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The Lovely Bones Infused With Spirit.

Akhundova Samra: A photographer who captures spiritual experiences with her art. http://samraakhundova.wix.com/samra-art-design

Akhundova Samra: A photographer who captures spiritual experiences with her art. http://samraakhundova.wix.com/samra-art-design

With the number of people who have had near death experiences it is a wonder that so-called rational science cannot accept that there might be something they cannot quantify with their incomplete data base. When you leave out spirit you are actually ignoring over half of the equation, the proverbial tip of the iceberg is all that is left, and it is hollow without that spiritual reality that underlies everything. I’ve had all kinds of journeys over the years, using a variety of means to get there, and if you spend enough time in those kinds of spaces you start to become much more tuned in to that deeper meaning of life.

When you are seeing the light pouring out of everything around you, it is not hard to imagine a beautiful journey as we pass out of this physical body and return to our non-corporeal state of being. This kind of information is becoming more widely accepted in the mainstream and has the potential for enormous change if enough people begin to tap into this energy. Just the fact that someone is prepared to countenance a much larger picture than was perceived while attached to the physical body, has to help in meeting the issues and problems we have created upon the planet.

An interesting look at life after death is “The Lovely Bones”, where our heroine is murdered right at the beginning of the book, she watches from the world she has arrived in and sees the impact that her death has had on her family. They have also made a good movie out of it with stellar performances from Mark Wahlberg, Susan Sarandon and Stanley Tucci, it is a sad story but with moments of great beauty and the look at the after life is intriguing.

Have a look at the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQZq0d1vzOE

And hear about the near death experience that inspired a book called “Proof of Heaven”, written by Eben Alexander, a neurosurgeon whose life has been totally transformed as a result.

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Hemp: Reefer Madness.

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And now for a little trip down memory lane, not that I am old enough to remember the 1930’s but I do remember laughing at “Reefer Madness”, a great example of a very American kind of insanity. There were many reasons to wage a war on hemp, according to this article it had a lot to do with bureaucracy justifying its existence and grabbing more power. Now why does that sound familiar, look at your local council and you can probably find some examples that seem awfully similar, time to do things differently in the very rational hope of creating new outcomes.

http://www.britannica.com/blogs/2010/10/reefer-madness-and-the-prohibition-of-marijuana-in-the-united-states/

In America it is still illegal to grow hemp, even as an industrial crop which doesn’t actually have enough THC to get anyone stoned anyway, even if that was the real issue. In Europe they are growing hemp for all kinds of things, check out my post “The House That Breathes”: 9 October 2013, to read some more about that, hemp is a very sustainable crop and to ignore those sorts of benefits is madness indeed, one that doesn’t require drugs to fuel it. Of course many people end up on a toxic cocktail of pharmaceutical drugs, some of which probably shouldn’t even be on the market, profits come first and so we ignore the potential benefits of medical marijuana. Here is a trailer to the 1932 film, “Reefer Madness”, propaganda of the highest order!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1jB7RBGVGk

But that’s another post, you see the thing is I can go on and on about hemp and marijuana and the positive things that can come from proper cultivation and use of these ancient substances. And everything else that falls into that category, look to Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic philosophy for knowledge of nature’s pharmacopeia, and there are no doubt even now plants we haven’t discovered yet that may hold the cure for all major illnesses.  Many of the pharmaceutical drugs are modelled on what scientists find in nature, and nature can often help us with little or no side effects, so lets cut out the middle man!

More posts on hemp to come!

Believe In Love/Tinkerbell.

‘Did you hear about how Tony Abbott has eliminated the minister for science from his cabinet?’
Rhiannon: why?
Me: I’m not sure, but I think it’s because they want to ignore the science on climate change.
Rhia: what?! Climate change isn’t like Tinkerbell, it doesn’t just disappear if you don’t believe in it!

Tinkerbell.

Tinkerbell.

I don’t often discuss politics here, but our lack of proper guardianship of the planet is pretty much beyond the pettiness and maneuvering of our politicians, as they give us a low-class soapie to watch if we want the distraction. That we would destroy our Great Barrier Reef for the sake of coal, when renewable energy sources are actually better all round, not only for the environment but more jobs too.

