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How to Make Peace With the Scariest Parts of Our Past [VIDEO]

Chances are pretty good that at one time or another, we have all done something we aren’t proud of. We’ve all told a little white lie or two…or three, and perhaps even some bigger, darker ones. Whatever your fancy, one thing we all seem to have in common is having a skeleton or two in our closet. While this is perfectly normal, this can definitely mean different things to different people.

We can lead happy and productive lives with these skeletons in our closets tapping at the proverbial doors of our conscious minds, as long as we don’t allow our past to haunt us, or furthermore haunt those we care about. Relationships are an excellent way for people heal trauma, learn a great deal about themselves and others, but unfortunately, many of us don’t take advantage of this fact and hang onto relationships as simply a source of need or obligation only.

However, if we use the opportunity to learn, grow, self-reflect, and heal past trauma that relationships allow us, we are continually making peace with our past by using our down falls, poor choices, mistakes, etc. do what they were meant to do; teach us life lessons. Believe it or not, when we do things we are not proud of or we consider failures, these things are not meant to stay with us and torture us eternally with guilt or feelings of worthlessness.

Image result for heal your pastForgiving ourselves for actions we feel guilty for is vital to keeping a healthy self-image and keeping peace with yourself and others. Until you can tell your story without getting heated, upset, or ending up in tears, then you have not yet healed and will still have the tendency to bring toxicity into your relationships. Awareness of this fact is the first step in changing negative behavior; however willingness and effort to change must be present or the ego will fight to the death to keep that skeleton scratching at the back of your mind.

If you are able to forgive yourself, which is no easy feat if you are new to self-love, then the next step would be a simple shift in your perception about the actual act you are attaching the negative thoughts and feelings to. In other words, let’s take the skeleton out of the closet and have a good, shall we?

Go over the event best you can in your mind after first making sure you are in a calm, peaceful place and have focused on your breathing for a few minutes. Now, think back to your intentions while you were doing the thing you now feel so guilty about. Was this you back then in pain? Did you just get hurt recently? Most likely the answer will be yes…And you will find that most hurtful acts (unless you are just an asshole, of course, but I don’t think that’s the case if you’re reading this!) are because we too, were hurt at one point and the energy flows on. It takes a certain level of awareness to sit with and redirect that kind of energy and make a different choice.

And there’s no time like now to change your mind! If you are feeling guilt, this shows you carry empathy, so please show empathy towards yourself and know in your heart that you were acting from a place of fear and hurting. Feel the release of emotion and let it come as it will. If you feel anger, sit with it and allow yourself, then let it go. If you want to cry, do that. Whatever comes is right for you. This is shadow work, this is healing and there is no right or wrong way. While peace feels the same to ALL of us, it looks unique to EACH of us. <3

 

Please enjoy this very insightful binaural beats meditation below to assist you on your healing journey. 🙂

Video Source: Thomas Hall

 

tamaraTamara Rant is a Co-Editor/Writer for CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, heart-centered Graphic Designer and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. She is an avid lover of all things Quantum Physics and Spirituality. Connect with Tamara by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to RantDesignMedia.com

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The Art of Turning Your Relationships Into Creationships

When we think of the word “relationship” most people know what you’re talking about and presumably even have a few of their own. Being born a human on planet Earth, you kind of have no choice and end up with all sorts of relationships in the form of “family” well even before we’re born.

Even the word itself implies an entangled web of sorts; implying that two or more things are in fact “relating” or interacting on some level. But we all know that there are no relationships on the entire planet that are that simple, mundane or boring, now don’t we? 🙂

So, what’s the point of relationships? Are they really all only a, “you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours” deal? Well, yes…sometimes that’s exactly the sole purpose of a relationship. But all of them? Definitely not.

You see, sometimes we find ourselves in a relationship we never wanted, were never looking for, never saw coming, and may not even realize we are in until a specific moment touches our hearts in such a way that the only measurable way to describe it is that time and space collide and force you to stop and embrace the beauty of truth, love, and the coming together of souls by simple “allowing”.

This doesn’t even have to be a romantic relationship. It could be as genuine as that little old lady you always overlooked at the bus stop each morning until one day you saw her fall and helped her up which lead you to a conversation that ended up actually having a deep effect on you. Perhaps it turns out she was a nurse in the same war that took your beloved Grandpa and this alone has formed a heart connection; a relationship.

Sometimes love shows up in our lives in the most unusual places and always the second we stop struggling so hard to find it. And sometimes we aren’t even aware we needed any in the first place until it lands deep within our hearts via delivery on the words of an old woman at a bus stop.

The more we open ourselves to knowing that love truly is everywhere and in everyone, no matter how hard they try to hide it behind emotions, insecurities, etc. the more we will begin to see love show up in our lives and thus gain access to play a more involved role in how your life actually plays out! Yes, this is a key part of empowerment and manifestation as it helps you maintain that higher vibration you need to stay in abundant living.

Furthermore, when we are able to maintain this awareness and insight into love and relationships, it allows us to turn them into what I like to call “creationships” in that you can now feel more empowered in any relationship you have in that you have a greater understanding of the other person involved and can adjust your perception and beliefs accordingly.

Oftentimes, relationships are so reactionary and two people simply act as mirrors for one another; bouncing back and forth their own hidden fears and doubts that have not been brought to the surface yet. This is an excellent, yet guaranteed to be an emotional way to learn and grow in life and the path most of us choose.

But some of us eventually realize that we don’t have to keep learning in this manner and we can go within instead of projecting onto other and reflecting back to them. This is a manner of learning in higher consciousness and will inevitably turn your relationships into creationships because you will have the power to work productively when issues arise rather than simple reacting emotionally as you may have in the past.

Knowledge is power, but in this case wisdom is application and when we apply the principle of patient acceptance and understanding when in relationships with other people, we will be answered with the same patient acceptance that will manifest in life as the happiness we are, the peace we feel within, and the light we ignite in those we relate to every single day.

tamaraTamara Rant is a Co-Editor/Writer for CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, heart-centered Graphic Designer and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. She is an avid lover of all things Quantum Physics and Spirituality. Connect with Tamara by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to RantDesignMedia.com

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How To Use Painful Times From Your Past to Create a Happier Future

We all have times from our past that we’d rather forget. Whether they’re embarrassing, painful or things we done or said we now regret, I can say with confidence that all of us have things in our past that affect us deeply in our hearts and cause us to carry around some often painful memories each and every day, whether we are consciously aware of it or not.

These memories show up in our lives manifested in the way we react to compliments or insults, as well as the opinions, judgments, flattery or grievances of others. Basically in how we’ve learned to respond to the world at large. And unless we “learn to learn” from our past experiences, they will continue to show up over and over in our lives as the same lesson, just through different experiences.

Some of us stuff painful memories down so deeply that they are repressed. We have buried them so deep that we honestly no longer remember the events have even occurred. This is a self-preservation mechanism to protect oneself from harm. The brain will literally block out such traumatic events to prevent us from literally shutting down and mentally checking out. It is often only through intense psycho-therapy and techniques like hypnosis do we often discover hidden memories from childhood of assault, abuse, etc. that we’ve since repressed in order to protect ourselves.

