The Birth of Solutions

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We are living in a time where we are at war with everything in order to preserve our health, our environment, our fellow creatures, our human rights and even fighting for the right to choose how we farm and what we eat, this is literally a war on human survival and human consciousness, a war pushed upon us by the oligarchy, a war that we were blindly coerced and trapped into, yet as voluntarily supporters, as willing slaves.

Many people I know are feeling overwhelmed by current world events, some feel that the global level of political corruption is so deep that there is nothing we can do to change things, these people will often use the words ‘us’ and ‘them’, them being the oligarchy, the control system, or many know them as secret societies such as the Illuminati. It is easy to feel overwhelmed when you become aware of these issues. This is something I understand. My background is primarily as an Environmental scientist, I too, at times felt overwhelmed and know that the level of environmental devastation, animal and human exploitation is not something we can easily change after dedicating my whole life to this field and seen very few triumphs.

However, I now see things entirely differently and those that follow my writing or my podcast will know I often refer to this situation as an environmental crisis reflecting the crisis of human consciousness.

So, I offer some thoughts for those that feel helpless or overwhelmed and I suggest you explore some links below and or listen to my latest podcast ”Awakened Imagination”, for further support, which can be found on my site over at Sailing Beyond Knowledge at Podomatic.

If we keep affirming a victim mentality with believing ‘they have ultimate control’, it is only our conditioned victim mentality that gives ‘them’ such powers. It is definitely a daily discipline to decondition oneself from the victim frame of thinking, it is a deep conditioning that we all have been playing a part of.

The current ‘control system’ is only operating from one tiny low vibrational field of consciousness, which is limited by our belief that ‘they’ are all powerful, however, ‘they’ are only motivated by their fear of us realizing the truth and their arrogance that they are more powerful than the natural course of evolution which is taking place now, it will take each of us to realize we are co-creating the reality we are experiencing.

This control system that wants us to feel diminished and helpless cannot control a human being that realizes s/he is no longer a victim in the new reality, whilst we discover we are unlimited multisensory beings that can shape our own reality because we are part of a multidimensional universe which is infinite and ever changing. The environmental crisis is a crisis of human consciousness, though consciousness is changing in the face of destruction.

Solutions

We are forming a global tribe of caring, conscious and active beings, doing many important things to focus on the solutions to move into a new paradigm of conscious living aligned with planetary and universal harmony. Our ”tribe” of conscious caring beings is now gathering momentum in the millions, things are changing. It is a crucial time to take your attention away from what the corrupt system is doing and focus with intention using your mind and your heart on what you want to see the world change too, for earth and for your children. By doing this, we can terraform the future survival of humanity with intention, imagine the world you want to live in, this itself is powerful if enough of us are using our intention to open doors to manifest a new reality on many levels.

We have to embrace any opportunity we can to be sustainable, live in or work with sustainable communities off the grid that are growing in number worldwide, move somewhere you can easily access the land and work with other communities to grow food, if you live in a city, support organic and sustainable communities, get involved in some active way. From my own sources I know of incredible things happening, more and more people are using alternative energy devices at different locations around the world for their communities.

Humans are extremely resilient, the Gaia consciousness of the earth is too, she is very strong. So I ask those of you that feel defeated and powerless to realize that there is still hope, hope that lies with the growing millions that carry a new torch. Please try and be positive, at least for all of us if not for yourself, it is what each of us as brothers and sisters of a dying earth owe to the planet and one another and need to be in order to rebuild a new conscious community and sustainable system. Connect with promising powerful movements with the millions of people whom we are working with, very powerful global awakened connections, so put your intent there on solutions, and take your focus away from the darkness, the light needs to gather momentum now, so we can make the change quickly.

Check out the links below including the Ubuntu movement, a growing movement that is also making steps to become a political party in every part of the world, growing in number of supporters, not just in South Africa but in the USA and Europe and there will be one here in South America soon. Ubuntu educates people on human sovereignty and sustainability, they are going to be running political parties world wide. Then check out the New Earth Nation which is busy organizing world wide blueprints for global sustainable communities and education programs they are also collaborating with Ubuntu and the Thrive Movement. These powerful conscious movements need your help and support. This is the birth and foundation of a new way of life for humans born out of destruction. I believe that those of us that are conscious and understand how to become self sufficient will survive.

Nothing stays the same, everything changes. In realizing we are multi-sensory beings and that this reality is a fictional construction dictated to us. Then we are no longer victims to it. If we are able to realize this and many of us are, then ‘their’ attempts to ”control” us is failing miserably which is why ‘they’ are being more intensive with their efforts to curb our evolution of consciousness.

As Quantum Physics is beginning to realize that even the smallest particle is affected by our observation of it, this has been scientifically proven, a particle changes it’s behaviour when we are observing it, the same with trees and plants that have been discovered to communicate on a multi sensory level, when we become aware of them communicating, they respond to that awareness, again, this is because our consciousness is able to change and morph this reality because we are part of the multi-dimensional infinity of divine consciousness. This is not something any elite 1 percent can attempt to control, however hard they try…. how can one control God consciousness? It is simply not possible. This is where the elite show themselves to be ignorant or blinded by their short-sighted addiction to power and limited by existence and will stay trapped in a low vibrational field that they have built for themselves to exist in that cannot be sustained in an infinitely changing universe that we are all affected by.

