If any of you are unfamiliar with who Gregg is, he’s been a pioneer of Truth for many years who’s bridging the gap between science and spirituality. He’s had an impressive career as a computer geologist, is a prominent author of many best-sellers and has even spoken in front of the United Nations. So, if any of you follow me often, you know I’m a HUGE fan of Gregg’s! What I took away most from this workshop was the incredible amount of hard evidence he was able to provide around this relatively new area of study; at least as far as mainstream science is concerned.

During his presentation, Gregg went over the current studies being done by the Heart Math Institute that are measuring the electromagnetic field of the human heart and also how it changes in the presence of loving, calm energy versus fear induced energy! He demonstrated this by having an unsuspecting volunteer connect to the Heart Math’s software via a tiny earpiece that collects various data about your heart-rate. He first had her consciously drop into her heart. Then, he would do something to spontaneously put the volunteer on the spot and make her feel a little out of her comfort zone. To be able to visually see the amount of mind/body coherence taking place within this woman, and how the two were in full communication the entire time was absolutely incredible!

Furthermore, he explained that the GCI, or Global Coherence Initiative has actually embedded sensors deep into the Earth that are logging changes in the electromagnetic field when people are consciously coming together to drop into their hearts. Even the effect of lowering crime can now be recorded when people are meditating together with the intention to send love and healing to those areas most affected by high crime. And there’s evidence from these studies that when big global events occur (as in the day of 9-11), we  clearly see a jump in the Earth’s electromagnetic field in response to human beings putting out intense emotional responses through their hearts around one single event, situation, group of people or environment. To me, this is solid proof we are all connected and all effect one another on so many levels.

The GCI’s mission statement is as follow: “The Global Coherence Initiative is an international effort that seeks to help activate the heart of humanity and promote peace, harmony and a shift in global consciousness. GCI conducts groundbreaking research on the interconnection between humanity and Earth’s magnetic fields and energetic systems.” (Source: https://www.heartmath.org/gci/ )

 

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Feb 21

Adventures in the Afterlife ~ William Buhlman

William Buhlman discusses out of body experiences and his latest book Adventures in the Afterlife.  Adventures in the Afterlife is a powerful journey of spiritual awakening; a bold quest for answers and enlightenment.

 

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Feb 20

Wide Asleep, Deep Awake ~ Rory Mac Sweeney

Dr. Rory Mac Sweeney returns for the final show of a three part series discussing some of the ideas in his book The Paradox of Lucid Dreaming – A Metaphysical Theory of Mind.

During the show, we further probe the blurring boundaries between the micro world of quantum physics and the macro realm of our so-called reality, and those between the waking and dreaming states of consciousness. It would appear that as these apparently discrete worlds collide and cross over, the gulf between mind and matter, between thought and the physical realm, is narrowing at an increasing rate. Developments in technology, language, and evolutionary biology are converging as we become more conscious of our individual and collective creative processes, carving reality from a field of potential where everything theoretically exists. Subjective experience, which mainstream science says we should ignore, is becoming increasingly significant. As these phenomena exponentially expand, what then happens to our preconceived notions of what is fact and what is truth? Is there, in the end, a hard, fast reality out there, or is all just a story that consciousness is telling itself?

 

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Feb 20

The Science of Synchronicity: A New Way to See and Experience the World

Constructing and Deconstructing Reality Constructs

cosmology-2Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for insects as well as for the stars. Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.”

Albert Einstein

the-terrace-by-david-mcdonald (1)The “official definition” of synchronicity is vague and filled with concepts even more nebulous – concepts that lie at the foundation of the Western world’s core reality construct. A core reality construct (CRC) is comprised of concepts describing how we think the phenomenal world operates.

It is how we explain the how, when and why of what happens, has happened or will happen to entities or between entities.

Welcome to the tenuous world of causality or cause-effect. Synchronicity speaks about events that do not follow the linear cause-effect reality model upon which the classical Western worldview is built.

Synchronicity defined as an acausal (not having a direct observable cause) occurrence begins to wreak havoc on the linear model of Western cause-effect thinking.

Carl G. Jung was dismissed as a mystic and his synchronicity model was considered insufficient for the rigors of scientific testing. But that does not dismiss the phenomena of coinciding events which seem meaningful in some way to the observer.

