Dec 13

The Keys to Living in Infinite Possibility: How to Bend Reality and Do the Impossible

sure, living in infinite possibility sounds good but how do you actually do it? psychologist mel shwarz offers tried and true practices for bending reality based on deep psychology and quantum physics research. photo: alessio lin

BY MEL SCHWARTZ

Our sense of self is constructed early in life, sometimes through traumatic events and at other times more subtly. An aspect of quantum physics called wave collapse can illuminate how this construction occurs and, more importantly, how we can empower ourselves to live a life that is unburdened by our past and open to infinite possibility.

Moving From Limited Reality to Infinite Possibilities

One day in my office, a client named Jill recalled the words her mother spoke to her when she was about eight years old: “When I learned I was pregnant with you, I told your father I didn’t want another baby.” Despite the fact that her mother was otherwise devoted and loving, Jill’s acutely personal takeaway was damning. She felt unwanted and therefore unlovable, then and ever since. She carried this core belief with her throughout her life, limiting her potential for infinite possibilities. Her own inner monologue was perpetually self-critical, confirming her belief that she wasn’t lovable. The snapshot Jill had taken of herself early in her life had become etched into her psyche as her embedded truth.

Jill’s belief affected her relations with her husband, children, and friends. Notwithstanding her husband Bob’s loving devotion to her, Jill questioned his loyalty and truthfulness in light of seeing herself as unlovable. Her belief about herself was becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy: she was forcing Bob to withdraw his love as his frustration mounted. What Jill experienced is not uncommon, for what we believe to be true about ourselves—and others—contributes to our reality-making process and whether we experience a reality of infinite possibility or not. Prior to her mother’s remark, Jill’s identity could have evolved in limitless ways, but that range of possibility became narrowed by that one short sentence.

The Quantum Worldview

For virtually all of us whose beliefs have been ingrained with the mechanistic worldview, the world as seen through quantum physics appears to be suffused with a kind of non-rational strangeness. One of the fundamental aspects of the quantum worldview, for instance, is that elementary particles exhibit a somewhat “schizophrenic” nature. I use that word not in its complex clinical sense but in the conventional meaning of having a “split personality”—and every quantum entity indeed has the dual capacity to exist as either a wave or a particle.

Physicists refer to this tendency as wave-particle duality—a notion that rubs against our commonsense logic. Ordinarily, we believe that things either are or are not, that they are distinct in their nature. This either-or thinking can also be referred to as binary thinking, which leaves only two distinct paths open to us. Binary thinking, the opposite of infinite possibilities, is a major aspect of how we observe and construct reality. Yet this either-or reality apparently doesn’t apply in the quantum realm and is questionable in our everyday lives as well.

The quantum reality exists in what is known as a series of probability waves, with an infinite possibility of potential outcomes. This means that when the particle is not being observed, it exists as a waveform, which in quantum language represents a state of pure potential, known as superposition. This term proposes that as long as we do not know what the state of any object is, it actually exists in all possible states simultaneously, as long as we don’t look to check. In that sense, the wave represents pure possibility. The very act of observation reduces the wave (potential) to a fixed thing—a particle. This reduction is referred to as wave collapse.

All that may sound far removed from our day-to-day world of personal relationships, fears and anxieties, love and hate. Yet a similar thing occurs in our lives. When we have particular experiences and make certain observations of ourselves, or have them made of us—typically in childhood—we experience the psychological equivalent of a quantum wave collapse.

Our Roots in Pure Potential

As newborns or infants, if not at conception and in utero, we resemble the infinite possibilities of the wave; our personality, not yet defined, is in a state of potential. Notwithstanding matters of genetics, environmental influences, or considerations of archetypal, astrological, or karmic influences (however we may feel about those concepts), our identity is not yet determined and fixed. But before long, we move from the potential of the wave to the “thingness” of the particle. The personal evolution of our personality gets stunted, and our growth becomes fitful. How does this happen?

Ordinarily, even a single yet significant experience is sufficient to collapse our personal wave of potential. Jill experienced a powerful wave collapse after her mother spoke one particular sentence to her. Sometimes all it takes is a hurtful statement or an embarrassing experience in our early years to reduce the potential of our personality to a narrow, restricted self-image. These events need not be traumatic; they may, in fact, be subtle. Yet in those moments, our potential fades. It’s as if we have taken a snapshot of ourselves, and we become frozen in time. I refer to these as confining wave collapses, in contrast to the defining wave collapses that usher in defining moments of infinite possibility. We are no longer the potential of the wave but the finiteness of the particle. And we carry this picture of ourselves with us through our lives, allowing it to burden and limit us. We lose the authorship of our life story.

