Waking Times http://www.wakingtimes.com Entering a Time of Natural Health, Elevated Consciousness, Sustainable Living and Total Freedom. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:19:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Interstellar – The Secret Revelation http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/03/28/interstellar-the-secret-revelation/ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/03/28/interstellar-the-secret-revelation/#comments Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:03:42 +0000 http://www.wakingtimes.com/?p=55459 Jay Dyer - Interstellar is a grandiose film about a great number of serious philosophical and scientific concepts.

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Spoilers ahead.

Interstellar is a grandiose film about a great number of serious philosophical and scientific concepts. It’s also about a host other things, such as love, life, mistakes, meaning, etc., so knowing where to start an anlysis is a bit challenging, though as many of my friends have said, it seems to be the perfect “JaysAnalysis” movie. I concur. Many sites that have posted analyses make the correct point of viewing it as Christopher Nolan’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, and while that is fine as far as it goes, it also departs from Kubrick’s film in significant ways. I will go all out on this one like I did with Inception, which is the first analysis to gain a lot of traction – I think I have decoded the real meaning of Interstellar, so stick around for my big reveal at the end!

As often occurs, no other analyses seem to grasp the real point of the film. You’ll either see a philosophical analysis or a scientific one, with the latter usually bitching about some disputed sciencey detail that doesn’t matter anyway (it’s fiction). Nolan intends to not insult the audience’s intelligence, contrary to most of Hollywood, so fedoratheists ought to be grateful rather than stroking their own virtual E-egos, echoing some nitpicking from DeNeil Grassy McTyson. I also see connections toInception I will detail below, and in ballsy fashion proclaim that I will give you the conspiratorial and esoteric side none of the other sites will. As difficult as the film is to unpack, I can’t imagine the challenge of creating it, and Nolan’s preferred choice of not using CGI green screen vomit is all the more admirable. Let us ponder.

Interstellar begins by showing us a near future where the apocalypse is nigh: Earth is approaching its death-knell due to unexplained blights that have ravaged the planet. Famine is the chief concern as major crops such as corn are on their way out and farming is en vogue. We learn later that for whatever reason, oxygen began to deplete and the “dirt itself” turned on mankind – man and the earth are cursed. Edenic imagery is present here, as the dust of death to which man returns recalls the curse of Genesis 3 for rebellion in the Garden. While we are not told, one might speculate that genetically modifying crops and geoengineering the atmosphere may have been the cause of the blight and famine, and many in alternative media have been warning of this very real possibility. However, I am going to go out on a limb and propose a more speculative thesis no one else will: Interstellar is actually about the real secret space program and the plan to go off world to terraform, and beyond that, something even more outlandish. I recognize the high level of mad hatter tin foilage this evokes to many new readers, but bear with me and hear my case.

Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), a former NASA pilot and engineer who suffers nightmares following the loss of his wife and a past flight crash, finds himself and his family forced into a meager agrarian lifestyle as a result of the shutdown of NASA for aforementioned pragmatic communal concerns. Cooper’s daughter, Murph, shares the same fire for adventure and exploration as her humbled father, indulging her gifted inquisitive and speculative side in devouring books and debating her teachers. In fact, New America has even changed its textbooks to portray the original NASA Apollo mission as a faked charade to “bankrupt the Soviet Empire.” Conspiracy theorists globally perked up at that one, as Cooper is rebuffed by Murph’s school officials she isn’t qualified for college, being too rebellious. At this juncture, it is important to delve into what I think is the purpose of this puzzling faked moon landing reference.

I am of the view that the original NASA moon landings were faked and were filmed on a sound stage. I realize that is highly controversial and liable to cause a ruckus, but readers can choose to do what they what they will, given the incoherent accounts of the astronauts and engineers. However, that does not mean that I think there is no space program or that it was actually “shut down” by Obama. The real plan was the erecting of a faux NASA that functioned as a front for a covert, secret space program that has been largely hidden from public purview. When we consider that the technology that we now possess today, such as the Internet itself, was created back in the 50s and 60s, it is difficult to gauge how advanced the present day secret technology at places such as DARPA or various underground bases truly is.  NASA has thus been a longtime cover and distraction from the real black budget space programs. Much of the so-called “UFO” phenomena has nothing to do with aliens, but is precisely the advanced technology of this very secret program. The “alien” nonsense functions as a media veil for these black projects in much the same way as “NASA.”

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To Infinity and Beyond the Abyss.

I believe the secret space program is the hidden reference in the film because we discover the electromagnetic phenomena at Cooper’s farmhouse are relaying coordinates to an old underground base, specifically NORAD. A curious Cooper and Murph track down these coordinates to discover NASA still exists and that space travel never truly ended. A lie was concocted to cloak the real space program, which has focused all its energy towards going off world. Scientists and researchers have clandestinely appropriated the government’s taxes and funds, signaling a clear reference to the military industrial complex’s black budget programs in our world.  And, just like in Interstellar, that complex uses mass deception: Ours concocts “climate change” and “sustainability” as contrived crises to cloak one of their biggest secrets – going off world. However, the plan is not merely terraforming some Sector Z Globule as a utopian space base, but a mass depopulation and culling along the lines of the 1979 film version of Moonraker. A clue to this is also given in the books shown on Murph’s shelf, one of which is Stephen King’s The Stand, in which a bio weapon is released that ravages the global population and collapses the United States. What books and inter-textual references are chosen in Nolan films are crucial to decoding and understanding the total picture, as I have detailed here and here.

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Film banner on planet Mann, where there is nothing but lies and death.

How far along this program is, I don’t know, but this theme has existed in sci-fi and popular films for decades. Numerous movies carry this motif, from Sky Captain and the World of Tommorrow to 2012, as well as numerous novels and young adult fiction works, such as The Passage  (Project Noah!)or The Maze Runner, and the idea is not that far-fetched when one considers the older eugenics movement as morphed into technocratic bioengineering and transhumanism – and this is exactly what is revealed in Interstellar.  The transhumanism element will become key later in this analysis. Professor Brand (Michael Caine) explains to Cooper that NASA has a “Plan A” to solve gravity and save earth, and a “Plan B,” to take 5,000 frozen human baby-cicles to one of three potentially inhabitable worlds. The mission to terraform another planet also hearkens back to the story of Noah, as the ship that will carry Cooper and crew becomes a new ark.

I should also mention that the electromagnetic “Poltergeist” events at Cooper’s farm include an old Indian Air Force drone seemingly seeking out Cooper (actually Murph), farm equipment mysteriously driving themselves to the house, and books falling off of Murph’s shelf she interprets as morse code. Fearing the loss of her father, Murph proclaims the message to spell out “Stay,” and begs Cooper not to leave. At this point, the theme of the loss of the patriarch enters, borrowing from the classic tale of Odysseus, who must choose between love at home and a greater, higher purpose. Another classical element is katabasis, the hero’s descent into the underworld or Hades, to return as a form of resurrection.  For Cooper, it will be crossing the abyss and going into the realm of the beyond, but more on that in a bit.  2001: A Space Odyssey is also a clear reference to Odysseus, as the title reveals, and like the Astronaut Bowman in 2001 who ventures past Jupiter and beyond the infinite, so does Cooper.  Both Cooper and Bowman also embody science and Apollonian rationalism, yet as we will see, this is not enough to propel man across the Infinite.

Consistently dismissing Murph’s intuitive sense more was at work with the unexplained events, Cooper rationalizes all as mere “gravity.” The loss of Cooper by Murph results in a lifetime of hatred and resentment for him, which will only be fully reconciled through the paradox of Cooper’s ultimate mission. This paradox is illustrated in the scene recounting Murphy’s name from Murphy’s Law, that whatever can happen will happen, and is not necesarily a tragic consequence.  The tragedy is ironically that, like Calypso, no one listens to Murphy – not even her father.  In this bedroom scene Cooper actually gives away a big clue to the big mystery, telling a crying Murph, “Once you’re a parent, you’re a ghost of your children’s future,” (which is the entire plot, as we will see).