Jung’s definition does not explain synchronicity. His explanation is only a definition of what characterizes a synchronistic event. Certain other psychological frameworks attempt to explain the phenomena according to the human propensity for certain cognitive biases. [2] 

In either case, neither the scientific dismissal nor the psychological treatment explain away every instance of synchronicity. There are some instances that simply fly in the face of a “rational” explanation. The argument of last resort for the “classical rationalist” is chance coincidence according to the “law of large numbers” which states that almost anything is possible given a large enough field of play and enough time. [3]

Synchronicity: What is it?

Most of us have a sense of what synchronicity means and have had experiences referred to as being synchronistic. It is common for people to say that “things happen for a reason” when referring to coincidences – though we may not know what the “reasons” are, or we may attribute a “reason” when an outcome manifests or when a meaningful connection is made in the classical sense of synchronicity.

The following is an excerpt from Wikipedia and it includes some comments by the famous psychologist Carl G. Jung, the man who coined and defined the term synchronicity.

“Synchronicity is defined as the experience of two or more events that are causally unrelated occurring together in a meaningful manner. To count as synchronicity, the events should be unlikely to occur together by chance.

The concept does not question, or compete with, the notion of causality. Instead, it maintains that just as events may be grouped by cause, they may also be grouped by their meaning. Since meaning is a complex mental construction, subject to conscious and subconscious influence, not every correlation in the grouping of events by meaning needs to have an explanation in terms of cause and effect.

The idea of synchronicity is that the conceptual relationship of minds, defined as the relationship between ideas, is intricately structured in its own logical way and gives rise to relationships that are not causal in nature. These relationships can manifest themselves as simultaneous occurrences that are meaningfully related — the cause and the effect occur together.

Synchronous events reveal an underlying pattern, a conceptual framework that encompasses, but is larger than, any of the systems that display the synchronicity. The suggestion of a larger framework is essential to satisfy the definition of synchronicity as originally developed by Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung.

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Feb 19

The Longest Journey…

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Feb 19

Dolphins and Consciousness ~ Joe Rogan: Triggered

A segment of Joe Rogan’s 2016 Stand up performance “Triggered” with his intriguing theory of consciousness, one that currently matches my own.

 

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Feb 19

The Science and Spirituality of Plant Medicine

Collective Evolution

We took a trip to Rythmia Life Advancement Center and met some great minds and spirits. To know about Rajie’s story read: http://www.collective-evolution.com/2…
For more on Rythmia visit: https://www.rythmia.com/
Learn more about Taita Juanito and his retreats at http://www.fincaambiwasi.com/index.php

May All Beings Be Happy.

 

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Feb 19

Upgrade Your Personal Frequency

Personal-Frequency-790x381by Diane Wing, M.A.; Guest Author; DreamcatcherReality.com

Do You Know Your Personal Frequency?

Universal laws are guiding principles to help us flow with universal energy in a way that brings harmony and balance to our lives. These personal frequency laws allow us to hear the subtle voice of the divine and to follow its guidance. They also form an inseparable connection between the macrocosm (spirit) and the microcosm (humans). The only barrier to the oneness is that which the individual creates. Cultivating self-trust and trust in the divine is also essential for these principles to come alive in our lives.

Universal Laws & One’s Personal Frequency

There are many sources of these laws. Some say that there are seven, others say 12, and still others say 21. This series is founded in the Seven Hermetic Laws. These originate with The Emerald Tablet, an ancient text attributed to Hermes Trismegistus, written between 6 and 8 BCE.

The most well-known law is The Law of Attraction. This is actually a sub-law of The Law of Vibration, which states that “everything vibrates” (The Kybalion). Being consciously aware of what influences our personal frequency or vibrational patterns, and the way they interact with the divine, also allows us to harness the power of The Law of Vibration. Vibrational frequency manifests in your thoughts, beliefs, perspectives, and behaviors. Expanding your energetic consciousness is a powerful way to become self-aware.

Energy Fields of the Body

Energy is the foundational component of energetic consciousness. The amount and quality of your inner energy is contingent on diet and overall physical health, beliefs, emotions, and thoughts. The energy within you emanates in bands of energy outside of your physical body, known as your auric field.

Starting closest to the body, the first band is reflective of your physical body. The second band reflects your emotional body, the third of your mental body, and the fourth of your spirit body. The larger the aura, the more energy and power you possess. Thus, if the aura is close to the body, the energy is low and there is a heightened sense of vulnerability and fatigue.

When this occurs, the various aspects of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health should be evaluated for how aspects of each contribute to the low vibrational pattern. The amount of energy you have indicates the quantity you have available to apply to your daily activities. The vibrational level indicates the quality of that energy.

