Dec 11

Jovial Chaos: Humorous Heroism and the Power of Crazy Wisdom

a-clown1-e1461931152134by Gary Z McGee

Real compassion kicks butt and takes names and is not pleasant on certain days. If you are not ready for this FIRE, then find a new-age, sweetness and light, perpetually smiling teacher and learn to relabel your ego with spiritual sounding terms. But, stay away from those who practice REAL COMPASSION, because they will fry your ass, my friend.” ~ Ken Wilber

Forget “I think, therefore I am.” That’s old hat. Embrace “I think, therefore I laugh.” Now that’s where the gold’s at. That’s where sacred alchemy is brewing, transforming lead into gold, demons into diamonds, imps into impetus, and fear into fearlessness. How? By launching us out of the box of fixed thinking. Why? Because a good sense of humor is the ultimate liberator. What emerges? A kind of jovial chaos, a heightened state of humor, a crazy wisdom that upsets all dogmatic apple-carts.

In short: the Humorous Hero emerges, full-frontal, full-throttle, with the Golden Ratio in one hand and a red herring in the other, wearing a cape stitched out of material torn from the Golden Mean, donning and discarding the Mask of Enlightenment, dissolving all crowns, dismantling all high-horses, melting all pedestals, and burning down all thrones only to dance in the ashes of power, while intermittently skipping through the puddles of tears cried-out by the powerful who have been usurped.

But there are steps to be taken before such carefree and courageous dancing can take place, and they are not for the faint of heart. They’re not baby steps, but God steps. They are leaps and bounds. They are headfirst dives that may or may not crack open the head.

Not leaps of faith, mind you, but leaps of courage. The kind of courage that stands the spine bolt up inside you. Not bounds as in limits, but bounds as in transcendence, self-overcoming, and transforming boundaries into horizons. The kind of bountiful energy that one feels balls to bones, ovaries to marrow, humerus-bone to funny-bone. Let’s dive in…

Step 1) Spit in Satan’s mouth (extinguishing fear):

a-clown2“If there is a devil in history, it is the power principle.” ~ Mikhail Bakunin

This is the sacred send off, the leap of courage. This is where the humorous hero digs down deep for that first existential laugh, that core chuckle, that ancient teasing that smears out all self-seriousness into humorous sincerity. Here, the cornerstone of the human condition gets fully tapped, revealing the cosmic joke for what it is: there is no permanence.

But rather than fear, rather than death-anxiety, rather than nihilistic angst, the humorous hero decides to laugh, and laugh hard, thereby transcending impermanence and achieving providence through a heightened state of humor. The cosmic joke still stands, but no longer is the humorous hero the butt-end of it (victim) – She is the one laughing (hero).





Dec 11

Your Thoughts create Reality



Dec 09

Reality Is A Phenomenon ~ Terence McKenna



Dec 09

What is the Ego? Should it be Destroyed?



Many people carry the belief that the ego needs to be destroyed, muzzled or even killed. But do we need to destroy the ego? What is the ego, really? And furthermore, what canyou learn about your own ego?


The ego is basically your identity, or who you think you are.

Your ego is usually constructed of a name, a personality, and a story. Within this personal story is a collection of memories, beliefs, impressions and sensations about who “you are,” where “you came from,” what “you’re good and bad at,” what “you’ve experienced,” and on, and on, and on, ad infinitum.


The ego is a veil between what you think you are and what you actually are. You live under the illusion of the mind, totally unaware that you are directed by a great big load of stories! — Isira Sananda

Your ego was created, and is currently maintained, by the belief that you are “separate” from others and life itself. In other words, your ego believes that you are firmly HERE, and other people are firmly THERE. You have a body, life, and personality that is distinctly different from others. Therefore, according to the ego, you are not like other people. You are different. Or that’s what your thoughts tell you anyway.