God consciousness is love, this love wants to be realized in each of us or in each of our souls, this will inevitably happen as we naturally evolve from one level of consciousness to another, from the microcosm, we realize all biological cells work more successfully as a community performing and functioning more efficiently.

We naturally progress to the macrocosm from the microcosm, after the realization that any single cell that becomes self serving and not functioning for the greater good of the whole, will stop evolving and soon whither and die as there is nothing else it is in harmony with. This is why we see so much cancer about at the moment, it’s a manifestation of the malfunctioning deformations we have created as a product of our thinking that we are better off self serving and from the belief system that we are separate from our environment and universe, the macrocosm.

Those cells working as a community evolving to become higher more advanced life forms are sustainable, these life forms have achieved harmony through co-creation. While some self servers malfunction, whither and die off, the harmonious ones are self sustaining and evolving to higher states of consciousness, this natural rule applies to humans too.

We can see this from the beginning of life on earth with the early single cells evolving to our current biodiversity of elaborations of cell communities forming complex and more advanced beings from insects to large mammals and plants such as trees and earth itself as a Gaia. The formation of trillions of co-creating, interacting systems of elaborate biological communities. All in harmony with one another, everything that exists apart from us realizes naturally it is part of an infinite god consciousness, now it’s our turn to do the same.

We are a bit slower because we have allowed ourselves to become conditioned by certain misconceptions such as the idea we are separate from God consciousness or infinity. Some of us are getting there at our own rate and painfully…The ultimate change from this paradigm to a more harmonious one may not happen in our life times but it is an inevitability, not stoppable. It is part of our mission to evolve to higher states of consciousness, which is the microcosmic seed. Remember God is Love and wants us to realize we are part of this infinite co-creation.

We have the opportunity to lay the foundation stone for a new world. Perhaps we needed to create a ‘them’ and ‘us’ illusion to facilitate this realization. However, I personally hope it is no longer at the price of the planet and our fellow creatures misery and suffering or extinction……I have up till now thought that will be the outcome as we are living in the sixth greatest mass extinction of all time. However, I now have a renewed hope and faith as I have had my own personal inner transformation of feeling what I attempt to explain in words here, though words detract from the experience of God being infinite Love, that is a potential seed laying in all of us waiting for each of us to awaken to our ability and power to co-create with the creator, a new and more harmonious reality aligned with Gaia and the Cosmos:-)

Thank you for your attention

With Love from Carlita

Links and Resources

Evolve to Ecology- Information on eco housing, alternative energy, ecological economy, blue prints for sustainability
http://www.evolvetoecology.com

Sailing Beyond Knowledge
http://sailingbeyondknowledge.podomatic.com

Ubuntu Movement
http://www.michaeltellinger.com/ubuntu-cont.php

New Earth Nation
http://www.newearthnation.org

New Earth Nation Blue print
http://www.newearthnation.org/…/New%20Earth%20Blueprint…

Free Energy
Peswiki.com
http://peswiki.com/index.php/Main_Page

Breakthrough Energy Movement

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No More Victimhood

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Many of my clients and friends are feeling overwhelmed by current world events, some feel that the global level of political corruption is so deep that there is nothing we can do to change things, these people will often use the words ‘us’ and ‘them’, them being the oligarchy, the control system, or many know them as secret societies such as the Illuminati.  It is easy to feel overwhelmed when you become aware of these issues. This is something I understand.  My background is primarily as an Environmental scientist, I too, at times felt overwhelmed and believed that the level of environmental devastation,  animal and  human exploitation was not something we could easily change after dedicating my whole life to this field.

However, I now see things entirely differently and those that follow my writing or my podcast will know I often refer to this situation as the environmental crisis reflecting the crisis of human consciousness.  So, I write this for those that feel helpless or overwhelmed and I suggest you read a few of my earlier posts and or listen to my latest podcast Awakened Imagination for further support, which can be found on my site over at Sailing Beyond Knowledge at Podomatic.

If we keep affirming a victim mentality with believing ‘they have ultimate control’, it is only our conditioned victim mentality that gives ‘them’ such powers.  It is definitely a daily discipline to decondition oneself from the victim frame of thinking, it is a deep conditioning that we all have been playing a part of. The current ‘control system’ is only operating from one tiny low vibrational field of consciousness which is limited by our belief that ‘they’ are all powerful, however ‘they’ are only motivated by their fear of us realizing the truth and their arrogance that they are more powerful than the natural course of evolution which is taking place now which is for each of us to realize we are co-creating the reality we are experiencing. This control system that wants us to feel diminished and helpless cannot control a human being that realizes s/he is no longer a victim in the new reality whilst we discover we are unlimited multi-sensory beings that can shape our own reality because we are part of a multidimensional universe that is infinite and ever changing.

