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Self-Care Guidance for Taking Advantage of the Total Solar Eclipse on 3-Dec-2021 | Patricia Cota-Robles

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“The beings of light told us that the success of the unfolding divine plan for 2021 will depend on you and me and the rest of awakening humanity responding positively to the inner intuitive guidance we are receiving from our I Am presence about our personal self-care. We are all familiar with what the inner guidance has been in the past. However, we have often ignored it. Now it is time for us to pay attention. The things our I am presence is guiding us to do in order to take care of ourselves at this time are not frivolous. They are imperative. Due to the shifts that have now occurred within our earthly bodies, that inner guidance might be very different than anything we have previously been guided to do in the way of self-care. Every person’s self-care will be unique depending on his or her needs. However, there are several areas that we all have in common. And if we are listening, we will hear clear inner guidance from our I Am presence as to ways we can improve these areas. Here are some of the questions that Company of Heaven said we might want to ask our I Am presence as we contemplate what self-care is best for us individually during this auspicious time…” ~ Patricia Cota Robles

Patricia Cota-Robles provides self-care guidance for taking advantage of energies produced by the total solar eclipse on 3-Dec-2021

FULL TRANSCRIPT

Hi precious heart. Thank you for joining us, for our weekly Vlog. The company of Heaven has shared that we are in the midst of an incredibly powerful, 40-day period that began on November 11th and will be brought to fruition during the solstice on December 20th and 21st.

This unique span of time is providing us with the opportunity to not only accelerate the essential process of dismantling the obsolete paradigms that have manipulated, controlled, and suppressed the masses of humanity for eons of time. But also to increase the light of God on Earth in ways that will ease the trauma and the shock of this important part of Earth’s ascension process. The beings of light said that the events unfolding at both inner and outer levels at this time are paving the way for monumental shifts that will occur after the birth of the New Year, 2022. These shifts will affect every part of life belonging to or serving Mother Earth at this time.

The company of Heaven is reminding us of what they have been saying for decades: pay attention because cosmic moments come and cosmic moments go. What they mean by that is that throughout the universe there are myriad events that greatly amplify the frequencies of Divine Light that are available for humanity’s individual and collective evolutionary process.

These incredible opportunities present themselves on a regular basis through various celestial events, including lunar cycles, sun cycles, eclipses, solstices, equinoxes, and planetary alignments. They also occur when we experience galactic solar waves, plasma solar storms, solar winds, photonic light streams, solar radiation, magnetic fields, sonic impulses, and various other cosmic events.

Even though these events present the opportunity for tremendous influxes of Divine Light on Earth, if you and I and the rest of awakening humanity do not deliberately volunteer to be the open door for this light on behalf of ourselves, humanity, and the rest of life on Mother Earth, that Divine Light will pass us by and it will not be tangibly available in the physical world of form on this planet.

The company of Heaven is revealing that throughout 2021, the Earth and humanity have received unprecedented assistance from the solar logos in our multi-dimensional solar system. Now, during the total new moon solar eclipse that we will be blessed with on December 3rd, the assistance from our solar logos will be exponentially intensified.

For this reason, the Company of Heaven wants to remind us what they shared earlier this year in reference to our self-care. They said there will be many shifts during 2021 that will move us into uncharted waters as far as the acceleration of vibration in our Earthly bodies is concerned. They guided us to take as much time as possible every day to breathe our elevated, Holy breath consciously. And to just be.

They said, as we assimilate the Divine Alchemy taking place within our Earthly bodies, it will help immensely if we focus on our self-care. We all know what we need to do to nurture and love ourselves and our Earthly bodies, but we often allow outer world distractions to prevent us from taking the time to do so.

The beings of light told us that the success of the unfolding divine plan for 2021 will depend on you and me and the rest of awakening humanity responding positively to the inner intuitive guidance we are receiving from our I Am presence about our personal self-care.

We are all familiar with what the inner guidance has been in the past. However, we have often ignored it. Now it is time for us to pay attention.

The things our I am presence is guiding us to do in order to take care of ourselves at this time are not frivolous. They are imperative. Due to the shifts that have now occurred within our earthly bodies, that inner guidance might be very different than anything we have previously been guided to do in the way of self-care.

Every person’s self-care will be unique depending on his or her needs. However, there are several areas that we all have in common. And if we are listening, we will hear clear inner guidance from our I Am presence as to ways we can improve these areas.

Here are some of the questions that Company of Heaven said we might want to ask our I Am presence as we contemplate what self-care is best for us individually during this auspicious time. For instance:

  • Is the food I am consuming nourishing my body in the most positive way?
  • Are the beverages I am drinking enhancing the health of my body?
  • Am I ingesting toxic substances such as recreational drugs or alcohol or cigarettes in ways that adversely affect my mind and body?
  • Am I getting enough sleep?
  • Am I spending time in nature?
  • Am I taking time to listen to beautiful music?
  • Am I spending quality time with my loved ones?
  • Am I laughing, playing, and loving for a period of time every day?
  • Am I meditating and spending time with God, the source of All That Is, every day?
  • And am I breathing my newly elevated, holy breath consciously throughout the day?

These are just a few of the questions you might want to ask your I Am presence, but be open to all of the other guidance you might intuitively receive regarding your personal self-care.

We are being called to BE the open door for the expansion of light that will bless humanity, the elemental kingdom, and Mother Earth during the December 3rd, total, new moon solar eclipse. So listen to your heart and you will know exactly how you can most effectively do just that.

God bless you. Have a blessed solar eclipse. I look forward to being with you next week.




The Subtle Art of Offending People

By Gary Z McGee | Waking Times

“Of what use is a philosopher who doesn’t hurt anybody’s feelings?” ~Diogenes of Sinope

We live in a world filled with thin-skinned status quo junkies walking on eggshells. Everyone is afraid of offending and being offended. Everyone is afraid of getting real. Everyone is afraid—full stop.

Sentimentality abounds. Meek and soppy simpletons rule the day. Snowflakes with hair triggers are being triggered left and right. It’s a veritable minefield of mawkishness and cry-me-a-river Karens out there.

Oh. Fucking. Well. Let them weep. Let them cry. Let them fall all over themselves in a cartoon crisis of their own making. You can’t control their reaction. All you can control is your intention. And if your intention is honest, authentic, and real, who the fuck cares if it offends someone.

Life is offensive. Life is pain. Anyone who tells you otherwise is selling something. Anyone who tells you to keep your mouth shut because you might offend someone needs to keep their mouth shut.

Because people need to be offended. People need to be challenged. People need to be slapped with the truth, especially when they’d rather be kissed with lies.

Offending people is healthy. It forces them to think. It forces them to question themselves, to stretch their tiny comfort zone, to think outside of their culturally conditioned box. Especially close-minded, willfully ignorant, dogma junkies with their heads up each other’s asses. And especially-especially partisan puppets on both sides with bibles for brains and dollar symbols for hearts.

Get better at being offended by people:

“Truth is like surgery. It hurts but cures. A Lie is like a pain killer. It gives instant relief but has side effects forever.” ~Unknown

The first rule in the art of offending people: get better at being offended yourself.

You are the pivot. You are the perceptual threshold. All feelings of offense and actions of offense will come from you. The way you handle being offended is critical in how you manage to make an art out of offending others.

Foremost, realize that you are fallible. You are imperfect and prone to mistakes. You’re only human, after all. The truth may hurt but it also cures. It gets you over yourself. You are less likely to get triggered when you realize that you are a member of a species that is highly likely to be triggered.

Here’s a secret: Nobody knows what the fuck is going on. Nobody has it all figured out. We’re all confused. We’re all a member of a fallible, prone to mistakes, clumsy, fumbling species going through the motions of living a short life within an unfathomably ancient universe. Because of our confusion, we are all sentimental, placating, snowflakes melting all over the damn place.

Here’s the key: Transform your triggers into curiosity. Ask yourself: why do I feel so emotional about this petty little thing in the grand scheme of things? Is it merely a kneejerk reaction due to my cultural conditioning, political bias, or religious brainwashing? Am I experiencing cognitive dissonance or any number of psychological fallacies? Am I reacting out of fear, cowardice, ignorance? Have I lost perspective that it’s all bullshit, especially my own beliefs? Am I capable of being brutally honest with myself?

