The “As-If” Approach to Authentic Manifesting

Podcast #98: Law of Attraction: Is Fear of Criticism Messing with Your Manifesting? - Life Made to OrderAnyone in the Spiritual Community has most likely heard the term, “ascension” a time or two. It is apparently the universal (no pun intended) term for the overall process that humanity is undergoing via this massive wave or shift in consciousness. But what never felt quite right to me with this was the feeling that I think so many of us can relate to; not feeling good enough right now, right here.

And ascension literally encourages a climb, a rise. And while it reflects the raising of one’s frequency that occurs naturally the more wisdom that one acquires and thus also amplitude one can hold when you are attempting to already reach for a goal, it seems to only add to the pressure, and I honestly think that subconsciously holds so many of us back before we even get started.

I like to think of personal growth as more of a linear progression. A space that already exists that you simply step into. This is quite similar to how I approach manifesting in that I use the visualization techniques of living “as-if” you already have that which you desire. In this case, it’s the same thing, but rather instead of this being a calling on the Universe, this is could be considered an answer to a calling from the Universe.

You can do this in a number of ways such as paying attention to all of those synchronicities appearing in your life as symbols and omens and little signs pointing the way to some pretty awesome stuff trying to make it’s way to you.

So often we curse the Universe, Source, God…(whichever label is most comfortable for you) for not delivering our wishes, answering our prayers…etc. but if we really step back and think about it, we are always given exactly what we BELEIVE. We can put out that we want this or that, but if we have a limited belief on what this or that looks like or are very limited on how we will allow it to come to us, then we are literally closing off ways for the Universe to deliver it to us. 👄How to Discover your Authentic Voice... - Manifestation Magic

It would be like placing an order and then calling UPS and being like, “Yeah I know I ordered it, but I’ll only accept it from a man named Brad and he’s gotta bring it on a Tuesday at 3:47 pm wrapped in an orange bow or else forget it.” It makes it nearly impossible to meet your demands. So, manifesting can ONLY work when we put it out there, let it go lovingly and excitedly, and trust it will come back on the best way, at the best time, and in the best form for our highest good.

So, rather than having all of the lag, pressure, and oh-so-lovely self-loathing, guilt, etc. that often accompanies those times you either don’t meet your milestones, catch yourself procrastinating, encounter anxiety or depression, or manifest another pain/illness that distracts you from your purpose path, etc. we can get out of feeling like it’s always an uphill climb and so much work and begin to just realize that there’s nothing to do per se, but there’s simply so much to remember and realize.

And this is stepping into what I call your authentic integrity. Two more hot words in this community that have very key meanings and when coined together, I feel that it bring a new facet to what it means to be true to yourself. When most of us think of integrity, we usually consider what it is that people do for others that would determine them virtuous or not. But this also includes that which we do for ourselves because one of the most precious lessons I’ve ever learned is that if you never learn to show up for yourself, love yourself, and take care of yourself, you simply cannot be fully present in that way for anyone else. At least not authentically. 🙂


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

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Quantum Observations: Keeping Schrodinger’s Cat Alive (VIDEO)

Most of us might not be able to write out Schrodinger’s equation, but many of us have at least heard of Schrodinger’s Cat. With the familiarity of this unfortunate feline, one must also be aware of the fact that anything truly IS possible; just as Quantum Mechanics shows us by demonstrating this cat can exist in multiple states simultaneously.. i.e. dead or alive.

If you are not familiar with Schrodinger’s Cat, it’s a thought experiment (that was thankfully just that and was never actually carried out), in which a cat is placed inside a box with a piece of radioactive material that may or may not decay and kill the cat within the hour. Now, after the hour passes we want to know the state of the cat. Common sense tells us there’s a 50/50 chance that the cat is either dead or alive, but in Quantum Mechanics, until we open the box and collapse the wave function by observing the cat, the cat exists in BOTH states simultaneously!

And down the rabbit hole, we go…

This may sound like some whacky fairytale, but as the following video points out, Schrodinger’s Cat is quite real, and the “superposition state” (simultaneous existence) is what allows the computers we use every day to exist!

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The Schrodinger’s Cat thought experiment is an excellent reminder of how “energy flows where attention goes” and that if things go unlooked at in your life, they may remain in a constant state of flux or always feel unfinished and incomplete.

But just as atoms can exist as a wave and a particle at the same time, know that while you are part of this dualistic realm, you are not ruled by it and can collapse the wave by making a choice and choosing to look at things in your life. When we observe the areas we most avoid, we clear the weeds and allow room for fresh vegetation to bloom. We create space and expansion for new possibilities and growth.

Perhaps the greatest lesson that fabled feline born in the mind of a brilliant Austrian physicist can teach us is this…to remember that there IS no box, to begin with.


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

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

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

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

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

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

Would you say I’m crazy if I said I think it’s possible that both could be right some of the time? Lol, I’ll call my new theory, “Awesome Chaos”. Has a nice ring to it, no? 🙂


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

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Good Vibrations – A Journey Through Transpersonal Density

Image result for law of oneIf you’re reading this right now, then chances are good that you’ve heard of The Law of One, otherwise known as The Ra Material, channeled by Carla L. Rueckert between 1982 and 1998.

But if you haven’t (and I’ve only dabbled myself), it is a collection of books which according to Wikipedia were ”…purportedly authored by a non-human entity named Ra…who is described as an entity composed of an entire civilization of extraterrestrial beings that are fused into one unified consciousness.”

As with most topics of this genre, I’ve heard many different opinions on the Ra Material ranging from it’s not to be trusted, to those who swear by the information it provides about who we are as human beings, why we are here on Earth, etc. And again with most topics of this genre, I find my happy ass square in the middle; cautious, yet absolutely resonating with and flabbergasted by a lot of what I’ve read and seen so far.

I first heard of channeling via the book, Bringers of the Dawn by Barbara Marciniak, although my interest in ETs and UFOs goes as far back as I can remember. When it comes to channeling information from other worlds, dimensions, densities, etc.,…while it’s a topic I’ve studied since I was a teenager, it’s one I tend to approach with my eyes wide open. But that doesn’t mean I’m closed and constricted as I try to keep a very open mind. And what I’ve come to learn is that any authentic source or information does not provide you with specific dates for major events because timelines and thus the future can always be altered.

Also, the simplest way to know if the information you are being fed is the truth is how it makes you FEEL. So from channeled information, I always take what resonates and what works for me and leave what doesn’t. And I think that is perhaps my favorite part of what I’ve experienced thus far of the Ra Material is that it assumes the same position. Let’s just say you won’t have them knocking on your door trying to share their word anytime soon. And they don’t have to force it onto others, because it appears as if it only reaches those meant to know of it.

So, if you haven’t heard of it up until now, then there’s a reason it’s making an appearance in your life and while I’m not a superstitious person, I never reject signs, symbols, patterns or synchronicities as these are the guideposts the Universe uses for your consciousness. And if you’re paying attention, it sometimes becomes as easy, seamless and natural as breathing to let the Universe lead the way…

Up until today, I hadn’t noticed that I had been stuck on someone else’s opinion I had heard like 3 years ago about these books and it’s not like me to not follow-up on things and check them out for myself. So, when they fell into my Facebook feed today, I spent a good portion of the morning, diving in and watching a video interview with the channel, Charla.