Nothing stays the same, everything changes. In realizing we are multi-sensory beings and that this reality is a fictional construction dictated to us. Then we are no longer victims to it. If we are able to realize this and many of us are, then ‘their’ attempts to ”control” us is failing miserably which is why ‘they’ are being more intensive with their efforts to curb our evolution of consciousness.

As Quantum Physics is beginning to realize that even the smallest particle is affected by our observation of it, this has been scientifically proven, a particle changes it’s behaviour when we are observing it, the same with trees and plants that have been discovered to communicate on a multi-sensory level, when we become aware of them communicating they respond to that awareness, again, this is because our consciousness is able to change and morph this reality because we are part of the multidimensional infinity of divine consciousness. This is not something any elite 1 percent can attempt to control, however hard they try…. how can one control God consciousness?  It is simply not possible. This is where they show themselves to be ignorant or blinded by their short-sighted addiction to power and limited by existence and will stay trapped in a low vibrational field that they have built for themselves to exist in that cannot be sustained in an infinitely changing universe that we are all affected by.

God consciousness is love, this love wants to be realized in each of us or in each of our souls, this will inevitably happen as we naturally evolve from one level of consciousness to another, from the microcosm, we realize all biological cells work more successfully as a community performing and functioning more efficiently.

We naturally progress to the macrocosm from the microcosm, after the realization that any single cell that becomes self serving and not functioning for the greater good of the whole, will stop evolving and soon whither and die as there is nothing else it is in harmony with. This is why we see so much cancer about at the moment, it’s a manifestation of the malfunctioning deformations we have created as a product of our thinking we better off self serving and from the belief we are separate from our environment and universe, the macrocosm.

Those cells working as a community evolving to become higher more advanced life forms are sustainable, these life forms have achieved harmony through co-creation. While some self servers malfunction, whither and die off, the harmonious ones are self sustaining and evolving to higher states of consciousness.

We can see this from the beginning of life on earth with the early single cells evolving to our current biodiversity of elaborations of cell communities forming complex and more advanced beings from insects to large mammals and plants such as trees and earth itself as a Gaia formation of trillions of co creating, interacting systems of elaborate biological communities. All in harmony with one another, everything that exists apart from us realizes naturally it is part of an infinite god consciousness.

We are a bit slower because we have allowed ourselves to become conditioned by certain misconceptions such as the idea we are separate from God consciousness or infinity.  Some of us are getting there at our own rate and painfully…  The ultimate change from this paradigm to a more harmonious one may not happen in our life times but it is an inevitability, not stoppable. It is part of our mission to evolve to higher states of consciousness, which is the macro-cosmic seed. Remember God is Love and wants us to realize we are part of this infinite co-creation.

Perhaps we needed to create a ‘them’ and ‘us’ illusion to facilitate this realization. However, I personally hope it is no longer at the price of the planet and our fellow creatures misery and suffering or extinction……I have up till now thought that will be the outcome as we are living in the sixth greatest mass extinction of all time. However, I now have a renewed hope and faith as I have had my own personal inner transformation of feeling what I attempt to explain in words here, though words detract from the experience of God being infinite Love, that is a potential seed laying in all of us waiting for each of us to awaken to our ability and power to co-create with the creator, a new and more harmonious reality aligned with Gaia and the Cosmos:-)

Thank you for your attention

With Love from Carlita

By Carlita Shaw, author of The Silent Ecocide-the environmental crisis is a crisis of human consciousness

Our External Environment Reflects Our Internal Emotional Environment

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Have you ever wondered that maintaining responsibility over our internal ecology ensures a sustainable healthy external ecology.

Many of us are realizing we are multi sensory beings, we are beginning to  see that the external world can be changed through working on changing ourselves inside first before we can see changes manifest externally. Those that still live as five sensory beings, think that consciousness is determined by the external world primarily, so therefore they try to make changes externally.

After working as an Ecologist for most of my professional life, I have recently observed that the environmental crisis is a crisis of human consciousness. Nothing that I or my fellow environmental conservationists do externally will be sustained for long. The problem will continue because the root of what is unfolding before us is a reflection of our internal deformations. The root cause therefore must be addressed.

If we want to end environmental exploitation, human exploitation or war, we cannot solve this by anything we do externally, the results will not be sustained long-term unless we address these issues internally. War is an internal process associated with insecurities that fuel greed and power, exploitation is an internal process associated with feelings of low self-esteem, humiliation, anger and pain, love, peace gratitude and joy are internal processes that can heal these issues sustainably for the long-term. Our state of internal being is a part of macro ecology, if we are not mindful or responsible for cleaning up our internal landscape, this undoubtedly reflects as a manifestation on our external environment because we are one, we are not separate from our external environment, we are deeply connected to a level everything that goes on internally is co-created externally through our concept/conception of ourselves in relation to our environment and others. This is what current research in quantum physics and new advanced fields in biology is discovering.

