2 March 2017
- To resist something is to oppose it, or push against it, to try to force it to something other than it is. When you put your focus on fighting, or struggling against an unwanted situation in your life, be it work, debt, ill-health, something painful in your past, a difficult relationship, or whatever what you are effectively saying to the Universe is GIVE ME MORE OF THIS — because that's the way the Law of Attraction works! It always gives you more of what you focus on.
There are many unwanted situations that arise in our daily lives. Thankfully, most are minor. How we perceive and respond to these little, or not so little, undesired circumstances can make all the difference in the world in the experience we create for ourselves and others involved. Most people, to varying degrees, fight or resist circumstances like these, allowing themselves to become frustrated, annoyed, impatient, indignant, or even mad — often accompanied by complaining and blaming. And of course, this only serves to create a less wonderful and more unpleasant experience for themselves and everyone involved.
You know when you are resisting something — your mind festers on the situation or subject, and you feel frustrated, annoyed, and unhappy....
1 March 2017
- Family karma is the karma of your ancestral bloodline, from your parents down to you. Say your father was the most spiritually developed within his family and he had five siblings, he would be the carrier of ‘energetic blockages’ in the karmic family line. He is carrying this burden from when he was born and will continue to do so his whole life, unless he releases it. It is a passing down of energy either through physical and verbal means, or completely energetic and subconscious.
It can affect the way in which you interact with your family on an unconscious level.
9 February 2017
- The current 3D timeline in which humans have existed on the earth over the last hundred years, has been socially engineered through technological mind control, violent entertainment and predictive programming in the media to promote a death culture. Social engineering is a type of mind control that seeks to manipulate people from their own right to privacy by controlling the way they access information. Controlling what it means to be knowledgeable and self-informed, so the fabricated social structure can exploit them with misinformation, making it easier to control of their behaviors. Thus, today, many people are unable to identify and recognize the clear signs of death culture programming as a result of the Controller Anti-Soul agendas, because it has been interwoven into many of the day to day structures that make up the fabric of society.
Why do the Controller structures promote and financially reward all organizations and media that promote death culture programming into our world? Death culture produces the myopic mental polarization of attention upon purely physical sensations and material pursuits. It does not look deeper towards taking any responsibility. There is no accountability, moral or ethical consideration towards the consequences of actions that are directly related to increasing world pain and human suffering. Instead, the mainstream death culture programming thrives in producing, marketing and exploiting human suffering, pain and trauma, therefore, spreading the destructive lifestyles that lead to mass killing, disease and slavery. If we cannot identify or recognize how the death culture programming has generated great harm to impact our personal lives, children, families, communities, businesses and nations, we will not understand what we must change inside ourselves in order to heal our society.
26 January 2017
- “We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are.” – Max DePree
What we refer to as our ‘comfort zone’ is the space in which we feel comfortable, and in control. You might also call it the ‘control zone’. When we move outside of it, or push its borders, we can feel anxious, uneasy and unsafe, without the familiarity of knowing we have our knowledge, skills and experience to back us up. Stepping outside can feel like there is no safety net anymore, and that anything can happen.
The challenge is this: It feels unsafe to lose control, to be on rocky ground. But on the outside of this zone, magic happens. So long as we want to grow and learn, we will want a piece of it. Let’s call this the ‘learning zone’. Being a little anxious keeps us alert and awake, and therefore sharpens all our senses. If you speak to any successful performer, athlete or speaker, they will tell you how they have pushed this anxiety limit all the way to the top.
25 December 2016
- We seem to have lost our way where happiness is concerned. Over the last hundred years, we’ve become confused about how to create true joy in our lives — and we’re miserable for it. Long hours of work to buy stuff that, truth be told, we really don’t need but feel compelled to purchase. This fallacy of “consumerism equals satisfaction and contentment” didn’t just spring from out of nowhere. Rather, billions have been spent by the advertising industry to cultivate that myth. Nor is our special interest-driven political machine in the U.S. helping by its relentless push for continued economic growth, which we’ve been conditioned to believe is necessary for well-being.
What is conveniently overlooked in this mad rush towards consumerism and perpetual growth is the effect both have on the environment, our families, communities and feeling of belonging — not to mention our health. Where does it end?
Fortunately, a quiet revolution is taking place behind the scenes: sustainable happiness. Instead of consumption and expansion, the idea of sustainable happiness is based on building “a healthy natural world and a vibrant and fair society.” It’s not at the mercy of good or bad times, but endures because this form of happiness is supported by the fundamental aspirations of being human. Loving relationships, thriving ecosystems and human communities, meaningful work and simple practices like gratitude, all come into play.
24 December 2016
- Set aside the Christmas for whatever wrong reasons: Blind consumerism, fake tradition and whatever the vibe is. We need to understand generosity is so much more than the ‘Walmart mindset’ and go generous in our spirits.
Christmas will manifest a mystical healing vortex, like Easter does, only opposite to Easter, this is a toning of joy that opens up around Solstice and fades out around New Years Eve.
Whether we´re into it or not, most people feel it in their etherical field. They feel uplifted; some feeling pristine and renewed Christmas day, some feeling the vibe of a ‘restart’ of the emotional software that’s been worn out, maybe weary from a year of personal trials.
14 December 2016
- Music predates language and speaks to us on a primal level. Thinking back to your adolescence, you probably associate key memories with the soundtracks that played during these formative years.