Dig deep. Be playful about it. Have a sense of humor. Being curious about something, rather than merely triggered by it, is always more rewarding. You will always gain more from a curious experience than a triggered one.

It’s a kind of emotional alchemy. Feel the trigger, honor it, let it fill you with petty anger and misguided rage, and then turn the tables on it by becoming curious about why it makes you feel so raw. Feel triggered, just have the discipline to act with curiosity. You may discover something about yourself that being triggered alone would never have revealed.

Get better at offending people:

“Realize that at times you must offend people and even hurt people who block your path, who have ugly values, who unjustly criticize you. Use such moments of clear injustice to bring out your Shadow and show it proudly.” ~Robert Greene

Offending people is an art form. It’s a subtle recipe of daring, humility, and humor. With too much daring, you’re just an asshole. With too much humility, you’re just a pushover. With too much humor, you’re just a clown. But mix it all together in a delicate balance and you have high art.

A key residual effect of this high art is a sense of fearlessness. You’ll find that you are no longer afraid of showing the world who you really are. You are no longer afraid of what people think about you. You are free to be your most unique, individual, and maybe even individuated, self.

Assert your uniqueness, even if that offends some people along the way. True power comes from emboldening what makes you different. Sometimes what makes you different might not be agreeable to others. Oh well. As long as you are being authentic. As long as you are being genuine, sincere, and real, let your freak flag fly. Let your Shadow shine. Let your art have shock value. Party-poopers are damned!

Just be self-critical and introspective. If in your attempt at trying to see the big picture more clearly you happen to offend all the small picture thinkers, so be it. Don’t hold back. Go full-frontal boss mode with your Metaknowledge. Shine the Klieg Light of Truth through their blindfolds. It’s on them to see the light, or not. In the end, at least you tried to show them how going Meta is far superior to remaining either Alpha or Beta.

“I’m offended!” is the battle cry of the coward. True courage is transforming the “offense” into humor. So, you feel offended? So what? Turn that shit into gold by discovering why you feel so offended, and then have a laugh at yourself. Have a laugh at the human condition. Have a laugh at the petty part of you that takes itself too seriously. Then use curiosity to organize the shitshow of it all into a Flow state that keeps you ahead of the curve.

Let the snowflakes melt all over the goddamn place. Let the cartoon in their brain play out its sentimental melodrama and prima donna kneejerk reaction to life’s curveballs. You can’t control them. Focus on what you can control: negotiating curveballs like a boss by creating art out of the curiosity that comes from being offended.

Create art that moves people, shakes things up, stretches comfort zones, and transforms boundaries into horizons. Create art that offends, disturbs the comfortable, and comforts the disturbed. Create art that flips scripts and overthrows systems of entrenched thought, that stirs up the human condition so thoroughly that new and healthier ways of being human emerge to challenge the 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.




Higher Vibrations, The Frequency that Will Set You Free

Many resonate with the energy of certain words. Truth is one of them. Known as an energetic sound and symbol for power, you have most likely clung to it; understanding that within it is a key.  

In this new day, truth has emerged as the savior. It saves you from disease, from grief, from darkness. It talks to the cells in your body and radiates light so they operate in harmony and balance.  


Do you feel it?  Are you being it?  Living it?


Turn down the voices that cry out, seeking to confuse and scatter. Set your course to what you know, within, Truth. It is the highest potential and it is the only way that we all will find union. Ask and it shall be given, seek and doors will be opened. It is within you and it is within all, no one is excluded, no matter their belief. It is the great unifying factor. Open yourself fully to It. It is Love. The Divine expresses through us in love and we express divinity to others by love. We have nothing to prove, to convince, we only have love. It is our breath and our bread. It is our life and death. It is our existence for now.  It is our future as the past is gone, and love is alive.

How is Truth Experienced?

Truth is a frequency. It is not seen, it is felt.  

When I was a young woman, I searched for truth. What is it?  Is it God? Is it written so I can grasp it and live it?  I knew its power, its transformative ability, yet it was illusive. I felt it was available and also realized it hid behind the hypocrisy of religious institutions and those that desired control. I believe that desire came from misinformation, they believed a lie. Thus, I was influenced by that lie. The lie that Truth was in another, it was ascribed to creeds and actions. Truth was outside me, not so much in me.  

How Does Truth Relate to the Real World?

Let’s relate this to something that seems a bit odd. Dietary theory.  As a holistic health coach, I have studied over 100 different dietary theories. There is a common denominator in them all. As theories go, one is right for you. A certain food plan that gets your body in balance, so as you increase in energy you also decrease in body mass. It’s a beautiful thing. Within this is the key. The key is the truth for your body. It makes everything work as it should. The truth was within you all along. It needed a factor to make it spring into action. Belief/faith that it would do so. Yet, belief or faith was not quite enough, it needed action. The action was tangible and related to what you ate and how you moved your body.

What about the New Energy Realization?

In this day, in our awareness of this moment, we are in a new energy realization. The action can actually be non-action. It can be mental, a higher conscious state of being. This higher state of being can change you at the cellular level thus change your body to be more efficient, in balance, in health and slow the aging process. How? Vibration from this higher state of consciousness affects your physical being and even those around you.  

What Practice will Develop Your Truth?

For years now the medical community has recognized the benefits of meditation. One’s ability to go beyond the current state of affairs to a higher reality. Meditation is a tool to connect one with their Truth. Along with meditation is visualization. Picturing the desired outcome and believing it to be so. Now, when one can understand that time is illusory, then past and future can be changed. Yes, for some these are deep waters and makes no sense at all. But to others this is reality and is where reality is beautiful and life is experienced as a creator, an architect.

Experience Your Truth!

I wish you to know this my friend, deep within. Believe it, experience, live it. As a result a deep contentment develops. Not one that leaves you stagnant, but one that washes you with deep peace and also a creative urge. This peace and urge place you in the path of awareness where synchronicities abide and show you the beauty of this world and the life you experience.  

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 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.   




Patricia Cota Robles Explains How Lightworkers Can Assist in the Purging of Humanity’s Obsolete Paradigms

Source: PatriciaCotaRobles

Patricia Cota Robles says that the way has been paved for a greatly accelerated purging of humanity’s obsolete paradigms and that lightworkers can assist in making this essential facet of the divine plan as gentle as possible. And she explains how we can do that.

Partial Transcript

This year, the expansion of gratitude is being greatly intensified by the building momentum of light that we are being blessed with during the eclipse series we are currently experiencing. The beings in light shared with us in VLOG 244 that with the monumental shift of energy, vibration, and consciousness that have taken place within the earthly experiences of humanity, the elemental kingdom, and Mother Earth so far in 2021, the way has been paved for a greatly accelerated purging of humanity’s obsolete paradigms.

They said this purging specifically involved the dismantling, the crumbling away, and the dissolving of myriads of social structures that have manipulated, controlled and suppressed the masses of humanity for ions of time. Even though this may sound ominous, the fact that these grossly mutated structures, which have caused so much pain and suffering for humanity, the elemental kingdom, and Mother Earth are now being dismantled at this accelerated pace – is actually wonderful news. This is an essential facet of Earth’s ascension process.

The company of heaven says that lightworkers can assist in making this essential facet of the divine plan as gentle as possible by taking advantage of the opportunities we will be presented with during the remaining weeks of 2021… This is the moment which we have all been preparing for.




Why We Need Community To Live In the New Story | Charles Eisenstein

Source: Re/Culture Films

Author and visionary Charles Eisenstein speaks about the importance of finding living models of the future, and how we need to find our courage to step into the unknown of how to get there.




Don’t Give Up on the Blessings of Freedom | John W. Whitehead & Nisha Whitehead

The John Lennon Wall in Prague, Czech Republic

Source: The Rutherford Institute 

“All we are saying is give peace a chance.”—John Lennon

How do you give thanks for freedoms that are constantly being eroded?

How do you express gratitude for one’s safety when the perils posed by the American police state grow more treacherous by the day?

