Waking Times http://www.wakingtimes.com Entering a Time of Natural Health, Elevated Consciousness, Sustainable Living and Total Freedom. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:44:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.4 How Materialism Posing as Mysticism Limits Consciousness and Subverts Spirituality http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/08/19/materialism-posing-mysticism-subverts-spirituality-limits-consciousness/ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/08/19/materialism-posing-mysticism-subverts-spirituality-limits-consciousness/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:44:04 +0000 http://www.wakingtimes.com/?p=43027 Matthew Butler, Guest
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The law of attraction is a wildly-popular modern mystical belief hyped as the secret to fulfilling your every desire. It has big celebrity endorsements, and commercial products rehashing its claims sell in abundance. But beneath the glossy facade there’s often an agenda pushing egocentrism More

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MaterialismMatthew Butler, Guest
Waking Times

The law of attraction is a wildly-popular modern mystical belief hyped as the secret to fulfilling your every desire. It has big celebrity endorsements, and commercial products rehashing its claims sell in abundance. But beneath the glossy facade there’s often an agenda pushing egocentrism and greed in metaphysical garb, which limits consciousness and subverts spirituality for shallow materialistic ends.

Many spiritual traditions have arisen throughout history and although they have their differences, a common recurring principle is that greed and spirituality don’t mix. Renowned spiritual teachers like Jesus or Buddha did not promote greed in their teachings or lifestyle – quite the opposite: they showed that greed and egocentrism had to be overcome.

Greed has been seen in many spiritual traditions as an obstacle or trap that prevents us from understanding and fulfilling a higher purpose to life. Because it makes us selfish and obsessed with transient things, it has long been taught that renouncing selfish desires, and selflessly helping others to do the same, is necessary to attain salvation or liberation.

But this principle is increasingly turned on its head in the world of commercial spirituality. Some want to have it both ways – a spiritual or metaphysical pursuit in their lives and all their material desires fulfilled – and those selling this message (and the corporations behind them) can make a lot of money out of pushing this false promise. But at what price?

The Marketplace of Spiritual Ideas

Those who look beyond rigid constraints of traditional religious institutions have a seemingly unlimited range of alternatives in what has broadly been termed ‘New Age’ spirituality which intersects with the ‘mind-body-spirit’ and ‘self-help’ scene.

Having the freedom to explore alternative and diverse spiritual beliefs openly in society is a wonderful thing. But in today’s era of mass consumption, savvy people have realised they can make a lot of money by selling messages that cater to people’s spiritual longings in the most commercially appealing way.

The new age scene is diverse, with grass-roots and genuine elements, but like many other alternative social movements, there are those who will inevitably seek to exploit it and use it for commercial purposes. In this process spiritual ideals can be co-opted and commercialised, as corporations, and the authors they support, seek to tap the market for profit.

This commercialisation inevitably influences the message as the most appealing messages get the most corporate backing, and the most appealing messages tend to be a more palatable candy-coated version of spirituality with all the hard and difficult parts taken out.

Having commercial interests direct the course of spirituality goes against the very essence of spirituality, so it is not surprising that the message is not only distorted, but can even be completely inverted by this process.

The Law of Attraction as Mystical Greed

This is perhaps most apparent when you look at the popularity of refashioned teachings about the ‘law of attraction’, ‘positive thinking’ and ‘manifestation’ for which there are a number of products on the market, some widely successful and endorsed by prominent celebrities.

The underlying premise is that ‘like attracts like’ and you attract whatever you think, so you can change your thoughts to change what you attract in life. So if you think of positive things you will attract them, while if you think negatively you will attract bad things.

Obviously there is some truth to that – to a point. If you have angry thoughts all the time for example you are more likely to act angrily and provoke others to anger and therefore attract anger back to yourself. So changing negative thought patterns could change the circumstances you attract to a degree.

However, the law of attraction is often presented as a sort of magical Aladdin’s Lamp that can give you everything you want and desire. If you think of a new car, it will materialise. If you think of an attractive new partner, or a great new job, you can get that too. If you think of getting rich, it will happen. You just have to think it and believe in the outcome and it will ‘manifest’. The universe will provide whatever you desire if only you think it and believe – a sort of mystical power born of greed.

Not all proponents of the law of attraction are that blatantly materialistic about it, but there is no denying that some of the most popular versions of this theory dangle the carrot by promising wealth, success, and the fulfilment of all desires.

Metaphysical Materialism

Now one obvious danger with this thinking is that it can encourage delusion. People can’t have everything they want, and claiming they can gives people false hope. But another major problem is that this sort of teaching can easily encourage selfishness, self-indulgence and greed and the view that the the universe is somehow mystically designed to metaphysically reward self-centredness – while perpetuating the view that success and happiness are measured through what you acquire in the world.

When taken as a means to fulfil every desire, this belief can become completely anti-spiritual – a sort of metaphysical materialism, or greed with a mystical gloss, giving people a supposedly mystical way to manifest all their worldly desires while encouraging egocentrism.

Encouraging people to seek happiness through external things, through consumption and status, conveniently suits the corporations nicely, but it goes against essential spiritual principles.

Since when was greed a mystical path to happiness? The fictional Gordon Gecko famously said “greed is good”, but he was a Wall Street stockbroker whose greed took him to jail. His sentiment is not found in real spiritual teachings.

Greed and Spirituality Don’t Mix

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Jesus rejecting ‘all the kingdoms of the world and their splendour’

We only need to look at well-known spiritual teachings to see how inverted some of the most popular metaphysical self-help teachings about the  law of attraction really are. Jesus famously said:

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break through and steal: but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth consume, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: for where thy treasure is, there will thy heart be also…

No man can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Clearly, the law of attraction encourages some people to put their heart in the wrong place…in Mammon – the allegorical God of Greed.

It is also written that after fasting for 40 days and nights in the wilderness, Jesus was tempted by the devil and offered “all the kingdoms of the world and their splendour” which he turned down for the kingdom of heaven. He also said the kingdom of heaven is within you, and that it’s difficult for a rich man to find it.

Various spiritual devotees and teachers of many persuasions see renunciation of worldly desires as a necessary step toward spiritual enlightenment. There are various examples of this in many traditions.

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‘The Worship of Mammon’ – allegorical painting by Evelyn De Morgan about the trappings of Greed

Buddha is renowned for making the observation that desire was the source of unhappiness. The more we crave things, the more unhappy and dissatisfied we become because our desires can never be sated. Liberation was to be found by freeing oneself from attachment to desire, not indulging it.

He gave up his wealth to seek enlightenment and teach. Saint Francis also famously gave up a comfortable life to become closer to God and lived his life in selfless service to others.

In the Bhagavad-Gita, Krishna taught that breaking your attachments and doing your duty in the world selflessly without seeking rewards was the way to liberation:

“Therefore, without being attached to the fruits of activities, one should act as a matter of duty, for by working without attachment one attains the Supreme.”

That didn’t mean you had to become a beggar, but he clearly explained that being attached to an outcome and to the senses, and to chase worldly rewards, was a futile way of living. Yet big-ticket marketers of the law of attraction often teach the opposite of that, encouraging people to focus on and believe in getting all the things that they want, rather than seeing these very desires as delusions which trap them, suppress consciousness, and prevent them from awakening and attaining peace within.

Missing from this world view is that life is a school in which we learn and that hardship and suffering are part of the process through which we self-realise so that consciousness can awaken. The circumstances needed for this are not always going to be easy, and when you look at the lives of famous spiritual figures you can see that they often went through great difficulties. Facing difficulties is a part of life, and what we need to grow is not always what we want. Those who believe they can manifest all their desires through positive thinking and believing in the outcome don’t seem to be aware that the more you chase after your cravings, the more you tighten the net of your own enslavement, when you could be using life to break free of these limitations.

Greed has consequences in people’s lives, because it shuts the door to real spiritual happiness and love, but it also has terrible consequences for the world. The world is being trashed because of greed, as people selfishly strive to get what they want with little regard for the consequences. And with people in such a self-centred condition the masses are easily divided and manipulated by the powers that be. Turning spirituality – which offers a way to break free of this mess – into a focus of greed and self-indulgence is truly harmful.

This of course suits the corporations in our economic system just fine, who depend on people’s perpetual despair, dissatisfaction and desires to drive them to chase happiness and fulfilment through continuous consumption. But those who want inner freedom and a genuine awakening of consciousness should not fall into this trap.

About the Author

Matthew is a freelance writer with a BA in Journalism, an open mind and a keen interest in defending personal freedom and uncovering the truth. He has a passion for exploring spirituality and consciousness and writes at The Conscious Reporter about issues that affect and suppress human potential, consciousness, alternative beliefs, and the right to free expression of spirituality in the world.

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Top 5 Reasons Humans Probably Shouldn’t Communicate Telepathically http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/08/19/top-5-reasons-humans-wont-least-shouldnt-communicate-telepathically/ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/08/19/top-5-reasons-humans-wont-least-shouldnt-communicate-telepathically/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:15:52 +0000 http://www.wakingtimes.com/?p=43020 Julian Wash, Contributor
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I ponder a lot-that’s what I do. If I was paid to ponder I suppose by now I could have amassed quite a sum. But when I search for the position of “professional ponderer” I’m quickly reminded that the world is not ready- or … More

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telepathyJulian Wash, Contributor
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I ponder a lot-that’s what I do. If I was paid to ponder I suppose by now I could have amassed quite a sum. But when I search for the position of “professional ponderer” I’m quickly reminded that the world is not ready- or perhaps simply has no need for a ponderer such as myself. However, there are potentially lucrative positions of similar title such as “Professional Pond Sweeper” and “Pond Liner Installer” -and so for the lure of the paycheck I’m occasionally beckoned by such opportunities.

But for now merely consider me in the category of artist, writer or poet, the street musician and even closer to the mark, the crazy guy who walks alone up and down the sidewalk taking to… someone …or something. Truth be told, the aforementioned likely boasts a much keener awareness on the topic I’ve embarked on. So I ask for your indulgence and even your sympathy as I attempt to examine the not-so-practical aspect of the phenomena known as telepathy.