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Film poster. Cooper as Odysseus, preparing for his journey.

In 2001, the atronauts and Bowman gradually make their way from earth to space to moon to Jupiter to the Infinite/Abyss. Reportedly, Kubrick’s initial screenplay had Saturn instead of Jupiter, so we can assume a similarity with Nolan’s version. For Nolan, the mission is earth to Saturn to wormhole to another galaxy/planet to black hole that resembles a massive dark Saturn. All of this is intentional, and refers to deeply esoteric concepts relating to these luminaries. Occult and hermetic traditions contain a mass of arcana relating to these planets, but Saturn is classically associated with the reign of time and death. Saturn is Chronos, the god of time, and is also the grim reaper, as Saturn holds a scythe. Nolan explains in an interview that the real antagonist in the film “is time,” and the script speaks of it as a “resource.” Like the dying crops and depleting oxygen, time is vital a resource and enemy, as the astronauts race on foreign planets to gain “data,” where massive gravitational forces result in varied experiences of time.  The real message of the film is gradually being unveiled as the means by which man will cheat death, not going gently into that good night (death).

Death symbolism is also prominent when the astronauts enter into a cryogenic sleep in pods reminiscent of coffins. The secret mission is named the “Lazarus Project” which immediately tells us it’s about resurrection from death, intending on also alerting the viewer to the persistent themes of cyclical process: movement, death, resurrection, movement, death, resurrection. The cycle of time is the reason for the numerous, artful cinematic displays of spinning. Ships spin, eath spins, Saturn spins, the wormhole appears to spin, etc., which are symbolic of the non-linear form of storytelling Nolan prefers. The far eastern doctrine of a wheel of time that entraps man in this temporal life is also what’s in view, and the Lazarus mission is about transcending eternal return and endless Chronos-logical death cycles. I analyzed this cyclical symbolism in Inception, but Nolan’s early film Mimento also comes to mind.

The first planet chosen proves a watery bust, functioning as a veritable surfer’s paradise. Massive waves recall baptismal death imagery, and the reaper strikes once again killing one of the crew. Narrowly escaping and suffering a loss of a couple of decades, Cooper and Brand return to the ship and plot a course to option two, Dr. Mann’s planet, where a Matt Damon-cicle also awakens from “death.” The name “Dr. Mann” is significant, as we learn both Dr. Mann and Professor Brand have engaged in colossal lies. Mann lied to get the crew to come rescue him and Brand lied that gravity could be solved and earth saved. Both Professor Brand and Dr. Mann mirror one another, making massive mistakes and justifying them with curiously collectivist statements, insisting that huge sacrifices must be made for the good of the species.  These rationalizations are actually cloaks for their own weaknesses and this is a crucial point in the film – human weakness is such that it will require something more to get man to the beyond.  Human frailty and hubris are always a cause for error and mistakes, but error and mistake prove disastrous when the species itself is on the line.

Ironically, in both character’s cases, their attempt to rule out individual desires and feelings for the so-called “greater good” are proven wrong! Nolan seems to be advocating the important truth that while communal activities are important, the spark and drive of the great individual is the key to paradigmatic advancement, not radical collectivism. Thus, both Brand and Mann fail, and their generic names signify the failure of these archaic modes of impersonal thought.  “Brand Man” or homo economicus and communism’s fictional “new man” (it’s dialectical opposite) do not work, and are surpassed by the power and grandeur of a man against time. With Professor Brand it turns out there was no “Plan A,” only the Noah’s Ark style “Plan B” to plant a off world colony. Though I haven’t mentioned it yet, the Dylan Thomas poem, “Do Not Go Gentle Into that Good Night,” is cited a second time here (the first at his initial launch) as Cooper is on the verge of death from Mann’s betrayal. The poem is about fighting death and cherishing life, appearing in the narrative at crucial times when chronos/time/death is approaching.

Passing the realm of Chronos.

Passing the realm of Chronos.

Nolan’s use of AI is atypical and will be the key to unlocking the code, with the robots saving humans more than once. In Kubrick’s work, we are all familiar with the famed battle of man against HAL 9000, where HAL seeks to supplant man’s evolutionary ascent. In Nolan’s work, AI is subservient to man, and does more than just aid him in his quest. In fact, mankind as a whole is saved more than once by the onboard bots that resemble Kubrick’s monolith in shape and form. Instead of mysterious, otherworldly stones of alchemical spacey origin, my thesis for Interstellar will here challenge the norm. It is my contention that the film advocates a form of transhumanism, where the mysterious “they” are not just the “humans of the future” as Cooper states, but advanced AI-human hybrids of the future. Several clues are given to support this thesis.

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Wikipedia. Tesseract illustration.

First, the beginning of the film shows the museum footage of Murphy and the elderly recounting history on smaller versions of what look like monolithic bots. Just as the monolith bots store the history of man, they store the history of Murph and Cooper, as demonstrated when Cooper is in the Tesseract.  Second, when the drone lands and Cooper and Murphy are discussing harnessing it, Murphy gives a big clue no one seems to have picked up on, pleading, “It isn’t hurting anyone, can’t we let it go?” Murph speaks of the old Indian Air Force drone as if it were alive.  Third, when Cooper passes the event horizon having travelled beyond space and time, the means by which humanity will transcend those final boundaries is revealed as the agents who, like angelic guardians throughout the film, consistently save the humans. Just as the solution to the problem of gravity was only achieved by both man and AI crossing the horizon and working together to relay the information in binary (the language of computers), so likewise the transcending of space and time in the Tesseract was achieved by a transcendent race of humans merged with machines from the future.  Fourth, this explains why you never see TARS in the Tesseract – you only hear Cooper talking to him, but he cannot be seen.  This is also why the robots in Interstellar have thelook of the monolith in 2001. Nolan very consciously chose to make the robots like the monolith, as the film is full of 2001references. But here, the robots are not HAL 9000: They are the means by which man will transcend. In 2001, the mysterious monolith is leading man in his evolution; in Interstellar the monolith is replaced with monolith-looking good AI. Understanding the place of the monolith in 2001 is key to solving the riddle Nolan presents us with here.

Further bolstering this case is the imagery used when Cooper crosses the abyss. The end of the universe and entrance to the Tesseract appears to have a lattice structure which TARS explains was “created” by “them” to give a fixed point in space and time to reveal these truths. In other words, the matrix-like structure of the universe is meant to be transcended (so the film’s worldview is saying) through an evolved, emergent deus ex machina. Readers may disagree, but I believe this is the best analysis of the worldview presented, as the film consistently upholds the Darwinian perspective. On this view, it is only natural to expect the means by which man might transcend his final frontiers is artificial intelligence and transhumanism.

Dear Jessica – come read Hofstadter and Godel with me.

Dear Jessica – come read Hofstadter and Godel with me.

Another subtle clue is found in Professor Brand’s office, where you can barely make out a copy of AI specialist Douglas Hofstadter’s Metamagical Themas. Luckily, I just purchased this book a few weeks ago, so I was able to identify it.Hofstadter’s work focuses on strangeloops and Kurt Godel, and soon after we see this, an older Murphy (Jessica Chastain) hints at Godel by saying the models Professor Brand uses can never work because they are self-referencing! In other words, perceptive readers are supposed to make the connection that the type of strangeloop Hofstadter discusses demonstrates that humans can’t solve the equation because they are within time and space  – but an advanced AI might! Yet even still, an advanced AI is caught in an infinite strangeloop without a bridge to a finite point in space and time. Here is where the human element enters, as Cooper states in the Tesseract, “We are the bridge!”

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Hofstadter’s book that appears to be next to an Einstein biography on Professor Brand’s desk.