As a result of being taught (or conditioned) to believe that you are a separate individual, you experience fear and suffering. Instead of simply experiencing life in its purity and wholeness, you filter life through your mind. You are taught to live life in duality. Duality is essentially the state of separation — it is the opposite of reality. It is the product of the mind. In duality, we essentially “split” or divide life.

Examples of duality include filtering life through the lenses of “right/wrong,” “good/bad,” “pretty/ugly,” “holy/sinful,” “love/hate” etc. As a product of living in duality, we create untold amounts of suffering for ourselves because we are no longer open to life. Instead, our lives become centered around judgement, condemnation, and fear. As a result, we alienate and destroy others who we perceive of as being “bad,” “wrong,” and “sinful” to protect our ideas of what is “right” and “holy.”

The more deeply we are entrenched in duality, the more we experience problems such as hatred, anger, depression, paranoia, anxiety and perversion. Not only do we sever ourselves from others, but we are cut off from ourselves as well. Anything within us that we perceive of as being “evil/bad/wrong/sinful” we suppress, repress and deny the existence of. As a result of this repressed energy, our Shadow Selves grow more and more twisted, destructive and depraved. Finally, this intense suffering is expressed in our relationships and the world at large.



Dec 09

Tom Campbell: My Big TOE’s Most Controversial Questions

Some of the most difficult questions for the readers/listeners of Tom Campbell’s My Big TOE theory concern ourselves as a free will awareness units interacting in this reality.

Step up to the concept of virtual reality, and not only are those questions more easily understood, but quantum mechanics is no longer “weird science”.

Those whose life’s work supports Tom’s theory are Dr Bruce Greyson, director of the UVA division of perceptual studies,
and Dr Donald Hoffman, U C Irvine who has stated, “There is no brain.” (referring to Tom’s comments in this video on brains and consciousness.



Dec 09

You determine your fate

You determine your fate. Sonia Barrett discusses ways in which we control our fate without realizing it. She speaks about the fact that we are lost in a programming of our fate being controlled by something or someone else, Sonia stirs thought by pointing out the choices we make based on the extent of our understanding. She says that our lives are a series of choices leading us to each new outcome. Its a time to awaken and take charge of the direction of our journey, thats her overall message!



Dec 08

The Great Awakening, Raising Your Vibration

raising-your-vibrationby Dylan Harper 

People who have a high vibration often feel lighter, open, stable and loving. While feelings of heaviness, denseness, darkness and fear are found in the lower vibration zone.

There is so much change and excitement in the air. Can you feel it? Have you noticed shifts in your way of thinking? The pull towards different interests, a change in habits, they way you think and feel? Inspiration to step up your exercise regime? Diets are changing with so many more people less tolerant of foods they used to be able to eat and are now experiencing unpleasant digestive or physical reactions as a result of eating the same foods.

We are more conscious of our ego now than ever and are taking steps to live in a place of love and no longer letting fear rule our lives. I am sure many of you have felt the need let go of toxic people and friendships in your life who are no longer serving you in a positive way.

More than ever we are more conscious of what we are putting into our bodies and what we put on our bodies. Do you feel more intuitive than ever? Have vivid or premonition dreams? Sense when there is something just not right about a person or place? Do you feel the need to develop your spiritual self more and more? Are you finding it easier to listen to your inner voice, to work with your Guides and Angels more than you ever have before?

So now that we’ve established that you are not alone and not going crazy,what can you do to further raise your vibration and welcome this ‘shift’ with ease and grace?

First things first. Keep your ego in check. Fear (False, Evidence, Appearing,Real) guilt, rage, anxiety and hatred – these emotions aren’t cool, neither is being over critical or judgmental of one’s self or others. Theses are all symptoms of your ego running rampant, doing you more harm than good.

Take necessary steps to control of how you think and feel. Where we focus our energy is precious and intention is so so important. When you catch yourself considering a negative thought pattern or about to say something negative, STOP! Cancel, clear and delete it! What we think is who we are and pure and positive thoughts is the only way to be.




