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We Are Awakening From the Drama We’re In and Preparing To Play New Roles in a Non-Dual World | Charles Eisenstein

Source: Charles Eisenstein

“Humanity, collectively, we are awakening from the drama that we had been totally immersed in that had taken a pretty bad turn, that had carried us to a place where we lost touch with fundamental truths about the world, about reality, about being human. And now, we’re kind of waking up to the fact that, actually, this was just a story. This was a play. This was a drama. And we were all playing roles in it.” ~ Charles Eisenstein

NOTE: This video is an excerpt from this brilliant interview with Dr. James Cooke:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk0WuwYouHw

TRANSCRIPT

The game itself can be beautiful. It’s just like if you’re an actor and you’re in a play. And then maybe the performance is finished and you were really lost in your role, in that performance. The character took you over completely. And in that moment, maybe in the deep recesses of your mind, you know that you’re not actually Othello, but in that moment you are fully in character. And then the play is over, you step out of it, and you’re like, oh yeah, actually I’m Charles, I’m not Othello. But you don’t say, oh, therefore, I’m never going to act in a play again. You then take on the next role.

So, humanity, collectively, we are awakening from the drama that we had been totally immersed in that had taken a pretty bad turn, that had carried us to a place where we lost touch with fundamental truths about the world, about reality, about being human. And now, we’re kind of waking up to the fact that, actually, this was just a story. This was a play. This was a drama. And we were all playing roles in it. And now we realize that, and we’re coming now, more and more of us, into contact with the non-dual world, with the pre-conceptual world – through all kinds of experiences and realizations.

And that doesn’t mean that we’re never going to go back into the story again, and symbol, and representation, and science and technology, etc. etc – we’re going to exit the world. No!

We’re going to say okay, what’s the next story that we will participate in? What’s the next role that we are going to play? And everyone can ask themselves that question too: Given the knowledge that is awakening in me, how do I play a good role? And maybe we remember, yeah, sometimes it’s good to touch back into a prior reality to make sure that we’re playing our role well.

And we can only know if we’re playing our role well, and if the game itself is beautiful, if we look at it from outside the role and outside the game. So that’s the utility of what we call spiritual practices. And I think we can rehabilitate the word spirituality in this way because when it takes on connotations of otherworldliness, it can end up desacralizing the world.

Because if the sacred is to be found in the spiritual, then the world becomes profane, and we end up treating the world as a profanity. And we engage in what is essentially sacrilegious behavior toward nature. So that version of spirituality is quite bankrupt, but we understand this otherworldliness as a reconnection to a prior, then it can exercise a really powerful, positive effect on our worldly affairs.




Griffin Kapelus – UVM Student Shares the Value of Community Service

Griffin Kapelus is a student at the University of Vermont who spends some of his available free time helping the homeless and combatting food insecurity in Burlington, Vermont.

Griffin Kapelus defies many common stereotypes about self-absorbed young adults.  He is thoughtful, sensitive and balances an active social life and busy student life with concern for those less fortunate.

We recently had the opportunity to learn a little more from Griffin Kapelus about how he got involved in volunteering and community service and share some of his favorite things with our readers.

How did you get involved in volunteering and community service?

Community service has become a large part of my life and it is highly possible that my future career goals put me in the non-profit sector. For a summer job, which will continue into the fall, I worked at a low-barrier homeless shelter, meaning we accept people who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs without judgment.

While in New York I volunteered with West Side Campaign Against Hunger, an organization focused on helping food-insecure New Yorkers. It has been around for many years but scaled up its operations when COVID-19 created greater food insecurity. I would be with a number of other volunteers helping construct boxes of food and handing them out to people who needed them.

I am now working at Feeding Chittenden in Burlington, VT. Feeding Chittenden works to alleviate hunger by feeding people and cultivating opportunities. As the largest direct service emergency food provider in Vermont, Feeding Chittenden serves over 12,000 people each year.

What book has had the greatest impact on your life?  Why?

“The Meaning and End of Religion: A New Approach to the Religious Traditions of Mankind” by the late Wilfred Cantwell Smith, published in 1962. It traces the meaning of the word “religion” back to its origins and tracks its development to its modern meaning. The author asserts that religion will vary among individuals and that no two people will live their religion in the same way, even if they are both technically of the same faith.
This book changed my approach to religion and spirituality, making me more open to the idea of celebrating the traditions of several religions in my life, rather than choosing just one. It has opened a door for me to embrace spirituality.

What is your favorite TV show?  Why?

My favorite TV show is the series, “Explained,” which is aired on Netflix. Each episode lasts only about fifteen minute and focuses on a new topic each time. Episodes range from “The Stock Market” to “Designer DNA” to “The World’s Water Crisis”.  These episodes tend to be more about breadth than depth but they do enliven significant issues, communities, and ideas.

What is your favorite band and song?

My favorite artist Is Frank Ocean, and my favorite song by him is “Pyramids”.

Frank Ocean’s music is generally introspective and contemplative and makes him a good relaxing listen that is also thought-provoking. He is really creative lyrically and with his use of sounds and samples, and his songs often concern deep but intangible ideas like love, what it means to be a human on this planet, that sort of thing. This song is good because it is broken into two distinct parts, and also introduces important issues about the African-American struggle and identity alongside the more introspective topics he usually takes on. There are also a lot of purposeful layers to the lyrics and music itself.

What is your favorite sport?  Why?

Soccer. I grew up playing it and was pretty good at it, and when I reached the age where I had to choose one sport for a travel team, soccer was it.

I played throughout all four years of high school, spanning the time I spent at two Manhattan schools – Beacon School and York Prep School. I also played on a travel team from ages nine to 17.

While I still play when I can, I consider myself nowadays to be more of a fan and hopefully a coach in the future.

I am a diehard fan of the British team Manchester City, a club I started to follow around the age of 12 when I first saw one of their matches on TV. I liked their light blue home jerseys and their style of play. “Man City” became my team from that point moving forward. My fan devotion grew around age 16, when I started following the team more closely, watching every game on the weekends and catching as many as I could from New York that were aired on TV during the week.

I started to read soccer websites daily, and study highlight videos. My father and I actually went to England when I was 17-years-old and watched a match in person.

We watched Bournemouth v Manchester City at the Vitality Stadium (Bournemouth’s ground in Bournemouth on the South Coast) , a small stadium that seated about 11k people. We were in the away section with the other City fans. Manchester City won the game 4-0 I believe.

As I became more invested as a fan, my interest in soccer tactics grew. I would read articles and watch videos discussing different formations, deep match analysis, and top coaches’ philosophies.

My goal is to stay involved in soccer in some capacity at the University of Vermont.

Many thanks to Griffin Kapelus for sharing his experience and insights with our readers!




The Quantum Keys to Unlocking Lasting Happiness are Acceptance & Gratitude

What Is Quantum Mechanics? Quantum Physics Defined, Explained | Live ScienceAs you may or may not know, the study of Quantum Mechanics is the branch of physics that focuses on “the very small”. Not necessarily what we would consider being “matter”, but rather the cosmically tiny common subjects such as atoms and quarks that bond & unite energetically to create matter and bring it into physical 3D existence. I use the quantum reference here as it applies to life because there are two very simple and very small, yet VERY significant things you can do to actually guarantee your own happiness…

No, this isn’t some scheme or trick, it’s physics; it’s Universal Law. Everything is energy and reacts to matter it comes across energetically. Magnets are not the only things that repel or attract, but perhaps you could say that we all are just like magnets in that we also repel or attract energetically.