What is so terribly sad about this is that even if we have repressed such memories that deeply, they are still able to affect us in our waking lives on some level. We may will still encounter issues with fear around intimacy, trust, etc. and absolutely no idea why. This, in fact, may be the actual reason why we seek out treatments such as therapy or hypnosis in the first place; to discover why a specific issue keeps coming up in our lives that no matter what we try, just doesn’t seem to get resolved. Often the answer lies buried deep within our past…

So, how can we use our past to help create a happier and healthier future for ourselves? Well, we must first must be willing to be brave enough to look at these things that are scary and cause us fear. I say this not with a lack of empathy, but with full support and encouragement that you can and will transmute anything you fear the moment you choose to face it; that is how you take away its power over you!

Next, anything from our past that causes us to feel pissed off, angry or bad or embarrassed about ourselves, we must feel through and release those tied up emotions. They are literally weighing you down and we must let them go. This means forgiving those who have hurt you in the past, not because they necessarily even deserve to be forgiven, this isn’t about them, but rather this is all about you and healing old wounds that are affecting your present life and ultimately your future. You deserve peace in your mind and heart and this is why we forgive others; it really has nothing to do with them at all.

Lastly, we need to forgive ourselves for anything we may have done that we are still carrying guilt around for. Now, this kind of forgiveness has everything to do with us and self-love. We’ve all heard how we can he our hardest critics and this is so true for so many of us. Most of us would be willing to hop in front of a train for our loved ones, but we’re not willing to do what it takes to help ourselves heal.

When we can put a plan into place and consciously focus on these three pillars of healing the past, we can cultivate the right conditions to allow for a peaceful present because our mind is no longer clouded with old, out-dated perceptions of the world around us that come from past pains and hurts. We are allowed to see the world (and ourselves) with fresh and loving eyes and this is ultimately what helps us to build a happy and healthy future.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! 🙂

tamaraTamara Rant is a Co-Editor/Writer for CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, heart-centered Graphic Designer and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. She is an avid lover of all things Quantum Physics and Spirituality. Connect with Tamara by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to RantDesignMedia.com

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How to Use Fear as a Tool for Success

Everything is Energy…

When I first learned that at an atomic level everything is pure energy and that nothing is truly “solid” as matter appears, I was truly amazed. I was just about 19 when this fact truly hit home with me during my very first Reiki class. If everything is energy, then this meant that nothing is truly separate and everything is intertwined in a vast cosmic web.

I went onto learn that nothing can be created without moving energy. My introduction to Quantum Mechanics years later told me how when waves move faster than the speed of light, they burst into existence as physical matter. This translated to me a message that has affected me deeply on a personal level ever since…that to ensure our own success, whatever that means to us, we must take action towards our vision of it!

This is the difference between daydreaming and reaching your goals. Daydreaming is the ego’s way of keeping our most heart-felt desires and ideas of happiness out of reach. When we put things on proverbial pedestals, we are literally sending out a message that we believe we are not good enough to manifest our deepest desires, or that we are simply unworthy of happiness, and this will keep them at bay and just out of our reach, forever and ever.

And what often keeps us daydreaming and not acting towards that which we desire is fear. Fear of what others may think of or want from us if we become successful; fear of failing and/or the fear that we were destined for a life of misery or mediocrity and therefore we don’t even try. We end up becoming numb to the inner pull of our heart and call of our Soul to step into our greatness and become to best version of ourselves we were always meant to be.

Put Those Fears to Work!

So, how do we get out from under the paralyzing grasp of fear and make it work for us rather than against? How do we turn this terrifying emotion into a friend we can rely on for guidance and motivation? We have all heard it before…we face our fears HEAD ON!

Like darkness is not “bad” but simply the lack of light, fear is also not a “bad” emotion, it is simply lacking LOVE! When in the presence of love, fear cannot exist, although many would say that love itself is pretty scary. Actually, it is the unknowing about the depths of love and the daunting task of truly being authentic (while also being accepted) that is usually what ignites fear in love relationships; not actually love itself.

When we truly understand love, we know that it is all-encompassing yet freeing. Love is solid yet unbinding and it also asks for nothing, but only to embody everything it brings to the surface in you to help you grow, mature and expand as a human being in many, many facets of the emotional spectrum. As we grow to understand love more and more though all types of experience both joyous and heart-wrenching, we also begin to embody love itself. This is the cross-over from lust to unconditional love as there is no expectation of reciprocity; only the latent desire to share the love that already exists within us.

In my own experience, the more love I showed to myself the more I was willing to also face my fears. Things that I once only daydreamed about and considered childish fantasies became so important to me, that they had no choice but to manifest in my life due to the emotional charge and action I had begun to put behind them. When I stopped seeing my own dreams as impossible, the world became my oyster. Why? Because I believed it to be so…I no longer relied on others to tell me how good or bad I was at something or that I should or should not do something in my life. I still take advice of course, but I stopped holding the opinions of others as law and instead listen to that voice I now call Spirit or intuition.

“Just Do it!”

A trick I’ve learned along my journey of self-love and discovery is that when I feel scared to do something, that usually means I need to do it. Now, I’m not talking about taking up rattlesnake wrestling or something like that, but rather those fears around things that I know I need to do to step up into the person I wish to become. In other words, doing all of those things that a person I’d consider “successful” was doing. And it began with a simple question my mentor asked me…”If you were living the life of your dreams, what would that look like, who would be in your life and what kinds of things would you be doing?”

He went on to teach me how to live (and love) “As-If”. Living as-if you already ARE that which you wish to be was a HUGE catalyst for me personally stepping up and facing more and more of my fears. Intellectually I know that if I wish to become a great Life Coach I need to learn leadership skills, public speaking, great self-confidence and trust in myself, and how to embody “the walk” and not just “the talk”. And guess what? All of these things scare the crap out of me on some level!

Rather than seeing fear as a sign to run, it must become your indicator to GO!

I’d definitely say that becoming great at anything never comes easy and always comes with having to face many, many fears. You will be pushed, pulled, stomped on and dragged around and that’s just by your own thoughts and stories about the challenges you face! You may tell yourself you can’t do it and give up or you may not even start at all, but the power to succeed is truly within each and every one of us; no matter what we or anyone else might try to convince us of otherwise.

If we let fear act as an emotion that halts our growth rather than to inspire more of it, then we will begin to see the ramifications of this in many if not all areas of our lives. We are not being punished or singled out or destined for a crappy life, we are simply being shown where WE need to show up in our own lives even MORE! Life acts to point out where we’re not giving and contributing, but this shows up as our lives appearing to have something missing or being incomplete. This is the curse of being human; always comparing ourselves to one another and looking at them as a guide of how well or not we are doing at life ourselves.

True Appreciation & Gratitude…

When we stop coveting the supposed greener grass that looms just over the proverbial fence, we begin to see the vast and vivid green pastures in our own lives and ironically this is the only way to truly maintain ANY kind of wealth by KNOWING and loving who you are, your life and your role in it, regardless of what you may think that may look like on the outside. When you know and love who you are on the inside, the outside tends to reflect that in numerous and incredible ways. Ironically, to “know thyself” is presumably THE most terrifying thing in the world to people, especially when we’ve all been conditioned to get our self-worth from others.

