Diving Into Our 7th Sense

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While the human species may be advanced we have forgotten, and have much to learn yet from nature. Specifically marine life.

Sharks have a solid reputation for locating prey by smell, especially over long distances. However, they can also pick up on the small electrical fields generated by other animals. Electrical signals coming from muscle movements of other organisms are received by the ampullae and transmitted through jelly-filled bulbs where they strike the nerves and signal the brain

When light is scarce in murky water or at depths, and vision is impaired, this electromagnetic sense is especially useful for locating prey. Not only is electroreception used to locate other sharks or prey, but it is also employed as a compass during migration. JS_hammerhead_Cocos2.jpgAnd if that’s not enough, sharks can use their ampullae to navigate the globe by tracking earth’s electromagnetic field. That’s pretty amazing. The only other mammals known to have electroreception are the monotremes: duck-billed platypus and both species of echidna.

Near the ampullae on the head of sharks, a seventh sense system is found, It is used to detect vibrations and changes in pressure caused by currents or other animals.

If a shark approaches the structure and encounters the changing water movement, the shark’s neuromasts are pushed and pulled. This sudden interruption or change in direction of the hair cells’ normal movements indicates to the shark that something large is near. By registering neuromast shifts, sharks are constantly updated with information on their surroundings.

Dolphins and porpoises use echolocation for hunting and orientation. By sending out high-frequency sound, known as ultrasound, dolphins can use the echoes to determine what type of object the sound beam has hit. Researchers from Sweden and the US have now discovered that dolphins can generate two sound beam projections simultaneously.

 “The beam projections have different frequencies and can be sent in different directions. The advantage is probably that the dolphin can locate the object more precisely,” says Josefin Starkhammar, a newly examined doctor in Electrical Measurements at Lund University, who also holds a Master’s degree in Engineering Physics.
What we consider 6th and 7th senses in humanity:
Sixth sense experiences range from intuition, déjà vu, prescience, to past life parallels. As our conscious mind is always trying to create a linear story out of our experiences, we tend to look for cause and effect to explain a multi-dimensional event. When our mind can’t make two and two equal four, we call it a coincidence.
While your sixth sense utilizes your feeling body to inform you when your intuition is on or off target, your seventh sense is your doorway to Unity Consciousness. Bypassing physicality, it is direct access to all information contained within the entire Universe—relative to your physical world. No intermediary or channeling is involved. It has been called the Akashic records by some, or the Hall of Records by others. Every human being intermittently uses his or her seventh sense, but most do so unconsciously. You are using your seventh sense when you ask the Universe a question and receive the answer as your own thought with such clarity, there is no doubt. It is pure knowing.
The True understanding of utilizing our 6th and 7th senses:
While humanity may be able to access the akashic records, to receive enlightenment of mind. There have been many before us who have possessed the “powers” of electromagnetic energy within their own physical being. The same way sharks and dolphins view their surroundings and and send out echo location.
By understanding your electromagnetic field, by the understanding of your own light body and by the understanding that you are a living ecosystem constantly in vibrational motion. You can begin to understand that by setting up a sound wave within your own body of the same pattern, that starts at the opposite pole you can achieve the same, as our marine friends and much more.
This was understood by those of the art and the true reason for the “rod and the staff”
For example, if you were in a cave, rounded out on all sides with a flat rectangular dish filled with water in the middle. And you blew into a large horn. The vibration of the sound would travel the outskirts of the walls and come back to the water dish, allowing the small piece of wood rested on top to move on the rippled water purely by vibrational force. We hold this vibrational force within us.
Find it!
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There Is No Time. There Never Was and There Never Will Be

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by Guest Writer JOSH RICHARDSON

Everything exists in the present moment and it’s a fundamental principle of the Universe that many of our scientists are still trying to grasp. Time does not actually exist and Quantum Theory proves it. There are things that are closer to you in time, and things that are further away, just as there are things that are near or far away in space. But the idea that time flows past you is just as absurd as the suggestion that space does.

The trouble with time started a century ago, when Einstein’s special and general theories of relativity demolished the idea of time as a universal constant. One consequence is that the past, present, and future are not absolutes. Einstein’s theories also opened a rift in physics because the rules of general relativity (which describe gravity and the large-scale structure of the cosmos) seem incompatible with those of quantum physics (which govern the realm of the tiny).

According to Einstein’s special theory of relativity, there is no way to specify events that everyone can agree happen simultaneously. Two events that are both “now” to you will happen at different times for anyone moving at another speed. Other people will see a different now that might contain elements of yours – but equally might not.

The result is a picture known as the block universe: the universe seen from that impossible vantage point outside space and time. You can by all means mark what you think is “now” with a red dot, but there is nothing that distinguishes that place from any other, except that you are there. Past and future are no more physically distinguished than left and right.