How so? Your feelings, your thoughts, and the action you take (or don’t take) in your life all hold a frequency; they all communicate a certain type of energy and this is why you always hear the great Zen Masters and Gurus speaking about how to always be mindful of your thoughts.

How we feel about things could be considered the “charge” behind the energy. If we feel passionate about writing a book, there is a high, yet strongly grounded energy there which fuels the action to write often and from the heart. It is when we fear moving towards our own desires and dreams that this energy can “turn” on us.

That’s not to say it actually has an agenda against you, but rather it is the Universe’s way of answering the energy you’ve put out by refusing to face your fear and step into your greatness. It will reply, “Oh, you want to continue to live small? Here you go.” And to the person who is unaware of the power of their own thoughts, feelings and intentions can often see this as life being against them in some way and put themselves into a victim mode which only draws in more things to make you feel like a victim.

So, how do we stay in high vibration so we can finally lead a happy life?

Acceptance…

#1 – Accept what is without judgment or a need to change things to suit your perceptions/beliefs; be at peace with that which you cannot control or change. The moment you accept something in your heart, you re-form your Source connection to it, and immediately any low energy is released. Now, there can be movement again which is required for healing and growth. It is when we let our negative thoughts keep us in the feelings of fear, doubt, stress, etc. that there can be no movement and life can become stagnant. This is why while we should always take the time to sit with our feelings and find out what they are trying to tell you, we shouldn’t let them run the show or stay in their vibration for extended periods of time (worrying, etc.). We should also be cautious of letting our feelings and emotion put us into a reactive mode rather than allowing ourselves a moment of conscious response.

“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” ― Lao Tzu

Gratitude…

#2 – Get to a place where you can wake up each morning and find at least 1 thing in your life to be grateful for. Then each day for a week, add 1 more thing. At the end of the week, take a long, hard look at the list you’ve created and look at it again whenever you need a little reminder. Sometimes when we get caught up in those emotions and feelings, it can be hard to be grateful. But this in itself is a test of integrity, and if you can muster up the will each and every day to connect to your heart and for one breath feel nothing but gratitude for your life, those you love, those who’ve tested your patience, those who’ve broken your heart, those whom you’ve taught, etc., happiness will be your ultimate reward for you are giving yourself the freedom to be at peace with all that IS. Be grateful for one thing until you can be grateful for it ALL.

When you are actively practicing both acceptance and gratitude in your life, happiness is INEVITABLE! Why? Because you’ve cleaned off the filters of your “world-view lens” that were previously clouded by your core beliefs and perceptions of the world and those around you; as well as your place in the world and your purpose for even being here. With clear vision comes purposeful action…

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”

– Eckhart Tolle

ACCEPTANCE  + GRATITUDE = HAPPINESS

Give it a try for even one week and see how much your life can change… xoxo

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Spiritual Discernment and Sources Within – an EMPOWERING Message We ALL Need to Hear | Regan Keely

Source: Transforming the Darkness by Regan Keely

Regan Keely delivers a super empowering message about the importance of using spiritual discernment and going within to receive guidance during these challenging times. And much more brilliant advice. Be sure to watch and take notes. Transcript below.

Partial Transcript (Regan Keely speaking)

Hello, everyone. Happy Sunday. Thank you for being here. I have a quick message for everyone that I received that was really helpful to me and hopefully, it will be helpful to you as well.

So it’s getting really intense and it’s going to keep getting more intense. And it’s not that shocking because we knew it would, and we know it will, it will continue to get more intense and the external realm – one hundred percent on all degrees. So, it’s not big shock. We are shifting the human Collective consciousness.

And a lot of times, it doesn’t look like what you might have expected it to look like, because it’s a surprise for all of us, you know, no one can predict the future, we can see timelines. We can make energy forecasts and things like that. Pretty accurately, but no one’s going to know exactly how this is gonna play out. But there is a divine order to it. I will say that and and just starting thereI think it’s a good reminder.

And this is stuff. I was reminded of because you know, the past couple days. I’ve been really just looking for information in the external to try to understand what’s going on more and I’ve had a small degree of success. But you know, there’s just so so much information out there and it’s really important to have discernment in these times, you know, because there’s so many different sources and there are so many different big things coming out. And some of them are true and some of them are not. Some of them are half true.

You know, sometimes you find things that you really want to believe and it can skew your discernment. So be wary of that. But this is really, really important.

This is a spiritual battle. We cannot forget this, you know, when we’re trying to navigate this because this external matrix is going to keep falling. It’s going to keep cracking down. It’s going to keep getting more intense. It’s going to keep trying to clamp down on control and fear because that’s what it does. This is an old consciousness, you know, it’s not just going to roll over. And so I feel really important to remember that the physical world is literally a reflection of consciousness. And that being said, we all are in the arena. We’re all in the front lines. If you’re here, if you have a human soul, then you’re here. You’re here. You’re here to participate in this and I do believe we came here just for this and we will, of course, be victorious.

That being said, I think it’s really important now more than ever and going forward. If you haven’t already to start honing in on your own internal source of information. Because we all have this, you know, I’ve been doing this for years. Everyone can do this, you know, and you just have to start asking God for guidance, asking your higher self for guidance, asking your angels, your guardian, your spirit guides, whatever you perceive it as. The light and love that is around you is here to assist you. And of course, you have to do the work, but there’s love and light, and intelligence around you that will tell you everything you need to know.

And remember, sometimes your ego wants to expect things that aren’t necessarily key. You know, you got to go into your heart, into your real truth for this, and I hope this is helpful because it’s going to keep getting more intense in the external.

It really is. It really is. It shouldn’t be a surprise? It really shouldn’t, you know, and so I just encourage people to be aware of that. And when you perceive that, and you feel all those emotions, no matter what it is, whether it’s fear or excitement, or anxiousness, or doubt, or hopelessness, or whatever it may be, be very observant of that. Because again, when you feel those things and you transmute them in yourselves, you’re transmitting them in the collective consciousness.

And not only that, but it’s good to be aware of that because you want to transmute that and it and there’s nothing wrong with feeling that again. That’s how you do this work, right, you know? And these are all things we’ve already talked about but it’s just that we’re finding and reminding ourselves of these lessons again, and again, and again,

But especially because you might not want to lend out your energy so much in these knee-jerk reactions to things you’re seeing in the external. Come back within, come back within come back within. And like I said, this is a message that came for me and, you know, I could feel it. And it for awhile, because I was so sucked in to try and find stuff in the external that, you know, I could feel my spirit being like: come on, reel it in, reel it in, reel it in, come on. You know, so hopefully, that’s helpful because again, it is going to get more intense. And we are going to have to practice and exercise, our spiritual awareness, and discernment more than ever.

And another main point in relation to that is to remember this is a spiritual thing. This is a consciousness thing. This is a shift in consciousness. I feel it’s very important to know that and remember that because if you’re only looking at the external and you’re only putting all your energy into the outside, what is outside of you, especially what’s on the world stage, you’re probably going to suffer a lot. That’s just what I see because you’re tuning into this outside information when it’s really important to start turning into this inside information. It’s still good to look at the outside. It’s still good to, you know, try to inform yourself, you know, and in pay attention, but just remember to stay grounded, stay calm.

We know this is going to happen, you know, so it’s not that big of a deal at the end of the day. We knew this was going to happen and it’s going to keep getting more intense and there’s nothing right or wrong about that. That’s just how we shift the collective consciousness.

