Valerie Tarico, AlterNet
Jesus has been described as the best known figure in history, and also the least known. If you mentioned the name “Jesus” and someone asked Jesus who, you might blink. Or laugh. Even people who don’t think Jesus was God mostly believe they know a fair bit about him. You might be surprised that some of your most basic assumptions about Jesus are probably wrong.
We have no record of anything that was written about Jesus by eyewitnesses or other contemporaries during the time he would have lived, or for decades thereafter. Nonetheless, based on archeological digs and artifacts, ancient texts and art, and even forensic science, we know a good deal about the time and culture in which the New Testament is set. This evidence points to some startling conclusions about who Jesus likely was—and wasn’t.
1. Married, not single.
When an ancient papyrus scrap was found in 2014 referring to the wife of Jesus, some Catholics and Evangelicals were scandalized. But unlike the Catholic Church, Jews have no tradition of celibacy among religious leaders. Jesus and his disciples would have been practicing Jews, and all great rabbis we know of were married. A rabbi being celibate would have been so unusual that some modern writers have argued Jesus must have been gay. But a number of ancient texts, including the canonical New Testament, point to a special relationship between Mary Magdalene and Jesus. TheGospel of Phillip says, “[Jesus] loved her more than all the disciples, and used to kiss her often on her mouth.”
2. Cropped hair, not long.
Jewish men at the time of Christ did not wear their hair long. A Roman triumphal arch of the time period depicts Jewish slaves with short hair. In the Apostle Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, he addresses male hair length. “Does not nature itself teach you that if a man wears long hair, it is degrading to him?” (1 Corinthians 11:14 NRSV). During the 1960s, conservative Christians quoted this verse to express their disgust against the hippy movement and to label it anti-Christian.
3. Hung on a pole, not necessarily a cross.
For centuries scholars have known that the Greek New Testament word “stauros,” which is translated into English as cross, can refer to a device of several shapes, commonly a single upright pole, “torture stake” or even tree. The Romans did not have a standard way of crucifying prisoners, and Josephus tells us that during the siege of Jerusalem, soldiers nailed or tied their victims in a variety of positions. Early Christians may have centered on the vertical pole with a crossbeam because it echoed the Egyptian ankh, a symbol of life, or the Sumerian symbol for Tammuz, or because it simply was more artistically and symbolically distinctive than the alternatives. Imagine millions of people wearing a golden pole on a chain around their necks.
4. Short, not tall.
The typical Jewish man at the time of the Roman Empire would have been just over five feet tall, which makes this a best guess for the height of Jesus. That he is typically depicted taller derives from the mental challenge people have distinguishing physical stature from other kinds of stature. Great men are called “big men” and “larger than life.” In ancient times they often were assigned divine parentage and miraculous births, and the idea that Jesus was uniquely divine has created a strong pull over time to depict him as taller than is likely. A good illustration of this is the Shroud of Turin, which is just one of many such Jesus-shrouds that circulated during medieval times and which bears the image of a man closer to six feet in height.
5. Born in a house, not a stable.
The miraculous birth story of Jesus is a late, maybe second-century addition to the Bible, and it contains many fascinating mythic elements and peculiarities. But the idea that Jesus was born in a stable was added to the Christmas story even later. In the original narrative, Joseph and Mary probably would have stayed with relatives, and the phrase “no room for them in the inn (gr: kataluma)” is better translated “no room for them in the upper room.” Later storytellers did not understand that people of the time might bring animals into their ground floor, as in Swisshousebarns, and they assumed that the presence of a manger implied a stable.
6. Named Joshua, not Jesus.
The name Joshua (in Hebrew Y’hoshuʿa meaning “deliverance” or “salvation”), was common among Jews in the Ancient Near East as it is today. Joshua and Jesus are the same name, and are translated differently in our modern Bible to distinguish Jesus from the Joshua of the Old Testament, who leads the Hebrew people to the Promised Land. In actuality, the relationship between the two figures is fascinating and important. Some scholars believe that the New Testament gospels are mostly historicized and updated retellings of the more ancient Joshua story, with episodes interwoven from stories of Elisha and Elijah and Moses. A modern parallel can be found in the way Hollywood writers have reworked Shakespearean tropes and plot elements into dozens of modern movies (though for a very different purpose).
7. Number of apostles (12) from astrology, not history.
Whether Jesus had 12 disciples who were above his other devotees is an open question. The number 12 was considered auspicious by many ancient peoples, and the fellowship of 12 disciples, who are depicted in Da Vinci’s The Last Supper, likely get their count from the same source as the 12 signs of the zodiac and 12 months of the year. Astrotheology or star worship preceded the Hebrew religion, and shaped both the Bible and Western religions more broadly. One might point to the 12 Olympian gods or 12 sons of Odin, or the 12 days of Christmas or 12 “legitimate” successors to the prophet Mohammed. But since the Gospels echo the story of Joshua, the 12 apostles most closely parallel the 12 tribes of Israel.
8. Prophecies recalled, not foretold.
Even people who aren’t too sure about the divinity of Jesus sometimes think that the way he fulfilled prophecies was a bit spooky, like the writings of Nostradamus. In reality, Scooby Doo could solve this one in a single episode with three pieces of information: First, Old Testament prophecies were well known to first-century Jews, and a messianic figure who wanted to fulfill some of these prophecies could simply do so. For example, in the book of Matthew, Jesus seeks a donkey to ride into Jerusalem “that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet” (Matthew 21:4). Second, “gospels” are a genre of devotional literature rather than objective histories, which means that the authors had every reason to shape their stories around earlier predictions. Third, scholars now believe that some Bible texts once thought to be prophecies (fo example in the Book of Revelation) actually relate to events that were current or past at the time of writing.
9. Some Jesus quotes not from Jesus; others uncertain.
Lists of favorite Jesus sayings abound online. Some of the most popular are the Beatitudes (blessed are the meek, etc.) or the story of the woman caught in adultery (let he who is without sin cast the first stone) or the Golden Rule (do unto others as you would have them do unto you, which, we are told, sums up the Law and the Prophets).
Which words are actually from Jesus? This question has been debated fiercely by everyone from third-century Catholic Councils to the 20th-century Jesus Seminar. Even Thomas Jefferson weighed in, but much remains unclear. The New Testament Gospels were written long after Jesus would have died, and no technology existed with which to record his teachings in real time, unless he wrote them down himself, which he didn’t.
We can be confident that at least some of the wise and timeless words and catchy proverbsattributed to Jesus are actually from earlier or later thinkers. For example, the Golden Rule was articulated before the time of Christ by the Rabbi Hillel the Elder, who similarly said it was the “whole Torah.” By contrast, the much-loved story of the woman caught in adultery doesn’t appear in manuscripts until the fourth century. Attributing words (or whole texts) to a famous person was common in the Ancient Near East, because it gave those words extra weight. Small wonder then that so many genuinely valuable insights ended up, in one way or another, paired with the name of Jesus.
The person of Jesus, if indeed there was such a person, is shrouded in the fog of history leaving us only with a set of hunches and traditions that far too often are treated as knowledge. The “facts” I have listed here are largely trivial; it doesn’t really matter whether Jesus was tall or short, or how he cut his hair. But it does matter, tremendously, that “facts” people claim to know about how Jesus saw himself, and God and humanity are equally tenuous.
The teachings attributed to Jesus mix enduring spiritual and moral insights with irrelevancies and Judaica and bits of Iron Age culture, some of which are truly awful. That leaves each of us, from the privileged vantage of the 21st century, with both a right and a responsibility to consider the evidence and make our own best guesses about what is real and how we should then live. A good starting place might be a little more recognition that we don’t know nearly as much as we’d like to think, and a lot of what we know for sure is probably wrong.
About the Author
Valerie Tarico is a psychologist and writer in Seattle, Washington and the founder of Wisdom Commons. She is the author of “Trusting Doubt: A Former Evangelical Looks at Old Beliefs in a New Light” and “Deas and Other Imaginings.” Her articles can be found at Awaypoint.Wordpress.com.
Frank M. Wanderer, Guest
The Ego-dominated mind plays its games in daily life, and creates the characters and scenarios necessary for the games. The content of such a scenario is determined by the individual’s environment and upbringing, that is, the culture in which we grow up. As a result, entirely different scenarios are created in the various cultures of our Earth.
At the beginning of our journey, we identify with these scenarios. The scenarios provide us with the sense of a solid identity. The patterns of thoughts fixed in the scenarios are manifested in various mind games during our daily life.
In the course of our journey leading to Consciousness, our objective should not be creating a positive character, and thus a pleasant scenario, but finding the Existence behind every scenario. The first step is examining the scenarios, these conditioned thought-patterns, in the light of Consciousness. Let us first examine some of our most extensive mind games that are rooted deepest.
Ambition is perhaps the comprehensive mind game, providing one of the deepest roots of Ego.
An elementary endeavour of every Ego is growing: to be “more”, larger and powerful. They strive to be higher and higher in the hyerarchic structure of the world, conquering more and more territory. The individual’s ambitions grow and grow, reaching larger and larger areas.
Ambitions are planted in a child by parents and teachers. Parents tend to think of an even yet unborn child as someone who is going to achieve the parents’ own’s unfulfilled ambitions.
With the educational means of reward and punishment, children are conditioned to excel among their peers, to be the best, strongest, most beautiful, etc. When the children meet the parental–and thus the social–expectations, they are rewarded, when not, they are punished. They therefore soon learn to be ambitious.
These ambitions, though based upon the past, always aim at the future. All through our lives we pursue illusionary objectives, spurred by various ambitions. Naturally, it is not impossible to satisfy an ambition, but it is immediately replaced by a thousand others, as there are so many areas of life where we have not yet reached our ambitions.
That is how we chase senseless goals all through our lives until we die, when we realize that everybody leaves this world empty-handed, even those who lived their whole lives chasing mirages of past and future.
Look into yourself to see what is in you now! See what ambitions are driving you along on the sea of life and in what direction?
Every moment spent awake we face two alternatives. A choice is to be made between the ambitions stretching between past and future or the quiet, simple, pure emptiness of the present moment, full of vibrating life. It is-however-only the latter that brings the Witnessing Presence!
The Mind Game of Becoming Something
This mind game is closely associated with the life-long pursue of ambitions, and reveals the mechanisms of ambitions.
The Ego at all times strives to achieve something. The mind creates a mental image, an ideal about it. An ideal means that you are still not what you are supposed to be.
The Ego projects that idealized image into the future, and reveals the path leading to the goal. That image generates a permanent stress, tension and anxiety in the life of the Wanderer. If the Wanderer achieves the desired goal, or abandons it as unattainable, immediately finds a new one, an even more ambitious, or one that is easier to achieve, and another one, and so it goes until death, or the moment when the Wanderer realizes the futility of the whole process.
We are therefore constantly on the road, straying from one mental image to the next, and identify with these images, and derive our identity from the images.
When we start dealing with spirituality, our mind creates an image that we need to implement if we are determined to be successful. The image means that we need to find Presence, through the way the mind imagines it. The essence of this ideal is to be permanently conscious, to be Present all the time, in all details of our life.
The Ego, is however, aware that for most people it is an impossible venture, so the Wanderer often has a sense of self-accusation and self-depreciation, as the ideal image is impossible to achieve (the Wanderer is not spiritual enough). This state of mind is, eventually, a good foundation for the mind game of guilt.
In the course of our Journey we need to realize that we do not need to become anything, because we are already in possession of the characteristics that we have been looking for so far, pursuing an image projected into the future. All we need to do is shift our focus of alert and conscious attention from the edge (Ego) to our center (witnessing Presence). The mind games impede us in that process!
The “I Want Even More” – Mind Game
From all this it is easy to see that the Ego-dominated mind will never be satisfied, as it longs to achieve more and more in life. The individual wants to be rich, when they are rich, they want power, when they have power, they want fame. When material wealth no longer satisfies them, they begin to seek “spiritual wealth” and so forth. Once an objective has been achieved, a sense of relative satisfaction may follow, but sooner or later anxiety returns and the chase for more and more starts again.
This mind game takes the Wanderer into a psychological time frame, as the goal to be achieved is projected into the future. In this way Now, the Present moment is reduced to a moment necessary for achieving the goal, and the vividness and beauty of it is lost.
The Wanderer is, however, able to suppress the voice of the Ego: “I no longer listen to this nonsense, your pretension! It is not an illusory Self that I want to reach. I want to find my real Self!”
As a witnessing Presence one is able to observe these games of the mind and is also able to overcome and laugh at it! What more does one need than what is offered by the present moment?Once you have learnt how to dissolve in the present moment, and you are able to enjoy it, you will have no problem in disregarding the empty chit-chat of the Ego, the mind!
About the Author
Frank M. Wanderer, Ph.D is a professor of psychology, a consciousness researcher and writer, and publisher of several books on consciousness. With a lifelong interest in the mystery of human existence and the work of the human mind, Frank’s work is to help others wake up from identification with our personal history and the illusory world of the forms and shapes, and to find our identity in what he calls “the Miracle”, the mystery of the Consciousness.
Connect with Frank at powerofconsciousness.blogspot.com
This article may not be reprinted without the author’s permission. Frank M. Wanderer. All rights reserved 2014.
The Dream World and Time
Did you ever feel like your dream world is more real than reality? When we dream, we escape the paradigms of time and space. In our dreams, we never look at a watch or know specifically what day it is. We reconnect with the ethereal realms from which we came and transcend time completely. As we know, time is only relative to this specific planet known as Earth. Our planet revolves around the sun, “creating” days, weeks, months and years. Other planets have different cycles of revolutions around the sun which subsequently create either longer or shorter days than Earth. so a year on our planet will drastically vary to a year on any other planet.
The Transcendence of Time and Money
In order for the new world to begin, it seems likely that the old paradigms of money and time must collapse beforehand. Within those paradigms are literally billions of other paradigms, such as money, war, negative relationships, personal issues, etc.
Duality, as we know it, is changing every day due to the collapsing of these paradigms and in the meanwhile, many people will be experiencing cognitive dissonance (an uncomfortable, conflicting feeling) with their own individual perceptions of reality. Those who are more spiritually awakened to these changes will have a much easier time making this transition because they understand the nature of change.
However, empaths may end up absorbing much more negative energy in the upcoming years as the current paradigms collapse. If you’re an empath, please know that your energy and ability to absorb other people’s energy is playing a very important role in this transition. Please try to find some time for yourself to “recharge your batteries”. Meditation will help to accomplish this.
Pluto In Capricorn
Pluto entered Capricorn in 2008 and will remain there until 2023. Pluto is known as the “Destroyer” and will destroy everything that is not in humanity’s best interests, including money, government and religion.
The last time Pluto was in Capricorn was in the 1700’s during the French and American Revolutions. If you look around the world, you will see revolutions in many different countries.
When Pluto entered Capricorn in 2008, we saw the collapse of 100’s of banks, with the exception of the “too big to fail” banks, but even those banks will collapse in the near future.These collapses happened right on schedule!
It is only a matter of “time” before we see the complete destruction of money as we know it.
A Question to Ponder
The inception of money has intentionally created most of the stress and fear that people feel in their lives. Many people will experience insomnia due to monetary concerns while others will have their fears manifest through frustration and anger. We have bought into this “reality” that this is the “way it’s supposed to be” because we’ve never experienced life any other way. From an early age, we’re asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Free and happy are not acceptable answers in a society that places a value and worth on everything we do.
Related: 7 Ways Our Children Are Being Brainwashed
What if there were no such thing as money? What would you be doing with your life?
The answer a person gives tells a lot about that person. I’ve asked this question to many people and most will respond by saying they would have a lot of fun. So let’s assume that you’ve had a lot of fun. Then what? Why did you incarnate to this planet? Most likely, it wasn’t to become a millionaire while others suffer. Ultimately, we all serve a purpose for being here whether it’s to atone for previous karmic debt and/or to serve a specific purpose (or several purposes).