Science is a bit tricky too, like our brains, it turns out to be much more malleable than we thought and very responsive to powerful intentions, this is shown in experiments where subjects tried to affect the output of a random number generator. It can be done, but the people who are best at it are very good at creating strong intention, meditators, psychics and healers for example. And no I’m not trying to say that climate change isn’t real because it is, and we do have to change our unconscious ways, it’s time to WAKE UP!

Molecular Thoughts

But I also believe that we are in a much bigger cycle, around 5,000 years or so, which is coming to an end and the kind of weather  we have been having has been reported at these kinds of end times, by those who came before us. What this means is that we need to start using our ‘spiritual technology’, prayer, chanting, walking, meditating, toning, all of these practices bring us into coherence where the brain and the heart are vibrating at the same frequency. This is the feeling of being in love, people in that space are more likely to negotiate rather than go to war.

MAKE LOVE MAKE LOVE MAKE LOVE MAKE LOVE MAKE LOVE MAKE LOVE MAKE LOVE……………………………………..Ohm Shanti, shanti, shanti…

Gregg Braden talks about the Mayan calander and the cycles they describe: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8BBDB17506AA7B13

Co-operate Or Die!

Competition versus co-operation, its pretty clear which of these concepts is currently ruling the roost, and it’s equally clear that this particular path leads to wrack and ruin. There is so much that needs to change and it all begins with a different way of perceiving the world. The old paradigm is all about control, man using science and technology to wrestle nature into subservience, using the resources of the planet without any regard for how this might affect the whole.

A group of indigenous people in the Amazon rainforest, the Achuar, looked out at what was happening to their neighbours and further afield, their shamans had visions of an imminent threat that would affect not only their own culture but the entire planet. They saw what was coming and decided to meet this threat rather than retreat, they made connections with their neighbours and sent a call out to the west asking for help to combat this terrible disaster that threatens us all. In this way was the Pachamama Alliance born, from land management plans for their own region, to education about sustainability that occurs around the globe, this is just one of the grass-roots movements that has the potential to truly create the change that must happen if we are to survive on this planet.

Highland Elementary students with painted faces, declaring their stand with the Achuar and the Amazon Rain Forest.

Highland Elementary students with painted faces, declaring their stand with the Achuar and the Amazon Rain Forest.

Here is the web site for the Pachamama Alliance: http://www.pachamama.org/

We have the resources and the knowledge to do what has to be done, and we don’t have the time anymore to wait until the dinosaurs die out, I’m talking of course of the vested interests that do their best to block the positive evolution of humanity. I don’t know exactly how the change will occur, but if you are awake then it is time to do your part whatever that may be, and I suspect you will find great joy in that journey even as you are challenged, there is nothing quite like the feeling of doing what it is you came here to do!

We need to change the way we look at success, progress, wealth, competition – the future!
We need to come together around new indicators of “wealth”, and prepare students for the real world that is changing so rapidly.
How about a declaration of Interdependence?

Miraculous Me!

We live in a culture that doesn’t give much weight to the realm of spirit, if it can’t be touched, measured and weighed up by science, then it isn’t considered real. I don’t know about you, but I find that to be an incredibly limited approach to an amazing world filled with incomprehensible wonder for those who have eyes to see. Rather than dismissing the unknown because we don’t understand it, wouldn’t it be better to acknowledge the miraculous when it occurs and say, wow, here’s something wondrous that I don’t yet have the tools or the knowledge to comprehend.

I do get a bit frustrated when I consider how many people do actually live their lives, we are encouraged to skate along the surface of the pond, never wondering about the depths sparkling just below. Sink even just a little deeper into that space, and there are all kinds of treasures waiting, if enough of us began to do this the television stations would go out of business. I haven’t watched tv for about 13 years because my inner world is so much more fascinating, and let’s face it, somewhat more relevant to me and to my life. I go through phases of watching tv shows on dvd, but the last one ended as I was going through all those wonderful shifts, all of a sudden I completely lost interest in Buffy and her valiant crew of vampire slayers!