A recent contemplation made me seriously consider the pros and cons of telepathic communication. At the onset of this thought experiment I expected the “pro” list to far exceed any cons- after all, who wouldn’t benefit from the awesome power of telepathic communication. But as it turns out there is much to consider here.

So, I ask the reader to consider what the world would be like if we were all somehow magically anointed with the powers of telepathy- and that I could read your thoughts as clearly as you could mine. For the purpose of this discussion let’s calibrate our meaning of the word “telepathy” as a process consisting of a mind to mind transfer of thought and emotion without any form of visible messaging or acoustic triggers- no hand signs or winks. This is a deeper, more intense exchange of information and immune from compromise -not like our more familiar method of communication, the one consisting of cumbersome, breath inflected word packets strung along in confining little linear structures we call sentences.

Telepathy struggles mightily to conform to the spoken word- though the mind will actively seek an appropriate term that most closely matches the word it is sensing. Most who have experienced telepathy will tell you that “words” don’t compare with the intensity of the emotion and inner knowing the experience delivers. What I’m describing here is a very advance language- a symphony of thoughts, a sincere and intimate connection that humans are quite capable of achieving– but not necessarily on demand -and not necessarily without a price. In a moment I will mention what could trigger a telepathic transfer. But for now I’ll offer some reasons as to why you may not want to establish such a link -even if you could:

1. We Don’t Love Everyone We Meet:

We should perhaps– but we don’t. Okay, I know, no real surprise here. Humans have a nasty tendency of making snap judgments base solely on appearances or subtle gestures. This external bias permeates into our aura and snuffs any hope of a truly telepathic experience. When we learn to see one another with sincere love and appreciation then that is a first and most critical step toward opening the channel of telepathy.

Exercise: Remind yourself that everyone you meet was once a child who was dearly loved. Think how that parent felt the day the child had grown, left home and was forced to be around others that did not feel this same level of love. Now, if the model fits, imagine that “stranger” as your own grown child. Try it. Your vibration toward that person will change.

2. Permission

What makes you think for a moment that just anyone should be able to reach into your mind and take away a very intimate detail of your life? It can be likened to someone entering your house without permission and stealing your jewels- or worse! But why are humans so on guard? What if they could lighten their grip on others- and more importantly on themselves? What if they were so fully confident in who and what they are that all aspects of their being would shine outwardly with no hesitation? In my estimation, such lifting of the veil could be possible if judgment was not an issue. But we humans love to judge, don’t we. Yep, just a judgment on my part.

Exercise: Imagine the world full of people exactly like you. Imagine how boring life would soon become. Now consider the beauty in the uniqueness all humans exhibit- embrace others and do not judge them. Understand we are all trying to find our place in this world and we all cope with feelings of fear and inadequacy. Yes, this is much easier said than done. But if you want to be telepathic- then, in my opinion, it’s what you have to do.

3. Secrets We Hold:

We are walking, talking, organic vaults. We do not surrender our information easily. We have mastered the “poker face,” rules of deception and have been encouraged by our life teachers not to “put all our cards on the table.” This is a hostile environment for telepathy. Mind to Mind transfer is not a selective proposition- instead it is a full spectrum experience that requires an “all or nothing” approach. Telepathy presents an open floodgate of information -never a trickle. Feeling vulnerable yet?

Exercise: Drop your guard- feel what it feels like to be vulnerable. Come to terms with this sensation. Tell this part of you that he/she has served their purpose but now it’s time to move on.

4. Insecurity:

It’s natural to assume that letting down ones guard leads to insecurity. This is how we’ve been wired for survival. Very difficult and perhaps even unwise to mess with this wiring in a world that judges, competes and subscribes to erroneous notions such as “survival of the fittest.” But insecurity promotes a very low vibration while telepathy is a high vibrational experience. However, in a completely loving, benevolent, non-judging world one could finally let their guard down- so to speak. Telepathic connections would then have an opportunity to flourish. An argument could be made that the spoken “voice” would ultimately be relegated to perhaps a more artistic application -such as singing.

Exercise: Consider this simple fact- you already know everything there is to know- it’s all in your DNA. Forget what others have said about you and become comfortable with your inner-knowing. It is not important that you “remember” all that you know. Knowing comes from a divine place of awareness- memory is rooted here on Earth and is simply a terrestrial experience and a useful tool to serve in the life experience. Don’t let anyone convince you that you are anything less than all-knowing.

5. All We Think About Is Sex:

This my friends is very often the case. We are hotly wired for affection, love, and reproduction. Strong sexual interest already borders on the telepathic experience but it could lack discernment and be inappropriate in any number of ways. If it is a “self serving” sexual objective than this can be sensed as an aggressive, low vibrational proposition. But, if it’s love at first sight… well… you don’t need me to tell you just how telepathic such an experience can be.

Exercise: Your turn to ponder – ask yourself –why do men have nipples.

Powerful emotions are key for telepathy in the modern world. If someone desperately misses a loved one- and there is no easy way to contact that individual -the mind has the power and ability to establish a connection. Countless stories can be found on the web -soldiers of war “connecting” with their significant other. These events are often associated with great emotional pain or trauma. Nature does allows us to speak telepathically if its an “emergency”. Quite amazing when you think about it. But perhaps someday we can remove our personal bias toward others, our proclivity to judge and realize that we are infinitely powerful, then maybe we will elevate to a society that will use telepathy as a principal mode for communication.

Until next time-

About the Author

There is a certain obscurity that follows Julian Wash. After all, any writer that starts off with “Dear Humans” might be a little hard to nail down. We sense he’s benevolent, a little crazy and we think rather enjoyable to read. Email: jwash@rattlereport.com

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Mass Produced Security Robots Introduced in U.S. http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/08/19/mass-produced-security-robots-introduced-u-s/ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/08/19/mass-produced-security-robots-introduced-u-s/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:45:54 +0000 http://www.wakingtimes.com/?p=43000 Waking Times

While debate continues to rage about the threat of autonomous “killer robots,” the mechanized replacement of humans continues across the workforce. In fact, the robotics industry notched record sales in the first half of 2014 in North America, and there appears to be no indications of a slowdown.… More

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Vigilant MCP – Gamma2 Robotics

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While debate continues to rage about the threat of autonomous “killer robots,” the mechanized replacement of humans continues across the workforce. In fact, the robotics industry notched record sales in the first half of 2014 in North America, and there appears to be no indications of a slowdown.

Security robots have become a special area of interest for developers. Britain recently unveiled its first robot security guard. “Bob” is the outcropping of a worldwide initiative into robotic security set to appear atprisonscare facilitiesschools, or perhaps a neighborhood near you.

A U.S. robot called Vigilant MCP (Mobile Camera Platform) can be seen in the following video. The robot is being produced exclusively in the U.S. and is set to ramp up to mass production as orders demand. At $4 per hour fixed cost, it could significantly impact the 1.5 million humans that are currently employed in some form of security patrol.

For professional security workers, the robot could pose a major threat to employment, as it offers key improvements for employers over flesh and blood workers.

“Robots never quit, and they don’t call in sick. They are cost-effective at an average of $4 an hour fixed cost,” explained Gamma 2 Robotics in a company video.

The cost savings can go further – unlike human workers, with the Vigilant MCP employers won’t have to shell out for background checks or drug screening, and won’t even need to leave the lights on as the robot will work happily in the dark. (Source)

For now, this model is slated to fulfill typical night watchman duties. However, it continues to highlight how the low operating cost of bots is bound to replace entire sectors of the economy while opening the door for yet another potentially dystopian scenario of weaponized patrol that is given increasingly free rein to operate without even minimal human oversight.

**This is article was featured at Activist Post.**

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The Bitcoin Novelty – A Revolutionary Idea http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/08/19/bitcoin-novelty-revolutionary-idea/ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/08/19/bitcoin-novelty-revolutionary-idea/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:34:42 +0000 http://www.wakingtimes.com/?p=42985 Kevin Sterne, Contributor
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Even though the crypto currency, Bitcoin, isn’t exactly new, it still hasn’t infiltrated the mainstream ethos. But it’s getting there. You may have heard the term outside the fringe Internet message boards, or dark bar alleyways—that seemingly hacker-fancied geekdom thing that probably sprang from … More

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bitcoins_1020_large_verge_medium_landscapeKevin Sterne, Contributor
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Even though the crypto currency, Bitcoin, isn’t exactly new, it still hasn’t infiltrated the mainstream ethos. But it’s getting there. You may have heard the term outside the fringe Internet message boards, or dark bar alleyways—that seemingly hacker-fancied geekdom thing that probably sprang from 4chan or Anonymous—but you probably didn’t understand it or, better yet, you probably didn’t want to. And who wouldn’t? What with most money and economic language so obscure and blathering it makes economists and Wall Street walkers seem like members of a secret money society or currency cult.

But unlike E.T.F.s, C.D.s, and countless other acronymic or esoteric financial concepts, this peer-to-peer, electronic payment system is worth investing understanding in because it has the potential to be the complete antithesis of politically-influenced banker bastardry.

By existing entirely in the online sphere and operating without crony governments and banks, Bitcoin has potential to reach efficiency beyond conventional forms of currency. Essentially, it allows for an economy void of regulators or special interest groups, creating a level playing field for all involved; the ultimate Libertarian currency.

The concept is as radical as it is simple: party A sends money to party B without party C. And yet, the abstract nature of all things economical typically furrows more than a few brows. So, to understand Bitcoin, it helps to understand fiat currency, or currency backed by government.

Rather than exchanging goods and services directly for goods and services we use currency. A one hundred dollar bill is just a piece of hard-to-create cotton the United States deemed worth of an arbitrary amount of goods and services. Credit cards and PayPal work as a metaphorical exchange of currency. People use them because governments tell them it’s okay.

Bitcoin’s transaction ledger is backed by a complex mathematical algorithm that everyone is privy to. Math wizzes call it fool proof. Banks call it scary.

