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Spiritual Evolution: Moving Towards Growth & Away From Fear

nat·u·ral se·lec·tion:ˈ[naCH(ə)rəl səˈlekSHən], noun

BIOLOGY

  1. the process whereby organisms better adapted to their environment tends to survive and produce more offspring. The theory of its action was first fully expounded by Charles Darwin and is now believed to be the main process that brings about evolution.

Image result for evolutionWhen you hear the term “evolution”, one can’t help but think of Charles Darwin. The famous ‘naturalist, geologist, and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution’, according to Wikipedia.

While evolution is the most commonly accepted theory of how all species on the planet originated since Genesis, I’m less focused on the scientific labels within that linear progression of our species and more concerned with the intricate unfolding our own unique Souls.

Now, that may sound like I have more of a religious approach to my “beliefs”, however, I simply believe that science is blind if it loses sight of how important the unknown is. And what I mean by that is all theories, hypotheses, and even eventually proven equations once came from this dreaded “unknown”. And this is the same place that “inner” knowledge comes from.

When science and spirituality can be friends and even work together, they both become better they were on their own. This reminds me of the very first article I’ve ever written for CLN, (The Entangled Universe: The Missing Link Between Science and Spirituality – A.H. Almaas [VIDEO]) where I explain that even as a young child it never made any sense to me why both science and religion need to be at odd and furthermore put up a wall between them that neither refuses to talk about.

Sharing the keys…

But when the wall comes down it quickly becomes apparent that each holds keys to what the other has been seeking this whole time, and if they work together, applying scientific principles to spiritual concepts, what we end up with is what I like to call the perfect storm of wisdom.

This also applies to Darwin’s theory of evolution in that while it claims through biology, genetics, etc. that we all come from a common origin, it fails to recognize that we are more than biological entities. And even science itself has since proven that we are electromagnetic beings that are not only affected by the structures and cycles of nature itself but interconnected on a level most cannot even feel that allow humans to communicate in ways they may or may not even be aware of.

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Plainly put, energy speaks. We can all think of a time we felt goosebumps just walking into a creepy place, or knew right away someone was bad news, or perhaps even felt in our gut when a dear friend got hurt even though you were miles apart at the time.

Science and psychology are only beginning to tap the surface of what spirituality has been digging deep in for eons. And when we can shift our perspective of making our place in the outer world our reflection of success, we begin to realize that we actually have the power to change the outside world; simply by what we perceive it to be.

You see, no one can ever know us. And we can never truly know another. All we can know is the preconceived beliefs about ourselves we wish to share and even when it comes to how people accept, deny, judge or love us, we can still perceive all of those things as completely different intentions.

So what can we learn from this?

For one, that science offers much more than hard, empirical, cold, unfeeling work. And that spirituality is not all “positivity” with its head always in the clouds. Quantum Mechanics (one of my favorite things in the world!) actually works to bridge the two in my opinion and has taught me the most valuable lesson perhaps of my entire waking life…Wednesday Wisdom: Ernest Holmes On Spiritual Evolution - Bodhi

That while the evolutionary theory of Darwinism can show us where we are in the crowd, the evolution that matters most actually occurs within each of us, on a personal level, as our own lives progress. As we look back over the years, we can see past physical aging and so-called maturity as markers of physical evolution, but it’s what we do with this that determines how deep your inner evolution takes you.

Because when we can turn within ourselves without comparison or basing our next course of action off the opinions of others, we begin to realize that it is our own opinions, the one on the loudspeaker of our inner world that is ultimately creating how our lives unfold, and how we perceive that unfolding.

We can sit and wait for the rain of knowledge to fall upon us, or we can be brave enough to be our own source of growth. The first leaves you a bud in waiting to bloom, the latter allows you to bloom from your own spiritual saturation…

The evolution of the species tells the story of us all on one level, while spiritual evolution tells the story of you on every level. And to me, that’s the evolution that matters most. 🙂

 

Tamara 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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Is the Coronavirus a Bridge To Higher Consciousness?

By Pia Orleane, Ph.D. & Cullen Baird Smith

All concerns about Earth’s environment, 5G, and other Earth issues have been pushed aside, as news about the Coronavirus has taken a front row seat– across all media, including spiritual sites. Among those following traditional media’s perspective, the virus is unstoppable and something to fear. But all spiritual perspectives–and there are many–know that there is nothing to fear because the presence of this virus is an opportunity for us to step outside of old paradigm fear into trust.

What we need to remember, now more than ever, is that we have the power within us to use our discernment about where and how to carefully interact with others, as the virus moves from country to country. But aside from that obvious reminder, the larger thing we need to remember is that we are powerful light beings, whose positive thoughts of trust and gratitude change the energy all around us, protecting us and others.

There are so many political theories about the hidden agenda of this virus. Most who are reading this article understand that it is not a simply pandemic that arose from natural causes. But here are a few other things to consider as we step more fully into necessary changes brought about by the presence of the virus. Be aware, pay attention, and then respond from your heart with your own voice and your own power, rather than reacting to what is happening or what the government is telling you.  There are many things we can do to change the way our world works, and they all begin with awareness, trust, gratitude, cooperation, love, and the higher vibrational choices we make.

1) The compulsory quarantines forces people to use Internet and cell phones for banking, paying for electricity, and necessary services. This action promotes possible further implementation of 5G, under the erroneous assumption that it will provide more necessary connections under adverse conditions. Consider that the adverse conditions may be serving to bring about more acceptance of 5G–or at least less resistance– as people turn their focus to other concerns. Remember that the implementation of 5G is a larger threat to humanity–and all life–than any virus, and continue to speak out against it. Fiber optics are still a viable option for our Internet needs.

2) We are all under the control of the international banks, which influence our monetary well-being–until we decide to wake up and share everything we have with everyone in true abundance. When we do that, there is enough for all.

3) The most contagious part of any virus, and particularly a pandemic, is fear. It is our job to continually return to our hearts in gratitude that we have the opportunity to help others who are afraid, while we are not. Share your courage and your optimism with all.

4) Because most reading this article are aware and awake, we see behind the curtain. There is a reason that governments are preventing us from gathering together in large numbers–a fear on their part that there will be a contagion of hope, love, trust, and truth that spreads as we gather together. Keep spreading those energies. They are powerful!

In a recent International Live Call, a participant asked Laarkmaa this question:

Is our experience with the Coronavirus a new step for humanity to come back to our real selves on an inner basis, for inner growth and inner light?

In answer to that question, Laarkmaa shared the Pleiadian perspective:

You are living in a planet of duality. Those who chose to remain on the wheel of karma and are responding to fear in the old paradigm will not see what you have just described as an opportunity. To them it will be seen as a threat. Because you have a dualistic experience at this time as you begin to separate your path of choice from the path of the collective, those who are working with the higher vibration and maintain a higher perspective will indeed recognize this virus as a doorway of opportunity.

This is an opportunity to step outside of your fear and to learn to be objective rather than fearful. Those of you who maintain this higher perspective will respond objectively to what is happening rather than reacting in fear. It is an opportunity for you to learn how to keep out of harm’s way by simply refusing to be harmed! Yes, indeed, the virus can be seen as a higher vibrational opportunity for those who are looking at it from this perspective.