Dec 06

Three stages of life…




Dec 06

Changing this One Subconscious Belief May Transform Your Life

mindby Nikki Sapp

“Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon or too late. You don’t have to like it, it’s just easier if you do.” ~ Byron Katie

In the deepest part of our subconscious mind lies a belief system that almost everyone has or has had at some point in their lives. This belief is very much the product of a third dimensional vibration, however now that the earth is aligned in fifth dimensional consciousness, it is time to re-examine our third dimensional belief systems we have, that are no longer working for our highest good.

If we think of consciousness like a tall building it will give us a better idea of how “concepts/truths” actually take on a completely different meaning as we raise in awareness. The people living on the ground floor of the building are like those living in third dimensional consciousness; reality outside their window looks very real, the goings on of the city outside are very much ‘in your face’, and one can’t see beyond what is in front of them.

The higher one goes up the floors (which is likened to our consciousness level raising), the less threatening, and tangible those same streets seem. Also, those on the higher floors can see a much broader view of the happenings on the street.

They may be able to see that the car that just got into a wreck was only doing so to avoid hitting the woman who was slowly crossing the street, whereas someone on the ground floor can only see what is right in front of their eyes, which is that a car wrecked. This analogy gives a better idea of how as one raises in consciousness levels, reality doesn’t change (the streets that the ground floor people are looking at are the same ones those on the 15th floor are), it’s just our perception of it does.

Using this analogy we can then see how a third dimensional belief system or “truth”, seen from a fifth dimensional perspective will take on entirely new implications. The 3d “truth” that I am referring to here is, “I am to blame for why my life is not how I want it to be.”

Un-Identify With Physical Reality

spiritual-376x325“If you believe it will work out you will see opportunities, if you believe it won’t you will see obstacles.” ~ Wayne Dyer

For those still rooted in 3d belief systems, the character that they are playing is still very much they have identified with. It feels as though they are the ones making the choices to date the wrong person, or the job that ended up firing them two months later, etc… So from their level of understanding it feels completely relevant to blame themselves for their life when things go not as planned.

As our awakening process gets underway and we start to become less identified with the physical form we inhabit and the physical world in which we are playing out our soul’s journey, it becomes very obvious that what we can see with our five senses is not all there is, and in fact, external reality is the last level where things occur when things have changed on an energetic level.




Dec 06

Cannabis set to be legalised in Ireland for medicinal use

Legislation’s sponsor says it would be good news for people suffering chronic illness

Medicinal cannabis is on its way to becoming legal in Ireland Getty

Medicinal cannabis is on its way to becoming legal in Ireland Getty

Irish legislators have passed a bill to make cannabis legal for medicinal use after the government said it would not stand in the way.

The bill seeks to legalise and regulate cannabis products for those suffering serious illnesses like cancer, multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia, as well as people who live with chronic pain.

Its sponsor, People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny, said that if finalised it would give doctors the power to decide if their patients would benefit from the drug, RTÉ reported. The bill was passed in Ireland’s lower house without a vote.

It is the latest in a series of moves by politicians around the world to make marijuana legal for medical use. A school district in New Jersey, USA, has even allowed the drug to be administered to pupils on its grounds by a parent or guardian.




Dec 06

The Mandela Effect and Reality Merging

image1by Courtney Marchesani

In another dimension, popular “beginner books” feature a family of friendly bears who teach children about morality and life lessons. They are titled, The Berenstein Bears. In another, we saw news where Nelson Mandela, the tireless apartheid activist, passed away during his incarceration in Africa. We may have also learned about Greenland and Iceland in geography. And then, there was Svalbard.

If you think that the books titled The Berenstain Bears have a misspelling, if you believe that Nelson Mandela died in prison, or you never knew of the existence of Svalbard, then you may be experiencing the Mandela Effect, or “ME” for short. It is a recent phenomenon whereby some of us diverge from society in our memories of the past. These memories are oddly different from the majority. The Mandela Effect is relatively new and hypothesizes there are people who merged into this reality from another.