When we have become more aligned with our hearts and souls internally and taken responsibility of all aspects of these internal processes only then will we achieve outward peace and harmony for the environment and humanity. – by Carlita Shaw

By Carlita Shaw, author of The Silent Ecocide-the environmental crisis is a crisis of human consciousness

www.bethechangehypnotherapy.com

www.evolvetoecology.com

Awakened Imagination Podcast

 

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Art by Steep Aeon from Puyo Ecuador

Following in from Carlita’s recent article on the Power of Imagination click here to listen to Carlita’s podcast on Awakened Imagination

Carlita shares her recent discoveries as an antidote to the last podcast. Thanks to SBK friends and listeners Bo Atkinson from the States for forwarding Neville Goddard’s books and whom also connected Carlita to the work of the most talented photographer and painter Abe Goodale whom will be appearing on Sailing Beyond Knowledge at the end of 2014 to talk about his latest work Stepping Beyond and exhibition in Ecuador on Indigenous people and wilderness. Carlita also gives  thanks to a good friend in Canada, Fred Cusinato for making a generous donation to keep Sailing Beyond Knowledge afloat for another year

Carlita talks about the work of Neville Goddard one of the first initial speakers on Consciousness in the forties and fifties. Carlita then reads out an excerpt from her own writings on the Power of Imagination and how we have become so entrapped in this collective reality that we have no idea how powerful each of us really are, we are not victims of circumstances and we can break free of any concept of outer control limitations as soon as we realize these are all illusions, much like the Wizard behind the curtain in the Wizard of Oz. There is no such thing as luck or synchronicity or good fortune, everything we experience is a result of every single thought and feeling we are experiencing, the reason why things appear as synchronistic in nature is a result of thoughts manifesting into reality, even the background unnoticed mind chatter contributes to shaping our current reality. Once we realize this and begin to take action to become masters of our imagination and quiet the mind chatter, we begin to experience a harmony of our outer reality with realizing our inner dreams to a level that transforms lives and eventually the world, once we awaken to the magic in our imaginations. There is a nineteen minute excerpt of Neville Goddard speaking on the Awakened Imagination. Carlita will be holding Awakened Imagination workshops later this year combined with her Hypnotherapy work which is a very powerful combination.

”There’s nothing to change but our concept of self. Humanity is a single being despite its many forms and faces, and there is in it only such seeming separation, as we find in our own being when we are dreaming. The pictures and circumstances we see in dreams are creations of our own imagination and have no existence save in ourselves. The same is true of the pictures and circumstances we see in the circumstances of this dream of life. They reveal our concepts of ourselves. As soon as we succeed in transforming self, our world will dissolve and reshape itself, with that which our change affirms. The universe that we study with such great care is a dream, and we the dreamers of the dream, eternal dreamers dreaming noneternal dreams. One day, like Nebuchadnezzar, we shall awaken from the dream, from the nightmare in which we fought with demons, to find that we never really left our eternal home, that we were never born and never died, save in our dream”- Neville Goddard.

Further Mentioned Links and Resources

Awakened Imagination Neville Goddard Books

Abe Goodale Stepping Beyond South Americas Indigenous people and landscapes-photography and art project. His photography and paintings can also be seen at Abe Goodale tumblr

Music 

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The Power of Imagination

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As I walked along by the water this evening,  I looked out at the starry sky at the reflection of my mind, contemplating the universe, the law of assumption and the power of imagination. I began to feel distant from my physical body and mind, as if the dream was my waking state and that imagination is where we are truly alive and powerfully connected with infinity, our souls lay there sleepy, undiscovered, perhaps a little frustrated with us waiting for us to discover the power of our true nature, only when we reach the crossing point from the prison of this reality to states that tap into the aliveness of imagi-nation, i magic nation, I am magic nation.  When we learn the immense value and potency of what it means to bring imagination into this reality, it is to realize our dreams here now.

To do this we transcend the falseness of this prison we have made for ourselves through believing collectively that this reality is so real because we think it is the only one that we can rely on for survival, we strongly believe we need money to see our dreams come true and the only way to obtain it,  is to work hard to get what we want with sacrifices. Our programming is so strongly engrained, we collectively have bound ourselves to a deep enslavement to this reality. We believe the game we are playing is more important than discovering our true potential, we have forgotten how simple it is to step into self empowerment to get what we truly desire, which is always to transcend from one level of consciousness to a higher level.

However, one by one, each of us is being called upon to awaken from this waking dream into the inner power of our consciousness, our imaginations. We are each a piece of walking unrealized magic with an incredible ability to mould reality to create a life we have only ever dreamed of. We each of us believe it is unobtainable because we have enslaved ourselves to the programming that has been fed to us.

We have allowed our imaginations to become commandeered by the current oligarchic machine, owned by the programming of this illusionary reality. We allow it to continue by thinking we have to rely on what is dictated and governed over us in order to survive. The truth is far more surreal and yet so simply potent, once we are able to understand we are extremely powerful beings able to manifest all we need via our imaginations, via the law of assumption, the law of realizing we are a part of God.