We do not recommend that you simply say, “I can’t be harmed; it is never going to touch me,” and then walk into the middle of an infected area or a crowd that could be contaminated. That would be equivalent to saying a prayer over a spoonful of sugar because you believe it won’t hurt you if you pray over it. Both of those examples are ideas held in the mind, but they are mind ideas only, and they are not remotely connected to the truth or reality.

A simple affirmation is never enough. You do live in the third dimension and must pay attention to real third dimensional challenges, taking positive action as well as using positive thoughts. Use your objective discernment and decide where it is appropriate for you to be and what you need to do in the changing circumstances. Keep fear out of your discernment. Instead, trust that you will be ok and then make discerning, objective choices.  You will be OK if you are combining trust with your objective choices. You will be OK if you do not focus on fear but instead use your energy to prepare yourself for whatever is happening.

As those of you reading this have already made your choice to ascend with the Earth, it is always a good idea to choose the higher perspective of whatever experience you are having. To descend into the lower perspective takes you back into the energies of the Collective, which do not belong to higher vibrational states. There is no reason for you to enter into that doorway of fear and reaction again.

Our colleague Lee Harris has produced a wonderfully uplifting YouTube you may wish to watch. He covers most of the points that Laarkmaa also made in last Sunday’s Live Call. Here’s the link:

https://www.leeharrisenergy.com/mid-march-2020-energy-update

Remember that Laarkmaa always tells us that what we believe helps to create our reality. We have the power to be objective and respond to what we hear, or simply believe everything we are told is true. We are receiving a tremendous amount of emails, asking our personal opinion of the virus. If you wish a larger perspective of Coronavirus and the world, please join Laarkmaa’s Live Calls where you can ask your questions; the next one is scheduled for April 5th, and there are recordings of previous Live Calls here:

https://www.laarkmaa.com/2020-international-live-call

With love and light,

Pia and Cullen

Photo by Frans Van Heerden from Pexels




The Infinite Moment in Time: It is Always Now – Sam Harris [VIDEO]

 

Video Source: Pittelli Like It Is

This video by Sam Harris is perhaps 6 of the most enlightening minutes I’ve ever experienced. But what is funny is Sam himself would say those minutes are merely an illusion, as linear time only appears to be sequential, and in reality, all we have is this very moment…and this moment…and this one.

Although persistent and measurable on a linear scale, “time” as we know it to be is anything but “real”. What we call “yesterday” consists merely of “NOW’s” that exist only in our minds as memories. What we can “tomorrow” consists merely of “NOW’s” that exist only in our imaginations and dreams. All we ever truly have in our reality is right NOW.

The NOW permeates everything and always IS. This would apply to the very fabric of our existence and everything we know to make up our physical reality including waves of light, sound and mechanical & seismic waves. And as long as there is momentum; movement and action, the NOW goes on into infinity (as shown in the image below via Planck’s constant). Let’s just hope it stays that way. 🙂

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So, how do we make the best of all of our “NOW’s”? Be 100%, un-apologetically present IN as many of them as you possibly can. Ride the infinite wave – it is really that simple. Focus on those things that make you happy and which feed your life-force.

Things that give you passion and drive to KEEP MOVING FORWARD! For when we lose touch with the NOW and dwell in the past, it tends to slow us down, bring us down, and drag us down. It can fill out hearts with regret, guilt, and stagnation. I’m not saying don’t ever look back. We retain memories for a reason, sure.

They are to remind us just how far we’ve come and of all the great (and perhaps not-so-great) experiences we’ve had, so we can reflect back on the lessons we’ve learned and seen how far we’ve come. We can look back to remember the smile of your dearly departed grandmother and how her kitchen always smelled like a bakery. But if it usually hurts when we look back, then perhaps it’s time we really sit with those feelings and let ourselves finally heal over whatever it is we find ourselves always looking back to. This will let them serve their purpose and give you the strength to finally let them go to be where they are meant to be; behind you.

The same approach can be taken in the future. If we spend so much time being anxious and worrying about what may happen to us, we are only laying down a big ‘ol welcome mat to whatever it is we are fearing the most to come walking right into our lives. And what we are really doing, is choosing to spend our NOW’s torturing ourselves with mere scary stories we’ve made up in our head. Sure, it’s smart to plan, have a vision, prepare for things and of course, have dreams, but these are many different things than constantly putting undue stress on yourself by always focusing your thoughts on thinking the future is full of inevitable doom. This can wreak havoc in all areas of our lives causing headaches, disturbances in our digestive system, and even sleep issues such as insomnia.

Image result for only nowSpeaking of sleep, if we look at brain waves during the sleep cycle, we can determine the specific point that defines the instant when we cross over from being awake to being asleep. It is in that cross-point where we could say the NOW resides. In the cosmic middle-ground does it frolic and play begging for our attention and calling for us to become conscious of our own unconsciousness. Buddhist Monks, Yogis, and Shamans all over the world are aware (no pun intended) that the key to “enlightenment” is first knowing that the door resides within oneself and thus that is where we must look. And if we look long enough and in the right way, we will ultimately find the eternal NOW; or maybe perhaps… it finds us.

 

Tamara 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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Using The 7 Hermetic Principles as Tools of Manifestation

“He who grasps the truth of the Mental Nature of the Universe is well advanced on The Path to Mastery.” – Hermes Trismegistus

(1) I THE PRINCIPLE OF MENTALISM.
(2) II THE PRINCIPLE OF CORRESPONDENCE
(3) III THE PRINCIPLE OF VIBRATION.
(4) IV THE PRINCIPLE OF POLARITY.
(5) V THE PRINCIPLE OF RHYTHM.
(6) VI THE PRINCIPLE OF CAUSE AND EFFECT.
(7) VII THE PRINCIPLE OF GENDER.

Since my own personal discovery of them, the Hermetic Principles have fascinated me in how delicately they describe the fundamental wonders of reality. From a very young age, it became blatantly obvious that we live in a dualistic world and somehow the Principles rectified the suffering that often caused me.

And with that being said…for what religion does for many, ancient esoteric and spiritual knowledge does for me. Hermeticism has brought me closure to so many anxieties, answers to so many questions and questions to so many ingrained beliefs.

I highly encourage anyone walking the spiritual path to take 5 minutes and watch the brief video below that explains all 7 Hermetic Principles. It may help to clear the way, light the way and provide some well-needed reading material under those star-filled nights you find yourself out in the middle of nowhere, all alone in the vast Universe with nothing but you and your thoughts…

Video Source: You Create Your Reality

 

Tamara 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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YOU Can Do This Simple and Amazing Water Experiment at Home (and Witness the Power of Your Intentions)

Video Source: Lynne McTaggart

Lynne McTaggart describes a really cool water experiment that you can do at home. It will show you just how powerful an intender you really are, as well as some of the amazing properties of water to record your intentions.

Many scientists have studied water and they’ve found that it is an extraordinary, unique substance on the planet because it has the ability to actually record information!




Energy Epidemic: Empath Tips For Traversing the Current Chaos

Image result for empath epidemicThis 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.

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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.

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, then 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.

“Live Not in Fear, But Rather Face the Fear and Live… – Me.

 

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

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How Your Frequency Determines the Dimensions in Which You Exist

Image result for multidimensionalNothing makes me happier than to read a new article about the worlds of science and spirituality coming together. Albeit a slow process, it’s been steady. At least for the 40 years that I’ve been here incarnated on planet Earth.