How do you come together as a nation on thanksgiving when the powers-that-be continue to polarize and divide us into warring factions?

Every year finds us struggling to reconcile our hope for a better, freer, more just world with the soul-sucking reality of a world in which greed, meanness, and war continue to triumph.

Fifty years ago, John Lennon released “Imagine” and exhorted us to “Imagine all the people livin’ life in peace.” That same year, Lennon released “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” as part of a major anti-war campaign. Lennon—a musical genius, anti-war activist, and a high-profile example of the lengths to which the Deep State will go to persecute those who dare to challenge its authority—made clear that the only way to achieve an end to hunger, violence, war, and tyranny is to want it badly enough and work towards it.

Fifty years later, we clearly don’t want those things badly enough.

Peace remains out of reach. Activists and whistleblowers continue to be prosecuted for challenging the government’s authority. Militarism is on the rise, all the while the governmental war machine continues to wreak havoc on innocent lives.

For those of us who joined with John Lennon to imagine a world of peace, it’s getting harder to reconcile that dream with the reality of the American police state. And those who do dare to speak up about government corruption (such as Julian Assange) are labeled dissidents, troublemakers, terrorists, lunatics, or mentally ill and tagged for surveillance, censorship, or, worse, involuntary detention.

All the while, people still keep looking to the government to “fix” what’s wrong with this country. You’d think we’d have learned—after 20 years of heavy-handed government authoritarianism that started with the 9/11 attacks and has continued through to the present-day COVID-19 tyranny—that the only thing the government can be trusted to do is make things worse.

Now we find ourselves approaching that time of year when, as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln proclaimed, we’re supposed to give thanks as a nation and as individuals for our safety and our freedoms.

It’s not an easy undertaking.

Thinking good thoughts, being grateful, counting your blessings, and adopting a glass-half-full mindset are fine and good, but that’s not enough. This world requires doers, men and women (and children) who will put those good thoughts into action.

Remember, evil prevails when good men and women do nothing.

Here’s what I suggest: this year, do yourselves a favor and turn off the talking heads, shut down the screen devices, tune out the politicians, take a deep breath, then do something to pay your blessings forward.

Refuse to remain silent. Take a stand. Speak up. Speak out. Recognize injustice. Don’t turn away from suffering.

Find something to be thankful for about the things and people in your community for which you might have the least tolerance or appreciation. Instead of just rattling off a list of things you’re thankful for that sound good, dig a little deeper and acknowledge the good in those you may have underappreciated or feared.

When it comes time to give thanks for your good fortune, put your gratitude into action: pay your blessings forward with deeds that spread a little kindness, lighten someone’s burden, and brighten some dark corner.

Engage in acts of kindness. Smile more. Fight less. Build bridges. Refuse to let toxic politics define your relationships. Focus on the things that unite instead of that which divides.

Do your part to push back against the meanness of our culture with conscious compassion and humanity. Moods are contagious, the good and the bad. They can be passed from person to person. So can the actions associated with those moods, the good and the bad.

Be a hero, whether or not anyone ever notices.

Acts of benevolence, no matter how inconsequential they might seem, can spark a movement.

All it takes is one person to start a chain reaction.

For instance, a few years ago in Florida, a family of six/four adults and two young boys—were swept out to sea by a powerful rip current in Panama City Beach. There was no lifeguard on duty. The police were standing by, waiting for a rescue boat. And the few people who had tried to help ended up stranded, as well.

Those on shore grouped together and formed a human chain. What started with five volunteers grew to 15, then 80 people, some of whom couldn’t swim.

One by one, they linked hands and stretched as far as their chain would go. The strongest of the volunteers swam out beyond the chain and began passing the stranded victims of the rip current down the chain.

One by one, they rescued those in trouble and pulled each other in.

There’s a moral here for what needs to happen in this country if we only can band together and prevail against the riptides that threaten to overwhelm us.

As I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People and in its fictional counterpart The Erik Blair Diaries, there may not be much we can do to avoid the dismal reality of the police state in the long term—not so long as the powers-that-be continue to call the shots and allow profit margins to take precedence over the needs of people—but in the short term, there are things we can all do right now to make this world (or at least our small corners of it) a little bit kinder, a lot less hostile and juster.

It’s never too late to start making things right in the world.

John Lennon tried to imagine a world in which we all lived in peace. He was a beautiful dreamer whose life ended with an assassin’s bullet on December 8, 1980.

Still, that doesn’t mean the dream has to die, too.

There’s something to be said for working to make that dream a reality. As Lennon reminded his listeners, “War is over if you want it.”

The choice is ours if we want it.

ABOUT JOHN W. WHITEHEAD

Constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead is the founder and president of The Rutherford Institute. His books Battlefield America: The War on the American People and A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State are available at www.amazon.com. He can be contacted at johnw@rutherford.org. Nisha Whitehead is the Executive Director of The Rutherford Institute. Information about The Rutherford Institute is available at www.rutherford.org.




How to Find Some Gratitude During the Pandemic Holidays

By Kira M. Newman | Greater Good Magazine 

When Americans sit down at our Thanksgiving tables this Thursday—perhaps on Zoom with our extended family, across from just a partner, or in distanced outdoor gatherings—will we find anything to be thankful for?

Gratitude is complicated when we’re struggling. Clinical psychologist Nathan Greene knows this firsthand: He lost his mother when he was a teen, which inspired him to research the connection between grief and gratitude. These days, while witnessing therapy clients grapple with depression, anxiety, and substance use during the pandemic, he’s also seen profound experiences of gratitude and connection.

For example, the teen boys he works with have been more appreciative of their teachers, who have suddenly been humanized as they try to juggle home and work life in front of a Zoom camera. And they miss the casual interactions they had with other students who weren’t their close friends but also weren’t strangers, the friendly faces they used to pass in the hallways. As we all approach the holidays, being deprived of traditions—even ones we might have grumbled about in the past—can bring a bittersweet mix of sadness and appreciation.

“Gratitude can come in the experience of not having, too, in reflecting on what we did have in the past and what we hope to have in the future,” Greene says.

I talked with Greene about this strange juxtaposition of gratitude and loss, of connection and isolation, and how we can open ourselves up to appreciating the good even when times seem so bad.

Kira M. Newman: What do we know from research about how gratitude can arise from difficult experiences?

Nathan Greene: Gratitude is kind of counterintuitive. It can come about naturally when something really positive or miraculous or out of the ordinary comes around, like winning a lifetime achievement award or getting a new job or having a baby—these big milestones. But contrary to what capitalism or consumer marketing tells us, we often don’t feel grateful when we get a whole lot of what we want consistently.

Somewhat surprisingly, the research shows us that gratitude often arises when we’re faced with a loss or a lack or even death. That’s something that Buddhist monks have known about for centuries. They have engaged in meditations geared toward imagining their death, and they would even practice meditation in cemeteries to be reminded of that. Research more recently shows that when we’re encouraged to think about our own death in a real way, we often feel more grateful for life.

Right now, we’re facing real and imagined death, and we’re also facing so much loss: loss of our ability to be with the people we love, and loss of our plans, and loss of these celebrations, weddings, and graduations. I think some people feel a foreclosure on dreaming about the future because we’re kind of in this suspended time.

In my research with adults who lost a parent in childhood, I found that the large majority of people—not all—reported that they believed they were more grateful as a result of enduring the experience of loss. When we looked into that, we found that the reasons they most commonly gave are that they felt a greater appreciation for their life and for their families and began to view life as more precious than they had previously.

KN: How do you think that research applies to the pandemic?

NG: This is an experience of loss, as well; people are losing family members, and then there’s the loss of all of these experiences and dreams and jobs. It can give way to gratitude, but I think it’s more complicated than, say, losing a parent or loved one. This pandemic is not a singular, fixed loss that we can grieve and move on from. We’re continuously experiencing losses, and because we know that this thing will end at some point but we don’t know exactly when or how we can’t mournfully.

With gratitude coming from loss, it arises from a process of mourning and making meaning of the loss: I experience this loss and it taught me XYZ about myself and life. We often find that meaning in retrospect and looking back on it. But it’s really challenging to make meaning of an experience like this that’s uncertain and ongoing. That’s one of the challenges for us here in finding gratitude, but I think it’s possible.