With a typical cashless transaction (your mom’s credit card, PayPal, etc.), the business must absorb the cost of transferring money from your bank to their bank. This convoluted process, called an interchange, costs a percentage—usually 3% of the transaction value—and takes time—maybe days. Bitcoin cuts banks and interchanging out of the equation, reducing fees. This can be good for businesses and even consumers, who (in a perfect World, wherever that may be) benefit from lower prices.

The money saving potential goes far beyond fees and taxes. Bitcoin users may circumvent exchange rates between countries because governments have zero (or at least very little) clout over the currency. The cost of overseas transactions theoretically becomes non-existent.

As with any financial endeavor, Bitcoin is risky. It ceases to work if people don’t use it. The value has fluctuated from a few hundred to a thousand dollars, prompting some economists (suit and tie stock snobs) to call it volatile. But like the dot com boom of the ‘90s, many people are willing to jump without the assurance of a parachute. Popular online behemoths like Reddit and WordPress are natural fits for this financial innovation, but, surprisingly, a growing number of brick-and-mortar businesses (mostly mom and pop shops) are taking advantage of this growing phenomenon. You just won’t hear about BestBuy or Target (especially with their recent credit card fiasco/comedy) adopting this before Apple or Google finds a way to make it profitable at the expense of the middle class. And you can hedge your bets that they’re trying.

For now, the Bitcoin novelty hasn’t worn off. In fact, it hasn’t even reached novelty status. It’s like an obscure, fad that doesn’t become cool until a Kardashian dons it. Until that moment, it will obtain nothing greater than a cult following from hybrid hacker-hipster computer nerds or anyone else of fringe culture. On paper, it’s a revolutionary idea. Now we wait to see if the World can play fair with this innovation (they can’t).

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About the Author

Kevin Sterne is a freelance writer, journalist, and editor. He’s currently working on a M.A. in Writing and Publishing at DePaul University. You can read more of his work at kevinsterne.com.

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Satkona – Star of David or Star of Goloka? http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/08/18/satkona-star-of-david-star-of-goloka/ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/08/18/satkona-star-of-david-star-of-goloka/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 01:27:12 +0000 http://www.wakingtimes.com/?p=42826 Swami B.G. Narasingha, Sri Narasingha Caitanya Ashram
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The Star of David [in Hebrew, the Magen David or Shield of David] is renowned as the sacred symbol of the Jewish faith. Indeed, the Star of David is the distinguishing feature on the Israeli flag and as an ornament of … More

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MAHA_SRI_YANTRA_WallpaperSwami B.G. Narasingha, Sri Narasingha Caitanya Ashram
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The Star of David [in Hebrew, the Magen David or Shield of David] is renowned as the sacred symbol of the Jewish faith. Indeed, the Star of David is the distinguishing feature on the Israeli flag and as an ornament of jewelry the Star of David is proudly worn by millions of devout Jews worldwide. Yes, the Star of David is purely Jewish. Or is it?Recently, while visiting the holy city of Jerusalem, I purchased a silver pendant of the “Star of David” from a local shopkeeper and when I put it around my neck I was asked:

“Why are you wearing a Jewish symbol?”

To this I replied:

”This is Sat-kona, the symbol of Goloka, the abode of Krsna.”

This article is about the origins of Sat-kona [the Star of Goloka or Goloka-yantra], its transcendental significance, its historical use in Vedic and other ancient cultures, its use in Christianity and Islam, and its eventual adoption by the Jewish faith in the 17th century as a popular symbol of Judaism.

Symbols have long been a part of the histories of the world’s great civilizations and Sat-kona is no exception. Before it appeared in the west, from the most ancient of times to the present day, Sat-kona has been at the heart of spirituality in India. The Sat-kona [the six pointed star with a hexagram within, defining sacred space], is constructed by joining two perfect triangles — one pointing upward signifying Purusa and the other pointing downward signifying Prakrti. It is the oldest spiritual symbol known to the world. Sat-kona has been around since the beginning of the universe. We do not expect to find any archaeological evidence to support this statement, however, from sastra, Vedic literature, the evidence is there.

In the oldest known Vedic literature, Sri Brahma-samhita [in that it has been attributed to Lord Brahma and composed shortly after creation], the Sat-kona is mentioned in a description of the supreme abode of Goloka, the abode of Krsna.

karnikaram mahad-yantram sat-konam vajra-kilakam sadanga-satpadi-sthanam prakrtya purusena ca premananda-mahananda-rasenavasthitam hi vat

“The center of the divine lotus is the core — Krsna’s residence. It is presided over by the Predominated and Predominating Moiety. It is mapped as a hexagonal mystic symbol [sat-konam]. Like a diamond, the effulgent Supreme Entity of Krsna, the Fountainhead of all divine potencies, presides as the central pivot. The great mantra of eighteen syllables [Gopala-mantra], which is formed of six integral parts, is manifest as a hexagonal place with six-fold divisions.” [Sri Brahma-samhita, Ch-5, Tx-3]

tat-kinjalkam tad-amsanam tat-patrani sriyam api

“The core of that eternal holy abode which is called Gokula is the hexagonal land of Krsna’s abode. The stamens or petals are the residences of the cowherds or Gopas, who are Krsna’s own, His dear most friends and high loving devotees that are a part of His own self. Those abodes appear like many walls, all beautifully effulgent. The extensive foliage of that lotus constitutes the sub-forests that are the abodes of the loving damsels of Krsna, headed by Sri Radhika.” [Sri Brahma-samhita, Ch-5, Tx-4]

In the practice of devotion [krsna-bhakti] three important items are given to the devotee to help him/her realize the Supreme Reality, i.e. mantrayantra and Sri MurtiMantra is the sound representation of the Supreme Reality, yantra is the mechanized or symbolic representation of the mantra and the Sri Murti is the three dimensional [personal] form of the mantra made manifest to the senses of the devotee to receive his or her service.

Overall, in contemporary Gaudiya Vaisnavism, yantras are no longer in vogue as they were in olden times. Preference has been given to Sri Murti who is worshiped with the appropriate or corresponding mantras. Although yantras are for the most part no longer in use amongst Gaudiyas, this was not always the case. In bygone days all branches of Vaisnavism were frequently found to use yantras in their daily worship and meditation.

The description given in the purports of Brahma-samhita says that the Gopala-mantra [klim krsnaya govindaya gopijana-vallabhaya svaha] manifests as the six sides of the hexagonal figure [Krsnaya, Govindaya, Gopijana, Vallabhaya, Sva and Ha] and that the bija [klim] is the central pivot.

Sat-kona is set up in such a way that those who attend the yantra by meditation and who are deeply aspiring to enter into Krsna’s divine pastimes must first realize six objectives of the mantra, i.e. 1) the intrinsic form of Krsna [Krsnaya], 2) the intrinsic form of Krsna’ pastimes in Vraja [Govindaya], 3) the intrinsic form of Krsna’s intimate attendants, the Gopis [Gopijana], 4) the intrinsic form of full self-surrender unto Krsna, in the wake of those who are Krsna’s beloved [Vallabhaya], 5) the pure soul’s intrinsic form of divine cognition [Sva], and 6) the intrinsic nature of the soul to render transcendental loving service unto Krsna [Ha].

One who by virtue of being well established in such realizations of the mantra attains firmness [nistha] in the soul’s engagement of divine service [abhidheya] and ultimately achieves the supreme goal of life [prayojana] by being engaged in spontaneous transcendental loving service to Krsna in the ego of a maidservant of Srimati Radharani.

At the stage of practice [sadhana], by the grace of the mantra assisted by Sat-kona, the manifest pastimes of Krsna in Gokula may appear in the heart of a devotee. And at the stage of perfection [siddhi] a devotee may realize the unmanifest pastimes of Krsna in Goloka.

gaudiyamathalogoAt the beginning of the 20th century the great Gaudiya Vaishnava acarya, Sri Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati was inspired by the descriptions of Krsna’ supreme abode in Brahma-samhita and thus incorporated the Sat-kona into the Gaudiya Matha logo. Indeed the logo of the Gaudiya Matha is in itself a Vaisnava yantra.

At the center of the hexagonal in the Gaudiya Matha logo, Sarasvati Thakura placed the bija-mantra Om [in place ofklim] along with nama. In the six points [sat] of the Sat-kona he placed the six opulences, i.e. fame [yasa], beauty [sri], knowledge [jnana], renunciation [vairagya], wealth [aisvarya] and strength [virya].

In line with the purports of Bhaktivinoda Thakura in Brahma-samhita,Bhaktisiddhanta inserted Om in place ofKlim to show that Klim and Om are non-different. Sahajiyas, and others of his time were of the habit of neglecting mantras such as Om and Brahma-gayatri, whereas Bhaktisiddhanta was of the practice to show how everything in its deeper meaning is related to Krsna. Bhaktivinoda’s purport states as follows:

“The Gopala-tapaniya Upanisad states, tasmad omkara-sambhuto gopalo visvasambhavah, klim omkarasya caikatvam pathyate brahma-vadibhih. Omkara means Gopala, who is both Potency and the potent, and Klim means Omkara. Therefore, Klim or the primary desire seed [kama-bija] expresses the transcendental reality of Sri Sri Radha and Krsna.” [Sri Brahma-samhita, purport, Verse 4]

Furthermore, Sarasvati Thakura used the Sat-kona yantra as the floor plan for the temple of Sri Sri Guru-Gauranga-Gandharvika-Giridhari at Sri Caitanya Matha in Mayapura.

In the Vaisnava canon we find mention of numerous yantras such as the Visnu-yantra, Laksmi-yantra, Gopala-yantra, Radha-yantra, Sudarsana-yantra and Gayatri-yantra, etc.