 

At this juncture, Murphy realizes more must be at work and that her “ghost” may have been real all along.  The solution to the outer world problem of death is connected to the inner world problems of Cooper’s psyche (like Cobb in Inception). It is not accidental that the outer abyss mirrors archetypal images in his subconscious. In other words, Nolan is saying for advacement to occur, what is needed is Jungian self-individuation where both the rationalism of science and the intuitive feel of the feminine are joined. This was Jung’s whole project with Pauli. This is why Amelia Brand (Anne Hathaway) is right in her feeling of which planet to choose and why Murphy is right about her feeling that more was at work with her bedroom than gravity, and why love is the key.

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Kubrick’s 2001 Monolith, similar in form to Interstellar’s robots.

Time and space are cyclical, like a sphere, and the only means by which it might be transcended is a Tesseract, and the only conceivable way such a state might be created is an advanced computer/human hybrid possessing the full capabilities of human masculinity/femininity and a formal, platonic AI. The future AI men are also who placed the wormhole where it was. This interpretation also explains why Cooper resuscitates the damaged TARS on Cooper Station – we are supposed to connect the human “Lazarus” project with the resurrecting of the AI. Consistently throughout the film, the AI are treated as alive, and that is the key to grasping this point. For Nolan, the key to transcending death, the last enemy referenced in the Dylan Thomas poem, is the “Lazarus Project” – the singularity merger of human and machine. While most viewers were focused on the storyline of Cooper and Murph, the underlying story was actually TARS and the singularity as the key to defeating the real enemy – death.

For more evidence Nolan constructs his films in this riddle fashion, see my analysis of The Prestige.

About the Author

Jay Dyer is the author of the excellent site Jay’s Analysis, where this article first appeared.

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Our Path is Our Path… But We Have Help http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/03/28/our-path-is-our-path-but-we-have-help/ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/03/28/our-path-is-our-path-but-we-have-help/#comments Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:06:53 +0000 http://www.wakingtimes.com/?p=55439 Wes Annac - Maybe we can change the way we see spiritual teachers.

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Some people don’t think we should glue ourselves to the guidance we’ve been given from enlightened teachers, and instead of listening solely to any external advice, we should find our own way through the confusion.

It makes a lot of sense, and endlessly following an enlightened teacher might be somewhat disempowering.

I do think we’re meant to create our own path, but in my opinion, there’s nothing wrong with taking the advice we’ve been given from people who’ve elevated their consciousness and, as a result, have something valuable to offer.

Maybe we can change the way we see spiritual teachers. Instead of treating them like exalted masters just because some of them have found enlightenment (which, admittedly, makes them worthy of some attention), we can see them as brothers who want to help us raise our consciousness like they did.

Some spiritual teachers tend to sound a little overbearing or authoritative, but we don’t have to treat them like spiritual authorities. We don’t have to follow their every command, and there’s nothing wrong with disagreeing with them.

I don’t think we should all-out abandon their advice, however, because a lot of it is valuable. I’ve gained a lot from the words of spiritual teachers, and if we consider their advice with an open mind without fully denouncing or embracing it, we might learn some crucial things about the spiritual path.

The problem with a lot of older material about enlightenment is that it isn’t relevant to our current time, and like I’ve said before, the veil’s a lot thinner than it used to be.

Finding and anchoring a higher perception is easier than it was when a lot of spiritual teachers were in their prime, and we don’t have to follow all of the strict rules they laid out when the elevation of consciousness was more difficult.

For the most part, we can find our own way and use whatever tools help us expand our mind and access our heart. Meditation is as helpful now as it ever was, but we don’t have to constantly meditate to expand our consciousness or uplift the world.

We can embrace things like creativity and self-expression, and if we stick with them, they’ll gradually (yet directly) help us raise our vibration and help others raise theirs. I’ll always recommend meditation, but the difference between now and before is that we aren’t required to practice it if we want to uplift ourselves.

Nor are we required to rigidly follow everything a spiritual teacher says, but we feed the same duality if we all-out reject their teachings or we refuse to find any value in them. I think the majority of advice we’ve been given about enlightenment is very helpful if received with an open mind, and we can study enlightenment in a balanced way.

We can “go our own way” to quote Fleetwood Mac, while integrating some of the advice we’re given into our attempts to raise our vibration. No matter which external source we listen to – an enlightened teacher, a spiritual writer or even a channeled source – we can take their advice with a grain of salt.

I think we need more self-empowerment in the conscious community. There’s a lot of empowerment already, but something’s missing for some of us. I can’t speak for everyone, but some of us tend to feel a spiritual or emotional void that we don’t know how to deal with or transcend and I think it’s caused from a lack of self-empowerment.

Empowerment doesn’t have to be egotistical, and without aggrandizing our physical identity, we can recognize that we’re strong, powerful spiritual beings who can use our spirituality to enhance life in all kinds of amazing ways.

We can recognize that we’re here to uplift our consciousness (and the consciousness of the rest of the world) with creativity, meditation or any other practice that works for us, and we can openheartedly consider the advice we’re given along the way without renouncing or swearing by it.

We can take a self-empowered middle ground that lets us embrace creativity, and it might help us find the balance we require as we go about our day. For example – those of us who enjoy writing can write about advice from spiritual teachers but give our own opinion as we write, even if we disagree with them.

Disagreement isn’t inherently negative, and it’s what we do with our disagreement that counts. We can disrespect the person (or people) we disagree with or refuse to take any further advice from them, or we can recognize that we’re all experiencing this evolutionary process uniquely and what works for one might not work for another.

We’ll all find enlightenment in our own ways, and while certain avenues worked for some spiritual teachers when the veil was thicker, accessing spirit is easier than ever and just like they did, we have to find the things that work for us.

We have to commit to the practices that help us elevate our consciousness, and no matter how we raise our vibration, we’ll want to commit to it if our goal is continuous spiritual upliftment. Feel free to disagree if this advice doesn’t sit well with you, because again, we’re all going about this in our own ways.

Upliftment and creative commitment are definitely my goals, but I’m realizing that we can’t use upliftment as an excuse to ignore or avoid the negative things in life. We can continuously uplift ourselves without blinding ourselves to the negativity that needs exposed and healed, and that’s one thing I’ve learned from spiritual teachers.

I think we can use creativity, meditation and other tools to completely transcend duality, and I’ll use another example. Music uplifts us in a way that transcends simple happiness or upliftment, and our mindset when we play usually determines what we get out of it.

Music unlocks something powerfully transcendental in us, and the same can be said for writing and meditation. If we seek it because we want simple happiness, then that’s all it’ll give us and we might wonder why our music makes us feel ‘good’ but seems hollow or spiritually empty.

If practiced with the goal of elevating our consciousness, however, it doesn’t necessarily make us feel ‘happy’, but it fills us with an indescribable bliss that can only be described as higher-vibrational.

Some people might think creativity (or especially music) is little more than a creature comfort that traps us in dualistic happiness like everything else, but I think it deserves more credit.

This is one thing that probably sets me apart from spiritual teachers who encourage us to transcend everything that has even the slightest connection with the world, but in my view, creativity bridges the gap between the physical and spiritual in a way similar to meditation.

Thus, it’s just as helpful as meditation or anything else that helps us feel aligned, and when we can let our creativity continuously flow with no blocks or hindrances, we might start bridging the gap in a pure, unexpected way.

We’ll never know if we don’t try, however, and this is why creating our own path is so important.

We’ll fail to really challenge ourselves or expand our creativity if we take the advice a lot of spiritual teachers have given to completely renounce the world (which can include creativity) and solely embrace meditation, and we have to embrace what works for us despite any advice to the contrary.

We can still take little bits of advice that expand our knowledge and help us along the path, but with everything we learn, we’ll want to have an open yet discerning mind and a heart that’s willing to travel on its own path, even if it sets us apart from the world or the conscious community.

