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fireloveMany popular spiritual teachings tell us that life is all about love or fear. We are taught that every thought, word, and action is driven by a feeling based on either love or fear, so naturally we should learn to overcome fear and become more loving if we want a better life experience. This rather simple idea seems like a profound realization if you spend some time with it, but is this really true in all cases? Can everything be so neatly categorized and explained as love or fear, particularly when trying to understand the greater realities of life in the universe? Is this really the end-all teaching that we should base our entire understanding of life on? While this idea certainly seems to be true and applicable in many cases, I believe there is more to be explored and understood regarding this dichotomy that can really help us see the bigger picture with more clarity.

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For example, two people may have very different ideas and beliefs about what constitutes “love”. It seems that love is one of the most overused and misunderstood qualities and essences in the world, yet it is something we all desire and need to survive. After all, what is love really? Can it be defined? Are all of our “good” feelings really based in love? How do we distinguish love from fear and are emotions really the definitive guide in determining this difference? Isn’t fear useful for warning us about impending dangers that threaten us in some way, such as getting hit by a bus or something else unexpected?  I believe these are all important questions to ask ourselves as we continue to expand our awareness and understandings of the world we live in.

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“Around the world love is held to be in the highest esteem, as a pinnacle of human experience. Love is sung about in songs, written about in poetry. It is exalted in great literature. It is bandied about in normal conversation. People claim they are in love, that love is the ultimate, that all you need in the world is love and everything will work out just fine. But very few people understand what love really is. And very few people have experienced love at a deeper level—beyond fascination, beyond infatuation and attachment. Few people have experienced the real power and current of love.” — The New Message Wiki on Love

Since the love and fear relationship is so prevalent in the awakening communities around the world, I would like to share with you a New Message perspective on these issues. Reading and studying the New Message has really transformed my life, as I am learning to face reality with more objectivity and discernment than ever before. These messages have really challenged me in many ways, especially regarding my naive and idealistic assumptions and beliefs about life that I was holding onto previously. Re-examining these beliefs and realizing that I truly didn’t know all the answers has ultimately helped me develop more integrity, humility, discretion, and the cultivation of my inner Knowledge. They are the only series of teachings that I have found that directly address some of the biggest threats and problems facing humanity now and in the future.

Of particular concern is the extraterrestrial intervention that is taking place in secrecy, unbeknownst to the majority of the world, which is seeking to take advantage of humanity in every conceivable way, keeping us locked in conflict, division, and ultimately enslavement. Our emergence into the Greater Community of life in the physical universe is happening now and is something that requires a special kind of education that can only come from beyond the world. The stakes are very high this time around and I genuinely wish that all of us begin to take these issues seriously and realize the predicaments that we are in. This will give us the impetus to bring us out of our slumber and into our greatness, as we are here to serve the world and humanity at large, each contributing in our own unique ways for the highest good of all.

May we continue to come together as a human family with integrity, strength, wisdom, and compassion as we face the challenging times ahead.  Thank you for letting me share.

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Love and Fear

As revealed to
Marshall Vian Summers
on April 11, 2001
in Boulder, Colorado

At this point it is important to address the reality of love and fear. The Greater Darkness upon the world can incite tremendous fear, particularly as you learn what it really is and how it is functioning in the world with very little human awareness or resistance. Some people will think that they cannot accept the New Message because it seems fearful, because they think that it does not come from a place of love. But it absolutely comes from a place of love, for God loves humanity and does not want to see you lose your freedom and become enslaved by other forces in the Greater Community.

Here you must remember that the physical universe in which you live is not your Ancient Home. It is a relative reality because it is a reality that is changing constantly. God watches over the physical universe, but God rarely intervenes directly except to deliver essential Messages such as the one that is being presented here.

People are very confused about this issue of reality. Some people think that spiritual reality and physical reality are the same, and they try to apply their spiritual understanding to the physical world. Others think that there is no spiritual reality, that there is only the world. However, neither of these evaluations is correct.