For myself, it’s been a rollercoaster with gratitude, but I find myself being grateful for a lot of things that I wasn’t grateful for in the same way before—like my health, for instance. It’s much more top of mind for me, and I feel grateful each day that I’m healthy. At this moment right now, I have a family member who is hospitalized with COVID and pneumonia, and I’m thinking about him and thinking about my own body and how we’re vulnerable.

It’s also a time in which I can’t see so many of the people I love, and I’m yearning for connection, and I felt really grateful for my neighbors. I’ve formed closer bonds with them in our lingerings out on the sidewalk with our dogs. Many are also feeling a lot of gratitude, especially early on, for frontline health workers and all the essential workers at the grocery stores and vet clinics and everyone who’s out there putting themselves at risk. I feel it individually, but I think there’s also a sort of collective gratitude that can arise when we’re all experiencing this challenging thing together.

KN: If people are wanting to feel more gratitude this time of year, during pandemic holidays, what would you suggest?

NG: Our brains are naturally wired toward glomming on to the negative and toward worrying about the future, and this is an evolutionary mechanism to help keep us safe. This pandemic is a rich environment for being sucked down into negativity, and there’s a lot to be upset and worried about. In the Bay Area, we felt so deeply the impacts of climate change with the fires, and there’s such a huge reckoning around racial injustice, and a lot of people were feeling very stressed around politics and the election.

Right now, we really have to actively work toward balancing that out with gratitude. There are ways that we can do that; counting blessings is one way. In my house, we like to do that at dinner, so we express gratitude for our food, for the earth that provided it and the hands that tended to it, and for any other people or occurrences over the course of the day that we’re grateful for. Some people find a lot of support in gratitude journaling: writing down each morning three or 10 things that you’re grateful for; some people like to use different domains as prompts, like health, family, friends, work, nature.

Also, gratitude can come about more organically through just slowing down and paying attention more mindfully to the present moment, taking the stance of non-judgmental observation. For instance, when I’m on my walk with the dog in the morning, sometimes I try to really notice the hues of burnt orange and crimson in the leaves; when I’m drinking my tea right now, I’m trying to slow down and enjoy that tingling sensation of peppermint. I think mindfulness and gratitude are really closely linked—so when I take a mindful stance, gratitude is often what follows.

KN: It’s easy to feel pressure toward gratitude right now, especially if you’re healthy and employed and your loved ones are safe. But we’re not saying people should feel grateful, right? What’s your perspective on that? 


NG: I’m so glad that you brought that up because I think it can be really, really unhelpful to tell people you should be feeling grateful. So many reactions to what’s happening right now aside from gratitude are understandable and important. So many people are feeling sadness, frustration, despair, hopelessness, and fear, and to hear that we should be feeling grateful can be alienating to our experience and it can result in us feeling shame and feeling worse off.

Research shows us that we can do these things to mindfully cultivate gratitude, but we can’t force it. If we try to force it as a way to not feel the other feelings, it’s really just an avoidance strategy like anything else that can lead us to feel worse. But, again, if we can allow ourselves to focus on the feelings that we’re having without judgment and with full acceptance of that feeling, you might find that space opens up for gratitude to come in.

KN: Besides accepting our feelings, are there other strategies that you suggest to your clients when they’re working through the pandemic?

NG: One thing that’s helpful right now is to reflect on what has this pandemic showed me about myself? What have I learned about what’s important to me, about my own resilience? What are my strengths? What am I capable of that I might not have been aware of? I think many of us feel like things are just being done to us and that we have such little control right now. But we can control how we respond, and we can control how we understand ourselves and learn about ourselves in working through hardship.

KN: For the holidays, how can people navigate the loss of traditions, disappointment, and sadness?

NG: Remember first that this pandemic will pass, that all of these holidays will be accessible to us in the future—Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, whatever it is that you’re celebrating—even though it feels like we’re in this thing forever. Feelings of sadness and frustration and anger are totally understandable right now. I’m sounding a little bit like a broken record, but it’s important to feel them and honor them.

I also think about my work with people who lose a loved one. In the first year after losing someone, the holidays are often a challenge because it’s such a stark reminder of the absence. I think much of the advice that I give in that situation applies for now. I advise people to find some small way to honor the past, whether it’s making your mom’s famous pumpkin pie recipe or doing this practice of going around the table and sharing what you’re grateful for with your roommate or your partner, or hopping on Zoom and finding somebody else who’s important to you to do that with.

Then, we need to remove expectations that this holiday is going to feel like others and intentionally try to establish a radically new tradition—whether it’s going for a hike with your family or sitting on the beach on the day of Thanksgiving, or making a meal entirely unrelated to the holiday. We can pre-record funny family stories from past holidays and send them over a video to one another, or mail one another holiday baked goods. I think some people are talking about cooking the traditional family recipe together over Zoom, or saying what we’ve grateful for over Zoom before sitting down with our own families. We can also get a sense of gratitude through giving, so thinking about dropping off items or friendly notes to our neighbors, as they’re likely feeling isolated right now, too.

When we incorporate these new traditions, there’s a feeling of injecting new life and meaning into what we’re doing. Often times you may be surprised; this tradition may end up sticking and be something you want to do every year. So honoring the past with things that bring you comfort, and also trying something radically new.

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Kira M. Newman

Kira M. Newman is the managing editor of Greater Good. Her work has been published in outlets including the Washington PostMindful magazine, Social Media Monthly, and Tech. co and she is the co-editor of The Gratitude ProjectFollow her on Twitter!




Five Ways Nostalgia Can Improve Your Well-Being

 

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I often find myself nostalgic for days gone by—especially my young adulthood. Thinking about days when I could go backpacking with a friend on a moment’s notice or dance the night away at my wedding, without the constraints of child care or a limited energy supply, gives me a bittersweet feeling—a mixture of joy, sadness, and longing.

While I find nostalgia pleasant overall and even inspiring, doctors and psychologists did not always consider it a good thing. Staying “stuck in the past” was often associated with being unable to adjust to new realities, like when soldiers were nostalgic for their faraway homes and experienced loneliness and dread. Not that long ago, some considered nostalgia to be a mental illness, akin to melancholy, which could lead to anxiety, depression, and sleep disorders.

But more recent findings on nostalgia suggest it can be good for us, increasing our well-being, making us feel connected to other people, and giving us a sense of continuity in our lives. And it seems to come on naturally when we need to weather life’s difficulties. Rather than being a problem, nostalgia can help bring happiness and meaning to our lives.

Here are some of the ways nostalgia can benefit us, according to science.

Nostalgia makes us feel socially connected

Nostalgia about our past often includes recalling important people in our lives—people who cared about us and made us feel like we belonged. Certainly, my own nostalgic musings are centered around times when I was with the people and places I love. So, it’s not too surprising that recalling these special times would make us feel more connected to others, in general.

In one study, researchers found that people who were asked to write about an event from their past that made them feel “sentimental longing for the past” felt loved and supported, and this, in turn, helped buffer them against loneliness. Another study found that when people felt nostalgic about times in their lives when they interacted with members of an “out-group”—for example, teenagers recalling fun times with older adults—they felt less prejudice toward that group.

Nostalgia also seems to help us maintain our relationships. For example, one study found that inducing nostalgia helped people feel more optimistic about relationships in general and more willing to connect with friends. Another study found that when induced to feel nostalgia, people (especially those who find connecting with others easier) felt more able to offer emotional support to the people in their lives.

Nostalgia helps us find meaning in life

A sense of meaning in life involves knowing that your existence matters and that your life has coherence or purpose. It’s something we all strive for in one way or another.

Fortunately, research suggests nostalgia can be an important resource for increasing meaning, by highlighting central moments in our lives and giving us a sense of continuity.

In one study, researchers compared nostalgia to two seemingly related forms of thinking about one’s life: recalling a positive past event or imagining a desired future. Focusing on an event that made them nostalgic led people to feel their lives had more meaning compared to imagining a desirable future. And, compared to both other reflections, feeling nostalgic reduced people’s need to search for meaning in their lives—they already felt life had meaning.