I gotta say I am glad I did because the way she explains dimensions/densities just resonated like nothing else for me…

1D = The Elements

2D = Anything basically that can reach for the light such as animals and plants

3D = That’s us, anything with a Soul

4D = Love

5D = Wisdom

6D = Unity (the union of love and wisdom), where RA is purportedly channeled from

7D = Density of Forgetting (returning to Source starts)

8D = What I understood to be a density of “in-between” right before full integration back into Source, but if someone can explain this better let me know

9D = Source Consciousness

I will leave with another useful insight into why it’s also good to be cautious when dealing with channeled information or when channeling yourself. Always come from the heart because as soon as ego comes into play, and you begin to “demand” answers, your connection will drop down to a lower vibrational entity, who can easily pick up and say it is the same entity who dropped your call, and go onto to give you the information your asking for. It might feed your ego, make you feel good and allow you to provide dates, but this is the type of thing you need to watch out for, both as a receiver of info from channel and channelers themselves.

So always set your intention on whom you wish to communicate and that it be done with love and for your highest good. That way, you know what you are working with. And always remember that a true, loving connection will not always give you all the information and answers you seek, but as long as your heart is open, you will feel what the right questions are and they will keep providing you with information. As long as there is a reciprocity of respect, it works. Bring in the ego, and the connection gets bad. Keep the lines open…as well as your hearts. <3

Have a great weekend everyone!

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

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Naughty By Nature? A Closer Look at the Human Condition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shakespeare Human Condition Quotes - Segerios.comAnd this is why it is so important to watch your thoughts with care and to check often your own belief systems to ensure they are truly your own at the core-root. We receive so many imprints and core beliefs as children that are from other people such as our parents, teachers, friends, etc. that stay with us well into adulthood. Some of these beliefs are often the cause of recurring issues in our lives and we never see the connections until we go back and look over certain events in our childhoods to see when and why these beliefs were formed.

Then and only then, can we realize that we are not damaged, we are not broken, that nothing is wrong with us. We can finally know that just like everyone else, we have shadows that just need a little light. And once we take the time to heal and integrate our shadows (with loving acceptance, not as something we need to get rid of), we are free of the weight of carrying around the energy of other people’s belief systems.

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


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

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Bend Don’t Break: Revelations of Our Reality & Reflections

T. Harv Eker Quote: “Your outer world is a reflection of your ...I am always flabbergasted by how easily we end up in the same place. And by that I mean, we can literally watch the days go by, our lives changing, our creations and manifestations coming to life, but at the same time, there’s a point you never quite notice that you somehow lose a bit of gratitude for it all. Things that once excited you may now be dull or boring. We may feel “stuck in a rut” or simply so embedded within a routine that we fail to notice we have somehow tuned out and turned on auto-pilot.

And then, when you least expect it, life will always remind you why you always have something to be grateful for in each and every moment, and the second you stop noticing, that is the moment you turn away from who you really are. It’s almost as if you looked into a puddle and choose to live in the reflection rather than look away and come back to reality…Stuck in a sense of comfort with the reflection, waiting to see what it does next. We become temporarily unaware that we ARE the reflection and thus control the exact thing we see and are locked in a gaze with.

When things are going well for us, life can seem easy. We have great things to say, we feel good, our confidence might be high, etc. and while all of these things are of course affected heavily by many different variables as we are all different in habit and choices we make, overall when something “shitty” happens to any of us in the midst of all this goodness, it can honestly feel as if your entire world is crumbling down. And ultimately it becomes the foundation of our focus.

So, why IS it that life can’t be all smiles and rainbows? Believe it or not, this is actually a good thing. As I mentioned, it brings us back from the rippled reflection that can often desensitize us the little things and the immense significance they actually have in creating a real presence in our lives. When we forget to intentionally manifest and instead play a passive role in our lives, life tends to happen to us. However, when we are creating willfully from a place of love and connectedness, our inner world creates our outer world.

In other words, we knowingly create the reflection, but never lose the conscious awareness that it is none other than ourselves we are seeing reflected in our own creations and manifestations.

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I know for me personally, the Universe always has its way of getting my attention and letting me know a big change is coming. First I feel it in my gut, then it seems as if everyone around me has literally lost their marbles or are different people. I simply cannot relate to them as I was once able to before. There has been a literal shift and I can feel myself moving onto something else.

This is not to say that the world has literally lost its marbles, however, my conscious perception of this awkward shift is what allows me to receive this notice from the Universe. This energy and being sensitive to its arrival while not necessarily knowing WHAT changes are coming is often terrifying, but hey we learn to ride the waves or end up staring at those rippled reflections for the rest of our lives. LOL

I’ve come to trust that whenever a change like this occurs, no matter how big, scary and life-altering it might be, no matter how many questions it might bring up or potential anxiety attacks it could trigger, I do my best to keep my cool through meditation and yoga/pranic breathing practices. But ultimately, at the end of the day what keeps peace in my heart is the trust I have in the Universe and in love itself. As long as I never mentally sever my soul connection to Source, nor let the noise of the world try to tell me who I am…I remain and infinite part of it and can manifest consciously with directive intent.

And one the intention is released to the ethers, we don’t necessarily need to make things happen so much as we do to trust and allow things to happen…

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For each and every time a huge, terrifying change has brought an end to one thing in my life, there has always been a much more awesome thing to fill its place showing up not too long afterward. And the stronger my trust and the less my worry, the quicker it seems to arrive.

Now, I’m not saying being naive and sit on your ass and expect that new job, soulmate, good health, etc. to just show up and literally knock on your door (but hey, it could happen!), rather I am saying to know in the deepest core of your heart that you deserve happiness and love in your life and that we are all supported on such levels that are beyond our comprehension sometimes.

And when we can find it within ourselves to simply surrender and let go, we find that we are much stronger than we think and that which we thought would break us, merely bends and shapes us into a better version of who we once were.

The ultimate transformative revelation/reflection of reality… 😉


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

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Empathic Expectations and How to Let Them Go

How To Know If You Are An Empath. em·path noun — a person with the ...This week I wanted to write about a topic near and dear to my heart; empathy. It goes without saying that feelings of empathy are what connect the hearts of humanity and are the ties that bind us all throughout the cosmos and across all of time and space. It is what allows us to literally step into the shoes of another and experience their perspective, their view, and even sometimes their thoughts, energy, and feelings as intensely and as vividly as they do themselves.

Most of us are born with an innate sense of empathy and if we see someone or something in pain, we get a tingle in our gut that makes us want to reach out and console or help them. We feel deep down that connection I mentioned earlier, even if we cannot on the surface of our consciousness fully understand why or where these feelings are coming from.

In today’s society, sadly many of us are unaware of the magnificent details of this connection and most are certainly not taught about it in school or from our parents. But some of us, those we call Emotional or Intuitive Empaths, are born with such capabilities that they without effort absorb and pick up on the energies, thoughts, and feelings of those around them and therefore are forced to explore this extra-sensory avenue of our physical capabilities. I, to my blessing and also to my demise, am one of these people.

I haven’t shared this truth about myself with many people as I was growing up as even at the age of 3 I knew I was different and felt like an outcast. I knew things adults around me didn’t and frankly, I found out the hard way that most adults do not appreciate being corrected, especially by a child. I got kicked out of Sunday school for asking too many questions about God that couldn’t be answered and often was asked to leave classrooms for the same reason.