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Dec 13

Merge And Unite With What Is ~ Adyashanti

Great talk that broadens our perspective about why it really means to allow everything to be as it is, loving what is, non-seperation and becoming the situation that you’re in. To Unite and merge with what is.
The talk is from Boulder Intensive, August 2010.

Adyashanti, author of Falling into Grace, True Meditation, and The End of Your World, is an American-born spiritual teacher devoted to serving the awakening of all beings. His teachings are an open invitation to stop, inquire, and recognize what is true and liberating at the core of all existence.

Asked to teach in 1996 by his Zen teacher of 14 years, Adyashanti offers teachings that are free of any tradition or ideology. “The Truth I point to is not confined within any religious point of view, belief system, or doctrine, but is open to all and found within all.” Based in California, Adyashanti lives with his wife, Mukti, Associate Teacher of Open Gate Sangha. He teaches throughout North America and Europe, offering satsangs, weekend intensives, silent retreats, and a live internet radio broadcast.

“Adyashanti” means primordial peace.

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Dec 13

Your Favorite Song is Rewiring Your Brain: Here’s How Music Is Changing You

by Christina Sarich

Listening to music lifts our spirits. It truly is a Universal language, as well as a spiritual one. We can sense this intuitively without knowing the science behind it. We play our favorite song on our smart phones, and a smile ignites across our faces. But, even with its obvious sway over us, we may not realize that music is reorganizing our brains just like an adaptogenic herb, or a session of meditation.

Adaptogens are herbs that can reorganize cells in our body – they adapt to our greatest needs – be they stress reduction or the boosting of our immune system. It seems music can do the same thing.

Music was likely invented for human enjoyment in Paleolithic days, but the music of the Universe, what the Pythagoreans called the “music of the spheres” is likely as old as the Universe itself. NASA has even recorded thesong of the Earth, and each planet is said to have its own musical vibration.

Similarly, the ancient Greek initiates understood the therapeutic benefits of music, which were likely gleaned from the Egyptians. Early Chinese, Tibetan, Hindu, Persians, and other cultures all knew scales which were meant to induce certain hypnagogic states – but we really have no idea how far back the use of music goes into human history. Even Neanderthals could sing or chant. Undoubtedly music has been an essential evolutionary tool – but how exactly is it rewiring your brain?

In recent research, scientists used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI technology) to watch blood flow in the brain as people listened to their favorite tune.

They found that when subjects listened to songs from their preferred musical genres, they exhibited enhanced levels of brain connectivity. This brain state – called full-brain or whole brain processing – allows deeper creativity, happiness, and cognitive functioning.

The study reports that the biggest change inspired by music was noted in the resting-state network associated with internal peace, or “the introspective and adaptive mental activities in which humans spontaneously and deliberately engage in every day.”

This brain area allows us to day-dream, use right-brained creativity to solve left-brain-created problems, and to practice greater empathy and self-awareness.

Another study states that this brain area called the default mode network (DMN) is like “a toggle switch between outwardly focused mind states and the internal or subjective sense of self, this network appears to include mind-wandering experiences such as imagining the future, the discovering of new possibilities (hopes), and the affective significance of aspirations or dreams,” regardless of our listening preferences – from Beethoven to Mos Def, if its music we love, its rewiring our brains.

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Dec 13

Penney Peirce Teaches Us How to Use the Power of Intuition Combined with Intellect

by Thais Gibson

Penney Peirce is a gifted intuitive with countless profound teachings. Penney is not only an author of more than ten best-selling books, she is an international speaker and teacher, gifted intuitive, and a pioneer of the new age.

During this hour-long interview with her, I was blown away by some of the most powerful wisdom I’ve come across, delivered with absolute grace. Penney translates mind-blowing concepts with finesse and practicality so that we can apply her teachings to our everyday lives.

Penney share what it’s like to grow up highly intuitive, what the new reality will look like that we’re entering, and how to prepare yourself for the inspiring changes ahead.

What You Will Learn from This Interview

  • You’ll learn what your “home frequency” is, and how to tune into it.
  • You’ll find out how to clear what no longer serves, so that you can prepare for the next steps.
  • Penney will share some tips and tools for making the soul your dominant reality.
  • Penney teaches us the importance of welcoming more of our own light into our lives.

This is an excellent watch if you are looking to learn practical tools to create powerful change.

A few of the many transcendent lessons from this interview:

  • “Bad” circumstances don’t have to be “bad.”

What does this mean?

When experiences happen that upset our ego, an important first step to processing begins with not judging them as bad. In Penney’s words, “bad” circumstances are just data. They are reflecting to us specific parts of our inner reality that we don’t get to recognize when we’re in the mindset of judging.

For us to better understand ourselves, we want to be able to remove the label from the experience, accept the change, and focus on what each experience is telling us about ourselves. From here, we can open to a new paradigm by choosing what we want to create next. Penney shares a wonderful process for doing this step-by-step!

