Research Shows Thoughts and Perceptions Can Change Our DNA

By Guest Writer Pao L. Chang| For decades, most scientists and cell biologists thought that our genes mostly control our reality, life, and health. Nowadays, some cell biologists are finding strong evidence that our genes are only one part of the complex system of the human body that controls our reality, life, and health. One well-known cell biologist is Dr. Bruce H. Lipton.

Dr. Lipton is also a researcher of epigenetics, the study of changes in organisms caused by “modification of DNA, protein, or RNA, resulting in changes to the function and/or regulation of these molecules, without altering their primary sequences.” In simple terms, epigenetics modifies gene expression but does not alter the primary genetic code itself.

Genes Do Not Control Our Lives as Much as They Say

In the following video, Dr. Lipton explains that the types of gene functions we are born with are not permanent but can be changed by our perception. Certain geneticists also suggest that gene expressions can be altered using the science of epigenetics. Through many years of research, Dr. Lipton found that genes do not significantly cause health conditions or control our lives.

For example, there are no specific genes that cause obesity; genes are NOT the causes of obesity because they are correlated to obesity. The word correlation means “mutual relation of two or more things, parts, etc.” According to Dr. Lipton the word correlation means “a relationship existing between phenomena or things”. In other words, the cause of something in the body is not limited to genes, because everything in the body is interconnected as a whole.

The Environment and Consciousness Field Also Affect Gene Expression

It is very important to know that the composition of the environment, which is made up of the environment in the body and the environment of the world in which you live in, and the information in the quantum and consciousness field also play a major role in gene expression. In other words, you are not only genetically determined but are also environmentally determined. Here is a great quote that explains why this is the case:

When a gene product is needed, a signal from its environment, not an emergent property of the gene itself, activates expression of that gene. ~ H.F. Nijhout

It is important to know that genes are like blueprints and therefore they can not switch themselves on and off. It is also important to know that your thoughts, beliefs, and perception also affect the behavior of your genes. If you want to learn how genes work at a deep scientific and spiritual level, you need to watch the following video.

Here is a synopsis of the video:

Recent advances in cellular science are heralding an important evolutionary turning point. For almost fifty years we have held the illusion that our health and fate were preprogrammed in our genes, a concept referred to as genetic determinacy. Though mass consciousness is currently imbued with the belief that the character of one’s life is genetically predetermined, a radically new understanding is unfolding at the leading edge of science.

Cellular biologists now recognize that the environment, the external universe and our internal physiology, and more importantly, our perception of the environment, directly controls the activity of our genes.

Bruce Lipton: Genes Don’t Control Your Reality! Your Perception Controls Genes!

About the Author

PL Chang, is  the author and founder ofOmniThought.org and EnergyFanatics.com. His main goal is to empower you with knowledge that is beyond the conventional paradigm to help free your mind and increase your spiritual well-being to a whole new level.

How We Create Our Own Reality: The Infinite Power Behind Ideas

by Guest Writer Jon Miller| Your mind is an unbelievably powerful tool. Within its folded lobes and betwixt its rapidly snapping neurons lie all possibilities – everything that is, has been, or ever will be. This is because your mind is like an endless field of the richest soil, stretching off in every direction as far as the eye can see, and ideas are the seeds that create our inner reality which in turn, manifest into what we perceive as the external world around us.

The proof of this lies in the fact that everything in our civilization was once merely an idea in someone’s mind. From the God-was-holding-god-the-creator-11197020-845-867invention of language, to the construction of houses, to the computer you are reading this sentence on; these were all at one point electrical impulses in somebody’s brain – primordial thoughts waiting to be crystallized into existence.

Whether you know or not, every thought you have has a profound effect not only on you, but on everyone around you and ultimately on the entire collective human consciousness. This is the nature of power.

The thoughts that we choose to indulge and act on change and shape the universe around us, and because this is the endless process of evolution manifesting itself, ironically the only thing that is constant is change itself.

So then, if all things are temporary and we wield power regardless of our knowing about it, surely it must be better to direct it in a conscious way, rather than allow others to make our choices for us.

Suffering is the result of feeling powerless. Put another way, we suffer because we are not fully conscious of what is happening within our own minds and hearts. When we feel like rustled leaves aimlessly and randomly drifting with the whims of the wind. It is easy to cage ourselves in a victim mentality, blaming circumstance and the people around us rather than accepting responsibility for our situation.

When I was younger, I struggled constantly with suicidal depression. This came about through an abusive childhood and a general exposure to the harshness of the world at an early age. Nevertheless I grew up with many friends, did well in school, and held the admiration of many around me. Imagine my surprise, then, when I first seriously considered ending my life when I was eight years old.sad-child-portrait

I thought to myself, “I have every reason to be happy. I should be happy.” By thinking these things you are denying the root of your suffering and therefore simply burying the problem deeper where it will do what all ideas/seeds do – grow and develop.

As I grew older, my depression worsened while I got better and better at hiding it. Bending to society’s “mental illness” narrative, I came to believe that I had an incurable, lifelong disease that could, at best, only be moderately managed.