 We are blessed reflections of god consciousness, blessed to manifest our hearts desire into reality, through the power of our imagination as god is love and wants us to have our hearts desire.  God continues to create, God Consciousness never stops creating, creation is infinite and all powerful, ever changing, God consciousness creates through us via the power of imagination………which is why any talented artist will say, s/he is simply a vessel for creativity itself to work through. It is now crucial timing, everything is in place for this transformation, for when we each realize this cosmic seed has been laying dormant within each of us.

Inside of you, whilst you read these words, this seed is waiting for you to open your eyes to the truth and let the sun shine on the inside to germinate the power of your imagination. This is why we are the answer, we are what we have been waiting for. The destruction manifesting around us is simply a reflection of the disconnection we feel with the cosmic seed, our imaginations,  our oneness, the key to realizing god is within, this is what will transform our current reality. It is an inside job now, nothing we do externally will prevent our enslavement from this reality other than awakening to self empowerment and self-sufficiency within each of us. This is the only way our existing enslavement will dissolve into oblivion, a parasitic force cannot have power over us when we realize we are greater that it, the reason it wants to own our imaginations by feeding us media programming is to keep us from realizing this simple truth.

Take a moment to remember a time when you felt deeply relaxed and at peace, now imagine something you desire deeply, step into the feeling of it and feel the sensation of it physically manifest in your body, by feeling it you are assuming it is granted, it is realized, that is all you need to do, this is the law of assumption and acknowledgement of infinite God consciousness. With this you are about to unleash the potential of your self empowerment. Practice this every night before you fall asleep, it is a discipline as we have abandoned our minds and imaginations to be governed by outside forces, with practice and connecting to feeling, the intensity of your imagination and feeling dictates the time period at which it becomes reality. Not only does this transform you, it also transforms the world you live in and the more of us that realize this, the more powerful we all become and the quicker the outward transformation reflects our inner awakening of the biggest kept secret.

We can step into the state we were in as children, this time, the difference is we are reuniting with the cosmic magic of the multiverse, the sacred feminine, the power of creation, realizing how we reflect god through consciousness with our gifts of imagination and the law of assumption to manifest further infinite magical gifts.

This is how we begin to understand that we are more powerful than we believe ourselves to be, once we see the results of this power, when we can see the magic in imagination and our ability to change our world into what we want it to be rather than believing that we are victims or helpless slaves to a greater malevolent force that has illusionary power over us. Once we transcend this false illusion, we are able to walk the kingdom of heaven on this earth. We will see healing spilling out through to Gaia and the cosmos will reunite with us. Earth knows she is a manifestation of god consciousness already, she waits for us to remember that we are too.

Thank you for your attention

With Love, Carlita

Carlita is holding Power of Imagination Workshops from February 2014 in Ecuador, go to her website below for details.

-Be The Change

www.bethechangehypnotherapy.com

On the illusion of needing healing,

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Do you feel you are broken in mind, body or spirit?  This is an illusion. Here is something to contemplate… We are all aspects of God or divine consciousness, therefore we are all perfect as we are, whatever emotional state we experience. The idea that we need to reach a goal to attain a state of constant joy or peace in order to be in harmony with source, is quite dismissive of the infinite nature of God that we reflect, it is also merciless on our humanity. We were not made to walk around blissful forever, infinity is having the ability to experience the richness of it ALL…then what we do with those experiences creates our wisdom, though some of that comes from our soul’s knowingness. We have to practice drawing on this inner awareness daily, moment to moment to let every emotion pass through us, and to be grateful for it all.

I see it like this, we need reference points, landmarks or polarities to navigate our way through experiences, just like we need the illusion of space between objects to be able to judge where to move our bodies from A to B. If we didn’t have these reference points, we wouldn’t know what heaven or hell was. We are born to the right to experience it all, therefore there is no need to become anything other than  what we already are.

Infinite LOVE 🙂

Carlita

www.bethechangehypnotherapy.com

True Words by Matt Licata

 

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Your confusion is not pathology, it is path. It has something to reveal to you that clarity and certainty could never, ever show you. The nature of confusion is wisdom, but you must make a home for it within you to receive its mysteries.

Your feeling of disconnection is not neurotic, it is intelligent. It has something to reveal to you that oneness could never, ever show you. If you will allow it to unfold, resisting the temptation to send it away, it will expose a secret within you.

Your sadness, your loneliness, your fear, and your anxiety are not mistakes. They are not obstacles on your path. They are the path. The freedom you are longing for is not found in the eradication of these, but in the information they carry. You need not transcend anything here, but be willing to become deeply intimate with your lived, embodied experience. Your intimacy is your path home.

There are movements of somatic wisdom arising within you that contain very important information for your journey. If you will provide shelter for what is burning within, you will see that these are no ordinary messengers. They are harbingers of integration, sent from beyond to reveal the wholeness that is the signature of this dimension. Nothing is missing, nothing is out of place, nothing need be sent away. Inside your body, in the center of your emotions, in the core of your somatic experience the sacred world is wild and alive. Feel it, friends. You have been brought to right here and right now, for this.