Another thing is you are not responsible for anyone else’s opinions.

And you know, I think a big thing in 2020 is we saw how much people think they are obligated and entitled to controlling other people. You can’t control other people. You really can only focus on yourself and that is a big thing. That’s going to come more and more, you know. Come into yourself. Expand your inner abilities. We are getting more powerful every single day. That’s why I have no fear. I can feel it. You know, it’s like all of the outside Matrix is just crumbling and crumbling and crumbling.

But because I know myself and I trust myself, I can feel that I’m only getting better, personally. You know? I feel healthier. I feel more abundant. I feel more free. I feel more happy, and I’m not lying about this. And I’ve worked a long time for this. It’s kind of just showing me how much this collective consciousness really has shifted. You know?

So remember to come back to yourself, remember to come back to your sovereignty. You know, I talked about it in my last video, a little bit. When you start relating too much with other people outside of yourself, especially, you know, maybe things that anger you, people still asleep, or people trying to censor you and all this stuff – all this stuff that’s coming to the surface now.

Be very aware that you’re not lending your energy to these things because that’s pretty much the opposite of what you want to do. And again, you know, feel it. There’s nothing wrong with that. This is going to come up for everyone, you know, this comes up for me. I’ve been feeling all kinds of things. You know, I’ve been feeling all kinds of things. Do you know? It is intense and I feel it, make no mistake.

But that’s what I’m saying is when you feel these things and then you know how to go inside and transmute them ASAP.  You’re going to start receiving these amazing messages and lessons that are indispensable. They always have been but this is getting more and more true.

The darker consciousness feeds off of fear and doubt and hatred, so remember that. There’s nothing wrong with feeling that, but just be aware of it and let it go. You know, I think that’s really important not to get too caught up in this external because it’s already getting intense, you know. There are some things happening out there and a lot of things are happening still behind the scenes. And that in itself is too frustrating.

Because, you know, we wanted to come out and see the light of day, you know. I think we’re all tired. tired of everyone looking at us like we’re crazy people, you know? I know, I feel that way… It’s just getting to be this, this very strange energy. But again, it’s like now it’s a really good time to come back into yourself because you really have everything you need, you know? I feel complete peace. I feel complete serenity. I feel complete faith. I know I’m safe. I know, I’m sovereign. I don’t need anyone to tell me that or if people don’t believe me, it doesn’t bother me because I know who I am. I know what I’m doing here. And that’s how we all got to be in a way I feel.

You know, this is just my testimony, I don’t tell anyone what to do or think. And, again, use discernment. You have to use discernment with everything nowadays. You really do. And you can feel it if you resonate with it, or if you don’t. And if it’s in a gray area and you’re not really sure, just wait it out and see what happens. But claim your sovereignty. We are sovereign, we are sovereign. You know, I think a lot of people who are really losing their minds right now either don’t know that or they forget. And we all do that. So, so come back in, claim your sovereignty, come into your heart. You literally have everything you need. You can ask God a question and he will answer it for you.

These are the times we’re in. We’re not victims. Literally, we’re getting more powerful by the day. That’s kind of the beautiful part. The matrix is falling more by the day and whatever needs to happen is going to happen. There is a divine order to it, believe it or not. We don’t always understand these things, but in time, we will. The important thing is to remember that you have everything you need inside yourself and that never changes. And we’re going to have to remind ourselves of that again, and again, and again.

These darker consciousnesses, when they start losing control, which they are, they’re desperate. They’re panicking right now. You can see it. Censorship is the voice of fear. That’s why they’re freaking out, 100%. You know what I mean? I’m not saying they don’t still have some power, but I’m just saying they’re panicking. What are they so afraid of? I think we’re going to find out. But anyway, when they lose control, they start saying and doing the wackiest things you’ve ever seen.

I’ve experienced this firsthand. People call them reptilian consciousness – these lower Consciousness that are parasites and they feed off of things. When they start losing control, they start doing and saying the wackiest things and this is just the beginning. So that’s going to wake people up, believe it or not. I know it seems like, why aren’t people already awake? But you have to remember there’s so much mind control there. There’s so much vibrational control that’s been on this planet that, you know, it does take time to dismantle. And it’s like every single little event chips away this mind control in the collective consciousness.

And it is worth it – it is going to be worth all of this, you know? So take care of yourself, hold tight, tune into your spiritual messages. Tune into your higher self. Don’t just look to the external for your information. Your highest sources come from within. This is the matrix. Beautiful people, this is the matrix outside. The external world is the matrix. So your highest information is going to come from within.

If you don’t already practice meditation or writing, just writing down from your heart. You know, getting into a place in your heart, clearing the mind, and channeling. We can all do this. It’s built into our bodies – it knows how to do this. And again, sometimes if you’re having a hard time, just keep practicing. Just try it. This is where our real information is coming from.

And we are all connected – we are all telepathically connected. So no matter what happens with the communications going forward, I’m prepared for anything, you know? I really am. Remember that we’re telepathically connected too. And they can’t take that away from us…




They Want To Hide 2 THINGS From You At All Cost | DAVID ICKE 2021

Video Source: Inspired 

David Icke: Those who seek to control humanity are hiding 2 big things & they’re trying everything to keep you from finding out what they are. Listen carefully to find out what it is they don’t want you to know…

TRANSCRIPT

They don’t want us to know how our perceptions through a process of frequency attraction, our perceptions become our experience. A little me perception becomes a little me experience – not because you have to be little me, but your perception is your little me so you live a life of little me. So they don’t want us to know that our perceptions create our reality because they want to control our perceptions and thus create our reality without us knowing that’s going on.

We live in two worlds in the same world. You got the world of the population, which is systematically kept in ignorance. This is why the education system is an inversion of education. This is why everywhere you look – the health system is an inversion of a health system. It’s all inversion. You look around: madness! But it’s to keep people in ignorance.

And then there’s this other world of what I call the global cult, which is this global network of secret societies and semi-secret groups and satanic groups. And they are fiercely compartmentalized. So most Freemasons won’t have a clue. what’s going on. They don’t have a bloody clue. They might do a bit of manipulation down the local lodge, get a bit of business for their shop or store or whatever, but they won’t have a clue what’s going on. Only in a core really knows. It’s all fiercely compartmentalized.

And there are two things that this compartmentalized network is hiding from the population:
1) Where they’re taking the world and why and the techniques they used to do it, which I’ve been exposing in my books for decades.
2) The other one and this is the key one: the nature of reality and the nature of the true “I” that has to be kept from the population because that’s going to set them free.

And so because they pass on this knowledge of how reality works, how we interact with reality, and what reality is. It’s not a physical world at all. They pass it on through the upper levels of this network from generation to generation and they’re using the way that reality works, not least psychologically, to impose their agenda on the population. What they don’t want is the population to know that this is reality works.

And so they created mainstream science to shut off any perception of eternal life – any perception that we are just one expression, one level of our consciousness, which is multilevel. And to any idea that life goes on after death. And then academia has been brought into this. So academia basically tells the same story as mainstream science. They’re just different expressions of each other.

And the idea is that people are kept in ignorance of how they interact with reality, and how they can control reality, how they can start living life instead of life living them in their ignorance about reality works. And also that they do what? They fear death. They fear death because death is an unknown to them. People fear that the lights go out and that’s it.

Or they may fear that some judgmental God is going to judge them, like some Chinese surveillance system. God is always making lists watching you. And the fear of death is one of the great controlling mechanisms in human society.