What is The Mandela Effect?

According to internet sources, the Mandela effect (ME) was first written about in 2012 in a Stranger Dimensions blog post titled The Wood Between Worlds. Authored by a physics student named Reece, the piece posited a hypothesis on The Berenstein Bears problem. His explanation was a parallel universe, “At some point in the last 10 years or so reality has been tampered with and history was retroactively changed. Somehow, we have all undergone a ?/2 phase change in all 4 dimensions so that we moved to the stAin hexadectant, while our counterparts moved to our hexadectant (stEin).”

Articles explaining the phenomenon credit Fiona Broome as the originator of the name Mandela Effect. Broome discovered other people who had false memories similar to hers. Specifically, that Nelson Mandela died during his imprisonment in the 1980s. “See, I thought Nelson Mandela died in prison. I thought I remembered it clearly, complete with news clips of his funeral, the mourning in South Africa, some rioting in cities, and the heartfelt speech by his widow. Then, I found out he was still alive.”

As the Internet buzzed over the ME paradox, it quickly earned a title as a conspiracy theory. Causes for the false memories were attributed to everything from confabulation of memory, alien invaders, the European Organization for Nuclear Research known as CERN, and a time-traveler altering time.

Are We Living in a Simulation?

More recently, as an off-shoot from ME, a new theory has gained recognition in surprising circles. Over the summer, billionaire Elon Musk (PayPal, SpaceX, and Tesla) made a public statement on reality. “We are almost definitely living in a ‘Matrix Style’ simulation.”  The Silicon Valley mogul told a reporter at San Francisco’s code conference that the odds we are not living in a simulation were billions-to-one.





Dec 06

Realizing Human Potential (Lecture) ~ Aldous Huxley



Dec 06

Handheld TESLA COIL GUN at 28,000fps



Dec 05

Things are not getting worse…




Dec 05

How To Practise Self Regression

reinby Soren Dreier

Most people have some psychological debris floating around in their emotional nervous system which can create blockages, feelings of: Why do I react this way, why am I sad, why can’t I do things that seem so effortless for others? Why do I say ‘No’ so often to situations that I know could be beneficial for me to experience?

Could the key be in the past? Is it due to past hurt, confusion as to what really happened, situations we feel we didn’t perceive right and so on?

On another note, we also have a lot of ‘forgotten’ situations where we felt just happy, great, powerful and more.

Often one thinks that we would need more or less ‘professional’ help to clear out these blockages, but it isn’t always so. A facilitator say in Regression Therapy might come in handy at some point where we feel that we cannot penetrate the mystery of what’s burdening us, making us sad or situations we simply avoid, even though we can benefit from them, as mentioned.

I have worked with people now for 30 years and I think it’s fair to state that most people aren’t really afraid of so called failure but seem to be very much afraid of success. Maybe because they don’t feel they really deserve it, feeling not worthy and: “If people really knew me – they wouldn’t like me” sort of irrational systems of self belief.

There is a way to go into these landscapes of the subconscious that represent a very interesting journey into one’s past. It is not the path of narcissistic self-obsession; it is the path of opening closed portals in order to free the mind, body and spirit.

I have divided the exercise into four different states of self-regression and if you would like to take it on, you might find that you will need to go forward as I do here, but you can very well easily be in a situation where you bypass certain steps and follow your own flow. Please do so.

As I mentioned in The Hara Chakra Fault Line, spirituality is not a competitive sport, so please be easy on yourself. If you lose focus, leave the exercise and pick it up again when you feel like it. Never judge that you can’t do it, since if that is your take on it, you will need it for the reason stated above: You could be afraid of success.