For example, an individual may have a lot of forceful energy around them. Yet, their low vibrational level has the potential to create a person who harms others or themselves with that energy. An individual that has lots of energy and a high vibrational level will use that energy for the highest good. They would create an atmosphere of harmony around them.

Vibration We Emit – Higher and Lower

Energetic vibration can be understood as the frequency at which the personal auric field vibrates. The quality of the energy you have at your disposal corresponds to the quality of your life and the types of experiences you have. The higher the frequency, the more open and connected you are to Divine Source Energy.

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Feb 19

Stillness Speaks

downloadby Brian Thompson

The teaching of “being silent” refers to the nature of your mind; it is to invite a quiet stillness into your entire sense of being.

Being silent doesn’t mean you can’t talk or go about your daily business, it means no longer reacting to any of the egoic thoughts that arise within the mind—thoughts which only try to separate you from your natural presence of peace.

Being quiet within is the welcoming of mindful self-awareness—pure presence—which creates space around the mind’s thoughts so that you can observe them more clearly, without being personally attached to them.

During this silent witnessing of mental activity, it will become apparent how the mind projects itself onto every sense perception, which causes an illusion of division to appear between you and your experience of the world, which creates the appearance of many personal problems.

No longer be interested in the mind and its subjective noise, as it is this alone that is the cause of all unease, unrest, and dissatisfaction.

Understand that any reaction you have to anyone or anything can only come from the false self (the ego); it is never a reflection of the true Self.

Pure awareness—the Self—has no need to react; it accepts and allows whatever happens to appear within it. Awareness intuitively knows that nothing can affect it, as all phenomenal appearances within it are inherently empty. It is only the mind’s attention onto a thing that creates a something out of what is naturally nothing.

To know your true self, you must be still and quiet—within—so that your natural awareness can shine onto everyone and everything, in every moment, while being undivided by the mind’s stories, philosophies, judgements, beliefs, and mental concepts.

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Feb 17

Positive ~ FFF (Free For Fever)

 

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Feb 17

Brain Waves and Binaural Beats: A Gateway to Higher Consciousness, Enhanced Learning and Brain Function

Image2by Carolanne Wright | Contributing writer for Wake Up World

I have to admit, I’ve always had a fascination with shortcuts to higher levels of consciousness and have shamelessly embraced technology to this end. A veteran in all manner of brain wave entrainment soundtracks, I’ve found some work better than others for increasing creativity, focus and learning; supporting meditation and calming an overactive mind, as well as promoting sound sleep.

For those who are new to brain synchronization technology, binaural beats are sound patterns that, when listened to through headphones, encourage synchronization of the left and right brain hemispheres. Depending on the speed of the binaural beats — gamma, beta, alpha, theta or delta brain waves are enhanced, each with their own beneficial characteristics. Production of brain chemicals — like DHEA, GABA, endorphins, serotonin, melatonin and growth hormone — is also triggered, while the stress hormone cortisol is lowered.

Ultimate Brain Power

To understand how binaural and brain synchronization works, we first have to look at the different levels of brain wave patterns, which fall into five categories:

Gamma: The fastest brain wave frequency, gamma brain waves measure between 25 and 100 Hz (cycles per minute) — with 40 Hz the most typical for humans. Peak concentration, exceptionally high levels of cognitive functioning and being in “the zone” are the most prominent characteristics of gamma brain waves. People with high levels tend to exhibit extraordinary intelligence and compassion, strong memory and incredible self-control. Seasoned meditators, like monks and nuns, often have elevated gamma brain wave activity. Compassion and loving-kindness practices appear to yield the highest level of gamma waves.

Beta: A rapid pattern that falls between 15Hz and 40Hz, beta is associated with alertness, arousal, cognition and concentration. Beta waves represent our normal waking consiousness and logic. At higher levels, beta waves can trigger stress, anxiety and restlessness. Most adults operate at the beta level throughout the day.

Alpha: Slower waves ranging from 9 to 14 Hz, this pattern is one of deep relaxation and the twilight state between sleep and waking. Alpha waves also encourage increased serotonin production. Meditation and access to the unconscious mind fall within the alpha realm. The higher end of alpha results in a relaxed, yet focused state with increased intuition.

Theta: Ranging between 5 and 8 Hz, dreaming (REM sleep), increased creativity, super-learning and heightened memory are all characteristic of theta waves. They also encourage the production ofcatecholamines, which are crucial for memory and learning. Trance, deep meditation, access to the unconscious mind and a feeling of deep spiritual connection all belong to theta.