Our consciousness is ours to define, and our evolutionary process is ours to experience in whatever way works for us. We really can use things like writing and music to raise our vibration and eventually enlighten ourselves, and I’d recommend meditation to increase our spiritual reception even more.

No matter what we do, let’s stay dedicated and be thankful for the heaps of advice we’ve been given from people who’ve successfully traversed their own path and come back to share what they’ve learned with the world.

Pretty much any spiritual material is valuable, but it’s up to us to find what works for us and stick with it.

About the Author

I’m a twenty-one year old writer, blogger, musician and channel for the creative expression of the Universe, and I created The Culture of Awareness daily news site.

The Culture of Awareness features daily spiritual and alternative news, articles I’ve written, and more. Its purpose is to awaken and uplift by providing material about the fall of the planetary elite and a new paradigm of unity and spirituality.

I’ve contributed to a few different spiritual websites including The Master Shift, Waking Times,Golden Age of Gaia, Wake Up World and Expanded Consciousness. I can also be found on Facebook (Wes Annac and The Culture of Awareness) and Twitter, and I write a paid weekly newsletter that you can subscribe to for $11.11 a month here.

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Fall of a Thousand Suns http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/03/28/fall-of-a-thousand-suns/ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/03/28/fall-of-a-thousand-suns/#comments Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:53:19 +0000 http://www.wakingtimes.com/?p=55415 Kevin Curran - In 2007, a team of twenty-four scientists presented evidence that massive comet fragments exploded over North America 12,850 years ago, killing millions of creatures and people.

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In 2007, a team of twenty-four scientists presented evidence that massive comet fragments exploded over North America 12,850 years ago, killing millions of creatures and people. If this event happened in the not so distant past, why didn’t our ancestors share this horrifying experience with their children and stress the importance of telling the story to future generations? Fall of a Thousand Suns: How Near Misses and Comet Impacts affected the Religious Beliefs of our Ancestors proves that they did. There are descriptions of the cataclysmic event in dozens of religious texts and myths around the world.

Lacking science, each culture described the comet impact as best they could: as a lion sent by the Sun that “roared” and scorched the land, a giant fiery snake that flew through the air and killed people, a sun that fell on distant lands, or an angel that fell from the heavens to Earth. With the help of religious scholars, anthropologists, and astrophysicists from JPL and NASA, the author ofFall of a Thousands Suns spent years investigating what our ancestors knew about comets and their godlike destructive power.

Frighteningly, as the author dug deeper, he discovered that some religious texts, myths, and sciences pointed to a more recent near-miss by a comet, a snake-like comet that spanned the entire night sky, small asteroid impacts that leveled cities, and yet another massive comet that hit our planet and killed millions. This more recent impact appears to have created megatsunamis hundreds of feet high that decimated coastal civilizations. That story too was passed down orally, until it was eventually recorded in popular religious texts known to every Jew, Christian and Muslim alive today.

Don’t we owe it to our ancestors, who struggled to survive in the wake of these celestial cataclysms, a progressive world where we use science and comparative religion to search for past truth? Fall of a Thousand Suns attempts to do just that. After reading it, you won’t look at comets, meteor showers or religion in the same way.

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Let’s Take Step Back

It’s a lot to digest. So let’s take a step back.

In 2007, two dozen scientists led by Los Alamos geologist Allen West presented evidence of a comet impact to a few dozen sunburned colleagues attending a conference in Mexico.

Fall of a Thousand Suns: How Near Misses and Comet Impacts affected the Religious Beliefs of our Ancestors touches on the scientific evidence that supports the scientists’ claim, but doesn’t get into the minutiae. It would be a book of its own, and probably a pretty dry one. Chapter 4: The High Concentration of Helium-3 (“BuckeyBalls”) in Sediment from 10,850 BCE. Ouch. In short, they studied dozens of soil samples from the United States, Canada and Europe. Trapped in the soil was clear evidence of a comet impact near the Great Lakes in North America around 10,850 BCE. So…what did this monster look like as it approached and finally slammed into our planet at tens of thousands of miles an hour?

West and his team suggested that our ancestors watched comet fragments grow larger and brighter for weeks. When they finally collided with Earth, the explosions were hundreds of thousands of times more powerful than Little Boy, the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Animals and humans near ground zero were incinerated. Millions more were killed by trillions of pieces of microscopic iron that flew in all directions at nearly 3,000 miles an hour, tearing through flesh and piercing vital organs. Fireballs arced thousands of miles into space. When countless pieces of debris descended back to Earth, they sparked wildfires on four continents. The ash and debris blackened the skies, killing plants. Death rippled up the food chain. Without plants to feed on the herbivores died first, followed by the carnivores. Due to the impact, the Ice Sheet in North America broke apart, sending trillions of gallons of cold water into the North Atlantic and effectively shutting down the “conveyor belt” that carries warm air up to the northern hemisphere. Average temperatures in Europe and North America plummetted 18° F (10° C) in less than a decade. Death was followed by more death for years, but nobody forgot what started this nightmarish chain of events – a “star” falling from the sky and hitting the ground.

To the survivors it would have been brutally obvious that when these “wandering stars” descended to Earth, they had unfathomable “god-like” destructive power. Our ancestors were every bit as smart as us. They would have told their children and stressed the importance of sharing the story with future generations. After writing was invented, the stories were recorded on stone or parchment. We haven’t lost our ancestors’ knowledge, and justified fear, of these celestial “beings” or “monsters” that fell from the sky. We’ve simply foolishly dismissed their ancient end of the world stories as religious fiction or moral cautionary tales. They tried their best, without science, to describe what they witnessed.

One thing is clear. If we continue to ignore the first-hand accounts of our ancestors, then one day we’ll turn on FOX News, CNN, BBC, NHK, or the Ryan Seacrest News Network and see satellite pictures of our soon-to-be murderer.

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Beliefs in the End of the World

Several cultures and religions believed the world ended multiple times with “fire from the sky”. In light of several religions believing in multiple cataclysms, not simply one in recent human history, Plato’s words in Timaeus (360 BCE) are haunting, even though scholars are uncertain whether they’re a completely fictionalized narrative or based partially on truth. In Timaeus, a Greek legislator named Solon – a real man who lived during the seventh century BCE – traveled to Egypt in order to determine what Egyptian priests knew about ancient history. While in the city of Sais, an Egyptian priest told Solon,

“There have been, and will be again, many destructions of mankind arising out of many causes; the greatest have been brought about by the agencies of fire and water, and other lesser ones by innumerable other causes. There is a story, which even you have preserved, that once upon a time Phaëton, the son of Helios, having yoked the steeds in his father’s chariot, because he was not able to drive them in the path of his father, burnt up all that was upon the Earth and was himself destroyed by a thunderbolt. Now this has the form of a myth, but really signifies a declination of the bodies moving in the heavens around Earth and a great conflagration of things upon Earth, which recurs after long intervals…And whatever happened either in your country or in ours, or in any other region of which we are informed, if there were any actions noble or great or in any other way remarkable, they have all been written down by us of old and are preserved in our temples. Whereas just when you and other nations are beginning to be provided with letters and the other requisites of civilized life, after the usual interval, the stream from heaven, like a pestilence, comes pouring down and leaves only those of you who are destitute of letters and education, and so you have to begin all over again like children and know nothing of what happened in ancient times, either among us or among yourselves.”

At least Plato identified one possible real-world cataclysm that, even in 350 BCE, was dismissed as a myth (Phaëton). After the publication of Timaeus, some Greeks undoubtedly reexamined other myths and religious texts, which hinted at real cataclysms in the past including the war between the Titans and Olympians to end the Golden Age, the destruction of the world by Zeus at the end of the Silver Age, the end of the Bronze and Iron Ages, some of Herakles twelve labors, and the fall of Hephaestus to Earth.