On a spiritual level, we’re always on a path of spiritual growth, striving to attain the next level of spirituality while making the most out of this incarnation.
With that being said, if there was no such thing as money, what would you be doing with your life?
One Step Backwards and a Quantum Leap Forwards
Money, as we know it, is dissolving every time a bank closes. With unemployment skyrocketing and the current collapse of the banking system, it has become blatantly obvious that the paradigms are breaking down, yet this is all a matter of perspective. Other people may view our changing times with fear as they see their monetary investments dissolve before their eyes. This is merely a reflection of the societal mandlebrot that has brought upon the needed changes that are occurring.
Everyday, we have challenges and obstacles to overcome. Consider each challenge as an “opportunity” to overcome that particular obstacle. Eventually, these trying times will be faded memories of the days in which we were lucky enough to be presented “opportunities” for spiritual growth. In order to move forward, certain foundations of today’s society must collapse. Be assured that our current paradigm is quickly collapsing in order to usher in the Golden Age. Also pay close attention to your dreams because they are closer to reality than what you might think.
About the Author:
Gregg Prescott, M.S. is the founder and editor of In5D andBodyMindSoulSpirit. He hosts a weekly spiritual show on In5D Radio and promotes spiritual, metaphysical and esoteric conferences in the United States through In5dEvents. Gregg is currently working in collaboration withMichelle Walling, CHLC, in opening a holistic walk-in clinic called Alternative Holistic Healthcare (AHH) in Sarasota, FL with subsequent subsidiaries around the world based upon this model.
1. Body aches and pains, especially in the neck, shoulder and back.This is the result of intense changes at your DNA level as the “Christ seed” awakens within. This too shall pass.
2. Feeling of deep inner sadness for no apparent reason.You are releasing your past (this lifetime and others) and this causes the feeling of sadness. This is similar to the experience of moving from a house where you lived in for many, many years into a new house. As much as you want to move into the new house, there is a sadness of leaving behind the memories, energy and experiences of the old house. This too shall pass.
3. Crying for no apparent reason.Similar to #2 above. It’s good and healthy to let the tears flow. It helps to release the old energy within. This too shall pass.
4. Sudden change in job or career.A very common symptom. As you change, things around you will change as well. Don’t worry about finding the “perfect” job or career right now. This too shall pass. You’re in transition and you may make several job changes before you settle into one that fits your passion.
5. Withdrawal from family relationships.You are connected to your biological family via old karma. When you get off the karmic cycle, the bonds of the old relationships are released. It will appear as though you are drifting away from your family and friends. This too shall pass. After a period of time, you may develop a new relationship with them if it is appropriate. However, the relationship will be based in the new energy without the karmic attachments.
6. Unusual sleep patterns.It’s likely that you’ll awaken many nights between 2:00 and 4:00 AM. There’s a lot of work going on within you, and it often causes you to wake up for a “breather.” Not to worry. If you can’t go back to sleep, get up and do something rather than lay in bed and worry about humanly things. This too shall pass.
7. Intense dreams.These might include war and battle dreams, chase dreams or monster dreams. You are literally releasing the old energy within, and these energies of the past are often symbolized as wars, running to escape and boogiemen. This too shall pass.
8. Physical disorientation.At times you’ll feel very ungrounded. You’ll be “spatially challenged” with the feeling like you can’t put two feet on the ground, or that you’re walking between two worlds. As your consciousness transitions into the new energy, you body sometimes lags behind. Spend more time in nature to help ground the new energy within. This too shall pass.
9. Increased “self talk.”You’ll find yourself talking to your Self more often. You’ll suddenly realize you’ve been chattering away with yourself for the past 30 minutes. There is a new level of communication taking place within your being, and you’re experiencing the tip of the iceberg with the self talk. The conversations will increase, and they will become more fluid, more coherent and more insightful. You’re not going crazy, you’re just Shaumbra moving into the new energy.
10. Feelings of loneliness, even when in the company of others.You may feel alone and removed from others. You may feel the desire to “flee” groups and crowds. As Shaumbra, you are walking a sacred and lonely path. As much as the feelings of loneliness cause you anxiety, it is difficult to relate to others at this time. The feelings of loneliness are also associated with the fact that your Guides have departed. They have been with you on all of your journeys in all of your lifetimes. It was time for them to back away so you could fill your space with your own divinity. This too shall pass. The void within will be filled with the love and energy of your own Christ consciousness.
11. Loss of passion.You may feel totally disimpassioned, with little or no desire to do anything. That’s OK, and it’s just partof the process. Take this time to “do no-thing.” Don’t fight yourself on this, because this too shall pass. It’s similar to rebooting a computer. You need to shut down for a brief period of time in order to load the sophisticated new software, or in this case, the new Christ-seed energy.
12. A deep longing to go Home.This is perhaps the most difficult and challenging of any of the conditions. You may experience a deep and overwhelming desire to leave the planet and return to Home. This is not a “suicidal” feeling. It is not based in anger or frustration. You don’t want to make a big deal of it or cause drama for yourself or other. There is a quiet part of you that wants to go Home.
The root cause for this is quite simple. You have completed your karmic cycles. You have completed your contract for this lifetime. You are ready to begin a new lifetime while still in this physical body. During this transition process, you have an inner remembrance of what it is like to be on the other side.
Are you ready to enlist for another tour of duty here on Earth?
Are you ready to take on the challenges of moving into the New Energy?
Yes, indeed you could go Home right now. But you’ve come this far, and after many, many lifetimes it would be a shame to leave before the end of the movie.
Besides, Spirit needs you here to help others transition into the new energy. They will need a human guide, just like you, who has taken the journey from the old energy into the new. The spiritual path you’re walking right now provides the experiences to enable you to become a Teacher of the New Divine Human. As lonely and dark as your journey can be at times, remember that you are never alone.
by Max and Lana
I Manifested WHAT?
We’ve all had the experience of wondering why or how something we manifested could go so wrong. In some cases, what we created wasn’t what we consciously intended to manifest. Other times we managed to create the scenario we intended, but it didn’t make us feel as happy or fulfilled as we had hoped. As a result, we catch ourselves asking questions such as:
Do I have a curse or negative entities around me?
Am I not spiritual enough, meditate enough, or say the right mantras?
Do I have bad karma?
Am I destined to be miserable in this lifetime?
If this line of critical or self-effacing questioning sounds familiar to you, please don’t despair or be discouraged. While you may have already discovered a number of the reasons for – and even benefits of – manifestations-gone-awry, some of the explanations below will help validate what you have been experiencing, as well as illustrate that you are not destined to feel sabotaged, disappointed, or miserable!
You have probably discovered firsthand the uncomfortable havoc that can result from “failed” manifestations: physical, emotional, or mental symptoms, illnesses, diagnoses, and/or sensations– as well as strange, unpleasant, and “unfortunate” events, visions, or situations. Whether it is the nature of the events themselves, the timing of them, or the constant onslaught of them, the unusual and upsetting occurrences feel more like a curse, a punishment, or some sort of sabotage, and certainly not mere coincidences.
While it is true that many remarkable and seemingly negative phenomena or strings of them are often intentionally devised, they are NOT orchestrated how and why we might think or how we have been led to believe throughout the ages. The experiences that we often attribute to our own inability to manifest “correctly,” to our level of spirituality, or even to dark entities, are actually tied to one or more of the following:
1. Guiding Entities or Angels around us often create situations in order to force us to move forward in a certain direction or manner. When we humans stubbornly refuse to live in accordance with our heart, soul, and unconscious mission, the entities around us sometimes have no choice but to “trip us” and “trick us” into a different, necessary, and ultimately positive direction. Usually it is their last resort, but they do know that dramas, traumas, and fears are sometimes the only things that make us change, even for the better. After all, our own free will and lack of complete information can make their job of helping us very difficult. For example, in times of duress, you may sense or even see a presence around you that does not necessarily feel positive. As frightening as the encounter may appear, it is just the impatient, frustrated, or desperate guardian around you (or around someone close to you) resorting to measures that neither the guardian nor the humans welcome, but truly are meant for your highest good and the highest good.
TIP: Remember that a multi-dimensional being sees no purpose in constantly torturing you. If a multi-dimensional entity or culture wanted to do you in, you wouldn’t be here reading this right now. So, there is nothing to fear, but there is likely something important to your soul or purpose that you need to adjust or address in order to feel more balanced, genuine, and/or fulfilled.
2. Our powerful, higher consciousness creates circumstances and sensations to ensure that we are on our best path, and/or to remind us that we have some unresolved issues which need to be addressed in order to preserve significant time lines. Illnesses, accidents, disappointments, etc. are often important opportunities or incentives created by our minds, bodies, and intuition–but in disguise. In most cases, they indicate that our higher or unconscious selves are screaming for a timely new direction and/or epiphany regarding anything from our relationship(s), career, or environment, to adjusting daily priorities, habits, location, or addictions. Your higher consciousness, like a guardian entity, is capable of manifesting whatever will “speak to you” to give you the message and get you back on your intended life path more permanently. As awful as some of the illnesses and accidents may seem, there are intense lessons, growth, and even long-term benefits that result from each trial and tribulation. Those desperate moments will afford you opportunities to meet people, change perspectives, and influence time lines in ways that would not have been possible otherwise. One of our favorite examples happened to some relatives who had their hearts set on the “perfect home.” Despite a few negative “gut reactions” during the process (which they ignored), our relatives proceeded with negotiations to purchase the home. At the last minute, the seller decided to accept another offer that had come in after our relatives’ offer – leaving our beloved family without their dream home. They were devastated, angry, and bewildered, but continued searching for another house. Many months later, they found an equally wonderful new home. More importantly, their possessions and even lives were saved because the home that they had originally wanted was hit by a devastating storm that same year, was flooded and virtually destroyed.
TIP: Keep in mind that an initial outcome is not the final outcome, but is facilitating the real outcome that you desire. Whether the final goal is happiness, love, stability, rewarding opportunities, and/or serving your mission as a light worker, your unconscious self will make sure that everything is happening for you, not just to you. In every situation, look to see how your higher self is trying to serve, direct, and wake up your conscious, 3D self—as well as give you valuable tools for the future. Eventually, both your conscious and unconscious selves will align more closely and have the same intentions, goals, and manifestations much more often, and will achieve them more quickly.
3. The magnetic attraction and reflection of negative human emotions from other people and from events in the world can influence our co-creating process. The human experience in this 3D existence is very much culturally programmed for and plagued by negative perspectives and emotions: greed, jealousy, hate, insecurity, fear, anger, paranoia, belligerence, etc. Those frequencies can often make their way into the thoughts, feelings, experiences, and perceptions of unsuspecting higher frequency people who just happen to pick up and internalize that negativity from the people in their lives, the media, and even from mass consciousness. As a result, light workers can feel those emotions, pains, and vibrations unexpectedly or more intensely than usual. Sometimes, those negative frequencies manifest as weird and unpleasant phenomena in the lives of light workers– who can wonder if the feelings and manifestations are the result of a personal failing or “curse.” Since empathy and being of higher frequency are not “flaws,” but the next step in human evolution, this type of co-creating can’t be considered a failing. In addition, “a curse” can only take hold when a person’s consciousness embraces and allows it. In other words, if you believe that you are cursed or plagued by another’s ill will, you will live, act, and attract accordingly. If you do not open yourself to the possibility, your personal energies will overpower the ill-will of anyone or anything. Most importantly, the more that you observe the outside correlations to what, when, and how you feel, function, and create experiences, the more you can be sure that what you manifest is truly a reflection of you, your intentions, and your energies. For example, if you walk into a store in a great mood and leave angry, sick, or depressed for no reason, you are likely picking up the frequencies of someone in there, and not merely feeling your own.
TIP: The best defenses against negative phenomena that may not be “all yours,” include: learning to gauge what is personal versus what may be caused or intensified by the people, weather, natural events, or world around you; spending time in water and nature for grounding, insulation, and rebalancing; and ridding your body of the frequencies, emotions, and negativity that you take in by regularly engaging in physical activity to expend the energy. If that energy is not used, it is likely to manifest as illnesses, depression, anger, or other “undesirable” phenomena.
As we plow forward post-2012 and separate ourselves from the residual heaviness associated with that time period, light workers will find that their progress, success, and desired manifestations happen more effortlessly. The previous struggles, setbacks, and dramas were meant to give them important tools, a frame of reference, and sincerity in helping others come through similar challenges in the months and years ahead. Please remember that as light workers, you are uniquely protected and guided in order to help you make the most of your powerful energies, empathy, expertise, and goals. In the times ahead, you will have the “energetic winds beneath your wings” as never before. So, get ready for some unprecedented, positive, and wonderful results as your conscious and unconscious manifestations align, collaborate, and delight you more than ever.
About the authors:
Max, known as the “Healer’s Healer,” is an acclaimed Medical Intuitive, Energy Healer, and Psychic Coach. Max, Lana, and LOC Group (www.locgroup.net ) enjoy helping others make the most of this human experience.
A Cosmic View of Consciousness
Our everyday lives of taking care of our families, working, commuting and sometimes playing can often seem redundant and boring. We begin to wonder, ‘Is that all there is?’ We may develop a feeling that something is missing. There must be more to life.
Perhaps you are one of the many people who have had experiences that defy current scientific explanations, such as a near death experience, intuitive guidance and/or a kind of knowing about people and events. You feel that there is much more to who you are.
It is true that you more than your body, mind and emotions. You are something far greater. You are a Being of Light!
We live in a Sea of Energy
Everything we see, hear, touch, smell and feel and even our thoughts and concepts are actually patterns of energy that form what we consider to be “reality”.
Our minds are designed to arrange energy patterns of light into forms that we can recognize as trees, rocks, animals, fish, fowl and people. Unconsciously, the pattern identifiers in our brain arrange this energy into a “real” three-dimensional world. (People who are blind or deaf from birth and then gain sight or hearing have to be trained to identify the unfamiliar, light patterns and sounds they see and hear.)
And we have additional senses: natural instincts, intuition, telepathy, healing energy, imagination, faith, hope and Love that cannot be charted and are far beyond the “normal” sensual capabilities we use in the everyday world of work and play.
“If you want to find the secrets of the universe,
think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” ― Nikola Tesla
Tesla was an explorer of energy, frequency and vibration. He visited other dimensions of “reality” and received extraordinary guidance and insights that he used to develop his many inventions and discoveries. He knew that we live in a Universe so grand, so magnificent that it is difficult to fully imagine.
Very few people understand the enormity of Creation
In the past twenty-four years with the launch of the Hubble Telescope, new windows have opened for us to see far into space. We have learned that the universe is much larger than we thought or even dreamed possible. There are trillions of stars held within hundreds of billions of swirling masses called galaxies moving away from us in all directions, as far as the telescope can see.
This past week, a team of astronomers and astrophysicists announced that they have discovered patterns of gravity waves, which squeeze and stretch the fabric of space. These gravitational waves were created in abundance during the early expansion, or “inflation” of the Universe. The waves were born at the instant when space grew from a pinpoint smaller than an atom (known as the Big Bang) into the entire observable universe we see today.
And there are so many invisible waves: sound, light, radio, TV, radar, heat, cell phone, microwave, electromagnetic waves. And they all travel through space at the speed of light.
Tesla describes the Universal Consciousness that pervades everything in the Universe:
“Like a wave in the physical world, in the infinite ocean of the medium which pervades all, so in the world of organisms, in life, an impulse started proceeds onward, at times, may be, with the speed of light, at times, again, so slowly that for ages and ages it seems to stay, passing through processes of a complexity inconceivable to men, but in all its forms, in all its stages, its energy ever and ever integrally present. ― Nikola Tesla
You are the Light, and the Light is You
Why are the creation, mechanism and size of the Cosmos meaningful to you? How can you compare to such a vast Universe?