Delta: The slowest frequency, delta waves fall below 4 Hz and are a pattern of deep, dreamless sleep with loss of body awareness. However, some research indicates that we may remain alert in a very deep trance-like, non-physical state. Our brains trigger large quantities of the healing growth hormone during the delta cycle. Access to the unconscious and collective unconscious mind happens during the delta state.

Benefits of Brain Wave Entrainment

Robert Monroe of the Monroe Institute found that using binaural beats to induce brain wave patterns resulted in “focusing of attention, suggestibility, problem solving, creativity, memory, and learning… sleep induction, pain control… and enhanced learning”. Other researchers have noted that slower brain wave patterns are accompanied by feelings of deep tranquility, flashes of creative insight, enhanced learning abilities and euphoria.

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Feb 17

Discover The Daily Creative Flow That Lead To The Success Of Nikola Tesla, Mozart, Van Gogh And Maya Angelou

hemingwayteslaby Jess Murray | Truth Theory

Success cannot be defined by a simple statement, and nor can it be taught in a simple guidebook. The world contains a vast array of success stories, both past and present, each very different but each also with their own path to follow in order to allow them to get to their pivotal stage of success.

Even when two people discover success they are entirely unique in their own ways. For example, Picasso and Van Gogh are both artistic geniuses, but each followed very different routines to reach their masterpieces. It has been said that “the path to greatness is paved with tiny consistent rituals”. So below is a list of the self-described daily routines of some of the most creative minds in history.

Nikola Tesla
Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist. He was best known for his contributions to the futuristic design of the alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. He said,  “It is paradoxical, yet true, to say, that the more we know, the more ignorant we become in the absolute sense, for it is only through enlightenment that we become conscious of our limitations. Precisely one of the most gratifying results of intellectual evolution is the continuous opening up of new and greater prospects.”

He described how he works in his autobiography:

“My method is different. I do not rush into actual work. When I get an idea I start at once building it up in my imagination. I change the construction, make improvements and operate the device in my mind. It is absolutely immaterial to me whether I run my turbine in thought or test it in my shop. I even note if it is out of balance. There is no difference whatever, the results are the same. In this way I am able to rapidly develop and perfect a conception without touching anything.

When I have gone so far as to embody in the invention every possible improvement I can think of and see no fault anywhere, I put into concrete form this final product of my brain. Invariably my device works as I conceived that it should, and the experiment comes out exactly as I planned it. In twenty years there has not been a single exception.

Why should it be otherwise? Engineering, electrical and mechanical, is positive in results. There is scarcely a subject that cannot be mathematically treated and the effects calculated or the results determined beforehand from the available theoretical and practical data. The carrying out into practice of a crude idea as is being generally done is, I hold, nothing but a waste of energy, money and time.”

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was an Austrian composer who created a string of operas, concertos, symphonies and sonatas that went on to shape classical music. Throughout his life he composed more than 600 works, and he is among the enduringly popular of classical composers, whilst being profound on subsequent Western art music.

He said, “When I am … completely myself, entirely alone … or during the night when I cannot sleep, it is on such occasions that my ideas flow best and most abundantly.”

In 1782 he wrote a letter to his sister where he outlines an intense routine that left him with only five hours sleep each night:

“At six o’clock in the morning I have my hair dressed, and have finished my toilet by seven o’clock. I write till nine. From nine to one I give lessons. I then dine, unless I am invited out, when dinner is usually at two o’clock, sometimes at three, as it was to-day, and will be to-morrow at Countess Zichi’s and Countess Thun’s. I cannot begin to work before five or six o’clock in the evening, and I am often prevented doing so by some concert; otherwise I write till nine o’clock. I then go to my dear Constanze, though our pleasure in meeting is frequently embittered by the unkind speeches of her mother, which I will explain to my father in my next letter.

Thence comes my wish to liberate and rescue her as soon as possible. At half-past ten or eleven I go home, but this depends on the mother’s humor, or on my patience in bearing it. Owing to the number of concerts, and also the uncertainty whether I may not be summoned to one place or another, I cannot rely on my evening writing, so it is my custom (especially when I come home early) to write for a time before going to bed. I often sit up writing till one, and rise again at six.”

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Feb 17

Understanding the Moment

Image1What does “Being in the Now” really mean?