In physical life, there is competition in nature. This is part of nature. This is the natural world you live in. This competition exists throughout the Greater Community as well. In the Greater Community, there are races that are spiritually advanced and aware, and there are many races that are not. Some are technologically advanced, and some are not. There are powerful commercial forces in this part of the galaxy in which you live. They seek to take advantage of new biological and mineral discoveries. They seek to take advantage of emerging worlds such as your own. They are not spiritually advanced, or they would not be behaving in such a self-serving way.

These forces are living in a relative reality, as are you. But this is your reality only while you are in the world. You are here in the world ultimately to make a contribution to this reality, to help the well-being and the spiritual development of people everywhere.

It is no different in the Greater Community. There are forces that speak for the good, and there are forces that work against it. There are no neutral forces in the universe. Everyone is either helping or hindering this great redemption, this great process of renewing and reinvigorating spiritual reality. Or, said in other words, everyone is either helping or hindering the return to the Creator. It is necessary to speak in very large terms here because you need to see things in this way, for this will bring great clarity to your understanding. This will enable you to recognize the forces that support humanity’s freedom and those that oppose it.

Fear serves only one beneficial purpose and that is to alert you to the presence of danger. This kind of fear is part of your natural makeup. It is there to protect your well-being and to give you an awareness of those elements in your natural environment, the physical world, that could threaten this well-being. Yet most of the fear that plagues people is the product of their imagination. It is something that they create for themselves. It is not grounded in reality. Though you can see evidence of terrible things in your physical reality, the fears that drive people are largely the product of their imagination. These are purely destructive fears.

Love is the emanation of Knowledge within you, Knowledge being your spiritual reality and intelligence. But even the manifestations of love may not always seem to be kind, gentle or reassuring, for love sometimes must challenge you. Love sometimes must correct you, and love sometimes must redirect your actions. People have a very romantic view of love, but this is not really what love is. If you could see that the Creator is being loving by alerting you to the realities of the Intervention and by attempting to prepare you for your future in the Greater Community, you would see this expression of love very clearly. Then you would not have a conflict regarding love and fear. You would see the fear that disables you, the fear that weakens you, the fear that tells you that you are pathetic and cannot really establish a position of power and responsibility in the world. Love brings out fear. It reveals fear. It transforms fear.

When people become aware of the Greater Darkness in the world, their first reaction may be fear. Part of this fear is their natural fear, being aware of danger. But much of this fear will be their imagination and what they think it means, and this fear will disable them.

While your natural fear is cautionary, your imaginary fear is purely destructive. Reality will bring out this destructive fear. What will replace this fear is a kind of love that is aware, that is present, and that is responsible. It is not the kind of love that makes you feel passive and reassured. That is not really what love is. Love is not thinking that everything is going to be fine and that God is taking care of everything. Indeed, God has sent you here to take care of everything! Love is a position of self-acceptance, responsibility, cooperation and contribution. That is love. It is clear. It is sober. And it is able to face whatever life brings across its path. Love treats every difficulty as an opportunity. It does not deny the realities of life. It does not seek to gain personal advantage by denying reality. It does not seek to put a happy face on every event of life. This is love. This is God’s love.

Some people believe that God’s love is like an aphrodisiac. They think that it will make you forget everything else and put you into some kind of ecstatic state. The only real ecstasy is to be grounded in God’s love because this gives you all the inner security you could ever need. But it also gives you the responsibility to contribute to a world in need. Here there is no confusion between physical life and your Ancient Home. Here you are grounded spiritually but are learning to be effective in the natural world. Here you will see that God’s New Message is an unparalleled gift. Here you will see that the Intervention, though grave and serious and unlike anything humanity has ever faced before, can in itself give humanity the foundation to unite itself on its own behalf.