Mankind is in a unique position. We have been blessed with minds that are capable of learning about the smallest elements of the visual and invisible Universe, and we are able to study the large swirling masses of stars in galaxies! Through this greater understand, we begin to realize that we are more than limited beings on one small planet, attached to an average sized star, located in an outer spiral of a mid-size Galaxy.
By become aware of this awe-inspiring expansiveness, makeup and timing of the universe, you will gain a wider vision of who you are and can catch a glimpse of the Infinite Creative Consciousness that is still creating within and around you.
You are like a drop of water in the ocean that can be separate
and at the same time is made of the substance of the sea
You are a Star-Seed
You are a Star-Seed! You are composed of the substance of the stars and the vibrational frequencies that flow through the universe.
And what is behind all of this wonderful manifestation? It is a Universal Consciousness that permeates all things and moves through all beings. This Universal Consciousness lives in you and breathes through you.
When you open your Secret Awareness, you will know that the Universe is within you. You will have access to all the knowledge, understanding and all the Universal Love that has ever been and ever will be.
Why did you manifest into form?
Your Soul is infinite. This central core of who you are has manifested in form to physically experience the energetic patterns of manifestation in the Third Dimension. You are here to experience “reality”.
Your soul, your central Spiritual connection with All That Is, knows the world is like a giant playhouse, as Shakespeare said, and we are all the players on the stage, acting out different stories and adventures. It is helpful to step back and be an observer. You can watch the play while at the same time acting in it. You don’t have to lose yourself in the play.
All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.
Turn inward to access Universal Love
By turning inward into the Universal Consciousness, which is Love in its purest form, we are able to inhabit the world more easily. We don’t take the ups and downs of life so seriously. We can see that all interaction and events are leading us toward a greater understanding of who we are and what we are to do and be.
Every person is a messenger
Every person who shows up in your life is a messenger for your growth, and each serves as a participant in the unfolding story of your life. By knowing that everything is made up of swirling energy patterns, which are always changing, you can turn inward and rest in the very Center of your Being.
Listening for Guidance
You will know what to say, do and the action to take by listening for guidance, which comes from the same magnificent, Universal Consciousness that created the Universe. You are a channel for the Divine. Everything that happens in your life is a gift, a present in the present moment, although you may not recognize it as for your good. Know that it will undoubtedly change.
You are a Channel for the Divine
You are here on Earth to observe and experience the beauty of creation. You are meant to remain aware and always connected to the Universal Consciousness. By staying aware, you will help lift humanity to a new level of understanding. Know that you are a representative of peace and an agent of Love.
A human being is part of the whole, called by us “Universe”, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.
This delusion is a type of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.
Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
~ Albert Einstein
Become a Beacon of Light!
It is your job to stand firm in the Light and Shine! Take the time to meditate – quiet your mind – to strengthen your connection to Universal Consciousness. By clearing and raising your energy patterns, you will access your strengths and capabilities. Your renewed awareness will help lift you and humanity to a higher level of understanding.
Allow yourself to represent the Divine Energy of Creation, receive inspiration and become an unlimited representative of love, peace and prosperity for the world.
About The Author
Verlaine Crawford is Publisher of TheSecretAwarenessMagazine.com and is an author, motivational speaker, seminar leader and Business and Personal Consultant. Her background includes working for and consulting with small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. She has written 3 books, including “Ending the Battle Within” and traveled around the world teaching how our thoughts and beliefs create our reality and developed the Infusion Integration Technique to unite our Sub-Personalities.
by Gregg Prescott, M.S.
When it comes down to being a true Christian, how many will actually follow the words of Jesus. According to researcher Bill Donahue, none. Here’s why…
The name Jesus had to be fictitious because the letter “J” wasn’t invented until the 14th century.
Wiki: The letter j originated as a swash character, used for the letter i at the end of Roman numerals when following another i, as in xxiij instead of xxiii for the Roman numeral representing 23. A distinctive usage emerged in Middle High German. Gian Giorgio Trissino (1478–1550) was the first to explicitly distinguish I and J as representing separate sounds, in his Ɛpistola del Trissino de le lettere nuωvamente aggiunte ne la lingua italiana (“Trissino’s epistle about the letters recently added in the Italian language”) of 1524.
How did the name Jesus originate?
This name “Jesus” commonly used in Christianity today did not exist and would not be spelled with the letter “J” until about 500 years ago. There was no letter ‘J’ in any language prior to the 14th century in England. The letter did not become widely used until the 17th century.
The Oxford English Dictionary shows the derivation of the name “Jesus” as follow: “In ancient Latin Jesus is spelled Iesus, in ancient Greek (I-ee-sous), ad. late Heb. or Aramaic Yeshua, Jeshua, for the earlier y’hoshua, Jehoshua or Joshua (explained as ‘Jah (or Jahveh) is salvation”
The Encyclopedia Americana contains the following quote on the J: “The form of ‘J’ was unknown in any alphabet until the 14th century. Either symbol (J,I) used initially generally had the consonantal sound of Y as in year. Gradually, the two symbols (J,l) were differentiated, the J usually acquiring consonantal force and thus becoming regarded as a consonant, and the I becoming a vowel.
It was not until 1630 that the differentiation became general in England.” Note in the original 1611 version of the King James Version of the Bible there was no “J” letter in this Bible for because it did not exist. James was spelled Iames. Jesus was spelled Iesous.
“God” was something modern Christianity made up because there is no word “God” in the bible. God, in English, was taken from the word “good” while “evil” became the “devil”, which makes the bible a story of good versus evil.
El = God
Ya = God, usually transliterated as Ja in the King James bible.
Yahu = God (ever wonder where “Yahoo” got their name?)
Yo = God
“The names we are comfortable with are for English people, they don’t apply anywhere else,” stated Donahue. “If you go to that part of the world, try to find me a person with the name “John”.”
Jesus and INRI
INRI supposedly means Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews. On many crucifixion picture, you’ll see INRI, because there were NO J’s during that alleged time.
The “R” in INRI is the word “Rex” which means King. The letter “N” is for Nazareth.
INRI means Iesous Nazareth Rex Yahuda. Yahuda was the name “Judah” There was no Judah, because there was no “J”. It was Yahuda.
Jesus’ name originated from the Greek spelling of Iesous, but the word Jew did not exist in the days of Jesus, either. The word “Jew” was taken from the tribe of “Judah” which also did not exist in the days of Jesus.
Are there any true Christians willing to follow the words of Jesus?
Donahue believes there are no true Christians. According to the bible, the only way to be saved is through Jesus through obeying him.
Here’s are a few examples:
New International Version (NIV)
40 And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well.
New International Version (NIV)
Love for Enemies
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
If you’re a Christian, “You need to send cakes and medical supplies to Osama bin Laden” stated Donahue. “Do you want to go up in church and say you don’t hate Osama, you love him?”
New International Version (NIV)
The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant
21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?”
22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times seven.” (490 times)
Do Christians forgive Bin laden for 911? Would they forgive him another 489 times?
Should there be prayer in school?
Not according to Jesus:
New International Version (NIV)
5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.
So what did Jesus say about judging others?
New International Version (NIV)
15 You judge by human standards; I pass judgment on no one.
How many Christians do you know who are willing to do THIS?
If you truly want to follow the words of Jesus, then how many Christians are willing to do the following?
New International Version (NIV)
21 Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
The kingdom of God is within you. And if your eye be single to my glory, your whole bodies shall be filled with light..
About the Author:
Gregg Prescott, M.S. is the founder and editor of In5D andBodyMindSoulSpirit. He hosts a weekly spiritual show on In5D Radio and promotes spiritual, metaphysical and esoteric conferences in the United States through In5dEvents. Gregg is currently working in collaboration withMichelle Walling, CHLC, in opening a holistic walk-in clinic called Alternative Holistic Healthcare (AHH) in Sarasota, FL with subsequent subsidiaries around the world based upon this model.
Jon Rappoport, Guest
Do atoms understand language?
Are you your brain and nothing else?
If so, mind-control programming is quite reasonable.
“The idea that somewhere in all the stacked-up universes, there might be a little corner that isn’t made out of matter or energy, but is truly independent of, and different from, sub-atomic particles… this idea confounds people, as if it might mean the end of all existence. It might mean a return to the old myths and fairy tales of the horrific priest-classes. It might mean everything science knows will vanish in a puff of smoke. But what if it doesn’t mean any of these things? What if it means that brutal power and domination could die out? What if it means there is an adventure waiting for all of us, beyond any and all pictures of conventional reality?” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)
Do atoms understand language?
Why ask such a question?
Because it goes to the heart of the slow-motion car crash that conventional physics has been experiencing for the past hundred years.
The question also puts philosophic materialism into a massive dither, from which it can’t hope to recover.
Conventional physics asserts that the universe is made entirely of particles. Atoms. Quarks, wavicles.
The universe includes the human brain.
Here is a sentence: “The Roman Empire collapsed, ushering in a Dark Age, a time of unprecedented chaos.”
Forget the truth or falsity of that sentence. It’s not at issue. What is at issue is the meaning of the sentence. You’re reading it now.
Do you understand it? Do you understand its meaning?
Of course you do. So do I.
But you see, your brain is made of particles that physicists would say have no comprehension of language. None. Zero.
These particles make up rocks, chairs, toothbrushes, asteroids, suns, brains. The same particles.
They have no understanding of sentences or paragraphs or books. No understanding of meaning, as expressed in language.
Understanding of language must come from somewhere else. How can it come from the brain, if the brain is entirely composed of atoms?
“Hello, atom. It rained yesterday, but today it’s supposed to be sunny, and the temperature will reach 70. Do you understand what I’m saying?”
“Hello, atom. I find the metaphysics of Kant impenetrable. How about you?”
Of course, physicists will dodge and tap dance and offer diverting explanations: “We’re just beginning to understand the mysteries of the brain…we’re making enormous strides…” And this one, my favorite:
“Humans are conscious and understand meaning and language, we know that. And the only place this understanding could possibly come from is the brain. Therefore, the brain is conscious…”
That’s called circular reasoning, which means you assume what you’re claiming to prove. It’s one of the first fallacies a student learns about, when he’s studying logic (if anyone studies logic anymore).
Some “experts” will make this assertion: “There is no such thing as consciousness or understanding. They’re delusions. So it’s quite all right for the brain to be composed of non-conscious atoms…”
In other words, you and I, sharing the words and sentences of this article, are completely deluded into “thinking” that we understand them. We don’t. We’re just machines made of atoms.
If you buy that argument, I’m looking for investors in my newThorazine-cookie company.
No, I’m afraid the conscious understanding of language is quite real; and that understanding, that knowing, right here and right now, isn’t emanating from the brain, couldn’t be emanating from the brain.
Where it does come from…well, all sorts of opinions can be offered. But one thing is clear. If the whole universe is composed of atoms, and if atoms have no conscious understanding, then consciousness and understanding come from someplace else. A non-atom place.
And by you, I mean a non-material being.
No big deal. Just the difference between a squashed collapsed view of existence and an infinite view…
Here is a statement attributed to Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, 1937 Nobel Laureate in Physiology and Medicine:
“In my search for the secret of life, I ended up with atoms and electrons which have no life at all. Somewhere along the line, life has run out through my fingers. So, in my old age, I am now retracing my steps…”
How many other scientists would admit they, too, have come to the same crossroad? The deeper they probe, the farther they find themselves from what life is?
How many of them would say, “For the past fifty years, I’ve been quite sure everything is made out of something. Know what I mean? Everything is made out of atoms and electrons and quarks and so on. But those little particles don’t understand anything. They just move through space. Something non-material must possess the quality of being able to understand meaning. And that upsets all applecarts…”
How many scientists would say that?
Again…why does any of this matter? Well, here’s one reason. There is an enormous amount of mind-control brain research occurring all over the world. This research is based on the premise that, when it comes to humans, there is no one home. There is just the brain, and the functions of the brain can be manipulated and carved up and reduced, in order to make “the human machine function normally.”
No problem. No conscience. No guilt. It’s just tinkering with the apparatus.
Welcome to the century of the brain. Welcome to philosophic materialism taken to its obvious conclusion.
Welcome to official insanity.
About the Author
Jon Rappoport – The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.
**This article was originally published at No More Fake News.**
Melissa Melton, TruthStream
A new study out of the UK shows once again just how dangerous water fluoridation is.
This time, a look at 98 percent of GP practices found that high rates of underactive thyroid were 30 percent more likely to show up in areas with, surprise surprise, the greatest degree of water fluoridation.
Via The Telegraph:
…new research from the University of Kent suggests that there is a spike in the number of cases of underactive thyroid in high fluoride areas such as the West Midlands and the North East of England…
It could mean that up to 15,000 people are suffering needlessly from thyroid problems which can cause depression, weight gain, fatigue and aching muscles.
And that, of course, is just the number of people in those areas studied.
Obviously, this is a dangerous and underestimated practice.
If weight gain and depression fit the bill, it might help to explain why the United States – the most fluoridated nation on the planet – is also the world’s most obese as well as the world’s most medicated country, with anti-depressants prescribed more than any other drug. Of course, there are many other factors at play as well.
Underactive thyroid, or hypothyroidism, is a condition where your thyroid doesn’t produce enough hormone. Your thyroid regulates all sorts of processes in your body, including your metabolism, your body temperature, and even your heartbeat. If your thyroid isn’t working properly, your whole body slows down, resulting in a bevy of other health problems the least of which is actually weight gain and fatigue.
Studies have shown that fluoride inhibits iodine, which is necessary to keep your thyroid functioning.
On top of that, people don’t realize how many pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides we ingest which also contain fluoride on top of what’s in our water. In studies, these have shown to negatively impact the pituitary gland as well, a pea-sized gland known as the “master” of our endocrine system that secretes thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH).
“Underactive thyroid is a particularly nasty thing to have and it can lead to other long term health problems. I do think councils need to think again about putting fluoride in the water,” Lead author Professor Stephen Peckham, Centre for Health Service Studies, said.
And again, these researchers like so many before them concluded there are safer ways of improving dental health these days that don’t involve dumping the artificial chemical byproducts of the fertilizer industry into our water supply, but our governments time and again just keep repeating the motto “safe and effective” over and over like the fluoridated zombie robots they are.
Did you know that not only was the flagship World War II Grand Rapids fluoride study “tinkered with”to throw out data showing children who did not drink fluoridated water had healthier teeth, but artificial fluoride’s “healthiness” was actually pushed via a massive government propaganda campaign run by none other than Edward Bernays?
Almost overnight…the popular image of fluoride – which at the time was being widely sold as rat and bug poison – became that of a beneficial provider of gleaming smiles, absolutely safe, and good for children, bestowed by a benevolent paternal government. Its opponents were permanently engraved on the public mind as crackpots and right-wing loonies.”
Why World War II?
Gee, I don’t know, could it have anything to do with the fact that huge quantities of fluoride were necessary were to generate the bomb-grade uranium and plutonium essential in atomic bomb production during the Manhattan project? All that excess fluoride waste had to go somewhere… Why not in your water?
Government documents have since been made public which show atomic scientists were secretly ordered to help provide “evidence useful in litigation” against defendants suing over fluoride damage in court. These are the same government scientists who organized studies showing fluoride is “safe and effective.” Can you say “conflict of interest?”
The bottom line isn’t even how obviously false the science was that water fluoridation was based on in the first place. We’ve been lied to and for obvious reasons, that much is on record.