I remember talking to the great Zulu shaman Credo Mutwa, who was describing to me that when the when the British moved in on South Africa, with people like Cecil Rhodes, a Rothschild frontman, that in his words they milk the minds of the shaman and then killed him because they didn’t want that knowledge to go on influencing people. The knowledge of how reality is. They wanted to shut that down and create basically a closed world, where you are pressured to believe that you’re born by accident. You have a few seconds or a hundred years in some meaningless existence and then and then the lights go out. And that has a traumatizing effect on people that believe that.

This is why bringing to the surface the nature of reality, the nature of the “I”, the eternal nature of life, the fact that this tiny band of frequency that we call the human world is not what the rest of infinity is. You know, the rest of infinity is dominated by love, by joy, by happiness. Yes, there are pockets like this one and what we call evil, but they’re rare out there. This is not how life is. We are caught in something that is not like most of the rest of infinity.




A Message To All Original Peoples Across Australia and Around the World & A Call to Unity for ALL Humanity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbQcQNhGUvs

Source: Dreaded Cheetah

Across Australia, Indigenous communities are being coerced and bribed into taking experimental covid injections. The corporate Australian governance has sent police and military into these communities to administer these injections. This is a warning message from four Indigenous Australian leaders to all Original peoples around the world.

This is a message for ALL humanity. Your DNA is sacred. It is crucial for your connection to self, to country & to spirit to protect your DNA and stand in your true power. Say NO to coercion and yes to freedom of choice. UNITED WE STAND!




How to Become a Cosmic Hero

Cosmic Heroine

Have you ever considered being a hero? I admit I haven’t. Yet, after reading Gary’s brilliant article below, I want to be a Cosmic Heroine! I want to be independent, courageous, thorough, dependable, transcendent. I want to live deliberately with wisdom as my guide and faith and intuition my constant allies. If any of this resonates with you, take a few minutes and drink in the wisdom from Gary Z McGee.

Much love to you my friends, Julia

How to Become a Cosmic Hero

Gary Z McGee, Contributor
Waking Times

“In this kind of ontology of immanence, what we are describing is not a creature who is transformed and who transforms the world in turn in some miraculous ways, but rather a creature who takes more of the world into himself and develops new forms of courage and endurance.” ~Ernest Becker

What is a cosmic hero? Cosmic heroes are rare individual who have transcended the codependent state and achieved a Meta state through independent courage. They have reconditioned cultural conditioning. They see with Over Eyes. They’ve thought outside of so many boxes that those boxes have become dots they connect in their heightened state of awareness.

Arete is the cosmic hero’s ethos, an essential ingredient of a robust character. Arete cultivated over a lifetime can lead to eudaimonia: human flourishing. Although there is no specific definition for arete, it is associated with bravery and effectiveness, and it is intimately bound up with the notion of fulfillment and the act of living up to one’s full potential.

But a robust character hinges on the four cardinal virtues (courage, moderation, wisdom, and justice). Courage frees character. Moderation balances character. Wisdom guides character. Justice socially stabilizes character.

Through these four virtues an excellent human emerges as a venerated and valuable catalyst for human flourishing. Cosmic heroes use the four cardinal virtues to reevaluate all values and thus create higher values.

Here are three key disciplines toward becoming a Cosmic Hero…

Cultivate Promethean audacity:

“I would rather be chained to this rock than be the obedient servant of the gods.” ~Prometheus

Courage is foremost. Before any other virtue can be self-actualized, courage must be self-actualized. There must first come a courageous deviation or there is no “first.” Maya Angelou said it best: “Without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”

This usually begins when a seed of curiosity is planted into the rigid ground of our certainty. The seed can be as simple as asking powerful ‘what if’ questions: What if the time is never right? What if I’m stuck in Plato’s Cave? What if I took responsibility for my pain? What if, rather than avoidance, escape, and evasion, I practiced acceptance, reason, and courage to embrace the overwhelm? What if I challenged the Powers That Be? What if I stole fire from the gods?

Promethean audacity is deviating from the ordinary in order to discover the extraordinary. It’s practicing Dionysian disobedience. It’s becoming “divergent” like Beatrice Prior in Divergent. It’s becoming “The One” like Neo in The Matrix. It’s having the insouciant daring of Tyler Durden in Fight Club: “I say never be complete. I say stop being perfect. I say let’s evolve. Let the chips fall where they may.” This requires courage. High courage.

Promethean audacity is staring “God” in the face, and through your fearless “poker stare” alone, calling his bluff. Suddenly the tables are turned. You’re holding all the cards. You always were. And the royal flush you reveal is the legerdemain of your courage. God is tricked and trumped, and, like Prometheus, the money (the boon of knowledge) that you win, becomes the fire that you stole. And it’s worth it. “Punishment” be damned.

Put the “thorough” in Thoreau:

“Some are born Thoreau, others achieve Thoreau. Most have Thoreau thrust upon them.” ~Eric Weiner

Thoreau had Promethean audacity. He double-dog-dared himself to live life to the fullest. He stared into abysses. He challenged gods. But it wasn’t so much what he saw while doing so, but rather how he saw it. He painted over life with a broad brush of colorful courage and subtle moderation. But he did so from a sacred state of nonattachment. He discovered that human excellence comes from learning how to see.

Cosmic heroes learn how to see through a lens of courage, moderation, wisdom, and justice. They live deliberately. They don’t take things for granted. They psychosocially crush out. They rise above the cultural morass to discover healthy detachment. From this state of healthy detachment, they see how everything is attached. They see the interconnectedness of all things. They see how everything is connected to everything else. Thus, their curiosity becomes cosmic curiosity.

Such curiosity gives rise to High Courage. Next-level courage. The kind of courage that dethrones kings and destroys gods. The kind of courage that delves into the “forbidden” (against arbitrary laws/rules) to discover hidden secrets otherwise unattainable.

As Vladimir Nabokov said, “Curiosity is insubordination in its purest form.” It is through such prying insubordination that deep change is made, and authority is finally checked and balanced. It’s a way to hack “God.” No matter what form God might take: parents, teachers, cops, judges, presidents, queens, or even God itself.

As Thoreau himself said, “I was not designed to be forced. I will breathe after my own fashion. Let us see who is the strongest.”

Build a Nietzschean bridge toward the Overman:

“Our sole responsibility is to produce something smarter than we are; any problems beyond that are not ours to solve.” ~Ray Kurzweil

Self-overcoming is a tool that cosmic heroes utilize in their effort to evolve toward the Overman.

What is the Overman? It refers to Nietzsche’s conception of an individual who makes it a core discipline to overcome themselves and human nature. In essence, an Overman is one who has transcended the human condition and achieved a self-actualized state of perpetual self-overcoming.

A cosmic hero, like an Overman, is a self-aware Fibonacci sequence in search of Phi (enlightenment). The bridge to the Overman is the disciplined path of self-improvement and self-overcoming that the cosmic hero aspires to.

From the practice of courage, moderation, wisdom, and justice springs discipline. A cosmic hero uses discipline to leverage these values while also using these values to leverage their discipline. It’s a reciprocal practice that keeps the cosmic hero even keeled and flexible enough to intermittently walk and maintain the bridge toward the Overman.

Building the bridge from Man to Overman is proactively engaging open-mindedness through disciplined self-overcoming. It’s having self-inflicted awareness. It’s launching existential flares out of the abyss of the human condition. It’s highlighting creative evolution through courageous independence which ultimately leads to provident interdependence.