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Vishnu Yantra Laksmi Yantra Gopala Yantra
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Radha Yantra Sudarshan Yantra Gayatri Yantra

Sudarsana-2The following is a verse in praise of Sudarsana from Sri Vaisnava pancaratrika texts mentioning Sat-kona:

sankham cakram capam parasu- masimisum sula pasankusastram bhibhranam vajrakhedau hala musala- gada kuntam atyugra dhamstram jvala kesam tri-netram jvalad – anala-nibham hara-keyura bhusam dhyayet sad-kona samastham sakala ripu jana prana samhara cakram

“O great Cakra, remove the life of all our enemies. I meditate upon You, residing in the middle of the Sat-kona holding conch, cakra, bow, axe, sword, trident, noose, goad, missile, thunderbolt, plough, pestle and mace. You have terrible fangs, fiery hair, three eyes and you have the intensity of a raging inferno and You are adorned with ornaments and necklaces.”

The above-mentioned yantras are today mostly used by orthodox sections of Vaisnavas in India [Sri Vaisnavas and Madhvas] and are more or less ornamental, rather than functional, in the dailysadhana of Gaudiya Vaisnavas. But in due course these yantras may again find their way back into more popular usage.

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Buddhist Yantra Jain Yantra

Hindus, Jains, Tantrics, Smartas, Mayavadis, Saktas, Saivaites and Buddhist sects in India, Nepal, China, Tibet, Sri Lanka and other countries in Asia use and have used the symbol of Sat-konathroughout the ages.

Tracing the Sat-kona through history has been an interesting research project. It was not possible for us to find all the places or cultures across the ages that employed the Sat-kona in their symbolism. Nonetheless, it became evident that Sat-kona had enjoyed a most extensive use both in the ancient and modern world — from the temples of India, to the Ring of Solomon, from the Carthaginians, to the Greeks, Romans, Christians [Catholic, Orthodox and Coptic], Muslims and Medieval Alchemists.

Indeed, all the examples of Sat-kona that we turned up in our research were not necessarily of a particular religious or spiritual significance and could easily be seen as simply ornamental, such as some of those used in Roman mosaics, etc. Some of the more interesting specimens of the Sat-kona that we did discover are as follows:

Sumeria1) SUMERIA In the Vorderasiatisches Museum in Berlin are presented several cylinder seals, dated to c.2500 BCE, decorated with celestial symbols showing stars with six, seven, eight and more points. These stars appear there in an astrological context or in an astronomical context. Among them there is a circle surrounded by six triangles, which are like the Sat-kona. [Click to enlarge]

2-Assyria2) ASSYRIASat-kona can be found on the ‘Black Obelisk’ of Shalamaneser III in Iraq. This obelisk was erected in the Assyrian city of Nimrud as a public monument in 825 BCE at a time of civil war. In one of the panels on the monument there is a six-pointed star with a hexagram above King Jehu’s head. [Click to enlarge]

Minolta DSC3) MINOS In the Heraklion Museum in Crete there is the ancient Phaestos Disc made from fired clay. The disc has many carvings. One of the carvings is a circle with six dots in the shape of Sat-kona with a seventh dot in the center. Although at a glance the arrangements do not jump out at us as a Sat-kona, still scholars assure us that it is. This disc dates back to 1700 BCE.

4-Carthage4) CARTHAGE Coins have been discovered in Carthage (modern day Tunisia in North Africa) bearing the Sat-kona insignia. These Phoenician coins date back to the 5th Century BCE.

 

5-japan5) JAPAN The Kagome Crest can be found in some of Shinto oldest shrines in Japan dating back to the 5th Century BCE. At the Ise Grand Shrine that was built for the Imperial House of Japan, a symbol resembling the Sat-kona is carved on all the lamps along the approaches to the shrine.

6-Greece6) GREECE In the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York there is a Greek Terracotta Drinking Cup, which is dated to ca. 560 BCE. This cup shows Hercules fighting an Amazon. In the middle is a six-pointed star. Aside from the inner hexagram, the stylized composition imitates Sat-kona when lines are drawn between: arms, toes, heads and knees.

 

7-Srilanka7) SRI LANKASat-kona yantra was found at Kataragama in Srilanka, a famous pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. The carving dates back to the 3rd Century BCE. This carving with a Tamil ‘Om’ in the center is found in the Museum für Völkerkunde, Basel.

 

8) ISRAEL Several Stars of David [Sat-kona] of great antiquity have been found in Israel but all of them date back to before the Jewish faith had actually adopted the symbol to represent them. Sat-kona has been found engraved on jar handles at Gibeon, Israel, and dated to the late period of the Israeli Kingdom of the First Temple (6th Century BCE). However, archeologists reckon that they were copies of Greek emblems from Thasos and Carthago that served for the marking of wines. OtherSat-konas have been found in Caperneum but may have belonged to Roman temples. On a wall of a room in Meggido there was found a Sat-kona drawn in lines. This has been dated as 8th Century BCE.

At Jericho a very large size Sat-kona, the most famous in Israel, was found at Hisam’s Palace. The Muslim ruler Al-Walid ibn Yazid built the palace in 743 CE.

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Hisam Palace

9-Egypt weight9) EGYPTSat-kona was found on seals dating back to the 3rd Century BCE in Egypt as well as weights dating back to the 2nd Century BCE.

10) ROME Throughout the Roman Empire there were discovered tens of archaeological findings with the shape of the Sat-kona.For example more than ten such mosaics were discovered in Pompeii, Italy, and since it had been ruined by Mount Vesuvius Volcano eruption in 79 CE it is certain to date them to the first century CE at the latest. Similar mosaics were discovered in Gaul (Latin: Gallia), Hungary, Greece, Syria, Turkey, Tunis. Other such archeological findings from this period were discovered in Roman temples in Jordan and in Lebanon.

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Bardo Tunis Roman Mosaic Cyprus Roman Mosaic Byblos Lebanon

11) MEXICO The Mayan citadel of Uxma in Mexico shows several examples that resemble the Sat-kona. It is believed by Mesoamerican scholars that these symbols represented the sun. Uxmal was built around 700 CE.

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12) LEBANON A ring was found in the Lebanese city of Sidon with the shape of Sat-kona, which was dated from the 7th Century BCE. Sidon was one of the most important Phoenician cities and may well have been the oldest.

Akbar_shield_detail 13-Akbar-Shield13) INDIA In his book The Sacred Bride, Dr. Manoshi Bhattacharya wrote that the earliest evidence of the Sat-kona symbol was found among coins from the excavation of the city of Ujjain in India. The coins have been dated to be 2000 – 3000 years old. These coins came into the possession of Colonel James Tod, the Political Agent to the Western Rajput States of India in the early 1800s.

Also in India, Hisam Palace the Moghul Emperor, Akbar [16th century CE] rode into battle and presided over his court with the Sat-kona embossed on his royal shield.

American-EagleWith a little research one can find images of Sat-konaalmost everywhere and sometimes in the most unsuspecting places such as on the American one-dollar bill. There the symbol is placed above the American Eagle by aligning 12 stars in the shape of Sat-kona with a 13th star in the middle. This very much resembles the Sat-konaof the ancient Phaestos Disc.

Some other interesting places where Sat-kona has appeared are as follows: Fort Santiago in the Philippines [1592 CE], Quanzhou, China [920 CE], Sinca Veche, Romania [100 CE], Mongol coins [500CE], a Saxon spearhead [200 CE], a three cent coin, United States of America [1851 CE], Saint Peters Basilica, Rome [1500 CE], a Christian tomb in Wales [100 CE], Bakhchysaray Mosque [1500 CE], Akbar’s Palace at Fatehpur Sikri [1500 CE], Samanid coin, Iran [800 CE], and a glass jar from Arabia [1000 CE]. [See images here.]

Alchemy-Book-by-Johann-Mylius-1618Sat-kona has also enjoyed popular use among alchemists. Alchemists of old and particularly those from the 5th century to the 15th century in Europe and the Middle East were very consistent in their use of Sat-kona. For most cultures the Sat-kona symbolized male [the upward triangle] and female [the downward triangle] or just something auspicious, but for the Alchemist the Sat-konasymbolized fire and water. Alchemists also used the Sat-kona to represent the six planets [each of the 6 points] and the sun was in the middle of the hexagram. The symbol universally represented the art of Alchemy for Muslims, Christians and Jews as the representation of the combination of opposites and transmutation.

In Medieval Europe the Sat-kona was also accepted by common people as having healing powers and being able to ward off demons.

For the Jews themselves the use of Sat-kona as the Star of David was a gradual development beginning with the Talmud sometime in the 3rd century CE. The Talmud mentions the Magen David [Shield/Star of David] but without connection to its shape. Later in the 6th century the Kabbalah again mentions the Star of David. However, the Star of David only takes shape for the first time between the 12th and 14th centuries.

It so happens that during the Middle Ages, the “Star of David” was frequently found on churches [such as Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome] and even in mosques, but was absent in synagogues. It was also conspicuously absent as a symbol in Jewish books and on ritual objects.

From ancient times to the Middle Ages, the Jews possessed no particular national or religious symbol. It was generally the Menorah [seven flame candle stick] that was commonly associated with the Jews.

In 13th century Spain the Sat-kona was known as the Ring of Solomon [Seal of Solomon] by the Jews; from the 13th until the 15th century, both names were used simultaneously, Ring of Solomon and Star of David. It was only later that the term Star of David gradually became dominant in Ashkenazi Jewish communities, while King Solomon’s Seal became identified with the pentagram (5 pointed star).

As a popular Jewish symbol, Sat-kona did not find its place permanently in Judaism until European Jews adopted it in 1648 CE. The beginnings of Sat-kona as a Jewish symbol are told in the following narrative.

The history of the contemporary Star of David begins in Prague. During the last part of the Thirty Years War, the Swedish army besieged Prague. The town was mostly defended by the citizens’ militia, including a Jewish unit. When the Swedes did not succeed in taking the city, German Emperor Ferdinand III wished to assign honor flags and other decorations to all the various units of the citizens’ militia. This included the Jews.

