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In a world that programs us to be rational, left brained and guarded. In a materialistic society that enslaves the mind into believing that inner-peace is conditional and reliant upon how well we play the game of superficial “happiness”. In a state of mind that keeps us locked into a fear goaded roller coaster ride of recurrent needs and temporary fixes, of highs and lows because of our programmed sense of lack. It is in this world that our souls have chosen to forget, experience and evolve within an ocean of countless illusionary polarities.

As many of you reading this are aware of, a shift in consciousness is taking place on Planet Earth. More of us are awakening to what lies beyond the physical realm and can see through the ego-driven belief systems and structures controlling our world. As the winds of change sweep across our current reality, many individuals find themselves at a crossroad between the mind’s fears and the heart’s call. Challenging situations are arising, and a discomfort in our old routines is intensifying.

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Why is this happening?

The purging of old energies within the Earth -that are gradually lifting the veil over governmental corruption -are being sensed in our personal lives as well, bringing forth old emotional baggage and uneasiness in our conventional lives. Such emotions will build up as we keep on missing the point of our soul’s call to let go of what keeps us from expanding towards the wholeness of our potential. As much as collective and personal challenges may feel like turmoil at first, it is merely a sign of old structures/comfort zones breaking down to make room for the new.

“And we’re seeing a higher level of consciousness and many more opportunities for people to challenge their present ways of thinking and move into a grander and larger experience of who they really are.” – Neale Donald Walsch

The Awakening


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The corruption of our world’s control mechanism has reached an extent where it restrains our soul’s expansion of consciousness. It does so by perpetuating the fear of stepping outside the box of survival, collective perceptions, adopted belief systems and limitative archaic concepts.

The major media’s fear mongering and mind-numbing entertainment, the business of War, constricting and fear-based religious doctrines, the stringent education system, the pharmaceutical industry, society’s materialistic propaganda and over-emphasis on money and looks, the chemtrails in our air, the chemicals in our food, the fluoride in our water… all of the preceding are merely man-made concepts and profit-oriented maneuvers that are orchestrated to maintain the mass consciousness grid in a low vibratory level of stress, confusion, ignorance, anger and fear, keeping Humanity locked into a very boxed experience. It is easy for a few men to rule in the name of their own greed when human beings of limitless potential are being managed by the illusion of fear, division and dependency.

The very system we live in isn’t about human nature, but is instead about disconnecting us from all that IS natural -our hierarchical society itself is undoubtably ruled by greed-based interests rather than Love. As a result, we collectively adopted a mindset that perceives ourselves as separate from Nature. This disconnected level of consciousness isn’t in flow with the sustainability of the Earth’s eco-system. We act as if Nature is our possession and can be treated poorly for the sake of protecting the “vibrancy of the economy”, yet we have forgotten that the planet we live on isn’t a separate entity, but is in fact a part of who we are.

What about Mother Earth’s vibrancy?


It is time to become aware of the fact that the damage we inflict on Mother Earth is the damage we inflict on ourselves as well, for she is our Home. When we consciously choose to expand our awareness and look further than what our system stands for, we realize that all of these ego-driven structures are doing nothing but molding Humanity into “sheeple” with a herd mentality suited to maintain the functionality of this highly corrupted monetary system. It is simply erroneous to presume that our system endorses a forever-sustainable way of living that is harmonious and respectful of Nature, as well as of Human lives. (The power structure)

“Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money.” – Cree Indian Proverb

The agenda behind this is inherently an attempt at keeping Humanity dumbed-down, fearful and forgetful of our interconnectedness with all life forms. Therefore keeping us oblivious to the essence of who we really are: Spiritual beings of unlimited potential on a Human journey, all connected through the universal Source of Unconditional Love. This conspiracy is essentially aimed at enforcing an illusionary sense of separateness towards everything, which makes a population rather unconscious and susceptible to accepting tyrannical dictatorship and occurrences such as War profiteering. Our hierarchical control mechanism grants all Power to the few and enslaves the many. The belief that life has to remain this way is a myth.

“When the power of Love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” – Jimi Hendrix

Information about hidden truths and deceit within the political, religious and educational structures of our world are now being shared more than ever before, and more of us are waking up. This major “renewal” of consciousness is much anticipated at the soul level, hence why all the dirt is resurfacing on both a collective and personal level. It is unfolding at a rate and intensity that depends on how many are letting go of old mindsets that no longer serve our expansion of consciousness.

Why shouldn’t we fight for the peaceful reality we wish to create when faced with insanity and corruption all around?

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein

Just as quantum physics are demonstrating, when we shift our awareness towards the fundamental construct of reality, we understand that everything we can possibly feel and think of is essentially a form and rate of vibration. Everything on Earth vibrates at certain frequencies, including our thoughts, beliefs and emotions, which are molding our experienced reality via the power of our personal and collective perceptions. As Einstein said, we cannot solve a problem with the same level of consciousness that created it. This shift in consciousness is but a leap beyond the old dualistic consciousness we chose to experience as souls, towards the consciousness of Oneness, which is of a higher vibrational frequency -one of Unconditional Love and understanding of who we really are beyond this physical realm. The angry, judgmental and reactive “truthers” actually attract and emanate through them the same lower frequencies that keep humanity boxed in this low vibrational “matrix” of control.