But that ancient philosophy of “going within” has remained a Sacred Truth all this time for a very valid reason…while the action of self-exploration will come with many hardships, inner battles, confusion, terror, sadness, and revelations, those brave enough to do so will be greatly rewarded. It will be an emotional journey like no other, but under all of the strife and lessons lays a treasure of full authentic resonance. This is a place within yourself that connects you to the All and you can always return to it and know you are safe, loved, and never ever alone, for as the Quantum Wave has taught us, we are all One and when we include our deepest fears in that knowing, we transmute them from having control and power over us and instead tame them to act as “action catalysts” and motivators towards our personal greatness. With that, we can come to appreciate and even love our fears, for they have expanded our hearts to the point we see them for what they are; un-integrated parts of ourselves that are simply yearning to be seen and allowed to come home…

 

Have a blessed weekend, everyone! <3

 

tamaraTamara Rant is a Co-Editor/Writer for CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, heart-centered Graphic Designer and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. She is an avid lover of all things Quantum Physics and Spirituality. Connect with Tamara by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to RantDesignMedia.com

Tamara posts new original articles to CLN every Saturday.

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Loved & Lost: Rising From the Fall

It’s that time of year again where love is (supposedly) in the air! 🙂 I say supposedly because in my world it is always there in the air, in the ethers, in my own breath and vitality, and is the driving force behind every intention of my heart. But I digress, as I need to stop and remind myself that we have not yet reached that place in our collective humanity where we all remember who we are and what the hell we’re doing here. HAHA! Wouldn’t that be great? I’m a work-in-progress as we all are, and I’m also happy to share some of my personal experience around love in all its previous torment and equal awesomeness, in the hopes it brings you all a bit closer to your own hearts. <3

I’m recently divorced, and while mine isn’t the typical situation (my ex and I remain great friends and still talk to one another almost every single week), ending my marriage and what lead up to it was a life-changing, path-altering experience I will never forget and will always cherish for the immense lessons it provided me. These lessons took my heart through the spin-cycle and hung it out to dry, but yet it still beats, stronger and more open than ever! For the first time in my life, I’m getting to know (and LOVE) myself.

Valentine’s Day can mean many things to many people and even when I’ve been in relationships, I never really made much of a fuss of this “holiday”. I never fail to take advantage of an opportunity to bring more “happy and joy” to those around me, though and “Love Day” truly is an excellent chance to take the time to remind others how awesome they are. Even if you just smile at a stranger, it could seriously turn their whole day around; especially those who do take these days to heart and are telling themselves stories that they are unworthy of love, ugly, etc.

But in general, for those of us not celebrating with a “special someone” this weekend, I think instead of letting it make us sad or feel incomplete or unlovable, we instead take a fine look in the mirror and realize that there is someone with you all the time deserving of your love…and that someone is YOU!  And when you truly love yourself first and foremost rather than looking for another to “make you feel” a certain way, the world loves you back! We truly do teach those around us how to treat us even if we are not consciously aware of this. And once self-love is intact, then and only then, can two whole people come together rather than two halves looking to make another feel “complete”.

I think it’s safe to say that if you are reading this, you’ve had your heart stomped on a time or two. Or perhaps you were the one to do the stomping. It’s all relative…however, that alone tells me that we are meant to experience love in its greatest expanse, because than pain of having love and having lost is what expands US the greatest spiritually, emotionally and mentally.

When we have truly appreciated something in our lives that reflected back to us the joy within, we can literally feel like a piece of ourselves has perished once the connection is gone. This would be a good time to notice the different feelings between attachment and true love and between co-dependence/need and simple choice/pleasure/resonance.

A Gift & A Wave…

The hidden gift of love itself is that you must be willing to be vulnerable, to be open and to have your heart broken in order to explore its deepest depths. When you surrender to your truth and fully expose yourself to another in that way, love will pour into that space in immeasurable ways. This does not equate to rainbows and butterflies where everything is peaceful 100% of the time, but rather it creates a space where conflict can be resolved in a calm and respectful manner that goes less through mirroring and more through compassion, understanding and a mutual goal of both persons wishing to grow, expand and heal their unresolved shadows/core beliefs that are no longer serving them in the most positive of ways.

I truly feel that humanity is headed towards a more heart-based living all around. Relationships in general are getting more personal, even if it may appear that the world of technology is pushing us all apart or that war and greed are doing more of the same while also destroying our beautiful Mother Earth. The trick to stopping the cycle of destruction and tipping the scales back to center starts within each and every one of us.

When we teach our children self-love, that their feelings matter, to explore meditation and understand energy and the potentials of manifesting and creating in 3D reality, we begin a new wave of conscious creativity; one that has been dormant since the great Ascended Masters of Atlantis. But the wave is coming, and in fact it’s already touched a million shores. But to see the change, we need to first be willing to BE IT.

To me this has always been the ultimate expression of love; self-care. When we take the time to heal our own shit, explore our inner workings, build our talents, share our gifts and go after our dreams we stop being just another face in the crowd and start becoming one who is not only true to themselves, but also is brave enough to be a beacon for others.

And this is the energy and light the wave is carrying across the consciousness of humanity, and it travels on the frequency of L-O-V-E. No shocker there, though right? <3 What will heal humanity is ultimately what we can also use to heal our very own hearts after a break up. Our feelings are so much more powerful than we’ve ever been taught to believe.

When we enter a new relationship, we often use negative, empty implicating words that we might not notice the effects of like “falling in love” or “losing myself in you” or “you complete me”. All of these phrases imply we are only halves of our true selves and while I get people want the other to feel wanted and needed, the reason strong relationships last are because they contain two people who can stand on their own, who simply chose to come together for mutual pleasure. Not because the sole underlying drive in our heart is a “need”.

The best way to rise up after falling deeply in love is to fall back into love, but this time with you! Seriously, I’m talking being awesome to yourself and quitting all of the self-sabotage crap. For once, whether you are in a relationship with another person or not, stop and take a minute and reflect in the glory of your OWN awesomeness. You will be surprised at what opportunities just might open up for you! 🙂

Have a blessed and love-filled weekend!

And no matter where you are, you are WHOLE and COMPLETE as you are in this moment! <3

 

tamaraTamara Rant is a Co-Editor/Writer for CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, heart-centered Graphic Designer and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. She is an avid lover of all things Quantum Physics and Spirituality. Connect with Tamara by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to RantDesignMedia.com

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What to Expect From Your Everyday Expectations

The greatest thing I have ever learned in my life (dare I say, remembered…) is that everything is energy. And with that knowledge that SO awesomely is pretty main stream these days; we also know that nothing is truly solid. Matter only appears unmoving and compact, but on a molecular level we are now fully aware that the majority of our composition, of everything’s composition is pure, cosmic, universal energy.

The realms

We have so many different ways to get this energy moving in all of the realms, planes, etc. that reside within our 3 dimensional world of existence we call “Earth”; (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and etheric) and many methods of transporting this energy in motion…

In the physical realm we could get up off our chair and talk a way outside. Our muscles, blood vessels, and even the air around our bodies would be methods of transportation. We could simply observe birds in a tree. Our optical nerves and eyes would be the vehicles for the energy in this case. This is manifesting and moving energy in the physical world.