The Emperor couldn’t decide on what symbol to put on the flag, which was to be assigned to the Jews. Even the emperor’s ‘court Jews,’ the Openhaimer Family were perplexed on what to do. After some discourse it was decided that the two intersecting triangles, once believed to have been used by King David and also by King Solomon, was adopted’

The Jewish community liked this symbol and it spread to those towns that had ties with Prague, and began to be used in synagogues and during festive occasions. The new symbol became so popular that rumors circulated that it had magical powers. Stories of the power of the Star of David spread as far as Yemen where it was even said that the ancestor of the Rothschild family had succeeded in exorcizing the devil from the emperor’s daughter by the power of the Star of David.

David_GoliathThe Biblical [Old Testament/Torah] myth of King David begins when David as a simple Shepard boy slays the Philistine giant, Goliath. David fell Goliath with a stone from his sling and then cut off the giant’s head. David was promoted to commander of the armies of King Saul and married into the king’s family. Later Saul was killed in battle and David became King and the myth says that God shielded David during his many battles. The Sat-kona has been adopted by Jews to represent the protection or shield that God provided for David.

King David was succeeded by his son Solomon. Ancient myth alludes to King Solomon possessing a ring of magical powers. The myth of the Ring of Solomon was principally developed by Arabic writers who claimed that God gave the ring to Solomon. The ring is said to have had the name of God engraved upon it. But this posed a problem with the Jewish community as Jewish law forbade the Jews to write the name of God. Thus it was conceded that the six pointed star and later the five-pointed star is what King Solomon had inscribed on his ring. Medieval Jewish, Christian and Islamic legends believed that King Solomon commanded demons and spoke with animals by the power of his ring.

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Ring of Solomon Ring of Solomon

One Islamic narrative says that the demon Sakhr deceived one of Solomon’s sisters into giving him [Sakhr] the ring. Sakhr then ruled for forty years while Solomon wandered the land in poverty. Eventually Sakhr [for some unknown reason] threw the ring into the sea, where it was swallowed by a fish, caught by a fisherman, and served to Solomon. Having thus retrieved the ring Solomon then punished Sakhr by making him to build a great mosque for Solomon.

Although this story sounds quite similar to that of “The Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien, scholars are of the opinion that the myth was actually derived from the Greek story of the Ring of Polycrates, related by Herodotus in the 5th century BCE.

That Sat-kona became a universally auspicious and spiritual symbol throughout the ancient world there can be no doubt, but it is in the motherland of India that Sat-kona was used and continues to be used most extensively.

[See additional images here.]

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The system we live in is a slow burn into a personal and private prison of negative emotion perpetuated by antiquated ideals in regards to energy, government, and finance. Our society isn’t functioning from a place of teaching us how to live healthy lives and thrive in Wellness, rather we are taught how to slowly die instead.

From the smallest proton to the vastness of the Universe there is a constant and consistent force, and that force is energy. Energy never dies, it just changes form – and this is also the definition of Spirit or “God”. We don’t have to be “religious” or use something as simple as science to “prove” that energy has an effect on each and every one of us.  We can use our understanding of energy to determine how our society shapes and forms our emotional and spiritual health to get a basic foundation of how energy profoundly influences our daily lives.

Love and Fear – Energy’s Vibration

“If you wish to understand the Universe, think of energy, frequency and vibration” ~ Nikola Tesla

All energy has its own frequency which is the rate in which the energy vibrates. It’s a proven fact that ‘negative’ energy vibrates at a much lower frequency than ‘positive’ energy. As seen in the water molecule experiment, Love has the highest vibration of all and creates sacred geometry when Love energy is directed at the water molecule.

Human beings are also made of energy and our energy is our very Life-source, because our bodies couldn’t function without energy. By volume, the human body produces 60,000 times as much luminosity per cubic centimeter as the Sun, which makes human beings quite radiant indeed!

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The simplistic thing about emotional energy is that there are only 2 emotions from which all other emotions stem – they are either Love or fear. Obviously fear is negative and Love is Positive, and we can visually see the difference. This means that if there is negative energy directed at a person, society, religion, or social class then we are all effected in some way through labels and judgment or the “ego”, which is a service-to-self mentality. And the opposite can be said for positive energy.

Mental Slavery of the 99%

At this point we should all be familiar with the “elite” or “the 1%”, who hold the majority of the world’s wealth and prosperity. According to an article in Forbes Magazine, almost half of the world’s wealth is owned by just one percent of the population.

The fact that there is a global elite in the first place suggests an imbalance. If we live in a “Freewill” Universe then how is it that we can be so trapped and confined within a system where we allow a select few to speak for the masses? This also implies imbalance because most of us don’t remember having a choice in whether or not to participate in the system from Birth. The elitist system is based on conditions, rules, structure, labels, and limitation which encourages and expects society to create a self-manufactured image of perfection in order to feed the 1%.

If we can find a way to empty our cup of all we think we know, we can re-assess the situation from a higher perspective. The system runs on the fear, stress, trauma, and negative energy of its participants. It’s imperative to begin to free the mind from the propaganda that is programmed to keep society on a short leash, by giving our power away to the governments, media, doctors, banks, corporations, and pharmaceutical companies.

Like the “Wizard of Oz” there is a proverbial “man behind the curtain” who is pulling the puppet strings of the few to manipulate the many.

“Mental slavery is the worst form of slavery. It give you the illusion of freedom, makes you trust, love and defend your oppressor, while making an enemy of those who are trying to free you or open your eyes” ~ Eli

I recently watched the Hollywood movie “12 Years a Slave” which is based on the book written by Solomon Northrup. It’s the true story of how he was taken as a free man and forced into slavery for 12 years. Solomon Northrup had already known Freedom but other slaves that had been born into slavery couldn’t be convinced that they were indeed “slaves”. This raises the question of how would we know that we don’t know in the first place? Furthermore, if we are born into an invisible slavery system based on a prison of fear and negativity, how would we be able to recognize it if it’s all we know and all our parents know? Especially if our parents and their parents perpetuated the fear based mentality by passing it down from generation to generation?

Fear is the most negative energy that exists in its vibration and the most “hateful” thing we can do to one another is encouraging one another to be fearful or inflicting pain because of our belief systems. By keeping the general population in fear, we feel “threatened” whether we realize it or not. And as a matter of fact the U.S. has been in a declared “State of Emergency” since 1933, which has the intention of fear. This fear leaves us in a constant state of stress, in the fight or flight reaction it brings, thus leaving the Soul to quietly be consumed by the unhealthy emotions that fear brings — in its many forms.

Energy, Power, Wealth and Resources

In stark contrast, the supportive Universe is teeming with Life and is Limitless and Infinite by its very nature. The point being that if we are supporting an “elitist” system the Universe is also supporting this system as we Live in a supportive Universe. It’s quite obvious that the “elite” feel that they are entitled to resources including energy, water, and financial wealth — but where does that leave the rest of the 99%? I don’t know who decided that they were in charge of auctioning off resources that belong to ALL of Humanity’s children. As a child of my Creator, it is quite logical and apparent to me that I don’t have to “earn” my right to be here in the first place, and I certainly shouldn’t have to pay or fight for resources that are for ALL of us and not just a select few.

When we support an elitist agenda we are in fact enabling ourselves to give our Power away to some sort of “authority figure”, and think that said authority figure is going to come to the rescue when times get tough. As many are finding out, this is not going to happen. The scary part is that the agenda has never been in favor of the masses but yet we support it anyway and, not only that, we teach our children to support it. This inadvertently leaves behind a legacy that cannot sustain itself or our planet, which is also consumed by our “negativity” in a physical and spiritual way.

Energy and Resources

Energy is an important factor in this discussion, especially when one takes into account that Free Energy Technology has existed for quite some time. For those who are still skeptical of this, please check out the open sourced documents for a quantum energy generator and this short clip of the Quantum Energy Generator reaching resonance for the first time in the One People Community Aouchtam workshop.

Fossil fuel and the petro-dollar are the cornerstone of our enslavement as this gives the “elite” all the excuse they need to invade countries for their resources under the guise of “terrorism”. With a select few “stealing” energy from the masses by way of fossil fuel when there are cleaner and better ways, we can begin to see how the global resources have been manipulated to line the pockets of the few while leaving the masses in poverty, illness, homelessness, and hunger.

The mainstream media is owned by corporate conglomerates who, like oil tycoons the Koch Brothers, buy the way for their agendas to make it into law and governance, and decide whether or not to report their dealings on the “news”.

Health Care

This is also true for the pharmaceutical companies in that they do not promote Healing or Wellness rather they invent illness so they can profit from treating the symptoms but typically not the root cause.

Have you ever noticed how doctors know exactly what surgery to perform or exactly what drug to prescribe which only treats the symptoms but rarely the root cause of the illness? It’s baffling that insurance companies refuse to pay for more holistic treatments and approaches to Healing in general. There’s plenty of “illness” to go around these days too, if we also include psychology, trauma (PTSD), addiction, and depression. But there’s no time or financial resource spent on Healing. There’s always a pill and an “instant gratification” solution so that you can buck up and get back to work, or jump through hoops to maintain an economic solution when one is unable to “earn a living”.

There’s a great documentary called “Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare” which is a must-see if one is questioning the state of Healthcare in the U.S. (or comparable economies). To learn more, visit the Escape Fire website, watch the movie trailer, or support the film-makers and pick up a copy on DVD.

The War Machine

The war machine is what the “elite” agenda relies upon to keep the populace in fear and terror, while keeping them in control of finance and resources. There is no Love in war and no one ever “wins”, as is evident by the “war weariness” that has captured the Hearts and minds of the masses. Yet, we find ourselves on the edge of our seat waiting for the next excuse to invade a country rich in resources or another who is considering putting an end to the fiat dollar in the best interests of Humanity.

An Era of Corporate Rule

There was a very important Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case that will give more “proof” that the agenda of modern government is one-sided; Corporations, by law, have the same rights as Individuals. This means that we have a Government that is for The Corporate, and not a Government that is Of The People, By The People, and For The People as stated in the Constitution — which therefore violates our Constitutional Right to Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. Meanwhile, our Senators and Congresspeople argue over Corporate interests.

And this was also in our face lately, in regards to the recent Supreme Court decision McCutcheon v. FEC. Quoted from MoveToAmend.org:

On January 21, 2010, with its ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are persons, entitled by the U.S. Constitution to buy elections and run our government. Human beings are people; corporations are legal fictions.