Even before we get to the lies, even looking at water fluoridation superficially, how did we ever accept a program that mass medicates the population via a route that delivers the same amount of chemicals to everyone everywhere without taking into account age, weight, previous medical history, and the amount a person ingests per day? This isn’t just negligent, it’s downright stupid. Think about any medicine ever, right down to vitamins or over-the-counter cough syrup. There are at the very least dosages based on age, right?
How come water fluoridation is some magical process with a chemical that transcends all logic and reason into a one-size-fits-all policy where nothing else ever does?
And that’s before we even get to the rant about how when you drink a glass of water, it only makes contact with the surfaces of your teeth for a brief moment before it is ingested and makes contact with every other system in your body including your organs and soft tissues. Does everything in your body need to be fluoridated? Does your kidneys, liver, intestines and brain get cavities? It’s not like fluoride, which can cause dental fluorosis, is somehow such a smart molecule it knows it should quarantine itself to only affecting your teeth and nothing else but your teeth.
How we are still dumping artificial fluoride into our water when studies come out again and again showing the deleterious effects of the stuff is beyond me. Fluoride makes people sick and stupid, but beyond that, it’s a poison. It’s poisonous.
How much more proof do you need that a poison is poisonous?
Purify your water. Stop drinking poison.
About the Author
Melissa Melton is a co-founder of TruthstreamMedia.com, where this first appeared. She is an experienced researcher, graphic artist and investigative journalist with a passion for liberty and a dedication to truth. Her aim is to expose the New World Order for what it is — a prison for the human soul from which we must break free.
Dr. Matthew Buckley, PSc.D., Contributor
One of my most recent blog entries(1) summarized roughly 10 years of research related to the consequences of inflammatory processes in the periphery of the body, such as the gut, and how this was driving brain degenerative inflammatory processes within the brain.
One of the key findings from that research was how pathogenic bacterial waste products known as “lipopolysaccharides” , (LPS) would trigger an immune response, and this immune response would then trigger the brains immune cells, the microglia, to become overly active and degrade brain cells. (LPS is basically small parts of the cell wall of the bad bacteria.) This response is called “microglial activation”. You’ll be hearing a lot more about it over the next 10 -20 years, because stopping this overactivation is central to correcting all degenerative neurological conditions, including Alzheimers, Autism, Anxiety, ALS, Insomnia, non-situational Depression, MS, and many endocrine system disorders including the unbiquitous adrenal and thyroid disorders that so many people are struggling with right now.
In short, the process can work like this (note there are other ways to trigger this):
1) Pathogenic bacteria overg
row in intestines and create waste products (LPS) which activate the immune system to respond and produce a chemical called “Interleukin 1b”.
2) The activity of this immune response is communicated to the brain by way of the vagus nerve which connects the brain with our “second brain”, which is also called “the gut”.
3) The brains immune system cells called “microglia” become overly excited by the ongoing response to the toxins being produced in the gut (or elsewhere in the body), and these microglia break down neurons.
So how does Monsanto contribute to this?
Monsanto is a chief producer of genetically modified products. Among the most dangerous products that they produce is the herbicide RoundUp. RoundUp is a chemical called “glyphosate” that is combined with a few other chemicals. Conventional farming of corn, soy, cotton, canola, and wheat is increasingly using more and more RoundUp on their genetically modified crops as nature adapts to the toxicity of the RoundUp by becoming increasingly tolerant to it. Ultimately nature will win out, but in the process our food, water, and soil will become increasingly poisoned by the compound until those using these insane farming practices either recognize the foolishness of their ways, or they opt for something even more toxic such as Agent Orange on the crops.(2)
The proponents of Monsanto’s version of GMO farming like to argue that glyphosate is fine to use since the enzymes that kill the weeds which are affected by the RoundUp don’t exist in the human body, therefore they can’t hurt humans(3). Where their argument falls apart is that the enzymes do exist in the microbes which make up our gut, and the importance of a healthy gut ecology is central to good health. In other words, RoundUp residue is disrupting our “microbiome”, and this disruption of our microbiome can result in an overgrowth of pathogenic bacteria relative to our beneficial bacteria (4). Among those toxic bacteria which are known to become dominant is Clostridium Botulinum, which produces one of the most potent bacterial toxins known to man. (4.5)The dominance of these pathogenic bacteria is amplified with the consumption of sugar and high fructose syrup so dominant in the Standard American Diet (SAD), as these harmful microbes love to eat the sweets so many Amercian’s put into their bodies. Likewise, the artificial sweeteners either disrupt our gut flora (5) or they fuel the inflammatory processes within the brain directly.(6) Also noteworthy, is the research which shows how the microbes in our gut will highly influence our bodies cravings. In other words, much of your cravings for junk food and sweets may be coming from an unhealthy gut microbiome.(6.5) Recent research involving the parasite associated with Toxoplasmosis has shown that the parasite will affect behavior beyond just food cravings, too.(6.6) The following video is a nice overview of how our microbiome affects our health.
So what does this all mean?
If our food contains residue of RoundUp, which it almost certainly will if you’re eating conventionally raised corn, wheat, soy, or canola, you can expect the microbial balance within your intestines to become prone to being shifted in the direction of being dominant with pathogenic bacteria. If the pathogenic bacteria becomes dominant, you can expect these bacteria to be producing “lipopolysaccharides”, which will then trigger the immune system to produce the pro-inflammatory cycle I detailed above. Given that scenario, if Monsanto’s crops, which dominate the food landscape right now, are altering our gut ecology and causing it to become dominant in LPS generating bad bacteria, and this then initiates a brain degenerating pro-inflammatory process in the brain, then we can conclude that Monsanto and conventional farming practices are key factors involving probably every form of chronic illness. Not only that, the pet food you’re feeding your animals most likely is tainted with RoundUp residue. Like to eat out? Unless they’re advertising their food as being all organic, expect to be consuming some RoundUp residue. Even if the food is advertised as organic, research is showing that even this is no guarantee that genetically modified food isn’t being used. (7)
So how do we stop this madness?
Unfortunately, there is a fascistic relationship between the government and Monsanto. Our current “Food Safety Czar” at the FDA is former VP from Monsanto, Michael Taylor. Additionally, Clarence Thomas, who sits on the Supreme Court, has never recused himself of any Supreme Court case related to Monsanto, despite a clear conflict of interest given the fact that Clarence Thomas is a former lawyer for Monsanto.(8) Government is now acting to make sure that the Monsanto machine isn’t stopped.
This is going to require a grass roots campaign that starts with YOU! Now that you have this information, please share it with others. Beyond that, “Origins” is an excellent documentary which covers many of the problems with our health and how it relates to conventional farming practices like I described above. If you’re interested in learning more about what I’ve detailed here, watch this video with your friends and family, and help make it viral! The mainstream media isn’t going to do this. Like it or not, stopping the Monsanto machine requires our collective action.
About the Author
Dr. Buckley is a 2002 graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic. Dr. Buckley entered the health care field largely to understand and resolve his personal struggles with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia which began late in his teens. His ongoing study of functional medicine, nutrition, nutrigenomics, applied kinesiology, and energetic medicine has provided him with keen insight and understanding into the holistic dynamics of the body and how we lose and maintain our health. He has maintained a busy practice in Austin, Texas for the past 13 years and works with people of all ages interested in maximizing their health, and overcoming the modern scourge of all forms of chronic illness.
This article was originally featured at Kinsei Mind.
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If reality is unified, then we must also accept that everything is essentially equal.
Spirituality is a very personal affair regardless of the various pathways that one may take or disciplines that one may adhere to. Yet even though there is an abundance of different belief systems and avenues for spiritual endeavour, there is one universal agreement between them – the principle of unity.
Transcending the illusion of disconnection is a personal path.
There are many ways that one may be introduced to this philosophy. We may have been brought up around it via our family. We might have had a profound revelation in a one-off experience. Some are initiated through paranormal activity. Others just intuitively feel it. Altered mind states could have been the catalyst. A revolution could have occurred, through synchronicity deposing coincidence, or the lessons of assorted texts and teachings which all infer this similar conclusion. Or through a combination of channels.
The personal awakening is synonymous to the collective awakening.
Regardless of the series of events, teachings and resources that led to our personal awakening, together we have a responsibility to heal and grow our internal and external worlds. This is because the collective mental and physical landscapes that we inhabit are transcending their states of suffering, like we are. In unity, irrespective of how peaceful we have made our internal environment, our external environment is still a reflection of our collective fundamental nature – including what is in harmony and what isn’t.
A Global Metaphysical View
The nature of reality is unity.
Unity can be used as a universal term to describe the outcomes of various fields of thought. Examples include: Energy; Mind; Consciousness; Hologram; Light; Love; Spirit; the Source; the Field; the Akashic Field; the Zero-point Energy Field; Quantum Field of Possibilities; the Collective Unconscious; Undivided Wholeness; Nirvana; One; God etc. If these are all equal to each other in terms of their agreement that a unifying principle exists, then we have arrived at an agreed global metaphysical position which incorporates both our rational and intuitive hemispheres.
Earth’s global culture needs to heal.
Regardless of what reality is literally made of, whether its essence is of a material or immaterial nature, it’s irrelevant to our goals. As long as we agree that a property of reality is unity, and that unity inherently implies that everything is fundamentally equal, one, then together we can get on with making this earthly experience fair and peaceful for all.
In unity, the suffering of others is a reflection of our own suffering.
That is why an agreed metaphysical view for our global society has significant implications for our future. From both a personal and societal standpoint, as well as a rational and intuitive standpoint, we know to treat everyone and everything equally. The way we care for ourselves should be equivalent to the way that we care for others. Our philosophical and practical systems should also ensure that each person has access to the resources they need to adequately survive and thrive.
Suffering is pandemic across both (so-called) developing and developed nations.
No matter how far we may be personally removed from it, the reality is the majority of our fellow man is distressed from a lack of external and/or internal resources. The former is strongly influenced from an unequal distribution of food, water, shelter, infrastructure, education, medicine and political representation, whilst the latter from a lack of knowledge and skills in emotional regulation and psychological balancing, as well as a limited capacity to face and overcome the external challenges that can inhibit one’s inner peace.
Translating It Into Practice
There are infinite expressions of unity.
When we individually undertake a process of spiritual introspection, we all arrive at the exact same place; unity. Yet when we translate that wisdom into practice, the result is a plethora of personal, philosophical and cultural differences. The spectrum of spiritual interpretation is why so many distinct religions exist; the expression of how the original perspective of unity manifested into religious practice was subject to social and human influences at inception and over time.
Regardless of the personal path we choose to take, spirituality is a journey of enlightenment for both the inner and outer realms.
Today, many people undertake this process of conscious introspection away from the pre-established context of religious models, so it is no wonder that there are so many individualised methodologies and interpretations of ‘spirituality’. And there’s nothing wrong with that either; there is no one strict way to live, and anyone who thinks they have all the answers probably doesn’t. As long as your path reflects the primary agreed principle of unity, and its inherent implications, then it should be embraced.
The Health and Growth of the Self
Therapeutic and developmental practices which harmonise all of our life vitalities ensures that we raise our vibration and align ourselves closer to our spiritual path.
We are all subject to suffering of the self and it is our personal role to transcend it. But our health is much more than is usually defined; it’s not just our physical and mental well-being. The reality is we have many layers of our life to take care of including our physical, psychological, emotional, philosophical, sexual, behavioural, creative, social and spiritual vitalities. With this in mind, we should be continually asking ourselves what areas need more attention and what strategies can we implement to heal and grow. We also need to find a true love for ourselves.
To be truly free, we must empower ourselves to lead our thoughts and emotions.
Even though we literally make the free choice on how we think, feel, act and live, we are still strongly influenced by our environment, such as parents, peers, culture, society, government and the age we live in. Therefore, as an adult we are both independent and conditioned agents. But we cantranscend our conditioning. The time we become truly free is the time that we take full responsibility of ourselves and ensure that we, not anyone or anything else, are the most influential factor for how we evolve for the rest of our lives. That of course means taking full responsibility for how we think and feel.
If people act unjust, then justice will inevitably be served.
It’s the basics. Excuses which blame something or someone for our thoughts and feelings just don’t cut it on the spiritual path. Spiritually, we have experiences for growth; we are co-creators of our experience. Now this doesn’t mean that there aren’t consequences for the actions of others which hurt us, the response we provide is incorporated into the overall context of the negative and positive vibrations that they’ve attracted into their life.
Not only should we accept our experiences, but also respond to them accordingly.
The new age mantra that “everything happens for a reason” may be true in the sense that experiences have innate information that we can capitalise on to progress us on our path of enlightenment, but it is equally true that proportional actions need to transpire in response. Just like we should respond to the injustice we serve ourselves, we should also respond to that which surrounds us. The tricky part is determining what that response should be which is why we draw on both our rational and intuitive capacities to guide us.
If we process each experience as an opportunity to learn, regardless of how undesirable that experience is, we always get exactly what we need: growth.
It is true that we make so-called ‘mistakes’ which deliver us to our destiny; however that doesn’t mean we should make that same choice again. We should learn from it. There are innumerable times that we have had an undesirable experience which resulted in our growth, regardless if it was influenced from the actions of ourselves or others. And that’s what we need; to learn, to heal, and to grow. We need to harmonious our energies and become our new, more developed selves in every moment. When we conceive of our experience this way – where our wants are the healthy and unhealthy desires of our ego and our needs are the experiences we require for sustained growth – then we always have something to offer ourselves.
When we embrace our experience, we must develop a healthy balance between awareness, acceptance and action.
Every moment is therefore an opportunity to progress our health and well-being. When we treat ourselves and others disappointingly, we should process it in the context of our learning and then make amends. The same applies when somebody treats us poorly; when we are exposed to underdeveloped actions by others, we should embrace it as a part of us, as well as give a calculated response in return. After all, we have accepted that we are fundamentally united. For example, what information and energy can we embrace from it? Is there some action we can do to encourage the health and growth of both the internal and external worlds?
The Health and Growth of Society
Maximising the impact we have as co-creators amplifies the awakening of our collective consciousness.
Mindful living is an integral aspect of spirituality. Allowing ourselves and others to make poor choices without negative judgement is vital, as is reasonable and realistic judgement in general. Radiating positive and loving vibrations is too. We should understand ourselves as a pulsing and energetic vibration – an instrument of sound adding to the orchestra of reality which encompasses us. We should lead from our heart and consciously influence the collective vibration of our shared reality.
It is as much our responsibility to undertake appropriate responses to our outside world as it is to our inside world.
This means being loving, patient, compassionate, empathetic and understanding. But as described above, it also means taking action to influence the health and growth of our society. It’s a misconception to think that just because everything is meant to be, that it will naturally balance itself out without our intervention.
The earth and our species needs help to come back into balance.
Just like there are some justified ramifications within our social models of law and ethics, there are also measures that we must apply in response to our external environment. This does not necessarily mean that the law should be taken into one’s own hands, but more so that as an individual within a global culture, actions need to be taken to rectify the injustices of our world which violate the philosophical principle of unity.
Caring for the external world really is as important as doing it for our own internal health and growth.
For example, our leading philosophical and pragmatic compasses are contributing to some major ecological, social and individual injustices – systems that need to be addressed through calculated measures. If we just sit back and allow it to continue, it will. That’s why collective action needs to balance these injustices out, so we need to decide how we will personally contribute to our shared goals.
It is a shared responsibility that we transform our world.
There are many injustices and social dysfunctions that currently plague our cultures. To heal that situation, we need to ensure that the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual vitality of every living being is cared for as our future develops.
Together we must act, united.
It is by having a true sense of the healing and growth that is required for both the inside and outside of us which reflect a holistic approach to spirituality. Once we have that awareness, we should aim foracceptance of why and how it needs to change, as well as the application of strategies to facilitate the therapeutic and developmental process that we and our society so desperately need to work through.
Together we are one.