From this heightened state of provident independence, cosmic heroes free themselves to actualize the higher values of creativity, humor, and honor. They are free to create high art, cathartic art, immortal art. The kind of art that breaks molds and shatters mental paradigms. They are free to turn the tables on power through high humor, transcendent humor, Meta humor. The kind of humor that flips scripts and turns tables. They are free to respect cosmos through high honor, interconnected honor, detached honor. The kind of honor that understands: the world-is-self and the self-is-world.About the Author

Gary ‘Z’ McGeea former Navy Intelligence Specialist turned philosopher, is the author of Birthday Suit of God and The Looking Glass Man. His works are inspired by the great philosophers of the ages and his wide awake view of the modern world.

Julia Parsell is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor with an emphasis on the intersection of science and the sacred.  She writes from experiences and transformative understandings that have led her to an authentic and peaceful life. She goes by these names: mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, and friend. As a home educator of her three children, she also developed/ran cafes, and maintained various leadership roles within her community.  Her greatest desire is to encourage others to live life fully.  Her passions are family, art creation, writing, and trailblazing. She loves her life in Western North Carolina.   




Military Insider: Top Secret Technology Predicted the Great Awakening – and the Elites Can NOT Stop It From Happening

Source: Inspired

A military insider who has knowledge of the Stargate Project and Project Looking Glass says that the timelines converge after 2012 and that the elites can NOT stop the great awakening from happening. (See the transcript below.)

According to the insider, the great awakening is “an evolution of consciousness that cannot, will not, and no matter what decisions or possibilities are injected into the equation, eventually it all resolves down to us all learning the truth and becoming aware of this massive dam of lies that has been built – that keeps us from knowing a massive amount of information that we otherwise possess.”

This was recorded over a decade ago, which makes it even more incredible as we see the events described unfold on our planet today.

TRANSCRIPT

One of the caveats that I do have some personal information that I did get personally involved in was some information that had to do with the Stargates and Looking Glass. And more specifically, the 2012 problem with those projects. The popular opinion of what’s out there right now is that the project was shut down because there was a problem when we approach 2012.

I’ve heard it described a number of ways but to my knowledge, the problem is that the timelines converge at that point in time. And when you know enough about the Stargate Projects and the Looking Glass Project to know how String Theory works and how the possibility of possibilities works, and how making one choice over here, doesn’t necessarily mean that the other choice couldn’t exist at the same time.

But once you get your brain wrapped around this subject, you find out that at the end of 2012, in an easy way to put it, the choices that we make become less and less consequential to the future. And eventually, we’re pushed into this bottleneck of time, no matter which choice we make. And that’s important to the people that had access to Looking Glass because they would use Looking Glass knowing the choices that they would make and the future would pop up.

The big mistake was coming up with the possibility of future. And when we started using a computer to say, well if we make this choice, it’s 79% possible that this scenario happens, and 23% or possible or whatever (round numbers) that this scenario would happen. The understanding at the time was that was realistic. However, if you go down the road further and free will continues to exercise itself on this game, that 79% possibility sometimes changes very, very fast. But if you look at the situation in a point of time, it seems very realistic that that’s the greatest possibility.

What happened was people, very smart people, began to figure out that something big was coming up, something that made it so all the possibilities of all the future scenarios of any choice, any possibility that was fed in and observed through the Looking-Glass, inherently ended up in the same future. And no decision, no possibility changed past a certain point. That’s the big secret: all possible timelines lead to the same basic set of history in the future. That is what sends everybody that has all of the information, that knows everything, into a blind panic. The people that know everything about Looking Glass, who have gotten all the reports and all the information, the elites of the world, probably figured out that that was the end of the game and nothing could be manipulated beyond that point.

When I was in the military, it would have been before. 97 when I got in trouble, one of my particular areas that I was amazingly intuitive about, is problem-solving / mission planning. Or, more specifically, taking a bad mission and fixing it. Certainly knowing how string theory and possible futures work, make it so you can work your mind very quickly to see the reality of what’s happening and decide what decisions need to be made to change it for a particular outcome.

At a certain point, after they’re done hearing the computer tell them this is what’s going to happen over and over and over and over again, all they became focused on is how do we fix it? What I do know is that I was called in and asked to solve this problem: this timeline contraction problem. And I eventually did my due diligence and did all the investigating, and basically only had one piece of information that was reinforcement: the computer is right. The timelines will contract down to some inevitable thing.

There is an inevitable event. It’s been forecast. It’s been predicted. It’s been fed to us in a slop trough of what they want us to believe will happen. They don’t actually have control over what happens. They only have control over the reaction and it seems that no matter what they try to do to cause their desired reaction, it’s going to have an opposite effect.

It’s much, much easier for me to explain today what that process is as opposed to back then. If I had to give it a name, I would say it’s the AWAKENING process. It’s an EVOLUTION OF CONSCIOUSNESS that cannot, will not be stopped… and no matter what decisions or possibilities are injected into the equation, eventually, it all results down to US ALL LEARNING THE TRUTH, and becoming aware of this massive dam of lies that has been built. They keep us from knowing a massive volume of information that we should otherwise possess.

Essentially, what happened with Looking Glass, not only did they not want people to use it anymore because they knew it was just going to burp out the same thing, but at the same time, they didn’t want anybody else to know what it was saying. I’m sure because that information was a monumental concern when I was in the military – about how to prevent this inevitability. Now at first, I thought it was the end of the world. Now, I see the end of the world as the end of their world.

The biggest cherry on top of all this conversation would be a synopsis to say that if I could convince everybody out there that for all intents and purposes, what we believe to be true eventually becomes true. If somebody convinces us that a major disaster is going to happen in the very near future, then a major disaster happens in the very near future. If we don’t buy into that fear, and accept that there is really nothing that we “know” know is going to happen, and accept whatever happens, that makes the convergence of the timelines happen as naturally as possible.

Any attempts to try to go away from this one, inevitable conclusion, I again see as a new beginning: an end of this reality, the beginning of something that we can’t even possibly understand based on the level of our beliefs currently. But when all that information comes flooding out, there is going to be no denying what’s true, and what’s a lie, or what’s an illusion.

Basically, what we’re experiencing right now is two master chess players sitting at the board. And one of them looks down at the board and sees that he’s in checkmate in seven moves. And he looks across at his opponent and he knows that his opponent sees it too. So there’s no getting out of it. So, at this point, the loser can only prolong the game. Both players know the game is over. It’s only a matter of time before he does this, and then you’re forced to do this, and then he’s forced to do this and eventually CHECKMATE.

We, as a race, if we could understand that the game is over, that based on the rules of the game the bad guys have already lost, the good guys have already won. Yes, there are moves left on the table, but those moves are being forced by the player that is going to win.

The only way the checkmate can’t happen is if the player that’s winning makes a mistake. But from all the information that I’ve gathered, all of the information that’s been given, all of the information that’s been vetted to me, it seems pretty obvious that the good guy player on the side of the chessboard knows exactly what has to be done to win the game. And so at this point, any mistake would be all but impossible. But again, you really have to understand the game to know that guy that’s losing has lost.

And I’m sure most people sitting watching the chess match between two advanced chess players know the game’s over long after the two players know it’s over. Because they can’t see the board and see that there’s only seven moves left.




Ervin Laszlo: ‘We Stand at the Cusp of an Evolutionary Leap in Consciousness’

Source: Gregg Braden Official

Ervin Laszlo says that we are at the cusp of an evolutionary process. We are at a moment in history where things either change or we become extinct. Plus, he talks about the laws that govern the universe, how everything an individual does affects the whole, and much more.