TO LIVE FROM THE HEART IS TO LIVE INTELLIGENTLY.


The truth becomes simple when you truly awaken to what lies beyond the surface of the material world. This global duality is, in essence, nothing but a war of vibrations. Therefore, it is not foolish to presume that we can become what we fight. The controlling elite of our world know of this, and will keep on controlling us through fear and hatred for this very reason: because their low-vibrational frequencies allow them to remain in control. Let’s not use the very “weapon” they feed themselves with.

Our natural state of Unconditional Peace emanates a frequency that is not only way more powerful than any form of negative energies, but is actually eternal, for it is the source of all that exists. To create in a state of inner-peace, is to create peace.

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi

From Duality to Oneness


Whether through personal mystical experiences or openness towards spirituality, many of us are becoming aware of the fact that we are all divine creators, interconnected through the same universal Source of Consciousness. We Are All One. This Source that some of us call “God” is not a separate, superior and judgmental entity as our society’s endorsed religious institutions want us to believe, but is in fact the core essence of Who We Are, which is an all-knowing consciousness that is of Unconditional Love. We, and even darker entities, are but fragments of this loving Source that has divided itself into beautiful souls to undergo their unique and multifaceted journey towards enlightenment. This wonderful dance of souls is allowing Source to become experientially rich and therefore forever expansive.

Because of a past collective soul agreement, we initially incarnated on earth into what is called the “experiential realm”. The purpose was of evolving as souls, lifetime after lifetime, while having no direct guidance and remembrance of our essence of Oneness/Source. All while being overruled by a thicker sense of individual identity, mind and ego, which altogether created a beautifully rich and highly polarized sensorial experience. We then agreed at the soul level to have our “game” altered with an additional challenge, which was to experience the intensity of a blinding control mechanism ruled by separation and egoistical purposes. Although it has been a highly rich and serving challenge, we now have become experientially rich enough through this fear-based illusion and are choosing to move on.

The new collective shift in consciousness stems from the fact that we have all agreed at the soul level to “shut down” the experiential realm and move beyond this collective “amnesia” to create a new, more conscious, expansive and harmonious experience, fully in touch with our natural state of Peace. All that is presently holding our unconscious and archaic ways of living is actually our minds holding on to old limitative beliefs of a lower vibrational frequency, whether adopted from our personal experiences or collective mindsets.

The path towards a world encompassing total harmony and wholeness, as much as it may seem like a lunacy-based fairy tail to the mind, begins simply with the shedding of our own layers of beliefs and emotions that keep us in judgment of our experience, and therefore not perceiving the wholeness, perfection and Love within ourselves and of all that is.

It is time to step free of fears and belief patterns that keep us boxed in our limitative perceptions and that mould our experienced reality. It is time to let go of any emotion or thought that keeps us from being authentic to the magnificence of who we truly are. As we set aside engrained beliefs we have picked up from external influences, we begin to uncover our limitless potential as spiritual beings on a human journey.

Since we are all interconnected beings that are fragments of One Consciousness, we uplift the whole by healing ourselves within.

“It’s just a ride and we can change it any time we want. It’s only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings and money, a choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your door, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love instead see all of us as one.” – Bill Hicks

To Be Change begins with Healing Ourselves


Unconditional Love and Peace is our natural state. It is who we truly are beyond all layers within the mind. We have now chosen as souls to create and therefore experience, in this human physicality, a new world that is in sync with this very frequency of Oneness. Because of this shift in consciousness, we are now in “purging time”. This means that all old densities we carry are being pulled to the surface. It is all of the patterns of our “lower ego” that is keeping us trapped in a low frequency band, which perpetuates personal and collective disharmony.

If inner-peace is only conditional when the mind is holding on to limitative belief patterns of the lower ego, then what are these patterns? And how can we move beyond them?


First off, when we hear the word “ego”, most will relate it exclusively to the definition of selfishness or pride, but the human ego is actually the impressive “software” that is our Mind. It is the tool that our soul has chosen to incarnate and evolve with. By “lower ego”, I am speaking of the layers that often cover a great deal of ground in the human psyche. The ones that encompass our cultural mentality, acquired beliefs, judgmental thought processes and therefore emotional responses. It is these very belief patterns and our narrowed perception of “what should and shouldn’t be” that stem from the conditioning of the mind through external influences. They are the ones that are taking control over our experience and are slowing our expansion of consciousness.

Does letting go of these patterns means letting go of our personality?

Absolutely not. The human ego is a magnificent gift that is allowing our souls to experience life on earth with unique personalities and talents. Therefore, it would be irrelevant for our soul to desire its total suppression. This shift in consciousness is not about dissolving the multi-facets of our world, human passions, unique flavors and blissful impulses of our Heart. These do not stem from the lower ego, but of our utmost natural and creative potential as spiritual beings having a human experience. It is about dissolving all the illusionary beliefs and man-made concepts that compromise their Freedom.

What the lower ego does, whether in a very subtle or forward manner, is bring fear, shame, judgment, rationalization and therefore control over these very things that uplift our Soul and make our Heart sing.


In these unique times of healing transformation, our souls are choosing to move beyond all “mind stories”, in order to reclaim our limitless creative potential. The lower ego’s patterns encompass all thoughts that stem from a belief of not being whole, and therefore creating illusionary needs and conditions in order to feel “good”.