Let’s go back in time a bit…

For as long as I can remember, (no, really…all the back to literally my first vivid memory right before my 3rd Birthday), something always felt “off” to me. Like even the most confident adults seem to put out this vibe of inner doubt and a lack of real connection.

Very few adults could ever make me feel safe, comfortable, and just free to be a kid. Because I somehow felt in the presence of so many adults, underlying fear and the absence of simple joy within the moment.

While I could never fully grasp the full understanding of what I was sensing and feeling, I innately knew to trust it. No matter how afraid or alone I’ve ever felt, that inner guidance would always lead me to a safe place… the depths of my own imagination.

It was here that I was the Queen of my world, the architect of my own design, and the creator of all things dancing and free within my own consciousness. It was in the welcoming arms of my imagination that I could truly trust the world around me because I had made the entire thing myself.

We all remember being told by our parents or teachers that our imagination is some part of us that isn’t to be trusted. It was where all things real to children, but invisible to adults, such as spirits, angels, etc. come from, go to, and belong. That there is no place for them in the “real” world. But as kids, we all knew better. So, when and why did we ever stop knowing?

I see so many complacent souls reaching out from all parts of the world for connection, validation and a sense of belonging. Yet, we fear true connection these days it seems. The ones where all involved are so committed to and in tune with at the moment and all they are creating within that moment.

Unsure to this day if this is a blessing or a curse, I have come to learn that feeling, true, real, heart-wrenching feeling is what connects us all. And perhaps if we all learned the importance of NEVER losing that connection with ourselves, that inner child with the vivid and alive imagination, then maybe just maybe we wouldn’t be so afraid to reach out to one another…either to offer assistance or ask for it.

I am in the choir to which I preach, of course as I’ve never been quite good at asking for help. Working through my feelings of “not good enough” or “undeserving” have always kept me at the precipice of mastering the trick behind the way my own mind fucks me. Quite aware of my own self-sabotage, but seemingly content in waiting for it to stop itself when I know it must come from me.

So, what does all of this have to do with your frequency and dimensions? Well, I’m glad you asked. I am sure many of you are aware of Cymatics. It’s actually become a mild obsession of mine ever since the day I saw Science Vs. Music on YouTube by the incredible artist, Nigel Sanford.

If you’d like a taste, you can check it out here:

Video Credit: Nigel John Sanford

Long story short, Cymatics, from the Ancient Greek: κῦμα, meaning, “wave”, is a subset of modal vibrational phenomena. (Source: Wikipedia) It is not only beautiful to watch, but it also is visual proof that the world of sound and frequency has a physical signature we can bear witness to.

This opens up the proverbial “doors of perception” in that we can literally see how sound, language, tone and frequency truly build the world around us, that everything is energy and while it cannot be destroyed, this energy can be manipulated into some of the most loving or dark manifestations of our choosing. 

This is why the wise ones always say to be mindful of your thoughts as they become words that harden into your deeds and character. If you tune in closely and are paying attention, you can actually feel the shift in energy as your frequency adjusts. If someone jumps out at the bushes at you, you feel that rush of adrenaline, fear and need to escape, jump or scream. If someone you love brings you soup and flowers when you are ill, that simple act may overwhelm you with tears of joy, gratitude and a reconnection to your own Soul.

When we are aware of our thoughts and where they lie on the frequency scale, something beautiful happens over time. In my personal experience, when I feel good, happy, relaxed, I also feel open, expanded and confident. I may not know it at the time, but I am literally growing my own energy field, and thus my capacity to open to other dimensions.

No, this is not science-fiction, but rather the science of spirit. While we’ve come to believe that dimensions are all around us, and we are merely one matryoshka doll within the stack, what I’ve come to believe is that all dimensions exist WITHIN us simultaneously. I’ve also never been the same since first hearing quotes such as, “Everything you ever need to know is within you at all times.” “The only way out is through.” and “Go Within or Go Without.”

By claiming our multidimensional selves, we open up to all possibilities of our own potential and find that the more we expand that faster it all comes back around to reconnect us with our inner child. The one still playing out in the fields of our imagination…

 

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

Tamara posts new original articles to CLN every Saturday.

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Mind Over Matter – Consciousness and The Nature Of Reality

By Jeff Street | Waking Times

Reality is not what it appears — the ancients knew it, pioneering physicists of the early 2Oth century knew it, and current leading-edge scientists are proving it — all is mind.

The Big Questions and The Modern Scientific Worldview

Throughout the ages, Mankind has been trying to answer the big questions — What is the nature of existence and reality, what are we, and why are we here?  In our current age, with the ascendance of the ideology of scientific materialism, we have a strong tendency to reject anything that doesn’t fit our materialistic paradigm and label it as “mystical”.  We have become mesmerized by the material world.  Materialism and consumerism are running rampant in our society. Lured by the apparent success of the reductionist method that we have used to analyze and understand our world, we have come to view the universe as purely a physical system, working something like a great machine, and with the matter being the fundamental substance of reality.

“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.” ~Nikola Tesla

Our scientific analytical methods have certainly been successful and have led us to understand the inner workings of matter well enough to create many useful technologies.  But these successes have erroneously led us to conclude that our materialistic view of the universe must be correct and reject other ideas as “mystical” and backward.

The materialistic paradigm persists in the popular and scientific thought despite plenty of evidence that it is indeed not true.  The Theory of Relativity and Quantum Physics have both shown that energy is more fundamental than matter.  The pioneers of quantum physics in the early 20th century — Max Planck, Albert Einstein, and others — all came to the same conclusion — that everything is energy and that somehow consciousness is intimately intertwined with it.  And yet this insight seems to have been lost since then.  Physicists are still chasing the fundamental “particle”, and focusing on material phenomena rather than focusing on what energy is, how it forms matter, and what other forms can it take.

And modern science is still largely ignoring the role of consciousness, despite the observations of quantum phenomena that strongly suggest that consciousness is intimately related to the nature of reality.  Mainstream science continues to assume that reality is objective, EG; that it exists independent of the consciousness of the observer despite much evidence to the contrary, and the conclusions of many pioneers of physics.

The accomplished English physicist, astronomer, and mathematician, Sir James Jeans, had this to say — “I incline to the idealistic theory that consciousness is fundamental and that the material universe is derivative from consciousness, not consciousness from the material universe… In general, the universe seems to me to be nearer to a great thought than to a great machine. It may well be, it seems to me, that each individual consciousness ought to be compared to a brain-cell in a universal mind.”  And he wasn’t alone, below Max Plank shares a similar viewpoint.

Reality is Not What it Appears

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” ~Shakespeare, Hamlet

Consciousness is probably the most mysterious and significant phenomena in the universe, so to treat it as irrelevant to understanding reality is a major mistake.  In fact, there have been some very profound experiments (see this video about these experiments) that leave very little doubt that there is an intimate relationship between consciousness and reality.  Leading some to conclude that consciousness is the fundamental substance of the universe, as many esoteric and mystical philosophies throughout the ages have claimed in one way or another.

It’s not surprising that we might get stuck on the idea that matter is the fundamental substance of reality because this idea is just a natural consequence of our perceptual limitations.  Our sensory apparatus — sight, hearing, smell, touch — provide us a useful representation of the external world, but when it comes to our primary sensory channel, vision, it is well known that we are “seeing” only is a very narrow band of energies.  Our eyes detect electromagnetic energy frequencies and convert them to the images and colors that we perceive.  But our eyes only detect an extremely small portion of those frequencies, less than 0.00018%.  And we are only “seeing” the clumps of energy condensed to a slow vibration (EG; matter).  We can’t see all the rest of the energy and how everything is interconnected patterns of energy.