Without knowing it, I had turned my life-situation into a victimized “poor old me” story – I drowned myself in self-loathing, self-pity, and self-abuse because at the end of the day I saw my depression as something that had “just happened” to me; something completely out of my control. I felt powerless.

In a way, I was: I had no control over what happened to me as a child. What I came to realize through years of therapy,quantum_healingmeditation, and holistic medicine, was that if I accepted everything in my life as if I had chosen it, my self hatred and victim mentality began to change into an empowering story of personal growth and development.

I started to see my depression not as a problem, but as an indication to start looking inside myself for healing.

If you can make yourself ill, then surely you can make yourself better. The power of placebo cannot be denied, and so neither can self-healing. Now, at the age of 27, I am no longer depressed at all.

This is not to say that I am not sad sometimes – if I do feel this way, I know two things: firstly that it will pass, as all things do, and secondly, that it has come about for a reason.

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Adopting this open belief system has given me tremendous depth as a person and has allowed me to help so many people with their struggles in life.

If you can survive and grow from something as intensely destructive as the inner desire for oblivion, coping with losing your job is a walk in the park.

In the end, I came to understand that my idea of myself as a hopelessly depressed person was just that – an idea.

As Bill Hicks once said, “...Life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves.

All of my love to you,
Jon

Consciousness Survives The Body After Death; Research Confirms

(NaturalNews) There have been a number of theories – some based on religious principles, some on philosophical ones – about what happens to our “souls” when we die.

Many people of various religious faiths, for example, believe there is a “heaven” or another pleasant afterlife for those who have led good, virtuous and moral lives on Earth.

But scientists have largely rejected such claims, mostly because science relies principally on documentable and replicable proof. Now, when it comes to human consciousness after the body dies,
that’s a different thing altogether.

With that in mind, a group of researchers at Southampton University in the United Kingdom recently conducted the largest-ever study about what happens to consciousness after death. The team has concluded that, while it is not known why or how, there nonetheless appears to be some consciousness and awareness for some time after physical death has occurred. That suggests consciousness and the body are intertwined in some fashion, but they may travel down a separate non-physiological path after what humans describe as death.

The research was lead by Dr. Sam Parnia, and the study has been published in the medical journal Resuscitation. The study involved more than 2,000 people who had suffered a cardiac arrest in the UK, United States and Austria.

‘The evidence suggests consciousness is not annihilated’

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Spiritual Parenting: The Stages of Conscious Development

by Deepak Chopra| When they become parents, many people wonder how to impart spiritual values to their children. The traditional model of sending them to Sunday school is one alternative. But as more people turn away from organized religion to carve their own path, many parents choose to draw the entire family into the personal spirituality of the parents. Children grow up to reflect how they are raised, which makes this an important issue.

To begin with, a child’s spiritual life should be age appropriate. A very young child’s brain hasn’t matured enough to absorb adult beliefs, and the overall development of every child is unique. Before age 10 or so, I feel that spiritual parenting will have the most lasting effect if it builds a foundation in the self rather than focusing on principles. As a practical matter, every young child should feel that:

  • They are loved and lovable.
  • They are worthwhile in their parents’ eyes.
  • Being a good person comes from within.
  • Happiness and fulfillment are natural.

At this stage, the role of caretaker is all-important. Young children have their own predispositions that show up early on. A child starts to show personality traits very soon in life. Yet no matter how different they are, children need to feel worthy and loved.

The next phase of spiritual parenting is about values. Child psychology studies have shown that babies as early as 6 months old want to help their mothers, and even infants react positively when they see good behavior and shy away from bad behavior in others. So there is reason to feel that children have a moral nature.

With that in mind, parents should develop a child’s inner values, while keeping in mind that grasping these values mentally, in terms of abstract ideas, isn’t going to happen early on. Instead, children internalize what they see and how they are treated. Saying “Be nice to your little brother” makes an impression the first time, with decreasing meaning as it gets repeated. But seeing parents who are fair and kind trains a child’s brain in that direction.

Lifelong values are not instilled through negative lessons and punishment. What a child takes away from these experiences is guilt, shame, and resentment. The same is true if parents instill fear and doubt by telling children, “Life is unfair,” “If you don’t look out for number one, no one else will,” and “If you want anything in this world, you have to fight for it.” Remember, what we all grow up remembering most vividly from our childhood is the emotional tone of family life. Children raised in a tense, stressful, or difficult home environment will adapt to it, because it’s in their nature, but that doesn’t mean that they will emerge undamaged.

Meditation and the Inner Life

Meditation can add to a sense of a child’s self-worth and even power, because it’s an activity that belongs just to them. The childhood brain is a factor here. It has been shown that introducing meditation in the schools leads to behavioral improvements in older ages (middle school and later). It benefits younger ages, I feel, when meditation fulfills the following criteria:

  • It feels like fun.
  • The child expresses enjoyment.
  • Nothing is forced or turned into a chore.
  • The whole family participates.

Looking back, many adults feel turned off by the religious lessons their parents tried to impart because of an air of strict morality or pressure to be good. The beauty of meditation is that everything comes from within, but “within” means different things at different ages.