Patterns of the Lower Ego:

“I lack, therefore I need.”

  • I need him/her with me to be happy.
  • Relationships are all about give-and-take.
  • I need you to be faithful or else I will feel ripped.
  • I own my children, I own my partner.
  • I need proof of love from others to feel loved.
  • I need money to feel safe, work to feel productive, material to feel content.
  • I need outer-beauty to feel beautiful.
  • I am a victim of my experience.
  • There is such a thing as “good” and “bad” experiences.
  • I judge myself and others.
  • I am better/worst than everybody else.
  • I feel unworthy.
  • I need respect, acknowledgment, and approval of me and of my choices in order to feel on track.
  • I have expectations.
  • I need everything to be stable around me if I am to feel whole and at peace.

“To truly be Free, is to be whole. To truly be whole, is to remember that we already are.”

True inner-peace starts with recognizing the Love and wholeness within all individuals, including ourselves. And therefore dissolving, as our journey unfolds, all mind “stories” that stem from a belief of lack and neediness. It is to let go of our sense of victimhood, for in truth, we are the creator of our experience, bringing forth or perpetuating situations that shed light on unresolved turmoil andemotional baggage.

Even when certain individuals in our lives give us a hard time, the interactions between souls is always very different, and the same goes for when we are challenging others. We have been sold on the idea that we can actually harm someone, and that it is unworthy to do so. What if being truthful to ourselves and others could never really hurt anyone even when it appears that way? What if “coming clean” with who we are and being authentic with those around us, no matter how much judgement and challenges we may receive from doing so, is actually the greatest service we could possibly offer to ourselves as well as every souls in our lives? Even if it means breaking a relationship, leaving our job, disappointing loved ones or receiving hate and criticism, letting go of all mind chatter that is holding us back from evolving beyond our ego’s fears and needs is also the best way of assisting the growth of those around you. Every negative emotional reactions and judgement we may trigger in some individuals are actually coming from their own ego’s belief patterns that are being challenged and threatened. No matter how their minds may react, these emotional challenges are exactly what their beautiful souls are asking for, and if their reactions are challenging to you, then it is exactly what your beautiful soul is asking for.

Truth is, all situations that arise in our lives, as challenging as they may seem, are being brought forth by nothing and no one else but our soul, for our soul.


This is why judgment is delusional. There is no such thing as a “good” or a “bad” experience, for they all serve our growth. And as long as we judge and categorize them, we are missing the point and our struggle persists. The more we let go of our attachment to old emotional baggage and shed illusionary layers of victimhood and judgment of our experience, the less our soul needs to create certain situations of disharmony for us to transcend and expand from.

Every Soul incarnates on the Earth plane wanting to achieve a specific series of goals. The Soul incarnates with a purposes – that of expanding in consciousness- and before incarnating it will set up the perfect circumstances and tasks through which such expansion is most likely to occur. These tasks are recorded at the soul level as “Soul Contracts”. They are called contracts since these are goals that the Soul chose to do in a binding manner i.e. the Soul is very committed to getting these tasks done and has set up many opportunities during the lifetime to allow for their unfolding on the Earth plane.” Excerpt from Katie Gallanti’s article

Certain emotional baggage we push aside could even present themselves as a forms of illnesses, which are but energetic densities that are often times manifestations of unresolved issues we still carry.

When we do not feel at peace with an aspect of our life, this very aspect consequently becomes our focal point and will intensify as we continue to ignore or judge it. We all have the free choice to either stay caught up in duality, or to allow ourselves to heal and embody the pure Love and Freedom that we are. The more we unleash our Heart’s consciousness, the very frequency we emanate will have a ripple effect on our surroundings, creating openings towards freedom for all souls around. If we would perceive all challenges, whether personally or collectively experienced, as wakeup calls to heal what has been ignored, how beneficial would that be to facilitate the change we wish to see in the world.

It would only require 1/3 of humanity to live from the Heart, in order to shift the whole collective consciousness and therefore create a new reality.

It is time to let go of all forms of judgment, for even if we have been led to believe we have no control over our experienced reality, this claim has never been farther from Truth. Our own consciousness affects everything around us -it literally mirrors our reality. The realization of this is what reclaiming our true Creator essence means, and it is only achieved through inner-peace, through truly understanding the perfection and unconditionally loving consciousness behind all enfoldments, despite how the ego may perceive things to be.

To follow our heart’s calling, to be the pure reflection of that which we truly are without any strings attached, without any expectations and need of approval, is really all that is required of us. It is how we raise our own vibrational frequency towards the one of pure Love. No spiritual dogma, religious doctrine, warrior mentality or fixed step-by-step procedure needed. It is this simple Truth that will change the face of our vibrational reality as more awaken to their higher purpose, which is to be anchors of light, of who they really are.

Letting of all that keeps us from emanating the Love that we are is the path towards Freedom, yet we should remember that the path of the Heart is never set in stone, it is a natural flow. The moment we try to control outcomes and make it a rule, the rule obstructs the flow. Therefore, I feel it is important to mention that the purpose of identifying our own limitative fears and beliefs is not to judge and resist them. There is no mistake and nothing to be shameful of, for all is but an experience. Transcending duality cannot be achieved with the mind fighting against itself to reach the Heart consciousness, just as peace cannot be created with war. Smiling at our ego, understanding the perfection in ourselves at all moment and embracing the human experience -all while trusting our higher awareness -is what consciously evolving means.