  • “You can’t get rid of anything, because there is no outside world.”

Penney just throws down wisdom bombs like this the entire interview.

What does this mean?

All potential realities exist in a super-position soup of possibility. Until our consciousness focuses on a desired outcome either consciously or subconsciously (in this case you are not necessarily aware), a reality cannot come to fruition. In Penney’s words, every possibility exists in your personal sphere, and it is through feeling what it is that you want and holding that very vibration, that you can step into your creation.

  • Understanding gives us emotional immunity to fear.

How does this work?

We fear what we can’t understand. It is only through bringing our awareness to the situations we fear that we gain the capacity to transmute the fear into peace. We must investigate our fears. We must question everything that makes us feel bad. When we can be accountable enough for our reality and our emotional state through investigation and introspection, we open ourselves to our light.

Why You Need to Watch and Learn More

This entire interview is packed with wisdom, grace, and expansiveness.

You will learn Penney’s deep insights about what we have ahead as a collective, and how to move through your own ascension process more smoothly.

You will gain insight into how to open yourself to your own light. We are often afraid of our own light at a subconscious level. With Penney’s wisdom and some profound tools, you are empowered to facilitate the necessary steps to transcend this limiting paradigm.

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Dec 12

Flip through the channels & change the program- Duh!

By Gilbert Ross

The Power of Analogy

God bless analogies…seriously. I mean, if it wasn’t that some themes in life are so analogous to every day objects or situations, some stuff would be so much harder to explain or get it in our heads. Well, truth be told, it is not that things are analogous per se, but it’s more like we have a magnificent pattern recognition engine between our ears. Anyway, I’m sure you get the gist of it.

I am always fascinated by how some of the best fitting analogies to how the human mind works can be found in the mainstream technology invented over the last hundred years. Like the radio tuner, the television and of course the personal computer. I used to think that creating such analogies, of something as complex and magnificent as the human mind to a personal computer or radio tuner, is a lame oversimplification but it isn’t. It’s a clever simplification and a fitting analogy to understand what would otherwise be a complicated and over-stretched concept.

An analogy I was pondering about lately is how our social conditioning and programming is very much akin to television channels or stations. There are different channels through which we are given information (or disinformation if you like), and through which we are conditioned or programmed to think, respond and behave in a certain way. Some people call this in a variety of other ways such as brainwashing, herd thinking and morality, collective trance, mass consumer consciousness, consensual reality, the hive mind, etc. There might be a common underlying theme to all of these concepts and I think it has to do with how we passively receive preset information through a given channel of communication – pretty much like watching T.V.

Metaphors of the 20th Century

The television, as a 20th century invention and probably the commonest household commodity, has in itself been seen by many as a communication medium for propaganda or mass consumerism, mediated through commercial spots and subliminal (and not so subliminal) lifestyle suggestions or behaviour influence. We have come to form (quite rightly, I must add) the stereotypical image of a family sitting in front of a T.V screen and being entranced into a certain state of consciousness, easily suggestible and subconsciously influenced by whatever is the dominant theme – violence, romance, idols, etc.

Yet apart from being a literal form of social conditioning in itself, the T.V can serve as an analogy to the idea of being programmed and influenced by society at large. The most important aspect to this analogy is the idea of channels of communication. Simply put, just like T.V channels, there are certain channels of communication in our society through which we passively receive certain type of pre-selected information (whether with an agenda or otherwise) and get this information fixed in our subconscious…a.k.a social conditioning.

The other part of the analogy is the idea of tuning in and out of a channel (if like me you remember analogue T.V, way before digital cable, satellite or internet T.V). If you want to stick to digital, then you can say ‘switch to another channel’ or ‘change the channel’. Whatever the case, the idea is quite simple – you might have your favourite channel or channels – perhaps the movie or sports channel with a light dash of news once in a while. So these favourite channels are what you habitually (and let’s face it – unconsciously) tune into to get your quick fix, entertainment or ‘education’. You are also free to change channels, or best yet, switch of the tube and get out of the room.

T.V Channel Guide

Who does the conditioning? and who runs the program? Various agents, networks and groups. You can say no one in particular and many at the same time. Our lives are run through different tracks and channels all of which contribute to our beliefs, ideas, wants, fears and perceived needs. Here are some of the most common channels of social conditioning, old and new, that we face throughout life.

The Family Pod:

Many say that it all starts here, and it most certainly does. First off, the members of the nuclear family, mummy, daddy, and siblings, will form the closest bonds and will exert the major influence to your emotional development and personality. The first 5 years of our life, even before we get in to school, are the most formative one and anything imprinted there will stay there for the rest of our lives unless we do not reprogram our subconscious to change those deep beliefs embedded in our psyche during that period. Secondly, values and habits (whether good or bad) are transmitted by parents to child in a way that no other channel does. A lot of what you do and believe (unconsciously for the biggest part) started from the programming in this channel.