“All matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration.” ~Bill Hicks

Despite the lesson that the unseen phenomena of electromagnetic radiation should be teaching us, we are still largely unaware of how the limitations of our sensory apparatus have conditioned our models of reality.  There are many more unseen phenomena we have yet to detect and understand.  Our visual perceptions are far less complete than we have ever imagined, and this has led to a tenacious conceptual bias that has colored our models of reality.  This bias is interfering with formulating a broader, deeper more accurate model including tackling the big question we’ve been avoiding — what is consciousness and how it is related to reality.

Ancient Cosmological Philosophies – All is Mind

Long before our current scientific age, and for much longer, there were many cultures with a vastly different view of the cosmos.  They saw the universe as intelligent and alive in its very fabric; they thought of the cosmos as a great mind, and that our earthly reality was in some sense a grand illusion.  Philosophy continues to explore the nature of reality and consciousness and debate many alternate perspectives.  Amongst contemporary schools of thought, there are those that resonant with the ancient idea that “all is mind”.  This idea has not been lost completely.

“The stream of knowledge is heading toward a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine. Mind no longer appears to be an accidental intruder into the realm of matter, we ought rather to hail it as the creator and governor of the realm of matter. Get over it, and accept the inarguable conclusion. The universe is immaterial-mental and spiritual.” ~Sir James Jeans, Physicist

Science was born from philosophy but it has long since gone its separate way — science focusing on how things work and FACTS and philosophy focusing on MEANING. This is why humanity has lost its heart and it’s soul — facts without meaning are like a ship without a rudder.

Modern science would have us believe that life, consciousness, and intelligence somehow emerged from the mechanizations of the universe by random chance, however improbable. That they were essentially accidents, and hence have no deeper meaning. Yet there are those who believe that it is all deeply meaningful and by design, and hence purposeful.

The Primordial Energy Field and The Emergence of Consciousness

Modern science is beginning to embrace that all is energy and is moving towards a unified energetic field theory, but they still have no clue how deep the rabbit hole goes.  When they figure out the deeper intricacies of atomic energetics and molecular and bio-molecular energetics amazing advancements in technologies will be possible.  And as this unfolds they will begin to realize that consciousness is a process in the energetic field and we will finally bid farewell to the materialistic view of reality that’s has dominated our thinking for so long.

Exactly how consciousness could emerge in the energetic field is unclear but a branch of information and computational theory may ultimately have the answer.  Cellular Automata Theory claims that highly complex and organized patterns and dynamics can emerge from very simple systems containing discrete cells, with a small set of states, and rules that govern how nearby cells are affected.  And this structure has an interesting similarity to the base predicates of a number of obscure but compelling unified field theories (Zero Point Field Theory, Reciprocal System Theory, and others).  Presumably one of these complex dynamical patterns is the process of consciousness itself — the omni-present intelligence and awareness that permeates the energetic field, the fabric of the universe.

For a very interesting account of the scientific discoveries that have been unfolding over the past twenty years or so related to the energetic field and it’s connections with consciousness check the book The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe.

There are a number of groups doing a scientific study of consciousness related physical phenomena and their findings are very interesting.  Explore these organizations and their work to dive deeper into this subject; the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research Laboratory, the International Consciousness Research Laboratories, the Global Consciousness Project, and the Institute of Noetic Sciences.  An effort related to the Global Consciousness Project that is about to be launched is the Global Consciousness App.  Check out the video below about this interesting App and project.

https://youtu.be/SF0oqPftDCw

Everything is Energy, and Thoughts Are Energy

According to Guy Needler, in his book The History of God, consciousness emerged in a small part of the universal energetic field and gradually increased in awareness until it was fully sentient.  At that point, it decided to explore what it was by experimenting with what it could do.  It quickly realized that its thoughts created energy patterns in the field that it existed in.  It also discovered that it could divide its consciousness and focal point of awareness into many smaller parts and perceive from many different perspectives at the same time.  We are each one of these divisions.  We are all threads of the universal consciousness, and it is experiencing everything we are experiencing.

In the universal mind thoughts are patterns of energy, and these patterns of energy are everything we see — light, matter, galaxies, stars, planets — and everything we can’t see.  And there’s a lot more going on in the part that we can’t see than most of us imagine.  The space that we think of as the one Universe, and with one reality actually holds many parallel realities, which are often referred to as the dimensions or planes of reality.

Because source consciousness is creating all that is with it thoughts and each of us is a thread of source consciousness, our thoughts are also creative.  We don’t realize this because we have forgotten what we are, but we are creating our reality with our thoughts, on an individual and collective basis, all the time.  This is not obvious because our thoughts are erratic and undisciplined, hence our creation is undirected and incoherent.  If we embrace our creative power and consciously master our thoughts, we will begin to create coherently.  And then it will become obvious that we are indeed creating our reality and we’ll begin to create the life of our dreams, and collectively the world of our dreams.  Check out my article Are You Creating Your Reality? Manifesting 101 to learn more about conscious creation, often called manifesting.

“A fundamental conclusion of the new physics also acknowledges that the observer creates reality.  As observers, we are personally involved with the creation of our own reality.  Physicists are being forced to admit that the universe is a “mental” construction.” ~R.C. Henry, Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Within the Mind-Scape

All that is — the galaxies, stars, planets, light, matter, you and me — everything we can see, and everything we can’t see is the inner workings of the cosmic mind — the universe is conscious in its very fabric, and we are inside of it!  This consciousness, in fact, encompasses many universes and a vast number of parallel realities.  It is the source of all that is, including our own consciousness and that of every sentient entity in the universe.

We exist in a mindscape, a realm of ideas made manifest.  We exist inside of a cosmic mind that is creating a multitude of environments and experiences to explore all the possibilities of existence and expand its understanding of self.  It is all constructions of thought within the cosmic mind. You are a construct we call a person, and you are within a construct that we call the universe and the world.  You are a vehicle that source consciousness is experiencing through.  You are an aperture that it is using to look out onto, and experience, one of the many environments that it has created.

You are a focal point of source consciousness’s awareness looking out from inside of one of its own thoughts and experiencing them.  Through its thoughts, it is forming a multitude of parallel realities, and then diving in and exploring them, experiencing them.  All realities, all worlds, are INNER WORLDS.  This why it is said that to know thyself and know the truth you only need to GO WITHIN. Everything is within the unbounded mind of source consciousness, and it is all within you because you are it.  You are a thought within a thought within a thought experiencing itself.

“We are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves.” ~Bill Hicks

“All that we see or seem, Is but a dream within a dream.” ~Edgar Allen Poe

The Universal Mind is Infinite, And What it Can Create is Limitless

The universe is infinite simply because it is a conceptual space, a realm of ideas and imagination, which makes it inherently unbounded.  What it can create is only limited by its imagination, and it’s imagination is limitless.

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” ~Albert Einstein

Each and everyone one of us is a part of this infinite mind, and we all potentially wield its unlimited creative power because we are it.  The only thing that limits us is our beliefs and imagination! Wake up to what you truly are and be amazed at what you can create.

We are limitless!