“We must let ourselves feel in order to heal.”

No more beating ourselves up. It is time to allow our fearless intuition to guide us, and to trust the flow.

Let’s have integrity and compassion towards ourselves and others, for it matters not how long we have struggled and worn masks of fear, but how much expansion will occur as we let them fall off. It matters not how it may stun at first, for the healing process is what our souls have chosen to undergo, in order to become the change that is needed to shift our world.

“All along this ride, we have fought against and avoided a mirror. What looked like our opponent was but a reflexion of our own mask, and the moment we drop our own mask, the “foe” will drop it’s own. What we will see, is the reflexion of ourselves.”

WE ARE ALL ONE

Be Love

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Farmer Gives His Cows To A Sanctuary After Seeing Them “Terrified”

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  • The Facts:

    A Cattle farmer turned vegan and gave his whole £50,000 herd to an animal sanctuary because he could no longer bear seeing them 'terrified' on the way to the abattoir.

  • Reflect On:

    Why do we subject other living beings to torture, pain, hurt and a terrible life? Why do we not value the life of an animal as much as we do a human?

Billions of animals are raised and killed for slaughter every single year, and that’s in America alone. There is nothing humane about our food industry. It’s quite clear that the majority of animals are tortured, live in extreme fear, anxiety and depression, and constantly have their kids and other family members ripped away from them. Take cows, for example. These majestic, compassionate, empathetic and brilliant beings are basically raped so we can drink their milk.

They are forcefully inseminated, which is odd given the fact that casein, the protein found within the milk of a cow, has been found to increase our risk of cancer and even accelerate the growth rate of cancer . Furthermore, the milk from a cow creates a condition within the body called metabolic acidosis, and as a result the body compensates by leeching calcium from the bones. How ironic is that?

When the cow gives birth, the babies do not get the milk because that’s reserved for humans and big profit. The babies are separated from their mothers and then are either immediately killed or raised for slaughter. This is extremely inhumane, and it represents one of the most heartbreaking genocides in human history. It makes no sense to drink the milk of a cow because it’s meant for cows.

In fact, humans are the only animal that drink the milk of another animal, and we are the only animal to drink milk after weaning. Furthermore, we previously didn’t have the ability to digest the milk of a cow, that’s an ability our bodies eventually developed, given the fact that the milk of a cow is so unnatural to the human body. It makes sense that 65 percent of the planet has some form of lactose intolerance. In some regions of the world it’s an astonishing 90 percent. It makes no sense at all, and it’s quite clear that the big food companies are behind this and have marketed milk as ‘healthy’ simply for the purposes of profit.

The main purpose of this article is to emphasize that all of this is happening because of us. Granted, things have drastically changed over the past decade, and are continuing to change. The profits of the dairy and meat industries are steadily declining, and this is as a result of people waking up to what’s really going on with regards to how these animals are treated as well as the health consequences of human beings over-consuming animal products.

One other thing that seems to be happening is an increase in global compassion. It’s always strange to ask how any human being can be involved in this process. We are talking about living, sentient, emotional, intelligent beings being subjected to extreme pain. How can anybody on the planet be okay with someone else going through such things? The reality is that there are individuals who oppose these industries, and there are those who deem the lives of other animals as insignificant.

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As I said, people are changing, but some people just don’t realize this. Jay and Katja Wilde are the latest examples of how change is spreading.

Pictured above, the 61-year-old farmers just couldn’t take the guilt anymore after spending many years as beef farmers. They recently decided to give their entire herd to an animal sanctuary. It’s interesting because he’s been a vegetarian for thirty years, yet at the same time this was his occupation, and through it he discovered that each individual cow had their own unique personality. They are loving, caring, intelligent and affectionate animals.

In an interview with the Daily Mail, he said:

“I’ve long felt there was a very strong conflict of interest between not eating meat and producing cattle for meat,” he says. “The problem is that when you inherit a farm, it feels like a duty to keep its life continuing into the future. That also means looking after animals, really getting to know them. But then I felt that sending them off was betraying them. I needed to do something differently. Whether they are stubborn, shy, friendly, they’re all different. These traits can pass down generations, too. You can match sons and daughters to their mothers.”

He emphasized how his profession made him much more “acutely aware of taking them to their place of death.” A death that Jay felt sure the cows were fully aware of. “It’s hard to know exactly what they know, but logic suggests everything about that final journey must be terrifying,” he said.

Jay and his wife Katja have now converted their beef farm into an organic vegan one, becoming the first farmers in the UK who are believed to have taken such action.

“The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as now they look upon the murder of humans.” – Leonardo Da Vinci

Below is great, heart-warming video.

The Takeaway

Eating meat isn’t healthy. It’s well-established in scientific literature that a meat-free diet, when done correctly, offers tremendous health benefits. Plant-based eating is not only nutritionally sufficient, but helps you avoid chronic illness as well. You can read more information regarding that in the articles linked below.

What we are doing today, raising and slaughtering billions of animals, is not only destroying our health, it’s destroying our environment as well. More importantly, compassion, care, empathy and love must return to our planet, and the food industry is where we need to start showing these qualities that have somehow been made to lay dormant within us. If one suffers, we all suffer.