In the Greater Community, the physical universe in which you live, the strong will dominate the weak if they can. This is a reality of life in the physical realm. You see this in nature all around you. The evolution of species and the competition for environment are fundamental to the natural world you live in. To be in denial of this is to deny the natural world, the reality of your body and the reality of your being in the world. Yet there are many people in the world today who deny this reality because they are afraid. As a result, they cannot see that the physical world and the heavenly state are two entirely different realities. Each must be responded to differently.

The spiritual reality lives within you, in your Knowledge. This is the reality that the Creator has given you. You have it already. This is the source of real love, compassion and contribution. Knowledge within you does not seek escape. It does not try to deceive itself into thinking that everything is wonderful. It does not claim that God is taking care of everything for you, as if you were a helpless child. Knowledge within you is here on a mission. It is here to contribute. It is here to face the world as it is and to contribute to it and to improve it so that the possibilities for greater spiritual awareness may be cultivated here.

In the Greater Community into which you are emerging, technologically advanced races are rarely spiritually advanced. Those who seek to explore and to exploit other nations are not the spiritually advanced. You can understand this. It is no different in the Greater Community than it is here in your world. The question is whether you can accept it.

Love will always encourage you to face reality and to meet its challenges and its opportunities. Fear will always take you away from reality because you are afraid for yourself— afraid your ideas may be wrong, afraid your security may be challenged, afraid that you will not know what to do, afraid that you will be helpless, afraid that you will be dominated and afraid that you will fail. Love will take you to meet these challenges. Fear will take you away. Love will face the Intervention. Fear will deny it. Love will receive the New Message from God. Fear will dispute it.

God must give you this real understanding of love and fear or you will become very confused. Fear is always the basis of preference in these matters. You deny reality because you want something else. Perhaps you don’t want your personal goals to be upset by the realities of life, and so you will deny those realities. Perhaps you want the universe to be a place full of enlightened beings so that you won’t have to be challenged.

Already the Intervention that is in the world is preying upon these preferences and these fears, encouraging people to think that the Intervention is here for their good, if people are aware of it at all. There are people in the world today who are driven by fear, and they will naturally be receptive to such persuasion, for their own personal advantage of course.

Who in the world really wants an Intervention? Most people do not want an Intervention, but an Intervention is what is happening. It is a reality of life. If you can face it, then love will become stronger. If you deny it, then fear will become stronger. God can only speak to that part of you that is capable of real love. The Intervention can only speak to that part of you that is already afraid.

It is possible that those who are intervening in the world can be redeemed through Knowledge, but that is God’s work and not yours. Your work here now is to preserve human freedom and to establish yourselves in the universe as a free and independent race. If you fail, then all that humanity has accomplished will be lost. All of the teaching, all of the true spiritual understanding, all of the art, all of the culture, all of your advancements can be lost. Impossible, you say? Well, think of all the human civilizations that have disappeared from your world. All that they established is lost, leaving only a few traces.

You have the possibility now to establish a greater foundation for humanity, a Greater Community understanding and awareness, a real unity and cooperation based upon real need and necessity. If you shrink from this, then you are following fear. If you shrink from this, then you are serving the Intervention, either knowingly or unknowingly. Establishing this foundation is a great challenge. The problem is not that the truth is difficult to comprehend; the problem is, do people really want it? It is not that life is too difficult; the question is, can people face it, rise above it and use it to gain greater maturity, greater equanimity and greater power? The gift of God’s New Message is pure. Can it be purely received? That is the real question.

The Intervention itself is a gift in that it can unite humanity in its own defense. Yet it is only a gift if you can receive the New Message from God because you cannot prepare yourself for the Intervention. From your vantage point, you cannot understand what life is like beyond your borders, what has prompted the Intervention, how it is functioning or the nature and organization of those who are generating it. For this, you need a greater awareness. You need a New Message from God.

Therefore, come to realize what love really is within you. Love affirms your strength, your integrity, your responsibility, your honor, your courage and your contribution to others. It encourages selfless participation in the world. Love is the essence of your strength. It is not sentimental. It is not like the ridiculous romantic images that people have generated to describe it. It is not a source of personal avoidance or irresponsibility.