About the Author

Jeff Street awakened about a year and a half ago, after having been an atheist/agnostic scientist type with absolutely no spiritual beliefs for most of his life. After many ‘magical’ new experiences, he is now passionate about learning and sharing his insights about spirituality and metaphysics on his blog www.divine-cosmos.net. You can also follow Jeff on Facebook via www.Facebook.com/DivineCosmoz

This article (Mind Over Matter – Consciousness and the Nature of Reality) was originally at Divine Cosmos and is posted here with permission. 

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Elemental Education: What We Can Learn From the Balance of Earth, Air, Fire & Water

Image result for elements quoteI’ve long considered myself a student of nature. As a child, I always had an innate wonder of the world around me when it came to the little things we now as adults, so often overlook. Things like watching gypsy moths climb trees or counting the number of stars on a clear summer night.

One thing I came to understand quite quickly into my childhood was that while the forces of nature are absolutely beautiful, they are equally as terrifying and destructive. And I would later in life learn that neither aspect of nature is better nor worse than the other, but rather each holds its own place in keeping the vital balance necessary to ensure the very forces of nature themselves continue to work as the organic framework upon which our world manifests itself into being.

Our Universe is based on a language of mathematics, and our dimension (the 3rd in case you weren’t paying attention lol) is based on a mathematical system of base-10 binary code. Yes, we literally live within the matrix, my friend and if you look closely enough into nature, you gain insight into a world which is expressed through mediums of light and sound. Tie this all together and we get the tools of creation weaved together into a universal language called fractal mathematics.

Now, I won’t get too into quantum physics on you here, but the fact that nonlocality proves the idea of separateness to be nothing more than an illusory human construct of the mind was perhaps my equivalent to someone else’s first skydive. Mainstream science shows that light is information; photons literally carry bits of data.

Cymatics also exposes us to the world of sound and frequency and their effects on matter. We know now that sound is a major factor in the creation and also the destruction of matter and is a much more powerful force that we give it credit for. The rush and exhilaration I felt upon the discovery and realization of, or what more aptly felt like a remembering of our ancestral and genetic ties to both light and sound lead me down a path that eventually brought me to esoteric studies of ancient areas of knowledge; particularly that of Spiritual Alchemy.

Traditional Alchemy is learning and mastering the stages of chemical reactions, in cohesion with the 4 forces of nature – Earth, Air, Fire & Water (and often mentioned is the “5th Element” or Spirit or the Aether.) It is based on the transmutation of base metals to create different bonds and chemical reactions to make gold.

To master alchemy, one masters all stages and knows to respect the forces of nature; both the side of creation and destruction as both are needed throughout many various transmutation processes. Ultimately, the goal here was to turn base metals into gold; thus creating the “Philosopher’s Stone” and also the key to eternal wealth and vitality.

When we look at the forces of nature individually, we can easily see both sides of each element. Earth creates islands, the landmasses for Man to live upon. Earth provides the soil for which we can grow sustenance. Earth can also shake and tear and swallow up the cities man has built in mere seconds via earthquakes, volcanoes, etc. Air is the vitality of prana that connects us to Source Creation. Air allows us life. Air can also rip with gushing winds and destroy lives and homes. Fire provides heat for Man when the climate may be cold. Fire gives us flame to cook food and sanitizes with its ash. Fire also burns and melts and can bring entire acres of land down to a crisp. However, even total destruction is laying a new growth bed for fresh forests to emerge within the ash. And finally, Water is within us as we are more than ¾ water! Water provides hydration to our cells and literally holds the energy of its environment. Water can also be quite destructive with flooding, and other horrific natural disasters like tidal waves and typhoons; although those we could consider a team effort of water AND air. Image result for elements quote

Nature asks us to walk the middle line all the time, we just have to remember to stop the noise within or chatty minds sometimes and listen. It is always guiding us to not avoid the extremes but to rather know when we taste one, we can always expect to taste the polar opposite as this is the electromagnetic rule of our dimension. (Check out the Hermetic Law of Polarity for more info!) I like to call it being a Gray Jedi. Not taking sides with the Light or Dark side, but rather giving each their due respect.

So many aspects of nature express this way of zero-point balance if we stop and look closer. And sometimes all it takes is a breeze, or a raindrop to wake something up that reconnects you, even if only for a moment to your inner child. The one that never forgets the beauty of a clear summer night sky, but one who also remembers that in order to appreciate the beauty nature and life affords us, we must be willing to look UP. 🙂

 

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

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How You Can Blend the Higher Flow With the Lower and Bridge Between Worlds

By Open | openhand

Okay, so more and more people are speaking of the importance of aligning with the natural flow in life – to find greater harmony, fulfillment, and at-one-moment with the divine. But there’s an added complexity happening in the quantum field that I want to bring attention to. Because if you’re embarked on the spiritual path, it’s sure to be affecting you. It’s the realization that at least two main, sometimes contrasting, flows are influencing your consciousness.

Understanding and integrating these is important to your peace of mind. Because the interplay of the two will likely affect every choice that you make…

Consensus Realities for Collective Learning

‘The Flow’ descends down from the source through the dimensions inside you. It speaks first through higher mind, landing as a spontaneous knowing: “this is the way to go now.” Or else you’ll have visions of future-landing-now, and receive downloads of the educational purpose for how the moment is configuring. The moment is always there to teach you something about yourself and those around you. (For all of this to be function correctly, the higher mind needs to be activated).

So far so good.

But as the flow descends through the dimensions, souls are drawn together for a mutual learning experience which invokes and involves collective karma. Karma draws the threads of the quantum soup together, so as to create a reality which souls can engage in, in order to confront and process this karma.

This is where complexity happens.

The consensus reality (‘consensus’ at a soul level, which is frequently unconscious) creates a reality with form, encompassing judgments, which are intrinsic to the karma. Like for example, you may consume animals without consideration. Or likewise, exploit the resources of mother earth without feeling the need to be compassionate for her.

Or else people configure the environment to suit purely human needs. Such unconscious judgments arise from collective karma and create a reality with all manner of rules, regulations and ‘normal acceptability’ (but often without conscious accountability).

Consider for example how ‘alternative medicine’ is being marginalized by the system because of the judgments society makes. Consider how the powers-that-be manipulate the climate or encourage genetic modification of prime foods, without labeling, and with stark consideration for the wider impact on the environment.

Becoming a Bridge between Worlds

All of these judgments, and countless more, shape first in the 4D field, which contains the karmic footprint humanity is working within. And this karmic footprint has a flow all of its own. It’s a harmonizing flow that works to ‘connect the dots’ so to speak – to connect up the fragments of light wanting to emerge from this density. The light progressively emerges and reality realigns with the source, the higher flow, inviting all those within it, to join the movement.

In each of the judgments, the soul is accepting a compromise, in order to build the reality and have the experience – albeit a distorted experience.

What does this mean in a practical sense?

It means that in any engagement – within families for example or with your work colleagues – each will be being influenced by two varying flows, depending on their degree of awakeness. If they’re pretty asleep, they’ll be reacting mainly to the lower flow, which has created this reality. If they’re fairly awake, then they’ll be receiving higher flow impulses to change the reality.

The higher flow is constantly seeping into the lower one, and working to connect up with it, so as to transform it into a higher vibration – it’s fueling the current transition from 3D to 5D reality.