Related Articles:

9 Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Meat

Internal Medicine Physician Shares What Happens To Your Body When You Stop Eating Meat

Studies Show What Happens To Your Heart When You Go Vegan or Vegetarian

Disturbing Aerial Photos Show What Killing Billions of Animals for Meat is Doing To The Environment

Warning: Graphic Images That The Egg Industry Does Not Want You To See

New Study Shows What Vegan Diets Do For Heart Health, Endurance Athletes & Sports Performance

Scientist: Milk From Cows Has “The Most Relevant Carcinogen Ever Identified” & “Turns on Cancer”

Scientist Explains How Cow’s Milk Leeches Calcium From Your Bones & Makes Them Weaker

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Full Moon In Libra: Approaching Changes

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We are having a 2nd Full Moon in Libra on April 19th; however, it will appear fullest on the night of the 18th in the American continents. This is the peak of the Lunar cycle that began on April 5th with a New Moon in Aries.

This Full Moon happens with the Sun opposing the Moon right at the tail end of Aries and Libra, at the 29th degree, less than a day before we begin Taurus season. The energies of a sign tend to be more heightened at these points. Also, with it being a 2nd consecutive Full Moon in the same sign, it is an ‘Astrological Blue Moon,’ which is something that occurs once every 3 years. This also amplifies the energies of this polarity of signs over an extended period.

During this Full Moon, we can experience either a push-pull or collaboration between the Sun in Aries and Moon in Libra. The energies of it gradually build up and become more noticeable on the day of and days surrounding the Full Moon. It is also part of the backdrop of the other astrological influences/reflections over the following two weeks.

Aries is a fire sign ruled by Mars. It is about action, moving forward, pioneering, independence, self-identity, self-orientation, and leadership. It is bold, courageous, and instinctual, yet it can also be aggressive, impulsive, impatient, selfish, and hot-tempered.

Libra is an Air sign ruled by Venus. It is about relating, relationships, partnerships, codependency, consideration, harmony, balance, fairness, art, creativity, and beauty. It is sociable, diplomatic, and intellectual, yet it can also be indecisive, passive aggressive, vain, and even judgemental.

Full Moon Quincunx Venus, Opposing Sun/Uranus Conjunction

Venus is the ruler of Libra and is in a quincunx aspect with this Full Moon. This could indicate frustrations, challenges between emotional needs, relationship considerations, balance, fairness, or equality with values, finances, or other aspects of our relationships. The solution to this may require adjustments, which may seem complicated.

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Venus is about to change signs just like the Sun and Moon. It is currently near the end of Pisces, which is also the end of the entire zodiac. All of this combined with Uranus being tied into this Full Moon could indicate some sort of change or transition regarding some of the themes mentioned in this article.

The Sun is moving close to Uranus in Taurus with the Moon in opposition to it. This could reflect surprises, instability, and disruptive or separative circumstances. Individual needs connected to freedom, liberation, new experiences, excitement, independence, authenticity, innovation, or rebellion may be at odds with other considerations or relationships.

Jupiter is also in a separating aspect with the Sun and Moon. This could emphasize some of what is mentioned above, but could also bring in themes connected to beliefs, opinions, travel, education, media, and marketing. Considering that Jupiter recently began its retrograde, many people may experience a shift or revisitation around these things as well.

Mars Square Neptune, Mercury and Venus in Aries Conjunct Chiron

Mars, the ruler of Aries, is in Gemini moving towards a square with Neptune in Pisces, which is strongest from April 25th-28th. At best, this energy can be good for asserting ourselves in a spiritual, inspired, imaginative, or creative way. This can also be good for activities that involve water.

However, it can feel harder to take on mundane duties and we can lack direction or even have less energy for physical assertion. We can also feel lazy, scattered, or overwhelmed. Certain efforts might end up not working out due to insufficient execution, lack of attention, or by other means.

Mercury entered Aries a few days before this Full Moon, where it will stay until May 6th. This follows an extended stay in Pisces due to the previous retrograde. We can be more mentally sharp, quick, bold, and courageous in comparison to the last few months, which were a time of heightened absent mindedness, confusion, and less focus.

During the day of this Full Moon and the days surrounding it, Mercury is in a conjunction Chiron. Thoughts and communications could be connected to Chiron themes of healing, wounds, blockages, inadequacies, innovation, bridging, or perhaps some sort of holistic orientation. Venus will also enter Aries and join Chiron from April 21st-24th. Similar themes could play out in our relationships or regarding values, finances, or beauty.

Saturn and Pluto Going Retrograde Near The South Node

Around the time of the previous New Moon, Pluto was aligned with the South Node, and it has been slowing down to go retrograde on April 24th. This could be bringing themes of purging, transforming, and perhaps endings into this Moon cycle. It is also possible that past issues or behaviours could have resurfaced. Themes connected to fears, power, control, manipulation, shadows, sex, or perhaps even death could also come up.

Saturn is also now getting closer to the South Node as it slows down to go retrograde on April 29th. This could extend and accentuate some of the same themes mentioned above such as endings, changes, or obstacles associated with the past.

It can also bring up themes connected to responsibilities, commitments, boundaries, structures, career obligations, barriers, and limitations. This energy will be strong over the coming 2-3 weeks, especially during the days surrounding April 29th. It will also be strong in the early Summer and then early Fall when it concludes.