I just couldn’t turn off this endless sense of curiosity and wonderment in my brain about the world around me, and with the constant bombardment of emotions, feelings, thoughts, and energy that was not merely of my own creation, but of those around me, I was always stimulated, energetically triggered, pushed and pulled emotionally and for a kid not knowing what the hell is happening, it can be quite confusing.

Universities even studied my abilities as a child, but for me personally, it was up to me to find out the answers about who I was, what these gifts were, why they were endowed to me, and what purpose they served for me on my path in life. For many years I hated them and just wanted them to go away. I hid them from my friends and just played the role of the friend who always gave good advice and was a good listener. The friend who always knew what you were feeling. I guess I got pretty good at wearing my masks because I became so embedded in my own disguise that in my 20‘s I had no idea who I was and tried to find myself in drugs, alcohol, meaningless sex and unhealthy relationships that only left me feeling used and abused…and rightly so. Being An Empath... — Ashley Boyd

Today, at age 41 I have no regrets and many goals and dreams ahead of me, but I was recently reminded of just how fragile the heart truly is and just how much more growing I have to do. I had thought I knew the scope of my gifts, but I finally know now that I am here to use them for the greater good, not to hide them away in shame. And I feel I’m finally ready to do that. You see when you live for others for your entire life, even the idea of self-love feels foreign to you. It is something that comes riddled with guilt and shame because you are just not used to putting yourself first.

However, I know in my heart of hearts that I must come out of this dark night of the soul rising high with the sun and with pride and remembrance of who I chose to not only be but BECOME in this lifetime. If that can inspire just one person to also have the courage to live their truth and not be afraid of who they are, I will have used my gifts in the way they were intended.

For the majority of my life, I’ve built walls to protect myself and to take care of others. But I realize now and I share this insight with not only other Empaths out there but anyone who feels like they always put themselves out there, just to have their heartbroken over and over again; that we must first LIVE for ourselves so we can LEARN to LOVE for ourselves. Then and only then will we stop breaking our own hearts, and be able to authentically show up in the space that the Universe has carved out just for us. For we are all sparks of divine light, but we must be willing to turn our focus inward because this light resides within our own hearts and can only be seen once we fully embrace our own soul, our own spirit for the perfect imperfection; the sliver of magnificence that it is.


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

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Monks & Magic: Buddhism and the Supernatural in Thailand

Gwendolyn Toynton | New Dawn Magazine

In August 2008 Bun Rany, the wife of the Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, led Buddhist monks and soldiers to the site of the historic Hindu temple Preah Vihear to call upon their ancestors to protect the temple. The site of this temple is located on disputed land, perched atop a cliff on Cambodian soil but with the most accessible entrance to the site located on the Thai side of the border.

This 11th century temple is located on the border between the two countries, but the borderline itself has never been clearly demarcated because the area is littered with landmines left over from decades of war. Ownership of the temple was originally awarded to Cambodia, but dispute between the two countries flared up when Preah Vihear was granted United Nations World Heritage status.

Desperate to resolve the issue, both sides deployed military forces – but when they were unable to reach a solution to the conflict, Cambodia and Thailand resorted to supernatural means. Fearing that the magical abilities of Cambodia‘s Buddhist monks would weaken Thailand, residents throughout the province of Si Sa Ket wore yellow to help protect Thailand from Cambodian magic.

Though Buddhism is not often thought of as a religion that practices magic, in such communities as those found in Thailand and Cambodia, there can be no doubt that Buddhism shares common ground with belief systems that are primarily associated with the use of magic.

Both countries have a long history of engagement in spiritualist and animistic magical practices. When Buddhism first arrived in these areas it came into contact with pre-existent traditions that believed in spirits, both benevolent and malevolent, and a developed system of magic which was to be feared or revered, depending on whether or not it was used for good or ill.

For Buddhism to flourish under such conditions in Thailand, it was necessary to develop a complex system of interaction between Buddhism and what has been called the Spirit religions. Debate still exists as to whether or not the two systems have become completely integrated or not, although the interaction of the two systems is sometimes referred to as an example of syncretism. On the subject of interaction between Buddhism and the Spirit religions in Thailand, the academician B.J. Terwiel says the following:

When I interviewed villagers in Central Thailand on the relationship between Buddhist and non-Buddhist aspects of their religion, a variety of reactions were observed. The more sophisticated informants generally stated that the Lord Buddha had never forbidden rituals of ancient origin. Other persons hesitatingly made up their minds with regard to the orthodoxy of the ritual, but on subsequent occasions contradicted their own judgment. Many were at a loss to classify rituals or beliefs under rubrics such as ‘Buddhist’ and ‘non-Buddhist’.1

It would appear from this statement that the boundary between the use of magic by the indigenous tradition of Thailand and the practice of Buddhism is not apparent to many of the inhabitants of Thailand themselves. This is most likely due to the fact that the people of rural Thailand are raised in a society where the two systems are found closely entwined together.

The religious traditions of Thailand have always included the belief in spirits and the ability to manipulate them by means of magic. For example in Thailand preservation of the spirit of life (khwan) is considered to be of the utmost importance, as is ensuring that malevolent spirits (phii) do not enter the body. Control of these spirits is greatly emphasised in rural Thai culture, as the service of these spirits can be employed to improve the qualities of day to day existence.

Magic and the Sangha

In the lives of ordinary Thai people, more value is placed upon the improvement of their current existence than on transcending the cycle of rebirth, as is advocated by Buddhism. The relationship between the members of the Sangha (community of Buddhist monks) and the practitioners of magic in Thailand combine in a variety of ways, as one system (the Spirit religions) deals with the aspects of gain in this world (laukika), whilst the other (Buddhism) advocates the importance of salvation and ideas of transcendence (lokottara).

This relationship is complicated even further by the fact that in Thailand almost every adult male will become a member of the Sangha at some stage in his life, for in rural areas the taking of vows is considered to be an essential element in preparation for adult life. Given the wide range of magic and animistic beliefs which operate within rural Thailand, these men will carry a variety of beliefs and practices with them into the Sangha, not all compatible with the ethics of Buddhism.

In accordance with this, religious opinions are not questioned during ordination. As a direct result, villagers can be found entering the Sangha for a variety of reasons, as is reflected in the following Thai rhyme:

Ordination to fulfil a promise to the Gods,

Ordination to escape poverty,

Ordination to flee from a wife,

Ordination to save money,

Ordination to eat better food than at home,

Ordination to join one’s friends in the monastery.2

Thai belief does not only consist of beneficial Gods and spirits. It also abounds with belief in ferocious spirits of pure malevolence, from who the villagers seek magical protection. Amongst these classes of malevolent spirits are such beings as the preed (a giant, looming shape with a small head that emits a sharp, piercing sound, as a reflection of its past sins), the phii krasy (a type of parasite which inhabits human bodies, feeds on excrement, and is shaped like a human head with entrails protruding from beneath), and the phii baan (the ghosts of ancestors that hover around their previous home and watch their descendants with malignant jealousy).