The beloved is here and she will continue to send her envoys to you, in the form of oneness and separation, broken and whole, confusion and clarity, and sadness and joy. Each of love’s forms has come to unlock a unique place within you, so that a particular form of light can come through into this world. You will burn until you are translucent, but it is within this burning that your gifts will be revealed.

Reclaiming our Connection with the Earth

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Click to Listen to –  Ecotherapy-Reclaiming our Connection with the Earth.

 

We cannot limit the healing work that lies before us to healing nature or healing the human being. We must unite both areas of healing, for in both cases it is the one life that is wounded: as outside, so within. The ecological outside of nature and the psychological inside of humans are two parts of the same whole. Outer destruction goes hand in hand with inner impoverishment and alienation.

Ecological devastation and human devastation are two sides of the same global disease which can only be correctly understood and overcome by being viewed as parts of a whole ecology of living that has been functioning out of balance and now seeks equilibrium if we are to survive with the planet. We now must seek equilibrium inside. If the Peace workers of the modern world & the future become aware of this sacred connection with the earth, then they will know that they serve the earth when they create peace within.

Do you have a deep unrest? A feeling of being unfulfilled, deepening apathy, depression, loss, anxiety and despair is rooted society’s belief that we are separate from nature.

”Repression of the ecological unconscious is the deepest root of many of the psychological, social, ecological, spiritual, and physical problems in contemporary industrial society. Ecocidal policies do not only attack and devastate ‘external’ nature but our ‘internal’ natures as well. This is why ecopsychology talks of ‘Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind”- Theodore Roszak

How Ecotherapy can help?

Ecotherapy is a profoundly healing therapy essential for grief, emotional and mental trauma, abuse, addictions, self empowerment, confidence, self nurturing, inner nourishment, cultivating inner peace. The core of the mind is the ecological unconscious where our natural feelings of connection to the world of nature and other organisms rest, connected to what the biologist E.O. Wilson calls ‘biophilia’.

1. The emerging synthesis of ecology and psychology

Other therapies seek to heal the alienation between person and person, person and family, person and society.
Ecopsychology or ecotherapy seeks to heal the more fundamental alienation between the recently created urban psyche and the age-old natural environment, human and nature and cosmos are one being, not separate entities.

2. The skillful application of ecological insight to the practice of
Ecotherapy

Ecopsychology is the reevaluation of certain compulsively “masculine” character traits that permeate our structures of political power and which drive us to dominate nature as we have a dominant right to rape the earth and as if we are alien to it. In this regard, ecopsychology draws significantly on the insights of the sacred feminine with a view to demystifying the male and female sexual stereotypes, In addition to seeing Earth as a consciousness made up of ecological units that make up its whole organism, much like the organs of the body, we are part of the earth”s consciousness and she is the deeper fabric of our consciousness in the web of life.

3. The study of our emotional bond with the Earth

The ecological ego matures toward a sense of ethical responsibility to the planet that is as vividly experienced as our ethical
responsibility to other people. It seeks to weave that responsibility into the fabric of social relations and political decisions. However, the corporatisation of the political world has become unethical and careless with it’s responsibility to protecting the planet. Unconsciously we take on this violence to the earth internalizing it. We are carrying the burden of responsibility, grief, guilt and loss, especially when we see ecocide unfolding on a daily basis with destruction of the rainforest and pollution of our oceans. We need to find ways to heal when we are feeling powerless with the overwhelming ecocide that we are living in and we a part of..

4. The search for an environmentally-based standard
of mental health.

For ecopsychology as for other therapies, the crucial stage of development is the life of the child. The ecological unconscious is regenerated in the newborn’s enchanted sense of the world. Ecotherapy seeks to recover the child’s quality of experience in functionally “sane” adults including through the experience of wilderness or wildness in nature and in inner nature.

5. Re-defining human mental balance in symbiotic ecological equilibrium with nature the earth and web of life.”

Open access to the ecological unconscious is the path to sanity. The contents of the ecological unconscious represent, in some degree, at some level of mentality, the living record of evolution, tracing back to distant initial conditions in the history of time. Ecopsychology deeply questions the essential sanity of our urban-industrial culture that has created rapid changes that we are still attempting to adapt to whilst struggling with our lost connection with nature. Ecopsychology seeks to heal and assimilate the effects of modern day life on our humanity, to heal and acknowledge our distance between earth and human, re-empowering humanity as a whole to a more harmonious symbiotic existence with the planet that takes care of us and nurtures us no matter what we do to her.

The energetic ecology of the internal body is profoundly connected to the 
energetic ecology of the earth and universe.” – Carlita Shaw

 

Consciousness after Death

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Sam Parnia practices resuscitation medicine. In other words, he helps bring people back from the dead — and some return with stories. Their tales could help save lives, and even challenge traditional scientific ideas about the nature of consciousness.

“The evidence we have so far is that human consciousness does not become annihilated,” said Parnia, a doctor at Stony Brook University Hospital and director of the school’s resuscitation research program. “It continues for a few hours after death, albeit in a hibernated state we cannot see from the outside.”