Things To Consider During This Period

What do you need to do to balance your relationship needs with your individual ones? Are there any adjustments that you need to make? What do you need to do to feel more liberated? What considerations do you need to make before making any changes?

What areas of your life are calling for endings and what aspects of your past do you need to let go of? Do you need to shift your commitments and responsibilities? Are there any unusual solutions coming up that could help you overcome obstacles or facilitate some sort of healing?

These are just some examples of themes that could come up during this period; however, there may be other variations of this energy playing out as well.  If you wish to do any sort of intentional release connected to what has come up at this Full Moon, it is best to do so anytime over the two weeks following, when it is waning. The exact moment of this Full Moon is on the night of April 19th at 11:12am Universal Time. You can click here to see what that is in your time zone.

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Embodied Spirituality: The Truth Shall Set You Free

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    There are truths, despite what our president would want us to believe. Subjective and objective domains for truth are largely distinct, and discerning the difference informs a spirituality that honors more than just our convenient worldviews.

  • Reflect On:

    The key is learning how to appropriately identify subjective versus objective truths. When we mix up these domains, we end up not living in alignment with the truth, which is not only anti-spiritual but leads to the demise of the Earth as well.

For myself, spirituality means aligning with what is true, or most likely true. This means looking at what is true through the lens of my unique experience and self-reflection (subjectively) and what is true in the world (objectively).

Living in accord with what’s true means I have to confront lots of things that are tough to stomach and that I’d prefer weren’t true. I practice resiliency by enduring this discovery process. It takes courage, humility, sensitivity, insight, intellectual rigor, emotional intelligence, and flexibility—in essence, all of me.

Why does it require all of me to be honest?

Because we humans have evolved to stick to our beliefs, even though many of them are false. We, in fact, experience a dopamine rush (a feel-good neurotransmitter in our brains) when we affirm our beliefs, even if they are wrong. So, confronting false beliefs about myself and the world means I have to endure some degree of feeling badly, some emotional turmoil, cognitive dissonance, and reorientation of my world. When I challenge many of my false beliefs, I encounter nothing short of transformation on all levels. Sounds like a bona fide spiritual path to me.

The Power of (False) Belief

This being human is a guesthouse,
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

—Rumi

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When we don’t align with what’s true about ourselves, interpersonally, and in the world, we develop false beliefs. And we like to assert these false beliefs. Using evidence and acknowledging reality can help us let go of our false beliefs. We receive this information subjectively through self-reflection and what others share with us (which we also need to sort through for false projections). We receive true information about objective reality by direct observation and through evidence.

Ascertaining inconvenient truths means we have to let go of our self-administered dopamine addiction (by lying to ourselves and others when wrong) and experience feeling badly temporarily. We have to accept new visitors to the guesthouse of our psyche if we want to be more honest. If we can’t do this, we cut ourselves short of our potential.

We can’t be as loving and kind when we’re deluded about what’s true, subjectively and objectively. If I can’t accept that I am more self-serving than I think I am, I will continue to unconsciously put myself first at the expense of others. If I can’t acknowledge that smoking cigarettes, synthetic chemicals in perfumes, or spraying RoundUp is harmful, I am more likely to condone their use, which causes harm.

To change belief structures includes a collapse of our sense of self, trust, safety, belonging, and our perceived survival. This is also why many cling so dearly to their beliefs; even war can seem like a better option than to adjust ourselves to reality. Reality seems pretty powerful this way! If we adopt reality as our guru, we have a powerful teacher on our side to wake us up. So, a willingness to embody our humanness can be a path to greater compassion and peace. Embodied spirituality means being fully human—accepting and working skillfully with all our thoughts, emotions, physical issues, and relationships.

When we don’t embody our spirituality, we don’t take as good care of the Earth, which is the extension of our own bodies. In the age of environmental collapse, an earthy and embodied relationship to life that apprehends what is true helps us heal what’s ill. Like missing a medical diagnosis, how can we treat what what we can’t bear to admit and accurately diagnose? Honesty is therefore the first step to healing and embodying our lives.

Being Human is Very Spiritual

We, in fact, need nothing more than everyday honest living for spirituality to put us on a path of massive transformation.The more we can let go of spiritual loftiness and encounter our ordinary humanness, the more resilient and honest we become. Ironically, it is precisely this difficult growth that has given rise to many spiritual and religious paths that abandon the ordinary, grounded world of embodied living, as complex as it is. These spiritual paths thrive on what is highly likely untrue. They try to escape the pain of everyday living by denying what’s painful, which is called spiritual bypassing. With skillfulness, wisdom, and support we can navigate what’s honestly human while not bypassing.

Learning to welcome and tolerate all manner of emotions and inconvenient truths to our guesthouse allows us to align with reality, especially welcoming what makes us feel badly. It’s important to align both with the good and the ugly because when we ignore the ugly and painful, it goes unhealed and untended. Our precious biosphere suffering under the weight of our pollution is a prime example. What we don’t want to look at, we can’t address. Turning our heads and hearts away from it creates more pain and ugliness.