The equations of physics do not tell us which events are occurring right now–they are like a map without the “you are here” symbol. The present moment does not exist in them, and therefore neither does the flow of time. Additionally, Albert Einstein’s theories of relativity suggest not only that there is no single special present but also that all moments are equally real

Some four decades ago, the renowned physicist John Wheeler, then at Princeton, and the late Bryce DeWitt, then at the University of North Carolina, developed an extraordinary equation that provides a possible framework for unifying relativity and quantum mechanics. But the Wheeler-­DeWitt equation has always been controversial, in part because it adds yet another, even more baffling twist to our understanding of time.

“One finds that time just disappears from the Wheeler-DeWitt equation,” says Carlo Rovelli, a physicist at the University of the Mediterranean in Marseille, France. “It is an issue that many theorists have puzzled about. It may be that the best way to think about quantum reality is to give up the notion of time–that the fundamental description of the universe must be timeless.”

One might say that when we better understand consciousness we will better understand time. Consciousness is the formless, invisible field of energy of infinite dimension and potentiality, the substrate of all existence, independent of time, space, or location, of which it is independent yet all inclusive and all present. It encompasses all existence beyond all limitation, dimension, or time, and registers all events, no matter how seemingly miniscule, such as even a fleeting thought. The interrelationship between time and consciousness from the human perspective is limited, when in fact it is unlimited.

There Is No Such Thing As Time

Julian Barbour’s solution to the problem of time in physics and cosmology is as simply stated as it is radical: there is no such thing as time.

“If you try to get your hands on time, it’s always slipping through your fingers,” says Barbour. “People are sure time is there, but they can’t get hold of it. My feeling is that they can’t get hold of it because it isn’t there at all.” Barbour speaks with a disarming English charm that belies an iron resolve and confidence in his science. His extreme perspective comes from years of looking into the heart of both classical and quantum physics. Isaac Newton thought of time as a river flowing at the same rate everywhere. Einstein changed this picture by unifying space and time into a single 4-D entity. But even Einstein failed to challenge the concept of time as a measure of change. In Barbour’s view, the question must be turned on its head. It is change that provides the illusion of time. Channeling the ghost of Parmenides, Barbour sees each individual moment as a whole, complete and existing in its own right. He calls these moments “Nows.”

“As we live, we seem to move through a succession of Nows,” says Barbour, “and the question is, what are they?” For Barbour each Now is an arrangement of everything in the universe. “We have the strong impression that things have definite positions relative to each other. I aim to abstract away everything we cannot see (directly or indirectly) and simply keep this idea of many different things coexisting at once. There are simply the Nows, nothing more, nothing less.”

Barbour’s Nows can be imagined as pages of a novel ripped from the book’s spine and tossed randomly onto the floor. Each page is a separate entity existing without time, existing outside of time. Arranging the pages in some special order and moving through them in a step-by-step fashion makes a story unfold. Still, no matter how we arrange the sheets, each page is complete and independent. As Barbour says, “The cat that jumps is not the same cat that lands.” The physics of reality for Barbour is the physics of these Nows taken together as a whole. There is no past moment that flows into a future moment. Instead all the different possible configurations of the universe, every possible location of every atom throughout all of creation, exist simultaneously. Barbour’s Nows all exist at once in a vast Platonic realm that stands completely and absolutely without time.

Our illusion of the past arises because each Now contains objects that appear as “records” in Barbour’s language. “The only evidence you have of last week is your memory. But memory comes from a stable structure of neurons in your brain now. The only evidence we have of the Earth’s past is rocks and fossils. But these are just stable structures in the form of an arrangement of minerals we examine in the present. The point is, all we have are these records and you only have them in this Now.”

Time, in this view, is not something that exists apart from the universe. There is no clock ticking outside the cosmos. Most of us tend to think of time the way Newton did: “Absolute, true and mathematical time, of itself, and from its own nature, flows equably, without regard to anything external.” But as Einstein proved, time is part of the fabric of the universe. Contrary to what Newton believed, our ordinary clocks don’t measure something that’s independent of the universe.

The word “Mechanics” used in the term “Quantum Mechanics” indicates a machine like predictable, buildable, knowable thing. The Quantum Universe in which we live, whether we want to accept it or not, may seem on the surface to be mechanical and linear but it is not. It is probably better described as an infinite multitude of possible linear actions. If we must give this still mystical process a name lets call it “Quantum Ecology” rather than “Quantum Mechanics” because it is built from within it’s self. Everything comes out of the invisible in the same way as any living organism does.