TRANSCRIPT:

At the beginning of the Modern Age, it was thought that this solar system, what we now know as the solar system, is all that was – that’s the whole universe. And if we come from anywhere, we come from someplace inside the universe. Then by the time of the last century or the 19th century, we knew that the solar system is part of the galaxy. But then we saw that the galaxy is all there is. So we come from the galaxy. If we come from the universe, we come from the Galaxy. Then, it turned out that this is just one of millions, perhaps billions of galaxies.

So, our vision is expanding. Where we come from is something far bigger, far deeper than what we thought.

Where do the stars come from? If we come from the Stars, we come from this universe. But where does this universe come from? That is now the question that is being discussed more and more. This universe wasn’t there always. It came to be – it evolved.

The universe was born probably, according to the best guesses today, at the time of the Big Bang 80.3 billion years ago more or less. And this cosmic event gave birth to everything that we can now observe in the universe.  It gave birth to the observable universe. Therefore it gave birth also to the seeds – to the predecessors of living things. So if we came from anywhere, we came from the universe that was born in the big bang and of that chaos. Then it gradually distilled what we know as the universe, distilled what we know of the things in the universe. So also not us as we are now, but the origins of life, the origins of everything: planets, solar systems.

So if we ask where did we come from? I would have to say that we come from the deeper dimension which became then, the explicate, the known, the perceivable order of the universe. This deeper level is known by various names deeper, the deeper dimension. Some people call it the akashic dimension, or the akashic field, or a grand unified field, or the implicit order according to David Bohm.

We are children of the cosmos. And it’s a very interesting question then: our origin truly. If it reaches back, are we truly alive? Are we truly part of the deeper dimension? Is that discoverable still in us? Are we truly beings of the cosmos? And I think the answer is yes because who we are is not just what we have always been – it is what we have become. And this who we are, what we have become, is not just the body, but it’s also mind, a consciousness.

And that consciousness very probably has its root in that deeper dimension – the dimension that gives rise to everything that there is, including the laws that regulate what there is: the laws of nature about which scientists such as Einstein among them, said that when we really discovered them and take them seriously, we recognize that there must be the at work a great spirit, a great mind must be behind these laws. Because they are coherent they create an observable, intelligible universe.

We are part of that intelligible universe and we have co-created that universe with the laws that were born at the same time that we were born. When was this? Now we enter the deepest mysteries. We can’t say what was there before the Big Bang? Probably it was a field of potentials – a field where everything that is possible to happen could have its happening possibility.

If there was anything prior to the big bang it was an intelligence, it was a cosmic mind. In Christian origins, we talk about the word. In the beginning, there was the word – it was the logos. In the Eastern religions, the same idea crops up: intelligence, the Tao, whatever we call it. The Brahman was there first and everything else develops out of that.

You say now: am I talking mysticism or am I talking science? I’m talking science with its roots on that same dimension from where mysticism also stems. This universe is a Mystique Universe. It’s a miraculous universe.

Over a hundred years ago. The great astronomer James Jeans said that the universe resembles a big thought more than a big mechanism. And sure enough, more and more, we investigate the finest, the smallest details, the deepest elements of this universe, the more we find that it is more like a great thought – that it is information, that it is something intelligible. It’s a very very different concept from what there was 50 years ago, but still is there in so-called mainstream science – much of what is being taught today in universities

But if you really contemplate this question, who are we, where do we come from? You must say we have to go beyond that, because in the new Quantum Science, we recognize that what there is in the world is a Quantum system.

The great scientist Max Planck said after 40 Years of studying the deepest elements of this physical reality, which means the atoms: “I can tell you one thing. There is no such thing as matter in the universe.” What is there? He said, what there is – is a set of vibrations that are held together by a force that creates the atom from the atoms that created the molecules, and the molecules and the supramolecular objects.

The many things that we can observe, that we can touch, and all of those are finally sets of vibration acting together. And as Planck said, this force that holds the atom together, the proton and the neutron, and then the electrons that come into this – that we must consider as an intelligence. A cosmic intelligence.

Wherever we look, however, we look at the world, its origins are beyond matter, beyond even energy in a conventional form. What are the origins then, where we come from, and therefore indirectly who we are? The answer is: informed vibration, informed energy, energy in the form of vibration. Because when we examined the smallest part, no matter is there. But what there is, is the vibration of a given frequency, phase, magnitude. And these vibrations, when they are in phase they create structures. They create things that appear as though they were material.

So we are ourselves clusters or sets of vibration that appear as though we were solid material bodies, but we are more than that. I simply call it nowadays, to give a simplest possible term that is acceptable to modern science also, I call it an attractor. An attractor is something that acts within a complex system and makes you behave in a certain way.

This universe is not a random universe, not a chance universe, this attractor is in the universe, is part of the universe. At its deepest level, is the information of the energy that makes up this universe, makes what it is. The universe is not what you thought it was. It’s a quantum system. More exactly, it’s a microscopic, highly integrated quantum system.

What we are recognizing now is that in this remarkable universe, a truly mysterious universe, that we are decoding little by little, that all things act together – all things act as one. What quantum science teaches us, any part of a quantum system is not local. It’s also present in every other part. You can’t act local. That is nothing local. No causality. No push and pull. No effect. And cause is local. Whatever you do is penetrating throughout this system. It’s part of that system and we are part of the system.

How we come in by these things, we come from beyond, it can be very easily illustrated. This beyond, where the laws of nature reside, that is something like the laws – the laws let’s see of a game, laws of cards, laws of chess, or whatever. These laws are given. And you play the game, you don’t play with the laws. The laws are already given. The laws just tell you how you can play the game, and they are the same for the novice and for the grandmaster in chess. The laws are what this universe is fundamentally. And it’s not the game; it’s what governs the game.

So, we talked about the laws of nature. You can no longer say that they are part of the universe. No, they were there when the universe was born and they will be there, as far as we can tell, when the universe will end. Because that’s also a case that this universe is not a permanent feature of reality, or of the cosmos.

If there is one thing we recognize more and more (and this is also fairly recent, surprisingly recent in science, but it’s not recent in religion and spirituality), namely the idea that there is a higher will, a higher intellect, that governs the evolution of things in the universe and of the universe itself, the structure itself. It all hangs together. And this evolution is not random, not just one darn thing after another as philosophers used to say not so long ago to describe what the universe really is. They would say, it’s just one darn thing after another.

We’re recognizing more that the universe is progressing from chaos to order. And you’re part of this progression. Our consciousness, our body express this in different ways. We are part of an evolutionary process that is non-random because we can go as far as saying there is nothing random in the universe. Why? Because there’s nothing disconnected from anything in the universe – it all hangs together. Whatever you do here and now also affects everything there and then.

So, all this progress is, to use a good term suggested in a different context by the great psychiatrist and a good friend of mine, Stanislav Grof, he uses the term holotropic. Holos means whole, oneness in Greek, tropic comes from the word tropism, which means something that you tend toward: a fish toward the food is a tropism. Even bacteria have tropisms. And of course, our instincts, everything that we are has a tropistic element. We are tending towards something, some direction rather than another. And so does the universe. All of evolution is holotropic in that sense.