The New Age dictum, “What you put your attention on grows,” fails to acknowledge the importance of embracing what’s ugly and painful. A wiser, more embodied version might go: “The negative things you put your attention on allow you to see reality and address it before it takes over beyond the point of repair.” Look at the plastic pollution issue or climate change as examples. Acknowledging both sides of the coin is more important than choosing only the bright side of life in order to remain happy, which is short-lived when we’re in denial of the dark side. Wanting to remain happy at the expense of not seeing reality (except when we need a recharge break from honestly facing it) is fear in disguise that ultimately comes back to bite us. It also bites us in the moment because this denial cuts us off from our deeper hearts—our compassion and empathy—which are stirred by painful realities.

We can’t know everything, of course. Nor can we be right all the time. But we can be aligned enough with everyday reality (what matters at the end of the day) to make a difference and eliminate unnecessary suffering. We just have to be willing to be selfless enough to stop avoiding necessary pain to the degree we do.

Science & Critical Thinking

Scientific consensus is the primary arbiter of what’s objectively true in the world; what we subjectively experience is not as good a measure of what’s objectively true. “I like apples” is a subjective truth. No one can disprove this; it’s a personal truth. It is not the purview of science to disprove a subjective experience. Yet, if I claim that everyone likes apples just because I experience their yumminess, this is imposing a personal truth onto external reality. And, it’s not true—we know not everyone likes apples, and nothing is wrong with them for not liking them. It is the purview of science to demonstrate that not everyone likes apples, and simple common sense will do in a pinch.

Of course, there is bad science, like the junk (dishonest) science produced by many corporations such as Big Pharma and Bayer-Monsanto with regard to GMOs. So, when I say science, I mean good, peer-reviewed (and not conflict-of-interest and corporate-funded), consensus science. And yes, many scientific truths are always in flux, but many scientific discoveries do not change because they have stood the test of many challenges. Think about the law of gravity and the laws of thermodynamics. Many who want to protect their sense of self and ego deem all science to be manipulative, dishonest, and just another belief system. This is just not true. If it were, the device on which you are reading this article would not function because it’s constructed as a result of the collaboration of many scientific laws that have not been debunked and instead stood the test of time.

Consider another example: If I experience a vision during a medicine journey or receive a message in a dream one night that has personal meaning to me, I might conclude it’s true for everyone, or true in the world. Let’s say a blue dragon with white polka-dots tells me that aliens are communicating to humanity by way of trees. Well, before I know if this is true or not, I’d have to investigate its veracity. I don’t deem it true simply because I had a subjective experience that conveyed it was. This way, I can tentatively receive this bit of intuitive knowledge and seek to determine if it’s true. Intuition tips me off to what is possible, not necessarily what is true.

Confounding subjective and objective truth is one of the biggest faux pas we make, especially in spiritual circles.

Science shows us what’s most likely true beyond our own intuition, beliefs, and biases. Even with science’s errors and its dishonest publishing politics, good scientific consensus is still the best tool we have for determining what’s true about the natural world, not our subjective experiences. We have to be skillful and aware not to automatically deem our subjective experiences as objective truths. This helps us align with reality, keep an appropriately open mind, and helps everyone get along better because we’re not feuding over what’s objectively true.

“What’s True for Me”

When everyone feels entitled to their opinion—”what’s true for me”—we end up with lots of personal beliefs and memes that aren’t true. “Personal truth” or “what’s true for me” is a subjective truth. Your like of apples doesn’t mean anything about the external world, such as my opinion of apples. If I don’t trust politicians or my landlord, this doesn’t mean they are untrustworthy. I need objective evidence to prove or verify my distrust. Or I can just own this hunch and honestly call it so, while knowing it might not be true. This discernment between subjective and objective truth helps prevent assumptions and dogmas. This also sounds pretty spiritual to me.

If someone sheds distressing light on a politicianI like or my best friend, I’m likely to become defensive because my sense of self and orientation in the world, as well as my emotional security, are invested in these beliefs. If my belief structures are challenged, all of what that belief system keeps in place becomes shaky. And this is just too scary for most of us, so much so that we defend against it or attack and assault others because of it. We often make the mistake of imposing “what’s true for me” onto what’s true for everyone or what’s true in the world.

“What’s true for me”  beliefs can’t automatically be extended to external reality unless we have evidence beyond our own subjective perception to deem them so. If I believe the world is flat and this is “what’s true for me,” that doesn’t fly. This is to make a subjective truth objectively factual. This is what leads to conflict and living in fantasy. Just look at religious and many New Age beliefs as examples. They are not different from our personal beliefs about the nature of reality that are also false and cause us to act in egoic, violent ways.

What’s True “Out There”

Good science to determine the mostly likely and factual objective knowledge offers us the opportunity to dismantle our egos and illusions. Science and critical thinking show us that many of our “what’s true for me” opinions about the world are wrong. Notice I am not talking about personal feelings and preferences, but rather our statements of fact about the world.

Objective truths implicitly challenge us to change, to transform ourselves. It takes spiritual-emotional courage to accept these facts, which builds resiliency the more we practice aligning with what is both subjectively and objectively true. The sun appears to go down over the horizon; the Earth appears flat. Via science, we know these subjective observations are not true. Using my intuition to make such conclusions is a wrong use of this faculty. If my intuition tells me there is more to the story, then I can investigate it for other evidence. This, in fact, is how many scientific discoveries occur. Intuition and science are not mutually exclusive. In fact, they are allies as long as we don’t assume what’s subjectively true to be objectively true, and vice versa.