In the mental realm we could start planning tomorrow’s schedule on our mind’s mental chalkboard, and in this case our thoughts and intentions are the vehicles. We could think about someone we love and think amazing thoughts about a speedy recovery for a neighbor down the street. Again our thoughts, but also our virtues of love and compassion become the containers here. This is manifesting and moving energy in the mental world.

In the emotional realm obviously our feelings are the transporters and how we react to them would be the release or containment of that particular energy. We could shout at someone getting on our nerves or we could choose to be patient; either way we are moving energy. And this is manifesting in the emotional realm.

In the spiritual realm our magnetic heart space energy would be at play here. This is the good stuff that when you move it, it moves you right back in all the right places. There’s no wrong way to connect to it when in your heart space, in fact that is the only way you can. That doesn’t mean this energy is not heavy and dark at times for that is often where our greatest growth and lessons leading to the light reside. This is manifesting and moving energy in the spiritual realm.

In the etheric realm of the aura field, this is where energy tends to “hang out” if we aren’t actively moving it in the other worlds of our very own human existence. This is why it’s very important to regularly clear your aura (simple aura sweep) and to always brush your aura after an energy healing session to move any residual energy hanging around.

So, what does moving energy have to do with our expectations? Much more than you might imagine. I wanted to set the groundwork for you to imagine all of the different ways you are putting yourself out there to the world each and every day and all the millions of different ways that you can manifest in any given moment. All of the realms are giving you clues to how well you are managing your life and perhaps the simplest one to use to check in with yourself is to ask, “Am I happy?” If you are, you shouldn’t have to ask that question, but let’s play along here.

If you can honestly say you are happy then there’s an awesome chance that your expectation level is on par with how much you are willing to contribute to your OWN happiness! TA-DA! Isn’t that crazy how that works? 🙂

We sometimes take for granted those around us whether it be family, friends, new friends, colleagues, partners, spouses, kids, etc. Over time, we seem to have this idea in our heads of who they are and what to expect from them on a daily basis. If they show up a little differently one day, we might tend to get uncomfortable and judge them (hopefully that’s not the case, but hey it happens). We might try to mold them into something WE want them to be, rather than just letting them be. And lastly, we might presume we stand at a certain point in their lives, but it’s always wise to check and make sure that point wasn’t self-appointed to avoid any hurt feelings later on.

Expectations can be healthy when they come to holding yourself accountable for going after something you want. They can also be healthy when certain boundaries have been set among people and all parties lie in agreement. They can all expect of one another to honor the agreement.

But what about when there is no agreement and we put expectations on people anyway? I truly believe that set expectations that are not talked about are the number one causes of misunderstandings in all relationships. If you expect someone else to do something for you simply because of a story you are telling yourself in your head (mental realm manifestation lol), then you cannot get upset and offended when they tell you “no”. Well, you can get offended all you want, but we all know that doesn’t make it right, right?

In this case, you can expect people to question your motives, push back, and explain their stance and take on the situation. From there, it’s on you if you want to respect their reaction and understand where it came from, or if you want to ignore it. Each choice tells it’s own story, but luckily free will allows each party their own perceptions.

I think too often social conditioning has us believing that things have to be “this way” or “that way” and fit nicely into a certain box or it gets tossed out. I have always lived my life another way and people either love or hate that about me. I am the type of person where if you put an expectation onto me, where it’s something that is not honoring yourself, I most definitely will push back and challenge you to handle it yourself. Most would not see the love in that lesson, but a few special friends of mine have and continue to walk this journey with me. 🙂

Regardless, I am guilty of having my own expectations. I expect the best from people. But not for them to give ME their best, but rather to give THEMSELVES their best! I’m too busy giving myself MY best; I don’t have time to take offense to words or actions I may have misunderstood. I am just seeing levels of awareness and growth now in people instead of “rudeness” and if the fire gets too hot I simply love from afar instead. And man, how peaceful my world has become…

I EXPECT you all to have an amazing weekend! 😉 Much love… XOXO

 

tamaraTamara Rant is a Co-Editor/Writer for CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, heart-centered Graphic Designer and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. She is an avid lover of all things Quantum Physics and Spirituality. Connect with Tamara by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to RantDesignMedia.com

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So Happy It Hurts: Why The Greatest Growth Is Often So Painful

quoteWe tend to find it easier to smile when things seem to be “going right” in our lives. We may have found the prefect mate, landed our dream job, have a supportive and loving family, and find that overall things are pretty smooth sailing. But what about when that perfect mate cheats? Or we get fired? Or that loving family rejects something about you dear to your heart? What does that do to us on a soul level and why is our reaction to it vital in the level of growth we take from it?

Believe it or not, we are not mere victims of circumstance. Yes, environmental factors play a huge role in our overall development, and how we are treated and what we are taught about ourselves and the world around us as children is pretty much what we take into adulthood. However, it doesn’t have to stay that way. We are always free to choose our next step, our next reaction and our next goal.

So, how do we react when life gives us a swift kick where the sun doesn’t shine? Do we get pissed off and curse the Universe or God? Do we take it out on those around us whose lives still seem to be going pretty well? Do we go into hermit mode and recluse ourselves into a month long pity party? Or do we step back and try to see if there’s anything to learn from the situation…anything good that could come of it…any reason the Universe may have “made it all go to shit” perhaps to make way for something even BETTER!?

“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” – Bernice Johnson Reagon

I’ve come to learn that life really is a matter of personal perspective. You can live 90 years with each day incredible and purpose-driven; full of creative ambition. Or you can live the same day over and over for 90 years. It’s really up to you, no matter where you come from, who your parents were, what gender or race you are, or nationality you are born under. Yes, these factors have their own undeniable struggles, but those too are calling to be looked at in an entirely new way. When one sees “short-comings” not as obstacles, but as catalysts for motivation, the world opens up with new possibilities.

If the greatest leaders, peace-makers, speakers, loving-hearts of our time had let themselves be mere victims of circumstance, imagine how the world might feel a little less full without their voices ever being heard; without their presence being known to the world; without the differences they made, ever being made at all. My point is we ALL have that ability within us, to do such incredibly wonderful, great things. The only difference between “us” and “them” is how we choose to see ourselves against the rest of the world.

And with great vision, often comes great growth which can bring one to endure great pain. Why so? Well consider the caterpillar’s journey through metamorphosis. If its vision only stretched as far as becoming the best caterpillar it could be, it would be denying itself of its true purpose, which is to become the spectacular butterfly. The caterpillar must be open to the belief that he is so much more than what he can physically see now and that in time he will naturally grow into his magnificence. He doesn’t need to plan for it, or hope for it, or wish it. But he will go through a complete and utter destruction of his current self and what he knows himself to be in this moment as a caterpillar. And that can be terrifying and is guaranteed to be quite painful.

“How does one become a butterfly? They have to want to learn to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.” – Trina Paulus

And as humans grow, whether intellectually, mentally, spiritually or all of the above, we are not that different from the caterpillar. We often get torn apart, hearts melted, broken and beaten down into an unrecognizable pulp, but in the end we endure as a stronger, wiser version of our former selves. We have become the proverbial butterfly. Only as humans, we get to do this continually throughout our lives as we go through our life lessons and experience what we would perceive as those “painful” times in our lives. Those times that we look back on and whose memory can still make us cry, bring forth anger or sadness, or even guilt and regret.