In quantum mechanics all particles of matter and energy can also be described as waves. And waves have an unusual property: An infinite number of them can exist in the same location. If time and space are one day shown to consist of quanta, the quanta could all exist piled together in a single dimensionless point.

The current predominant world paradigm is that if a thing can not be explained, detailed, analysed and documented by linear scientific thought processes then it’s mumbo jumbo. If you have a spiritual explanation for human existence then your crazy, you’re in dream land. The scientific mindset says everything in the universe must be capable of explanation either now or at some point in the future by scientific analytic methods alone. Science says “In the absence of scientific proof it’s not worth the time discussing. If it can not be put in a box with a label then forget it. Go figure out what box you can put it in, label it, then come back to us and we’ll see if we agree”. Can you see the limitations that this puts on human development?

Quantum particle behavior can not be explained in terms of science alone, that is to say, it can not be explained in terms of the mind because the mind by it’s nature functions on the basis that reality consists of things, things that can be broken down into individual bits of information and explained in a linear mechanical fashion. To realise how flawed this mindset is you must first accept that this is a relative world in which we live and on the conscious level we interact with other human beings and the rest of the universe in a linear fashion. This is the nature of the mind. We must go beyond the mind to access the answers.

According to physics, your life is described by a series of slices of your worm – you as a baby, you as you ate breakfast this morning, you as you started reading this sentence and so on, with each slice existing motionless in its respective time. We generate time’s flow by thinking that the same self that ate breakfast this morning also started reading this sentence.

So do we really need to mourn time’s passing? Einstein, for one, drew solace from the view of the timeless universe he had helped to create, consoling the family of a recently deceased friend: “Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”
Josh Richardson is blogger, healer, and a constant pursuer of the natural state of human consciousness.

 

What is Deja Vu?

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“Remembering is mental time travel” Remembering is one of the greatest powers that we can posess. The ability to learn from our past and return to where we’ve been so we can decide where we are going. But can we return to where we’ve never been?

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The 7 Planes of Existence

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BY SHEPHERD HOODWIN  

Just as there are seven colors in the rainbow and seven tones in a musical scale, each with a different vibratory rate, there are seven levels of being on the spectrum of creation. The slowest speed of vibration occurs on the physical plane; the highest, on the buddhaic plane. From the buddhaic plane, energy returns to its source, the Tao.

Physical plane: The densest of the seven planes; where we presently reside.

Astral plane: The second plane of creation. Its medium is concrete emotional energy. It is where our consciousness is focused between lifetimes and when we’re finished with the physical plane.

Causal plane: The third plane of creation. Its medium is concrete intellectual energy.

Akashic plane: The central, neutral plane of creation that interconnects the other six. The distilled knowledge of the universe is recorded there.This is the records generated of everything that happens in the universe as it occurs. The appearance is that all matter and energy have a sort of built-in digital recording device, storing its entire history in a photographic code, but the records are actually windows into the past. The records show events exactly as they were experienced, so the information in them begins raw-it is not clarified, understood, and assimilated until a consciousness takes responsibility for doing so. Once it is fully assimilated, it is stored on the akashic plane.

Mental plane: The fifth plane of creation. Its medium is abstract intellectual energy, emphasizing truth. The infinite soul who incarnated as Lao-tzu taught from this plane.

Messianic plane: The sixth plane of creation. Its medium is abstract emotional energy, emphasizing love. The infinite soul who incarnated as Jesus taught from this plane.

Buddhaic plane: The highest plane of creation. Its medium is pure or abstract kinetic energy. We experience the buddhaic plane just before fully refocusing our awareness in the Tao. The infinite soul who incarnated as Buddha taught from this plane.

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Quantum Mechanics Of Thought Manifestation

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 The Law Of Thought Manifestation Can Be Explained In The Following 6 Steps

  1. Spirit In A Soul Awakens
  2. Consciousness Becomes Alive
  3. Waves Of Infinite Possibilities Are Generated
  4. Awareness or Attention applied on a possibility, through intention setting
  5. Power Of Consciousness Is Engaged
  6. Energy Changes Form And Physical Reality Or New Creation Is Experienced.

Latest research in quantum mechanics find that everything in nature is simply waves of energy vibrations that are in constant communication with one another. The human being is essentially a living magnet that is the transmitter. What he or she attracts in life is always in harmony with the thoughts of the mind whether they are positive or negative.