Many people dismiss science precisely because its conclusions fly in the face of what they’d prefer to believe. This results in intellectual dishonesty and spiritual delusion. Our emotional bents and grudges—especially those resulting from our hurt and wounds that have generated anger, fear, pain and thus, bias—prevent us from being intellectually honest, unless we recognize the dynamic by which we deceive ourselves and we set about to be more honest. This requires enduring the discomfort of being humbled and sacrificing a temporary dopamine rush for the truth.

To be able to accept truth therefore requires that we deal with our emotional baggage and triggers, because this is the primary driver for our intellectual dishonesty and spiritual laziness. Many of us would fall apart if we discovered that parts of our worldview are untrue. That could result in a spiritual emergency, akin to a healing crisis, which ultimately improves us and makes us more effective in the world.

Warriorship

This is why spiritual warriorship—aligning myself with what is most likely objectively and subjectively true—requires I be emotionally and intellectually rigorous and courageous. It means that I listen to scientific consensus and not discard it because I’d like to believe something else. It means that I listen to the opinions of others and gain perspective on myself (while also honestly and humbly sorting out projections and displacements of other people’s biases). It means that I genuinely and honestly consider interpersonal facts about which I might have an incorrect opinion. And it means that I notice the whispers inside me that tell me when I am being dishonest or hiding from the truth, with white lies tolerated now and again.

Many spiritual paths involve giving over one’s will and beliefs to a guru. Yet, that guru can be corrupt and deluded and conflate subjective and objective truths. For example, feeling “one with all” in meditation doesn’t mean that we are all one in a black or white way—without appropriate boundaries, individual needs, and different tolerances and sensibilities. In this sense, aligning ourselves with what is most likely true, subjectively and objectively, is a robust spiritual path—because, much like a guru, it forces us to align with truth and withstand the breakdown of some part of our existing paradigm. This is death and rebirth work, for sure. Again, this sounds pretty spiritual to me.

Detachment from reality by remaining stuck in one’s self-centered and deluded beliefs doesn’t help the planet or help us show up for one another. Consider our government’s failure to acknowledge the widespread harm of key pesticides, or the neurotoxic chemicals in perfumes and scented products, despite the scientific evidence and the fact that many of these products are banned in the EU and other, more sensible places than America. This creates crimes of global proportion because of the actions (and inactions) and resulting injury that a denial of the facts causes. Or consider a smaller-scale example. If someone doesn’t appreciate you, despite evidence to the contrary they choose not to see, they will treat you poorly and create unnecessary suffering for you and themselves.

Embodied Spirituality

To live an embodied spirituality—where we are in alignment with reality and what’s as true as we can glean— means we have to give up many of our fantasies and wishful thinking. It means we have to tend intimately to our emotional lives and the hidden aches and wounds that hide us from the truth. We find these hidden places when we descend into and become more conscious of our bodies (this is a key aspect of the “body” part of “embodied spirituality”). We have to practice critical thinking to align with external reality, what’s known as “intellectual honesty.” Emotional and intellectual honesty are the pillars that produce spiritual honesty.

When we practice emotional healing, good thinking, and care for the greater good, we inhabit our bodies more fully. Belonging to ourselves this way connects us to the body of the Earth, so we can treat it with the same integrity with which we treat ourselves . This way, spirituality begins with our (extra)ordinary humanness and self-healing and extends to the ordinary, extraordinary world around us in the same vein of integrity.

It’s easy to live in a fantasy world, believing what’s convenient, what feeds our biases, puffs up our superiority, denies what makes us uncomfortable, and propels our hate. These convenient, false beliefs also protect our core wounds and our need to belong in the world at any cost. The problem is that believing in what’s untrue damages the world because it guides our actions and inaction.

Science and everyday evidence are beautiful because they bypass our bias and opinion; they don’t care what we believe or what injures our ego. They’re impartial. Sounds like the work of a good guru to me. When we get humility, courage, honesty, good thinking, and passion all working in harmony and assuming their appropriate roles for truth-discerning, we get integration, which begets integrity. These psycho-spiritual capacities are the cornerstone of an embodied spirituality, which is simply to be an exquisitely integrated and aware human being who genuinely cares about oneself and the world . . . enough to be willing to suffer disillusionment to align with and serve it.

When we align our subjective and objective truths, we live in more harmony, not only with ourselves but with every other precious, living thing. What better path could we take than to strive for an embodied, earthy life in the age of environmental collapse? For, the collapse of the natural world may indeed be due to our collective, personal collapse of integrity—the abandonment of our own embodiment.

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Jack Adam Weber, L.Ac., M.A., is a Chinese medicine physician, having graduated valedictorian of his class in 2000. He has authored hundreds of articles, thousands of poems, and several books. Weber is an activist for embodied spirituality and writes extensively on the subjects of holistic medicine, emotional depth work, and mind-body integration, all the while challenging his readers to think and act outside the box. His latest creation is the Nourish Practice, a deeply restorative, embodied meditation practice as well as an educational guide for healing the wounds of childhood. His work can be found at jackadamweber.com, on Facebook, or on Twitter, where he can also be contacted for medical consultations and life-coaching.

 

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