It’s almost ‘old-spiritual-hat’ to speak of ‘being in the moment’ these days. New-Age bookshelves are brimming with suggestions of how to let go of the past, forget the future and simply “be in the now”. Yet what if every distortion conceals a hidden truth? If I regret something of the past, then perhaps I’m still carrying it’s energetic lesson just waiting to be uncovered? And if I have one foot in the future, perhaps I’m already intuiting the flow of events yet to fully take shape? Maybe then, there’s much more to this ‘moment of now’ that we’re not fully giving credit to?…

No past, no future, just space-time-continuum

The moment of now and its awesome power is nothing new of course. The great spiritual scientist himself – Einstein – many decades ago coined the term ‘space-time-continuum’: that linear time is but an illusion perceived only within the mind. But how can this be? I leave my house to go to work. If there’s no past and no future, how do I travel from my front door to my desk, and why does it still take me time to get there?

Great question! Perhaps try to see the universe as one enormous, amorphous jellyfish, continually reshaping into new form. In one moment it has one shape, in another it changes slightly to form something new. Now, if the jellyfish represents the entire universe and is all there is, then the past moment – when it had one particular shape – has ceased to be. It literally does not exist. Hence no past. Yet the jellyfish still has a consistency to it. So as it changes shape from one form to the next and by observing its flow, we might still predict the kind of form it will become. Just as you might predict your desk will still be there by the time you arrive at work. You can’t guarantee that of course, but based on a whole host of flowing (and stationary!) factors, there will be a certain likelihood – a probability that it still is.

So that makes this moment – this huge amorphous jellyfish – very interesting indeed. Because it still contains essences of the past – parts of itself still formed from the past – just as it contains shapes forming of what it is to become. Amazing! There is no such thing as linear time, yet in space-time-continuum, I can still see the present seeds of the future sewn in the past.

Throwing the baby out with the bathwater?

So what does considering the universe as a continually reshaping amorphous jellyfish
have to do with us you might ask?
How might the metaphor help us understand more about the moment
and potentially how we’re being fooled by it?

Well good question. In the work we do here at Openhand, we’re often hearing from people the perception that any thoughts and emotions that potentially block ‘this moment’ need to be let go of – washed away. So when riding a bike, or taking a walk, to dissolve any thought or emotion that might get in the way of the experience we would like to be having. But is this true wisdom? Is there not truth and value in the thoughts and emotions we’re having? Are we not throwing the baby out with the bathwater?

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Feb 17

Quantum Mechanics And You

fhae5hheh5sjs5sby Rich Fiori | Guest writer, In5D,.com

We see the term “quantum” used more and more. We get an intuitive sense of what that means as some very small packets of energy that make up our universe. Let’s add some depth to that understanding.

Chemistry

On a basic level, we and everything around us exhibit chemical properties. Our bodies are chemical factories fueled by electrical and magnetic pulses. In the chemical world, everything revolves around valence electrons. Valence electrons occupy the space around atomic nuclei and are capable of forming bonds with other atoms.

A specific example is water, composed of hydrogen (H) and oxygen (O). It is the valence electrons that bonds them together to create water (H2O). There is a dynamic balancing going on here. The reaction goes both ways at the same time. Oxygen has eight electrons occupying the space around the nucleus, two of which are valence electrons. Hydrogen has a single electron and it is a valence electron. In order to have an equitable bonding based on valence electrons, it will take two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom to create a molecule of water (simple arithmetic). The simplified equation looks something like this: 2H + O2 ==> 2H2O. Through the process of electrolysis, the reaction goes the opposite direction, 2H2O ==> 2H + O2.

There are several components of these reactions to consider. First, there has to be a conservation of energy (energy is gained on one side and an equal amount is lost on the other). Second, there must be a discreet amount of energy supplied, called a quantum of energy, before an electron is excited enough to react with and bond to another atom. In this case, there are no electrons surrounding the two hydrogen atoms called ions, which is written H+. And two valence electrons surrounding the oxygen atom, written O-. These are all just shorthand methods of communicating the dynamics of a chemical reaction.

The salient point here is the amount of energy needed to complete the reaction. What scientists (Niels Bohr, Erwin Schrodinger, and Werner Heisenberg) discovered was there is a discreet amount of measurable (Schrodinger equation) energy needed to catalyze the reaction. Less energy than the exact amount needed and there is no reaction, more energy than needed and some is unused. The measured discreet amount is a quantum of energy. Moreover, electrons can reach several excited states called energy levels, which correspond with what’s called principal quantum numbers (1, 2, 3, . . .). Each higher level (larger quantum number) has the electron(s) exhibiting orbitals further from the nucleus. It gets more complicated based on an array of factors but this is the basic mechanism.