These experiences stretch us, and can hurt in terrible ways, but if we look at the pain as a measure of strength, we often realize that we are so much more capable of handling life’s trials than we ever imagined. And with this comes an unexpected respect for the pain as you begin to realize that without it, you would not be the person you are today, for it is the pain that pushed you to face your greatness and to pursue your perpetual purpose. It is in the pain that we find appreciation for the little things we take for granted every day. And we are gifted the knowing that without a bit of struggle, we’d never learn how to fully break free of the self-defeating limitations placed upon us by society. Pain challenges us, and it can be our greatest motivator for change; a catalyst for new beginnings and for me personally, perhaps the greatest mentor I’ve ever had.

 

TamaraRantTamara Rant is a Co-Editor of CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, heart-centered Graphic Designer and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. Connect with Tamara on Facebook by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to RantDesignMedia.com




How to Maintain Momentum After a Huge Breakthrough

Hopefully we’ve all had those “A-Ha!” moments in our lives where something that we’ve been struggling with for a long time just clicks and it’s almost as if the clouds part and an entire new path is illuminated before you. Whereas before you were unsure of where to go or what to do next, or maybe even how to get started, you now have a sudden clarity which in itself brings a new feeling of confidence and excitement about your life and your ability to walk the path you were meant to walk.

If you can relate, then you also know that sometimes we get so caught up in the initial high of the “revelation” or insight that somewhere along the line we soon find ourselves again into bad habits, perhaps back to self-sabotaging, bringing doubt and fear back into the picture and letting our ego run the show. I know better than anyone that this is such an easy thing to fall back into and it’s beyond frustrating when you catch yourself doing nothing but distracting yourself from the real work you need to be doing to move you towards completing your goals.

There are SO many different things I love to do and at some earlier time in my life I convinced myself that it’s possible to learn them all…at the same time. But what this actually does is making you the cliché “jack of all trades, master of none”. I recently realized that while I don’t need to give up on liking these different hobbies or wanting to learn them, what I do need to do is FOCUS! I need to pick one and really dive deep into it and learn it through and through. This is the art of mastery and it works the same way with anything you wish to become good at. Wash…rinse…repeat.

Last week I attended Derek Rydall’s Emergence Live Event in Long Beach, California and I just gotta say that it cracked me wide open…in the greatest of ways! To be surrounded by such heart-felt, passion-driven people who I realized were having the same fears and struggles that I was, was beyond endearing and surprisingly; empowering. It was empowering because I knew then and there that I was not alone that I was an important part of something much bigger than myself. And that with each passing moment that I sat around doubting my gifts and abilities, was a chance wasted to positively affect another human life; which is the very fuel that drives my spirit and soul.

So, how am I continuing to ride the “wave of awesomeness” I caught in Cali and keeping the momentum going? Well, to put it bluntly, I am kicking my own proverbial ass! I am holding myself accountable for the things I really want to do with my life by actually doing the work to bring them into my reality. I am freaking terrified to do some of the things I have planned that will launch me into the world as a holistic life coach, exposed as the flawed and still learning human that I am…but ya know what? I’ve come to learn (with the help of the many beautiful souls I met last weekend) that THAT is my greatest gift. Our more difficult experiences and our own vulnerability is what makes us relatable to one another and I realized that what I want most out of life is to help people just like me break out of their shells.

One specific suggestion I can offer is to get VERY clear on your vision plan. Force yourself to get as specific as you possibly can. The clearer the actions you need to take, the more you up your chances on you actually taking them!

From my wide-open heart to yours, have a most Blessed Samhain, and a Happy Halloween! 🙂

 

TamaraRant_150x200Tamara Rant is a Co-Editor/Writer for CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, heart-centered Graphic Designer and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. She is an avid lover of all things Quantum Physics and Spirituality. Connect with Tamara by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to RantDesignMedia.com

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Draw That Line: Why it is So Important to Set Personal Boundaries

I tend to give people the benefit of the doubt and believe that for the most part humans are generally good and come from a place with well-meaning intentions. Regardless, even the most heart-felt intentions can be overwhelming, feel invasive, or even downright intrusive if personal boundaries have not been clearly defined.

I am guilty of having been a “yes” person for many years of my childhood and young adult life. I was a MAJOR people pleaser and had this damaging belief in my head that if you said no to people they would think you were rude, mean, or frankly a big ‘ol  bi*ch!

But learning to say no when you really cannot help someone or when it would cause you to go without or suffer in some way is not rude or mean. In fact, it is simply showing yourself self-love and putting yourself first, which is vital to even being able to be a genuine giver!

Let me explain…If you are constantly putting your own needs on the backburner and putting everyone else’s needs around you first, then your spiritual, emotional and energetic cup is always empty and you tend to feel drained, exhausted and like the world has left you high and dry. This is because you have left nothing to give for yourself!

In order to be the best giver you can be, you must learn to first and foremost love yourself fully because this keeps your own cup full. Then, and ONLY then, can you continue to give of the world because you are always giving from a FULL place. 🙂

So, back to setting personal boundaries; this also has to do with showing yourself self-love and respect. When you do, you also know that you deserve space to think, observe, and make decisions about things going on in your life and then proactively choose to let others in to assist you in making those choices.

Unfortunately, we all have those relationships that we fear if we are honest with the person we will hurt their feelings or damage the relationship, but by not being honest we are allowing the person to inadvertently cause us pain and believe me, if they love you and knew they were doing so, they would want this to stop immediately.

So, next time you fear having that conversation with that close friend who always has the “best” advice for all of your problems, even though you may never ask for it, or you cringe about asking your sister to maybe give you a little space to think over a big decision in your life rather than forcing her opinion on you, do what you have never done before and be brutally honest, first and foremost with yourself.

Once you do this, the world tends to reflect back to you the space you have ultimate given of yourself, because you are finally showing yourself the same love and respect. This works with manifesting any and all things in any and all areas of our lives. Just give it a try and see what magic you can create!

 

TamaraRant_150x200Tamara Rant is a Co-Editor/Writer for CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, heart-centered Graphic Designer and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. She is an avid lover of all things Quantum Physics and Spirituality. Connect with Tamara by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to RantDesignMedia.com

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Our Personal Paradigm: An Exploration of Biocentrism [VIDEO]: Robert Lanza

Biocentrism is a theory that states that we are absolutely creating the world around us and furthermore, that the world around us is just a construct all in our mind. It severely challenges science’s current status quo which supports that of the Big Bang which burst forth everything we know and everything we are into existence. Sounds simple enough, but is there more to it than that? I absolutely feel that there is and I also believe that although both sides try, neither science nor religion can fully answer the question regarding the origin of life.

On a fundamental level, the Big Bang Theory doesn’t really explain much does it? While science will take it further and get into entropy and syntropy, expanse and contraction, matter, and the formation and gases, planets, stars, etc., religion will simply say that, “God did it”. And regardless of it all, neither of them get into the deep nature of our reality in regards to how the beginning of creation is connection to Consciousness.