Our thoughts are real because we are able to visualize them, and thus by thinking we are creating. Every thought we can think of plays a role in creating our future. It is as if it is a battle of our own thoughts to determine which future we will arrive at, and we can materialize infinite possibilities in nature. Every individual has the power of thought and when every person raises his inner consciousness and unites with the outer world; the collective consciousness of society then reaches the highest dimension. It is at this peak that the dynamics of quantum mechanics can change and we can transcend empirically into a different universe. Here the energy matrix undergoes a paradigm shift. thus, all possibilities and probabilities can be manifested into realities. The whole world is inter connected by energy vibrations, and so we need to be more aware of our own thoughts and actions as they have an immediate impact on the collective conscious. The path of awakening for all of society and the coming together and rising together can only happen if every individual undergoes positive self development.

We all must remove our cultural, social and religious differences in order to attain the ultimate gold of collective conscious based on the spiritual truths of compassion kindness, love and peace. In this shift, we will cease to think of I and start thinking of we. The whole society works together for prosperity.

In closing,
 The mind is said to be a vast expanse of a sort of cosmic garden if you will and as the old saying goes ‘thoughts are like seeds, we can grow flowers or we can grow weeds”  The shift is upon us, it is time that we rise up, and change the paradigm into the new age.

Portals Of Consciousness Connecting Our Galactic Body

Everything that happens in the spiritual realm impacts and directly affects the physical world. The same as every event in the physical world, reflects what is happening in the spiritual world. This is also true within the body. Within the body it manifests as external reality.

The goal of this post is  to educate and empower you as we endeavor upon building our spiritual “house”. How do use these Portals of Consciousness ? How do we keep them open, cleanse them and have them functioning at their highest levels.

 In the energetic universe, Portals of Consciousness, have physical components that interact with their spiritual-energetic components. The physical and the spiritual components can never be separated from each other as they directly impact everything. This is why we need learn to develop our spiritual eyes our  (inner vision) to be able to  increase our higher sensory perceptions. Once we have developed higher sensory perception, we can better navigate the qualities of the spirit world.

All of the chakras and all of the orifices of the human body serve as Portals of Consciousness. They are are what connects us and lets us know that we have a galactic body. On the path of expanding consciousness and increasing spiritual intelligence, we need to understand this fact in order to protect our physical body. The orifices on and in our human body are the windows to our essential spirit.They are vortexes of energy swirling.

It is important to purify and protect the body in all ways that honor and love our body, as a direct physical conduit to our essential spirit. We must understand that the human body is a multidimensional Portal of Consciousness.  When we become aware that these Portals exist within our bodily orifices, we can direct energetic frequencies through these portals connecting ourselves with the entire galaxy.

Source: http://www.shiftfrequency.com/portals-consciousness/

 

 

Are You an Empath? Find Out

To be an empath means that you take on the energy of another soul or being, as your own.  Empathic people have ability to read and understand the underlying emotions and energies of those around them and by being  in-tune with or resonate with others This happens voluntarily or involuntarily depending upon the capacity of the empathic person.

This includes the ability to scan another’s psyche for thoughts and feelings or for past, present, and future life occurrences.

Many empaths are unaware of how this actually works, and have just accepted, that they were simply  “sensitive” to others.

Are you an empath?

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Empaths Sense Deep Emotions

Empathy is a feeling of another’s true emotions to a point where an empath can relate to that person by sensing true feelings that run deeper than those portrayed on the surface. People commonly put on a show of expression. This is a learned trait of hiding authentic expression in an increasingly demanding society.

An empath can sense the truth behind the cover and will act compassionately to help that person express him/herself, thus making them feel at ease and not so desperately alone.

Empaths experience empathy towards family, children, friends, close associates, complete strangers, pets, plants and inanimate objects. Empathy is not held by time or space. Thus, an empath can feel the emotions of people and things at a distance. Some are empathic towards animals (ie: The Horse Whisperer), to nature, to the planetary system, to mechanical devices or to buildings etc. Others will have a combination of the above.

Deep Sense of Knowing

Empaths are highly sensitive. This is the term commonly used in describing one’s abilities (sensitivity) to another’s emotions and feelings. Empaths have a deep sense of knowing that accompanies empathy and are often compassionate, considerate, and understanding of others.

There are also varying levels of strength in empaths which may be related to the individualís awareness of self, understanding of the powers of empathy, and/or the acceptance or non-acceptance of empathy by those associated with them, including family and peers. Generally, those who are empathic grow up with these tendencies and do not learn about them until later in life.

Inherited Trait?

Empathy is genetic, inherent in our DNA, and passed from generation to generation. It is studied both by traditional science and alternative healing practitioners.

Empathy has both biological/genetic and spiritual aspects.

Empaths often possess the ability to sense others on many different levels. From their position in observing what another is saying, feeling and thinking, they come to understand another. They can become very proficient at reading another person’s body language and/or study intently the eye movements. While this in itself is not empathy, it is a side-shoot that comes from being observant of others. In a sense, empaths have a complete communication package.