The Observable World

This is completely different than observable matter that can absorb (endothermic) or give off (exothermic) any amount of energy. This leads to the question: What’s the connection between the quantum world and the observable world.

The quantum world is infinitesimally small by comparison to the observable world something on the order of 1023 times smaller (that’s about 10000000000000000000000 times smaller; see Avogadro). In a sense, the quantum world is digital; following discrete quantum number energy conservation. The quantum world composes the observable world. This means that there is a law of averages that takes place between the two worlds.

 

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Feb 16

In oneself lies the whole world…

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Feb 16

Explore the Wisdom of the Unconscious

spotlight on a black background In order to trust your own instinctive depths and honor your own true rhythm, you must adopt an attitude of openness and receptivity to the unconscious. Like a curious explorer, you can wander and meander in your underground world, playing and dreaming. You can explore the rich treasure house of the unconscious.

One of the most important cycles for humans is the mysterious cycle flowing between conscious and unconscious life. The psyche is dynamically alive, able to move and develop because it flows in a cycle between waking consciousness, with its clarity and enlightenment, and another kind of consciousness that dips into other realms like sleep, dream, fantasy and myth. Whatever the means of traveling there, the unconscious is one of the psyche’s inevitable destinations, and brings replenishment to your whole being.

As long as you are alive, you will dip down into the unconscious to get some riches and return again to the world above to gain clarity. You must learn to descend into the unknown parts of yourself with open curiosity. In this way you are listening for opportunities to descend into the unconscious and retrieve the riches there.

Watch what happens in your dream or fantasy times when you cross over into the unconscious awareness. Stay open to your dream life and be curious about the rich images that emerge. Remain open to fleeting fantasies and daydreams and follow their thread in your imagination as far as you can. You must be receptive to your wild feelings and crazy ideas and – rather than pushing them aside – take them seriously, give them room to breathe.

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Feb 16

Energies Of Evolution

Energies-of-Evolution-790x381If you are having experiences of energy winding or rolling up your spine, creating involuntary spasms, and rippling in strange ways through your body, you are possibly one of thousands each year experiencing what is known as a kundalini rising or awakening.  You may feel frightened or disoriented by this non-ordinary shift, but if you can relax with it and understand it as simply a dynamic of your own evolution it can become a treasured ally on your spiritual path.

When we understand that all of creation is formed as molecular structures, mostly space and energy manifest in a multitude of forms, it becomes easier to meet the empty/spaciousness and the enhanced vibrational energies that appear in our bodies, and face all the changes they invite.

There are many reasons people suddenly have these shifts and awakenings.  Often anintense spiritual or energy practice will open the body to the heightened energy known as kundalini by the ancient founders of the yogic system.  Sometimes an intense concentrated period may activate this sleeping power, even such innocent practices as biofeedback, meditation, prayer, love-making, or the charge projected by the touch of another person who has this awakened energy. In the thousand reports I have collected over the last 30 years many people write of spontaneous awakenings, sometimes in moments of great interior stress,  or while using plant medicines or psychedelics, or while sitting in silence at retreats.  So if you are feeling as if your energy field has jumped from 110 to 220 or even 2200 you are not alone, although unfortunately you live in a culture that is totally unprepared to understand the power and potential of this experience.

If your experience plunges you into fear and anxiety, if it explodes you into ecstasy, or if it hits the brain centers that produce imagery you will likely be afraid you are losing your mind, and if you meet up with the wrong therapeutic model others will support this interpretation.  But some part of you will know this is real and it is meaningful, even while the mind freaks out about it. If you can just be curious and open instead of afraid and contracted this will help it calm down considerably. You need to nourish the witness within you, that which is simply aware.

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Feb 16

24 Keys to Transcend the Ego

Image1TheEgo is the central figure of our personal history, based upon the past and looking into the future. It is a dissatisfied, possessive small ego that often makes our life a misery. It is for certain that this small ego–or, more precisely, what we believe is our Self, our Ego–coiled up tightly in the back of our mind, is responsible for a tremendous amount of senseless and unnecessary suffering and destruction in the history of mankind.

On our spiritual Journey arises the question, how wetranscending the Ego?