The School:

Of course this is the main program. Still obligatory in most countries and it is considered by pros and armchair sociologists alike as the main institution for shaping and controlling minds and ideas. Uniformity is another main concept associated with schooling, specifically the idea that schools ‘manufacture’ citizens who think more or less in the same way. This leads to one of the biggest resource deficit on a planetary scale – good thinking.

Backyard Politics:

In school we were also subjected to peer pressure apart from exams, insufferable teachers and punishments in all forms and sizes. This is where we learned the school yard politics or in other words how to survive through it with the best of our resources whether that was wit, attractiveness or personality. It has a big impact on our formative years and is definitely responsible for at least some of our programming.

The Living Room Tube:

We mentioned the T.V already. Like school, this is a biggie. It has warped minds like nothing else during the last few decades. Imagine going to a hypnotist for 4 hours a day (not sure about average numbers of T.V viewing here) but instead of being helped out of a problem he or she is implanting crap in your subconscious mind. Nice.

Social Heroine:

This is the crack or heroine for millennials. The social Media, the big F or whichever platform your peers and cohorts hang most around. It’s seriously a drug for many and I personally know people who cannot imagine their life without it. I do understand its attraction points – we are social creatures and it can give people (whether authentically or falsely) a sense of belonging to a larger group. For many though it is about approval – you know how many likes you get when wearing that new dress or posing in front of your new motorbike. It’s a sand castle build upon the drives and illusions of mass consciousness.

Of course it’s not all bad crap. There are a lot of success stories with social media in particular. For one it has continued to democratise the web and shift the centre of power from the few to the many. Just like any technology however it tends to be a reflection of the collective consciousness as a race with its good and bad.

Channel Reprogramming: Taking back control of the controls

OK so we have been subjected to this mind manipulation all of our lives. Now what? What’s the use of flipping through the channels if they are all spewing the same garbage? Actually it’s not about flipping from one channel to the other but about flipping the channels on their head. It’s about reprogramming. It’s about detuning ourselves from these channels of information as consciously as we possibly can. This is already a big shift we can make in our lives. An enormous shift, really.

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Dec 12

Cosmic Consciousness & Outer Spaces in Popular Culture

by Kingsley L Dennis

The sacred, the sublime, has always walked amongst the profane. The signs are everywhere, blended into the sidewalks, pulp fictions, and the kitsch trappings of the art world. For iconic sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick, most of the sublime things of his world were disguised as trash that seamlessly slipped into the background of a dysfunctional world reality. The seeming trash of the everyday mundane clashed with incoming cosmic mutterings that have found their way into much of our popular culture.

Science fiction is always more important than science

Timothy Leary

In the US especially, a blend of anarchic cultural subversions were manifesting that played upon known semi-mystical memes. Enochian magic, Golden Dawn rituals, meta-computing of the mind, and a weird kind of chaos were springing up within treatises of popular culture. One of these was the text of the Principia Discordia that emerged in the nineteen-sixties as a ‘sacred text’ of Discordianism. Written by Malaclypse the Younger (Greg Hill) and Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst (Kerry Thornley) it proclaimed “All hail Discordia!” in a mixture of goddess worship with the notion of order and disorder as balancing illusions. The fifth commandment of Principia Discordia states, ‘V – A Discordian is Prohibited of Believing What he Reads.’[i] In line with what today we would call a ‘post-truth’ position the Principia Discordia knew that ‘Tis an ill wind that blows no minds.’

Discordia came to influence the writings of maverick author-philosopher Robert Anton Wilson, who popularised it further in his books, especially in ‘The Illuminatus! Trilogy.’ These utterances were further echoed by the writer William S. Burroughs who, besides experimenting in cut-up narrative techniques, proclaimed a Discordian-esque ‘Nothing is absolutely true – Everything is permissible.’ And with this endless possibility came the rise of literate figures, or rather literary magicians, who were connected to systems of magic, such as the Golden Dawn. Popular culture began to open up and see combined forms of neoshamanism, eastern philosophy, quantum science, visionary art, and computer technology. This modern twist on magic was part of a wider trend in experimenting with new forms of stimulating and awakening consciousness. These paths were attempting to destabilize our conditioning patterns and our resultant consensus reality. They were all aimed at waking up the usually-slumbering human mind. As the seminal work Waking Up (1986) by Charles Tart showed, humanity was largely intoxicated with a ‘consensus trance’ that kept us from recognizing sigils of the sacred. In more recent years the metaphors and memes of being trapped within a waking dream, or of dreams within dreams, have been explored in such popular films as ‘The Truman Show’ (1998); the ‘Matrix Trilogy’ (1999-2003); and Inception (2010). Part of the myth we find ourselves popularising is the mythology that we are in some sort of constructed reality – a gnostic-inspired simulacrum of truth.