How Empathy Works

While there is much we don’t yet understand about how empathy works, we do have some information. Everything has an energetic vibration or frequency and an empath is able to sense these vibrations and recognize even the subtlest changes undetectable to the naked eye or the five senses.

Words of expression hold an energetic pattern that originates from the speaker. They have a specific meaning particular to the speaker. Behind that expression is a power or force-field, better known as energy. For example, hate often brings about an intense feeling that immediately accompanies the word. The word hate becomes strengthened with the speaker’s feeling. It is that person’s feelings (energy) that are picked up by empaths, whether the words are spoken, thought or just felt without verbal or bodily expression.

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Empathy: The Power of Connection

Originally published in Natural Health magazine, 2012

In recent years, the process of ‘restorative justice’ has been used more and more frequently as a way of dealing with crime. As a part of the process, offenders are brought face to face with the victims of their crimes, to hear how they have suffered as a result. The aim of this encounter is to bring healing, for both victim and offender. The victim transcends their rage with some understanding and forgiveness towards the offender, and the offender empathises with the victim, becoming aware of the real meaning of their crimes. This process changes lives. Victims feel free of the weight of hatred and are able to move on; offenders have a wider sense of perspective, and are less likely to re-offend. Sometimes offenders don’t meet their specific victims, but just the victims of similar crimes. But this still leads to a new awareness, and new patterns of behaviour.

This highlights the amazing power of empathy. To a large extent, all crime and all cruelty are the result of a lack of empathy. It’s a lack of empathy which makes someone capable of attacking or oppressing other people. A lack of empathy for another tribe or country makes warfare and conflict possible. A lack of empathy towards other ethnic groups, social classes or castes makes oppression and inequality possible.

What is Empathy?

Empathy is the ability to ‘feel with’ another person, to identity with them and sense what they’re experiencing. It’s sometimes seen as the ability to ‘read’ other people’s emotions, or the ability to imagine what they’re feeling, by ‘putting yourself in their shoes.’ In other words, empathy is seen as a cognitive ability, along the same lines as the ability to imagine future scenarios or to solve problems based on previous experience. But in my view, empathy is more than this. It’s the ability to make a psychic and emotional connection with another person, to actually enter into their mind-space. When we experience real empathy or compassion, our identity actually merges with another person’s. The separateness between you and the other person fades away. Your ‘self-boundary’ melts away, so that in a sense – or to an extent – you become them.

If you experience this state of connection with another person, then it’s impossible to treat them badly, except unintentionally. You recoil from their experience of suffering in the same way that you recoil from your own suffering. In fact, you feel a strong desire to relieve their suffering and aid their development.

Empathy has powerful psychological benefits for us too. Research shows that people who are more empathic feel more satisfied with their lives, and have better relationships. Some scientists used to belief that human beings are naturally selfish and individualistic, but more and more research is showing that empathy – not selfishness – is ‘hard-wired’ into us. Animals often show empathy towards one another, even to members of different species, and this manifests itself in random acts of kindness. As Lynn McTaggart – author of The Bond – puts it, ‘Animals often partner up with members of unrelated species…There are even instances of an animal from one species adopting those of another.’ And within their own species, animals often share food to make sure that weaker members of their group are fed, even when they have to sacrifice their own food.

Are Women more Empathic?

Studies have suggested that women are generally more empathic than men. For example, studies have shown that women are significantly better at ‘reading’ people’s emotions purely from looking at their eyes. Other research has shown that women’s friendships tend to based on mutual help and problem sharing, whereas men usually develop friendships based on shared interests, such as sports and hobbies. Men and women have also been shown to have different speaking styles. Women’s conversations usually last longer, because of their use of more ‘back channel support’, such as nodding, smiling and other gestures. If they disagree, they tend to express their opinion indirectly rather than making a statement, helping to avoid confrontation. On the other hand, men tend to more blunt and opinionated. They use more imperatives and tend to ‘talk over’ more. As the psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen puts it, ‘men spend more time using language to demonstrate their knowledge, skill and status.’ This makes sense: after all, the vast majority of ‘man’s inhumanity’ throughout history really has been man’s. Almost all wars have been orchestrated and fought by men, and most social oppression has been inflicted by high status men, seeking to protect and increase their power and wealth.

This also makes sense in terms of women’s role as mothers. Surely their nurturing role encourages empathy, because of the need for a strong emotional connection to children. At the very least, you could say that this emotional connection would have made it more difficult for them to lose the ability to empathise.