Unfortunately for Greeks living in the fourth century BCE, they didn’t understand the nature or power of comets. So they couldn’t identify comets as the direct cause of the destruction described in their ancient myths and religious stories. Still, Plato’s words prove that everyone was made aware, or at least forced to consider the possibility, that “after the usual interval, the stream from heaven…comes pouring down” to kill nearly everyone.

The Greeks had all the puzzle pieces. They just couldn’t put the puzzle together.

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Protecting Our Future

Sadly modern-day scientists still largely ignore or dismiss religious texts, myths, and oral traditions that describe fire falling from the sky, and seemingly impossible megatsunamis and epic floods. These texts and myths obviously deserve another look. Today, scientists are at least conscious that a large comet or asteroid could devastate life regionally or worldwide, depending on its size, but only a few countries are spending taxpayer money on research to defend us. Leading the way is the U.S. Federal Government who, in 2012, spent $20 million on programs that discover, calculate, and track asteroids and comets. Seems like a good chunk of money until you consider the fact that, in 2011 and 2012, Disney spent ten times that amount on the movie John Carter – an epic disaster in its own right.

Dear Humanity,

Money is an invention. Death from the heavens is real.

Yours Truly,

The Universe

We are living in a unique period in human history. There comes a time when exceptionally intelligent species, no matter which of the hundreds of trillions of solar systems in the universe they call home, escape the atmosphere of their planet for the first time. We did so in the mid-twentieth century. Many still among the living witnessed it firsthand.

Earth has proven to be a beautiful, resilient planet, but in space things collide with terrifying speed and force. Currently, mainstream scientists do not believe that impacts occur as frequently as Fall of a Thousand Suns: How Near Misses and Comet Impacts affected the Religious Beliefs of our Ancestors suggests, but how can they be so sure, if less than 0.00000001% of the comets thought to exist have been discovered? On top of that, there are only 186 confirmed impacts on Earth – only one of which is known to have occurred in water. Mars and the Moon are pockmarked with hundreds of thousands of craters, and our ancestors are telling us in no uncertain terms that comet-gods descended to Earth, fire fell from the heavens, and killed the majority of the population. It wasn’t even an isolated incident. Multiple impact events, separated by thousands of years, are described in ancient texts around the world. Some texts even have an “end of the world” prophecy that includes an “entity” or “star” falling from the sky to Earth.

Shouldn’t we be listening to our ancestors, who are clearly warning us of the danger? Once the survival of our species is ensured then we can, and should, explore the universe. After our first encounter with intelligent extraterrestrial life – and the universe is certainly teeming with it – we’ll find the best moment to ask if they ever had religion or money, and get their opinion on our species’ decision to fund John Carter instead of programs that detect, deflect, or destroy comets and asteroids with Earth-crossing orbits.

About the Author

For nearly two decades, Kevin Curran has produced and/or shot television for broadcasters including National Geographic, HBO, Discovery, CBS, Fox and BBC. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California. In 2007, a chance documentary interview with Richard Firestone (part of Allen West’s team of scientists) led Curran down a rabbit-hole that resulted in years of comet research and ultimately the publication of Fall of a Thousand Suns: How Near Misses and Comet Impacts affected the Religious Beliefs of our Ancestors.

Curran’s search to determine how our ancestors perceived comets led him to their obsessive observation of the night sky, snake gods, Satan’s fall from Heaven, Egyptian and Mayan pyramids, Islam’s holiest monument, the story of Medusa and Perseus, Greenland’s ice cores, and so much more. He believes that our ancestors have valuable lessons to teach us about ancient cataclysms and their cause, but if we continue to dismiss their stories as fiction, it’s only a matter of time until their nightmarish struggles to survive becomes all-too-real once again. He hopes that Fall of a Thousand Suns will inspire readers to turn off the premiere of Cajun Hoarder Swamp Truckers on History Channel, research some actual history, and continue to explore this strange and fascinating subject.

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WIKI-HappinessSarah Landrum, Contributor
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You’ve probably been told that antidepressants correct the chemical imbalance in your brain. As it turns out, that’s not quite true. In fact, antidepressants might be doing you more harm than good.

Even if antidepressants do work, the fact remains that they’re insanely expensive. Considering how depression treatments can last a lifetime, it’s impractical to spend something like $21 to $1,000 a month just to keep the blues under control. Depression is already a burden enough by itself, without all the financial consequences that come with it.

It’s better to view antidepressants as a last resort, and try some – or all – of these alternative treatments first.

1. Practice Mindfulness

When you’re depressed, negative thoughts pour into your mind like water from a broken dam. You become paralyzed by fear and helplessness, because you feel like nothing can keep those thoughts under control.

Nothing – except meditation.

“In the group work that I’ve done with sufferers of anxiety or depression, I’ve found (mindfulness meditation) very beneficial because it calms the mind,” says psychologist Katie Sparks. That’s because you’re purposefully limiting your attention to the present moment, which helps you see things in a different – and more positive – light. So the next time you feel like beating yourself up again, take out a comfortable mat, sit on it in a lotus position and say ohm.

2. Laugh

Then again, maybe being an almost-Buddhist isn’t your thing. Maybe you’d rather do something that lifts your spirits within seconds, rather than something that takes several weeks to work.

In that case, try exposing yourself to funny TV shows/movies/books/what-have-yous. As it turns out, laughter really is the best medicine. It doesn’t matter if what makes you laugh is childish or stupid or weird. What matters is you get your daily recommended dosage of hilarity.

3. Don’t Isolate Yourself

Depression is a manipulative and malicious little monster. Every day, it sits on your shoulder, and whispers in your ear about how worthless you are and how you don’t deserve to be anywhere near the rest of society.

Don’t listen to it.

“In depression, social isolation typically serves to worsen the illness and how we feel,” says Stephen Ilardi, PhD, an associate professor of psychology and author of “The Depression Cure.” Apparently withdrawing from social interactions increases the brain’s stress responses. So, keep in touch with the people who matter to you, and don’t hesitate to let them know if you need their help.

4. Cut Toxic People Out of Your Life

On the flip side, you’re not doing yourself any favors by hanging out with people who dismiss your depression as something to snap out of. That makes about as much sense as mentally shrinking your rogue cells when you have cancer, or draining your blood sugar levels when you have diabetes.

To quote Deborah Serani, Psy.D, author of Living with Depression. “Part of living with depression requires you to learn how to reframe negative thoughts into positive ones, so having people in your life that are affirmative, nurturing and accepting of who you are will help ground you in a better healing environment.”

5. Consider Alternative Drugs

Granted, you have to be careful with cannabis and psilocybin. Both of them may have antidepressant properties, but both of them also have the potential to become drugs that worsen mental illness. Try them if you have no other option, but do remember to take the necessary precautions.

6. Eat the Right Foods

We’ve talked about how vitamin D can alleviate depression, dementia and diabetes. But there are other nutrients that keep depression at bay as well, including amino acids, folate, iodine, iron, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, selenium, vitamin B complex and zinc. Thankfully, many of these nutrients are in the foods you eat every day.

As for the foods you shouldn’t eat every day, avoid alcohol, caffeine, artificial sweeteners, hydrogenated oils, processed food, refined sugars and sodium-rich foods. All of these can wreak havoc on your nervous system, destabilize your blood sugar levels and/or damage your brain, among others.

7. Consider Acupuncture

According to a study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, acupuncture can help alleviate depression. When the researchers administered depression-specific acupuncture on 150 pregnant women, 63 percent saw their symptoms improve. Although more tests have to be done to arrive at a definite conclusion, there’s no denying the promise shown in the study. Even if you’re not expecting, you may benefit from acupuncture.

8. Get Up and About

To be fair, depression does zap you of every bit of energy left in your body. However, exercise is still worth a try, since it has been proven to work just as well as – if not better than – antidepressants. No one knows exactly why this is, although the release of endorphins and norepinephrine during exercise might have something to do with it.