It means you’ll have to bridge between worlds in just about everything that you do, which is going to frequently feel like you’re being pulled in two different and contrasting directions within the choices you make. It’s going to feel very destabilizing within, for quite some time, until this phenomenon is integrated.

How do you integrate this destabilizing experience?

You have to stand in the middle of the two realities – as the bridge between them. You have to keep feeling for the higher truth, but then expressing it in an as accessible way as possible. You’re not compromising the higher truth that you feel (and observe being backed up by synchronicity), but you can always soften the way you express it – to make it less harsh for example, more understanding and bridging.

So in disagreements, it’s always good to build bridges by first honoring the other’s truth, no matter how distorted. Work to build a bridge by empathizing with at least some aspect of what they’re saying – even and especially when they’re young and not yet emotionally mature.

Begin by supporting and upholding their truth. I’ve found it’s then much more likely they’ll embrace aspects of your point of view. I call it building bridges.

You will likely feel pulled in two different and contrasting directions. It’s often like two different worlds exist in different parts of your brain. Don’t worry! You’re not going crazy. If you let go of the need for any kind of outcome in these situations and just keep aligning with the rightness of truth that you can feel, then you’ll become adept at dancing between the world’s and blending the two different flows.

Dancing Between the Realities

It also pays to be discerning with the truth that you express – when, where and how. Not everyone – in fact, most – are not going to be in a place where they can understand the higher reality and flows that you’re plugging into. Although the soul will yearn to be transparent (clarity and truthfulness are key qualities of the soul), nevertheless, it won’t necessarily pay to blurt out the entire workings of the cosmos when its homework time or your teenager is just off to the local rave!

So you’ve got to learn how to dance between the realities. Recognize the higher flow is always an educational opportunity – for the integration of the soul. This will embrace all those around you, even if they don’t yet get it. You may even see the lessons they’re supposed to get but aren’t yet ready to. Play your part, but be as gentle as possible – don’t use a sledgehammer to crack the outer layer!

In the lower flow, it will get more turgid – more regimented, according to the consensus karmic reality created. People will fall over, have challenging times and come a cropper in this reality. Nevertheless, we all only ever manifest the reflections we need, no matter how challenging.

So bless these distorted manifestations – these ‘accidents’ on the path – for they are excellent mirrors. And as people learn through them, more and more of the flow feeds in and connects up. And as it does, then the lower reality begins to shift more strongly and transform. In fact, your very consciousness is acting as a channel to feed in transforming flow.

Unsung heroes everywhere!

Did I say it was easy? It is not. But know that you’re not alone. You’re never alone. Higher consciousness is all around you, supporting you. It won’t always tell you exactly what to do however, because this is all about self-empowerment – self-realization. But it will give plenty of reflections and clues on the way.

Take heart, there are literally thousands of unsung heroes like you out there in the field, here to channel in the light. You may at times feel like you’re alone and perhaps going a bit crazy. You’re not! Stand firm, test you the truth, be prepared to adapt and evolve. But nevertheless, build trust in your truth. Trust in the bridge that you’re becoming, even if many around you haven’t got a clue what you’re doing!

Here you are, blending the higher flow into the lower one. A herculean task!

I see you.

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Pendulums 101 – What, How, Where and Why

Pendulum

Pendulums are a tool that can be used to access your Higher Self for guidance, clarity and helps us find answers to questions we may have. I have used a pendulum to check on which foods are good for me, to find an answer to a yes or no question, to see if my chakras are balanced, and to scan a room for energetic imbalances. I have observed shoppers pull out a pendulum at the grocery store and use their pendulum to help them make choices on which food would be best for them. It has been documented that Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein and General George S. Patton used pendulums to help them make decisions.

Pendulums are easy to make. You can use string, chain or piece of thread as a pendulum by sliding a weighted object through it such as a pendant or needle.  You may also purchase one from a metaphysical/new age store. When purchasing your own pendulum, it is best to test and see with which pendulum you connect with. It might move automatically when you come near it, or you might even hear it call to you. It is usually best to select your personal pendulum in a store rather than online. You can test the pendulum by watching the movement as you use it in person to see which one is volunteering to go home with you.

I suggest that you hold the pendulum in one hand and place the other hand underneath the pendulum. Ask the pendulum: please show me my “yes.” Then ask, please show me my “no”. If you do not know what your “yes” or “no” looks like, then you would ask the pendulum to show you. A “yes” can go back and forth, up and down, or even clockwise and counterclockwise. Take note after you request to be shown your “yes”. Next, ask to be shown your “no”. It should move in another direction. Very rarely will your “yes” or “no” change direction.

After purchasing the pendulum, it is best to cleanse it with sage, a prayer, or by simply putting it in sea salt without water. After you connect with your pendulum, I highly suggest that no on else use your pendulum. If you are the  sole user of the pendulum, it will work more efficiently for you. If has only your energy on it.

I always work with an intentional prayer before using my pendulum. Here is a sample of a prayer to connect with your guidance (Higher Self): I request that all information, guidance and answers come from my divine source. I clear myself of all outside influences and trust the answers are being channeled through my Higher Self.

When receiving an answer, trust the answer. Please do not keep asking the same questions more than once. When you don’t trust the answer, it brings doubt into your work with the pendulum and your results will be confusing and may not be accurate.

Do realize there will be times when you are unable to receive a clear answer, if this  happens, move onto another question. It may be time to put your pendulum aside. There is always the risk of using your pendulum too much and becoming dependent upon it. Please use your pendulum with caution and discernment.

It does help to have questions prepared ahead of time when you are using your pendulum for a personal question and answer session.  Be specific with your questions and be prepared to ask several questions in order to receive clear information regarding the area in question. Allow the pendulum to fully stop all movement before moving on to the next question.

Examples of good questions to ask your pendulum:

  • Am I going to move within the next 5 months?
  • Would it be beneficial for me to move from my current residence within the next 5 months?
  • Am I allergic to wheat at this time?

An example of a not so good question:

  • Am I going to move?
  • Will I ever fall in love?
  • Am I ever going to be happy?

Tips:

  1. Be sure you are in a clear frame of mind, relaxed, and emotionally and physically grounded. If there is a strong emotional attachment to the subject area in question, you may not receive clear and accurate information.
  2. Keep a notebook handy to write down your questions and your pendulum’s response as well as names and dates for documentation.
  3. Clear your pendulum often with sage, prayer, or sea salt.
  4. Have only your energy on the pendulum, no sharing.

You may wish to consider the following topics for pendulum consultations:

  1. Career
  2. Love, Relationships (family, love, friends, and coworkers)
  3. Money, Investments
  4. Health, your physical body
  5. Lost Items
  6. Foods
  7. Sex of a Baby
  8. Spiritual Guides
  9. Timeline
  10. Geographical areas for moving or travel

When I am through working with my pendulum, I close with a prayer of gratitude, for example: I thank my Higher Self/Higher Guidance for the assistance today. Thank you. I store my pendulum in either a bag or on top of a crystal. There are many people who carry their pendulums with them wherever they go. This is a personal choice.

If a pendulum should break, the energy might still feel the same for you. Only you will be able to tell if the pendulum still “feels” the same.

There are many different uses for personal pendulums. I have listed a few ways that I use my pendulum in my personal and professional practices. I encourage you to explore, and have fun as you experiment with your own pendulum.