Gnostic ideas are now being presented and consumed in ever more popular forms of culture. There’s an odd wave of mystical-spiritual impulses now radiating through popular culture that encourages us to throw ourselves into new fantastic realms and mythological fictions. These are modern mash-ups of the counterculture now being packaged and presented as part of mainstream culture. And in recent years the most extraordinary success in this area has been the incredible, phenomenal rise of the modern superhero.

Superheroes & the Super-Self

It appears we are now in desperate need of our superheroes and mutants to save us from a form of tyrannical humankind. We seek a cultural expression for the human psyche; for our psychic currents and transmissions and sacred communication. Hence, our superheroes must live on! We have the X-Men walking amongst us, a mutant subspecies of humans. The natural order is evo-mythological – it is sacred, beyond human, and connects us with evolutionary currents. In the absence of our ancient myths we have ingested the sacred alchemical root and through pop-culture morphed this transformation into the new wave of superheroes – myth lives anew in spandex. Maybe it is a cliché because it’s true; we wish to find the personal superhero within each of us – the journey of the individual, unfolding within the great cosmic drama. This mythical journey has so far taken us from scientific rationalism and industrial modernity, and now we may finally be becoming more than we are; that is, more than human.

Our popular subcultures are gradually becoming the norm.  It is not only a question of whether more people are interested or not, but rather that these ideas are more widely available now thanks to popular culture. The waking life and the dream are becoming part of the same movie plot, as in Richard Linklater’s film version of Philip K. Dick’s A Scanner Darkly (2006). We are more and more waking up into our own movie – our very own Truman Show – where ideas are seeded directly into our environments in order to catalyze our awakening. Like many of the ancient wisdoms have foretold, we have been asleep in a distant land and now we are receiving messages and signals flashing like neon signs through our popular culture. This marks our juncture, our crisis point, between moving toward waking up or falling back into catastrophic and catatonic slumber.

Our ultra high-definition visual culture is acting like a portal for the otherworld to enter. The psychedelic experiences that were once fringe and condemned are being re-played out through modern fictions that blend Gnostic, mythological, and multidimensional themes. Transcendental states of consciousness, ratified by the far explorations of new science, are adding to the mix of a new 21st century mythology that as of yet remains unnamed. Perhaps we are emerging toward the birth of new sacred gods. These are the gods of mutations, of neurological and biological adaptations. And they are emerging first in our pop cultures as our superheroes and psychic mutants. In this initiation into a psychically enhanced future we will need more than ever to learn how to distinguish the demonic from the spiritual. Hence the current barrage of films, TV series, and fiction that shows angels vs. devils, humans vs. vampires, and the whole gamut of the good vs. the bad that has crawled from the forest floor to enter into the quest for the Holy Grail. In this way the gods will never be forgotten as they merge with a super-augmented mutant humanity in spandex. The real gods, as we knew all along and yet had temporarily forgotten, reside within our psyche – they are kept in mind. And yet they can only become real for us – to re-mind us – when dashing about on the stage and streets in front of our very eyes. We need the sacred to slap our faces in spandex gloves before we begin to blink a waking eye. That is, our sacred and supernatural fictions appear for us and require our engagement with them.

The latest revival in the superheroes genre is significant in how it takes the mutant meme further and projects it forward as a form of evolutionary mysticism. Our new heroes are displaying to us our latent capacities and powers that are yet to unfold. We are witness to the first wave of mutant evolutionary pioneers. The summit of human evolution is far in the distance, and yet its early stages are manifesting through the Marvel and DC Universes where god-like potentials await us. Through such characters as Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Wolverine, and Doctor Strange, Marvel mesmerizes paranormal subliminals into popular cultural consciousness. And DC does the same with Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, and Green Arrow. Then as gangs they come together as the Guardians of the Galaxy, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men (Marvel), or as the Justice League (DC). They are now our teachers, our guides, our mutant futures that are beyond human. The mutants have become practicing mystics.

We are seemingly living more and more in a mutational and metaphysical universe; and with the arrival of augmented reality our boundaries of interaction with the physical world around us will blur. We are already well on our way as our outer and inner spaces explode into new blistering supernova.

Outer Spaces – Inner Spaces

Humankind has always been a child of the stars. Our early civilizations mapped the heavens before they mapped the terrain under their feet. So it was no surprise then when the UFOs started to dart across our urban skies and come crashing down disguised as government weather balloons.[ii] Recent popular culture has nurtured a fascination with outer spaces and our galactic cousins from the Golden Age of science fiction of the nineteen thirties, forties, and fifties to the new wave of the sixties and seventies. The concerns of our outer space relations shifted from how to make contact with our space cousins to the entropic death of the universe. And then the environmental theme entered our outer spaces, as if a subliminal projection from our very own inner spaces. The growing number of alleged UFO abductees that emerged in the latter part of the twentieth century began to relay messages of extraterrestrial concern for our planetary well-being.