Video Source: scienceandnonduality

In this video Robert Lanza, a scientist in the fields of regenerative medicine and biology, explains the theory of Biocentrism and compares it to current theories on reality. He really gets into the nature of existence in regards to the Mind, the Observer and physical reality in our external world. He speaks on how nothing can be perceived that isn’t already interacting with our consciousness, so it must exist somewhere.

I find that so interesting as Biocentrism walks a close parallel line to Quantum Theory, and yet they are worlds apart from one another (pun intended) when it comes to where they stand in regards to things existing independently. In Quantum Theory, things only exist when they are being observed, while in Biocentrism; things exist independently and yet remain infinitely connected in the web of Consciousness.

Would you say I’m crazy if I said I think it’s possible that both could be right some of the time? Lol I’ll call my new theory, “Awesome Chaos”. Has a nice ring to it, no? It’s kind of how my week has been going with moving over 1700 miles cross-country! Have a great weekend everyone! 🙂

 

TamaraRant_150x200Tamara Rant is a Co-Editor/Writer for CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, heart-centered Graphic Designer and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. She is an avid lover of all things Quantum Physics and Spirituality. Connect with Tamara by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to RantDesignMedia.com

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How To Embrace The (Unexpected) Changes in Your Life

The Only Constant…

Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase, “the only constant is change”. But if not, it would serve us all well to take a moment to grasp the truth of this simple, yet powerful statement. Change really IS the only thing we can count on time after time, as nothing is permanent.

Sometimes when unexpected change comes up in our lives, it can feel like the rug was pulled out from under us because let’s face it; we all get comfortable in our daily routines. If we go into work one day to be told that our hours have been cut or on the flip-side that we must work long overtime hours, this unexpected change may cause us stress or anxiety.

But the worst thing we can do to ourselves is worry. To worry about the situation is to literally create stories in your mind of the worst possible outcomes and to put all of your focus on THAT! Most of us know by now that everything is energy, right? Well, how do you think the energy is leaning when we worry about the unexpected things that happen to us in our lives? I’d have to say slightly more to the negative side and I’d think most of you would agree.

When creating the lives we want for ourselves, we need to keep envisioning in our hearts and our minds what we DO want, not putting focus on that which we do NOT want. Again, it’s all about the energy and where our attention goes is where things will grow in our lives. Where we put the most attention is where we will see our manifestations literally come to life!

Different Types of Change

There are of course different types of change; that which we can control and that which we cannot. Now, the “no worrying!” suggestion still applies here, but for that which we CAN control in our lives, it helps if we learn how to best manage if not even invoke change in our own lives. This is to say we hold the reigns and direct the way our lives go, and we are okay with taking responsibility when things within our control go “wrong”. This is how we learn and grow and is part of the process we call “life”. If we don’t make mistakes, we are not living our lives fully enough!

For that which we cannot change, it is best to surrender and to trust. To quote the amazing Bruce Lee, “Be water, my friend”. When things outside of our control happen, and we trust that there is more to it, we will gifted with the knowing that it is for our greatest good and that we will come out of it stronger, wiser and with a better vision of where your life is headed and why this particular change happened in the first place.

Embracing Change

And this is how we begin to embrace all change in our lives; both that which we do have control over and that which we do not. Both have their lessons and their opportunities for growth and life experience in their own unique ways.

When we can always keep the bigger picture in mind, that this is all for the expansion of our consciousness; for our soul’s growth, it allows us to keep a lighter attitude about life in general and we don’t tend to view the world from a place of fear as often. Because we are coming from a place of trust, we can resonate with love and feel confident in the choices we are able to make, and feel confident in trusting that all will work itself out as it should for that which we cannot control.

And when we begin to see how we really are creating our own lives, we become even more cosmically intertwined with the creative process of the divine Universe. As we act as co-creators, we literally leave our marks on the fabric of space-time!

I cannot think of anything more freeing and more empowering at the same time. This alone will act to open your heart and when your self-confidence begins to grow and you begin to see what magic you are capable of, there’s no telling what you can do! 🙂

 

TamaraRant_150x200Tamara Rant is a Co-Editor/Writer for CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, heart-centered Graphic Designer and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. She is an avid lover of all things Quantum Physics and Spirituality. Connect with Tamara by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to RantDesignMedia.com

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Biological Inhale/Exhale: The Pulse of Divine Creation

The average human takes about 20,000 breaths per day, and yet most people don’t really give breathing much thought until perhaps they are coughing from a glass of juice going down the wrong pipe. But this simple act; this sustaining, inescapable wave we ride to survive, and our most intimate way of intermingling with the outside environment, has always fascinated me on so many levels. Because it’s something we either can do consciously or unconsciously, awake or sleeping and we can even purposely stop breathing (hold our breath) if we so choose.

Breathing is one bodily function we have a strange amount of control over and interaction with and I’ve come to find with also studying ancient teachings such as the Vedas (Pranayama), is that the breath is a bridge. With breath-work we can learn to control other bodily functions such as heart rate and thought processing. And then we learn to open doors to higher states of consciousness as focused breathing leads to calm connections to your silent center.

When we take even one moment in our day to take a big, deep, focused breath, we are giving ourselves the chance to connect with our body, rather than running on auto-pilot. Focused breath is nourishing to the soul and replenishes the spirit with the pure essence of life. This is why we “sigh” when we are at a loss, irritated, etc. It is an innate response to push our exhaustion out and away from us through our breath and thus then pull back from the ethers a quick re-connection to life-force energy.

Breathing calmly, yet deeply is one of the quickest ways to reduce anxiety and nervousness. And for the same reason I just mentioned above. It re-centers and re-connects. And to be honest, I feel this is actually the very first step on the actual path of Spirituality. Let me explain…

When someone finally “wakes up” and starts asking questions about themselves, life, the world at large we live in, and the great expanse of the Universe, they may do what I did and feel like they need to learn EVERTHING…NOW.

I honestly couldn’t tell you when I woke up as I came out of the womb questioning authority and making my own rules, but ever since I can remember I’ve been drawn to every New Age (even though I’m not a fan of this term), Spiritual, Anarchist, Hippie-esque, Eco-Loving, Quantum Physics, Ancient Civilizations, Sacred Geometry, Anti-Orwellian, Hidden Knowledge & History, Hermetic Laws, Pleiadian, Nikola Tesla book I could get my freaking hands on.

But the greatest thing perhaps I’ve ever read was a simple phrase that said, “Everything you ever need to know is already within you.” Reading this quote for the first time literally froze me in time, I’m convinced of that. It stood still, I’d bet my life on it.

You all know that feeling when life hits you with such a realization/revelation, it is like Source itself cracked open your soul and imparted you with a remembrance of who you are. You feel so grounded and at peace it’s like nothing can touch you because you are in everything.

And this comprehension opens the door to understanding that the acts of inhaling and exhaling within biological forms are mere reflections of the grand breath of Source…the pulse of Divine Creation. We are here to learn ONE lesson and ONE lesson only; that we are ONE with everything and everyone. There is NO separation. And we achieve that learning by starting to pay attention to one single breath.