Starting at age six or seven—each parent will have to play this by ear—the parents can sit down to meditate with a child using a simple technique. Sit quietly with eyes closed and follow the breath. Don’t ask the child to meditate for more than 5 to 10 minutes. Make it clear that if they stop enjoying it, they are free to get up and go play. But the parents should continue their own meditation for the usual time.

By being invited in and yet given the freedom to choose, a child will associate meditation with something they have control over. The worst lesson is to feel that meditation is a way for them to be controlled, forced to settle down and “be good.” In other words, don’t make meditation the equivalent of sitting in the corner or taking a time out. A child who is running around or acting out needs a nap, a talking to, or some other corrective. Meditation isn’t one of them.

The greatest benefit of meditation comes when a child is able to notice actual changes themselves. They feel calmer, more centered, less troubled, less tempted to act out. A parent can coax these realizations, but gently, by pointing out a positive change. But be careful not to intrude. Everyone’s inner life is private, no matter how young they are. Taking note of inner changes probably won’t happen consistently until age 12 or later, and the attraction of major changes probably won’t happen until kid medmid to late adolescence, a time when discovering who they are comes naturally to teenagers.

I hope these points are useful, but the most important one became the theme of a book I wrote, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Parenting, which is this: If you want your child to lead a fulfilled and successful life, the best route is through spiritual parenting. The child learns the value of their own inner world, and as the years pass, this value increases until the realization dawns that all of existence originates “in here,” at the level of the soul.

This Powerful Ancient Herb is Proven to Open Your Third Eye

by Makia Freeman,

In a world filled with paperwork, documents, school tests, legalese and more, the demand for us to be mentally sharp is higher than ever. Luckily we can turn to some herbs from the ancient world to help us in this area. Bacopa is an age-old revered herb in the Indian Ayurvedic tradition, where it is also called Brahmi (which literally means “expansion of consciousness”).

It has been safely used for thousands of years. Bacopa enhances clear thinking, focus, memory and cognitive function in general, and people are starting to realize it (I see many natural health products around now including bacopa in their formula). Seems like the bacopa brain is catching on …

Bacopa Shows Cognitive-Boosting Ability in Numerous Scientific Studies

The bacopa brain phenomenon is not just something found in Ayurveda or anecdotally; it’s also being proved by many scientific studies which are being conducted now. In various human studies, bacopa intake has been associated with faster information processing, increased learning rates improved memory retention and reduced testing anxiety in as little as 12 weeks.

In one recent scientific study, researcher Brian Kairalla of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine found that elderly volunteers who consumed 300 milligrams of bacopa per day showed significant improvements in verbal information processing compared to the placebo control group. He found this impressive enough to go on to suggest that bacopa could help prevent Alzheimer’s! Kairalla said that “long term studies [into bacopa] might be explored for its potential to play a role in protecting or delaying age related memory decline or delay Alzheimer’s disease onset and/or progression.”

Bacopa Expands Consciousness


cosmic-consciousness-500x372Bacopa doesn’t just improve the beta-brainwave aspect of your brain, involved in doing and day-to-day activity. It also improves the alpha-brainwave aspect. Bacopa has a profound calming ability and reduces the effects of stress on the brain. Due to its tension-relieving action, it is used for psychoactive diseases such as epilepsy, insanity and nervous breakdowns. It also helps people maintain a positive mood and life outlook and can used to counter depression.

Bacopa’s most impressive aspect may be its effect on consciousness. There is some evidence to suggest Bacopa may activate the pineal gland, since it is able to reduce the amyloid (insoluble fibrous protein) deposits which tend to accumulate at the pineal gland and impair its functioning. With a cleansed pineal gland, profound meditative states and psychic abilities are much easier to access. Bacopa is thus a natural tool for those seeking higher consciousness.

8 Powerful Steps to Non Attachment

by Déesse Indigo,

During our lives, we tend to form many attachments to various types of things. Many of us are so attached to the physical world that we become enslaved and possessed by the very things we adore.

Detachment is when someone has complete freedom from all that is seen or heard and doesn’t let any possessions take control of them. Practicing non-attachment gives us power over our emotions and feelings in relation to the attachments in our life.Many people wonder, why does detachment matter? Why does it matter whether or not we’re attached to something? The answer is simple, if we’re not careful our attachment can lead to tragedy and heartbreak when change takes its unstoppable course.

Way of the heartAttachment is the root cause of our suffering. Non-attachment is the ultimate form of self-mastery.

The first and most important concept when trying to incorporate non-attachment into your life, is consciously acknowledging that everything that’s manifested in our physical world is temporary, not forever.

When you notice your attachment to anyone or to anything, ask yourself the following questions: “Why do I really desire this? What permanent advantage would I gain by possessing this? How would this possession help me towards greater knowledge and freedom?” Over and over again, the answers to these questions show us that the desired thing is useless in the long-term and may be potentially harmful by driving us into ignorance and bondage. Sometimes we may become aware that the things we desire, is something simply to fulfill a mere restlessness in the mind.

The mental state of non-attachment may come slowly, but even during the earliest stages of practice are rewarded by a sense of peace and freedom. Guaranteed success will come from being consistent with this spiritual discipline.