Whilst it is possible for these spirits to be exorcised, Buddhism chooses to deal with their interfering presence in another way; the correct approach for a Buddhist to cause these spirits to cease meddling in the affairs of their human victims is to preach to them, thus converting the spirits involved to a more benign nature. There are certain canonical texts which serve this purpose of protection, which can also be recited at specific times in order to avert misfortune. These texts are known as the phraa parit. The source of the magical power of these texts has not yet been clearly identified, but Y. Ishii, author ofSangha, State & Society: Thai Buddhism in History, claims that whilst some possessed a magical content from the beginning, as modifications of Hindu rites, others such as the Mangalasutta originally had no magical connotations.3

Indeed, for most people, including some who chant them, the parit are incomprehensible, being inPāli. Rather, I believe, the magic of the parit stems from three factors: the social recognition that parit should be chanted for certain purposes (e.g. blessing); the existence of an established formula for their chanting; and the sanctity attributed to the chanter.4

The use of parit is a means by which to ensure protection; it provides good luck and disperses misfortune whether caused by the presence of spirits or not. As is seen in the above passage the presence of magic being used by the Sangha is not overtly explicit in the parit texts, rather it is interpreted to be so by the lay audience. They do not understand the words the monks recite, but because of the respected state of the Sangha in Thailand, the lay community assumes that it must be not only beneficial, but also powerful.


Another type of magic practiced by the Thai Sangha is the manufacture of amulets. These amulets are employed for a variety of reasons, including protection from diseases, black magic and accidents. Of these amulets the ones portraying the Buddha are the most popular, although some also are made in the likeness of famous monks and King Chulalongkorn (also known as Rama V, one of Thailand‘s most revered kings).

The sanctity of the subjects portrayed upon the amulets is a reflection of the beneficial powers they are thought to contain. The Buddha images vary in size, from anywhere between two and eight centimetres, and can be manufactured from wood, metal, ivory or resin, although frequently they are made from a selected combination of these elements, pressed into a mould and baked.5 To create a pressed or printed image (phraaphim), a monk needs not only a mould, recipe and the proper ingredients; he also requires an advanced knowledge of spells and sacred script.6

The inherent sanctity of the amulet is not always thought to be sufficient; hence its power needs to be enhanced by means of the correct recitation of spells and sacred scripts. The most simple of these sacralisation rites is known as plugseeg.7At the culmination of plugseeg the monk will either blow upon the Buddha image or draw over the amulet with the index finger of his right hand.8

During the manufacture of amulets the Sangha is also invited to perform a consecration rite known asphutthaphisek.9The use of magic within the phuttaphisek is illustrated by the fact that it is desirable for at least one of the monks participating in the phutthaphiseek to be either advanced in meditative technique or in the Brahmanic rites known as saiyasat.10

These rites are intimately entwined with another type of Thai ritual, namely the ceremony held to consecrate Buddha images which infuse the representation with the auspicious wisdom and power associated with Prince Siddhārtha’s victory over the demon Māra and the obtainment of enlightenment by Siddhārtha. During this ritual monks chant in Pāli or preach in Northern Thai several texts including theBuddha Abhiseka (Consecrating the Buddha [Image]).11 This text focuses on the powers of the mind attained by the Buddha that are associated with his enlightenment. Both the consecration of images and amulets draws their impetus from this core idea.

One specific example of a text dealing with the extraordinary supernatural powers of the Buddha that occupies a position of prominence in Thailand is Bimbās Lament. (Bimbā is the Buddha’s wife, who he left to pursue the life of an ascetic.) 

By his magical power he created a crystal path in the sky from the eastern boundary of the city of Kapilavastu to its western perimeter. Then, ascending into the air, the Tathāgata, surrounded by many previous Buddha’s, walked on the sky-bridge he had miraculously created… he also preformed other miracles, such as appearing to walk above the heads of the Śākyans.12

Tattooing is another magical practice that is widespread throughout Thailand. At some stage in their adult life many Thai males will receive a tattoo of some description or another. This is of significance because in the culture of rural Thailand tattoos are representative of magical power. The magical power of these tattoos stems in part from the tattooist, for whilst both layman and monk may be a tattooist, there is vast difference in the scope of their work and the designs used.

The types which may be employed by the monk are restricted. As a monk, he is limited to tattooing the upper parts of the body, for not only would it be seen as sexual misconduct on the part of the monk to tattoo the lower areas, the upper parts of the body represent the higher, more spiritual aspects of humanity, whereas the lower regions represent mankind’s more base, animalistic attributes. The tattoos done by the monk are also limited in application. The monk may bestow tattoos that are of a beneficial or protective nature. Other tattoos, such as those which bestow things such as sexual virility, can only be performed by members of the lay community.

Another Thai rite involving magical skills of the members of the Sangha is the Wong Dai Sai (Encircling with Holy Thread).13 This is a type of consecration rite designed to protect a place from evil. It is believed that the consecrated place will be protected by the power of the Three Gems and the phraa parit.14During this rite cotton is affixed to an image of the Buddha, stretched clockwise (as is the way of beneficial magic; anticlockwise is considered to be used for evil purposes) around the place to be consecrated, and finally wound back to its point of origin, at the Buddha image.15 If the thread should snap at any stage, it is considered to be an ill omen.

The main doctrinal link between Buddhism and the Spirit religions is found in the incidences where magic is employed by the Sangha as a transfer of merit. The theory of the transference of merit is based upon the concept that when a member of the lay community performs a virtuous deed, such as making a donation or feeding a monk, the Gods witness the act and empathise with the process. The Sangha themselves are referred to as being a ‘field for merit’ (na bun), as is found in the Sanghnussati-bhavana.

Well practiced is the Exalted One’s Order of Disciples, practiced in integrity, practiced in intellectual methods, in right lines of action – to wit the four pairs, the eight groups of persons – this is the Exalted One’s Order of Disciples, worthy of offerings, oblations, gifts, salutations, the world’s peerless field for merit.16

Monk’s Superior Magical Status

The greater the purity of the monk, the more magical power/merit he is said to generate. The sanctity of the monk himself is the source of belief in the efficacy of his magical power. The magical power that is generated by the monk is also classed as being superior to that of the layman, but by its very nature it is also more limited in its application. A monk is also deemed to be superior to a spirit, and thus a monk should never be seen to supplicate himself before a spirit. When a member of the Sangha addresses a spirit, he never raises his hands in supplication, in contrast to the layman who will raise his hands when requesting a favour from a spirit.

The superior magical status of the monk stems from his purity; the monk must not do anything to compromise his superior position. Part of the magical power which results from the monks’ purity is derived from celibacy. A monk should never touch a female (human or animal), and is forbidden to even receive an object that is directly given to him by a woman.17 In order to receive an object given by a woman, the monk must first take a piece of cloth and place it upon the floor, upon which the woman will then place the gift in whilst the monk holds the edges of the cloth.18 The cloth is used as a medium by which to transfer merit since there can be no direct contact between a monk and a woman. The merit flows from the fingers of the monk holding the cloth, to the woman who has donated the cloth. The medium of cloth must be used so as not to deprive the female donor of the merit she would otherwise not receive. One of the reasons for which a monk may not have contact with women is not only due to the temptation of sexual misconduct, but also because women are believed to be associated with a type of magical power said to be diametrically opposed to that of the monk.19 This is due to the fact that menstruation is associated with dangerous magical power, and is classed as being capable of destroying some of the beneficial power of the Sangha.20

Another aspect of magic in Thailand which needs to be considered is the import of magical systems via India. The branch of Buddhism found in Thailand is an older form known as Theravāda, and its links to Hinduism are much stronger than those of the later Buddhist schools. For example, in the book A Summary of the Seven Books of the Abhidhamma (Abhidhamma Chet Khamphi Ruam) there are elements of cosmology, cosmogony, buddhology, ethics, epistemology and language that are integrated into a yantric/mantric system.21 This system is very much similar to that found in Indian magic, and it is reasonable to assume that many of the formulas found within are directly based on the use of Hindu mantras. These are broken down into component syllables for recitation by the Buddhist practitioner. The mantra Namo Buddhāya (Homage to the Buddha), is correlated with the five vowels, symbolising the five elements (dhatū) – water, earth, fire, air and atmosphere.