About the Author
Exploring the edges of life, Phil is an ‘experience veteran’. His mantra is “Have a Crack at Life”.
Living in Sydney, Australia, Phil is best described as a ‘self-help guide’. He focuses on his own physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and aims to share that with his clients. His written articles generally focus on ideology, society, adventure and self-help.
Working in the therapeutic sector, Phil assists families and children as a mentor, relationship mediator and health & life teacher. He also provides tailored programs for personal growth which are facilitated face-to-face, via email and over the phone. He also has a degree in Social Science & Philosophy and has been trained extensively in health services.
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Julian Rose, Contributor
End Game of Our Tormentors?
Have you ever reflected on what might be the ultimate goal of the oppressors of humanity? I have – and this is what emerged.
Those in pursuit of power are seldom satisfied. They always want more. In a seemingly never ending act of compulsive consumption, they seek to dominate or destroy all that stands in the way of their thirst for power.
The forces that currently hold a controlling influence over this world are of this stable. Their goal of ‘full spectrum dominance’ or ‘total domination’ of various aspects of this planet is not the summation of their ambition, it is a mere stepping stone along the way.
On the way to what?
On the way to becoming masters of the Universe.
The macrocosm has a dual energetic essence: an evolving outward force and an imploding inward force. An iridescence of light and an impenetrable darkness. A blazing sun and a black hole. Multiple members of each of course.
This theme of duality plays out throughout the macrocosm and microcosm – through the totality of life. Through sentient and insentient matter; down to the neutron, electron, cells, molecules, atoms and sub atomic particles. Everywhere energy is dual. Electricity requires the interaction and clash between opposing forces in order to be that highly energetic element that it is.
While the evolution of the plant and animal kingdom is clearly attracted and aligned to the vibratory waves of the Creator, man has a choice: the choice to follow the call of the soul – or the choice not to follow the call of the soul. To evolve or to slide into entropy. This makes man a pretty unique species.
When we examine ourselves, we find that we have a duality of choice in all we say and do, at all times. There is a continual clash here. The friction which results from this clash provides propulsion. A propulsion, which like the plant kingdom, aspires to the light. But only if we are true to our calling.
Constantly catching our attention are a host of signposts drawing us towards various routes that divert us from our true calling, each promising much in the way of material wealth, ego satisfying power and physical convenience.
The net worth of our life depends upon which of the two fundamental roads we elect as the predominant influence. Which of these two pulls we make our main priority. The innately divine voice of our intuition or the ulterior motive, materialistic attraction? There is a third: the fear based ‘safety’ route.
In the course of our exploration and recognition of the dark side (in ourselves) we come across many symptoms of the ulterior motive. Irrational cravings that tend to obscure and weigh-down our ability to respond to the light; to the signals of the soul.
Due to the afflictions that have long dominated the human race, we are born into a world predominantly governed by manifestations of these crass, misdirected motives.
One such is the desire for a type of power which gives the illusion of being greater, or at least more alluring, than our still subtle innately divine intuitive power.
This ego fueled power has ample room to develop because our subtle innate power is realised – and takes form – only gradually. We thus cannot avoid spending considerable amounts of time under the influence of that which is the antithesis of the call to the light. In spite of the fact that this antithesis is, in effect, an abstraction. A virtual reality. The condition this present world suffers under 24/7.
Carlos Castaneda’s shaman teacher refers to this condition as ‘the foreign installation’.
If we allow ourselves, we who were gifted ‘freedom of choice’, to take this abstract road towards a power which appears greater than our slowly unfolding innate natural power – we will find that it is a road well travelled. So well travelled in fact, that it gives the impression of being the only road we can take – especially since the great majority of people we know are on it.
Not only this, in choosing to pursue further a journey that is at odds with the pull of our souls, we soon come across guides, figure-heads and high priests, all of whom are only too willing to soften our passage and further pacify our inner being. Keep going and doctors of darkness emerge who will enable the traveller of this road to gain new powers and skills to further aid his/her wilful ambitions.
Such skills enable the initiate to start practising, in daily life, a kind of subliminal black magic. The power to ‘get one’s way’ in all one does. To take possession of that which one wishes to possess. To become well adjusted to the darkness and ever more in denial of the light. Ultimately landing-up as obedient servants to the dark side hierarchy.
To fully give one’s self over to ‘the foreign installation’ is to follow a reverse sequence for human kind. Symbolised by the Nazi Swastika, a reversed ancient symbol of peace and one of the main tools of mischievous ‘archons’ in service to their dark masters.
Most who dabble in the dark side’s satanic pilgrimage don’t ever get to the inner sanctum, fortunately. However, they do themselves (and others) a great deal of harm along the way. But those that do get an open door to the inner sanctum, become the chosen purveyors of a reversed logic for the planet. Such people manifest themselves wherever positions of insentient hierarchical power and control are dominant.
In this reversed world, our innate divinity is turned inside-out, becoming a near total immersion into atheistic narcissism: the mark of the beast – one of whose more blatant manifestations is our rampant consumer society.
Carried to its nadir, the pursuit of power takes the form of a total consumption of the
all; the complete subjugation of the Creator and replacement with a false idol that takes on the characteristics of a god in its own right. The abstract, insentient god of disenfranchised divine power.
It is this alien hybrid that seeded its way onto an innocent Earth in ages past, stealing the gold from an unsullied Eden.
The end game of our tormentors has always been to possess this blessed planet and suck from it all vestiges of love, passion and compassion. Because they provide the fuel for the process whereby the dark omega point can be reached; the divine universe conquered, to be replaced by a virtual reality transhuman sham.
This is the world entered into by any being who freely elects to follow the calling of the ‘foreign installation’ instead of the Supreme Creator.
Duality has no ‘no man’s land’ middle ground. Not to be on the path of truth is to be on the path of untruth; and unless corrected (and there are ample opportunities for correction) this road ends in a black hole.
For those who fully embrace a march to the black hole, the world is not enough. For the eternal craver of power, and those driven by a deep fear of the unknown, only the possession of the entire universe seems likely to satiate their inner emptiness.
However, that seemingly unquenchable appetite will never get its craved for satiation. As what such entities do not fully comprehend, is that all attempts to subjugate the Creator must ultimately prove futile. For the very act of trying triggers – somewhere deep in the universe – an opposite movement. The rebirth of life-light. A counterpoint that cannot be constrained.
As this force grows in intensity, we sense our own rebirth quickening. Not just this, but also that the poisoned protagonists of darkness, for all their brazen arrogance, are trembling.
We who press onwards, confronting the seemingly impenetrable grip that our tormentors hold over us, burn inside with an unquenchable passion for fulfilment of our quest. This passion is transformative. It brings us to our Omega Point. The exact opposite of the dark-side’s entropic end game.
Here, at our Omega Point, we find ourselves offering our full support for this great Universe that bore us in the first place. We burst with the love we long to share, to give back. To honour our Creator.
And it is here, in this quintessential moment, that our Creator witnesses that which He Is – and we – that which We Are. And we are the same.
Fully conjoined in a Oneness that disguises the duality which brought it into being.
About the Author
Julian is an early pioneer of UK organic farming, an international activist and author.
He is currently president of The International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside. His latest book “In Defence of Life” can be purchased on www.amazon.com or by visiting Julian’ web site at www.julianrose.info
David Gardner, Conscious Reporter
[Editor’s Note: This is the third part of a series on this subject from David Gardner, who contributes to ConsciousReporter.com. Read part I here, and part II here.]
The depiction of dark forces is almost omnipresent in today’s most well-known music industry acts. Why are these ominous messages promoted? Where does this dark influence come from? This article examines the hierarchy of evil influence in the music industry, delving into sources of darkness usually hidden from view.
“We have reached a period in the history of the world when ignorance is criminal and deserves the heaviest penalty. Ignorance is not black magic, but it is the greatest ally that the black magician has in the world today”. – Manly P. Hall
In the first two parts of this series we looked at the way positive esoteric symbols have been distorted and used as symbols of evil, bringing darkness into the homes and lives of millions by their persistent use in popular culture. We also looked at the agenda in the music industry to promote the dark side, and the way darkness is glorified and indulged. But what is behind all these depictions of evil? Is there a conscious dark intelligence guiding the direction of the music industry? Or are artists just cashing in on the latest in-fashion craze?
Let’s take a trip down the music industry’s dark occult rabbit hole.
Music is about communicating ideas and emotion
Music undoubtedly has a huge impact upon us. Music can help us be happier, it can inspire and uplift us, but the wrong kind of music can make us angry, aggressive or depressed. We may feel drawn to listening to particular types of music and then resonate with the lyrics and the visuals which accompany it, often with a song playing in our heads throughout the day. But how often do we stop to think about where the ideas we are consuming come from?
There is nothing accidental about the music industry, even in its perceived rebellion against accepted ideas. Everything is scripted, choreographed and carefully constructed to have a particular impact, pervading the culture we are immersed in every day.
“Artists, creations and ideas that do not fit the mainstream way of thinking are mercilessly rejected and forgotten by the conglomerates, which in turn makes them virtually disappear from society itself. However, ideas that are deemed to be valid and desirable to be accepted by society are skillfully marketed to the masses in order to make them become self-evident norm”. – Vigilant Citizen Source
To this end, researchers have discovered that we don’t always like music for the reasons that we think. The more we are exposed to a song – even unconsciously – the more the pleasure centres in our brain respond to it, even if it is not a good fit for our usual musical tastes. So while it may seem that certain songs are played over and over on the radio because they’re popular, it’s often the case that they’re popular simply because we are exposed to them so often.
Record companies can therefore easily control which artists become successful, and by association what values become ingrained in our subconscious and popular culture through saturation and repeated exposure.
In many instances the depictions of darkness we consume are displayed in a subliminal manner through costumes, staging, and video clips. Studies have shown that subliminal messaging does work, and that we are able to perceive the emotional value of subliminal messages particularly when those messages are negative. But in a lot of cases this symbolism is right in our faces, with nothing subliminal about it. How much more powerful then is this influence?
This subliminal and overt indoctrination appears to be part of a global experiment in darkness, where we are being programmed to accept and even appreciate dark values through mass exposure.
But where is this message coming from? Is it coming from the artists themselves, the directors of their videos, or the producers of shows like the Grammys, the Super Bowl half time show and the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs)? Is it coming from the owners of companies or from their affiliations with secretive and occult groups? Could it even be coming from the forces of darkness themselves beyond this world?
This goes deeper than religion
“Truth is stranger than fiction because fiction is obliged to stick to the possibilities; truth is not.” – Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)
While religious values are often portrayed in a negative light in the work of popular artists, I personally don’t believe this is about religion as much as it is a wider campaign throughout society – also encompassing fashion, entertainment, the media and politics, where spiritual and esoteric values are being eroded and replaced with values of darkness.
Esoteric societies have existed throughout time, long before the advent of Christianity which many believe is the target of the negative symbolism in popular culture today. Despite many Christians seeing everything esoteric as evil and Satanic, this is not the case. Esotericism has a benevolent history with ancient civilisations such as the early Egyptians and other sun worshipping cultures basing much of their culture and architecture around sacred esoteric principles.
Unfortunately, as cultures degenerate and spiritual schools are infiltrated by darkness, positive esoteric symbols become mixed with negative ones. As a result many of the remnant secret societies we are left with today such as the Freemasons and Rosicrucians, while appearing to have a basis in positive esotericism, now also contain practices and teachings of darkness and materialism, which affects the perception of esoteric spirituality as a whole.
“Throughout history the knowledge has been split into three kinds: white (light), black (darkness) and grey (a mixture). White knowledge has been continuously infiltrated and attacked by dark forces and its reputation muddied and lost, thus many sacred deities and spiritual principles became seen as black, while dark forces such as Baal were seen as spiritual.
Dark forces and ceremonies have existed alongside white esoteric knowledge, obscuring and confusing their meanings to the public. Secret societies of dark knowledge exist to this day, having passed through centuries largely undetected, yet accumulating power. They use the symbols of knowledge of light but invert them.
Grey esotericism is practiced by those who don’t know what they are doing. Many modern day secret societies, some established in the public arena, societies with clear financial and other non-spiritual agendas and popular Satanism, are examples of this.
Today dark esoteric knowledge has come to thrive to the virtual exclusion of white knowledge. It’s easier to achieve results in dark knowledge – it brings power, wealth, fame, and pleasure. Whereas white knowledge is difficult to attain – it requires suffering and sacrifice, often poverty and brings wisdom, peace, love and liberation, qualities that most readily drop in favor of pleasure, power and darkness”. ― Belsebuub Source
This may be part of the agenda of darkness to confuse and alter the message of positive esotericism to such a degree that it is almost impossible for anyone searching for the light to find it.
For many artists and those in the music industry’s hierarchy of influence above them, this appears to go well beyond the realms of religion to personal experience of forces beyond this physical world. Unfortunately they appear to be in touch with the dark side rather than the light.
“Some understanding of the intricate theory and practice of ceremonial magic may be derived from a brief consideration of its underlying premises.
First. The visible universe has an invisible counterpart, the higher planes of which are peopled by good and beautiful spirits; the lower planes, dark and foreboding, are the habitation of evil spirits and demons under the leadership of the Fallen Angel and his ten Princes.
Second. By means of the secret processes of ceremonial magic it is possible to contact these invisible creatures and gain their help in some human undertaking. Good spirits willingly lend their assistance to any worthy enterprise, but the evil spirits serve only those who live to pervert and destroy”. – Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of all Ages
“There is a beast in man that should be exercised, not exorcised.” ― Anton Szandor LaVey
There are many connections that can be seen between the music industry and groups such as the Church of Satan who focus on the indulgence of the animalistic aspects of human nature, but also incorporate many negative or inverted spiritual symbols in their work and rituals.
Here’s what Nikolas Schreck – husband of former Satanic high priestess Zeena Schreck (LaVey) and son-in-law of Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey – had to say in the 1980s about how musical frequencies could be considered a useful vehicle to promote dark values due to their popularity with the youth. This video is about 2 minutes of a longer interview in which he also talked about a coming new world order:
30 years later it seems that some music is being used in the way outlined by Schreck. Take the 2001 MTV VMA performance by Britney Spears of “I’m a Slave 4 U” where she dances carrying a huge python, imagery reminiscent of Satanic rituals, both real and imagined. The tempting serpent is synonymous with evil which caused humanity to fall and lose its innocence.
Satanic influence is also clearly visible in actor / director / musician James Franco’s clip for Love in the Old Days (NSFW) by his band Daddy. The clip represents, in Franco’s own words, the “marriage of hell” and re-enacts a real Satanic ritual called Das Tierdrama. This ritual is said to have been based on the book the Island of Dr Moreau by HG Wells where half-human half-animal hybrids are created in strange scientific experiments, leading the protagonist to understand when he goes back to society how close to becoming animals humans really are.
The video clip for Love in the Old Days was inspired by and featured Kenneth Anger as the main “priest”. Anger was a lifelong friend of Anton LaVey and a disciple of a Aleister Crowley. He directed the movie Lucifer Rising in which Lucifer is summoned in order to bring about a new occult age. Anger said of the movie: “I’m a pagan and the film is a real invocation of Lucifer … The film contained real black magicians, a real ceremony, real altars, real human blood, and a real magic circle” Source.
Although Franco has stated that he was mainly interested in the aesthetic of the ritual, his interest in the occult appears to go beyond that. In his own words he sees Kenneth Anger as the “priest of darkness”, and partook with Anger in a re-enactment of the “Bartzabel Working” ritual used by Aleister Crowley to invoke the spirit of Mars, where Franco acted as the “base material” – the vessel that the spirit would manifest through. Source
Even at the beginning of rock music there was a Satanic influence, with the Rolling Stones naming their 1967 album Their Satanic Majesties Request. Lead singer of the Stones Mick Jagger also composed the score of a later film by Kenneth Anger that starred Anton LaVey called “Invocation of My Demon Brother”. Interestingly the Queen has held an audience with Mick Jagger, and he has even been granted a knighthood!