1. Ask yourself what realistic permanent advantage you should gain if you possessed your desire.

2. Let go of your attachment to money by making a donation or helping out someone in need.

3. Befriend yourself. Your self-worth should come from within you, not from other people’s approvals.

4. Don’t seek security in people or things.

5. Overcome your attachment to entertainment

6. Let go of the need to be dominate or influential over others.

7. Stop living in an illusion, don’t overly attach yourself to your possessions or even your hopes and dreams.

8. Understand that all things naturally come and go. It’s unavoidable.

Intuition-PrincipleNon-attachment is easily misunderstood by many people as they might interrupt it as having to give up their possessions to feel “free”. This is far from the truth. Detachment is simply not feeling owned by the things you possess or desire.

There will be moments when impatience of frustration arises. But that’s alright as long as you allow the emotions to rise and dissolve. Do not feed or fuel the negative emotions.

The Benefits of Non-Attachment

  • Expectations no longer rule your life.
  • You see things for the way they are.
  • You’re not bothered much by the physical world (but you don’t tolerate harmful behavior).
  • Your heart grows even bigger and you love more because you don’t feel the need to control everything.
  • You’re not attached to outcomes.
  • Detachment is releasing vibrational resistance, allowing the law of attraction to work effectively for you.
  • Be attached to nothing but be open to everything. Non-attachment is a freeing practice which will help you a lot when it comes to adjusting to change that takes place in the future.
About the Author

Déesse Indigo is a self-help and Law of Attraction coach. On her free time, she loves to write simple essays for people to enjoy so they may grow or understand themselves better. She is a contributor at Waking Times where this article was originally featured.

If You Knew What You Were Capable Of, You Would Be Doing This

For centuries Daoist Masters have been harnessing the energies from within.

Using the Yin-Yang, positive and negative energies. Masters of the Art, harness this electric current by pulling the positive energy from the sacral and the negative energy from the root chakra (Hui Yin). Alchemizing the energy at the sacral chakra, the (Shenjue or Xia Dan Tian).

This energy circuit known as the small heavenly circuit, does not directly translate to the inner flute in Buddhism (as depicted above). However, it is known that the area just below the naval at is the meridian energy center, where all energy is alchemized and all energy is collected and received.

This Master has meditated everyday since he was a young child and has studied this art for 18 years. His discipline has paid off, as he has gained the ability to project electrical energy from his body. The energy is hot enough to burn you at a single touch and high enough, to start a fire with a single hand.

It takes discipline and meditation to awaken this gift and requires extreme control of your every emotion. Once the energy is unleashed, the electric current is so potent that it can be become dangerous, if not used properly.

Qi or (chi) energy is collected by standing straight with legs at shoulder width. Place your right hand flat 3-4 inches from your sacral chakra and begin moving it in small circles gradually growing larger until your largest pass is at your forehead. (For men begin your circle downwards towards your feet and for ladies begin your circle vertical towards your heart.)

Slowly begin decreasing the size of the circle until your hand is once again creating small circles at your sacral. It is best to collect Qi in the early morning hours between 7-9 am as well as in the evening 7-9 pm.

Mainly there are 5 different types of Daoist Meditation

Alchemical Meditation

Known as the simplest meditation, but the hardest to perform. Alchemical meditation has no formal technique or posture, and no path to follow. Just being is the formality as you take every moment as perfect, whole and complete without the incessant need to judge or change anything. This meditation comes with the realization that everything is always in its rightful place, no matter how the mind eludes you to think that something must be changed or acted upon– karma.

Micro/Macrocosmic Meditation

Known as the inward smiling meditation, the practitioner uses this inner visualization technique to circulate their Qi energy through the acupuncture meridians. This technique focuses at the internal organs to healing the weeping lungs or calm an anger liver. Once the energy channels are opened through the meridians, and the root causes are cleared the meridians are flooded with energy and health is restored.

Inner Child Meditation

Seated in a chair with palms of the hands facing up rested on the knees and feet flat on the floor. The practitioner first focuses on the breath to calm the mind and body, followed by visualizing a time when he was approximately 5 years old. A vivid memory quickly illuminates in the mind and with each breath, the memory and the child grow larger until the child has filled the entire body.

Golden Flower Meditation

Known as the flower of immortality, it is cultivated through the combination of two techniques. The first by opening the channels and the second by visualizing the birth of the immortal embryonic energy entity from within. An immortal fetus. Once the initiate has achieved the next level, by projecting their consciousness outside of their body. They have received the understanding, that their physical self is only a shadow of their true self on the cosmic/astral level. After further cultivation, the initiate then advances on the path of immortality by self-willed, conscious projection. At this stage the projected self, carries on remaining on the astral level while the shadow self (physical) has become catatonic in a state of hibernation.

Qigong Meditation

This dynamic meditation prescribes that the practitioner meditate by standing postures. Inspired by Martial Arts, Masters are applying what were once fighting techniques, to healing practices. The use of small movements are instilled and stances such as Taming the Dragon or Sword Fingers are used to allow practitioners movement of stagnant energy. This clearing then allows for flow through the meridians. ” Moving greatly is not as fine as moving in smaller motion, tiny movement is not as fine as stillness”- Master Wang.

By LJ Vanier

The Fifth Dimension and the Hidden Key to the Flower of Life

What is the Fifth Dimension?