Resuscitation medicine grew out of the mid-twentieth century discovery of CPR, the medical procedure by which hearts that have stopped beating are revived. Originally effective for a few minutes after cardiac arrest, advances in CPR have pushed that time to a half-hour or more.

New techniques promise to even further extend the boundary between life and death. At the same time, experiences reported by resuscitated people sometimes defy what’s thought to be possible. They claim to have seen and heard things, though activity in their brains appears to have stopped.

It sounds supernatural, and if their memories are accurate and their brains really have stopped, it’s neurologically inexplicable, at least with what’s now known. Parnia, leader of the Human Consciousness Project’s AWARE study, which documents after-death experiences in 25 hospitals across North America and Europe, is studying the phenomenon scientifically.

Parnia discusses his work in the new book Erasing Death: The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death. Brandom Keim talked to Parnia about resuscitation and the nature of consciousness.

BK: In the book you say that death is not a moment in time, but a process. What do you mean by that?

Sam Parnia: There’s a point used to define death: Your heart stops beating, your brain shuts down. The moment of cardiac arrest. Until fifty years ago, when CPR was developed, when you reached this point, you couldn’t come back. That led to the perception that death is completely irreversible.

But if I were to die this instant, the cells inside my body wouldn’t have died yet. It takes time for cells to die after they’re deprived of oxygen. It doesn’t happen instantly. We have a longer period of time than people perceive. We know now that when you become a corpse, when the doctor declares you dead, there’s still a possibility, from a biological and medical perspective, of death being reversed.

Of course, if someone dies and you leave them alone long enough, the cells become damaged. There’s going to be a time when you can’t bring them back. But nobody knows exactly when that moment is. It might not just be in tens of minutes, but in over an hour. Death is really a process.

‘The idea that electrochemical processes in the brain lead to consciousness may no longer be correct.’

BK: How can people be brought back from death?

Parnia: Death is, essentially, the same as a stroke, and that’s especially true for the brain. A stroke is some process that stops blood flow from getting into the brain. Whether it’s because the heart stopped pumping, or there was a clot that stopped blood flow, the cells don’t care.

Brain cells can be viable for up to eight hours after blood flow stops. If doctors can learn to manipulate processes going on in cells, and slow down the rate at which cells die, we could go back and fix the problem that caused a person to die, then re-start the heart and bring them back. In a sense, death could become reversible for conditions for which treatments become available.

If someone dies of a heart attack, for example, and it can be fixed, then in principle we can protect the brain, make sure it doesn’t experience permanent cellular death, and re-start the heart. If someone dies of cancer, though, and that particular cancer is untreatable, then it’s futile.

BK: Are you talking about bringing people to life days or weeks or even years after they’ve died?

Parnia: No. This is not cryogenics. When you die, most of your cell death occurs through apoptosis, or programmed cell death. If your body is cold, the chemical reactions underlying apoptosis are slower. Making the body cold slows the rate at which cells decay. But we’re talking about chilling, not freezing. The process of freezing will damage cells.

BK: You also study near-death experiences, but you have a different term for it: After-death experience.

Parnia: I decided that we should study what people have experienced when they’ve gone beyond cardiac arrest. I found that 10 percent of patients who survived cardiac arrests report these incredible accounts of seeing things.

When I looked at the cardiac arrest literature, it became clear that it’s after the heart stops and blood flow into the brain ceases. There’s no blood flow into the brain, no activity, about 10 seconds after the heart stops. When doctors start to do CPR, they still can’t get enough blood into the brain. It remains flatlined. That’s the physiology of people who’ve died or are receiving CPR.

Not just my study, but four others, all demonstrated the same thing: People have memories and recollections. Combined with anecdotal reports from all over the world, from people who see things accurately and remember them, it suggests this needs to be studied in more detail.

BK: One of the first after-death accounts in your book involves Joe Tiralosi, who was resuscitated 40 minutes after his heart stopped. Can you tell me more about him?

Parnia: I wasn’t involved in his care when he arrived at the hospital, but I know his doctors well. We’d been working with the emergency room to make sure they knew the importance of starting to cool people down. When Tiralosi arrived, they cooled him, which helped preserve his brain cells. They found vessels blocked in his heart. That’s now treatable. By doing CPR and cooling him down, the doctors managed to fix him and ensure that he didn’t have brain damage.

When Tiralosi woke up, he told nurses that he had a profound experience and wanted to talk about it. That’s how we met. He told me that he felt incredibly peaceful, and saw this perfect being, full of love and compassion. This is not uncommon.

People tend to interpret what they see based on their background: A Hindu describes a Hindu god, an atheist doesn’t see a Hindu god or a Christian god, but some being. Different cultures see the same thing, but their interpretation depends on what they believe.

BK: What can we learn from the fact that people report seeing the same thing?

Parnia: At the very least, it tells us that there’s this unique experience that humans have when they go through death. It’s universal. It’s described by children as young as three. And it tells us that we should not be afraid of death.