Furthermore, in the following passage from the Seven Books of Abhidahamma, we also find a formula which contains correlations with the Hindu Tantric Yoga techniques, dividing the body into a solar right and lunar left, and creating what appears to be Buddhist chakra centres. This integration of the occult, Tantra and Buddhism is by no means unique for it is prolific in Tibetan Buddhist texts and practices.

Na = the Buddha Kakusandha at the right eye

Mo = the Buddha Konagāmana at the left eye

Bhud = the Buddha Kassapa at the back

Dhā = the Buddha Gotama at the naval

Ya = the Buddha Ariya Metteyya at the forehead22

Transmission of Occult Techniques

One possible explanation of how this similarity between Thai Buddhist and Hindu occult techniques occurred can be found by examining the magical history of a third South East Asian country – namely Myanmar (Burma).

In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Burmese kings imported large numbers of Sanskrit texts from India on topics such as medicine, alchemy, incantation and astrology.23 In Burma, these Buddhist wizards are practitioners of what is called the weikza-lam (path of occult knowledge). This tradition still exists today in Burma, and the largest of the groups practicing this occult path is based in the city of Pegy, and is called the Manosetopad Gaing. Like their Thai counterparts, this organisation bases an interest in the occult on the powers attained by the Buddha on the path to enlightenment. They also believe that the relics of the Buddha (Burmese dat-daw) (Pāli dhātu) are possessed of a kind of majestic power that he infused in them through the force of his samādhi.24 The similarity between this branch of Burmese magic with that of the Thai people is amply illustrated in the following extract from a magical treatise by the Manosetopad Gaing:

A person wishing to practice the path must first suffuse his mind with thoughts of the Three Jewels, and cultivate loving kindness toward the various grades of nats… the nats referred to here include powerful nature spirits dwelling in trees, the earth, and mountains, minor deities who preside over the use of magical incantations and diagrams, and medicine spirits whose domain includes the well-known herbs and minerals of alchemical lore.25

From this passage it is clear that the Manosetopad Gaing not only use Buddhist motifs, they are also drawing upon a much older tradition of Spirit religions and animistic world views. These Buddhist wizards, however, are also drawing upon Hindu texts on supernatural lore; and if such texts entered the Burmese magico-religious system then it is entirely possible that influences from India may help to explain what appears to be a yantric/mantric tradition within the Thai Seven Books of Abhidahamma.

With their magical prowess and the protection of the Sangha, why do the Thai people fear the magic of the Cambodians? Cambodia is also a country with a long history of occult practices. For instance, in theKhmer book The Tale of Ancient History there is a legend of Prince Chey Ahca who led a ghost army against the Siamese – Siam being an earlier name for Thailand. More recently, we also find record of Po Kambo, who in 1866 protested against French colonial rule and was alleged to know a magical formula that deflected bullets. Even as recently as the 1970s and 1990s, Khmer soldiers utilised magical tattoos, in a similar manner to that of their Thai enemies, and used mantras written in Pāli and Sanskrit, the holy languages of Buddhism and Hinduism, to protect them in battle.

All of the magic employed by the Sangha in Thailand is based on one important concept: the sanctity and purity of the Sangha themselves. The forms of magic the Sangha use is limited in scope by this fact, for they can use only what is generally referred to as ‘white’ magic: that which benefits another and causes no harm. Use of magic to harm another or for personal gain would result in expulsion from the Sangha. Similarly, a monk may not use magic that serves to improve the virility of a layman or create love charms, as this could severely impair the powers of the monk which stem from his sexual abstention. A monk may not request the spirit world for aid, for this would compromise the superior status of the monk who is deemed to be beyond the mundane affairs of this world.

Whilst the power of the Sangha is more limited in application than that of laymen, it is also deemed as stronger for it stems from other worldly sources, as opposed to the spirits who remain bound to this world. As such, villagers come to the monk knowing that when they treat the monk with a proper attitude of respect, the cosmic forces shall share their merit and transfer it to demonstrate approval. The transfer of merit thus benefits not only the Sangha, but the laity as well – even providing protection in times of conflict.

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1. B.J. Terwiel, Monks and Magic: An Analysis of Religious Ceremonies in Central Thailand (Curzon Press, 1975), 3.
2. Ibid., 20.
3. Y. Ishii, Sangha, State & Society: Thai Buddhism in History (University of Hawaii Press, 1986), 21.
4. Ibid., 21.
5. B.J. Terwiel, Monks and Magic: An Analysis of Religious Ceremonies in Central Thailand, 74.
6. Ibid., 75.
7. Ibid., 77.
8. Ibid., 78
9. Y. Ishii, Sangha, State & Society: Thai Buddhism in History, 23.
10. Ibid., 25.
11. D. K. Swearer, Consecrating the Buddha, in ed. D. S. Lopez, Jr., Buddhism in Practice (Princeton University Press, 1995), 50.
12. D. K. Swearer, Bimba’s Lament, in ed. D. S. Lopez, Jr., Buddhism in Practice (Princeton University Press, 1995), 543.
13. Y. Ishii, Sangha, State and Society: Thai Buddhism in History, 22.
14. Ibid., 22.
15. Ibid., 22.
16. Ibid., 14.
17. B.J. Terwiel, Monks and Magic: An Analysis of Religious Ceremonies in Central Thailand, 114.
18. Ibid., 114.
19. Ibid., 115.
20. Ibid., 115.
21. D. K. Swearer, A Summary of the Seven Books of Abhidamma, in ed. D. S. Lopez, Jr., Buddhism in Practice (Princeton University Press, 1995), 336-7.
22. Ibid., 340.
23. P. Pranke, On Becoming a Buddhist Wizard, in ed. D. S. Lopez, Jr., Buddhism in Practice (Princeton University Press, 1995), 343.
24. Ibid., 345.
25. Ibid., 351.

GWENDOLYN TOYNTON is the editor and founder of Primordial Traditionswww.primordialtraditions.com. Her articles have been published in many magazines and she is also published in the New Zealand Collection of Poetry & Prose 2002.

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30-Minute Guided Breathwork Meditation for Meeting your Higher Self – Soma Breath

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In these uncertain times, it is important to check in with your higher self to receive new inspiration and receive guidance.

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Post 2012: Consciousness Changing the Physical World

| International Mandela Effect Conference

I feel extraordinarily fortunate to be living through this time of converging realities that invites us to literally walk between worlds. The realities each of us experience can be quite different from another’s, as each person’s frame of mind selects the reality they encounter. Each year post-2012 is sure to be exhilarating and rewarding for those whose attitudes and state of mind are resonant with living up to full potential and being of service.