Here are 24 Keys to transcending the Ego

Key 1. The Ego is not bad, it is simply unconscious.

Key 2. The Ego is responsible for the integrity of the personality, for our inner well-being.

Key 3. The Ego only pursues its own dreams and ambitions, and so it very often embitters our life.

Key 3. The components of the Ego are thoughts, emotions, memories (with which the person identifies as “my story”), fixed unconscious roles and collective identifications (nationality, religion, etc.). Most people completely identify with these components of the Ego, and for them no self “outside” of this exists.

Key 4. The identification of the Ego with things (object, the person’s own body, way of thinking) creates the link of the individual to various things. The Ego experiences his/her existence through the possession of various objects.

Key 5. The satisfaction provided by the sense of possession is, short, so the Ego usually carries on the pursuit for new objects. There is a powerful motivation behind this activity of the Ego, a psychological demand to obtain more, the unconscious sense of “not yet enough,” and this feeling surfaces in a want for more.

Key 6. The content of the Ego will then be the thing with which the individual identified him/herself (my house, my car, my child, my intelligence, my opinion, etc.). The contents of the Ego (with which the individual identifies) are shaped by the environment and upbringing of the person, that is, the culture in which the person becomes an adult.

Key 7. The thoughts such as “it’s mine,” “I want it,” “I need it,” “it is not enough,” belong to the structure of the Ego. The content of the Ego changes with time; it is replaced with new contents. No content is, however, able to lastingly satisfy the Ego as long as the structure of the Ego remains in its place.

Key 8. The Ego keeps looking for something different, something that promises a greater satisfaction, making the sense of self of the individual more complete.

Key 9. The Ego wants to possess more and more, wants to become more and more powerful. More knowledge, more faith, more material wealth. The Ego wants to devour more and wants to do it more anxiously. That is how the Ego becomes a tyrant and dominates our life to an increasing extent.

Key 10. The Ego is shaped by the past, determining its structure and contents. The structure of the Ego is an unconscious factor, which forces the individual to reinforce his/her identity by joining an external object.

 

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Feb 14

Stop being afraid of yourself

Matrix_realityMeeting the demands of this reality matrix

by Sonia Barrett

In meeting the demands of this reality matrix there are common demands which become common distractions. These are conditions faced by many and for some these distractions become dilemmas. It is the manner in which we are driven to meet the demands of this reality game. Our belief system becomes heightened and attached to the idea that failure is not an option. We are continuously faced with a series of protocols which requires compliance. These are generally not viewed as protocols but rather as normal activity. These protocols are in accordance with the demands of the overseeing systems in place, for e.g. government, corporations, education, religious organizations and society etc.; these all ascertain survival programs in the game. We are continuously reminded that noncompliance may result in uncomfortable consequences.

Working and paying bills are at the top of the list. Doing neither moves the individual into a version of the game that is believed to threaten their survival. We are surrounded by evidence of these feared consequences. What is not understood is that to a great extent we are programmed to expect these calculated outcomes. In other words we are programmed to expect a specific outcome associated with specific actions. This is similar to our mathematical programming of 2+2 =4 with no other possible conclusion (in our minds). This kind of programming suggests that without a job one cannot pay bills which then subjects the individual to hand outs, starving and being on the street (this is the root fear). This is a calculated outcome which makes absolute sense to us based on the world reflected to us. Working jobs and paying bills are a topical experience written into the game. These are survival protocols. However there is nothing right or wrong (based on our definition of right or wrong) about either choice as we are indeed here to have the human experience in whatever that may be.

It is however more common place to have our needs met by working in jobs that we have no passion for. Having a livelihood based on passion for some may be deemed a luxury. Survival dictates that it is important that we do what we believe to be necessary in meeting those survival needs. These are programmed beliefs which we seldom give second thought to. They are “reality construct” programs based on a formula, a calculation yielding a specific outcome. This happens when certain streams of data (information/behavior) are paired (information married together; in other words the expected results when specific streams of data/information come together. We have been taught/wired to calculate outcomes based on specific rules in the game which have been fused into the human experience. These are reinforced by conditions in our environment which continue to reaffirm these standard outcomes. This seems to be the standard in much of the human experience and of these running programs in this particular model of reality. This creates much difficulty in returning to our natural ability to produce sustenance as needed from “thin air”. Such an idea (a science) becomes a ridiculous concept for some. It becomes nonsense. However a version of this idea is approved and integrated back into our lives through religion or some other form of spiritual belief that then hands over this responsibility to an external power, God, saints, angels, ascended master, guides etc. This has also resulted in our need to seek security, our need to ensure that our actions comply with what is deemed as responsible in securing and insuring our lives. Again this is an observation of the nature of the game and of the kind of sustainability which has normalized much of the way that we think, function and respond to these protocols.