All elements work together. And they need to, as it were in human life, in any living system. They need to work together because if they don’t, life is no longer capable. Life is not possible, except in a quantum coherence system

On the physical level, the objective is to maintain this system, this living system that is us. And if we are healthy, if we are normal, we are part of this drive. We obey. We live it. We express it. Intuitive people express it. So-called primitive cultures are far from primitive. They express it. They knew it. Animals know it without being able to verbalize it or conceptualize it.

Now, with our ability to conceptualize, to put together and interpret things, we are interpreting this drive, and we are misinterpreting it very often. We interpreting it as a drive for power, for domination, in the human world for wealth. We’re interpreting it as we first, our country first, never mind the rest. We are replacing this inherent oneness, which is there in the evolution of all life in the universe. We are interpreting it as a competition where the defeater survives.

This is not that kind of a universe. This is not the kind of nature. Sure. There is competition in nature. There appears to be also violence, but it’s always toward larger objectives. The deeper objective in nature is always the survival of a species, the maintenance of these species within that context. And the context is always and ultimately the web of life: the system of life on this planet.

And one day, I think we’ll discover that the system of life on this planet is part of a larger system of life elsewhere in this universe. It would be an incredible sophistry to believe that we alone possess intelligence, we alone are living. We are part of an ongoing, evolution of life and of consciousness in this universe. To recognize it is one great challenge for us.

So there we are at the cusp of an evolutionary process. We built it up to a point where it really is in question whether it can continue this way. It’s become unstable.

Now, instability is fine because without instability, there is no change. There is no progress. Things progress, things move when the previous level of being, of that system, has become unstable, untenable. Then we move, then search, then we finally find hopefully, or we disappear. But if we survive, we move on to something else. And this cusp at which we find ourselves is precisely that moment in history where things either change or they become extinct. The great overwhelming majority of species on this planet have become extinct.

The human species is not so old. As a conscious species 50,000 years, perhaps as a biological species maybe three and a half million years. But as a conscious species, able to reason, able to interpret things, and therefore able to choose a faulty direction, that is recent. And is the power that we now have through technology, we can implement our poor interpretations – a great danger.

Freedom is opportunity. Freedom is the greatest value, but it’s also dangerous. Because the opportunity is to develop the good as well as to develop the bad. We don’t need to go to other planets to find our community. The community is here. It’s the community of all life. And together we can make this a living community because today we need to transform. We need to change. The community that we now have is vulnerable. It is heading toward greater conflict. And if we continue on this path, the future is not going to be bright. It’s not going to be – at least for human beings.

About Ervin Laszlo

Ervin Laszlo’s Legacy of a Coherent Universe www.gaia.com/legacy-el whose research reveals some startling discoveries of our untapped potential as a sapient species connected with a conscious coherent universe. As we collectively come into awareness that everything in the universe acts as one and that nothing is ever truly disconnected, we stand at the cusp of an evolutionary leap in consciousness.




Peace Beyond the Pain – 5 Peace Building Practices

Last week I wrote about sadness and gratitude. Today let’s explore perfect peace.

Even during sad times, perfect peace can and does exist. It’s not a tricky balance or even a paradox. Perfect peace is a result. How? By immersing oneself in deep truths consistently in what is the nature of existence and wisdom philosophies. Possibly there are other ways, but this has been my path. The beauty of this life of choice and practice is that it has immediate and long-term benefits. 

As physical beings, we can’t escape the pain associated with such. Yet, we don’t have to suffer needlessly. We actually don’t have to suffer at all.  When we choose to develop our consciousness state and understand that we are not separate from the whole, then we ignite a world of exceptional possibilities and then live some of them. Just how good can it get? 

Walk on the beachPeaceful Practices

  1.  Most every morning, I wake and look forward to my time alone with my higher Self. It is my path to complete freedom, to joy, to happiness, to bliss.  I say most, because the tricky part is when you are a guest in someone’s home. My alone time is most usually curtailed and it keeps me in longing.  I find ways to help with this, sleep headphones are very helpful. With the thought of respect for another’s space, I don’t impose my private times into their life. 
  2. My other mainstay for serenity is to be outside. It is a lifeline and I crave my time outside. Here I am inspired, encouraged and rejuvenated. There is a connection between the light of day and our inner self that communes beyond our complete understanding. At least it’s beyond my understanding. I have read about it, but most importantly, I experience it. Try it out. Make a goal to be outside everyday for at least 20 minutes. You may have to dodge rain showers or button up the coat tighter, but it’s so worth it.
  3. Another key to my peaceful state is limiting media, specifically news, social networks and entertainment. So do I live in a cocoon? No, I manage to be aware of important events or happenings, however this awareness is managed. My media entertainment is mostly limited to social interactions, family over for movie night, etc. Social network activities are sporadic or useful for a specific purpose.
  4. I have a continued practice in my life. It comprises two elements: the present moment and gratitude. I pet my puppies and acknowledge they live this way too. They only know now and they are always grateful for the attention, walks, treats and closeness to me.
  5. I use music as a tool. I have speakers throughout the house and have it going almost, always!  Reflective, instrumental in the morning, classical when I’m creating, roots music for chores, dinner music, dancing music, jazz, rock and roll, etc. I’m grateful for services that help me curate exactly what I want to feel or contribute to a mood.

All of this to say, yes even though I have built peaceful practices in my life, I still can feel sad and miss the physical connection of a loved one. The caveat is I don’t let that rule my life. I feel it, then move on. I appreciate the passion that resides within me. I hope to never ever lose that as long as I walk this Earth plane. 

These practices do provide peace and are how I seed my consciousness. Much love to you my friends. Julia

As I finished writing this, I went next to write out the sixty-seventh verse for the Tao Te Ching. It is a perfect follow up and I was greatly encouraged all over again. 

Tao Te Ching – Sixty-Seven

The world may say that the subtle Way of the universe which I describe is great, but that it has little bearing on worldly life.

Truly, it is just that it is not definable, like the small ways of the world, thus it is indeed great.

There are three treasures which I embrace and follow closely: the first is to be kind; the second is to be simple; the third is to not put one’s own importance first in the world.

Because kindness and compassion can produce courage, simplicity can thus be broadened to contain the world.

By not putting your own importance first in worldly affairs, you will not impede the natural growth of all things.

If a person endeavors to be brave without first being kind, great purposed, without first simplifying his life, an authority, without first denying himself, he cannot evolve freely from strife, and is only courting destruction.

Kindness can help to win a war. Kindness can help to defend a fortification.

Kindness will invite the corresponding energy of kindness from Heaven through all the divine beings who support and protect.

— The Complete Works of Lao Tzu: Tao Teh Ching and Hua Hu Ching by Lao Tzu

Julia Parsell is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor with an emphasis on the intersection of science and the sacred.  She writes from experiences and transformative understandings that have led her to an authentic and peaceful life. She goes by these names: mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, and friend. As a home educator of her three children, she also developed/ran cafes, and maintained various leadership roles within her community.  Her greatest desire is to encourage others to live life fully.  Her passions are family, art creation, writing, and trailblazing. She loves her life in Western North Carolina.   

 




Gregg Braden: Why You Shouldn’t Fear the Darkness

Source: Inspired

Gregg Braden: I went through a dark night of the soul where my marriage ended, my mother didn’t speak to me and the darkness haunted me in my dreams until one night everything changed.

TRANSCRIPT (Gregg Braden):
I went through Dark Night of the Soul when I left the corporations. I felt that I was simply making a choice for a different direction in my life. I had no idea that I would lose a marriage over it. I would lose friends. My mom was so angry at me because the marriage ended it. She didn’t talk to me for two years. I lost my mom, you know, over this.