One of the biggest opportunities post-2012 is to realize all of reality is a dream, and we are the dreamers; this special state of consciousness of being awake while dreaming is known as lucid dreaming. I once had a lucid dream in which I reclined on a grassy green field on a sunny day, gazing up at the sky. I noticed that the sky seemed different because instead of seeing a full moon in the sky, I was looking at a full planet Earth. I thought to myself, “If I’m looking at a planet Earth in the sky, what am I on right now?” Clearly I was on planet Earth, so how could I be seeing another Earth? I then watched in awe and wonder as I saw hundreds of planet Earths converging in the clear blue sky above. This was a slow transition, about the same speed as a solar eclipse, as these planets moved closer together. “What is going on?” I wondered aloud in the dream… realizing as soon as I asked this question that I knew the answer. This is a time of convergence, when it is as easy to walk between worlds of intention and attention, from one reality to another, as it is to cross a creek by stepping from stone to stone.

We select the worlds we walk through in accordance with our state of consciousness—our emotional attitude and intellectual mindfulness—bridging the gap from one space-time to the next. People encounter positive conscious reality shifts when in alignment with matching intentions, from their heads down to their toes. A sense of clarity comes from holding such a state of alignment, as one becomes more honest, compassionate, and aware of observing the roles we play in human dramas. Anyone sustaining such energetic alignment while simultaneously energized and relaxed can experience life as a waking lucid dream, in which everything they think appears around them in the physical world. In sharp contrast to such a life of instant manifestation, many people operate more like a funky radio frequency, broadcasting three or more conflicting signals in a noisy jumble.

Shifting reality by walking between worlds can be exhilarating. Since my spiritual epiphany and kundalini experience in 1994, I’ve seen all kinds of things appear, disappear, transport, and transform. I’ve watched burns, cuts, and blisters vanish instantaneously. I’ve pulled dollar bill after dollar bill from my wallet until I’d taken a handful of dollar bills from a wallet that a few moments earlier had no dollar bills at all. I’ve seen car keys, a small crystal, and a tooth my daughter lost at school appear out of thin air. I’ve witnessed spontaneous remissions of cancer, instantaneous healing of broken bones, and a dead cat very much alive again. I’ve seen people and cars appear and disappear out of and into thin air, books change their content, a gigantic sundial sculpture appear where it had not been before, and restaurants with completely new interior décor that have supposedly “always been that way.” I’ve heard a carton of milk land heavily inside my refrigerator. I’ve watched the rain start and stop as I thought “Start” and “Stop.” I’ve seen lights turn on without anyone touching the switch. I’ve found lost items in places that had been empty moments before, and have been seen by others to be at places I’ve been daydreaming about.

Tremendous advances in awareness have been achieved over the past decade, as reality shifts became increasingly commonplace. In a RealityShifters survey conducted in April 2000 with 395 individuals, 95% stated they experience synchronicity and coincidence in their daily lives. A majority of respondents felt that noticing reality shifts have changed their attitudes (59%) and beliefs (55%), and 45% felt that noticing reality shifts has changed both their attitudes and beliefs. 86% of the respondents reported, “I’ve experienced time seem to slow down, stop, or speed up.” This experience of noticing changes in time is essential for encountering a state of “nowhen” outside the regular flow of time, which we sometimes feel when daydreaming. This “nowhen” is felt in an Oneness state of mind, as the “eternal now” point of view adopted by shamans and spiritual masters, allowing consciousness to shift gears from one particular space-time reality to another.

When I led remote viewing exercises to view what lies beyond 2012, most participants clearly sensed feelings of tremendous harmony, peacefulness, and joy. Some also sensed that just past this peaceful calm lay some degree of chaos, stress, and strife for others. For the most part, the energetic view beyond 2012 feels like a smooth continuation of life as we know it today, with an awareness of higher energies that facilitate instant manifestation. Most remote viewers saw themselves in peaceful solitary contemplation on December 21, 2012, sometimes looking out across a large, calm body of water. I saw myself by the Pacific Ocean along the California coast, sensing that even as I basked in radiant vibrations of unconditional love, many people on Earth were focused primarily on material matters, such as windstorms.

Humans will encounter overlapping realities and worlds post-2012, as we experience shifts in reality in accordance with our thoughts and feelings. This period of global transition is a time when multitudes of parallel realities converge in such a way that some people will experience a reality of peace and plenty, while others experience chaos and lack. With so many worlds to choose from, people have a unique opportunity to learn how our state of mind and consciousness plays a vitally important role in creating our reality.

We will live in worlds that are uniquely keyed to whatever personal levels of love vs. fear, internal alignment vs. internal discord, and external harmony vs. external disagreement that we embody at any given moment. This time of converging realities provides unique opportunities for medical researchers to discover that the most important factor in healing involves our underlying beliefs, spirituality, attitude, and mindfulness.

Physicists will recognize and report the primacy of consciousness in all aspects of reality and acknowledge that the effects of consciousness necessitate a restructuring of the scientific method and a review of past experimental results. In the midst of global economic, meteorological, and social instant karma, an underlying sense of higher values will emerge as people feel a sense of global unity and compassion. I envision a world of caring people who increasingly respect all aspects of creation, genuinely wishing for what is best for one another.

People will see themselves clearly with appreciation and awareness of all roles being played out, and an underlying knowledge that none of us is defined solely by gender, race, religion, or social class. People will increasingly feel a sense of divine unconditional love and relate to one another heart-to-heart with the awareness that we are all as one, and that dreams are real. We will more easily think, speak, and act harmoniously in alignment with the spirit of oneness that unites us all and inspires each one of us uniquely.

Life post-2012 requires each of us to maintain clear and open heads and hearts, in order that the reality we get is the one we want to have. Our ability to ask for and receive inspiration to rise above personal limitations can assist us in facing and managing our shadow issues—those qualities all humans possess, which need to be cleared at this time of instant karma. It’s good to have a spiritual practice, with high ideals that you do your best to live true to at all times, in order to intend and maintain a state of internal cleanliness. The level of integrity I recommend is akin to knowing and being OK with the idea that everyone can read your mind, in a state of emotional and spiritual integrity sometimes referred to as transparency.

The biggest invitation to life post-2012 is that we can have a greater sense of awe and respect for the underlying essence of reality. This sense of awe is inextricably intertwined with a feeling of deep love and appreciation for all of creation. We can feel every physical experience and interaction in life is a great gift. While many crises will require our attention and assistance, we can see that everything on Earth is moving forward beautifully. It is up to us to remain open to inspiration, and open to love. As singer/songwriter Michael Stipe from the musical group REM sings, “It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine.”


Cynthia Sue Larson is the best-selling author of several books including Quantum Jumps, Reality Shifts, and High Energy Money who help people live more miraculous lives by accessing worlds of possibility. 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 www.realityshifters.com

Elementary E-Motions: The Double-Life of Photons as Particles & Waves

It’s been quite a while since I’ve written a Quantum Physics-based article. Like so many others lately, it seems I’ve been riding the proverbial wave of our current and now certainly obvious shift in human consciousness. With COVID acting as an invisible monster portrayed by the mainstream media as hiding in every nook and cranny of our existence, as we allow our physical selves to be controllably re-positioned into a 6-foot radial space, our spiritual selves have had to compensate for the lack of connection so many of us are now undergoing.

It’s always been amazing to me the effect that television, the news, and media, in general, have on people. Without a second thought, I’ve seen relatives, teachers, and friends (and am guilty of it myself) react to what was being fed to us with immediate emotional acceptance. What I began to notice as I got older was that there never to seem to be any “good” news on TV and that the energy behind sharing wins, moments of true connection or humanity, or a simple positive message to start the day, was fleeting while negatively charged news was the talk of the town.