9. Grow a Garden

Can’t bring back your passion for your old hobbies? Try your hand at gardening. As we’ve reported before, gardeners are generally happier than non-gardeners. I suppose literally reaping what you sow brings out all these positive feelings buried deep inside you – no pun intended. Also, you have the benefit of getting fresh, uncontaminated vegetables right in your own backyard.

Don’t fret if gardening isn’t your thing. As long as your new hobby is meaningful and relaxing for you, it doesn’t matter what it is.

10. Volunteer for a Cause You Believe in

At some point, talking about depression with people you already know won’t be enough. You’re going to want to reach out of your established social circle and seek out the company of others. That’s a good sign.

Seek out organizations whose missions speak to you, and volunteer your services for them. Who knows; you might just reduce your depression symptoms, boost your well-being, and reduce your risk of dying by 22 percent.

Bonus: Don’t Stop Fighting

Here’s the thing about depression: You might have to fight it for the rest of your life. That’s because it has a nasty habit of sneaking up on you, and roundhouse-kicking you in the face when you least expect it. That said, if you’re able to cope with it using the tips above, you’ll always be able to roundhouse-kick it right back.

About the Author

Sarah Landrum is a freelance writer and health enthusiast sharing advice on living a happy and healthy life. She is also the founder of Punched Clocks, a career development site that helps professionals find happiness and success in their careers. Follow Sarah for more advice @SarahLandrum

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The Deliberate Trashing of Planet Earth http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/03/27/the-deliberate-trashing-of-planet-earth/ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/03/27/the-deliberate-trashing-of-planet-earth/#comments Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:24:23 +0000 http://www.wakingtimes.com/?p=55432 Zen Gardner - Underground bunkers or not, the rapid deterioration of our environment is leading toward a dead planet if their machinations aren’t halted some time very soon.

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trashed-earthZen Gardner, Guest
Waking Times

Ultimately those who awaken invariably come up against a very big question; why would the so-called “elite” self-appointed rulers of this planet bring the house down around their own ears? Don’t they get irradiated, chemtrailed and ultimately modified like the rest of us? Aren’t their children in peril just like ours?

Underground bunkers or not, the rapid deterioration of our environment is leading toward a dead planet if their machinations aren’t halted some time very soon.

What these manipulators are up to is not life giving, it is death dealing. For humanity and all of nature. Why would anyone/anything do such a thing? To answer that, people first need to realize that that’s what they’re doing.

Deliberately trashing our planet.

The Utter Insanity

It’s beyond our fully grasping how these entities think and operate because of the difference in vibrational understanding. They’re insane psychopaths in our minds, we’re dumb sheep in theirs. Someone said the reptilians told them to trash the environment but don’t worry, their greys will restore everything. Neat little package but it always makes me wonder since they’re doing exactly that, wantonly trashing the place.

The oceans are being deliberately killed off. The Macondo oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico never ended. It’s still gushing oil and other toxic elements which work their way around the gulf and then take the Atlantic current up the US coast and over to Europe, screwing that whole system up. What did they expect would happen when you drill miles down into a known volcanic undersea region? And oil leaks and spills continue worldwide with hardly a mention anymore.

To then spray the banned dispersant Corexit over the area so it wouldn’t look so bad, further killing off sea life and dangerously toxifying the entire region is even further insanity.

Sewage and waste, much of which won’t decompose for centuries, is flooded into the seas and tributaries in gargantuan amounts. On top of that the US Navy is “experimenting” with huge algae blooms that starve sea life of oxygen and disturb the natural life-cycles of the sea, while they’re also playing with sonic warfare equipment that also results in mass fish and other sea life die-offs.

Add chemtrails to the mix now, and weather manipulation and earthquake induction. How about genetic modification of just about anything that’s alive. The current assault on the northeast US with these manipulated arctic cold incursions extend right out over that same Gulf stream that drives not only drives the weather system but could bring on a massive killing off of the Atlantic much like is happening to the Pacific ocean via radiation.

The irradiation of our planet is massive–all from decades of hundreds of atom bomb tests, reactor meltdowns, the use of depleted uranium in weaponry and even medical and so-called security usage. Remember, Fukushima, like the Macondo well, is still spewing, and our atmosphere and oceans are getting massive amounts of radiation with cataclysmic animal and plant die offs being recorded. With hundreds of reactors reaching deterioration point and a mad world on the verge of a nuclear holocaust, the outlook is, what you my might say, a little tenuous.

That’s the state of our home. The planet on which we live.

Feeding Off Accelerated Entropy

At the very least these manipulative forces imposing their paradigm upon the earth and her inhabitants is a purely anti-creative force, a form of relative darkness that feeds off of the entropic breakdown they engineer and exacerbate. Instead of the magnificent creative growing complex force of life, entropy is the breakdown of organized structures into lower, simpler forms which in turn releases energy.

In nature this happens as living forms decay, giving off heat and and water vapor and replenishing the soil with nutrients for the next cycle of growth of living, wonderfully complex organisms. All natural.

Engineering entropy is another thing. While harnessing a river’s energy via electric generators may seem innocent enough, the by-product of man’s actions are cumulative. Damming up the world’s rivers has changed the natural flow and distribution of water. Drilling for oil to burn and mining massive amounts of other natural resources is changing the make up of the earth’s interior and the balance of nature as well. Asphalting and paving the surface of the earth is literally turning the world inside out. That cannot bode well.

This entropic reduction for power can be dramatically seen in an atomic explosion, which only results in death, destruction and the lingering of deadly radiation for many hundreds of years. Other forms of massive energy releases such as the vast array of weapons of war are using entropy for power and control. Fluoridating our water, chemtrailing our skies and altering our food are other forms of this. Besides organic and even inorganic structures breaking down unnaturally, these and other toxins and drugs are making humanity stupid and dazed – chemically lobotomized and unable to function properly.

In addition, our geoengineered skies are also precipitating increased methane releases and other entropic breakdowns that seriously threaten our planet’s very existence. EMFs from cell masts, Wifi, smart meters and appliances, GWEN  towers and other new technologies, and massive antenna arrays such as HAARP further break down the natural magnetic resonance of the planet, ourselves and everything on it.

The entire biodiversity of the planet is shrinking drastically as plant and animal species are disappearing at an exponential rate. All of this is a designed breakdown to harvest energy and bring the planet to a lower vibrational state while also lessening the sustainable size of the human population, a documented program long in the works.

This is where it becomes apparent who is engineering all of this. Whatever you want to call it – evil, satanic, rogue ETs and transdimensionals or archonic entities as the Gnostics taught, it appears we’re dealing with a force not natural to our environment, something we call other worldly that exists in another dimension and seeks to transform and take over the world we inhabit. It is not only from another plane of existence, it is parasitic in nature and seeks the complete subjugation of our planet and our species.

Entropic Psycho-Spiritual Vampirism

Similar to the chemical and biological programs, breaking down the human spirit for psychic energy harvesting is another exercise in entropy. This is the big one, their drug of choice. We know the entities that guide and motivate the dark rulers of this world feed off of fear, violence, pain, suffering and even death. For them the more heightened the intensity, the better, which is why drugs, perverted sex, human sacrifice and energy sucking Satanic rituals are so madly pursued by these dark energy vampires.

The breakdown in society’s complexity and the cultural variety of the planet has always been important to them. Our natural tendency as conscious beings is to love and care for each other, unite in cause and purpose for the betterment of all. This tremendously creative force generates incredible spiritual awareness and empowerment and re-creation, like crystals spontaneously growing beautiful fractal structures as consciousness taps into infinite potential.

That forces have always fought against this for the empowerment of some titular energy/control freaks at the top at the expense of the many has apparently been our planet’s plight for untold millennia, but with these advances in technology we’re witnessing an exponential increase that is approaching critical mass.