John. E Mack, an American professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, in his later years became a leading authority on the spiritual or transformational effects of the alien abduction experience. Mack came to view the alien abduction phenomenon as acting as a catalyst to open human consciousness to the wider possibilities of connection with the universe. For more than a decade Mack rigorously studied the alien abduction phenomenon and interviewed hundreds of people (whom Mack referred to as ‘experiencers’).[iii] What initially started out as an exercise in studying mental illness soon turned into an in-depth inquiry into personal and spiritual transformation. Mack eventually came to see the alien abduction phenomenon as one of the most powerful agents for spiritual growth, personal transformation, and expanded awareness – in other words, as a trigger for a sacred experience. Despite the external anxiety produced by the experience, it was clear to both Mack and his set of experiencers that a profound communion was being established between humankind and other realities. Further, that this interaction was catalyzing a shift in human consciousness toward collapsing the old models of materialistic duality and opening up a connection not only ‘beyond the Earth’ but with other dimensional realities.

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Dec 11

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Dec 11

Vitamin THC: Should Cannabinoids be Considered Essential Nutrients?

In 1753, a Scottish surgeon by the name of James Lind proved that scurvy could be effectively cured with citrus juice. By drinking plenty of lemonade over the course of a two-week long treatment, his patients would fully recover from the fatigue, sores and bleeding typically inflicted by this malady, which was formerly thought to be caused by poor digestion and unclean water (when the real culprit was a simple deficiency in vitamin C).

Until that discovery, the debilitating and often fatal disease limited the ability of seafaring vessels to travel long distances. But after Lind’s popularization of a cure, sailors learned to effectively prevent scurvy by packing barrels of lemon juice and fresh limes for their travels. Today, the disease is so rare as to be almost unheard of, but British sailors retain the nickname limeys, which dates back to their adoption of the practice.

Meanwhile, often derided as a marketing term without scientific basis, the label “superfood” indeed has no legal definition, but according to the Macmillan Dictionary it can be applied to any food that’s “considered to be very good for your health and that may even help some medical conditions.” And so, because vitamin C is found in large quantities in citrus fruits—oranges, lemons and limes can be considered superfoods.

You are what you eat, after all, and foods like kale, sweet potatoes, blueberries and wild salmon provide essential macro- and micro-nutrients that the human body requires for health. Superfoods confer increased vitality and allow humans to fully thrive, along with preventing or treating diseases.

For example, broccoli has widely touted anti-cancer properties, while salmon provides Omega-3 fatty acids that protect your heart, and blueberries arrive packed with antioxidants and phytoflavinoids that prevent inflammation and can help prevent cancer and heart disease.

Now imagine that all around the world, millions of people are suffering from a modern-day version of scurvy—that is, an easily treatable condition caused by a lack of essential nutrition. Only in this case, the missing dietary element is cannabis, or more specifically cannabinoids, a set of incredibly medicinal compounds found primarily in the marijuana plant.

All humans have what’s called an endocannabinoid system, comprised of receptors that fit these cannabinoids like a lock fits a key, and this endocannabinoid system regulates many vital systems in the body—including respiratory, circulatory and neurological. Which means, if that system malfunctions and cannabinoids are not brought into the body from the outside (by smoking/vaping/eating cannabis) to return it to balance, the negative consequences can be severe, or even life-threatening.

Dr. Ethan Russo first articulated this idea of “clinical endocannabinoid deficiency” (CECD) in a 2004 scientific paper, describing a condition that contributes to high levels of cancer and degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s and rheumatoid arthritis. With the research to back it up, he’s basically claiming that a lack of cannabis can be the underlying cause of these and many other potentially deadly conditions.

Now imagine that the preventative cure for all of these painful, heartbreaking outcomes could lie in the cannabis plant being widely used as a dietary supplement, much as lemons and limes ended scurvy over two hundred years ago.

After all, if CECD is caused when the body doesn’t produce enough endocannabinoids on its own, and this lack of endogenous cannabinoids can be corrected by adding cannabis from herbal sources, such a simple dietary supplement could save untold lives and relieve immeasurable suffering.

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Dec 11

Meet the Programmed Higher-Self

By Arno Pienaar

Fear is not supposed to be in the form of an angry teacher telling you, “you are doing something wrong” or found guilty of something by the “good guy” in the mind commonly set up by any type of indoctrination involving right & wrong, good and bad.

The effect we have is that when people have fear, they believe that something is “wrong”, which causes even more fear, a double whammy.