On the other hand, traveling the realms of spirituality, a certain stubbornness and willpower is required. A lot of people bail out on things that require some effort due to the hugely misunderstood New Age Cliché: That if it doesn’t go smoothly, isn’t soothing and basically isn’t a homerun on the first try – it’s not meant to be. Well, that’s about as silly and surface-based as it comes.




Dec 05

Gregg Braden Discusses His 2 Near Death Experiences: What He Learned From Both


[This is] something I rarely talk about in public.  I [wrote] about this 20 years ago in one of my books, and I have not talked about this very much.  I had two near-death experiences, both of them in the same year of my life, when I was five years old.

One of them was with electricity, and I remember very consciously taking a wire, with scissors I scraped the insulation, so this bare copper wire, and I walked to an electrical outlet and I plugged both in the outlet and I was severely burned.  Even today, I have scars.  It’s black.  My face was burned.  My eyelashes were gone.  My eyebrows were burned.  And it was in the middle of the day, like this, when it happened.

And I was placed in my bedroom while the doctor was coming to the house.  My mother called the doctor, and they said, wait, wait here.  And while I was waiting, broad daylight, I began to see things in my room that I did not see before the electrical experience.

So the shock literally shocked me into an awareness of another reality that I had not seen before.  And for me, the experience was a very positive experience.  It was the opportunity to, there were beings in my room that were healing my body.  And one of them was behind me, even though there was a wall, there was a being where there should be a wall, and one of them is at my feet.




Dec 05

Reality & Experience: Morphic Fields & The Power Of Choice



Reality is virtually a symbolic representation of patterns of information. Notice the patterns and come explore the connections with the interlocking grids of consciousness that permeate the all that is.

As beings of limitless potential, we actually can choose where to resonate, which helps to shape our experiences. Resonate with fields of limitations, and limitations are what you will encounter within yourself and everything around you. Resonate with fields of limitless potential, and anything is possible.

Through consciousness potential and resonance, we can expand our apertures of awareness to experience the full expression of ourselves as limitless beings. Through awareness, we can become more adept at recognizing the informational fields with which we are connecting that influence our experiences.

What we take resonance with, takes residence within us.

Consider that experience is a function of light, information, and resonance. We are beings of light. That which is light interacts with information as potential through morphic fields of consciousness.  These interactions create connections or resonances with the information contained in morphic fields. What unfolds from the information within morphic fields of consciousness is, in turn, expressed through all of us as energy and experience.

We can gain in depth understanding of the science of morphic field resonance by referring to the extensive pioneering work of biologist Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D. His groundbreaking scientific theory on morphic fields has transformed how we understand consciousness, biology, and behavior. Practically speaking, morphic field resonance may also further explain the nature of change and transformation.

According to Dr. Sheldrake:




Consider that the experience of your personal reality will vary immensely depending upon your resonance with social, cultural, psychological, and even biological morphic fields. Social morphic fields overlap with cultural morphic fields that can, in turn, influence psychological and biological morphic fields, and vice versa.




Dec 05

First Major Clinical Trials Show Magic Mushrooms Heal Mental Illness like a ‘Surgical Intervention’

mushroomsby Justin Gardner

In June 2015 we reported on the re-emerging field of using psychedelics to treat mental illness, with psilocybin, in particular, showing great promise for chronic anxiety and depression. Western medicine began realizing its potential in the 1940s, but medical research was stamped out with the War on Drugs.

Now, as the injustice of the drug war is fully exposed, research is again turning to the amazing, natural power of psilocybin. William Richards at Johns Hopkins University has been dosing people with psilocybin for 15 years, and in 2006 published his first study demonstrating positive therapeutic results.

That study provided the impetus for a rapid expansion in psychedelic research. On December 1, results of the first two major clinical trials were published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology – showing yet again psilocybin’s remarkable effect on depression and end-of-life stress.