Our connection to infinite, conscious creative awareness is diametrically opposed to the world they come from. While we revel in empathy, compassion and love they have no such affinity. It is not just foreign to them, but anathema. Their cold, calculated realm runs purely on self gratification, which extends from sexual lust to the dark ecstasy of having control over the lives of others.  It is two dimensional. They wish they had what we have but wouldn’t know what to do with it anyway. That’s why they fear us, manifested in the intense hate and violence they breed. They know the only control they can have over a superior consciousness is fear, which shuts off our connection to Source.

Where the Hell Are We?

Is this planet a playing field to see who wakes up and who doesn’t? Are the asleep destined to constant recycling into this strange arena called Earth until they get the point, wake up and make an effort to help get this planet on its true track of conscious awareness and a society based on love and cooperation?

You can sure see why the religions have a field day with this. People want to know, they want this question answered. Even if it’s only a belief, they want to lay it to rest. Unfortunately they play right into the controllers’ hands when they do so.

“Back to sleep, now. Don’t want you to ask too many questions. It’s God’s will, that’s all you need to know. Just feel guilty for your sins, be obedient, and send money.”

Even the dualism we see being played out is part of the game. While there is a struggle between what we call light and dark forces, these dualities we see being played out at different levels are illusions, distractions from the core principle of life which is conscious awareness and our innate inter-connectivity with the creative Source.

Conclusion?

There are a lot of very interesting theories as to what’s really going on here. Knowing there are infinite parallel worlds at play makes it all the more exciting. Our particular 3-D theater is quite macabre at the moment and about to get a lot worse if and when these entities keep this up and perhaps unleash even bigger insanities.

That there’s an ongoing ascension of the awakened could be true at some level, but last I checked I’m still here. However things are shifting vibrationally and continue to shift so it should be a thrill wherever we’re headed.

If there is a cavalry to be sent in it sure seems it should have happened a long time ago. Don’t hold your breath if that’s what you’re counting on. This is up to us. That’s how they got away with it, by continually berating and intimidating humanity via lies and deception and giving us religious promises of some future savior. The enforcement trip is mainly a ruse, as there’s no way they could stop all of humanity if we all rose up to throw them out. The problem is centuries of dumbing down, physical weakening and spirit breaking.

That we’re being terraformed for habitation by an alien life form in some way isn’t that far fetched to me. Those who’ve yielded to and carried out the programs of these parasitic entities are clearly no longer human by the natural, spiritual definition, so they are carving out their own hell to say the least, no matter the expense to the races that populate the planet.

One thing for sure, knowing the realities outlined above will help find a more true answer to our current predicament. Much more profound than that, discovering and awakening to the infinite true nature of who we really are is the ongoing solution to it all.

From there everything makes sense. We may not have every answer to every individual question, but we know what’s important.

And that’s important.

Stay awake and aware, conscious and acting accordingly.

We do our parts first and foremost. Universe will lead us one step at a time.

Enjoy the ride!

Love, Zen

*See also: The Systematic Decimation of Planet Earth

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18 Signs of High Emotional Intelligence http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/03/27/are-you-emotionally-intelligent-heres-how-to-know-for-sure/ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/03/27/are-you-emotionally-intelligent-heres-how-to-know-for-sure/#comments Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:19:53 +0000 http://www.wakingtimes.com/?p=55389 Travis Bradberry - Emotional intelligence is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible.

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Emotional IntelligenceTravis Bradberry, Guest
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“Emotional intelligence is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions to achieve positive results.”

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70 per cent of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into the broadly held assumption that IQ was the sole source of success.

Decades of research now point to emotional intelligence as being the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack. The connection is so strong that 90 per cent of top performers have high emotional intelligence.

Emotional intelligence is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions to achieve positive results.

Despite the significance of EQ, its intangible nature makes it very difficult to know how much you have and what you can do to improve if you’re lacking. You can always take a scientifically validated test, such as the one that comes with the Emotional Intelligence 2.0 book.

Unfortunately, quality (scientifically valid) EQ tests aren’t free. So, I’ve analyzed the data from the million-plus people TalentSmart has tested in order to identify the behaviors that are the hallmarks of a high EQ. What follows are sure signs that you have a high EQ.

1. You have a robust emotional vocabulary

All people experience emotions, but it is a select few who can accurately identify them as they occur. Our research shows that only 36 per cent of people can do this, which is problematic because unlabeled emotions often go misunderstood, which leads to irrational choices and counterproductive actions.

People with high EQs master their emotions because they understand them, and they use an extensive vocabulary of feelings to do so. While many people might describe themselves as simply feeling “bad,” emotionally intelligent people can pinpoint whether they feel “irritable,” “frustrated,” “downtrodden,” or “anxious.” The more specific your word choice, the better insight you have into exactly how you are feeling, what caused it, and what you should do about it.

2. You’re curious about people

It doesn’t matter if they’re introverted or extroverted, emotionally intelligent people are curious about everyone around them. This curiosity is the product of empathy, one of the most significant gateways to a high EQ. The more you care about other people and what they’re going through, the more curiosity you’re going to have about them.

3. You embrace change

Emotionally intelligent people are flexible and are constantly adapting. They know that fear of change is paralyzing and a major threat to their success and happiness. They look for change that is lurking just around the corner, and they form a plan of action should these changes occur.

4. You know your strengths and weaknesses

Emotionally intelligent people don’t just understand emotions; they know what they’re good at and what they’re terrible at. They also know who pushes their buttons and the environments (both situations and people) that enable them to succeed. Having a high EQ means you know your strengths and you know how to lean into them and use them to your full advantage while keeping your weaknesses from holding you back.

5. You’re a good judge of character

Much of emotional intelligence comes down to social awareness; the ability to read other people, know what they’re about, and understand what they’re going through. Over time, this skill makes you an exceptional judge of character. People are no mystery to you. You know what they’re all about and understand their motivations, even those that lie hidden beneath the surface.

6. You are difficult to offend

If you have a firm grasp of whom you are, it’s difficult for someone to say or do something that gets your goat. Emotionally intelligent people are self-confident and open-minded, which creates a pretty thick skin. You may even poke fun at yourself or let other people make jokes about you because you are able to mentally draw the line between humor and degradation.

7. You know how to say no (to yourself and others)

Emotional intelligence means knowing how to exert self-control. You delay gratification, and you avoid impulsive action. Research conducted at the University of California, San Francisco, shows that the more difficulty that you have saying no, the more likely you are to experience stress, burnout, and even depression. Saying no is indeed a major self-control challenge for many people. “No” is a powerful word that you should not be afraid to wield. When it’s time to say no, emotionally intelligent people avoid phrases such as “I don’t think I can” or “I’m not certain.” Saying no to a new commitment honors your existing commitments and gives you the opportunity to successfully fulfill them.

8. You let go of mistakes

Emotionally intelligent people distance themselves from their mistakes, but do so without forgetting them. By keeping their mistakes at a safe distance, yet still handy enough to refer to, they are able to adapt and adjust for future success. It takes refined self-awareness to walk this tightrope between dwelling and remembering. Dwelling too long on your mistakes makes you anxious and gun shy, while forgetting about them completely makes you bound to repeat them. The key to balance lies in your ability to transform failures into nuggets of improvement. This creates the tendency to get right back up every time you fall down.

9. You give and expect nothing in return

When someone gives you something spontaneously, without expecting anything in return, this leaves a powerful impression. For example, you might have an interesting conversation with someone about a book, and when you see them again a month later, you show up with the book in hand. Emotionally intelligent people build strong relationships because they are constantly thinking about others.