Before this, music likely began shaping your reality during infancy — there’s even evidence that babies respond to music while still in the womb. At the other end of the spectrum, elderly people, too, including those struggling with degenerative conditions, come alive again when they hear their favorite tunes.
“What is it about music that moves us so intensely and directly, and how can it be employed in the treatment of neurological and physical disorders?”
1 December 2016
- The conclusion is clear: We are out of balance in a way that is endangering our health, and our relationship with money plays an outsized role in a nationwide health epidemic. As a research psychologist studying stress and mental, physical and emotional health, I’ve spent the last several years examining how we deal with money in an effort to deepen a scientific understanding of how it impacts our health. In the past, I’ve worked with people in varying states of stress, including Marines and humanitarian workers. Today, I study the presence and effects of what we are calling acute financial stress (AFS), essentially financial PTSD.
Our findings are multifold. We’ve found that financial stress is affecting our cognitive processes. It’s also damaging our bodies, leaving millions of Americans sick in ways we’re just beginning to understand. We know that stress disproportionately contributes to many causes of mortality nationwide, and stress over money is a significant, though widely ignored, contributor. Part of this puzzle is what we’re calling ‘financial personality.’ Basically, a majority of us don’t have the natural cognitive and organizational styles of those who excel at the kind of thinking that financial planning requires, leaving many of us exceptionally vulnerable to chronic stress.
24 October 2016
- Among the many reasons to preserve what is left of our ancient forests, the mental aspects stand tall. The notion that forests have a special place in the realm of public health, including an ability to refresh the weary, is not a new one. Medical doctors, including Franklin B. Hough, reported in early U.S. medical journals that forests have a “cheerful and tranquilizing influence which they exert upon the mind, more especially when worn down by mental labor.” Individuals report that forests are the perfect landscape to cultivate what are called transcendent experiences—these are unforgettable moments of extreme happiness, of attunement to that outside the self, and moments that are ultimately perceived as very important to the individual.
In 1982, the Forest Agency of the Japanese government premiered its shinrin-yoku plan. In Japanese shinrin means forest, and yoku, although it has several meanings, refers here to a “bathing, showering or basking in.” More broadly, it is defined as “taking in, in all of our senses, the forest atmosphere.” The program was established to encourage the populace to get out into nature, to literally bathe the mind and body in greenspace, and take advantage of public owned forest networks as a means of promoting health. Some 64 percent of Japan is occupied by forest, so there is ample opportunity to escape the megacities that dot its landscape.
20 October 2016
- Should you choose time over money, or money over time? This is one of those so-called dilemmas of happiness that isn’t really a dilemma at all, because the answer’s so painfully obvious. Circumstances might oblige you to choose money over time. But if you truly, ultimately value a large bank balance over meaningful experiences, you’re what’s known in the psychological literature as a doofus. Money, after all, is just an instrument for obtaining other things, including time – whereas time is all we’ve got. And to make matters worse, you can’t save it up: if money worked like time, every new deposit into your account would be immediately eliminated by a transaction fee of exactly the same size. However much you hate your bank, it’s surely not that bad.
And yet we do choose money over time, again and again, even when basic material well-being doesn’t demand it. Partly, no doubt, that’s because even well-off people fear future poverty. But it’s also because the time/money trade-off rarely presents itself in simple ways. Suppose you’re offered a better-paid job that requires a longer commute (more money in return for less time)...
13 October 2016
- Are you feeling like you are DONE and just want to go home? There are several reasons spiritual burnout is occurring right now. Energetically, we have received many waves of energy that are wiping out all that does not serve us. As we shift timelines and frequencies, we may feel a disconnect from our bodies. Now is the time to make the changes necessary to adapt to the new energies and to learn how to take better care of ourselves.
There are many reasons for spiritual burnout. First of all, we are ascending! Our DNA is changing, our cells are morphing, and our vibrational level and consciousness are rising. Whether we realize it or not, these changes started many years ago at a slower pace in order to help us get used to change. We have reached an acceleration now and anything that has not been addressed or cleared is coming up for our attention.
9 October 2016
- The Mystery of Solitude is one of the greatest mysteries in our life. As human beings, we are social creatures and, without others around us from birth, we would not even be able to stay alive in this world.
Social space plays a crucial role in the development of our personality, as the direction of our development is determined by the expectations of other people and our desire to meet those expectations. That is how we become a part of a collective, social space called society, and society receives its special nature from the culture it represents.
The book of our personal history is written in this social space, and our identity is built upon the foundation of our personal history. We are surrounded by other people, and their expectations and requirements are present in our mind when we are alone. Most people do not understand the difference between solitude and being lonely. Being alone is at the same time loneliness for us. The two words, however, mean two different situations. Solitude is the state of the mind, whereas being alone is the state of the Consciousness.
In the isolated state of consciousness of Ego-dominated mind we do not like to be alone, when we are alone, we think we are lonely, we find it difficult to tolerate, we try to avoid it. How we do it, depends on our temper and personal attitudes.
4 October 2016
- “If a plant cannot live according to its nature, it dies; and so a man.” - Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience and Other Essays
Thinking about aging conjures unpleasant imagery of becoming weak and frail, losing our autonomy, and being placed in a nursing home to live out the remainder of our days alone.
Self-described “Nursing Home Abolitionist” Dr. Bill Thomas has been working on changing that, and his ideas and philosophy are reforming the traditional long-term care model.
Dr. Thomas is an international authority on geriatric medicine and eldercare and is the founder of The Eden Alternative, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for elders and their care partners.