The studies are titled:

Rapid and sustained symptom reduction following psilocybin treatment for anxiety and depression in patients with life-threatening cancer: a randomized controlled trial

Psilocybin produces substantial and sustained decreases in depression and anxiety in patients with life-threatening cancer: A randomized double-blind trial

Authors of the first study summarize their results as follows:

“Prior to the crossover, psilocybin produced immediate, substantial, and sustained improvements in anxiety and depression and led to decreases in cancer-related demoralization and hopelessness, improved spiritual wellbeing, and increased quality of life. At the 6.5-month follow-up, psilocybin was associated with enduring anxiolytic and anti-depressant effects (approximately 60–80% of participants continued with clinically significant reductions in depression or anxiety), sustained benefits in existential distress and quality of life, as well as improved attitudes towards death. The psilocybin-induced mystical experience mediated the therapeutic effect of psilocybin on anxiety and depression.”




Dec 04

Passage Into The Holographic Universe

600_318394342by Tom Kenyon

It weighs about three pounds, yet is so densely packed that it contains more connections than the number of stars in the known universe. If anything qualifies as magic, it would be this micro‑universe. It simultaneously controls such a vast array of tasks that it puts the most advanced computers to shame. It bends light into recognizable images and translates sounds into language and meaning. And in an extraordinary magical transformation, it changes biology into the experience of mind. This wizard is, of course…your brain.

It has been fairly well established by brain researchers that we use only a small portion of our brain’s immense potential. I compare this to having a state‑of‑the‑art video camera with stereo sound and using it to take Kodak-type snapshots.

There are various reasons for this “less than optimal” use of our abilities. For one, it has to do with the ways we are educated.

The Education of Limitation

Our current methods of education are still largely based on methods from the Industrial age – -reading, writing and arithmetic. Unfortunately, this way of educating does not prepare children for the demands of the 21st century, nor does it stimulate the brain’s unused potentials. You see, our brain does not switch on new brain cells until there is a stimulus from the environment‑either internal or external.

Research clearly shows that the critical time for brain development is the first two years, followed by a second period of five years. And yet, most children are left to their own devices during the most critical formative time of their nervous systems.

Then these children enter an outmoded educational system that stifles curiosity and discourages independent thinking. Most of us are the products of such “education.”

There is another reason we use so little of our potential brainpower.

The Corpus Callosum

Neurologically, our brain is split down the middle. In some very real ways, we have two brains inside our heads. And these two brains experience the world in very different ways. While one part of our brain can talk, the other side is mute.

The left hemisphere (for most people) is verbal. It talks. It creates and interprets language. It performs this extraordinary feat through two small areas of densely packed neurons in the neocortex. These areas usually sit on the left side of the head around the ear. If these areas are damaged, one can lose the ability to speak and/or understand language.




Dec 04

Peering at Life through a Keyhole

we-must-awaken-and-unveil-the-unbound-awareness-through-which-our-eyes-truly-perceive-we-nyst-open-the-doors-to-our-close-perceptions-and-look-through-a-keyhole-no-more-zen-thinking-qby Brian Thompson

We perceive life no differently than if we were looking through a keyhole—our point of view is narrow and limited.

Anything we perceive through this tiny little window is incomplete; it’s a mere fraction of the whole that surrounds it.

Whenever we form a belief, or place a judgement, or make a choice that’s based entirely on something we’ve perceived through our tiny little personal keyhole, then no matter what the nature of our actions might be, they are done in ignorance. We are ignorant of the unseen environment that surrounds our narrow perspective (the entire universe), and we are ignorant of the critical affect that subjectivity plays in the apperception of what is perceived.

For the most part, people are ignorant of the corrupting role their subjectivity imparts on their present-moment cognition.

They remain unaware of the duality they conceptually impose onto everything they perceive. They are unconscious to the truth of their being and how their ignorance of it impacts their every perception.

As long as we remain asleep and unaware of our own consciousness, then whatever false ideas we have of ourselves will continue to be falsely projected onto our perception of reality. The world becomes a reflection of whatever resides within our minds—and so, ignorance can only reflect ignorance.