We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United and other related cases, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.

The Supreme Court is misguided in principle, and wrong on the law. In a democracy, the people rule.

WE MOVE TO AMEND.

Click here to sign the ‘Move To Amend’ Petition. This is important because, in the words of Supreme Court Justice Stevens (January 2010)…

… corporations have no consciences, no beliefs, no feelings, no thoughts, no desires. Corporations help structure and facilitate the activities of human beings, to be sure, and their ‘personhood’ often serves as a useful legal fiction. But they are not themselves members of “We the People” by whom and for whom our Constitution was established.

The Role of Organized Religion

Christianity and other “religion” teach us that there is a judgmental “God” who sacrificed his son in order to save us from our “sins”. This is unhealthy and another way we give our energy away to those we perceive as being “above” us in some way, and perceive our humanity to be inherently “sinful”. It teaches us that we/they can do whatever we want to each other and the planet (sin) without consequence, when the Universal Law of Polarity states that there is Cause and Effect to everything.

The true teachings of Jesus speak of the Power we have by way of the Law of Attraction to Create our reality — and this is what we do everyday by continuing to sell our Soul to a select few while our children are dying in war, famine, emotional trauma, and poverty.

There is no judgment or condition in the Real emotion of Love and it is Christ Consciousness that must return to us from withIN, in taking back the Power we have chosen to give away by “default”. There is no “messiah” rather there is “us” and we are the ones we have been waiting for. It takes a great deal of Faith to decide to no longer support the flawed system of limitation (including religion) that we have allowed to rule us in an Infinite, Intelligent, Loving, Abundant Universe.

As Above, So Below…

The Law of Correspondence (Immutable): The second of the seven Universal Laws tells us “As above, so below; as below, so above” ~ Tania Kotsos

This means that there is “harmony, agreement and correspondence” between the physical, mental and spiritual realms. There is no separation since everything in the Universe, including you, originates from the One Source. The same pattern is expressed on all planes of existence from the smallest electron to the largest star and vice versa. All is One.

The Ancient Greek Temple of Apollo at Delphi refers to this great Law of Correspondence in the inscription “Know thyself and thou shalt know all the mysteries of the gods and the Universe”. This means that what we inflict on others by way of our limited perspective of what we are “told” vs. the Truth is the same as hurting ourselves because we are all Connected. As above, so below.

The Truth is that we can no longer excuse ourselves with denial in order to leave behind a Legacy for our children that includes a planet in which to live on. We have to begin to make our government, financial system, big pharma, and corporationsaccountable for their actions; by not doing so we are enabling our own demise, much like an insecure victim, enabling our addiction to this incredibly flawed perception of “Freedom”, which actually teaches reliance instead.

Unity and Oneness

Working with others involving emotional trauma, it recently occurred to me that it is much more difficult to Heal the hurt of misunderstanding the misuse of energy and the power we have given away on a personal level. But it is possible.

Each individual is different but our experiences speak of Unity and ONEness. If we can Awaken ourselves to the societal issues without throwing our hands up in denial and powerlessness, we can begin to find our Spirituality again through this Freedom. If we can embrace our Power as “the masses” we can begin to support a New system of Free Energy and responsible governance, especially when it comes to financing the few.

In an Infinitely supportive Universe, we can begin to Live and Thrive through the Healing of the planet and the “trauma” we have endured together while we were “sleeping”. We can shed our self-manufactured image of perfection in order to work through the process of RE-building something that is in favor of the 99% of US, the Human Race. A supportive “God” (Universe) is a LOVING force of energy that wants what WE want and will support us in Limitless ways.

I believe that Free Energy Technology is the first of many waves of our “liberation” and it’s now being distributed Freely via the internet and social media. From here, there will be no more stealing of energy via fossil fuels, war, money mongering, and keeping the masses in fear. When we realize that our energy has been Free all along, we will see that the most important things are also Free, like a Loving Universe and the Human Connection of ONEness.

It starts with each and every ONE of us by RE-focusing OUR energy on more and more productive ways to shift our reality to ONE that is for the Greater Good of Planet Earth=Heart and her Creatively Intelligent children, the Human Race.

About the Author

Jennifer Deisher has been sharing her gift of empathetic soul readings since her awakening, which converted her traumas into Experiences that unlocked the authentic Blueprints of the Soul. Today, her unique insight and connectedness with Spirit allows her to guide others into their True Self.

Jennifer believes the art of human connection has been conditioned into detachment from our True Self, which consequently denies us the essential Blueprints of our evolution. Driven to share her perspective with the world, her writing has been published on numerous websites around the world. She is also a media writer for The New Earth Project, and founded the website BlueprintsForButterflies to help others connect with their Higher Self and create a spiritual foundation in line with their own individual energy signature.

For more information please visit blueprintsforbutterflies.com or check out www.newearthnation.org

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As the gut microbiome becomes the newest hot topic in medical science, researchers are welcoming natural and nutritional approaches to optimal health and preventing disease.

A lot of studies take a doom-and-gloom tone about the devastating effects on the world from generations of immersion in antibiotics – in animals, in food and in early childhood. Some have even traced the damage to the immune system from before conception. Many are warning that there is no hope except through dramatic worldwide intervention (which includes new vaccines, newer stronger drugs).

But studies like this one from New University of British Columbia not only dissect immune-damage wrought by early use of antibiotics, but also offer some hope in correcting the problem, especially in young children.

Canadian research found that receiving antibiotic treatments early in life can increase susceptibility to specific diseases later on.

Most bacteria living in the gut play a positive role in promoting a healthy immune system, but as they say, antibiotic treatments often do not discriminate between good and bad bacteria. The study published today in Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology helps scientists understand how different antibiotics affect good bacteria.

Kelly McNagny is a professor in the Dept. of Medical Genetics who led the research along with UBC microbiologist Brett Finlay.

McNagny said:

This is the first step to understanding which bacteria are absolutely necessary to develop a healthy immune system later in life.

The researchers tested the impact of two antibiotics, vancomycin and streptomycin, on newborn mice. They found that streptomycin increased susceptibility to a disease known as hypersensitivity pneumonitis later in life, but vancomycin had no effect. The difference in each antibiotic’s long-term effects can be attributed to how they changed the bacterial ecosystem in the gut. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is an allergic disease found in people with occupations such as farming, sausage-making, and cleaning hot tubs – aka “farmer’s lung.”

Of course, researchers emphasize that infants should be treated with antibiotics when needed, but they hope these results will help pinpoint which bacteria make us less susceptible to disease. That would be a truly valuable concept – in an ideal world, a baby would not have need to have an infection treated in the first place. Just as overuse of antibiotics and other environmental factors could weaken posterity’s immunity, so too can nutritional repair strengthen the genetic line.

They say these findings could open up the possibility of boosting helpful bacteria through the use of probiotics.

What McNagny said next gave me pause.

Probiotics could be the next big trend in parenting because once you know which bacteria prevent disease, you can make sure that children get inoculated with those bacteria.

What? Really? Of course the typical use of the word inoculation – meaning vaccination – wouldn’t make much sense when like he says, you can take probiotics – or change the amount in your diet, like through fermented foods or even exercise. He is using the word in the real sense – protection through the introduction of a microorganism.

In a sense, this writer is glad to finally see a closer examination of antibiotics’ effects on the gut and immunity as well as an integrated approach to well being – as long as consumers can maintain their health freedom along the way.

*This research was supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and AllerGen NCE, a national research network funded by Industry Canada through the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) Program.

About the Author

Heather Callaghan is a natural health blogger and food freedom activist. You can see her work at NaturalBlaze.com and ActivistPost.com. Like at Facebook.

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Hemp has a broad climate range and has been cultivated successfully from as far north as Iceland to warmer, more tropical regions. Flickr: Gregory Jordan

Marco Torres, Prevent Disease
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As hemp makes a comeback in the U.S. after a decades-long ban on its cultivation, scientists are reporting that fibers from the plant can pack as much energy and power as graphene, long-touted as the model material for supercapacitors. They’re presenting their research, which a Canadian start-up company is working on scaling up, at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society.

Although hemp (cannabis sativa) and marijuana (cannabis sativa var. indica) come from a similar species of plant, they are very different and confusion has been caused by deliberate misinformation with far reaching effects on socioeconomics as well as on environmental matters.

Hemp is the most universally useful plant we have at our disposal. The history of mankind’s use of hemp can be traced way back in time to between about 5000 – 7000 BC.

Industrial hemp and hemp seed could transform the economy of the world States in a positive and beneficial way, and therefore should be exploited to its full potential, especially relating to energy storage.

David Mitlin, Ph.D., explains that supercapacitors are energy storage devices that have huge potential to transform the way future electronics are powered. Unlike today’s rechargeable batteries, which sip up energy over several hours, supercapacitors can charge and discharge within seconds. But they normally can’t store nearly as much energy as batteries, an important property known as energy density. One approach researchers are taking to boost supercapacitors’ energy density is to design better electrodes. Mitlin’s team has figured out how to make them from certain hemp fibers — and they can hold as much energy as the current top contender: graphene.

“Our device’s electrochemical performance is on par with or better than graphene-based devices,” Mitlin says. “The key advantage is that our electrodes are made from biowaste using a simple process, and therefore, are much cheaper than graphene.”

The race toward the ideal supercapacitor has largely focused on graphene — a strong, light material made of atom-thick layers of carbon, which when stacked, can be made into electrodes. Scientists are investigating how they can take advantage of graphene’s unique properties to build better solar cells, water filtration systems, touch-screen technology, as well as batteries and supercapacitors. The problem is it’s expensive.

Mitlin’s group decided to see if they could make graphene-like carbons from hemp bast fibers. The fibers come from the inner bark of the plant and often are discarded from Canada’s fast-growing industries that use hemp for clothing, construction materials and other products. The U.S. could soon become another supplier of bast. It now allows limited cultivation of hemp, which unlike its close cousin, does not induce highs.