BK: How do we know after-death experiences happen when people think they do? Maybe people misremember thoughts from just before death, or just after regaining consciousness.

Parnia: That’s a very important question. Do these memories occur when a person is truly flatlined and had no brain activity, as science suggests? Or when they’re beginning to wake up, but are still unconscious?

The point that goes against the experiences happening afterwards, or before the brain shut down, is that many people describe very specific details of what happened to them during cardiac arrest. They describe conversations people had, clothes people wore, events that went on 10 or 20 minutes into resuscitation. That is not compatible with brain activity.

It may be that some people receive better-quality resuscitation, and that — though there’s no evidence to support it — they did have brain activity. Or it could indicate that human consciousness, the psyche, the soul, the self, continued to function.

BK: Couldn’t the experiences just reflect some extremely subtle type of brain activity?

Parnia: When you die, there’s no blood flow going into your brain. If it goes below a certain level, you can’t have electrical activity. It takes a lot of imagination to think there’s somehow a hidden area of your brain that comes into action when everything else isn’t working.

These observations raise a question about our current concept of how brain and mind interact. The historical idea is that electrochemical processes in the brain lead to consciousness. That may no longer be correct, because we can demonstrate that those processes don’t go on after death.

There may be something in the brain we haven’t discovered that accounts for consciousness, or it may be that consciousness is a separate entity from the brain.

BK: This seems to verge on  supernatural explanations of consciousness.

Parnia: Throughout history, we try to explain things the best we can with the tools of science. But most open-minded and objective scientists recognize that we have limitations. Just because something is inexplicable with our current science doesn’t make it superstitious or wrong. When people discovered electromagnetism, forces that couldn’t then be seen or measured, a lot of scientists made fun of it.

Scientists have come to believe that the self is brain cell processes, but there’s never been an experiment to show how cells in the brain could possibly lead to human thought. If you look at a brain cell under a microscope, and I tell you, “this brain cell thinks I’m hungry,” that’s impossible.

It could be that, like electromagnetism, the human psyche and consciousness are a very subtle type of force that interacts with the brain, but are not necessarily produced by the brain. The jury is still out.

BK: But what about all the fMRI brain imaging studies of thoughts and feelings? Or experiments in which scientists can tell what someone is seeing, or what they’re dreaming, by looking at brain activity?

Parnia: All the evidence we have shows an association between certain parts of the brain and certain mental processes. But it’s a chicken and egg question: Does cellular activity produce the mind, or does the mind produce cellular activity?

Some people have tried to conclude that what we observe indicates that cells produce thought: here’s a picture of depression, here’s a picture of happiness. But this is simply an association, not a causation. If you accept that theory, there should be no reports of people hearing or seeing things after activity in their brain has stopped. If people can have consciousness, maybe that raises the possibility that our theories are premature.

BK: What comes next in your own research?

Parnia: In terms of resuscitation, we’re trying to non-invasively measure what happens in the brain, in real-time, using a special sensor that allows us to detect any impending danger and intervene before extensive damage is done.

On the question of consciousness, I’m interested in understanding the brain-based modulators of consciousness. What helps a person become conscious or unconscious? How can we manipulate that to help people who look like they’re unconscious? And I’m studying how consciousness can be present in people who’ve gone beyond the threshold of death. All we can say now is that the data suggests that consciousness is not annihilated.

Interview By Brandon Keim

Losing Your Religion of Perfection

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You feel peaceful, blissed out, in the flow. You’re manifesting perfectly and life is going to plan. You’re okay with everything that happens. You can’t imagine ever suffering again.

Cut to the next scene. There’s been some kind of loss, shock, bolt of lightning from the blue. You’re lying in bed, sick with pain, or grief, or despair. This was unexpected, unplanned. You’ve tried everything. Nothing’s working. Where did your awakening go? Weren’t you supposed to be the one who was okay with everything, who met every experience with equanimity and an effortless “yes”? Where did all your spiritual progress go? The spiritual ‘me’ feels humiliated and beaten up. Were you a fake, a fraud, a liar? Were you always kidding yourself? How do you get back to where you were? Don’t go back. Stay with it.

You’re awakening from another dream. The dream that present experience could or should conform to ANY image or expectation. You’re discovering your own inner authority. This scene is not a mistake. The movie of your life is not broken. You’re rediscovering how vast you are, how much you can hold. You don’t have to feel ‘okay’ all the time. You don’t have to be free from all resistance all the time. You are bigger than that, less limited. There is no ‘all the time’ for you.

You are the space for the okay and the not-okay, the acceptance and the resistance. You don’t need any fixed and unchangeable image of yourself. You don’t need to be the enlightened guru or the spiritual warrior. You don’t need to be the peaceful one, the awakened one, the strong one, the highly evolved one, the one immune to suffering. All are limitations on your nature. Simply be what you are, not ‘this’ one or ‘that’ one, but The One, the space for all of it and more, as it arises. Let life kick you off your pedestal time and time again, until you lose all interest in being on pedestals.

– Jeff Foster