This topic of wrong was created to overwhelm our focus of perception, effectively making the observer seek something which is always possibly wrong in a world of good and bad, and the observer is sure to see bad when it already has been acknowledged as something which is “unjustifiable and evil”, any negative we have in the world is so simply because these constructs have their power metaphysically where it is energized significantly.

The advent of opposition also successfully makes people attempt to actively strive to be a good person. Whole lives are spent living together with unconscious negativity after successful spell-casting has worked its trick, simply because the curse of yin and yang effectively keeps the dark and the light from merging by keeping consciousness entrenched in a framework of limited scope.

Due to this lure into a forced one-sidedness nature, one is rendered completely insane by a divided mind. The art of alchemy is to be one with everything in order to not resist it.

It is the resistant magnetic energy called fear that allows two bodies of polar opposite nature orbit each-other, which renders your experience in between two sides, one of which in where you are siding! “The clash of the Titans.” Clash of gods/dogs. Clash of doubts.

Believe Nothing! Belief has its core within Doubt. There is just the KNOW. The BELIEVE must not be mistaken for the KNOW. The KNOW is the K-“NOW”, and the believe has an “eve”, which means it is alpha to omega.

Believe = BE – LEAVE. The anagram for believe spell out eve bell, a time when the sun goes down, and a bell is rang to being an end to the day, everything quietens for the time to go back to sleep.

When anything in the world of the matrix is dictating your being, this means you are be-leaving yourself to something, you are forsaking your own divinity and 5 elements for that which is believed in.

It is essential that you come up with your own belief, the way reality operates for you has to be owned, and it is controlled by you by your belief regarding it. The observed and the observer are one. Doubt tempts one to believe momentarily in parallel realities of fear, which is what keeps one netted by the matrix.

So many bees in the world have BE LEAVED, that we’ve literally come to the point that; beliefs and thought-forms have settled within a large part of collective consciousness. The question arises then, will we forever be in a digital holographic reality when intelligent programming can house within the center of consciousness?

Ask yourself another vital question: Do you ever have subjective thoughts and feelings about yourself when you are dreaming? Is that not just what is causing your dream on planet earth to be dictated by subjective belief of your stance and role.

Animals and nature have no correspondence with a world of information and thought processing. This renders them by default fully present in the NOW. This is where the zero-point potential of energy is found, where a human being also needs to be, to function optimally in the reality as an animal does from dawn to dusk.

The Sculpture

“When there is a problem, one then evaluates self to see if there is something wrong in the behavior of the self or in any of the traits and characteristics that the individual embodies in relation to data relating to what is in the category of wrong. During these phases there is a lot of consideration involved over the “feelings of others”, there may also be a lot of diplomacy involved, taking into account different views and stances.

This is how a mental courtroom is structured. One seeks something that has to be wrong, and once we find what is possibly wrong we take ourselves to court and we put ourselves though trial, to come to a conclusion as to why it is we are not fitting into our own conception of reality, why it is that we are not harmonizing adequately with reality and we judge ourselves through the reflection of a linear abstract framework which is falsely programmed “to be right” and we compare that to our actions, behaviors and decisions and we then attempt to pinpoint, what is wrong or out of alignment.

And so, the molding and processing starts from the conception of the word in the form of gods law/mans law, which does give rise to an eidolon programmed by the laws itself, which is used to pin the I the soul down with endless fear.”

Here is where the mind lures the user to start building this relationship between a teacher and a student, and the student has to mold in accordance to a demanding teacher set up in the consciousness as the one knowing what is right, knowing what is bad, the governmental position of the mind is setup though religious and educational programming.

We end up believing that there is a lot wrong with us, and this further siphons out to the belief of unworthiness and lack, both of which has  its source in the programmed belief in wrong and right, and gives rise to the belief that one is not complete and not ready and one still has to go through a transition zone which most do not make out of, the entire life becomes a transition zone of altering, molding that never seems to end and doesn’t go anywhere because the molding is in the face of a master or teacher that cannot possibly ever be impressed, an insanely embodied act of perfection is the game of the imposter higher self.” – Deprogram The Matrix

When one lives life like this, you can be sure it would be a very passive and linear, boring, and especially suppressive life.

As this teacher embodies perfection according to man-made conceptions, when one attains perfection in the eyes of a system, or society, that means that reality has actually changed you to what it wants, the matrix has you. When the macrocosm is allowed to dictate the microcosm, evil is the only result.

Embrace the Unconscious

Artificial intelligent phantasmagorias have arisen into physicality, sourced from the  power of the word created beliefs, and can and does successfully mold the perception of the observer to be opposed with the “out of place” unconscious aspect, brought about by false information in the first place.

The unconscious “dark” aspect was used cleverly by dark occultists against us, to scare the masses of their very selves and keep them resisting fear/the poison, instead of embracing it and becoming one with it!