Empathy with Nature

Empathy can spread beyond other humans, to other living beings and to nature itself. Many of the world’s tribal peoples respect nature because they sense that it’s alive, and because they feel connected to it. They sense that all natural things – not just animals but plants, stones and the whole Earth itself – are not just objects but beings, who are part of the same web of creation as them. They empathise with plants, animals and the Earth, and so are reluctant to damage or destroy them. As the great Native American philosopher Luther Standing Bear wrote, for the Lakota Indians, ‘Kinship with all creatures of the earth, sky, and water was a real and active principle. In the animal and bird world there existed a brotherly feeling that kept the Lakota safe among them.’ As a result, wrote Luther Standing Bear, anticipating the modern animal rights movement, ‘The animals had rights – the right of a man’s protection, the right to live, the right to multiply, the right to freedom, and the right to man’s indebtedness – and in recognition of these rights the Lakota never enslaved an animal, and spared all life that was not needed for food and clothing.’

This attitude brought a sense of responsibility. Many indigenous peoples saw – and still see – themselves as the caretakers of nature, with a responsibility to preserve harmony. As Chief Edward Moody of the Nuxalk Nation says, ‘We must protect the forests for our children, grandchildren and children yet to be born. We must protect the forests for those who can’t speak for themselves such as the birds, animals, fish and trees.’

To a large extent, our environmental destruction is a manifestation of our lack of empathy for nature, and the Earth. Our strongly developed ego means that we experience a sense of ‘otherness’ to nature, that we can’t sense its aliveness, and so don’t feel any qualms about exploiting and abusing it.

Healing through Empathy

Just as the lack of empathy makes cruelty and oppression possible, the presence of empathy heals conflict. The wider empathy stretches – from victims to offenders, from one ethnic group to another, from nation to nation and religion to religion – the less brutal and more harmonious a place the world will become.

And perhaps most importantly, as Restorative Justice shows, to some degree empathy can be nurtured. When people are brought together in a neutral context, with an open, trusting attitude, empathy naturally establishes itself. Distinctions of ethnicity, religion and other superficial ‘identity badges’ begin to fade away, as does the sense of grievance and rage derived from past events. The same could be said of nature too: when human beings spend time in natural surroundings, relaxing into its stillness and space, a bond naturally establishes itself.

And it’s this bond which is surely our true nature. Empathy shows that the concept of separateness is an illusion. Empathy is simply the experience of our true connectedness, the exchange of feeling through the channel of shared consciousness which unites not just all human beings, but all living and non-living things.

Empathy meditation

Think of someone you love, and be aware of the warm feeling that wells up inside you. Hold on to that warm feeling, and let it spread throughout your body, including to any parts of you body where you feel discomfort. Let it flow into your mind too, so that you feel empathy and compassion to your own thoughts, even the negative ones. Think of all the people around you, in the rooms or buildings close to you, and imagine that warm glow of compassion leaving your body and spreading to them. Think of all the people in your city, in the streets and buildings, and expand the warm feeling to them too. Thinking of all the people in this country, across the towns and countryside, and expand the feeling to them too. Then expand it further, to all the people on this planet, the millions of people in all the different countries. Feel the glow of compassion spreading from your being to the whole world, and into the space above you, rising up into the sky and the whole universe.

Cultivating Empathy

  • Use your imagination to picture how the world looks through other people’s eyes. Think about how other people’s predicaments make them feel, and how their experiences mould their perceptions.
  • When you speak to other people, give them your full attention. Don’t think about other things, look into the distance or look at your i-phone. Giving people your full attention shows that your respect them, and establishes a strong connection, which enables empathy to flow between you.
  • Before you condemn another person for behaving badly, think about the reasons for their behaviour. Is it because of bad experiences they’ve had in the past, or because of personality traits that they have no control over?
  • Be altruistic and kind to others. Make sure that your life contains an element of service, where you part the needs of others before your own e.g. caring for the sick or elderly, charity or voluntary work. Altruism and service help us to transcend separateness, and to connect with others, creating a follow of empathy.

About the author:

Steve-TaylorSteve Taylor Ph.D is a senior lecturer in Psychology at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. He is the author of Back to Sanity: Healing the Madness of Our Minds and The Fall: The Insanity of the Ego in Human History and the Dawning of A New Era. Steve’s books have been published in 16 languages and his research has appeared in The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, The Journal of Consciousness Studies, The Transpersonal Psychology Review, The International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, as well as the popular media in the UK, including on BBC World TV, The Guardian, and The Independent.

Deprogramming Society

Written by Zac Lole

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Have you ever looked back on your schooling days and thought “Why did they insist upon jam packing my mind with so much information that has been of very little use to me since”? Seriously, aside from learning to read, write, perform basic calculations and interact with others, what commonly applicable knowledge did you gain from your first ten years of formal education? How crucial and beneficial has your knowledge of algebra, chemistry, trigonometry and history been in your adult life? There’s no denying that we all indirectly benefit from the implications of such subjects… But, for the vast majority of the population, they’re simply not useful on even a slightly regular basis. So why do they receive such exaggerated emphasis in our curriculum, and why weren’t those crucial early learning years invested in more useful knowledge?