Why it is that we are always more affected or moved in some way, whether beneficial or not to our own perspective or personal values, by stories of defeat, discord, and intense horrible accidents or weather events? Living in a dualistic dimension, this has always perplexed me as the odds of something being perceived as good is equally as likely to affect someone as something being perceived as bad. And yet, we almost seem to, albeit unconsciously, depend on our motivations coming from a nihilistic point of view rather than optimistic or even of realism.

As the saying goes, “you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone…” and I think it’s safe to safe that you can never actually lose what you never knew you had to begin with. With this, comes the understanding that things in our lives and the level upon which they affect us on really any level at all, strives from the personal value we place upon it. We can have a million-dollar Bentley parked in our garage and never drive it. While at the same time we could have a favorite book we read to our child and feel like the wealthiest person on Earth. It all depends on you and where you choose to place your perceptions of what true success, wealth, and value mean to you.

And this brings us to the “Field of Potential” that exists all around us. It offers us infinite potential, possibilities, and ideas. It is only when a decision is made, a new state of energy is shaped into our reality. On a molecular level, this is literally when the wave collapses. With each choice we make we are taking a wave of potential and collapsing it into a particle so that it may manifest into the physical world.

Basic understanding of Quantum Physics allots to one the knowledge that there are two states of existence in the Quantum world and that is either a wave OR a particle. A wave can be considered an idea floating around in your head, or even the “focused time” dedicated to pulling that idea into your awareness. It does not change form until the idea enters your consciousness or you choose one idea over another. The state of this energy contained in a thoughtform literally shifts from a state of potential to a state of being.

What is so fascinating about particles of light in particular (photons), is that they can exist in BOTH states simultaneously. Photons exist in a Quantum State of wave/particle sharing the same space and time as existing and yet not quite manifest. This is the basis of quantum computers as well. Standard computer platforms running binary code execute commands using various states of “off” and “on” translated into 1’s and 0’s. Quantum computers, however, work on the same principle as photons and can “run” in a state of “off” and “on” simultaneously. This is why they are beyond fast at processing information and are also priced well beyond the scope of the average person’s budget.

The state of “dualistic unity” speaks volumes to our own human potential as it breaks down the restricting barriers of what we tend to label as “good” or “bad”. Photons literally prove that we can embrace, connect with, and learn from ANY state of potential and ultimately will manifest most efficiently with the energy we most relate to. Again, it’s almost an innate resonance to that which is taboo or forbidden, and the mere energy feeding that label is what most often draws people to it.

Those who have felt or lived “repressed” will of course be magnetized towards what ultimately feels freeing. At that point, the conscious decision is not made of a personal need or desire per se but is rather based on the energy that the collective has fed into it. In other words, would the terms “naughty” or “rebel” even exist if there was no pretense that identifying with one or the other implies a defiance of the status quo?

What we can learn from the amazing double-life of a photon is that our thoughts and actions need not define us, but we must inevitably act with the knowledge that it may work to define us in the eyes of others. Yet in the end, what determines your personal level of potential with pulling from either side of the “good vs bad” spectrum, is the value we apply to the energy itself.

Some of us will choose to swim our entire lives in the waves of potential but never leaving the shallows, and always having “good” ideas that we never act upon. Others may brave deeper waters and higher waves, taking risks that in this terrain, sometimes the waves collapse us. Either way, within the Field of Potential, remains our will to freely choose or not choose, ride the wave into a planned collapse or let it crash us back to the shore.

The depths of the choice, the speed of the shift, and the consequential effects each will lay upon us is determined ultimately by our own perceptions. We can accept the physical world of duality we’re all born into and feel that we must always side with one thing or another, or we can brave the deeper waters of our collective consciousness and dare to embrace the totality of opposing forces. Thus, opening the gates to our own destiny by “creating the creation” of manifested milestones and “destroying the destruction” of any invisible societal restraints.

Don’t just BE the light, be the force behind the spark that gives birth to the light. 


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

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How to Astral Travel – Everything about Astral Projection


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Learn how to travel beyond the physical body, while still being alive on Earth. In this new season of Mystery Teachings, Theresa Bullard pulls together esoteric practices that help you tap into your own divinity. To start off, she shares techniques that you can use to learn astral travel. This is the art and science of expanding consciousness, outside the perceived limits of the physical realm, to explore the stars and beyond. To better understand what it means to be a multi-dimensional spiritual being, she reveals important do’s, don’t, and myths concerning travel through the astral realms.

Theresa Bullard, Ph.D. in physics, deftly interweaves complex concepts from ancient mystery teachings and quantum physics to bring us real-world ways in which we can deepen our spiritual connections, manifest a fulfilled life, completely self heal ourselves and use the power of positive thinking and energy healing. Doing so, she shows us the way to reunite with source and tap into our unlimited potential as conscious beings.

Hold on to Let Go: The Perfect Personal Paradox

Forty-one years ago, I came cruising down the cosmic highway of incarnation in Phoenix, Arizona and was birthed into this world. I imagine before this lifetime, in my ethereal form, I was super stoked to embark on my next adventure, and knowing myself I had most likely stocked my spiritual stockpile with as many consciousness cliff-notes that I could to best prepare me on my journey.

I picture myself in the Great Hall of Records mapping out my next blueprint filled with a good deal of beautiful moments will that take my breath away, mixed in with some heart-wrenching pain I might not be sure I can handle; and some moments of laughter, confusion, solitude, anxiety to top it off. The scope of experience containing all the ingredients that I felt were best suited to help my growth, expand me out, and bring me even closer to love…to Source.

So, there I was…ready to go…”Let’s do this!” I can even envision doing some soul stretches in the Astrals, just before I shoot down the rabbit hole of incarnation; destination: Planet Earth. All is well, I’m floating, and it’s warm now. I am aware of new sensations again, the one thing that 3-D can offer that no other place in the Universe can…sensory perception in a material world. I start to focus more and more on these “feelings” and my surroundings…”Wait…what was I doing here again?”

And then BAM! …the proverbial “pop of amnesia” that we all experience at birth which forces us to forget who we truly are. It blinds us to our full magnificence and pulls a veil over our newborn eyes. All clear details of the goals and the plans we had made beforehand fade away and we find ourselves literally helpless; now contained to this tiny fragile container that requires constant care and attention. And our vast expanse of consciousness is now so limited and we literally lose our sense of Self.

Welcome to life as a human BE-ing.

For the next 7 years or so, we will pretty much act as sponges soaking up the world around us. What we are told by our environment and the people around us about ourselves, we will subconsciously record and believe for the rest of our lives. And this fact is the underlying cause for most of our “issues” in life; most of what causes us discomfort or unhappiness with ourselves, others, or our lives in general.

And this is often why it is so hard to identify the root cause of these issues because it stems from beliefs we did not initially agree to abide by. We simply recorded it as factual truth, during a growth phase where our physiology can do nothing but take in information about the world around us. And it is scientifically proven that we really do not have a choice at that young of an age. If we are told we are unworthy at 4 years old, we will subconsciously believe it when we are 50, unless we have previously identified it as not being our own belief and have addressed and corrected the issue. However, unless we work extensively with a therapist, or even have the insight to take that route, we may lack the awareness that this has ever even happened to us, nor understand that it still can have such an impact in our lives so many years later.