Most people tend to believe that their personal view is the only view, and that anything outside of their little peephole is completely irrelevant to them. “Why should I be bothered by that which doesn’t directly affect me?” the unconscious repeatedly say to themselves.

Those who are falsely self-centered dwell inside a lonely little world that they alone have created, where only they are able to reside. They allow the limiting light from their little keyhole to dominate not only themselves, but whoever might appear to stand in its way. They build walls around their delusion as if it were an entire kingdom, defending its non-existent manifestation with every effort of their being.

This is the duality that divides us—the belief that your little sliver of reality is somehow more important than mine, and that your discernments are the undeniable and unshakeable truth to which all others should kneel before and bow.

But whenever you are convinced that you are absolutely right, then you are entirely wrong.

There are no absolutes, other than the unbound Universal Consciousness that is the undying essence of all That Is and all That Is Not. There is only one Absolute, and that is the undivided Reality itself.




Dec 04

The bell of awakening



Dec 04

Wal Thornhill: Stars in an Electric Universe

In this John Chappell Memorial Lecture, Wal Thornhill sets forth a unified paradigm where plasma is the dominant, universal medium and the electric force rules the cosmos. Wal’s message to conventional theorists is simple and direct: give up all mathematical contrivances and return to the solid ground of observation, deduction, and interdisciplinary synthesis. Based on more than four decades of systematic research, his broad understanding of discoveries in the laboratory and in space offers a practical way forward in the sciences.



Dec 03

You Are The Universe: Transcending The Separate Self

you-are-the-universe-790x381By Dylan Harper 

To receive quality guidance from the universe, you have to fully surrender your question in faith that the answer will come.

What do you do when you have an unanswered question, or when you’re not sure which direction to take? How do you choose the best path when you’re confused or torn? In cases like these, it can help to know how to receive guidance from the universe.

I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities I have visited. ―Jorge Luis Borges

A recognition of alliance is growing among people in diverse arenas of activism, whether political, social, or spiritual. The holistic acupuncturist and the sea turtle rescuer may not be able to explain the feeling, “We are serving the same thing,” but they are. Both are in service to an emerging Story of the People that is the defining mythology of a new kind of civilization.

I will call it the Story of Interbeing, the Age of Reunion, the ecological age, the world of the gift. It offers an entirely different set of answers to the defining questions of life. Here are some of the principles of the new story:

That my being partakes of your being and that of all beings. This goes beyond interdependency—our very existence is relational.

  • That, therefore, what we do to another, we do to ourselves.
  • That each of us has a unique and necessary gift to give the world.
  • That the purpose of life is to express our gifts.
  • That every act is significant and has an effect on the cosmos.
  • That we are fundamentally unseparate from each other, from all beings, and from the universe.
  • That every person we encounter and every experience we have mirrors something in ourselves.
  • That humanity is meant to join fully the tribe of all life on Earth, offering our uniquely human gifts toward the well-being and development of the whole.
  • That purpose, consciousness, and intelligence are innate properties of matter and the universe.

The more we share with each other this kind of knowledge, the stronger we are in it, the less alone. It needn’t depend on the denial of science, because science is undergoing parallel paradigm shifts. It needn’t endure the denial of livelihood, because from a trust in gift we find unexpected sources of sustenance. It needn’t withstand the denial of everyone around us, because more and more people are living from the new story, each in his or her own way, inducing a growing feeling of camaraderie. Nor is it a turning away from the world that is still mired in Separation, because from the new story we access new and powerful ways to effect change.