Imagine if, as a child/teenager, you learned about effective financial planning, instead of how to calculate the circumference of a circle… How much more financial freedom might you now enjoy? What if you were taught how to manage and process negative emotions, by questioning and altering your perspective during troubling situations?… Wouldn’t lifelong peace of mind be more useful than knowing of the gruesome happenings in Auschwitz? Is teaching children the molecular structure of copper really a higher priority than teaching them how to make wise critical decisions?

The truth is, instead of being taught what really matters, like how to live and coexist with ALL other earthly residents in a peaceful, harmonious and synergistic way, children are simply trained to grow up to be efficient worker drones. From a very young age we are taught what to think and how to fit in to the “desirable” societal mould… Go to school, get a job, buy a house, have a family, buy more stuff, work like a SLAVE to pay off your debt, and sacrifice your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing in the process so you can retire at 70, as a burnt out wreck. Sounds fairly common, right? So you’ve got to ask… who does that system serve?! Did you choose that lifestyle because it’s in your best interest? Or did you fall in to it by default because you didn’t question the societal program that is designed to serve the interests of others, at your expense?

Wouldn’t it be great if the emphasis of our education system instead focused upon teaching our youth how to navigate this world with grace and wisdom? What if every child on Earth was taught about non-violent conflict resolution, how to meditate, how to minimize impact on the environment, the importance of respecting the free will of others, means of self reflection and correction etc? What if every teacher taught and modelled love, respect, compassion and understanding, rather than punishment, fear and tyranny? This alone would see much of the issues humanity faces today resolved in a single generation.

However, the matrix of societal programming reaches far beyond the education system alone. Religious institutions program the most fundamental beliefs and, therefore, actions of billions worldwide. Media outlets further program the beliefs of countless watchers by distorting facts and favouring stories that involve bloodshed, catastrophe or misery of some kind. The entertainment industry and celebrities are hugely influential upon how people want to live and behave. Huge budgets are spent on marketing campaigns to convince you to buy things you don’t need. The entire economic system is quite intentionally designed to create perpetual debt… And none of this is an accident!

COMMENTARYreligionWEB1Everything about our modern society is very well thought out and deliberate. War… deliberate. Poverty… deliberate. Debt… deliberate. Fear… deliberate. And it’s all there for one deliberate reason, which is to keep the general population distracted from what is really important – Spiritual growth. Because, the powers that be are quite aware that a spiritually awakened population would render their power and control useless.

The more one sees through the many distractions and chooses instead to invest their attention in spiritual pursuits, the less they are enslaved by the illusory program. When wisdom is valued higher than being “right”, we will know true peace. When questioning that which does not serve the all becomes more common than blind subservience, we will know true liberation. When all people see all others as equal, we will know true prosperity. When unity is sought over division, we will know true love.

Our societal program is only able to exist, as it is, because it’s supported by the choices of individuals. However, a great deal of our choices are made in relation to the fundamental beliefs that were INSTALLED upon us during childhood… So I urge you to consider your core beliefs and priorities in life, and ask the question “Did I choose this way of thinking, through my own experience, or was this way of thinking chosen by others and pressed upon me?” Don’t brush it off and think this doesn’t apply to you. We ALL have programmed beliefs – some that serve us well and others that don’t.

Think of the religious influence of your family, and imagine how different your worldview might be if you were born in to a family following a very different religion, or no religion at all. Think about your parent’s occupation and consider how the morals, values, priorities and ethics they modelled to you might have been very different if they were instead a banker, farmer, teacher, nurse, military man/woman etc. How might your fundamental beliefs be different if you were born in a different country, with different skin colour, and as the opposite gender?

Needless to say, most beliefs are circumstantial and/or inherited from others. Meaning, they often reflect WORLDY experiences, as they are INTERPRETED by you and your peers, but don’t necessarily compliment that which you truly are, as a spiritual being. The trouble with this is we end up with all manner of beliefs that don’t serve our highest good and are often incredibly detrimental, without us even knowing it. This is equally true on all levels of society, from the individual to the global, and everything in between.

In order for us to transcend the limitations of our current paradigm, and evolve as interconnected spiritual beings, we must all play our part by questioning our own beliefs and changing those that don’t serve the greatest good of the all. Any belief or system that does not promote unity, equality, harmlessness, love and joy in yourself and all others must be questioned, and a higher perspective sought.

There is no way the priorities of our societal program can change unless we do first.