Blessings and Light,

Laurie

Laurie Barraco

Laurie Barraco

Laurie Barraco is a professional intuitive counselor, medium, author, recording artist, teacher and the owner of The Mystical Moon, a healing center in Fort Myers, Florida. Laurie offers readings, courses and healing products through The Mystical Moon Online Store. You can connect with her at The Mystical Moon Facebook Page.

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7 Signs That You Are Experiencing A Spiritual Awakening

Spiritual Awakening

We have all experienced times in our lives where life is chaotic and our patience and faith are tested. Usually, when things are not going well and you are feeling that you may have lost your way, you are in fact experiencing a spiritual awakening. A spiritual awakening is not as lovely and dreamy as it sounds. Often the way spirit gets us to grow and evolve is through challenges and a few dark nights of the soul. It is through these challenges that we are provided the opportunity to make conscious decisions to work through our unhealthy habits and disconnect from toxic relationships and careers.

Related Article: 6 Signs The World Is Experiencing a Spiritual Awakening RIGHT NOW

How Does One Know If They Are Experiencing A Spiritual Awakening? 

  1. You have zero tolerance for drama and gossip and cannot and will not be bothered with it at all.
  2. You feel ungrounded and your ability to focus is challenged.
  3. You crave time alone to yourself and would like to be left alone.
  4. You begin to question just about everything – your job, your lifestyle habits, your relationships and seek alternate healthier alternatives.
  5. Your intuition is at an all-time high and your dreams are vivid and are filled with tons of messages.
  6. There is a breakdown of order in almost every area of  your life, there are s@$! storms everywhere.
  7. You do not feel like yourself. You may even be uncomfortable in your own skin. It almost seems like you are living your life through different eyes.

How To Manage These Shifts

  • Be patient and gentle with yourself.
  • Release judgement about how things look in the moment.
  • Meditate
  • Don’t rush to make huge changes without giving a lot of thought to your options and checking your resources before making a drastic lifestyle change.
  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Schedule a healing date with your favorite and trusted energy practitioner.
  • De-clutter your home/office/car/mind.
  • Sage yourself and your personal space.
  • Carry and or wear grounding stones such as: hematite, black tourmaline, tiger’s eye, fluorite and or selenite.
  • Pay attention and listen to your intuition. It is going to show you the next best step for you to take.
  • Remind yourself of this truth – This too shall pass and you will be stronger, wiser and happier for these experiences.
  • Journal, write down your thoughts, feelings and inspirations.

There is no way to avoid challenges in our lives and change is always a constant in our lives. We might as well suit up, show up and put our best foot forward and make the best out of our experiences. Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.

Related Article: 14 Unique Symptoms of a Spiritual Awakening

Blessings and Light,

Laurie Barraco

Laurie Barraco

Laurie Barraco

Laurie Barraco is a professional intuitive counselor, medium, author, recording artist, teacher and the owner of The Mystical Moon, a healing center in Fort Myers, Florida. Laurie offers readings, courses and healing products through The Mystical Moon Online Store. You can connect with her at The Mystical Moon Facebook Page.

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The Number Nine is Truly Divine – Here’s Why!

You don’t need to study Nature for very long before figuring out that there is a mathematical structure for everything. From flowers to seashells to hurricanes to our own Milky Way Galaxy, there resides the Fibonacci sequence spiral; the Golden Ratio of Phi which demonstrates a perfect order emanating from a single point and is what even allows leaves to grow on plants so perfectly spaced as to give each the best shot at being exposed to sunlight.

Math can even be found in every religion and in this aspect exists as the more commonly termed “Sacred Geometry” when it comes to correlating mathematical forms and formulations with that of Divine Creation. The one specific representation of creation in Sacred Geometry is called The Flower of Life pattern (which begins with the Seed of Life pattern) and is also where Phi is derived from.

Geometric patterns can, of course, be represented numerically and if we take the simple shapes from these patterns and study basic mathematical measurements such as radius, diameter, circumference, etc. we can find something very strange about one particular number if we just look close enough.

You could even say there is a code hidden right before our very eyes within the language of our universe; the language of mathematics (and sound, but let’s save that for another article). And it just so happens that the very last number in our common base 10 system, the number 9, has many qualities that no other numbers possess. For starters, when you begin to bisect a circle, we see 9 at every cut.

Let’s take a look…

  • A circle is 360 degrees: 3+6+0=9
  • A circle divided in half is 180 degrees: 1+8+0=9circle
  • This will be true as well for all reductions including 45-degree angles within a circle as well as 90-degree angles: (45 degrees) 4+5=9, (90 degrees) 9+0=9, (135 degrees) 1+3+5=9, (225 degrees) 2+2+5=9, (270 degrees) 2+7+0=9, (315 degrees) 3+1+5=9
  • It will continue if we add the 30-degree cuts together as well, for example: (60 degrees + 30 degrees) 6+0+3+0=9. Or (210 degrees + 240 degrees) 2+1+0+2+4+0=9

A scientist by the name of Marko Rodin has stated that Vortex-Based Mathematics can solve Pi and prove it to be a whole, recurring pattern such as a loop. He demonstrates this through numerous experiments with his Rodin Coil invention based on the shape of a torus (which is an infinite, rotating, donut-shaped loop) which represents regularities in the decimal (base 10) numerical system that have not yet been previously documented. toroid_color

Due to the central wires in the Rodin Coil, a magnetic field is created in the center of the torus and currently, this has proven useful for motors, electromagnets, and antennae which of course the U.S. Government has taken a vast interest in.

There are also medical devices being used to help treat cancer patients based on Rodin’s technology. (source: markorodin.com) Many speculate that the Rodin Coil reignites the hope for free energy and in my personal opinion based on what I’ve studied of his work, he could very well be the Nikola Tesla of our time.

When so many undeniable patterns are found within and so many tangible connections can be made between energy, the fabric of our very universe and the spiral to and from infinite creation, we would be rather naïve to deny that there are answers hidden in these vast mathematical mysteries. And for anyone who has seen the Matrix movies, you will get where I’m going when I say that what is going on with the number 9, and the fractal patterns in nature and reality, is perhaps a simulation, a holographic projection of time-space and perhaps all that ever truly exists in our perceptions.

I’m a firm believer that we create our own reality; therefore I must entertain the idea that we are conscious creators within a hyperspace program of sorts. A program that is both organic and artificial design if you will, all wrapped up in our cosmic playground begging for our discovery of and awakening to the magic just waiting around every 90-degree corner.

If you’d like more information on the Hidden Code of 9 or Vortex-Based Mathematics, check out the following video and links:

The Number 9 Code:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Stw316T0nQg

https://vortexmath.webs.com/

https://markorodin.com/

 

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

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What Cycle of Collective Awakening Are We In Now? This Ancient Chart Shows Us

By Tanaaz | Forever Conscious

We are all part of the collective consciousness. This means that together we are all responsible for the creation of life on Earth.

If we were to understand this on the deepest of levels, seeking higher consciousness would be the most important journey in life.

Higher consciousness would be more important than money, fame or the material world because with higher consciousness everyone would benefit and everyone would feel the bliss.

If we were to all raise our levels of consciousness there would no war, no famine, no abuse, no disease, and no hatred.

Masculine and feminine energies would be in balance and there would be no natural disasters or environmental threats to the planet. The world would be a much different place.