Since the 1950s, the United States has been lumped hemp into the same category of marijuana, and thus the extremely versatile crop was doomed in the United States. Hemp is technically from the same species of plant that psychoactive marijuana comes from. However, it is from a different variety, or subspecies that contains many important differences.

Industrial hemp has very low Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) levels, which is the principal psychoactive constituent. Compared to marijuana which is specifically cultivated for personal psychoactive use, it is nearly impossible to “get high” on hemp. Marijuana that can be smoked usually contains between 5-10% THC, industrial hemp contains about one-tenth of that. In order to get a psychoactive effect, one would need to smoke more than a dozen hemp cigarettes over a very short period of time to achieve any kind of psychoactive effect.

The reason for the low THC content in hemp is that most THC is formed in resin glands on the buds and flowers of the female cannabis plant. Industrial hemp is not cultivated to produce buds, and therefore lacks the primary component that forms the marijuana high. Furthermore, industrial hemp has higher concentrations of a chemical called Cannabidiol (CBD) that has a negative effect on THC and lessens its psychoactive effects when smoked in conjunction.

Scientists had long suspected there was more value to the hemp bast — it was just a matter of finding the right way to process the material.

“We’ve pretty much figured out the secret sauce of it,” says Mitlin, who’s now with Clarkson University in New York. “The trick is to really understand the structure of a starter material and to tune how it’s processed to give you what would rightfully be called amazing properties.”

His team found that if they heated the fibers for 24 hours at a little over 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and then blasted the resulting material with more intense heat, it would exfoliate into carbon nanosheets.

Mitlin’s team built their supercapacitors using the hemp-derived carbons as electrodes and an ionic liquid as the electrolyte. Fully assembled, the devices performed far better than commercial supercapacitors in both energy density and the range of temperatures over which they can work. The hemp-based devices yielded energy densities as high as 12 Watt-hours per kilogram, two to three times higher than commercial counterparts. They also operate over an impressive temperature range, from freezing to more than 200 degrees Fahrenheit.

“We’re past the proof-of-principle stage for the fully functional supercapacitor,” he says. “Now we’re gearing up for small-scale manufacturing.”

Governments have cooperated with powerful corporate lobbyists the ensure that hemp is lumped into the same category as marijuana. The primary reason is that hemp has too many abundant resources for fuel, housing, food, medicine that corporations cannot exploit. Think about how many polluting conglomerates would go down if hemp was permitted as a resource. The oil, pharmaceutical, supplement and constructions industry would need to radically shift their business model to survive.

Mitlin, who conducted the research while at the University of Alberta, acknowledges funding from Alberta Innovates Technology Futures,National Institute for Nanotechnology (Canada) and Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency.

Environmental Benefits of Hemp

* Hemp results in a 95.5% fuel-to-feed ratio when used for pyrolysis the thermochemical process that converts organic matter into fuel.
* Biomass has heating value of up to 8,000 BTU/lb., with virtually no residual sulphur or ash during combustion.
* Hemp is the #1 producer of biomass per acre in the world. Biomass energy expert Lynn Osburn estimates that 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 million acres of hemp would replace all of Canada’s fossil fuel demands.
* From 75°/O to 90% of all paper was made with hemp fiber until the late 1800′s.
* An acre of hemp will produce as much pulp for paper as 4,1 acres of trees over a 20 year period.
* The hemp paper-making process requires no dioxin-producing chlorine bleach and uses 75% to 85% less sulphur-based acid.
* Hemp paper is suitable for recycle use 7 to 8 times, compared with 3 times for wood pulp paper.
* Hemp produces the strongest, most durable natural soft-fiber on earth. Until the 1 820′s, up to 80% of all textiles and fabrics for clothes, canvas, linens and cordage were made principally from hemp.
* Hemp cloth is stronger, more durable, warmer and more absorbent than cotton. Best of all. ‘ grown in Canada, cotton cannot.
* An acre of land will produce 2 to 3 times as much fiber as cotton, about 1,000 Ibs. of fiber per acre.
* Hemp grown in most parts of Canada will require no herbicide, fungicide or insecticide applications. Up to ½ of all agricultural pesticides used in North America are applied to the cotton crop.
* Natural, organic hemp fiber breathes and is recyclable, unlike petroleum-based synthetic fibers.
* A fully mature hemp plant may contain 1/2 of its dry-weight in seed.
* Once hemp seed oil has been extracted, the remaining seed cake is second only to soya bean for protein content and is an excellent source of nutrition for either farm animals or humans.

Agricultural Benefits of Hemp

* England, France and Spain have all legalized low THC varieties of hemp for an agricultural crop. England planted 1,500 acres of hemp as a first year crop. Reports from England state that farmers are receiving in excess of 3,000$ per acre for their hemp crop.
* Low THC hemp is not suitable as a psychoactive drug.
* A Canadian report from the late 1800′s demonstrated that hemp works very well in rotation with bean and corn crops.
* In 1991 Ontario farmers receiver 290$ and 240$ per acre for grain corn and soya bean respectively.
* Hemp was grown successfully in Canada for over 100 years. For a period in the late 1800′s Canada produced ‘hi: of all England’s hemp requirements. At kite time, England was the largest hemp consumer in the world.
* In the 1930′s, a South Western Ontario newspaper reported that Canadian grown hemp was among the best in the world and far superior to tropical hemp.
* In Canada hemp can be grown successfully from our southern borders to approximately 60O North Latitude, the parallel that divides the North West Territories from the provinces. This remarkable range is possible due to hemp’s short growing season, usually 90 to 110 days.
* The hemp plant will reach a height of up to 5m (16ft.) and sink a main tap root down 1 ft. This tap root will draw nutrients from deep in the soil and make them available to subsequent crops when the hemp leaves are shed on the soil. This extensive root system also helps to alleviate the problem of soil compaction.
* Hemp is very easy on the soil and returns up to 60% of the nutrients it takes from the soil, when dried in the field.
* A report from Kentucky states that hemp was grown on the same land for 14 consecutive years without soil depletion or reduction in yield.
* Hemp is very economical crop to grow since it requires virtually no pesticide applications.
* Hemp is also relatively drought-resistant and has been relied upon several times during drought-induced famine for its high protein seed.
* Hemp is very resistant to increased UV radiation and should not suffer decreased yields, unlike soya bean and corn.

About the Author

Marco Torres is a research specialist, writer and consumer advocate for healthy lifestyles. He holds degrees in Public Health and Environmental Science and is a professional speaker on topics such as disease prevention, environmental toxins and health policy. 

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sacredearth.com
preventdisease.com
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Gaining the Strength to Reach Your Limitless Potential http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/08/16/strength-to-reach-limitless-potential/ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/08/16/strength-to-reach-limitless-potential/#comments Sun, 17 Aug 2014 00:23:39 +0000 http://www.wakingtimes.com/?p=42906 Deidre Madsen, Contributor
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The stroke of midnight is here. Prepare yourselves for a quantum leap in consciousness. …..

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limitlesspotentialDeidre Madsen, Contributor
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The stroke of midnight is here. Prepare yourselves for a quantum leap in consciousness. …..

What is next for us cosmically? The huge Mayan shift back in 2012 has definitely left us with something to think about, but is anyone really aware of just what that shift filled with subtle nuances entails? How do we identify with anything subtle in this not-so-subtle world?

Why aren’t we seeing the effects of a shift in the world? Doesn’t it feel as if things have just gotten far worse lately? Well this is largely because the shift was like Y2K on steroids and most of us didn’t even know it. Sure we went right back to resuming our normal daily lives because well, ahem, (shuffles feet) the world did not end as we thought. However, the ever-fixated external world continues to insist on its absolute necessity to be our absolute necessity, absolutely!

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.Aristotle Onassis

THE ZERO HOUR

Now, if you listen between the cries and clamors for continual attention (listening be’tween things) you will hear something phenomenal – something nearly unperceivable. Something with wings has alighted in our hearts. Yet it comes to us not as a “thief in the night” at some middle of the night zero hour, but as what a thief in the night might appear. Perhaps that thief is there to relieve us of our burdens; after all, we have way too much gold for one person, eh? And, perhaps that thief from another’s point of view is a pseudo-saintly Robinhood and we need not fear him.

But something has happened … oh yes. It is ever so subtle – it has definitely occurred. This something is like in the movie The Neverending Story, where The Something was permeating everything and nearly everyone feared The Something.

When the Mayan’s predicted the end of the calendar and the cataclysmic events that would ensue, our interpretation may not have been taking into account that The Internal Must Come First.

THE INTERNAL MUST COME FIRST

For years I have been working with this study, this approach to life – the internal must come first – because it continued to seem to be the natural order of the YOUniverse and my discoveries were that nothing happens withoutevery internal choice point first. We are the authors of it all.

THE DARK NIGHT DAWNING

We are all in the midst of a liquidity of Light and discovered that we are indeed experiencing aresetting of our internal time clocks. What was,is the reflection of what is. At the point of perfection in the reflective mobius strip of life’s acknowledged existential movement, like the cogs and wheels of a great grandfather clock, we see ourselves in the mirror at a completely opposite point within our inner yin/yang within our DNA. It is in this point that the same reality filled with fears, concerns and worries, is found to be a mushin moment – a moment of no mindness. Where fear of what seems to be, is met with what is beyond all fear, the nothing in the something. An internal pole shift from one side of the same side of the mobius strip.

(Mushin (無心; Japanese mushin; English translation “no mind”) is a mental state into which very highly trained martial artists are said to enter during combat. They also practice this mental state during everyday activities. The term is shortened from mushin no shin (無心の心), a Zen expression meaning the mind without mind and is also referred to as the state of “no-mindness”. That is, a mind not fixed or occupied by thought or emotion and thus open to everything.)

Our sense of what was, is now in the past in the realest sense. Our future not only lies before us waiting our attending, it is hyper-malleable; a changeable constant, a moving mercurial target of focus, an intentional desirous taste. This is why so many could not predict into the future past 2012 and were caught up in the “no I can’t see into the future past 2012” phenomena, it was as if a veil was covering this space. However, now we are in that space. We have arrived and we have been here all along.

