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Haruko Murakami’s words are echoing in my head….“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through.” (a reminder, a warning, a comfort…)

We stand at a crossroads. Our very survival as a species now hangs in the balance. Even the greatest fears are now arising, coming to the surface, being exposed, expunged, and transformed into a new form.

We stand at a crossroads—our very survival as a species hangs in the balance. Our greatest fears are now coming to the surface, being exposed, expunged and transformed.

“Up to the present…the whole created universe in all its parts groans as if in the pangs of childbirth.” ~ St. Paul

Our vitality and sense of self has been taken away from us. What we are seeing is a discharge of energy, which is both terrifying as well as liberating. What do we perceive to be negative or positive? Who holds power over us? Are we victims of oppression? Do we have the power to create our reality?

To make new choices, first we need to release the past and face the spiritual void that causes our addictions.

“According to the Kuna Indians who live on the San Blas islands off the coast of Panama, a part of the soul flies away whenever a person experiences a serious trauma. A good shaman is careful not to retrieve that part of the soul until his patient has dealt with the trauma that caused it to leave.”~ John Perkins, The World is as You Dream it

Trauma stimulates many unconscious control mechanisms aimed at survival, yet when imminent danger evaporates, a void is created within the psyche. Along with the psychological scarring that occurs, perpetual stress is a symptom of a deeper cause. This is our heritage—what we have inherited is inherently dysfunctional.

We are neither healed nor come to feel our intrinsic “wholeness” until we can face, accept and integrate all parts of ourselves.

All that seems disconnected is connected as everything is inter-connected. Our disconnection from nature reflects our disconnection from ourselves and our nature. Our personal darkness is reflected in the destruction of our environment.

Now, we stand at the precipice of a whole new way of life. Do we choose a new way and pour gasoline over the shell of an ignorant and unenlightened age? Do we determine a new course of behaviour that opens up the possibility of creating something extraordinary? Or do we continue to feed the burning fire of a decaying age?

We must first face the dark night of the soul so the darkness we have suppressed can be exposed and in bringing light to the darkness, liberated. As spiritual warriors, we must face the destruction that precedes rebirth and awakening.

The ensuing anarchy is visible as the self searches for itself. To become what we are meant to embody, is to encounter and evoke the loving presence of our Creator.

We face an increasing volatility carved out of ignoring the magnitude of our planet’s problems and choosing to look the other way. The consequences are greater now than they’ve ever been. A moment has arrived where we are being asked to step away from the old fear-based world and enter a new age of enlightenment.

As one age ends, so a new dream, long suppressed, is finding expression.

“The created universe is waiting with eager expectation for God’s sons to be revealed.” ~ St. Paul

One of the keys is to accept and recognise all life as sacred.

Creation happens through cosmic forces that are completely balanced, harmonious, equanimous—thus polarity is ingrained in the fabric of our world. Where there is light, there must exist a corresponding shadow.

As seekers, we are finding that our nature is the path, the path is our nature—it is up to us to manifest our highest expression in the world, our enlightenment. That means not depending on the external, not depending on a form or figure, deity, guru, God or Goddess—we are being tasked with becoming our own guru, with walking in the steps of God.

This was ultimately the message of many of the great teachers from Jesus to Lao Tzu. The initiation is into independence and not relying on an external source for energy and support. It is to dance knowing that our wounds can be healed only by ourselves, knowing that our fears are common to all and can be transmuted, knowing that we are here to be heard. We cannot be silenced any more.

Within each of us is a seed of longing that is our spark of Divinity. This light source is forever coaxing us to goodness, to follow our dreams, to bring our passions into the world. Our true passion can never be found in greed or the creation of suffering. For this seed would be happy to do something it loves for free.

As Kahlil Gilbran put it, “work is love made visible.” Sadly, for too many of us, that just sounds like a fantasy. Our soul purpose is denied and we are destined to live perpetually in numb avoidance.

Loving ourselves is how we love the world, and loving the world is how we love ourselves.

The sculptures of our world begin as dreams. We make the world with our dreams.

It is our mind that brings to us what we have. It is the creation of the mind we see in our world. We can still change course and change our dreams. Our very destiny is being carved by the wisdom of our actions right now—do we keep going as usual, turn around and go backwards, or chart a new enlightened course?

The moment of choice is right now. What will you choose for yourself and our world?

“Are you a God?” the Buddha was asked.
“No,” he replied.
“Are you an angel then?”
“No.”
“Then what are you?”
“I am awake!” replied the Buddha.

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Rainbow Warrior SpiritsDormant rainbow spirits are awakening; they cannot be forever suppressed. We are doing our best to keep the old systems working and the ‘new’ at bay. We have been taught to fear change, and react with terror at the mere thought of chaos.

What if everything we have been taught about ourselves is wrong? What if we thought we had been taught to think, yet really we were just thought to think alike?