In another study, people either listened to music that brought them back to a particular time or read lyrics to old songs. These nostalgic activities not only made them feel loved and socially connected but also increased their sense of meaning in life. And, when people read an essay that encouraged them to think that life had no meaning—which said, “There are approximately 7 billion people living on this planet. So take a moment to ponder the following question: In the grand scheme of things, how significant are you?”—they naturally turned to feelings of nostalgia for relief from that sense of meaninglessness.

These findings and others suggest that nostalgia not only heightens your sense of meaning in life but can act as a buffer when you experience a loss of meaning. And it may help you move forward in life, too. As one study found, nostalgia can increase your motivation to pursue important life goals, because it increases meaning—not just because it puts you in a better mood.

Nostalgia can make us happier

Though it does seem to do just that—to boost our mood. Even though nostalgia is by definition a blend of positive and negative emotion, the positive tends to outweigh the negative, meaning we feel happier overall.

In one very recent study, 176 university students were randomly assigned to a six-week nostalgia program where they were asked weekly to write about a past event that brought on “a sentimental longing for the past” (while a control group wrote about past events that were ordinary). Afterward, they reported on their levels of positive and negative emotions and how much the writing provided a sense of social connection, meaning, or connection to their past self. At different points in time, they also reported on their life satisfaction, feelings of vitality, and well-being.

The researchers found that nostalgia was generally beneficial, leading people to experience more positive emotions, life satisfaction, and well-being, as well as fewer negative emotions—at least three weeks into the program. These benefits mostly disappeared after that—except for people who started the experiment already engaging in nostalgia regularly. For them, going through the nostalgia program brought them greater life satisfaction and fewer negative emotions up to a month later, possibly because the program was a better fit for them.

A lot of the benefits of happiness may be connected to nostalgia’s effects on social connection and meaning. But it could also be that nostalgia helps us see ourselves in a truer, more authentic light.

Nostalgia puts us in touch with our authentic selves

When thinking nostalgically about our past, we are the prime protagonists in our own life stories. Perhaps because of this, nostalgia helps us to see our lives as continuous and coherent, providing us with a sense of authenticity.

In one study, when primed to feel nostalgic by writing about a time in their past, people saw their past self as an authentic representation of themselves. This, in turn, reduced their focus on meeting the expectations of others versus following their own, intrinsic expectations of themselves. In other words, it helped them be their authentic selves.

The researchers also studied how threats to one’s sense of self might make people engage in more nostalgia. Half of the participants read this text: “Many people feel that they have two sides to themselves. One side is the person that they show to other people; the other side is their true self—that is, the person who they truly are deep down.” Then, they wrote about times in their lives when they’d found it hard to reveal their real selves to others. The other half of the participants wrote about their daily routines and when those routines were disrupted. Then, both groups reported on their positive and negative emotions, as well as feelings of nostalgia.

Findings showed that people who focused on threats to their self-concept experienced more negative emotions, and in turn felt more nostalgic. This suggests that nostalgia helps put us in touch with our “real selves” and protects us against threats to our authenticity.

Perhaps, for this reason, engaging in nostalgia can lead to personal growth. At least one study found that feeling nostalgia made people feel more positively about themselves, which, in turn, made them more open to experiencing new things, expanding their horizons, and being curious—all signs of psychological health.

Nostalgia may help people who feel disillusioned or depressed

Perhaps because of these potential benefits, people tend to engage in nostalgia when they are feeling down, lonely, or disillusioned. Many studies have found that nostalgia seems to protect people from negative mind states, bringing about a kind of emotional homeostasis.

Of course, that doesn’t mean that nostalgia is always good or can’t have a downside. If nostalgia makes us spend too much time thinking about our past, it may prevent us from recognizing the joy in our lives right here and now. And, since we tend to engage in nostalgia when negative things occur, it could become an avoidance strategy that keeps us from dealing with present problems in more effective ways.

Encouraging groups of people to feel nostalgic could also have negative consequences. For example, one study found that nostalgia made people more likely to believe political claims, regardless of their veracity. Inducing nostalgia could be an advertising ploy used to affect consumer behavior, which could lead to poor choices, too.

Still, chances are that nostalgia is more a blessing than a curse and a winning strategy for feeling better about ourselves. It can increase our connection to others, our sense of meaning in our lives, our authenticity, and our happiness. So, why not tune into nostalgia now and then? It may just help you meet the challenges of the moment.

About the Author

Jill Suttie

Jill Suttie, Psy.D., is Greater Good’s former book review editor and now serves as a staff writer and contributing editor for the magazine. She received her doctorate of psychology from the University of San Francisco in 1998 and was a psychologist in private practice before coming to Greater Good.




Success Against All Odds

2021-11-17 Cynthia boulder creek

Thanks to quantum physics, we can see bigger opportunities and better realities than seem physically present in our lives; we can help ensure success against all odds.

Handbags of the Gods

I greatly enjoyed watching the Quantum Businessman’s video discussing how “it’s bigger on the inside,” covered in his video, Gucci of the Gods.  One of the things I most enjoyed about watching the Quantum Businessman’s video about pocket universes is that it brings up some of what Chris Anatra (aka “the Quantum Businessman”) is calling soft disclosure.  This particular soft disclosure has to do with ideas about ancient artwork that shows up in many civilizations around the world–not just in one place.

This artwork indicates that there exist some kind of “handbags of the gods,” or “Gucci of the Gods,” as Chris Anatra puts it.  These mysterious handbags seem to show up everywhere, and both these bags and some watches seem like they might be more than they appear.  They might have something to do with playing with space, time, and reality, such as we see in popular shows such as “Doctor Who.”  Doctor Who’s Tardis device is famously bigger on the inside than the outside, while traversing time and space.

The Quantum Businessman’s “Gucci of the Gods” video also presents some fascinating thoughts of one of the world’s top physicists, Alan Guth.  I’ve mentioned Alan Guth many times, usually in conjunction with a physicist that I’m very fond of, Dr. Yasunori Nomura, who I interviewed in 2014 after meeting him at a premiere of the documentary “Particle Fever” at UC Berkeley.  Alan Guth and Nomura co-authored a paper, but the big deal about Alan Guth is that he is recognized as being one of the top thought leaders having to do with ideas about the Big Bang and the inflationary universe.

How does this tie in with everything about Mandela Effects, reality shifts, and things being bigger on the inside than they are on the outside?  Good question!

Classical Paradigm as Subset of Quantum Paradigm

When we acknowledge that some aspects of quantum physics can never be classical, and that all of quantum physics can be derived from five simple axioms, we find ourselves at the remarkable junction where we can start to envision the Classical, materialist paradigm as a subset and special case of the larger, more universal set of the Quantum paradigm.

If you’re familiar with set theory, then those pictures of circles with some circles intersecting and a Universal set containing all other sets may be familiar.  Basically, what we’re noticing is that Quantum Physics and the Quantum Paradigm may be more like the Universal set, rather than a subset of Classical Physics.  There’s no way we can fit quantum physics inside classical physics, but we can fit classical physics into the quantum paradigm.

Bigger on the Inside

This realization that quantum physics and the quantum paradigm is primary, and classical physics, paradigm and logic is a special case subset inside the larger quantum paradigm immediately reminds me of the notion of things being “bigger on the inside.”

When we look at the idea of pocket universes and bubble realities, we can immediately feel inspired to flip the entire conceptualization that we typically have regarding something small like a pocket or a purse.  We might tend to naturally assume that since quantum physics deals with the realm below the Planck scale having to do with such miniscule things as photons and electrons, it would be a subset and special case within our familiar classical paradigm with its associated classical logic.

As we look more closely at the extraordinary properties of the quantum realm, we see what Alan Guth describes in the “Gucci of the Gods” video by the Quantum Businessman.  Alan Guth talks about the likelihood that our inflationary universe indicates that there are lots and lots of bubble universes.  These bubble universes are out there all over the place, and essentially we are most likely living in a multiverse. This is also what I’ve been writing about in my books, Reality Shifts and Quantum Jumps, and this is a huge idea for each of us to contemplate in our everyday lives.