10. You don’t hold grudges

The negative emotions that come with holding onto a grudge are actually a stress response. Just thinking about the event sends your body into fight-or-flight mode, a survival mechanism that forces you to stand up and fight or run for the hills when faced with a threat. When the threat is imminent, this reaction is essential to your survival, but when the threat is ancient history, holding onto that stress wreaks havoc on your body and can have devastating health consequences over time. In fact, researchers at Emory University have shown that holding onto stress contributes to high blood pressure and heart disease. Holding onto a grudge means you’re holding onto stress, and emotionally intelligent people know to avoid this at all costs. Letting go of a grudge not only makes you feel better now but can also improve your health.

11. You neutralize toxic people

Dealing with difficult people is frustrating and exhausting for most. High EQ individuals control their interactions with toxic people by keeping their feelings in check. When they need to confront a toxic person, they approach the situation rationally. They identify their own emotions and don’t allow anger or frustration to fuel the chaos. They also consider the difficult person’s standpoint and are able to find solutions and common ground. Even when things completely derail, emotionally intelligent people are able to take the toxic person with a grain of salt to avoid letting him or her bring them down.

12. You don’t seek perfection

Emotionally intelligent people won’t set perfection as their target because they know that it doesn’t exist. Human beings, by our very nature, are fallible. When perfection is your goal, you’re always left with a nagging sense of failure that makes you want to give up or reduce your effort. You end up spending your time lamenting what you failed to accomplish and what you should have done differently instead of moving forward, excited about what you’ve achieved and what you will accomplish in the future.

13. You appreciate what you have

Taking time to contemplate what you’re grateful for isn’t merely the right thing to do; it also improves your mood because it reduces the stress hormone cortisol by 23 per cent. Research conducted at the University of California, Davis, found that people who worked daily to cultivate an attitude of gratitude experienced improved mood, energy, and physical well-being. It’s likely that lower levels of cortisol played a major role in this.

14. You disconnect

Taking regular time off the grid is a sign of a high EQ because it helps you to keep your stress under control and to live in the moment. When you make yourself available to your work 24/7, you expose yourself to a constant barrage of stressors. Forcing yourself offline and even–gulp!–turning off your phone gives your body and mind a break. Studies have shown that something as simple as an e-mail break can lower stress levels. Technology enables constant communication and the expectation that you should be available 24/7. It is extremely difficult to enjoy a stress-free moment outside of work when an e-mail that will change your train of thought and get you thinking (read: stressing) about work can drop onto your phone at any moment.

15. You limit your caffeine intake

Drinking excessive amounts of caffeine triggers the release of adrenaline, and adrenaline is the source of the fight-or-flight response. The fight-or-flight mechanism sidesteps rational thinking in favor of a faster response to ensure survival. This is great when a bear is chasing you, but not so great when you’re responding to a curt e-mail. When caffeine puts your brain and body into this hyper-aroused state of stress, your emotions overrun your behavior. Caffeine’s long half-life ensures you stay this way as it takes its sweet time working its way out of your body. High-EQ individuals know that caffeine is trouble, and they don’t let it get the better of them.

16. You get enough sleep

It’s difficult to overstate the importance of sleep to increasing your emotional intelligence and managing your stress levels. When you sleep, your brain literally recharges, shuffling through the day’s memories and storing or discarding them (which causes dreams) so that you wake up alert and clearheaded. High-EQ individuals know that their self-control, attention, and memory are all reduced when they don’t get enough–or the right kind–of sleep. So, they make sleep a top priority.

17. You stop negative self-talk in its tracks

The more you ruminate on negative thoughts, the more power you give them. Most of our negative thoughts are just that–thoughts, not facts. When it feels like something always or never happens, this is just your brain’s natural tendency to perceive threats (inflating the frequency or severity of an event). Emotionally intelligent people separate their thoughts from the facts in order to escape the cycle of negativity and move toward a positive, new outlook.

18. You won’t let anyone limit your joy

When your sense of pleasure and satisfaction are derived from the opinions of other people, you are no longer the master of your own happiness. When emotionally intelligent people feel good about something that they’ve done, they won’t let anyone’s opinions or snide remarks take that away from them. While it’s impossible to turn off your reactions to what others think of you, you don’t have to compare yourself to others, and you can always take people’s opinions with a grain of salt. That way, no matter what other people are thinking or doing, your self-worth comes from within.

About the Author

Travis Bradberry is an award-winning co-author of the best-selling book, Emotional Intelligence 2.0, and the co-founder of TalentSmart – a consultancy that serves more than 75 per cent of Fortune 500 companies and is a leading provider of emotional intelligence tests, training and certification.

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Video – In 1928, a Peruvian archaeologist Julio Tello discovered a massive and elaborate graveyard in Paracas, the desert peninsula in the Pisco Province on the south coast of Peru. Over 300 skulls were discovered and are some of the largest elongated skulls to have been found in the world.

Brien Foerster, assistant director of the Paracas History Museum and co-author of The Enigma of Cranial Deformation: Elongated Skulls of the Ancients announced that DNA tests performed on the aforementioned skulls revealed that they were not of human origins.

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Infographic - Anybody can be afflicted with cancer, but by eating organic foods, filtering your tap water and developing other simple living habits can minimize your exposure to cancer causing agents, and you might be able to avoid the deadly disease.

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GMO’s ‘Big Tobacco’ Moment Has Come – Would You Drink This? http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/03/27/gmos-big-tobacco-moment-has-come-would-you-drink-this/ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/03/27/gmos-big-tobacco-moment-has-come-would-you-drink-this/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:30:03 +0000 http://www.wakingtimes.com/?p=55376 Jefferey Jaxen - When paradigms shift, tyrants fall, or corporations lose their market it is often not from some spectacular event, but by a single, humanizing display.

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When paradigms shift, tyrants fall, or corporations lose their market it is often not from some spectacular event, but by a single, humanizing display. We have just witnessed such an event during the interview of high-profile GMO advocate Patrick Moore. This viral video has exploded in popularity giving yet another sign, along with recoiling public dollars, that genetically modified organisms are not wanted. Moore does a near perfect job in less than two minutes to show the world the unempathetic, hypocritical face of the biotech/GMO industry stripped of all spin, lies, and deception.

The fall of the big tobacco companies, which operated in strikingly identical ways as the biotech/GMO industry today, was crushed in seconds by one, publically televised statement in 1994, I believe nicotine is not addictive.” This can now be compared to Moore’s recent statement of “I do not believe that glyphosate (in Argentina) is causing increases in cancer.” For whatever reason, Moore foolishly continues to boast about glyphosate’s (a 2B carcinogen) harmless nature by offering to drink some. “I’d be happy to actually” was Moore’s reply to French investigative journalist and film maker Paul Moreira’s offer to pour him a glass. It is at this stage of the interview that Moore’s credibility and integrity went down the drain fast along with what little was left of biotech/GMO public trust, faith, and confidence.

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What was missed by many viewers of this interview was the true power real questions and real journalism wield. As Moore begins physical escape from his interview gone wrong, he snaps “Interview me about golden rice. That’s what I’m talking about!” This is another window into the controlled debate that the entire premise of the GMO public relations approach is predicated upon. In a world of make believe, there is no room for reality or simple facts. Similar controlled debates recently took place at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas in which Katherine Paul, Associate Director of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), an organization dedicated to protecting organic standards, was officially censored by being removed by the biotech dominated and run “Southbites: Feed Your Mind” debate.

There has never been a better time for citizen journalists and independent thinkers to press this debate. If nothing else, Patrick Moore’s bumbling shows the world that small stones can topple genetically modified giants and that the biotech emperor officially has no clothes.

References:

Patrick Moore’s Viral Video
Bio-Tech Bans Anti-GMO Group From SXSW
Big Tobacco’s Big Tobacco Moment

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Jefferey Jaxen is an independant journalist, writer, and researcher. Focusing on personal empowerment and alternative health, his work reveals a sharp eye to capture the moment in these rapidly changing times. You can find his latest research, information, and personal writings at the following websites: www.jeffereyjaxen.com Contact him directly at http://www.jeffereyjaxen.com/contact.html

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