Of course, the many theories online about Satanic influence in popular music have been mocked by high-profile stars such as Conan O’Brien, who opened the 2014 MTV Movie Awards by stating “Welcome to the satanic cult awards ladies and gentleman. All hail the dark lord” (cheers and laughter from the audience). He has also joked on his show about the controversy surroundingMadonna’s Super Bowl halftime show in 2012 which many believe contained Satanic symbolism. This is somewhat ironic as O’Brien has been a featured speaker at the Bohemian Grove which performs rituals that harken back to the days of worshipping demonic gods with child sacrifice.
Aleister Crowley, the Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO) and the Golden Dawn
If you have ever looked into the occult you’ve probably come across Aleister Crowley, a man who has had a huge impact on Western occultism through the OTO and the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Although he did not found these organisations he has played a pivotal role in the direction of their message, introducing black practices and teachings. If you haven’t heard of Crowley, you may be surprised just how much influence this man – who proclaimed himself “The Great Beast” and signed his name with three sixes – has had upon the music industry.
Crowley advocated the use of hard drugs in magical rituals in order to create the “breakage of consciousness” and was known to evoke demons to do his bidding. Using bodily fluids and faeces in his rituals he misused and abused ancient eastern tantric practices (which he had only limited first-hand knowledge of) as part of initiation rites. Through the propagation of his own perverse form of “sex magic”, Crowley is largely responsible for popular misrepresentations of Tantra, a complex and varied eastern tradition centred on seeking spiritual liberation, which in the West has largely been adulterated and divorced from any wider spiritual context and made almost solely about sex and seeking increased sexual pleasure.
Crowley styled himself as the Antichrist and was labelled by the press the “wickedest man alive”. He owned a mansion in Scotland named after the demon Baal (the Boleskine mansion), who was worshipped with child sacrifice by ancient cultures which had degenerated.
Crowley made multiple attempts at impregnating women – which he called his Scarlet Women – with a “moonchild”, evoking the w**** of Babylon into their womb to create a living Anti-Christ. His most well known text, central to his teachings, was the Book of the Law. He received guidance to write this book from a being he called Aiwass, his “guardian angel”. Aiwass reportedly gave Crowley some rather strange advice if it was truly coming from an “angel”:
“To worship me take wine and strange drugs … LUST, enjoy all things of sense and rapture. Fear not that any God shall deny thee for this.” Source
He is perhaps most well known however for his dictum “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law” and spoke about “the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will”. As opposed to white magicians who respect freewill, the Divine, and natural laws, black magicians use the power of their personal will in order to break natural laws, gain power and fulfil their desires without regard for people’s freewill, the divine will or for universal laws.
“A black magician is one who seeks to gain authority over spiritual powers by means of force rather than by merit …
The black magician is firmly of the belief that he knows what he needs, when in reality he only knows what he wants. He seeks to mold the Plan into his own desires …
Age after age, the wants of man destroy him. In ignorance he plays with fire; in thoughtlessness he ignores the immutable laws of nature, and then wonders why the tempests break about his head … He neither obeys the laws of force, nor recognizes that cause and effect rule all things; that day after day, he reaps misery as the harvest of thoughtlessness …
Nowhere is black magic more apparent than in the modern phases of religion. In both the new and old doctrines, instead of emphasizing the will of the Logos [God] as the law of men, students have been taught to demand of the Infinite, and that He will obey”. – Manly P Hall, Magic: A Treatise on Esoteric Ethics
The OTO appears to be esteemed in celebrity circles and many music industry artists have been inspired by Crowley’s work.
In David Bowie’s song ‘Quicksand’ he says:
“I’m closer to the Golden Dawn
Immersed in Crowley’s uniform of imagery”.
In 1976 he stated:
“My overriding interest was in cabbala and Crowleyism. That whole dark and rather fearsome never–world of the wrong side of the brain.” Source
He also stunned the world when in a 1976 Rolling Stone interview he said:
“Rock has always been the devil’s music . . . I believe rock and roll is dangerous . . . I feel we’re only heralding something even darker than ourselves.” Source
Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin is said to have performed Crowley rituals on stage and had such a great interest in Crowley’s teachings that he bought Crowley’s Boleskin residence.
Jay-Z, Tyler the Creator from Odd Future, Adam Lambert, Taylor Momsen and Ciara have all been seen wearing clothing referencing Crowley, with Ciara blatantly displaying “XIV Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn” on her clothing in the video clip for Super Turnt Up. The XIV is a reference to a dark initiation which is part of the rites of the Golden Dawn.
Many stars including Lady Gaga have their own take on the phrase “Do what though wilt” and the Beatles went so far as to put Crowley on the album cover of their album Sgt Pepper’s lonely hearts club band amongst pictures of their heroes.
Crowley can also be credited with the phenomena of back masking, where artists include subliminal messages in their songs which can be discovered upon playing them in reverse. For Crowley this was known as the “Law of reversal”:
“. . .train himself to think BACKWARDS by external means, as set forth here following.
(a) Let him learn to write BACKWARDS. . .
(b) Let him learn to walk BACKWARDS. . .
(c) Let him. . . listen to phonograph records REVERSED
(d) Let him practise speaking BACKWARDS. . .
(e) Let him learn to read BACKWARDS. . .”
– Crowley, Aleister. Magick: Liber ABA, book four, 1994 Ordo Templi Orientis edition, p. 639
In Satanic churches the law of reversal is reportedly used in black masses. Under an inverted cross they will “recite the Lords prayer but they will start with “Amen” and say “Nema” and then recite the whole prayer backwards.” Source
The use of reversal is a common trait of black magicians, as black magic is a perversion and inversion of white magic.
“The black magician…must…distort the histograms so that they typify the occult fact that he himself is distorting the principles for which the symbols stand. Black magic is not a fundamental art; it is the misuse of an art. Therefore it has no symbols of its own, It merely takes the emblematic figures of white magic, and by inverting and reversing them signifies that it is left-handed.” – Manly P Hall, Secret Teachings of All Ages
Backmasking in music was considered such an issue that legislation was proposed in 1983 in Arkansas and California that would require albums that included backmasking to be labelled as such.
The 1983 California bill was introduced to prevent backmasking that “can manipulate our behavior without our knowledge or consent and turn us into disciples of the Antichrist” Source
The Arkansas law initially passed unanimously, but was later returned to the state senate by Governor Bill Clinton and defeated.
An example of back masking appears in Jay-Z’s track Lucifer, which contains the number of the beast, the words “I will introduce you to evil” and “Murder, murder Jesus” when played backwards:
Freaked out yet?
James Franco has even gone as far as saying that Crowley’s disciple Kenneth Anger, has inspired much of the use of occult symbolism in the music industry today due to his influence on the music videos of artists such as The Rolling Stones.
Next up we’ll look at the hierarchy of influence behind the dark values promoted in the music industry.
About the Author
David Gardner has a deep interest in spiritual development, but has discovered there are many forces in the world working to keep people asleep. His recent interest has been researching the psychological tactics and techniques used to limit people’s spiritual potential, writing about his discoveries here at The Conscious Reporter.
by Secret of the Ankh
The Dogon Tribe originates from Africa, yet many of the legends from their heritage were used by the Egyptians and subsequent dynasties. The Dogon knew of constellations that we didn’t ‘discover’ until many years later.
How did they know about the Sirius star system?
The Mayan culture received their information from Kulkulkan and the Aztecs received theirs from Quetzalcoatl, who was also known as Thoth. Did the Dogon receive their knowledge through shamanistic spiritual means or perhaps through extraterrestrial intervention? You decide for yourself!
Dogon Cosmology, Sirius, and Hydrogen Astrophysics
There are some profound astrophysical truths contained in this summary of Dogon star science, a few of which have already been alluded to. Some of the most profound is the nature of the Sirius star system and its importance in establishing and maintaining celestial order for our solar system.
The Dogon actually say that there are three major stars in the Sirius system:
Po Tolo, Sigi Tolo, and Emma Ya Tolo.
Po Tolo (Sirius B) is the oldest of stars, and its name means ‘deep beginning’. It is a twin of the Po – the Black hole at the center of the galaxy. The Dogon consider Po Tolo the reservoir and source of all things in this realm, and the germ of creation for our Solar System. They say it is the smallest, yet heaviest of celestial objects, and that it ejects it essence out into creation by its fast spinning. The particles of its essence are ‘infinitely small’.
A breakdown of the key cosmological and astrophysical truths expressed in Dogon High Science is as follows:
· Amma is the Dogon name for Amen. Amma is described as the intelligent consciousness behind all of creation and the awareness within all beings. Amma is ‘He Who Rests Upon Nothing’.
The Po is the Black Hole that is the core of our galaxy. The Po is ‘The Egg of the World’, the first principle of the seed. Po means seeds in the Dogon language. The Dogon describe the Po as the smallest thing in the world, alluding to the fact that the matter of a Black Hole is the densest, most compact form of matter in creation. They say that it is ‘invisible, at the center’. It spins and scatters all particles of matter in a sonorous and luminous motion, yet remains inaudible and invisible. The Dogon say that Amma placed his word in the Po, thus making it the ‘image of the creator’ and ‘the womb of Amma’.
· The Clavicles of Amma refer to the spiral nebula arms that define the shape of the galaxy. The clavicle is the 1st bone to appear in the skeletal system of developing embryos. It grows in a sickle-type arch very similar to the shape of the arms of our spiral galaxy.
· Po Tolo is ‘The Star of the Deep Beginning’. This is what the Dogon call the Black dwarf Star that astronomers call Sirius B. Po Tolo is the 1st of all stars; it was born after the Po (galactic core) had finished its task. Po Tolo is seen as a double of the Po, meaning that Black stars such as Sirius B act very similar to Black Holes; it appears as if it has the same effect on space and time as Blacks Holes, only on a much lesser scale of manifestation. Po Tolo is the ‘image of the womb of Amma’ and is seen as a reservoir of source of renewing life force for this realm of creation (Po Tolo is the 2nd closest star system to our solar system; being only eight light years away). Po Tolo is also made of the smallest and heaviest of things, which the Dogon describe as a metal called Sagala. One pebble of Sagala would weigh several tons. Because Po Tolo is so massive it shapes and moulds the structure of space and time in our realm.
Sigi Tolo is the youngest star to come out of Amma’s womb. This is the star astronomers refer to as Sirius A. Sigi Tolo is ‘The Star of the Sacrificed Fish’. The Dogon say that Amma, in an effort to thwart the transgressions of a rebellious being named Ogo sacrificed the Celestial Fish Man Nommo Semi. Sigi Tolo is the star seed of Nommo Semi, which makes Sigi Tolo the celestial testament of the sacrificed fish. The Dogon say that the sacrificial blood of Sigi Tolo spills onto the womb of Amma, and is renewing, impregnating, and purifying this realm of creation.
Dogon cosmology and Kemetic sacred science are very similar in concepts and symbolism. In fact, Dogon cosmology appears to be the exact cosmology of the Kemetic priesthood at Annu (ancient Hermopolis). The Dogon know Ra as Amma, ‘He Who Rests Upon Nothing’. The Universe is considered ‘Amma’s Egg’. Within his egg, Amma began spinning around, forming the po seed (the Black Hole at the Galactic Core). The po is ‘the smallest [heaviest and densest] thing that was made invisible, at the center’.
Amma then placed seven ‘words’ in the po, which began to vibrate strongly within the seed. The spiraling vibrations caused four clavicles to grow forth from the po. In hue-mans, clavicles are the first bones to form in a hue-man embryo. They grow in the form of an exaggerated ‘S’. The celestial clavicles that grow from the Po are the spiral nebulae arms that extend from the galactic core and define the shape of our spiral galaxy.
Suddenly, the Po burst forth, and eight new seeds were created. Amma planted these seeds in his egg near the clavicles of the Po. With these eight seeds, Amma intended to create eight celestial beings – four male and four female. The Dogon called these beings the Nommo Anagonno, best translated as ‘The Word (Nommo) that Became the Fish-Man’ (Anagonno). The Nommo are the first beings created by Amma, and they are amphibious celestial creatures. The Nommo correspond to the Kemetic Khem-Anu.
These eight beings were going to be Amma’s perfect creation. As sister & brother yet husband & wife, the four fish-twins were going to make each other fertile, complete, and blessed with heavenly happiness and fulfillment. However, one of the male twins – Ogo (the Kemetic Set) – grew impatient as he waited for his female twin to gestate. Ogo decided to rebel from Amma. He jumped out of his celestial womb and stole parts of his own placenta. He then began creating and pro-creating with his own placenta in an attempt to re-create his own little world. His stolen placenta became impure, and his actions greatly threw off the divine order Amma had intended. The Dogon say that our Sun – whom they call Nay – is the stolen placenta, and that planet Earth is the rebel-world established by Ogo.
Zen Gardner, Guest
It is. It’s outdated programming and the engineers of deceit can’t keep up. The vibrational changes are exceeding their capabilities. You know how your phone or computer’s software goes out of date, and new programs can’t operate? It’s the same thing. The imitators of creation can’t maintain a current operating system any longer in the face of this Universal shift.
And it’s driving them nuts.
Just look at the desperation we’re witnessing. Crude military and police state maneuvers are only one aspect. The biggest clue is seeing the previously incremental and now hyperbolic use of monstrous lies that are becoming so transparent and unbelievable to just about anyone. Agreed, there are the entranced apathetics who swallow anything, but we’re witnessing a meltdown before our eyes.
If you can’t see it, look again.
You Want Proof?
First of all you’re in the wrong mindset if you’re looking only for data or left brained evidence, although it’s out there for those who can see. When we come to understand the vibrational workings of our holographic reality everything takes on new dimensions and opens us up to understanding these more esoteric notions.
Those with hearts that can see feel this. I say hearts because much of what we need to grasp or at least track is intuitive. Taking all of the information and dot connecting and personal spiritual experience together paints very clear pictures, we just need to trust what we’re seeing and learning. When we explore these realities we’re sensing we start to notice how they’re manifesting.
Forbidding free speech, shooting civilians with no cause, obvious mega bullshit in the news, wars with no possible end, deliberate poisoning, starvation and dumbing down of populations? I mean, c’mon.
But it’s kind of a conscious or spiritual symbiosis we’re experiencing. They all work together. But ignoring the spiritual and metaphysical as “evidence” in conjunction with such obvious manifestations is why this world has devolved to its current state. Previous enlightened civilizations and earth connected tribes took this to heart. Our current imposed paradigm does nothing of the sort.
The Computer Analogy
It’s just like expired or outdated software. Their programs can’t keep up with the changes the cosmos is bringing to our planet and race. That’s exactly it. While they’ve literally gotten away with murder for millennia and are working furiously to enforce their “programs” at so many levels, the time’s up. Sorry Charlie, but you’ve been superceded, or should I say “super seeded”. The new upgraded paradigm is taking over fellas. It’s just a matter of time before your whole wicked system crashes.
The shift is moving through their lower level grip and on into massive empowerment and transcension beyond the net they’ve laid for humanity.
It’s got to be frustrating the hell out of these creeps. Imagine, the very thing you’re trying to encase in every way possible keeps morphing before your eyes. They can throw up matrix program after program but their perceived petri dish subjects just keep finding ways to survive and grow. What irony the Universe has.
Hence the Transhuman Agenda – Things They Think They Can Control
Humanity is getting out of hand, in their eyes. All the while we’re being empowered – by our own awakening and resultant commitment to truth, but also by a fundamental vibrational shift we’re undergoing. No savior, no galactic battlestars. It’s us, and an organic consciousness evolution at the deepest level with a living, expanding and enveloping Universe.