Many, many years ago, this is how we lived on Earth. In fact, there was a time in history that higher consciousness reigned supreme. This was referred to as the Golden Age and is part of a cycle known as the “Great Year” or the Yuga Cycle.

The Yuga Cycle tracks the Sun, Earth and the planet Sirius. When the Sun is closest to Sirius, we enter into this amazing period of higher consciousness called the Golden Age. When the Sun is furthest away from Sirius, we enter into the Iron Age or Kali Yuga.

The Iron Age is where consciousness is lost and replaced with ego, greed, materialism and so on. During the Iron Age, our spiritual powers and ability to raise our consciousness becomes dimmed.

According to the Yuga Cycle, which is 24,000 years long, planet Earth and our collective consciousness move around this cycle from periods of high consciousness to low consciousness.

In a way, we can think of it like seasons. The Iron Age is when our planet is in the “winter”, and consciousness is put to sleep and we forget who we really are.

In the “summer” however, we have full access to our powers and potential and are able to access higher levels of consciousness and other dimensions and download intuitive and telepathic information.

In 2012, it is believed that we finally emerged from the Iron Age or Kali Yuga into the Bronze Age.

In the Bronze Age, consciousness begins to slowly rise. More and more people start to become aware of their spirituality and more and more people are open to things like crystals, energy healing and even, things like this website.

After the Bronze Age, we move into a higher level of consciousness known as the Silver Age and then into the highest level of consciousness which is known as the Golden Age. This movement is known as ascending consciousness.

After the Golden Age, we move back into the Silver Age, into the Bronze Age, and into the Iron Age. This movement is known as descending consciousness.

During the Golden Age, our wise ancestors understood that we would have to lose our levels of consciousness during the Iron Age, so they left clues. Our ancestors left clues so we could remember who we truly are and our pure potential.

These clues are seen in highly advanced, sacred sites like Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids of Giza. They are also seen in ancient artifacts like the dead sea scrolls, in ancient temples and so on.

The higher our consciousness raises, the more likely we are to keep uncovering these clues and understanding what they are really all about.

Lightworkers, Earth Angels, and Starseeds are also sent to Earth during the dark periods to bring reminders.

The Yuga Cycle does not track consciousness on an individual level, but rather a global level. The Yuga cycle is used to determine the era of humanity we are in, and where we are heading as a society.

The Yuga Cycle also matches up with the astrological ages. When we shifted into the Age of Aquarius on December 21, 2012, we also shifted into the Bronze Age.

The next shift into the Silver Age lines up with our movement into the Age of Capricorn and the Golden Age with our shift into the Age of Scorpio.

The Golden Age lasts the longest and is 9,600 years, followed by the Silver Age which is 7,200 years, the Bronze Age which is 4,800 years and the Iron Age which is 2,400 years.

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3 Masterful Activites to Manifest a Congruent Life

Image result for congruent spiritualTo live a congruent life simply means to be living in space that you have consciously created for yourself. A space that serves a great purpose and acts as the foundation upon which you manifest excellence into your life. This is a space where you’ve taken delicate care to tend to, always making sure it’s neat, tidy, ever-expanding and in alignment with what makes you feel most alive.

If you are sitting there asking yourself if you even have such a space, don’t worry, you are not alone. In fact, most of us don’t consciously take the time to give ourselves one moment of relaxation at the end of a full day. Somewhere along the line, it’s as if new software was installed in the psyches that told us life always had to be hard; and that if it wasn’t, then we were doing something wrong.

Often times, along with such core beliefs that have taken root deep within us, other beliefs that don’t always serve us start to form and grow as well. We might believe that only when we struggle do we deserve happiness; that it must always come with a price. Or even worse, that we are unworthy of happiness (or love) at all.

And perhaps that is the key to it all…which reminds me of every old 50’s romance tune…love is all you need, right? But is that enough? Well, yes…and no. See, love in and of itself is not out for itself. It just IS. And perhaps that is it’s the greatest lesson to soak in from dancing on the edge of it’s madness to falling into it’s most frightening and dark depths of another human soul. But there must be consciousness behind the love for it to have meaning. Meaning, we as our awesome human selves, determine the level at which we can experience love, by the amount we are willing to give love, be vulnerable, and open to taking some indefinite leaps of faith.

Love leads us to some intense and scary places sometimes, and yet collectively we continue to innately know that to have love in our lives, is to have peace in our hearts. And that, I believe is the first step to true happiness, or what I like to call, “congruent living”. Image result for congruent spiritual quote

From years of studying the connection between the heart and the mind, as well as the principles of Quantum Mechanics, I can comfortably say that anyone, no matter the race, gender, creed, nationality, etc. has the capability to manifest peace within their own hearts. Even in the direst of suffering, this noble act is not some mystic’s tale. In fact, it is often within suffering itself that we are lead to the conscious awareness of the true amount of control we have over the quality of our lives; merely for the fact, we have control over the quality of our thoughts…

The first… would be that the consciousness must be present that the power to bring peace to one’s heart resides within oneself. This can manifest in many different ways for many different people, but usually accompanies a major event of some kind ranging from a near-death drowning or car accident, or losing someone close to you. Getting a reminder that nothing is trivial and all we truly have is this moment is the quickest and shortest route to gaining this conscious awareness. But it doesn’t have to be that serious all the time. And by that I mean, if you learn to listen to the subtle messages of the Universe, it will gently whisper in your ear instead of taking a proverbial 2×4 to your head when you choose to ignore it. 🙂

Once you can find peace within your own heart, you have just taken the “For Sale” sign off of that space I mentioned earlier on. You’ve allowed yourself to make perhaps one of the greatest investments in your overall health because now you have a “go-to”. Some people get to their space through breathing exercises, or simply taking a moment to close their eyes and imagine their favorite vacation beach spot or perhaps their own children’s laughter.

And yet other people will think of loved ones or anything that ignites a sense of inner joy, gratitude, connection to the Source of life. Basically we are by-passing the logical brain often lead by the ego that convinces of we aren’t worthy of stepping into these higher vibrational states of living.

The second way to master living a life of congruence would be to always be pushing yourself to step more and more into your greatness. Meaning, do more of what makes you feel alive, do what you’re good at and what you enjoy sharing with others. This is true giving of yourself and of your gifts and the more you do it, the greater you expand your space. Think of it as an interior upgrade or like putting an addition onto the house. You will soon realize that it’s not so much the “doing” but rather the “being” that allows it all to unfold. And it is not much a matter of will, but rather a matter of willingness to trust the Universe that brings forth ideas and thus ultimately creations into the material world.

The third and final masterful activity would include welcoming not only the “good” stuff but not avoiding the “bad”. To always see the lesson in the pain is true sight. To be able to view yourself and your life without judgment, but always with conscious movement towards embodying our most true selves, is “absolute” congruent living. To zoom out and see the greater whole rather than pin-pointing on bits and pieces of it, we can innately reconnect to our own inner grand vision; the one which reminds us we are connected to everything and everyone.

When you look at your life and see the balance amongst even what some might call “chaos”, is to have expanded your vision into the realm of “anything goes” when it comes to manifestation. Allowing yourself to be open to the opportunity for growth and expansion as your inner roots climb deep down into the dark, is what gives the fruits above the life-source to bloom and blossom. And as a favorite mentor of mine always says, “The deeper the roots, the sweeter the fruits.”

Have a most fruitful, congruent week everyone! <3

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

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