How Can Letting Go Make Us Stronger? | Psychology TodayThis simple fact is one of the most empowering things a person can learn about themselves if they are facing continuous struggles in one or more areas of their life and simply cannot seem to find the solution. Why? Because when we have the awareness of an existing belief that doesn’t actually belong to us, we are free to LET IT GO.

Unless we have super-conscious parents, that had super-conscious parents, that had super-conscious parents…then most likely there is a chain of insecurities, beliefs, false-realities (the stories we tell ourselves), perhaps even prejudices that have been passed down from generation to generation. And until the chain is broken, until awareness is raised to a level where there is no more instilling of non-serving beliefs into the next generation (either consciously or subconsciously), then this cycle continues. But the power to question where our beliefs truly come from is within each and every one of us and I find that the more I question my own beliefs, the stronger I become in knowing where the line is actually drawn; between beliefs, I’ve formed from the own depth of my heart and those that stem from old recycled beliefs from others.

This has helped me tremendously in my own personal growth and is something I often recommend to my Reiki clients. If you have taken a serious look at a reoccurring issue and have really sat with it, giving yourself time to think it through to find an applicable solution, and yet still nothing comes, then chances are that it stems from a foreign belief. And either way, once we identify the source, we give ourselves the freedom to no longer suffer from its unrelenting grip.

Certain beliefs might lead us to hold so tightly to things that we push them away. In the energy of a need to control, others can feel repelled, not attracted. There is a great lesson here of the difference between coming from fear .vs coming from love in situations like that when dealing with a significant other, child, friend, or even money or that new job you want. If we come at things with an unforgiving Kung-Fu grip, the Universe responds to your fear of losing it or not getting it, and most likely you will lose it or not get what you want. You must come from a place of love, from appreciation as if you already have what you want and are not separate from it. Then, you emanate the vibration that will call it into your reality with ease and grace.

“When you believe something is hard, the Universe demonstrates the difficulty. When you believe something is easy, the Universe demonstrates the ease.” – Abraham-Hicks

In just the past few months, I’ve had a tremendous amount of insight into my life, my path, and my own light. I’ve let go of SO much and with that have opened doors within myself where Self-Love has literally FLOODED my insides! This has caused a domino effect over the past few weeks where I’ve taken inner leaps and bounds that normally would’ve scared the crap out of me. But I finally jumped and what I landed on was a big fat pile of empowered freedom!

Let’s circle back and see how this how relates to our “proverbial amnesia pop“, upon our incarnation. One must consider that with all that planning our soul bodies do beforehand, it is not all in vain. It remains within us, hidden deep inside and comes out in waves through our creativity, intuition, talents, and insight. But what is the reason we forget at all? Why go through all that trouble of making a game plan if we all must go in blind and “wing it”?

I think the answer to life itself lies in that question. I have always felt in my heart, that we forget ONLY so we can live each day with a chance to remember who we are. Each day truly is another chance to awaken your greatness, to outgrow and shed these illusions; these beliefs attached to you since childhood. But it is only the brave; those willing to stop looking outside of themselves and instead turn inward that will ever catch a glimpse of their full magnificence (that which sparks our cosmic memory)…because that is the only place it resides. At least, that is where we must see it first before we can ever see it in our outer world.

I’ve always understood the concept of “letting go of what no longer serves us”, but when you actually begin to apply it in your own life, magical things begin to happen. It causes a ripple effect in your actions where one is fed from another. You conquer one mountain and the adrenaline rush flows onto the next area of your life. Another part where fear lingers and you know you are again onto something else that needs to be looked at and healed. And when you actually SEE what needs to be let go of, and face that fear of stepping out of your comfort zone, you also see it is just a fear of being left feeling empty inside.

But the perfect paradox is that when you finally do let go, keys turn, doors swing wide open and suddenly the Universe’s “abundance hose” you had all twisted up unwinds itself and begins to flow as it was meant to. You regain a connection to your true Self and all it knows and always knew before “the pop”. You begin to remember who you really are and why you are here. You once again know your magnificence and you are fulfilled.


About the Author

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

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Dream-time Healing With Holographic Kinetics

Aboriginal Dreamtime: The Rainbow Serpent | WilderUtopia.comWith all the chaos going on in the world lately, I’ve been trying to stay in a high vibration and watch less “news” and more videos on healing, relaxation, and meditation. Being almost 20 weeks pregnant at 41, I realize the importance of staying grounded and in a positive frame of mind, regardless of what is going on in the outside world. I’ve recently been watching videos about Holographic Kinetics, which is the amazing science behind Dreamtime Healing. Dreamtime Healing is an Australian aborigine healing technique based on the understanding of man’s internally-created realities and the clearing of inter-dimensional interference from parallel universes from human bodies. (Source: https://www.holographickinetics.com/ )

Steve Richards is the man behind Holographic Kinetics, and I just can’t seem to get enough of his YouTube videos lately. If any of you are familiar with his work, then you have heard him explain that the world we live in is a hologram fractal and we are a participating part of that world unfolding and expanding like fractals, just as much as our surrounding universe appears to be.

To add to the fact that we are multi-dimensional beings and live in a dualistic reality, he speaks that we actually live in two worlds simultaneously; one internal and one external and they are both interacting with one another at all times, each has the ability to manipulate the other if allowed to do so. Our SPIRIT can be thought of as energy moving from our internal to the external world. It is our higher self, our true voice, our inner guide, our intuition. Our SOUL moves energy from the external world to our internal, bringing the outside noise in from our parents, teachers, TV, friends, etc. who mold and shape our views and beliefs of who we think we should be and what we feel is okay or not okay…if we allow them to.

That is the beauty of being born a free-will entity; there is always a choice and that is what Steve talks about in great detail. To make the best choices in our lives, we must come from a neutral, centered place within…from zero-point. For this is moving energy from our SPIRIT within, out into the world. It’s using creative force and is empowering. When we move on energy that has been corrupted by the external world, we must filter it first, so to speak, to ensure certain beliefs and feelings are actually our own; it’s not that uncommon we make choices for ourselves based solely on the opinions of others, or that we are too scared of what others will think if we make the real choice we want to make.

The awareness and understanding of this facet of reality alone can change the world. We’ve all heard the spiritual mantra, “ Go Within”, and this most certainly would be what the greats of our past were referring to, however, the way Steve is able to explain this relationship between the various parts of your very existence and what makes you, YOU is so easy to follow and down to Earth, that if it were taught to our children in school, I believe that there would be such a decline in the amount of self-conscious, fearful children that feel they cannot be themselves or can’t relate to others. When kids can feel secure and confident in who they are and don’t feel ashamed to express themselves, then there’s less of a need for competition and “cliques” and the meaningless separation they create. Overall, kids would just be nicer to one another! And what do nicer kids have a much greater chance of growing into? Nice adults! 🙂

I highly recommend checking out more information on Holographic Kinetics here as it goes waaaaay down the rabbit hole and is quite the ride for the willing quantum traveler! Be ready to read about the three dimensions of time, healing inter-dimensional traumas, the difference between the Laws of Man and the Lore of the Universe, etc.


About the Author

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

Tamara posts new original articles to CLN every Saturday.

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Surviving the Unthinkable | Matt Kahn

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