Found in nearly all major religions across the globe, the flower of life is considered to be the most important symbol of sacred geometry.

Containing the ancient religious values that represent the fundamental forms of all space and time, the flower of life is the pattern of creation itself.

FlowerOfLife-05Within the flower holds a secret set of symbols, known as the Fruit of Life. Through which, one can discover the most important and sacred secrets of the universe.

The Fruit of Life, is known as the basis for the design of every cell, atom and molecule, being the blueprint for everything.

The Flower of Life is testament to the fact that there is one consciousness, behind all of creation. And that all life forms have emerged from a single geometric base code – from the great cosmos, galaxies and stars to our DNA strands, flower petals, pine cones, tree branches, nautilus shells, crystals of diamond, all are based on the same principles of sacred geometry.

But what does the flower of life tell us about the dimensions and how can we apply this understanding to our everyday existence? How can we gain perspective of our three-dimensional world and the evidently probable, five dimensional reality?

Let’s begin

According to theoretical physicist Kip Thorne– while we can only observe the universe in three dimensions, it is very likely that there could be at least five dimensions, which we cannot perceive at this point in our evolutionary process.

If you could expand your consciousness to exist in the fifth dimension, it would be composed of a reality, where the laws of space and time become infinite.

This is what we understand as the ability to walk between the worlds. The coveted philosophers stone.

In this existence you become your past and future self, experiencing all probable outcomes of your thoughts manifested on a metaphysical level. Possessing the conscious awareness, that your every thought creates a level of reality, where it is carried out into existence.

You, in effect, become the observer of all probable outcomes, of each reality.

Now that we can understand how the fifth dimensional reality would be experienced…  let’s examine what it would look like, in terms of the earth itself and the dimensions.

Roger D. Nelson a professor at Princeton University, recently conducted a study, to measure the field of global consciousness.

His work revealed through a phenomenon called Electrogaiagram (EGG) that we are cells of a single body of consciousness, communicating and connecting by invisible pathways.

These invisible pathways were measured by means of heightened electrical activity that became more profound, when the collective consciousness of millions of people, is focused on one single event.

For clarity here is a single human cell and the core of the earth showing striking similarities.

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Cell of Earth

 

 

 

 

 

If we are in fact, cells in one single body of consciousness (earth) as determined by the study. Then we understand that we exist inside of one dimension of consciousness. So, what does one dimension look like?

flower of life2Using the flower of life, we can determine that one dimension is one circle and in our current vocabulary, we understand that we live in a 3 dimensional world meaning that the earth exists as three dimensions of reality. The earth definitely isn’t flat.

Just as there are 3-5 nucleus inside of a white blood cell, following this model, the earth would then appear as 3 overlapping and interlinking dimensions, not just one round ball floating in space.

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A fifth dimensional reality would then be viewed as the same, with five dimensions, represented by the circles.

In the Trinity of Shamanism it is believed that the world is divided into three levels of consciousness,and according to the Miriam Webster Dictionary a dimension can be defined as “a level of consciousness”.

In African Mythology still held today it is believed that in Tanzania, at Mt. Kilamanjaro, lies the fringe between the three worlds. These dimensions interlink and overlap the earth, and the flower of life should be applied using this model. cropped-Three-Earths.jpg

How Can We Connect? 

There are only two known forces in existence, that can exert the force necessary to penetrate all time and space.

The first is love, and the second is gravity.

Gravity

According to Newton’s Laws, what we perceive as a finite calculation, could actually have infinite implications, such as gravity.

Gravity is deemed as a force that can “bleed through the dimensions” and in order for this to occur, the dimensions must be linked. Allowing for gravity to cross the dimensions of space and time.

Love

Love isn’t something that we invented, love exists on a higher dimension and is the one thing that we are capable of perceiving, that transcends time and space. It is quantifiable, but not yet understood. Love is the vibration of creation and the flower of life is the pattern.

This analogy explains how fifth dimensional beings who are understood as (future humans, those who have passed on, and those who have mastered the laws of the universe) are able to communicate with us and help to aid in our ascension… from the other side.

Time and space are the illusion, the gravity of love is our connection.

by LJ Vanier

Exploring the Afterlife What’s Your Philosophy?

Exploring the Afterlife Whats Your Philosophy

The cornerstone of many religions worldwide is the premise of an afterlife.

For centuries priests, ministers and spiritual leaders have spoken of the gift of eternal life, ascension into another world and the promise of heaven.

Each spiritual following is given a set of practices and regiments for the practitioner to follow in order to assure your ascension to immortality. And for centuries, there have been numerous beliefs of the after life and what it entails.

Through quantum mechanics and bio centrism what scientists are finding is that some of these beliefs may not inherently reject spirituality.

Lets Explore a Few:

5. You Come Back As an Animal

A main belief in India and Eastern Religions is that humans and animals share the same soul.

Considered to be a major spiritual setback, Buddhism implies that souls can be born as animals because of past deeds as humans.

Because animals cannot engage in conscious acts of self-improvement they cannot improve upon their Karma and must continue to be reborn again and again as animals. Once the karma is cleared the soul is once again reborn human and given another chance.