Love always,

Zac Sole

 

What Are Synchronicities?

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Synchronicities are more than happenstances, these experiences are expertly crafted to give us important messages at important junctures of our lives. When we begin to pay attention to when where and why and how they happen we then begin to notice a pattern emerging. Recognizing this pattern we learn to understand and master the principles of the Universe we interact with everyday.

Synchronicities are those moments of “meaningful coincidence” when the boundary dissolves between the inner and the outer. At the synchronistic moment, just like a dream, our internal, subjective state appears, as if materialized in, as and through the outside world. Touching the heart of our being, synchronicities are moments in time in which there is a fissure in the fabric of what we have taken for reality and there is a bleed through from a higher dimension outside of time. Synchronicities are expressions of the dreamlike nature of reality, as they are moments in time when the timeless, dreamlike nature of the universe shines forth its radiance and openly reveals itself to us, offering us an open doorway to lucidity.

Synchronicity was one of Jung’s most profound yet least understood discoveries, in part because it cannot be appreciated until we personally step into and experience the synchronistic realm for ourselves. Jung’s discovery of synchronicity was in a sense the parallel in the realm of psychology to Einstein’s discovery of the law of relativity in physics. Because it is so radically discontinuous with our conventional notions of the nature of reality, the experience of synchronicity is so literally mind-blowing that Jung contemplated this phenomenon for over twenty years before he published his thinking about it. Jung’s synchronistic universe was a new world view which embraced linear causality while simultaneously transcending it.

wgwirs_Wallpaper_SynchronicityA synchronistic universe balances and complements the mechanistic world of linear causality with a realm that is outside of space, time and causality. In a synchronicity, two heterogeneous world-systems, the causal and acausal, interlock and interpenetrate each other for a moment in time, which is both an expression of while creating in the field an aspect of our wholeness to manifest. The synchronistic universe is beginning-less in that we are participating in its creation right now, which is why Jung calls it “an act of creation in time.”

In short a Synchronicity is the coming together of inner and outer events in a way that cannot be explained by cause and effect and that is meaningful to the observer.

In order to understand synchronicity as it appears now, has appeared in your past, and will appear in your future, let’s look at the circumstances in which synchronicity shows up in your life and at the patterns it takes—single incidents, strings, and clusters.

As you read the following descriptions, read actively. Scan your memory for similar events. Think of what’s happened to you in the last few weeks and months and see what patterns emerge.

We experience synchronicity most often when we’re open and aware, which in turn is affected by the outer conditions in which we find ourselves and the inner conditions in which we put ourselves.

  • Special circumstances such as births, deaths, and times of upheaval are outer conditions that push us toward openness because, as the ground shifts beneath our feet, we feel more vulnerable.
  • Mundane circumstances of daily life can be rich with synchronicity if we have the right inner conditions—if we make ourselves more open to the world through personal awareness and inner work
  • Cycle or cyclic changes that come into your world. For example, at the present moment you have three new people in your life all with the same name. This could mean your life is setting up for some kind of shift or change. You may also begin to notice that your life flows in cycles. For example every about 7 or so years, a major change has come through your life.

Explore these thought further and see what kind of synchronocities you can recognize!

Sources:

http://www.awakeninthedream.com/wordpress/catching-the-bug-of-synchronicity/

http://www.flowpower.com/understanding_synchronicity.htm

Portals, Galaxies & Chakras: Understanding Our Galactic Bodies

To understand who we are takes looking inside of ourselves, because its only by looking inside we realize that we have had all of the answers all along.

The answers to our origins, our connection to the universe, and the answer to who we are in the spectrum of the galaxy in which we exist.

Chakra1As we know, our earthly bodies in the traditional sense, consist of 7 chakras. A chakra can be understood as a “vortex or whirpool” a turning of the wheel.  A portal is determined as a doorway or a gate.

6_nasaspacescapes_0014_15A galaxy is deemed as a gravitational bond system, consisting of a large grouping of stars.

So here’s what needs to be understood.

The spark, that Buddha is asking us to find, the spark that lights the fire inside is the star. We are all stars.

Also depicted in Vincent Van Goh’s drawing of “Starry Night”, notice how he draws the stars as swirls or vortexes of energy, turning like a wheel. vincent_van_gogh___starry_starry_night_by_devlin2011-d6dehup

It give us the understanding that we are connected to the universe, and that we are simply, a star bound to a body.  

The chakras on our body, can be viewed as galaxy’s. The turning, swirling vortex of each energy point symbolizing our connected being to the universe at large.  To understand the universal body in which we exist check out Are We Cells inside of A Solar Body?

 

Written by LJ Vanier- Originally Published www.soul-sciences.com