Now I am the heroine in my own story and the pay off is supreme happiness, moving into the shadow at times, but always coming back into the light, and each time I go through that process I become more expanded. Please please, don’t settle for a life half lived, where you end up may be quite different from what you imagine now, but you will be sooooo much happier for following your heart!

To Life in all it’s fullness and wonder, l’chaim!

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My Strawberry Heart.

I was about to start talking about food, but then Michael Frante started singing about plugging his headphones into my heart, and I just had to get up and dance. If you don’t get the food right it can really affect you on every level of beingness, but at the end of the day it’s the heart’s wisdom that must prevail. Not sure if I have mentioned this before, but half the cells in our hearts are identical to brain cells, so we really can think with our hearts. That may come as a surprise to the materialistic culture, but indigenous people know this without needing any science to back it up.

When your heart is open everything flows more smoothly, even heartache and misery, keeping your heart open when you are having painful and difficult feelings, helps to move the feelings through your body and out, rather than staying in the cellular memory. I had a direct experience of this when I was studying for my Graduate Diploma in Counselling.

I was studying full-time, working part-time, and I had reached a point where I was going into overwhelm. My 16-year-old cat had to be taken to the vet and put down as I was doing the final part of my class in grief and loss, the video role play I did for my final assessment came back as a pass instead of the high distinction I deserved because it wouldn’t play, not my fault, technological issues beyond my control. I had so much painful stuff moving through me I wasn’t sure I would get through the week much less the rest of the year.

Then I found a crystal called rhodochrosite in a shop, and bought some shards of it, I took it home and put the pieces on a photo of myself and said a simple prayer asking for relief and peace from all I was experiencing. The next morning I woke up and I was fine, nothing had changed but suddenly I was coping. A fellow student who was going through similar stuff, heard my story, and gave me a photo of herself, and I did the same thing for her. When I saw her a week later she reported starting to feel better around the time I did the ritual for her.

It seems like magic, but it’s really just about tuning into a deeper reality, and it’s your heart that will lead you there. My heart feels like a juicy strawberry glistening with moisture, that you just want to bite into with joyful relish, open and fully present in the moment! The more I trust this space, the more it becomes my true reality, oh Spirit, may I be supported in every possible way as I move more and more into the awakening of my true purpose in life.

So be it, so be it, so be it……………………………….

strawberries

From Little Things Big Things Grow.

Even I, worshiper of the heat, is feeling that things are just a teensie weensie bit hot, and I’m up in the mountains, feeling very sorry for the lowlanders, especially those under threat of fire. Global warming seems very real at times like this but it isn’t really the best name for the phenomenon, climate change is a better term, as it is talking about extreme weather, and can sometimes be describing extreme cold.

I don’t really understand the science behind it all, but I have heard that the other planets in our solar system are also experiencing climate change, so it does seem as though there might be a bigger picture that we are missing. According to Gregg Braden the ancients have described just this type of change happening before, he says that we are coming to the end of a very long cycle, 5,000 years or so.

He also says that it is the cultures that responded cooperatively to the situation that managed to survive, the ones who had the idea to grab what they could and stuff everyone else, were the ones that disappeared.  I think you can see that I am finding even more ways to go on about my favourite subject, the importance of community and connection with each other.

Whatever you might believe about climate change, there is absolutely no doubt that we have to do things differently if humanity is to survive on the planet. In ‘The Hobbit’ Gandalf explains his choice of Bilbo for the dwarves adventure, by explaining that it is the small actions that ultimately make a difference, being compassionate to yourself and to others, the small kindnesses, as opposed to the great battle against evil. How we behave in our everyday lives is what determines the outcome on a larger scale, so please never discount the importance of the role that you have to play.

I encourage you to listen to both parts of this video, it seems to have been put together from a few different talks and not always well-edited, but it is a great summary of the shift we are currently going through. I am not asking you to believe anything, just be open and consider possibilities that may or may not be new to you. For me this information really resonates and I am feeling the changes in my body very strongly, and doing my best to step into my fullness!

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8BBDB17506AA7B13