4. Born Again Human

Another main belief in Eastern religion is reincarnation and this belief is also beginning to make its way into western culture. Reincarnation is the belief that when you die you are born again without memory of your previous life or lives.

Everything is a constant repetition or a recycling process but each time you incarnate you have different circumstances and opportunities. With the hope that you will not make the same mistakes you did in the previous life.

This belief also aligns with the journey of the soul. Though it make take hundreds of incarnations, at some point you will have learned the lessons you were incarnated to learn and are ready to move on.

3. Heaven and Hell

This belief popularized through Catholic and Christian Religion states that each and every one of us have a soul, and each choice we have made throughout our physical incarnation will either damn us to hell or deliver us to heaven.

It is thought that those who believe in Jesus Christ will have eternal life. As he is the resurrection and the life and those who reject Christ shall be damned to eternal punishment in the bottomless pit and the lake of fire.

2. You Return to the Earth

Your consciousness is linked directly to your functioning brain and once the impulses in your brain cease, your consciousness is no longer.

Our bodies –being a living organism, return to the earth as compost for other life forms to ingest and the essence of yourself is absorbed back into, that in which you were created from.

1. Death is An Illusion

The concept of death is a figment of our consciousness. We think that we will die because we have been taught to believe that we will die. The past and the future are merely illusions and the universe only exists because of each individuals consciousness of it.

Space and time are tools of the mind and space and time are only relative to the observer. The universe itself does not create life, life is created by the individual.

So whats your philosophy?

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Spiritual Enlightenment: 8 Signs You’re On the Right Track

Spiritual Enlightenment: 8 Signs Your on the Right Track

An awakening is a highly rich and complex phenomenon that takes place, increasing your level of understanding and endowing wisdom.

When you experience a spiritual awakening, you are experiencing a state of enlightenment and people on this path undergo a great change within themselves.

These 10 Things Will Happen When You Step Out of Your Comfort ZoneEveryone taking the road less traveled to awakening, will experience tremendous growth.

The best definition provided for “enlightenment” is death and rebirth– a death to your former self and life to anew. A death to former ideologies and perceptions and birth to new life; a new a mind frame of reality.

An evolution of consciousness, and the ability to see and experience the world in its truest form of light and love. A world where everything is connected.

This is the magnitude of a true paradigm shift.

Along with a new understanding and a new perception, comes great and direct spiritual implications. During moments of heightened awareness, feelings such as a sense of wholeness, oneness and euphoric bliss emerge. A true knowing that you are connected, alive and the essence of life itself.

These are just a few examples, because everyone venturing this route, will have similar experiences; yet everyone’s perception of reality is different.

However we can pinpoint the major transitions one will go through, prior, during and after an awakening.

8. You’re Asking the Right Questions

Have you ever wondered if there’s something more, something that we are missing. Something that seems illusive, you can’t quite put your finger on it but, something just isn’t right in the world. You may be wondering why you can’t create harmony, you may be wondering why things seem to always fall apart. You may be wondering if there is something more than meets the eye. If you are asking these questions… you are right. There is more, there is so much more and you will find the answers to all the questions you seek. Because asking the right questions, is the first step in the right direction.

7. Dissatisfaction

dissatisfactionNo matter the size of your house, your flashy car, your new clothes, the fancy meals, the exotic vacations or how much money you have in your bank account. Something is still missing. A deep dissatisfaction has begun, a void that cannot be filled. You may begin to feel depressed and not understand why. This is the beginning of your quest for spiritual fulfillment.

6. Seeing Past the Distractions

Its seems that modern life has become one big distraction. Endless amounts of entertainment used as a coping mechanism to alleviate you from dealing with your own emotional pain. Boredom is a sure-fire sign of someone who isn’t content with themselves and entertainment (as you have already figured out) will not lead you to spiritual fulfillment. Your mind is your biggest distraction from your soul, for the mind to have the illusion of power and be in the control seat, it denies the soul.

5. Connecting Back to Your Essence

Our essence is the ultimate truth of ourselves living within the design of our soul. Our essence is part of our life’s purpose. It’s the never-changing energy of consciousness of who we are and always will be. It is our personality self, that pesky little ego, that we must make friends with and manage with conscious consideration. By going within we can connect with our essence to unfold our being giving way to the great balance of our spiritual and physical self.

4. Making Heartfelt Connections

8 Ways to Attract More Positive Relationships In Your LifeWhen your heart chakra begins to open, you will experience more and more meaningful connections. This opening can occur due to a catalystic experience (someone who breaks your heart completely) or someone you see and communicate with whom you feel a deep connection. It can be a brief or extended relationship, but the relationship serves the purpose of opening your heart chakra. This chakra may also opened by meditation and other various types of practice but is seen in higher numbers by connections with others.

The opening of the heart chakra signifies the great wave of energy flooding through the meridians igniting all of the chakras to achieve an uplifting, as the universal connection unfolds.

3. Inner Child Healing

Healing our childhood’s traumas is a vital step that is required for deep healing. Because we develop most in our first years of life,  any trauma will largely impact our perception of reality and the beliefs we hold.

Just by attempting to heal old wounds we will bring about intense growth and maturity. Healing Your Inner Child is the most crucial step that will inevitably, lead to liberation of self.