With this single breath, we can see that the inhale is constricting, hard, tense. Everything feels like it’s under pressure and pushing against one another. Matter is condensed and space is tight/cold. The exhale is freeing and a release. It is pure expanse and movement; energy/heat. In the breath, we witness the balance that is in all of Nature; the Yin & the Yang.

And this reminds me of a conversation I had with a friend of mine the other night about how the breath of the Universe could be applied to matter .vs antimatter with matter being the inhale (condensed to a single form) and anti-matter being the exhale (explosion).

To think that “breathing” is how the Universe physically creates, is a mind-boggling, humbling, and heart-warming perception. We can actually witness this via Quantum wave-function. (It all starts with sound, but let’s save that for another article).

Ahhhhhh….It’s great to be alive!

And don’t forget to inhale the good sh*t…exhale the bullsh*t! 🙂

 

TamaraRant_150x200Tamara Rant is a Co-Editor/Writer for CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, heart-centered Graphic Designer and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. She is an avid lover of all things Quantum Physics and Spirituality. Connect with Tamara by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to RantDesignMedia.com

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Energy Management 101: What You Can’t Control…Let Go

Nature’s basic rule is everything in balance to maintain harmony. Our bodies and minds are no different and the thoughts we think act energetically just as the food we choose to put into our bodies. Our thoughts can be nourishing and fulfilling or they can be detrimental to our mental health; which in turn eventually affects the health of our physical body as well. Everything is connected.

I’ve heard we humans have 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts per day! That is quite a lot of opportunities we have to pave the way for how each of our days play out, regardless of what “happens” to us. There will always be things outside of our control and to best maintain what I’d best describe as a state of neutral being (zero-point), is to first accept that as fact. Second would be to accept those things you cannot control not as things “out to get you”, or stuff that always happens to you (no matter what you do), as these kinds of thoughts and phrases put and keep us in a state of victimhood.

Zero-point is that space in existence where manifestation and creation occur. It is where time does not exist and everything just IS. It’s where the opposing sides of duality meet and conjoin and where the extreme ends of polarity come together in the middle. Some might say zero-point is the silence spoken of in Zen meditation and others might say that enlightenment is merely continual living in zero-point.

I wanted to touch on that a bit more as it gives foundation to how we create our reality through manifestation; whether we are consciously aware of this fact or not. And how close we are living to zero-point can ultimately be used as a reflection of the level of peace and happiness in one’s life. I can say this confidently as the farther we go from center, the farther we go from our authentic truth, our Divine Self, and we begin to enter the worlds of duality and illusion.

This is where disease and disorder come into play and both can act as reflections of thoughts that do not serve us or a miscommunication of the body with the outside world.  By this I mean, if we are continuously telling ourselves that we are not good enough or undeserving of happiness, then we are also communicating this to the cells in our body. Our cells use our perceptions as means of communicating with the world outside; much in the way they would react by creating a blister after you burn your hand on the stove, or if they react to raise your body temperature if you go outside without a jacket in 30 degree weather.

The 5 senses and organs such as the skin are not the only means for our cells to get outside information. Our thoughts tell them the state our minds and our minds are a huge part of the creation and manifestation process. The actual process also requires emotions, feelings and beliefs to be behind the thoughts and takes places in the heart center (in the area of the Anahata or 4th Chakra). And when the thoughts, emotions, feelings and beliefs come together in the heart center, they are sent out into the Universe as a manifestation in an energetic form of intention. Again, this process occurs in each and every human whether they are consciously aware of it or not.

Things that happen that are out of our control can definitely cause stress to the mind and body. The train being late in the morning for example; now this could lead to you starting to have thoughts about how late you’re going to be for work and how mad your boss will get, etc. You could start to get so anxious that you snap at the lady who keeps losing her balance and leaning into you. You could get so heated and lost in your thoughts that you trip and fall off the steps and hurt your ankle. A number of things could happen, but just always remember how like attracts like. That’s the one thing I always go to in a moment I feel like I just might lose it.

That…and I’ve trained myself to not get caught up in other people’s drama. It’s so easy to want to sit and watch a couple argue over something incredibly petty, but why? Why do we feel drawn to that energy? I imagine it’s the same reason Jerry Springer ever lasted on TV so long or why there’s such a thing called rubber-necking when it comes to car accidents. We are FOOLED by our senses; drawn and intrigued by what is OUTSIDE of us and often times losing sight of and forgetting to pay attention to what is going on INSIDE. But the treasure we all seek is within ourselves and that is the greatest discovery any of us will ever make in a single lifetime.

I believe another great discovery would be that we ARE nature and in that, we are to maintain that same balance. And we do with our thoughts and feelings. Emotions are way-showers; they simply let you know that something is definitely there that needs to be looked at and when something no longer annoys you, angers you, etc. then as they say, the lesson is learned.  Emotions are not meant to be clung to and held onto for great lengths of time. To maintain balance, simply flow with them. Sit with and go through your emotions…feel them out, then let them go. This is how we serve them and allow them to serve us in harmony.

When we apply the same principle to our thoughts, we begin to see our lives shift in huge ways. We can now see the difference clearly in situations where we have control and where we do not, and when we do not, we can peacefully surrender the outcome, trusting fully in the Universe. This allows us to stay centered; in zero-point without “losing our cool” (acting from ego), over things we had no chance in affecting the outcome in anyway. This is smart self-conservation of energy or as I’d rather describe it, self-love. 🙂

When we apply this filter, we reserve our energy for battles we know are worth fighting. I don’t even like using that word necessarily because there’s nothing to fight when you flow. Yes, you still incur obstacles in life like everyone else, but you retain a sense of trust, not only in the Universe, but also yourself that things DO happen for a reason and all it as it is meant to be. This is not a state of surrendering as in giving up, but rather as in giving IN to your innermost knowing.

Not everyone knows that we as human possess this power over our own thoughts, but I truly believe that more and more of us are waking up to this fact. And as with the theme of this article, the energy spreads and that can only mean good things from the perspective of expanding consciousness on a global level. As more and more of us start asking the right questions and looking in the right place (within ourselves), as a collective we are starting to change and shift universal imprints over time.

And this is why it is so important to watch your thoughts with care and to check often your own belief systems to ensure they are truly your own at the core-root. We receive so many imprints and core beliefs as children that are from other people such as our parents, teachers, friends, etc. that stay with us well into adulthood. Some of these beliefs are often the cause of recurring issues in our lives and we never see the connections until we go back and look over certain events in our childhoods to see when and why these beliefs were formed. Then and only then, can we realize that we are not damaged, we are not broken, that nothing is wrong with us. We can finally know that just like everyone else, we have shadows that just need a little light. And once we take the time to heal and integrate our shadows (with loving acceptance, not as something we need to get rid of), we are free of the weight of carrying around the energy of other people’s belief systems.

That is a good example of energy we can control and shift in our lives, even if we may not know it at the time. And it’s definitely not an easy feat by any means to heal or even discover your own shadows. But once you do, and you start to love yourself in the way that you deserve, you will begin to see a world that loves you back twice as much.