Awakening with Creation Itself.
Anyone who’s woken up to almost any degree understands everything is interconnected. Even “modern” physics is arriving at this reality, all while mainstream thinking ignores the profound ramifications. That we’re all interconnected not just as a race, but with the earth and the cosmos in such a fundamental way is a game changer. While this has been known for eons, our current control model cannot even begin to acknowledge this fact. To these oligarchs and self-appointed maniacal masterminds, no matter what powers they’re summoning, that truth is something apparently well beyond their debased comprehension.
It’s out of their league.
This is why the transhumanism agenda is so important to them. This merging of man with machine has been in the works for a long time. Clipping the link with our humanity by short circuiting the human creation is an obvious next step for these would-be controllers. Agreed, they’ve made it a fad and carefully groomed acceptance of such a trend, but it’s going to fritz and die in the junkyard of temporal existence. It can’t stand, never mind last, in such a creative force field.
Time will bear this out, as has happened to previous off-course civilizations.
Is This For Real?
t’s up to us. We have everything going for us. But our will and actions need to be aligned with this transition. We can ignore it or respond. The sanctity of our free will cannot be violated. Either we get paddling and ride the wave or it crashes on us and perhaps dissipates on the shores of time for lack of recognition or response. And the whole cycle may need to be repeated. Not a nice destiny.
I don’t know.
I know I’m not coming back. I’m done with this insanity and am doing my damnedest to change things this time around. If we all did it won’t get repeated, but time will tell. Not many seem to be willing to respond, even though their lives and their children and grandchildren’s lives are at stake. Talk about self imposed defeat and debilitation.
Either way, the matrix will collapse. But the true civilization of love, peace, harmony and abundance awaits manifesting.
Is it time?
I think so. It is for me.
How about you?
Western energy sanctions levied against Russia are already threatening to trickle down and compromise the energy security of the entire EU, according to the most recent reports.
Amid economic and political instability, ingenuity often arises. 40 miles west of Moscow lies “The High Voltage Marx and Tesla Generators Research Facility.”
Russia has long experimented both economically and militarily with Tesla technology, but now more than ever there is heightened interest in moving from tests to implementation. According to Russian sources, once fully online, the Marx Generator has the “power equal to all power generation facilities in Russia – including thermoelectric, hydroelectric, nuclear, solar, and wind power stations combined.” However, so far that potential has only been measured in microseconds. The following exclusive drone footage is the latest that is available of the facility. Perhaps the release of this footage is mere political posturing, but the principles of Tesla electricity generation do appear to be in place and bear watching.
Meanwhile, other serious efforts have been undertaken by Russian scientists to rebuild Tesla’s iconic Wardenclyffe tower independent of this Marx Generator facility.
**This article was featured at Activist Post.**
Brandon West, Contributor
The most important aspect and benefit of a spiritual practice aside from how it shifts and raises our energy and level of consciousness is its influence and seamless integration into every other aspect of our lives.I believe there is some confusion about spirituality and what a spiritual practice really is. It is not an isolated thing which we do sometimes alone in our rooms, but which has no effect on the rest of our lives. Nor is it based on faith or belief, but rather experiencing directly a new, powerful, and unlimited aspect to ourselves.
What Is A Spiritual Practice?
A spiritual practice is something which brings us into direct contact with the unlimited aspect of our being, and to the truly mystical and dreamlike nature of reality. It is an awakening to the magical nature of ourselves and this unfathomable reality we exist in against all logic and reason. And through this experience we also discover within us true power, unlimited creativity, boundless love, and perpetual inspiration, passion, and enthusiasm all of which we can apply to every thing we do and to all aspects of our lives.
You don’t have to be a saint without a single flaw or bad habit in order to adopt a spiritual practice, because the spiritual journey and practice is the path to perfection, not the result of it. Therefore even if you have habits which are not healthy or beneficial in their nature, and especially if this is the case, then a spiritual practice is for you. It will help you work through those difficulties, problems, and issues and lead you back to yourself which will transform you and your life spontaneously and organically as a result of your return.
A spiritual practice is the path to breaking down all barriers within us and all limitations so that we can step into an extraordinary existence where the impossible and the miraculous becomes our every day reality. If your spiritual practice is not doing this then something needs to be changed.
It is our birthright to live the most extraordinary lives and to experience the diversity of this reality and the best that existence has to offer, according to our own unique desires and understanding of what that may be. Our lives and reality itself is a dream, and through the process of awakening within that dream through a spiritual practice we also gain the power to manifest spontaneously anything that we desire.
You were born to fly. You are here to learn, to create, to play, to grow, to love, to awaken, and to evolve. Our spiritual practice is simply a part of our lives, and yet what it leads to is the pervasion of higher consciousness, new energy and vitality throughout our entire lives, enabling you to do all that you came here to do and be all that you desire to be.
Spiritual practice (for the majority of us at least) is not an end in and of itself, but a doorway. It’s purpose is to awaken us to the true nature of reality and to our own potential so that we can express our knowledge, wisdom, love, and creativity to the world and live our highest calling. Too often I see myself and others cultivating a spiritual practice but still living in a world of conflict, mundanity, disconnection, limitation, scarcity, powerlessness, and poverty consciousness. But this needs to change.
Our spiritual practice is the action and the discipline which unlocks our life force, our brilliance, and which leads us to true freedom. But freedom only from ourselves – the prison of our ego. What you do with what you unlock is up to you, and it is of exactly equal importance to the spiritual practice itself. What is the point in tapping into this unlimited brilliance, power, creativity, love, inspiration, and abundance within yourself if you do not share it as well? And if you do not infuse your life with it?
The spiritual practice itself is the yin aspect of your life, bringing you closer to source and to self-realization. Living is the yang aspect of your spiritual practice. Thus the spiritual practice is there to release the bonds of your self-expression so you can be just what you are and shine your light into the world. Raising it and transforming it as an integral part of this global awakening, leading to your own evolution. And our evolution.
About the Author
Brandon West is the creator of Project Global Awakening. A website dedicated to the research of a variety of scientific and spiritual disciplines, and applying that knowledge to help you live an inspired life and change the world. Follow Project Global Awakening on Facebook, and Twitter.
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A few weeks ago I visited with a friend who had recently lost his daughter-in-law. She had been dealing with cancer and things appeared to be going well, then suddenly her body gave way and within two weeks she was gone. His son was devastated… such a young man, with his wife gone. It’s a lot to come to terms with.
I expressed my sympathy and said something like, “She isn’t really gone.” Later on I realized how ‘un-comforting’ those words are. Of course she’s really gone from his son, who is never to feel her body in an embrace, never to hear her laughter, never to look in her eyes again. We love each other in the physical realm, and when the physical is gone from us, our loved one is very much gone.
So why do we say that our loved ones aren’t really gone? It is because we know we are more than physical: we know because we are the observer of ourselves. There is a stepping back place called consciousness, where we see ourselves doing things, thinking and feeling, and we know our body is the container. The more we uncover, the more we know it.
Naturally the question of what might happen with our consciousness when we are no longer are in the body comes to the forefront when somebody dies, or when we face an illness. There is grief involved and fear of the unknown. Anything that can truly help us to open up and trust is a great gift.
Some years ago I received such a gift. It became one of the foundational experiences of my life, helping me to understand so many things that came after. I haven’t told the story very often; mostly just kept it within myself. But I’ll tell it now, for my friend and all of you.
My sister was a ‘character’… some might say she had a strong personality, and she did! She was my childhood playmate, with whom I shared a box full of paper dolls and many years of life. She left her body when I was 34, she was 37.
I couldn’t go to her funeral because I was taking care of our mother, who was hospitalized many miles away. I heard that it was a beautiful funeral, church overflowing, people coming from five different states. She had touched that many lives: best friend to a whole lot of people.
I couldn’t stay in the hospital room with our mother either – there was just too much grief and I had to leave Mom alone: can’t watch her, can’t let her see me, can’t bear this, she wants me to go. So I went to my friend’s house, to her kitchen window, and I sat there, looking out at a slow, soft rain.
It was a June day, so green and grey. The trees and grass and the air were all green, and it seemed the grey sky was weeping with me. I noticed how the garden was in mourning, and I remember asking, “How can I live without her.”
At that instant everything changed. Her spirit overwhelmed me with the most incredible ecstasy – so great that there are no words. I wept again but this time in joy: the tears felt like they were streams of light running down my face, and my eyes were light, my mind was light, my heart was filled with light… to overflowing.
She had come to show herself to me: that she was entering something I could only call a field of energy, and this was her communication – Joy! And so I stayed with her for as long as I could, and then when the energy left me, I never cried again for my sister. When people would talk of her, or I would see her picture, I would say, “She’s fine.”
“How can I live without you?” Her answer was, “You can live your goodness… that is the Way. And here is Joy, keep it in your heart. We are eternal.” It was the gift she gave to me: a glimpse of a Being on a journey. My life after her departure took on a much more spiritual, mystical flavor… to uncover who I am, and live that.
I could tell you a lot of stories about my sister, including the heroic way she faced death. She set an example that bears out so much of what we believe to be true about how to be a human: live like you know what you’re doing, be kind and love people, help them, be a loyal friend, have some sense of style and beauty, laugh and enjoy, and don’t hesitate to speak your mind if you have to.
I have heard from her a few more times over the years, once being a very stern warning about my son’s health. “He’s going to die,” she bluntly told me. She had entered my consciousness when I was in a dream state, and had spoken to me in her voice, her energy. I woke up immediately, furiously angry that she had said such a thing. Nonetheless, I took him in to the doctor. He had leukemia, and he didn’t die. But her warning came in… it may have been just in time.
The story within the story: we are vast within ourselves, and we are communicating all the time, through thought and feeling, on many levels, with other human beings, with the natural world, and even with the spirit world. Everything is energy, and yes, we can get around, and Life is supporting us.
Have you noticed… we’re exploring and talking with each other like never before, putting it all out there. It’s the condition of the world pushing us to this global conversation. Since we know the world is mired and sinking, and we need some forward ground, it’s imperative to push ahead, to impact the collective, to lift ourselves out of fear, to move from thinking to Being.
My sister didn’t know a thing about mystical, metaphysical experience. What she did know was that God was within her… it was a matter of trust, in her own heart. An accumulation of trust becomes faith, and faith is far beyond thinking. It is a spiritual power, the power that can change things.
About the Author
Ida Lawrence is an author, blogger, copywriter and editor based in Atlanta, Georgia. She has contributed to and edited two books on racial justice and human rights, and numerous articles on human rights, self-empowerment and related subjects. Her latest book is entitled The Warrior’s Way to Heaven on Earth. Ida has also published a companion book of blog favorites from http://talk2momz.com/.
What (or Who) are Starseeds?
Starseeds are individuals who feel excitement and longing upon learning that they might have originated from another world. They experience the loneliness and separateness that is the human condition, but also have the sense of being foreigners on this planet. They find the behavior and motives of our society puzzling and illogical. Starseeds are often most reluctant to become involved in the institutions of society, e.g. political, economic, health care, etc. Even at an early age, they tend to discern the hidden agendas of such conventions with unusual clarity.”
“Starseeds” describe evolved beings from another planet, star system or galaxy, whose specific missions are to assist Planet Earth and her peoples to bring in the Golden Age at the turn of the millennium.
Starseeds incarnate into the same conditions of helplessness and total amnesia concerning their identity, origins and purpose as do Earth humans. However, the genes of starseeds are encoded with a “wake-up call” designed to “activate” them at a pre-determined moment in life. Awakening can be gentle and gradual, or quite dramatic and abrupt. In either event, memory is restored to varying degrees, allowing starseeds to consciously take up their missions. Their connections to the Higher Self are also strengthened, permitting them to be largely guided by their inner knowing.
Many starseeds are practiced in rapid “spiritual weight loss”. Starseeds can throw off in a few years the limiting behavior patterns and fears that Earth humans might take many lifetimes to accomplish. This is because starseeds, having been on similar missions to other planets, are quite familiar with the procedures and techniques for raising consciousness.
The concepts of star ships, intergalactic travel, varied psychic phenomena and sentient life forms in other galaxies, are, of course, natural and logical to them.
Because their task is the most difficult one to perform in a very dense dimension such as ours, starseeds were hand-picked from our galaxy and beyond. Few beings would volunteer to do such work at the risk of forgetting who they are and losing their connection with their divine Higher Selves.
Although starseeds make up a very small percentage of Earth’s population, their mission is great and varied. Primarily, they must go through this physical life and attempt to remember who they are. When they make that connection, they are drawn to go through a transformational process to become whole, centered and connected with their Higher Selves. Once starseeds realize who they are, they can begin to help enlightened Earth souls to anchor light to Mother Earth.
Starseeds are also here in this Divine Intervention from higher dimensions down to our physical world. This planet cannot survive without the Divine Intervention decreed by our Creator. Starseeds provide the missing link in closing the loop between the Galactic Federation and the Spiritual Hierarchies, the Elohim and the Time Lords who work in concert to help our planet. Starseeds are awakened and ready to anchor light, perform rituals, meditate and focus energetically upon situations that need to be changed for the good of all.
Starseed Self-Activation Process
For those who know they are starseeds, this is a ONE TIME ONLY activation process. For those who are not sure, this process will allow them to activate themselves. At this time, a lot of starseeds are not activated. Their energies are necessary to help anchor love and light to Mother Earth.
This is a 12-minute process:
Sit down, close your eyes, and start a series of three inhalations and exhalations. Inhale Light through the top of your head and down into your body. Exhale all of the stress and worries you have, down through your feet and on down to the earth for about one minute.
Place your left hand, palm up, on your left thigh. Your right hand should touch the area one or two inches below your navel. (This is an energy vortex.)
Ask the Earth Angels to come to activate this vortex center for you. Stay in this area for about four minutes.
Move your right hand up one or two inches above the navel (another energy vortex) and ask the Earth Angels to activate that area for you. Keep your hand there for about five minutes.
Now place a hand, palm up, on each thigh and ask the Earth Angels to send a confirmation that you have been activated. Wait about two minutes to receive it.
Now that you have been activated, you are ready to actively participate with the rest of the starseeds in doing rituals and in clearing and balancing your chakra systems. You are asked to stay attuned to learn other ways to help Mother Earth and the population, before the earth changes occur.
Love and light,
Bil El Masri
SPIRITUAL PSYCHOLOGY: After Psychologist Carl Jung had a near death experience in 1944, he went on to write, “The unconscious psyche believes in life after death,” further adding, “This experience gave me a feeling of extreme poverty, but at the same time of great fullness. There was no longer anything I wanted or desired.”
We are all ‘star seeds’, or ‘star people’ as we all have lived in many realities in many planetary systems and in higher realms as other life forms. So here we are, star seeds, souls sparks on a mission, trapped for NOW in a physical experience.
Starseeds allegedly seed planets with information and spiritual frequency when one cycle of time is about to end and another begin. As planetary frequency increases, so too does their levels of awareness, and need to help others, and return to their natural state of being, a soul spark of light.
There is little connection to the mainstream systems of society, religious, political or economic. Creativity is the key to spiritual fulfillment and mission.
Many prefer to work only in the esoteric fields – healing, searching for their own truths and their soul mission through studying systems of higher wisdom, writing their biographies as a means of clearing issues and understanding their work here and now.
They await a great awakening the evolution of consciousness through the alchemy of time. They know that no one has the date for us to move into levels of higher frequency but their souls tell them that it is on the horizon. They are programmed to find others like themselves, as based on similar frequencies and predestined agendas.
Sometimes these souls are labeled ‘walk-ins’ or ‘wanderers’. It is all the same as it really one soul having multidimensional experiences.