“When we all think alike, then no one is thinking.” ~ Walter Lipman

What is considered ‘normal’ and how did we create it that way?

Conformity harbours fear as group mentality promotes what is considered “normal” behaviour. Those who are brave enough to step out of line face close scrutiny. Those who walk to a different beat are condemned to face the symphony of voices singing the same tune. Swim against a tidal wave – who would choose that? Who is brave enough to face this world of group-think indoctrination?

Ignorance does not endanger. Only real knowledge is dangerous. It endangers those who set agendas and are empowered by ignorance. Those who can think, will question everything.

An innocent person does not question. He can be easily manipulated with superstitions. Superstitions are projections of the mind that can either help or harm.

The herd are hoi polloi – the proletarian – it is all of us who do not wish to see, or who see but choose not to listen. It is those who do not want to resist the force of the masses. Entanglement is what we have created as human societies. Perception is everything.

We are all innocent – we come from original innocence – the purity of our souls cannot be corrupted. Ever. We know inherently we are good.

If we look for solutions in the same places that caused those problems in the first place, we will forever be revolving around the same circles of dysfunction. To free ourselves means to choose to think and allow space for transformation. It is to stop trying to be like everyone else. Evolution involves and requires change. It also must involve a separation from the masses, and a conscious decision to practice stillness.

Even if we learn to tune in to our inner feeling, we will still remain connected to the collective unconscious. If we know something to be true, it may still appear as false – if the unconscious energies directing large bodies of consciousness – make it so.

There is a deep initiation going on. Are we switched into the collective or into ourselves – is the pain we are feeling our own? Can we differentiate between what is our ‘stuff’ and what is another’s?

To be able to think is not as simple as it sounds. It goes against our programming. We must face our predetermined behaviours and the fog of collective fear – including issues of lack, poverty consciousness, fear of the ‘other.’

Nothing is as it seems. Mother Earth is giving birth and this birthing process is chaotic. From this maelstrom, the systems must break down completely (recapitulate), before the in-gathering can unfold and a new, more evolved species can manifest. The birthing pains can only be transmuted if embraced. Entropy is a harbinger for a new dawn. Abundance is infinite. We have always been free – and will always be free.

We are fighting this chaos and entropy as if we can prevent it from taking hold. The harder we fight, the more we prevent its resolution.

What if we welcomed this process as a natural process of life, maturity, and evolution?

Chaos can be liberating if it is accepted.

The issues that are brought to the surface that we are not yet willing to face, will continue to emerge until we are brave enough to face and resolve them.

Each one of us has signed up for this journey. We are here for a deeper purpose, a Divine purpose. It is time to take our power back. Whatever we believe, will not prevent our liberation from taking place. The sooner we are able to release and dissolve our egos, and bring all shattered pieces of ourselves into our hearts, the sooner we will all be ready to go home.

Where is ‘home?’

It is the ‘here’ and ‘now’ we have been avoiding. It is too close for comfort to face that which we do not wish to feel.

Healing is happening, the unavoidable is coming.

What is our deepest fear?

We don’t want to feel, we don’t want to face ourselves, we don’t want to face the possibility of not existing, the possibility of death.

We are so afraid of feeling hopeless, feeling our darkness, experiencing our ‘shadow.’ We don’t want to ever have to face giving up. Our shadows cast a giant void over our authenticity.

The foundation is freedom – it allows a clear space from which to create, to build new structures aligned to the true self. Liberation is facing all parts of ourselves, including our impotence, our nothingness. Inviting emptiness is the most liberating step.

Do what you’re told to do – Or will you choose freedom?

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holistic1What is holism and why is it so important?

‘Holism’ is a philosophy as described by Aristotle – “The whole is more than the sum of its parts.”

The term was first used by the Jan Smuts in his 1926 book, Holism and Evolution. Smuts defined ‘holism’ as “The tendency in nature to form wholes that are greater than the sum of the parts through creative evolution.”


In medicine, to be ‘holistic’ is to treat the whole person taking into account all the relevant mental, emotional and social factors, instead of just treating physical symptoms.

The Power of Goodness

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There’s a lot of confusion in the world and darkness. Business and media powers are still trying to prevent the expansion of light and true understanding, sending out mixed messages and continual promotion of corporate products.

We must be educated and warriors of light to fight through the darkness around us and find our truth.

Let us all welcome in the new age of enlightenment. The promise of the Age of Aquarius is that humanity will unite in love.

“It’s up to you to to open a portal in your life that gives you conscious access to the Unmanifested.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 


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Arctic_IndPeoplesThe mistake of Western “scientific” thinking is that there is a singular truth – a singular answer that can be broken down into composite parts. The building blocks of Western civilisation have been ‘reductionist’ thought-forms in their observance and attitude.