 

TamaraRant_150x200Tamara Rant is a Co-Editor/Writer for CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, heart-centered Graphic Designer and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. She is an avid lover of all things Quantum Physics and Spirituality. Connect with Tamara by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to RantDesignMedia.com

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How CERN’s Large Hadron Collider Could Be Linked to Recent Earthquakes

In just the past two months, there have been thirteen earthquakes over 6.0 on the Richter scale. Some of these quakes were incredibly intense, namely that which occurred in Nepal that ranged from magnitude 6.6-7.8. The damage was enormous and the loss of life was in the thousands.  And most recently, a magnitude 7.1-7.5 rattled the island shores of Papa New Guinea, but thankfully has not caused nearly as much damage or injury.

What I find curious about all of this recent tectonic activity is that CERN in Geneva, Switzerland (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire, [French acronym]) or perhaps more commonly known in the States as The European Organization for Nuclear Research, has recently fired up its Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator again, just before this unusual stretch of high-magnitude earthquakes began.

The LHC is the most powerful and largest particle accelerator on the planet and while the majority of the world of science considers it invaluable to making further discoveries about our universe, some scientists including Stephen Hawking are offering fair warning of the damage it can cause to the planet, humanity and even the time-space continuum. Read more on Hawking’s concerns about CERN here: https://rt.com/news/185876-universe-elimination-higgs-boson/

Just months after the discovery of the Higgs boson or the so-called “God Particle” in July 2012, CERN completed its first continuous run of the LHC which recorded around 5 billion collisions at an energy amount of 8 TeV (Tevatron scale). Only 400 of these collisions produced results even remotely compatible with that of the Higgs boson. (Source: https://press.web.cern.ch/press-releases/2012/12/first-lhc-protons-run-ends-new-milestone ).

Fast-forward to present day and they’ve nearly doubled the amount of collision energy to 13 TeV. The plan is to have the LHC do another run for 3 years continuously and this time CERN announced that their focus is to “capture dark matter” and on “the discovery of other dimensions”. While I am all for raising the awareness about our place in the universe and of course the working of quantum space dynamics to better grasp an understanding of ourselves, I feel that it should not come at the expense of Mother Earth or that we should go into this kind of science biting at our own tails.

Simply put, the Large Hadron Collider creates the biggest magnetic field on the entire planet, second to that created by the planet itself! It may seem only speculation linking the LHC to seismic activity, but we must take into consideration how magnetism on this grand of a scale affects the layers of the Earth.

Each time CERN forces a collision, the residue energy causes massive magnetic vibrations within the Earth, therefore in my opinion it would be naïve to not at least consider that this is not somehow contributing to all of the recent quakes. And these recent “coincidences” are not the first, either.  In 2010, mass LHC activity at CERN coincided with the 8.8 Chilean earthquake­, which was the 6th worst in our history.

I stand behind scientific exploration and furthering our knowledge of the workings of the Universe, absolutely. In fact, I live and breathe this stuff! I am what you would call a cross between a Quantum Physics nerd and a yoga-loving Jedi in training. But the fact remains that I hold true to the feeling in my gut that it’s more than mere coincidence in the timing of these earthquakes and the recent power up of the LHC. And I just hope that our thirst for knowing how small we can go into particles, doesn’t leave us in a self-created black hole somewhere on the outer edges of space …just saying. 🙂

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TamaraRantTamara Rant is a Co-Editor/Writer for CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, heart-centered Graphic Designer and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. Connect with Tamara on Facebook by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to RantDesignMedia.com

Tamara posts new original articles to CLN every Saturday.




Thermodynamic Threesomes: A Tale of Entangled Triplets

Fiber optic cables were used by researchers at The University of Waterloo to beam three entangled photons thousands of feet apart, proving they could communicate simultaneously.

Fiber optic cables were used by researchers at The University of Waterloo to beam three entangled photons thousands of feet apart, proving they could communicate simultaneously.

On this day of what would’ve been Albert Einstein’s 136th Birthday, I thought it was fitting to write about what he coined “spooky action at a distance” or what we now refer to as Quantum Entanglement. Simply put, Quantum Entanglement occurs when two sub-atomic particles become entangled, the action of one can ultimately then be pre-determined by the action of the other, even if you separate the two by millions of light years. But can more than two particles become entangled?

The simple answer is yes. Although it’s a bit more difficult to generate a thermodynamic threesome than it is the typical twosome. But the amazing thing is that we’ve done it!  Quantum particles are able to hold two states at once and in 2014, researchers from Canada, the U.S. and Sweden at the University of Waterloo sent a quantum blue photon through a crystal that turned it into two red entangled particles with matching polarizations. They then sent one of those red photons through another crystal that transformed it into two infrared, entangled photons. These infrared photons were still entangled with the red photon; thus creating some of the first triplet quantum entangled particles!

University of Waterloo laboratory where scientists entangled three photons. NIST's single-photon detectors were chilled to near absolute zero in the refrigerator (large blue cylinder). The experiment had to be performed in the dark because of the need to detect very low light levels. Credit: Shalm/NIST

University of Waterloo laboratory where scientists entangled three photons. NIST’s single-photon detectors were chilled to near absolute zero in the refrigerator (large blue cylinder). The experiment had to be performed in the dark because of the need to detect very low light levels.  Credit: Shalm/NIST

Even though scientifically we know how to do this, the chances of it happening are still so incredibly rare. And we have not yet tapped into what makes particles “choose” to become entangled with one another in the first place or not. Because the odds are 1-in-a-billion for even the first split of the experiment to occur, I think it’s safe to say these particles take their sweet time before committing to a life of mirrored, “twisted up across time and space-ness” for eternity. Completely understandable.

So, as if Quantum Entanglement wasn’t mind-blowing enough, now theoretically we can say that any number of particles can become entangled with one another; it’s just that the chances of that occurring diminish as you increase the number of particles involved.  Regardless, entangled particles are bringing us into the new age of science and flouting the traditional rules of physics. For example, researchers at the University of Science and Technology in Shanghai measured how fast “simultaneous” really is. They set up a study to register how fast the state of one entangled particle registers in the other. The result? 10,000 times the speed of light!

Today of all days Albert Einstein just might be turning over in his grave at the thought of anything being faster than that! Or at the fact that Quantum Entanglement breaks apart the Second Law of Thermodynamics (which states that heat cannot be passed from a cold body to a hot body without doing work, and that perpetual motion machines of this type are impossible). Quantum Entanglement allows Thermodynamics to redefine itself. With QE, physicists were forced to look at Thermodynamics in a new way and realized that a complete description must include an assessment of the information it contains. In other words, it must take into account the position of the atom at all times for all to be as it should.

It’s my firm belief that Quantum Entanglement using three or more particles will lead us into the fastest fiber optic technology we can imagine for future mass communication. Baby steps of course as we first need to figure out how to measure it, but we’re getting closer every day. The important thing we now know is it is real and no longer just a theory. And the more we learn about Quantum Entanglement, I truly believe the more we are going to understand about the true nature of communication on all levels.

Source: Three’s a charm: NIST detectors reveal entangled photon triplets

TamaraRantTamara Rant is a Co-Editor of CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, heart-centered Graphic Designer and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. Connect with Tamara on Facebook by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to RantDesignMedia.com

Tamara posts new original articles to CLN every Saturday.