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Dec 11

The Psychedelic Experience and Its Potential for Healing

By Dr. Joseph Mercola | Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Psychedelic drugs are a controversial topic, but despite decades of negative press, science suggests these plants may actually have psychiatric benefits worth exploring.

According to data from the National Institute of Mental Health, the prevalence of anxiety disorders in the U.S. may be as high as 40 million, or about 18 percent of the population over the age of 18, making it the most common mental illness in the nation.1,2

The conventional approach to anxiety and depression treatment typically involves antidepressants and other psychiatric drugs. Unfortunately, studies have repeatedly demonstrated antidepressants are no more effective than placebo. In the long term, they also produce changes in the brain that may actually worsen your condition.

Psychedelics, such as psilocybin, also known as magic mushrooms, clearly have a mind-altering effect, but it’s quite different from conventional psychiatric drugs. While the scientific evidence is still slim (since their illegal status makes them difficult to study), two of the most recent studies on magic mushrooms found they had truly profound benefits for cancer patients struggling with anxiety and depression.

Psychotropic Drugs — Gateway to Happiness Through Enhanced Understanding of Reality?

The featured film (see below), “The Reality of Truth,”3 explores how psychotropic drugs can enhance your understanding of reality, thereby freeing you up to be happy, regardless of outward circumstances. Deepak Chopra opens up the conversation noting that the human brain has specific receptors for psychoactive substances such as psilocybin, and the fact that we have them is a clear indication that we are part of their nature, and these plants are part of ours.

In other words, psychotropic plants appear to have a role to play in the human experience. But what is that role? Psychotropic plants are well-known for their ability to induce dramatically altered states of consciousness. Many of these altered states correlate to religious or spiritual experiences, and such experiences, Chopra says, is part of being a whole human being.

A common experience (although, by far, not the only possibility) is the experience of being “at one” with God or “the source of all creation” — a feeling of no longer being separate from anyone or anything, not just in our immediate surroundings but indeed the entire universe. As Chopra says, psychotropic drugs “help people break out of the hallucination of separation.”

Many believe psychotropic plants have a rightful place in human life, as they can act as a key, if you will, to expanded levels of consciousness and a personal experience of the divine. By making them illegal, we’re effectively been barred from using natural substances to explore the spiritual dimensions of our being that can be tremendously healing and beneficial.

Psychedelics are Illegal in the US

For clarity’s sake, let me state for the record that I am not advocating the use of illegal substances. Doing so may land you in prison, regardless of how pure your intentions. Psychotropic plants may be “all natural,” but they are also extremely potent mind-altering compounds that should not be experimented with willy nilly.

Psilocybin, for example, is a Schedule 1 substance under the Controlled Substances Act.4,5 The mushrooms are typically ingested in their fresh or dried form, or can be made into tea. However, large doses have been known to induce panic and/or psychosis, which is why careless experimentation is strongly discouraged (in addition to their use being deemed “illegal”).

My intention for posting this video is for educational purposes only, to allow you to explore some different points of view. It is not an invitation or a recommendation to partake in illegal substances, for any reason. At present, the only legal way I know of to use psychedelics in the U.S. is to be part of a registered study. Other countries have different laws pertaining to psychedelics and their use.

Going Within

The video starts out by exploring historical references to psychedelics and meditation, giving examples of celebrities who have embraced meditation as a way to improve their mental health, creativity and happiness. As noted in the video, most of us search for happiness outside ourselves. More often than not, it’s a fruitless search. At the end of the day, we realize that new car, the new romantic partner, the money in the bank, all failed to produce a lasting effect.

The idea that true, lasting happiness can only be found inside yourself is an ancient one. You’d be hard-pressed to find a single philosopher throughout history who thought otherwise. But how do you get “inside?” Meditation is one of the oldest, most tried-and-true ways of reaching your own core. Changing our own state of mind is also thought to be the best, if not only, way to achieve lasting societal change.

The way to reduce war in the world is for each individual to be an agent of peace by being more peaceful. You can’t fake inner peace. You have to work at it. Similarly, the way to reduce environmental destruction is for each and every individual to act in less destructive ways; to become more environmentally conscious and make different choices in our day-to-day lives.

Transcendental Meditation 101

Transcendental Meditation (TM) is one of the most popular forms of meditation, practiced by millions of people around the world. You choose a mantra that has meaning for you, sit quietly with your eyes closed, and repeat your mantra for a period of about 20 minutes, once or twice a day.

The idea is to reach a place of “restful” or “concentrated” alertness, which enables you to let negative thoughts and distractions pass by you without upsetting your calm and balance. Ultimately, TM is said to open you to universal consciousness, a transcendental state where all apparent divisions disappear, and you recognize yourself as being a part of everything.

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