Some starseeds can overcome feelings of longing because they remember how to manifest realities that help them function in physical bodies while doing their work, holding their frequency here, at the same time. Others feel lost and alone, become depressive and withdraw from society feeling that no one understands them.
Some die young from illnesses, accidents, suicides as the pain of remaining here becomes too great. Most are hampered by the limitations of the third dimension. Most do not want children.
Some trigger soul memory gradually as their conscious awareness evolves. Others chose to attract an event, such as a near death experience, in which they detach from the physical grid returning in higher frequency. By creating a physical event of this kind, they are often left with a the finances so they no longer have to work in the physical and can spend their time searching for the truth about their purpose here. A functional soul will never take this route of sabotage.
Sit back and relax while checking out this amazing compilation of ancient history videos! Which ones are your favorites? Which videos would you include on this list?
Ancient Drugs’ – Full Film (40:41)
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‘Decoding the Past’: Doomsday 2012 The End of Days (3:17)
‘First-Born’ – Full Film (45:35)
‘Jesus in Kashmir’: Documentary Film Made by the Government of India (53:02)
‘Lost Ark of the Covenant’ – Full Documentary (44:46)
‘Roadmap to Apartheid’ – Trailer (3:37)
‘Surprising History of Egypt’ (49:20)
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I think it’s easy to discount the differences between introverts and extroverts, but the differences are truly night and day. Psychologists have nailed down some of the clear differences that introverts display.
“Shyness is about fear of social judgment,” Said Susan Cain in her 2012 TED Talk, The Power Of Introverts. “Introversion is more about how do you respond to stimulation, including social stimulation. So extroverts really crave large amounts of stimulation, whereas introverts feel at their most alive and their most switched on and their most capable when they are in quieter, more low-key environments.”
For starters, introverts simply shut down when they get their alone time. Introverts have a breaking point when it comes to stimulation. Social interactions are taxing to the overall energy levels of the introvert. Introverts are happy to see the people they love, but when they reach that breaking point, they need their alone time. Don’t take it personally.
Interestingly enough, introverts hate talking on the phone. This is something we have in common. Introverts tend to screen their calls. Introverts also tend to avoid small talk, which is a rather notorious portion of having a phone conversation. Often, introverts will simply call you back when they have the energy to deal with talking to you on the phone.
For an introvert, their moods have nothing to do with their environment. Have you ever found yourself surrounded by angry people and begin feeling angry yourself? Introverts don’t tend to feel that way according to a study published in Frontiers of Human Neuroscience. Introverts don’t experience rushes of dopamine like extraverts do, which makes them generally impervious to their surrounding emotions.
Introverts tend to think through what they have to say before they say it. Introverts have a reputation for being good at listening. They take their time before they say anything, often reflecting on what’s being said instead of talking about it out loud. They may seem shy, but that’s not necessarily the case.
Introverts hang out close to exits when it large, crowded places. They can feel physically uncomfortable in crowded places, but are often able to remedy that discomfort by being on the periphery of a crowd.
Introverts are naturally more creative and detail-oriented than their extroverted counterparts. They spend time alone or in small groups devoted to small tasks, like creative motivations and solving problems. They’re great in work environments for that reason. Hiring an introvert onto your team is often a good idea.
Introverts may get distracted easily, but they’re often dedicated to projects and routinely aren’t bored. Introverts are dedicated to tasks but their attention span can be compromised by overstimulation (see: phone calls). They’re often sensitive to their surroundings and can get overwhelmed in larger crowds.
But being overwhelmed by a crowd doesn’t mean introverts can’t be performers. Introverts are often able to succeed on stage, in political roles, and as musicians, but they tend to fall short when it comes to one on one chit chatting afterward. Being on stage removes introverts from the crowd itself and is a more comfortable place for them than not.
Understanding that there’s more to introverts than meets the eye is critical in learning how to work with one, be friends with one, or be in a relationship with one. It’s not all bad, but you should be sensitive.
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More and more often, while channelling, psychics meet the spirits of departed animals who had been dearly loved by their clients. They are there with their human departed ones, without any difference between them at all, sending their love and affection. The fact that these encounters are now happening more and more frequently means that the time has finally come for us to enlarge our boundaries and open ourselves up more widely to the spiritual world, letting the limits of our wounded egos dissolve. In our evolution we have created so many separations but in the spiritual world union is the only way forward, and union feeds on love, compassion and a strong feeling of sharing.
Here is a door, we are now on its threshold with glimpses of what lies ahead; our spiritual guides can gently nudge us forwards, but we are the only ones who can push it wide open and walk assuredly into the healing light of love for all living forms.
All those humans who have been lucky enough to share a part of their lives with an animal and have grieved when he or she has passed over, can finally find the reassurance that their separation is only temporary, less than a heart-beat compared to eternity. Ultimately love is the only law that works and its bonds will never be broken. Soul groups are created by love, and the shape of a physical body is only a temporary material coat we take at birth and shed again when we die. It is no more important than the colour of our skin or of our eyes, our sex or our social status.
Animals’ souls are – unlike ours – unadulterated by the rational thinking that has led us to so many blinding distinctions and separations and therefore they are able to enjoy wholeness at a degree almost impossible for us to reach when incarnated. This is why they are such great teachers for us, and why we have so much to learn from them if we have the humility to listen to their voices.
Animals’ lifespans might vary greatly from ours and if on the one hand to see them going and leaving us can be really heart-breaking, on the other hand it gives us a chance to meet them again and again in our current life. Love is the great guide and our mutual feelings, like powerful magnets reaching across the worlds, will eventually bring them back to us. If we look around and keep our eyes and our hearts open we might be lucky enough to meet them again, incarnated in a new body: look for signs and you won’t miss them.
Arjun Walia, Collective-Evolution
Karma is a concept taught by various cultures throughout human history, and is an idea that dates back thousands of years. Despite its proliferation, the idea of karma seems to be generally misunderstood and frequently tossed around without any real understanding of its true meaning.
What is Karma?
In the Bhagavad Gita (one text out of many from multiple cultures that speak of karma), there are constant dialogues about how to attain what’s referred to as “moksha”. Moksha is the release from the cycle of rebirth; a sort of transcendent state or freedom from the world we currently know – a world in which our senses deceive us. It’s a state of bliss that can only be attained when we have freed ourselves from the web of Karma. Once we reach that point our soul is ready to move on to another experience that goes beyond rebirth.
According to Hindu philosophy, the only “higher” activity one can engage in other than performing selfless, fruitful action is the quest and cultivation of spiritual knowledge, contemplation and truth.
Let’s take a look at what karma really means:
“The Principle of Karma requires that the experiences of the individual being, based on his actions during the lifetime, are imprinted in the subtle body, which will therefore have to possess some organized structure of fine matter as mental state within it, and will accordingly be impelled to move to specific locations for rebirth. The principle of Karmais fundamentally based on this very concept that the deeds of today shape the future events for man – the most intelligent of beings is gifted with the discriminating ability in addition to the instinctive habits that all other creatures possess.” – Paramahamsa Tewari (source)
The general idea is that every time we perform an action a cause is created that will have corresponding effects. Again, Karma literally translates to “action” or “deed” and included within that action are your thoughts and intentions. The karma principle makes it clear that the universe will respond to you in this life and/or the next. Actions have “consequences,” and thoughts do as well.
I personally like to leave out “good” and “bad” when it comes to the consequences of our actions. For example, a human being can have what we call a “good” experience or what is perceived as a “bad” experience. The truth of the matter is that they are experiences, regardless of how we perceive them and choose to label them. We can either choose to grow from these experiences and learn from others, untangling ourselves from the web of karma, or we can continue viewing them as “bad” (for example) and prevent ourselves from moving forward.
According to some Indian philosophies, like Jainism, Karmas are invisible particles of matter existing all around us. Our souls attract these karmas through various actions. For example, every time we get angry we attract karmas, just as when we are deceitful or greedy. Likewise, every time we kill or hurt someone we attract karmas. According to Janism these karmas form layers upon layers over our souls and keep us from realizing our true potential and our ability to hear our soul’s voice.
I find it very interesting that the philosophy and concept of karma is discussed in various ways by multiple cultures, religions and philosophers over a period spanning thousands of years.
Again, karma is all about action. In Hindu philosophy, it’s believed that purified minds will be the ones to partake in jinana yoga, what is also known as the yoga of knowledge. As mentioned earlier, this quest for truth and contemplation was believed to be a superior act of being as opposed to performing karma yoga (good deeds without care for their rewards or consequences, selfless acts), but both are paths to the same destination.
Performing karma yoga is all about performing acts that can benefit the planet(s), acts that stem from the heart’s intent strictly for the benefit of the world(s) or others. This is important to remember, because many can perform good deeds in order to benefit themselves, reap the rewards, get to a specific destination or to “look good” in the eyes of others. Performing acts from an incorrect place within your heart is not “doing your karma,” but rather, performing a selfish act in the disguise of good deeds – something that might actually cause you to accumulate more karma instead. Karma is all about the place you are coming from within, which brings me to my next point.
The Difference Between Karma and the Mainstream Idea of It
When I refer to the “mainstream idea of karma” I am more so referring to the idea and energy behind the statement “they’ll get what’s coming to them” as well as the idea that performing good deeds will provide you with good rewards.
Although “good” deeds might come full circle and have positive fruition, just as “bad” deeds do, karma has absolutely nothing to do with people “getting what’s coming to them” as a result of their “bad” actions. It’s about learning from your experiences, not about receiving the consequence of your negative action for the sake of receiving it. The focus needs to be on achieving personal growth as a result of your deeds; even if we are not consciously aware of it, there is growth occurring at the soul level. Karma is an opportunity to move forward. If you see somebody hurting another person and then you see that aggressor hurt or suffer afterwards, it’s not your place to point your finger and say “karma,” or “they got what was coming to them.” Karma is accumulated so we can eventually rid ourselves of it, learn what we need to learn from this human experience, and move on. It has nothing to do with the energy of judgement and blame.
Furthermore, if you do good deeds while under the belief that good deeds will be reciprocated, you are completely contradicting the idea of Karma. Why? Because performing karma is all about action that comes from a selfless place within your heart, for no reward, for the good of the world. If you have the idea in your head that you will somehow be rewarded, or you are engaging in acts of good will for others to see, or trying to move forward in your career or other aspects of your life, you might in fact be wrapping yourself up in even more karma. The most important thing to consider is the intent and the reasons behind your actions.
“Actions performed without desire for rewards with spiritual consciousness contribute to the fulfillment of liberation. When fulfillment is achieved one attains the ultimate consciousness and liberation is automatically included. By performing actions in this manner a living being becomes verily a being of non-action. Renunciation is relinquishing the desire for rewards attached to appropriate actions. Performing actions in spiritual consciousness without desire leads to liberation.” (source)
There is a quote I saw that was floating around the internet not long ago that stated:
“Karma, no need for revenge. Just sit back & wait, those who hurt you will eventually screw up themselves & if you’re lucky, God will let you watch.”
The idea that one can take joy in another persons misery is not at all indicative of the theory of karma. Judgement has no place with regards to the theory of karma. It’s all about lessons and opportunities for spiritual growth.
“The universe that we inhabit and our shared perception of it are the results of a common karma. Likewise, the places that we will experience in future rebirths will be the outcome of the karma that we share with the other beings living there. The actions of each of us, human or nonhuman, have contributed to the world in which we live. We all have a common responsibility for our world and are connected with everything in it.” – The 14th Dalai Lama
Just as we accumulate karma as individuals, we do it on a collective level. Our actions as one giant human race will have consequences, and we’ve seen that time and time again. One of the biggest examples is how we are operating here on planet Earth, as well as our relationship with the environment and other life forms that share the planet with us.
I think it’s important to question what exactly we are doing here – what we are thinking and how we are acting, and to then examine what type of reality we are manifesting as a result of those thoughts and actions. After all, quantum physics is shedding light on just how important human consciousness is, and how factors associated with consciousness are affecting our physical material world. You can read more about that here.
I will leave you with this quote, as it is a completely separate topic yet still related to the idea of karma in some way.
“Broadly speaking, although there are some differences, I think Buddhist philosophy and Quantum Mechanics can shake hands on their view of the world. We can see in these great examples the fruits of human thinking. Regardless of the admiration we feel for these great thinkers, we should not lose sight of the fact that they were human beings just as we are.” – Dalai Lama (source)
**This is a very brief, condensed explanation of Karma according to Hindu Philosophy. Please keep in mind that the idea of Karma is present in various ancient cultures that have roamed the Earth through various stages of human history.**
By Amateo Ra:
A recent article in Scientific American has reported the discovery that fractal patterns and the golden ratio have been discovered in outer space for the very first time. Researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa have been studying a specific kind of stars called RR Lyrae variables using the Kepler Space Telescope. Unlike normal stars, they expand and contract, causing their brightness to adjust dramatically, and in so doing create pulsations.
But the pulsations aren’t random or arbitrary. They are pulsating in accordance with the golden mean. We have seen the golden ratio turn up in nature all the time, but this is the first time it has ever been identified in space.
“Unlike our Sun, RR Lyrae stars shrink and swell, causing their temperatures and brightness to rhythmically change like the frequencies or notes in a song,” Dr Lindner, the lead Researcher, explained. It’s the ratio between this swelling and shrinking that is so important.
They have been studying the pulsations of these stars, and several of them have been pulsating frequencies nearly identical to the Golden Ratio. These specific stars are called “Golden RR Lyrae Variables.”
“We call these stars ‘golden’ because the ratio of two of their frequency components is near the golden mean, which is an irrational number famous in art, architecture, and mathematics,” Dr Lindner said.
The Golden Mean
The Golden Mean or Ratio, (1.61803398875…) is a pattern that is absolutely essential to the understanding of nature, as its found in everything from sunflowers, to succulents, to sea shells, and is commonly referred to in the study of Sacred Geometry.
The Golden Ratio was essential to Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, can be found in studying the Pyramids of Egypt, the Parthenon, and several researches believe they have correlated it to the understanding of the human genome and unlocking the codes in our DNA.
The Golden Ratio or Divine Proportion, when plotted numerically, creates a sequence that emerges what we can see as a Fractal Pattern. Metaphysicians and Modern Physicians for the last 15-years have been avidly suggesting that the study of fractal patterns can lead us to a greater understanding of the Universe, and a Unified Field within it that very likely may be at play in structuring the Universe.
“The golden stars are actually the first examples outside of a laboratory of what’s called “strange nonchaotic dynamics.” The “strange” here refers to a fractal pattern, and nonchaotic means the pattern is orderly, rather than random. Most fractal patterns in nature, such as weather, are chaotic, so this aspect of the variable stars came as a surprise.” Reported an article in Scientific American.
These RR Lyrae variable stars are at their youngest over 10 billion years old and their brightness can vary by 200 percent over half a day. This makes it a bit challenging to study from Earth due to our day-night cycle. It’s the variation itself causing this mathematical phenomenon.
Plato had theorized that the Universe as a whole is simply a resonance of the “Music or Harmony of the Spheres.” This new study may provide deeper insights to pairing the Philosophies & Spiritual Sciences offered throughout the ages with modern Astronomy, and how we may understand the underlying elegance of nature as a whole.
While some of these stars pulsate with a single frequency, observations confirm that others pulsate with multiple frequencies.
“Just as flamboyant rock stars deliver pulsating rhythmic beats under their song melodies, so, too, do these variable stars,” said Dr Lindner.
Indeed, the universe is one big pulsating rhythm.
About the author
Amateo Ra is a Blogger, Speaker & Conscious Biz Coach. He is also the co-founder of Creator Course, an Online School for Conscious Living which is currently being built. For the last 4-years, he has been training with Global leaders in Spirituality, Physics, Geometry & Conscious Business.
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