‘Reductionism’ is a practice of describing complex phenomena by reduction to their fundamental parts. As a thought practice, it tends to lend itself to ‘black or white’ thinking. It’s not to say that reductionism is good or bad, only to say that it has its place, yet it is not the whole picture – the big picture (that which incorporates all perspectives and understandings).

Eastern wisdom has a more developed contemplative tradition and openness for mystical exploration. Some Eastern traditions have admittedly been somewhat ambiguous and amorphous – arguably, it’s the quirky and obscure parts that make for a relevant philosophy for life.

In “mainstream” Western Medicine and Science, a grain of arrogance and tendency to dismiss that which is not “scientifically proven” has developed. So-called science can even turn nasty and morph into bullying.

When that which is not understood is ruled out as hogwash, snake-oil or worse (even when frequently these ridiculed practices are completely harmless), one must pause and take notice.

There are many modalities that use mind-body interactions (well-proven by science) and relaxation therapies (most diseases and dysfunctions are empirically linked to stress). The ‘placebo effect’ is well-documented and has been part of our understanding of medicine for a long time. In the West, it is frequently the subject of mockery. The effect of the mind-body complex is not to be scoffed at. Placebo or mind-body interactions come when one thinks one is healing or getting better, which in turn creates that healing. It is simply ‘positive thinking’ as applied to health outcomes.

The combination of relaxation and optimism are potent forms of healing, and deserve complete respect and admiration. To sneer at “reflexology” as “unscientific” is simply to misunderstand the holistic nature of health, and importance of relaxation to one’s wellbeing.

I have heard radical disregard for completely harmless practices from yoga to juicing to qigong. These diatribes often completely defy common-sense. How is following a good diet crackpot or charlatan? Or taking kelp supplements harmful? How can green smoothies cause such derision! How many people have died doing a liver detox?

The harsh judgment of that which is less-understood, is actually absurd. It’s a completely disproportionate response to wellbeing practices, some of which have been used for thousands of years.

I am not promoting irresponsible behaviour. Just basic respect for all viewpoints, and the creation of a level playing field. Spending millions on drug trials that profit major pharmaceutical corporations is not evidence that a simple Qi Gong practice, used in China for thousands of years for health and longevity, is to be rubbished. Lack of evidence is not evidence of lack. Quite the contrary in regards to practices that have been perfected over millennia.


Belittling natural practitioners is a sign of fear and weakness, not strength. Whilst not everyone may understand long-practiced systems and philosophies like Aryuveda, TCM, Homeopathy and Naturopathy, they have their place, and these systems have helped many people historically.

Natural practitioners focus on supporting health – their focus is not the study of disease. Western-centric disease-focus has its place. It can be vitally important to have an accurate diagnosis, and lives can be saved by urgent mainstream medical treatment.

a1For the majority, it is lifestyle diseases that are the product of long-term poor habits. All of these habits are well-documented and scientifically proven, from stress as being the greatest cause of disease in the West, to the importance of sanitary hygiene, clean food and water, dietary factors, and exercise.

As thinking people, we should be open to any pathway that can improve health and happiness and reduce suffering of humankind. It does not serve the common good to label things we don’t understand as ‘quackery’ and people we don’t understand as ‘charlatans.’ A common ground is required.

In language and in all things, relativity is alive and well – each person has their own perception, their own unique truth, their own story to tell. That is the magic and mystery, the knowable and the unknowable.

Whilst one person suffering from stress or illness may resonate with yoga, another may resonate with meditation, and another with counselling by a friend of the family, and another, still. may find comfort from a family doctor. Truth is unique to each person and the search for truth is endless.

The belief in something is often its most powerful harbinger. That is neither a grand evil promoted by charlatans nor something to be feared. The primacy of the “placebo effect” has been shown repeatedly in the gold standard in science, double-blinded studies. So much so, that often the so-called medicine has little or no benefit beyond the placebo, with far fewer “side effects.”

Mainstream medicine does not claim that doctors who prescribe these “placebos” are snake-oil salesmen. That’s rather unkind. The placebo effect has been alive and well in healing and medicine since the dawn of time.

In any case, lack of evidence is not relevant to whether something actually works or not.

Because the money and power is behind Western pharmaceutical companies worth billions of dollars does not mean that a humble reflexologist is ineffective.

I am not promoting a blind non-thinking acceptance of all approaches, just an appeal for open-minded fairness, discernment and holism. Or in one word – ‘wisdom.’ In fact, I am deeply concerned by the media culture of health fads, celebrity diets, super foods with super powers, and the business of selling each new fad, appealing to people’s desperation, fantasy and wishful thinking.

Dismissing other thought-forms out of hand without careful observation and respect is denying a basic spiritual paradigm that all is valid. Each vibration has its own truth.


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Map Source: Arctic Council.

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