Why it Matters

You might well be wondering how any of this has anything to do with you, which is an excellent question.  One of the main reasons this is of such great importance is that very often, when we think of classical physics and material realism, most of our mainstream educational systems emphasize that such a materialist view is foremost, primary, and dominant.

People who consciously or unconsciously go along with this worldview can easily become confused, depressed, or just feel stuck or trapped by circumstances. We might feel that we are looking at all the facts that are right in front of us.  We might feel we are facing an indisputable, unchangeable situation. Yet nothing could be further from the truth.

When we realize that the quantum paradigm is dominant, then we are better aligned with what has been taught in spiritual faiths and traditions, including the perennial philosophies.  These perennial philosophies of love, kindness, compassion, and having faith that even when things seem extremely difficult, you can actually witness miracles.  And these miracles might come in the form of things that you need, and maybe you don’t notice that it’s happening.  You might think, “Well, I needed that.  It’s just some coincidence.”

After considering these ideas from quantum physics, we can begin to take a closer look, with a sense of wonder, reverence and awe that maybe we always get what we need.  And those times when we notice we’re not seeming to get what we are intending, perhaps what’s really blocking us is that our heart is not in it, or we’re not keeping our eyes open to the fact that in some ways what we’re dreaming of and wishing for is already here.

Success Against All Odds

The key idea we can get from this insight that reality is “bigger on the inside,” thanks to quantum physics, is to not be emotionally triggered by situations.  We can look inside every situation, to discover what is happening right now that we can be grateful for.  And to recognize that we don’t need to trust the depressing aspects of what looks like physical truth–because a lot of historical facts change.  They can change in ways that lots of us are noticing together, which is what we call the Mandela Effect.  They can also change specifically just for us, which would be a reality shift.  And if we observe a change that we  were intending, they can shift as quantum jumps.

These big ideas are brought to you from the seemingly tiny world of quantum physics, which is “bigger on the inside,” helping to ensure the possibility of success against all odds.

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REFERENCES:

Hardy, L. Quantum Theory From Five Reasonable Axioms. No. quantph/0101012. 2001.
Jennings, David, and Matthew Leifer. “No Return to Classical Reality.” arXiv preprint arXiv:1501.03202 (2015).
Larson, Cynthia Sue. “Primacy of quantum logic in the natural world.” Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 11, no. 2 (2015): 326-340.
http://realityshifters.com/media/Larson2015PrimacyQuantumLogic.pdf
Larson, Cynthia.  Quantum Jumps:  An Extraordinary Science of Happiness and Prosperity.  2013.
Pusey, Matthew F., Jonathan Barrett, and Terry Rudolph. “On the reality of the quantum state.” Nature Physics 8.6 (2012): 475-478.
Spekkens, Robert W. “Evidence for the epistemic view of quantum states: A toy theory.” Physical Review A 75.3 (2007): 032110.

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QuantumJumps300x150adCynthia Sue Larson is the best-selling author of six books, including Quantum Jumps.  Cynthia has a degree in physics from UC Berkeley, an MBA degree, a Doctor of Divinity, and a second degree black belt in Kuk Sool Won. Cynthia is the founder of RealityShifters, and is president of the International Mandela Effect Conference. Cynthia hosts “Living the Quantum Dream” on the DreamVisions7 radio network, and has been featured in numerous shows including Gaia, the History Channel, Coast to Coast AM, One World with Deepak Chopra, and BBC. Cynthia reminds us to ask in every situation, “How good can it get?” Subscribe to her free monthly ezine at:
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Simply BE in Gratitude (Take a Bold Step In Your Conscious Evolution!)

I’m going to make today’s blog short and sweet. Pretty nifty for a writer who’s so long-winded, right?

I hope I can convey this ‘new theory’ through the written word — I thought of videoing an interpretive dance for you but that would probably be more confusing. So here it goes…

I’ve discovered a new level to gratitude.

“I feel like this new ‘being grateful for no particular reason’ is a bold step in my conscious evolution. It’s the anticipation of great things to come instead of the worry about what might go wrong (which actually brings that into being).”

I’ve been practicing gratitude whenever I can and even in the most strange circumstances. Take for instance my recent loss of income streams from all different avenues — normally this would have freaked the old Cherie out completely but the new Cherie is simply loving it!

Okay, how can I love having money and security taken away from me?

Easy.

New Adventures, New Directions

I’ve assigned my life with new meaning. You know how life is meaningless (as in neutral until you assign it either positive or negative meaning)? Well, I’ve decided and really FELT like the Universe is redirecting me big time and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

I was actually getting quite bored with the Ground Hog day my life was becoming, so, this breath of fresh new adventurous air is a God send (he he…literally).

I won’t lie, I’m still in the throes of the transition but I’m injecting fricking gratitude into every moment. I can’t wait to see what’s coming and I can just feel it’s going to be awesome.

I am already starting to experience the new opportunities and contacts coming in and — from my vantage point — I’m super excited.

I feel like this new ‘being grateful for no particular reason’ is a bold step in my conscious evolution. It’s the anticipation of great things to come instead of the worry about what might go wrong (which actually brings that into being).

I’m starting a whole new way of thinking and using gratitude to boost it. I hope you join me on this journey. So, even when things look pretty shitty — try to see the Universe offering you something even better, more exciting and tailor-made to suit your soul.

Read related articles: GRATITUDE: A Vital Catalyst to Bring Positive Change into Your Life; How to Realign with Innate Gratitude and Are You Expecting Good Things to Happen? Why You Should…

Cherie Roe Dirksen is a self-empowerment author, multi-media artist and musician from South Africa.

To date, she has published 3 self-help and motivational books and brings out weekly inspirational blogs at her site www.cherieroedirksen.com. Get stuck into finding your passion, purpose and joy by downloading some of those books gratis when you click HERE.

Her ambition is to help you to connect with your innate gift of creativity and living the life you came here to experience by taking responsibility for your actions and becoming the co-creator of your reality. You can follow Cherie on Facebook (The Art of Empowerment — for article updates). She has an official art Facebook page (Cherie Roe Dirksen – for new art updates). You can also check out her Facebook band page at Templeton Universe.




Enter the Limitless Field for Profound GRATITUDE with Sri Krishnaji

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Watch this transformational video with Sri Krishnaji (starting at 24:15) to enter the Limitless Field and receive immense blessings for your heart to awaken with gratitude: gratitude for family members, and for people who you work with. Entering the limitless field is entering the field of the Divine.




How Sacred Words Can Rewire Our Brain

By Linda Summer

Take a break from cyberspace, head into nature, connect with the living soil and immerse yourself in Gregg Braden’s latest & possibly the greatest book, The Wisdom Codes. Weather permitting, of course.

“These timeless codes are designed to bring us the greatest strength and the deepest healing, in the quickest way possible.” Gregg Braden.

In his “easy-to-read, quick-access, modern-day manual”, Braden guides us on a timely, mystical pilgrimage to an ancient world of “trusted words”; intuitively encoded healing word patterns that can literally rewire our brain and heal our heart. He teaches us that we can become masters of our destiny by consciously applying sacred words of the past to our present challenges because we are no longer victims or defined by our circumstances.

Writes Braden: “For over 5000 years, our most ancient and cherished spiritual traditions have recognized the relationship between the words we use and the way our brains function. They relied on specific word patterns that they would recite — prayers, mantras, hymns and chants — to provide them with inspiration, safety, comfort and healing when they were faced with the inevitable challenges of everyday life. And although ancient indigenous people were not scientists by today’s standards, they understood the effect of the word codes full well.”

Braden’s intensive research resulted in a core group of deftly decoded wisdom codes and concise instructions about how to apply them to our lives, especially in times of need. Put simply, the words are wisdom codes:

“In their presence, we are changed. When we speak words either out loud or silently to ourselves, something shifts within us and that something is where the power of words, chemistry and neurons converge in a beautiful way.”

Sacred Word-Brain Relationship Origins

As a lifelong lover of fine language, but reasonably new to the captivating art of linguistics, Braden continued to spark my interest, especially his reference to the renowned American Linguist Benjamin Lee Whorf who discovered the Northern American Hopi people’s unique structure and “paradigm-altering use of language”. Having traveled to this ancient land in 2018, I appreciated the deeper insight into why ‘Hopi’ translates into ‘good; wise; knowing’.