And while I was having a bad experience, I began… I don’t often dream in a way that I would call a repetitive dream, but there was a series of dreams that I was having. And what was happening to me in the dreams mirrored what was happening in my world. I would go to sleep and I’d be all by myself in this dark place here. And way off in the distance, I could see all the faces of all the people that I’ve ever known, that I’ve ever loved, and I saw faces of people that hadn’t even met yet. And I was always trying to get from here to there.

And my conditioning was that darkness is bad and light is good. So every time I started walking to the people I love, the darkness would pull me off one side or light on the other side, and they’d throw me off balance. I could never get to the people that I loved.

And one night for some reason, I began having this dream and something different happened. And I didn’t have a judgment about the darkness, didn’t have the judgment about the light. So they’re both there. The moment that I did that the dark and the light came together and they became the road that carried me to everyone that I would ever love.

And in that moment I knew what I’ve been told about the darkness: Does it exist. Yes. Is it my enemy? Not necessarily. It’s about the way that I’ve been taught to think. So is there darkness in the world? Absolutely. Do I see it? Do I discern it? And in my world I discern it but I don’t judge it. And for that reason, I’m not afraid.




Something BIG is Happening.. Battle Between Light & Dark | Elizabeth April

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Elizabeth April shares new downloads she received regarding the battle between light and dark for the future of humanity and Planet Earth.

Here are just a couple of the key points she made:

  • If you are in fear, you are susceptible to being controlled.
  • Negative beings are trying to change timelines so that there is no solar flash, which will eliminate all negative influences on the planet and awaken the masses.
  • Join as many mass meditations and unifying groups as possible. Please join The Battle To Save Planet Earth with Elizabeth for FREE. October 11th! Here’s the registration link:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_w62ing0GT3-F5fqGDS4W6w



Can I?

autumnAs I write this post, I am feeling a bit melancholy. Yes, it happens to the best of us, all of us. This weekend marks the three-month anniversary of the passing of my companion and best friend. Honestly, I feel his presence every day, but some days are sad. I get a quickening in my gut, a pit. I allow that feeling to flow through me and move on, telling him I love him and hearing him say, “I love you, babe”.

Another constant companion these days is not new to me, gratitude. We go back a few years and ‘g’ never lets me down. Gratitude can shift a mood very quickly. I wonder if part of the grieving process is just allowing yourself to feel? Feelings are so integral to our conscious state, our awareness of how we feel keeps energy flowing so we don’t get stagnate. We as humans are blessed with physical senses and some of us recognize the intuitive, sixth sense that goes just beyond the ordinary.

I celebrate our five senses in the poem below. I wrote it over 5 years ago and I think it is just for a day such as this.

Join me and gratitude and let’s make some sense, with all our senses. Much love to you, Julia

Can I?

Can I feel the crackle of leaves fallen and know they aren’t bawling.

Can I taste the rain as it falls and absorb its goodness into every cell of my body.

Can I listen to the wind rush through the branches swaying and move as eloquently, knowing all is as it should be.

Can I smell the wood, the river, and make my heart unified with just these two.

Can I see the blue and white above me, smile and know there is no contrast, it’s all an illusion.

Can I sit beneath this small tree and just be.  JRP

Julia Parsell is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor with an emphasis on the intersection of science and the sacred.  She writes from experiences and transformative understandings that have led her to an authentic and peaceful life. She goes by these names: mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, and friend. As a home educator of her three children, she also developed/ran cafes, and maintained various leadership roles within her community.  Her greatest desire is to encourage others to live life fully.  Her passions are family, art creation, writing, and trail blazing. She loves her life in Western North Carolina.   




You Are Watching This For A Reason: You’re Ready For It | Alan Watts on Awakening from the Illusion

Source: Inspired

“If you awaken from this illusion, and you understand that black implies white, self implies other, life implies death (or should I say death implies life?), you can feel yourself not as a stranger in the world, not as something here on probation, not as something that has arrived here by fluke, but you can begin to feel your own existence as absolutely fundamental. What you are basically, deep deep down, far far in, is simply the fabric and structure of existence itself… And when you are ready to wake up, you’re gonna wake up. And if you’re NOT ready, you’re going to stay pretending that you’re just a poor little me. And since you’re all here and engaged in this sort of inquiry and listening to this sort of lecture, I assume that you’re all in the process of waking up.” ~ Alan Watts

TRANSCRIPT (Alan Watts):

By being aware of being aware, being able to represent what goes on fundamentally in terms of a system of symbols such as words, such as numbers. You put, as it were, two lives together at once: one representing the other. The symbols representing the reality, the money representing the wealth. And if you don’t realize that the symbol is really secondly, it doesn’t have the same value.

You know, people go to the supermarket and they get a whole cartload of goodies, and they drive it through. And then the clerk fixes up the counter, and this long tape comes out. And he says thirty dollars, please. And everybody feels depressed because they give away $30 worth of paper, but they’ve got a cartload of goodies. They don’t think about that. They think they just lost $30. But you’ve got the real wealth in the cart. All you parted with was a paper.

Because the paper in our system becomes more valuable than the wealth. It represents power, potentiality. Whereas the wealth thinks, oh well, that’s just necessary. You gotta eat. I mean that’s to be really mixed up.

So then… if you awaken from this illusion, and you understand that black implies white, self implies other, life implies death (or should I say death implies life?), you can feel yourself not as a stranger in the world, not as something here on probation, not as something that has arrived here by fluke, but you can begin to feel your own existence as absolutely fundamental. What you are basically, deep deep down, far far in, is simply the fabric and structure of existence itself.

Because if you play life on the supposition that you are a helpless, little puppet that got involved. Or if you played on the supposition that, it’s a frightful serious risk and that we really ought to do something about it and so on. It’s a drag. There’s no point in going on living unless we make the assumption that the situation of life is optimal – that really and truly, we are all in a state of total bliss and delight. But we are going to pretend we aren’t – just for kicks.

You play non-bliss in order to be able to experience bliss. And you can go as far out as non-bliss as you want to go. And when you wake up, it’ll be great. You know, you can slam yourself on the head with a hammer because it’s so nice when you stop. And it makes you realize, you see, how great things are when you forget that that’s the way it is. And that’s just like black and white. You don’t know black unless you know white, you don’t know white unless you know black. This is simply fundamental.

So then, here’s the drama. My metaphysics, let me be perfectly frank with you, are that there is the Central Self – you can call it God, you can call it anything you like – AND IT’S ALL OF US. It’s playing all the parts of all beings whatsoever everywhere and anywhere. And it’s playing the game of hide-and-seek with itself. It gets lost, it gets involved in the farthest out adventures. But in the end, it always wakes up and comes back to itself. And when you are ready to wake up, you’re gonna wake up. And if you’re not ready, you’re going to stay pretending that you’re just a poor little me. And since you’re all here and engaged in this sort of inquiry and listening to this sort of lecture, I assume that you’re all in the process of waking up.




Gregg Braden: How the Lost Mode of Prayer Can Create Peace in Our World and Just About Anything Else You Want

Part 1 from Gregg Braden’s “The Science of Miracles” DVD:

 

Part 2  from Gregg Braden’s “The Science of Miracles” DVD

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In Gregg Braden’s “The Science of Miracles”, you will learn about the lost mode of prayer and discover paradigm-shattering revelations that demonstrate why we are not limited by the laws of physics and biology as we know them today, how a small group of people can create peace in our world, and why our DNA is a code that we can change and upgrade by choice!