The fundamental precept of the new story is that we are inseparate from the universe, and our being partakes in the being of everyone and everything else. Why should we believe this? Let’s start with the obvious: This interbeing is something we can feel. Why does it hurt when we hear of another person coming to harm? Why, when we read of mass die-offs of the coral reefs and see their bleached skeletons, do we feel like we’ve sustained a blow? It is because it is literally happening to our selves, our extended selves. The separate self wonders, “How could this affect me?” The pain is irrational, to be explained away, perhaps, as the misfiring of some genetically coded empathy circuit meant to protect those who share our DNA. But why does it extend so easily to strangers, even to other species? Why do we desire so strongly to serve the good of all? Why, when we achieve a maximum of personal security and comfort, are we still dissatisfied? Certainly, as a little introspection will reveal, our desire to help is not coming from a rational calculation that this injustice or that ecological disaster will somehow, someday, threaten our personal well-being. The pain is more direct, more visceral than that. The reason it hurts is because it is literally happening to ourselves.




Dec 03

What I’ve learnt on my Journey

It all starts with our mind: thoughts create belief, belief leads to action, and actions lead to results.

If you want change in the world, it starts with changing of our own minds



Dec 02

The Visionary Path

cosmic-eye-universe-peaceby Kingsley L. Dennis, Guest | Waking Times

“I do not have to justify my quest for spirituality in physical terms. If you ask me to do so, it means that you understand nothing of spirituality.” ~Henryk Skolimowski

The way of nurturing and sustaining an ‘interior life’ has been present throughout human culture and society for all time. It is not something new; rather, our forgetting of its presence and importance is the new factor that has, relatively speaking, recently entered into human affairs.

Throughout the ages various wisdom teachings have operated within humanity with the aim and intention of permanently raising a person/group/community’s consciousness to a ‘finer’ – or altered – level of perception. Temporary glimpses of these ‘altered perceptions’ have fascinated humankind for millennia, stretching as far back as when our human ancestors were cave dwellers. This lineage of what we may call the visionary path has a long history: including shamanism; spiritual practices; religious ritual; and the inculcation of ecstatic states, etc, both in pre-modern as well as modern cultures. For as long as humanity has existed, it has been experiencing glimpses of other realms, and thereby attempting, through many and various means, to recapture these experiences. In some instances people have accidentally and temporarily glimpsed these states through such events as a near-death experience, tragedy, or similar ‘shock impacts.’

Similarly, there can be ‘almost random’ contact achieved with such altered states of consciousness within ordinary life. Often these contacts have been glimpsed – in a transitory way – by the use of artificial aids, such as by means of induced intoxication. Yet these glimpses are more or less temporary, though some people attempt to continue to recapture these experiences, perhaps incorrectly thinking/believing that it will lead to a permanent state. This activity, and this way of thinking, is often more destructive than good. What this frequently shows is a lack of information/knowledge on the part of the individual. This often reveals itself when a person attempts to induce such transitory experiences when they clearly lack the knowledge of how to correctly learn from and utilize its significance. Without a correct developmental function, such experiences are more likely to confuse and misdirect a person rather than induce developmental understanding in them.

At our basic level of awareness there is no perceptible pattern to the flow of events. We do not have access to objective reality, although there can be moments and instances when glimpses occur. The phenomenon of miracles is an example of this, when the laws of a reality outside of our own intervene/operate within our subjective reality. Likewise, many ancient tales, fables, allegories, etc, are representations of what we refer to as a ‘higher dimension’ operating within our own. Such cultural impulses help us, whether we are conscious of it or not, to re-frame our perception of our current consensus of reality and its accepted truths. What we often take to be reality is in fact only a very thin slice of a much ‘bigger picture.’

The visionary path is an inward path; as such, it requires a disciplined focus. However, modern societies not only do not cater to such practices, they often actively dissuade us from approaching them. That is, the visionary path – which is a way of gnosis (i.e., direct experience) – is not encouraged or supported. The result of this is that people in general do not see – or feel – a need for such a discipline. Modern life keeps us occupied and, more or less, satisfied with other pursuits. The visionary path of gnosis thus drops away from view – there is seemingly no need for it. Unfortunately, it is often the case that ‘shock impacts’ are required in order for us to shift our attention away from the ‘straight path’ of normal living.




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