Order is essential in maintaining the flow of limitation in this reality matrix. It is necessary that people are kept in-formation (informed) of certain beliefs. We are then reminded of this in-formation in-order to maintain compliance with the protocols set forth by those appointed to keep score, keep order and to set consequences for those who fall out-of-line.

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Feb 14

Your reality is based on your own values

thegameoflife-header-day47-1580x800_cMany ‘’new knowledge’’ books stress the importance of quantum understanding of how our body, brain, thoughts and emotions work and to be aware about importance of knowing, that we all create our own reality every moment in our lives. Most of the books we’ve read, take you through a process of eliciting your current understanding. But with our ‘’game’’ we want to take you much deeper into this rich subject and show you how to intelligently connect your abilities and values, which are already within you and with that, you can easily reach towards your desired goals. The supreme ability to direct emotions and feelings, entangled with chosen thoughts, is of the utmost importance, when creating our own personal reality.

In the first place this game was created for our personal growth, to jump into unknown and to experience the feelings of excitement every day. Eventually we decided that it would be great to share it with others, to show, that we all share similar thoughts and emotions connected to different abilities and values. To live your daily values and demonstrate the process of living with integrity, you should learn how to consciously use them, make decisions and take action. There’s no point in discovering our values and then filing them away and forgetting about them. The main benefit of knowing them, is that we will gain tremendous clarity and focus, but ultimately we must use that new found clarity, to make consistent decisions and take committed action. So the whole point of discovering our values is to improve the results we get in those areas, that are truly most important to us.

Values are priorities, that tell you how to spend your time, right here, right now. There are two reasons, why priorities are important for our lives:

  1. The linear dimension of time, which is commonly known as “time”, is a limited resource, when living with preliminary installed “software”, that was acquired by all of us through education. Until we learn that time is an illusion, we suggest that you prioritize your thoughts, emotions and actions, for time invested in actions, that do not produce the results we want, is a loss, although temporary. We can always earn more money, improve our physical bodies and repair broken relationships, but we cannot redo yesterday, in a sense. If (when) we all had infinite time, than values and priorities would be irrelevant. You are free to decide, what “best” means to you. The very idea that some possible permutations of your life appeal more to you than others, means that knowing your values will be of a great benefit to you. Most people can certainly envision a life that is more preferable to them than anything else.

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Feb 14

The Secret To An Accelerated Conscious Awakening

Conscious-Awakening-790x381by Andrea Schulman

Are you in the midst of a conscious awakening?

Contrary to often popular opinion,  although many people can reference the “start” of theirawakening, an awakening is an ongoing process. Being consciously “awake” isn’t an ending. Rather awakening is a never-ending process of becoming more consciously awake as we go along.

The more we awaken, the more we understand, and the more compassion we hold for others. The more we consciously awaken, the better we become at consciously creating our lives in the image we prefer.

With all of this being said, I’ve found that there are a few secrets to experiencing an “accelerated” conscious awakening. By this I mean that there are a few ways you can speed up the process of learning, understanding and growing consciously.

I’d like to share one such secret with you today.

The secret? EMBRACE POLARITY.

What is polarity?

Polarity is a principle that governs the universe. The principal of polarity states that everything has it’s opposite.

For instance, there are hot and cold, strong and weak, rich and poor, awake and asleep, and so on. Every argument has two sides. As you also already know, every question has its answer and every action has its equal and opposite reaction. 

Polarity is persistent, consistent and omnipresent in everything we experience.

Why embrace polarity?

One of the big overall limitations of living in this dimension of time in space is that we often fight against polarity, rather than accept it as an inevitability.

For example, when we are in an argument we often become convinced that our side of the debate is the “right” side. Instead of embracing the opposing side as a natural part of existence, we push against it. 

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Feb 14

Finding Balance Between The Now And The Future

“Life is a journey, not a destination.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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Feb 14

Why death is just an illusion

Death is an illusion, life is a dream and we are the creator of our own imagination
The present moment is the only moment available to us and is the doorway to all moments
– Thich Nhat Hanh

Speakers:
Alan Watts Steve Jobs Jim Carrey Nick Vujicic

 

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