2. Healing Relationships and Ending Negative Ones

When you can view your relationships from a higher perspective, you have created the ability to change your outcome.
How to Believe in YourselfMany people regardless of whether or not they aware they are in an unhealthy relationship, will justify their reasons for staying put and deceive themselves.

When you continually lie to yourself, it perpetuates negative growth and creates other dysfunctional habits in your life. By being true to yourself, and living your own spiritual truths, we bring positive influences into our lives.

We are in fact emotional sponges, each and every one of us, despite your best efforts to form a shell and protect yourself. Therefor creating harmonious relationships and resolving negative ones is an essential step in transcending and evolving the awakened path.

1. Finding the Right Answers

Our ability to learn is as endless as our ability to evolve.

Learning, in itself, is an evolutionary process and it is one that complies with the nature of life. Only those who are willing to learn, possess a burning desire to create their own educated perspectives. And only those who continue to keep their cup empty, will head closer towards attaining enlightenment.

Namaste

LJ Vanier

Originally published here at isoulscience.com by LJ Vanier August 9, 2015

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Consciousness vs Awareness The Big Difference

Consciousness vs Awareness The Big Difference

By Dylan Harper

What is the difference between awareness and consciousness? How are the two concepts interlinked? Keep reading to find out about the hidden secrets of the universe!

Imagine yourself in the middle of a forest, being chased by a bear. The rustling of leaves behind you burgeons your pace, causing a much needed adrenaline rush. As you run across the landscape, you search for possible escapes. You are aware of the trees, and the animal life in your vicinity (imagine the forest sounds), but you’re conscious about a possible, untimely end to the journey of your life.

And before the bear catches up, let’s snap back to reality and ward off the threat!

Simply put, bring aware and being conscious are two extremely different concepts, even though both words seem to have the same connotation in language. Here is a little insight about the two concepts that’ll help you differentiate with ease.

BEING AWARE

It is like those announcements you hear on media. For instance, a hurricane is headed towards the city. While you know what is out there and you’re factually aware that it exists, there’s little you can do to explain where it is, whether it’ll strike or not, how much damage it will cause, and so on and so forth.

“Being Aware” essentially has a tangible, physically-related expression. You are aware of the fact that consuming too much sugar/carbohydrates can lead to obesity, diabetes and other diseases. You are aware that anything you do might have an impact on your loved one’s life. You are aware of your realities, primarily because of factors like sensations, perceptions, cognitive abilities, and knowledge.

You know what is, but you don’t know how it may or may not be related to your life! Beingaware does not necessarily equate with being conscious. This brings us to the other part of the equation.

BEING CONSCIOUS

In every sense of the words, being conscious has a lot to do with being spiritual. It refers to that degree of awareness where the physical world no longer obstructs your understanding. It is about being aware of the metaphysical world, where spiritual interactions and learning takes place beyond the tangible experiences. Being conscious has a lot more depth than being merely being aware.

Awareness is considered a prerequisite for consciousness. You can’t be conscious about something if you’re unaware of it in the first place. As in the example we started off with, you were aware about everything in your surroundings, but you were consciously looking out for an escape. This blurs out your perception of non-related elements, enabling you to focus exclusively on certain, sought aspects.

HOW KNOWLEDGE INFLUENCES YOUR AWARENESS AND CONSCIOUSNESS?

As the wise people say, “Knowledge is power!” It is the starting point of a revolution, the beginning of awareness and consciousness. For the most part, you are free to decide whether you’d like to be aware and conscious or not. Your free choice plays a pivotal role in defining your destiny.

Knowledge makes you aware of your worldly realities, in turn making you conscious about a higher calling, a bigger purpose. Nothing happens without a reason, and the moment you decide to question and reason out your realities is when you become truly conscious! It is a chain of realization that begins with your worldly learning.

You make better decisions when you are aware, but you make the best ones when you areconscious. If you willfully chose to give up your abilities, you unconsciously choose to be a part of someone else’s purpose. You share your fate will all those who consciously renounce their rights, eventually becoming a part of someone else’s journey!

KNOWLEDGE, AWARENESS AND CONSCIOUSNESS INFLUENCE YOUR LIFE IN THREE WAYS:

  • Application: You apply your knowledge, actively deciding the particulars of intervention. You know something is good or bad, so you’re in a better position to decide whether or not you should integrate it in your life. For instance, excess sugars are bad and can cause diseases. It enables you to make a well-informed decision regarding your lifestyle. This is where you gain awareness.
  • Discernment: Based on what you know, you can judge what is and isn’t. This enables you to discover and pursue options. If sugars are bad, you can figure out healthier alternatives to it. This is where you use your awareness to become responsible, being on the verge of consciousness. You begin to question your knowledge.
  • Connection: Questioning gets you closer to consciousness. You begin to see the reason behind everything, which helps you connect with your purpose of existence. In other words, it is a level of complete awareness. As your level of awareness rises, your vibrational frequency increases, enabling you to protect yourself against negativities and to see beyond typical boundaries. It is where you become conscious – about yourself, your realities, your purpose, and the higher calling!

Thanks to phoenixisrisen and dreamcatcherreality for this article

Can We Transcend Consciousness?