Whorf discovered our word-brain relationship by a happy accident in 1937-38 when he unexpectedly instructed a graduate level Native American linguistics class. This enabled him to recognize “a previously overlooked nuance” whereby the Hopi people used words to describe the present moment, but not to directly describe the past or future.

For example, when the Hopi refer to lightning, they describe the experience as lightning-ing, indicating that lightning is a state of being; or the wave is waving. Whorf believed that these word structures were responsible for the harmonious way of the Hopi and their relationship with the cosmos.

Recent enlightening studies have confirmed Whorf’s theory that “Words of our everyday language directly influence the way our brain “wires” itself when it comes to how we think and even what we are capable of thinking about.”

This discovery naturally sent shock waves through the scientific community but also inspired ongoing biological and neuroscientific studies about the structure of language. Hence, the recent confirmation of his word-brain theory.

“A single word has the power to influence the expression of genes that regulate physical and emotional stress.” Andrew Newberg, M.D., Neuroscientist, and Mark Robert Waldman.

Empowering Prayer Through Words

Of equal interest was Braden’s recollection of a pilgrimage with 40 invited guests to an ancient Tibetan monastery in the Himalayas — one of the most remote, sacred places of knowledge remaining today. When they met with the abbot of the monastery, “on a cold stone floor in a windowless chapel,” Braden asked: “When we see your prayers, what are you doing in your body? When we see you tone and chant mantras for fourteen to sixteen hours a day on the outside, what is happening to you on the inside?”

The abbot’s (condensed) translated reply reflected the discoveries that had been reported in recent journals:

“You have never seen our prayers because a prayer cannot be seen. What you have seen is what we do to create the feeling in our bodies. The feeling is the prayer and the words create the feeling.”

Upon hearing the abbot’s response, Braden immediately recognized that the words of ancient chants were catalysts that elicit the feelings that change the body of the person that offers them. He refers to early translations of the biblical book of John (chapter 16, verse 24) where “we are instructed to empower our prayers through words that invite us to be surrounded by the feeling that our prayer is already answered. Ask without hidden motive and be surrounded by your answer. Be enveloped by what you desire so that your joy may be full.”

Braden then offers a succinct summary: “Here we see that it’s the words that ignite the emotion that empowers our prayers as the cascade of events that follow. When we allow ourselves to fully embrace what our spoken words mean on the deepest possible level of awareness, they trigger the neurological and biological responses that reflect the intent of the codes.”

To say that “the implications of the word-life relationship are profound” is almost an understatement. Note to self: Given that words we choose appear to form the framework for the unity or separation that we consequently experience, ensure that I refocus on practicing the art of living consciously and choosing my words with care. Always.

Wisdom Codes Reflect Common Life Issues

The main body of the Wisdom Codes book is divided into 7 sections, featuring 17 individual codes that reflect some of our most commonly faced issues in life: Protection, Fear, Loss, Strength and Love. Braden also includes two bonus Power Codes and two concluding parables.

Some origins of the carefully selected codes include the ancient Sanskrit Vedas, the Mahabharata, the teachings of the Buddha, “lost” texts of the Judeo-Christian Bible and sacred mysteries of indigenous traditions. Having had a liberated upbringing that bypassed all forms of religious indoctrination, and allowed me the freedom to find my own spiritual way and explore religion in my own time, I have found this book to be as beneficial as Braden intended it to be — if not more.

Wisdom Code 3 – The Lord’s Prayer

Without giving away too much away about the actual Wisdom Codes, I will finish with some intriguing passages about the widely debated origins of one of the Protection Codes: Wisdom Code 3 – The Lord’s Prayer. I found these revelations to be of particular interest because of my recent studies into the occult origins of church, religion, and government. (Note that Braden chose the English translation closest to the original words of Jesus’s time as possible, prepared by George in Lamsa in the early 20th century):

“The controversy about its origins stems from the fact that the Lord’s Prayer is not recorded in what’s considered to be one of the most reliable records of historic events that occurred in Jesus’s day: the Book of Mark. The question is why it would be noted in the books of Matthew and Luke, yet would be curiously absent in Mark? The answer has emerged with the discovery of a hidden, yet revered, biblical gospel discovered only recently, in the late 20th century: the Lost Gospel of Quelle. Quelle means “source” in German. Scholars typically shorten the name to the Gospel Q or simply Q.”

Braden further explains that the Gospel Q did not appear suddenly like the “lost” Gospel of Thomas or the Dead Sea Scrolls:

“In fact, it does not exist today as a stand-alone text. Rather, this “lost” gospel emerged slowly over a period, emerging from within the paragraphs and pages of already existing texts. It was only through the meticulous and scholarly work of text comparison among various translations of different gospels that Gospel Q was eventually recognized by 20th-century biblical scholars.

I’m describing Gospel Q here because it holds the key to the protective power of Wisdom Code 3.”

Wherever ‘Q’ goes, controversy follows, it seems. This revelation naturally reminded me of the alleged birth of the contentious ‘Q’ movement, thought to be a covert military alliance that was created following the ruthless assassination of President John F Kennedy.

In closing, The Wisdom Codes is a truly unique, compelling, and reassuring reference book that has earned a place in my highly competitive ‘beloved favorites stash’ which is always within arm’s reach. Just the tonic for these profoundly transformational times on earth and a vital addition to my spiritual resilience kit.

For anyone that has not yet discovered the exceptional work of Gregg Braden, he is a science-meets-spirit pioneer, scientist, lecturer, inspirational thought leader, and five-time New York Times bestselling author.

Learn about the power of The Wisdom Codes and much more in this awesome video by Gregg Braden:




5 Ways the Mind-Blowing Power of Gratitude Makes Your Life Better

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The more gratefully we fix our minds on the Supreme when good things come to us, the more good things we will receive.” – Wallace Wattles

1) Gratitude Connects You With the Divine

Gratitude is one of the most powerful forces in the universe. Gratitude actually connects us with the creative power of the Source. Wallace Wattles, in his book, “The Science of Getting Rich” (it’s one of the greatest self-help books ever written – you can get it here for free along with 21 other transformational books) said this about gratitude:

“You cannot exercise much power without gratitude because it is gratitude that keeps you connected with power. The creative power within us makes us into the image of that to which we give our attention. The grateful mind is constantly fixed upon the best, therefore it will receive the best.”

2) Gratitude Brings More Good Things to You

Gratitude is so vitally important, Wattles said it is a predictable and repeatable law of the universe:

“There is a law of gratitude, and if you are to get the results you seek, it is absolutely necessary that you should observe this law.”

Wattles goes on to say:

“The law of gratitude is the natural principle that action and reaction are always equal and in opposite directions.”

In other words, when you live in gratitude, you are given more to be grateful for:

“Gratitude will lead your mind out along the ways by which things come.”

3) Gratitude Makes You Happier

Research has shown that we can actively choose to practice gratitude, and in so doing our happiness increases. In this 2003 study, researchers randomly assigned one group of study participants to keep a short weekly list of the things they were grateful for, while having two other groups list negative or neutral events. Ten weeks later, the first group was significantly happier than the others.

Other studies have shown the same pattern and have come to the same conclusion. If you want to be happy, choose to be thankful. It’s that simple.

4) Gratitude Makes the People Around You Happier

In addition to increasing our own happiness, choosing gratitude can also bring out the best in those around us according to this 2011 study. Think of gratitude as contagious, and try to spread it around as much as you can.

Think about how you feel when you’re around a really grateful person. It’s uplifting, isn’t it?

5. Gratitude Makes People Like Us

Gratitude makes us nicer, more trusting, more social, and more appreciative. As a result, it helps us make more friends, deepen our existing relationships, and even improve our marriage. (See: Why Gratitude Enhances Well-Being: What We Need to Know)

Cultivate Your Gratitude by Keeping a Gratitude Journal

One of the best ways you can increase your gratitude is by keeping a journal of the things for which you are grateful. Grab a notebook, and at the end of each day, write down at least 10 things you feel grateful for over the last 24 hours.