Back to the original question? What now? What are we noticing? We look around and wonder – what has changed? That is why this is so incredibly subtle and echoes the understanding that internal must come first because the mountains have indeed moved and the poles have indeed shifted within us, yet to this many are oblivious.What a huge surprise.

We are under the intoxicating lull that nothing has happened after all; yet, everything has happened and some of us are extremely aware that we now can live the dream.

TRINITY WITHIN THE THREE ZERO HOUR

Our internal poles have shifted moving us into the opposite of ourselves where what was is now opposite within ourselves and we get to view and experience it from a whole new light and level with a sense of the Is, the Is Not, and the Is Not Is – representing a trinitized force to the infinite of the zero space within. Thus the veils can be tossed away or lovingly embraced whatever is wished, and the moment of Light dawns within us. It is purely our choice how we wish to experience this deeper mystery.

This understanding naturally puts us in the drivers’ seat of life (victor), not the passengers’ seat (victim), and concurrently sets us up for being a sovereign being in our lives, at once 100% responsible and culpable for everything that “happens to us”.

The cosmic forces have opened up to granting us grand assistance. Now we are capable of living a multi-directional visioning experience. We have gained the strength and ability to make life happen for us in lieu of witnessing life happening to us. We are truly facing a re-volution of soul/spirit within each and every human on the planet. The powerful magnitude of this understanding cannot be stressed in its significance enough.

So now with the understanding that the internal comes first, what now and how do we work with this? We continue to experience solar flares and coronal mass ejections and our poles’ continue to become less and less icy. There are still mysteries on the planet that are occurring at a slamming rate. And, yes, there is the mystery of the how and the why of experiencing all the outer world changes including those in the other planets within the cosmos except to know that it is our inherent birthright to ascend while embracing descension (i.e., not excluding).

If we allow that outer world to seep into our systems and affect us with its fear we will surely be incapable of hearing the still small voice within ourselves enough to silently observe.

And to be fair, it really does seem like life as usual. Yet, with the dawning of this internal discovery such new information is what we have been waiting for all along. This was the moment when we could collectively let our shoulders drop and say, “Whew I’m glad that’s over, now let’s get on with the show”, that is, until the heralding of the next Nostradamus pith.

WHAT TO EXPECT NOW THAT THE POLES HAVE SHIFTED?

So the pole shift has occurred and we are able to consciously experience the little bit of yin in the yang as well as the little bit of yang in the yin,  thus recentering ourselves into a stillpoint within the fullness of this wandering journey. At once we can see the reflection and moreover now, we can actually feel it. This could very well be the prelude to an actual physical pole shift of the earth.

Take a moment now. Do you not feel this new found empowerment of being so aware within? It is like a solitary gift beneath a Christmas tree with no nametag. Unclaimed, no one put it there but everyone wonders what’s inside. How mysterious. How fascinating. How magical.

SHIFT IN POINT OF VIEW

I have heard reviews that the movie Zero Dark Thirty  was very dark and not a good example of something with which I would wish to necessarily associate. And I do agree though I must point out that the term Zero Dark Thirty is not just a turn of phrase or a cool name for a movie title (it is a cool name for a movie title), it represents the chance for all of us to shift our POV, our point of view, Zero Dark Thirty not as a thief in the night but as a chance to ride (or surf) the “S” curve be’tween all spaces within and without, the mean line between the as above and so below. Our midpoint heaven is a peace on earth, and we are that earthed self.

From here on out we have the strength and spiritual tools to instantly shift our POV and shift our reality with new eyes and realize (real-eyes) the limitless options that continually surround us. This changes everything.

During our own internal clock the moment has arrived where our hour and our precise zero dark thirty has occurred for each one of us. Are we aware of it? Is it our time to be aware of it? And how does the effect of this affect our world? That is only for each one of us to answer. Yes.

♥ Infinite Blessings,
Deidre Madsen

P.S. Get ready also for the great wheels in the sky. The Crop Circles will become Sky Circles and Sky Spheres. We will be seeing numerous symbolic messages in the sky!

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Robin Williams and the Call to Awaken http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/08/16/robin-williams-call-awaken/ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/08/16/robin-williams-call-awaken/#comments Sat, 16 Aug 2014 18:30:26 +0000 http://www.wakingtimes.com/?p=42900 Zen GardnerGuest
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I have been deeply moved over the tragic passing of Robin Williams and the outpouring of love that has ensued. The beauty of this wonderful man and how profoundly he affected so many is almost overwhelming and has brought many to tears, including myself. … More

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I have been deeply moved over the tragic passing of Robin Williams and the outpouring of love that has ensued. The beauty of this wonderful man and how profoundly he affected so many is almost overwhelming and has brought many to tears, including myself. What his life represented is being mirrored in the souls of others and is so very heartening to witness, even in these tragic circumstances.

I read through yesterday’s tabloid Daily Mail article with its moving tributes, pictures and video clips and it’s wonderful to see how his loving and generous spirit surpassed even his genius. Seeing these “star” strewn reactions that are so sincere and loving coming out of the cesspit of the entertainment industry is heartening. Moreover, with the vibrational change coming on so strongly I can’t help but feel this again is an opportunity for the awakening of the human spirit to manifest in yet another way.

There is hardly any field more polluted and nefarious than the “entrainment” industry. That honest artists have to operate in such a milieu is tragic in itself and a clear manifestation of the matrix of control that’s seated itself on top of humanity. That this very community is being smacked with such a startling event as Robin Williams’ apparent self inflicted death is very significant.

My question is, will they respond consciously in the face of such a stark contrast to the world they support, or will it only be a flush of pity and self catharsis?

Death – For Whom Do We Really Weep?

I don’t think there’s a person who at times like these doesn’t ponder the question of why they haven’t shown more love and appreciation for others while they’re still amongst us. Instead, tragedy and loss seem to be what bring these profoundly deep realities to the surface, and we lament that “too little, too late” sensation. The contrast to our busy, distracted and wrongly focused lives becomes almost too much to bear. And that’s a good thing. It’s time to rethink our priorities when our worlds are jolted. Who are we not appreciating and loving enough? How can I represent this reality being peeled and revealed in front of me, rather than wait for life to pass me and others as we idle by in society’s march to oblivion?

So much of grief is a very personal, spiritual catharsis. We regret, we lament, we long for the presence that was once felt. Realizing someone has passed on should be a joyous occasion when lives are well lived, as well as appreciated. Of course seemingly untimely deaths are harder to handle for many reasons, yet our grieving takes on the same basic characteristics. Unexpressed fears, longings and regrets surface. Sharp contrasts are made between a world with or without that particular person. Effects and feelings rise to the surface and are evaluated as we face our own frailty and inevitable earthly demise.

These are serious issues which touch on every part of our being. And wonderful times to connect with conscious awareness of our true eternal nature and the overlaying deceit about us known as “the world”.

Good Guys, Bad Guys and Waking Up to Reality

alonerobinfRobin Williams greatly influenced my life, as he did millions of people. From barely missing an episode of Mork and Mindy in my youth to his dramatic inspiring masterpieces such as Dead Poets SocietyGood Will Hunting, Awakenings and Patch Adams, I was always moved by his incredible genius and how he brilliantly inserted himself into these profound statements. Whether rattling off impromptu streams of consciousness strings that would inspire awe as well as split my sides with laughter, or diving deep into extremely penetrating dramatic roles, he was always “out there” – my favorite hang out. The edge of Now, where the real action is.

And he could take me there at the drop of a hat.

Knowing his personal example was so extremely kind and generous was always a huge boost to my spirit.  Truly inspired genius coming from a place of kindness and love authenticated him in my mind and heart, despite my disdain for the Hollywood crowd. Even Joan Rivers, the crass comedienne who makes a living at the expense of others, said rather revealingly, “He was one of the good guys.”

Yes, good guys. They’re out there. So are the bad guys. And thankfully, at times like these when the light of love shines so brightly, the bad guys shrink back into their appropriate shadowy corners. Ironically, when we hear these qualities praised and eulogized we can’t help but wonder why this kind of love, kindness and deep respect and honor isn’t the predominant theme amongst these Tinseltown puppets. Why do they participate in promoting hard core gratuitous violence, sexual exploitation and outright disinformation? What do they think is quenching this spirit of kindness and love that has been suppressed in humanity that they’re now extolling, only to erupt at the tragic passing of a wonderful human being?

Will They Put Feet to their Feelings?

As big names speak of the tentative, fragile nature of life, will they allow themselves to be touched by the barbaric slaughters their own corporate overlords and nation are right now perpetrating, financing and promoting on literally the most fragile of all, humanity’s very mothers and children? Will they have the courage to stand up to their Zionist, anti-human bosses for once, or bold enough to be “politically incorrect” and dare to speak the plain truth?

This remains to be seen. I do know that love cannot be quenched, and when it moves so dramatically center stage as it is at the loss of Robin Williams, I expect there will be some personal priority checking and change of direction for many. That, or it will be “too little, and too late” for those who refuse this opportunity to wake up, as well as to make their stand known for the sake of their fellow humans.

That to me is what distinguishes this passing from others Hollywood has fawned upon. There’s something very significant about this event and the subsequent reactions. It’s a wake up call. To all of us, but a huge one to the willing puppets of the big screen. What will you do to change the paradigm that is crushing humanity’s spirit and that of their fellow creative “good guys”? This time the focus is on you.

You’ve expressed your inner feelings, big names. Now live up to them. You have a microphone any of us awakened would love to shout from. The onus is now on you. Live up to your sentiments, or else. Universe awaits your decision.

The time for conscious responding is now. Always now. For all of us.

Reach out to those in need, express your love every opportunity you get, and expose and stand up to the bad guys. They’re having a heyday while humanity sleeps.

It’s time to awaken and rise, in the spirit of Love and Truth. Boldly and without fear, no matter who or where we are.

The time is now.

Love always, Zen

ZenGardner.com

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