Can We Transcend Consciousness?

For all that is being written today about spirituality and the “new biology,”  bestselling science popularizer Guy Murchie’s classic work, “The Seven Mysteries of Life”, published in 1978, may come closest to touching divinity.

by Guy Murchie

To think of worlds beyond this world and muse upon the idea of one’s consciousness being absorbed into other consciousnesses (presumably greater ones than one’s own) in its inexorable transcendence toward a universal mind — that, it seems, is a disturbing thought to many people. They imagine consciousness absorption as a total loss of self, a blacking out of all consciousness as if death must be the final end of everything. It is naturally a drastic and distressing thought.

Yet it needn’t be. For why cannot the absorption of one’s consciousness be a kind of widening of perspective that is actually a natural, perhaps inevitable, accompaniment of experience? Isn’t this really happening to all of us all through our lives anyway, little though we notice it?Can We Transcend Consciousness?

A newborn baby’s consciousness is very limited at first. He feels the air and its coolness and the reassuring grasp of big hands picking him up. He gasps. He breathes. He hears new sounds. His consciousness expands as his senses quicken and he is absorbed into awareness of his mother, of the soft warmth of her bosom and the strange but wonderful taste of milk.

As the days go by, his consciousness of his cradle and Mother is absorbed again into the consciousness that he also has a father and perhaps other members of the family – that beyond his bed is a room. Then, as the hours grow into days, his little domain is absorbed and reabsorbed to include a door, a window, another window, a table and more space – in time a whole house, a neighborhood, a village, a country, a continent, a world – each sphere larger and containing more people, more things, brighter ideas and great complexities.

Yet, as we saw with space and time, you don’t lose the inch when you gain the mile, nor the minute when you discover the hour. And so with your individual self. Since you retain your self and your personality when you marry a spouse, give birth to a baby, go to school, join an army, or participate in public life, so can you retain your personal consciousness when you merge your thoughts into a universal mind. Why not? This is one of the more reasonable hypotheses of the dying process that we will be looking into next chapter. And it plausibly hints that the finite adventures of your growing self in this world dimensioned with space and time have been just what you needed to develop and transcend. Indeed how better could you have learned about the world than by playing around with these simple, finite tools?

Can We Transcend Consciousness?

Of course there surely must be much more to life than just space, time and self — even in this finite phase — and some of it is, to say the least, mysterious. Take creativity: where does it come from? The handiest example before us right now is this book, whose source is largely a mystery. If I write this page today it comes out as you read it. But if I had written it yesterday, it would certainly be different. Or at another time or place or mood still different again — maybe better, maybe worse — with neither an end to the possibilities, no any reliable way of predicting them. I don’t know why.

A lot of one’s ideas originate in other minds. That is part of interhuman transcendence, for it is inevitable that even the most creative among us learns from others, consciously or unconsciously, not excepting our most original creations. Just so did Shakespeare study the play books. Just so is Mozart said to have adapted the opening theme of his Overture to The Magic Flute from a Clementi sonata. Newton perforce accepted a lot from Kepler and Galileo, as did Einstein from Faraday and Maxwell. These greatest of creators have not pretended anything else. Indeed all innovation stems more or less from all before it and, if good enough, will transcend its source and become permanently absorbed into the ever-growing universal reservoir that is the preserve of immortality. In fact, what better immortality could any artist or inventor have than to dip into the world’s sources and mold them anew, then discover he has actually added something that has changed them forever?

Can We Transcend Consciousness?

Sometimes such a creative genius sees in one flash a whole system of relationships never before suspected in the world, a sudden vision of harmonic beauty that lifts him up in a surge of esthetic delight. But even then most of his vision’s elements are already known separately to others, perhaps to many people who haven’t so much as heard of each other — for, as Alfred North Whitehead once put it, “everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it.” Again, many a great discovery at the time it is discovered has no known value, not even in the inventor’s dreams. And it is only long afterward that its true worth is revealed, like the famous case of Bernhard Riemann and his new geometry of curvature in a continuum of an indefinite number of dimensions which, after resting dormant for half century, bequeathed to Einstein exactly the tool he needed for General Relativity.

Einstein, I’m told, needed all sorts of stimuli that perhaps no one, including himself, consciously realized were available or functioning. For one thing, he needed an audience. And found it in his understand¬ing friend, Michelangelo Besso, the engineer, who alone was patient enough to attend long hours while the obscure genius explained, half to himself, what he thought wrong with current physical theory. As Einstein’s future son-in-law, Dimitri Marianoff, later articulated it:: “Albert has to have an ear. He is not concerned whether it listens or not — it is enough if he sees an ear. Besso was always Albert’s ear. It was during these interminable discussions [about 1902-03] that he would find nourishment for his ideas …”

The intermingling of minds within the human species has been compared to a vast plain containing millions of wells that appear on the surface to be independent sources of water but deep underground actually interconnect and combine into tributaries that ultimately become a single mighty river. The rough physical analogy is full of truth if you can visualize all the barriers that block the transcendent flow from well to well, the rocks, frustrations, pettiness and misunderstand¬ings that retard unity upon the planet. For, as Thomas Browne wrote in the seventeenth century,

“We are more than our present selves.”