When you do so, be sure to connect to the heart-felt feelings of gratitude. Really engage your emotions in this process.

Be sure to include at least a few things you are grateful to YOURSELF for: how you’ve handled your day, positive actions taken, things you’ve done to care for yourself like exercise and healthy eating, kindness towards others, etc.

By doing so, you will not only be happier, you will attract more in your life to happy about. It’s a wonderful, circular process.

MUST SEE: Watch This Stunningly Beautiful TED Talk by Louie Schwartzberg on Gratitude


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Be Grateful for Life Itself

It’s not too difficult to give thanks for the blessings in our lives.  In the song Hallelujah, songwriter Leonard Cohen takes thankfulness to another level, suggesting that we should be grateful not only for our blessings, but for ALL of our experiences in life (good, bad, happy, and sad). Read more (and watch 4 breathtaking renditions of Hallelujah): Why Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” Is The Ultimate Thanksgiving Song (You’ll Be Amazed By Its Meaning!)

I am incredibly thankful for you visiting CLN and reading especially for reading this article. Please share with friends and family.

Ross Pittman
CLN Editor




Breathe In & Out NEW Solar Light Codes to Augment the Lunar Eclipse Frequencies on Nov 18-19 | Patricia Cota Robles

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Patricia Cota Robles shares a transformative prayer for each of the 12 solar aspects of deity to augment the powerful lunar eclipse frequencies occurring on Nov 18-19, 2021. The activity of light that is present during this time will assist us to in-breathe the highest possible frequencies and then project that light on our out-breath through the bridge to freedom.

According to NASA, for people on the U.S. East Coast, the partial eclipse begins a little after 2 in the morning on Nov 19, reaching its maximum at 4 am—that’s when you’ll really want to be watching the moon. For those on the West Coast, the partial eclipse begins at 11 pm on Nov 18, with a maximum at 1 am.

PARTIAL TRANSCRIPT

Hi, precious heart. Thank you for joining us for our weekly Vlog. On November 19th, we will be blessed with a full moon. partial lunar eclipse. And on December 3rd, we will be blessed with a new moon, total solar eclipse. The company of Heaven has revealed that with the integration of every person’s I AM presence, the full restoration of our threefold heart flame, and the presence of Unity Consciousness now secured in our heart, we will be able to receive higher frequencies of the twelve, fifth-dimensional crystalline solar aspects of deity during this powerful Eclipse series than ever before.

This is an important step in raising awakening humanity to a frequency of vibration that will help us to perceive on a conscious level the resplendent patterns of perfection contained in the new contingency plan for Mother Earth’s ascension process.

These patterns are flowing into the mental and emotional strata from the fifth-dimensional record keeper crystals recently placed in Earth’s crystal grid system by the mighty Elohim.

The company of Heaven has given us an activity of light that will assist us to in-breathe the highest possible frequencies of the 12 solar aspects of deity from the heart of our Father-Mother God. And then project that light on our out-breath through the bridge to FREEDOM, which is a tremendous pillar of light that connects Heaven and Earth. This sacred fire will then expand through Mother Earth’s planetary grid of comprehensive Divine love to bless every particle and wave of life on Earth. If you have the heart call to participate in this essential facet of the present unfolding divine plan, please join with me now. And we begin.

I am my I Am presence and I am one with the I Am presence of every man, woman, and child on Earth.

Collectively, humanity’s I Am presence’s now merges into one luminous being of light. It is cradling Mother Earth and all life evolving upon her within the divinity of our unified heart-flame.

Humanity, the elemental kingdom, and Mother Earth are now breathing in unison with me as one elevated, holy breath.

I accept and know that the light of God is exponentially expanding within the hearts and minds of all Humanity during this powerful Eclipse series. Mother Earth and all life evolving upon her, our daily ascending into new, celestial and cosmic coordinates, Earth’s adjusted position in the universe is allowing all life on Earth to daily receive higher and higher solar light codes through the portals of the Sun’s in-Earth’s lineage.

This includes the solar light codes flowing through the portals of our physical Sun, Helios, and Vesta, our Central Sun, Alpha and Omega, our great Central Eloweh and Elowah, and our great, great Central Sun, El and Allah.

Beloved Father-Mother God, beloved solar logos, and beloved Elohim, I ask that you now breathe the new solar light codes for the 12 fifth-dimensional, crystalline solar aspects of deity through the 12-pointed, crown of the Elohim above the Earth, the 12-pointed crown of the Elohim on the brow of Humanity’s Collective I Am presence, and the 12-pointed crown of the Elohim on the brow of every person’s individual I AM presence.

On the holy breath, expand this Divine Light through every person’s fifth dimensional, crystalline solar spine, our 12 fifth-dimensional, solar chakras, our Acupuncture meridians, and our Acupuncture points. As this occurs, simultaneously expand these news solar light codes through Mother Earth’s planetary grid of comprehensive Divine love.

Now, I inhale and exhale deeply as we begin.

I am in-breathing the new solar light codes for the sapphire blue, first solar aspect of deity, and the Divine qualities of God’s will, power, protection, illumined faith, and God’s first cause of perfection. On my out-breath, this sapphire blue, solar light blazes through the bridge to freedom, that unifies heaven and Earth, transforming this bridge into a pillar of blue light that blesses every particle and wave of life on Earth as it expands through Mother Earth’s planetary grid of comprehensive, Divine love.

I am now in-breathing the new solar light codes for the yellow-gold, second solar aspect of deity, and the Divine qualities of unity consciousness, and enlightenment. On my out-breath, this yellow-gold solar light blazes through the bridge to freedom, transforming it into a pillar of yellow-gold light that blesses every particle and wave of life on Earth.

I am now in-breathing the new solar light codes for the pink, third solar aspect of deity, and the Divine qualities of God’s comprehensive Divine love, oneness, and reverence for all life. On my out-breath, this pink solar light blazes through the bridge to Freedom, transforming it into a pillar of pink light that blesses every particle and wave of life on Earth….

(Patricia continues with the remaining nine solar aspects of deity.)




5 Ways to Live a Good Life

In the beginning…sometimes there is no choice.  We are born for instance, seemingly there is no choice there, in the physical sense.  Yet, how we end something is entirely our choice.  

The way we end something is also how we live our life. The ending is part of the flow or the conflict, it’s our choice. Do we wish to struggle, resist or get upset?  Make a decision on what is important, develop what is useful, and determine to have a good ending.

How to Develop a Good Ending and Live a Good Life in the Meantime

1. Set an intention for peace. Relax. Breathe. Be.   

2. Be observant. Witness what is going on around you or in a current situation or relationship.  Make room for things to be ok, without strife, conflict. How? Let go of feeling you have to be in control of the situation. Don’t get caught up in results. Allow your expectations to be open-ended. Keep them in an open hand. Agree with another as much as you can with another, otherwise, show polite disinterest or just nod your head. 

3. Go opposite of the crowd. Instead of following or listening to the masses telling what you must think, do or be.  Listen to your heart. If you can’t discern with your heart, then set an intention to develop it. Remember, the heart is not only a muscle that pumps blood, it is a communicator of inner knowing and wisdom. Your heart has much to offer: get quiet and learn. Ask, what do I need to know right now?  Get quiet and listen. As an adult, you can choose what to think about, how to use your time wisely. Train your brain!  Listen to your heart.

4. Embrace synchronicities and serendipities. If something pops up that is convenient, use it, otherwise embrace the ‘walk’.  The walk is your life, activities and all that goes on around you. When you develop your heart and live with higher intelligence, then synchronicities come more often. Or do they?  Possibly you are in tune, now recognize and utilize them.  As these synchornicites happen be grateful, when they don’t enjoy the process. The process will often take you where you need to be. This is living a serendipitous life. Serendipity is finding something you needed while doing another thing. As you live serendipitously, it is almost like being part of a game.

5. Live so you never have to say you are sorry.  In other words, don’t be a jerk. Be kind, be patient and gracious. Grace is a gift. It is a good attitude, a gesture of love, good intentions and is given even when the recipient is, in your estimation, undeserving.   

Remember, how you live your life is up to you. Make good choices and live well. Love, Julia

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 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.