What is fear? Fear is the belief that you are powerless and that you can do nothing. Fear is what prompts you to give yourself to your preferences and to your compulsions. Fear is what keeps you weak. Fear keeps you from responding to the real needs of the world and disables you from doing what you know you have to do for yourself. Fear prevents you from serving others in a real and genuine way.

Both love and fear are pervasive within your world. But people are still confused. The Intervention will speak to your fear. God’s New Message will speak to your love. Yet in order for you to see this, you must deeply consider these things. You must face the great challenge of your time and be willing to see the relevance of the answer that God has given.

Being in the world, by its very nature, is a compromised state of awareness. Your personal self wants to survive. It is afraid of death and does not want to suffer. And yet you cannot destroy what God has created within you. You can lose sight of it. You can avoid it. You can deny it. You can believe it does not exist. But it is still real within you. It is permanent. It cannot be destroyed. It can only be rejected. And now it is being called for as never before.

When you begin to recognize that there is a Greater Darkness in the world, when you see that this can take from you everything that you have and everything that humanity has gained and developed throughout its entire history, you will begin to really understand what you are facing. Perhaps you will lose faith in yourself, thinking, “What can I possibly do? It’s already too late!” It is not too late. If it were too late, God would not give a New Message to the world. It would be over.

However, it is not over, except perhaps in your imagination. It is just beginning. The Intervention is the greatest challenge that humanity has ever faced. Yet it can give humanity its greatest opportunity to become strong and united. No one in the world will have any advantage facing the Intervention alone. Even those individuals who are recruited to serve the Intervention will have no real advantage here.

It is only by meeting a greater challenge in life that humanity can override and surmount its longstanding conflicts. This challenge is not momentary. It will be ongoing, for you live in a beautiful world that is greatly valued by others. You live in a world that is rich in mineral and biological resources—a gem in the universe. Such places are far more rare than you may realize. Other nations in the universe that have outstripped their world’s resources must now trade and barter for what they need. They must seek and explore for what they need. You are living on what is considered by others to be a paradise island in the universe. Yet you do not know what you have and you are ruining it.

Only a real Greater Community awareness will change this. With this awareness, you would not squander such a place. You would not ruin the world if you realized what is really at stake here. Many people think the universe is just a big empty place that humanity will go out and colonize for its own benefit. Be assured that is not the case.

The situation has become very grave. However, humanity has the power to stop the Intervention. To do this, it must gain a greater cooperation. To do this, enough people must respond. This response must be born of love and not of fear. Serving the real needs of humanity, even in the face of great danger, is an act of profound love and selflessness. Let this be your understanding.

Even the Creator is concerned that humanity may fail. This concern is born of love. As a parent is concerned for the well-being of his or her child, this concern is born of love. Do not repudiate this concern, thinking that it is negative or that it is unjustified. Indeed, the New Message from God affirms that behind all of the manifestations of life in the physical universe, there is the great love and compassion of the Creator for what has been created.

You cannot fully understand God’s great love at the outset, for gaining this understanding represents a journey, a journey with many steps. You must begin from where you are. Here you are saved from your own personal predicament because God has given you a greater problem to address and a greater set of needs to meet within the world. Here you are saved from your hopeless attempt to fulfill yourself alone by being given something that can truly serve the world.

There is no fulfillment in personal fulfillment. If you seek happiness only, you will compromise yourself and you will follow fear. You will deny reality, and you will turn away from the great needs of the world that are calling for you. Even the great needs that you are meant to serve, that you are sent here to serve, you will deny in order to try to fulfill your own agenda. You may try to fulfill what you think you want, but your heart will only be fulfilled by doing what you came here to do.

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For more, please visit NewMessage.org and AlliesOfHumanity.org and Greater Community Spirituality.

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Researchers Outline Reality of Psychic Ability & Explore Whether It May ‘Run In The Family’

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  • The Facts:

    It is commonly believed that psychic ability, like many mental and physical traits, runs in families. This suggests the presence of a genetic component. Researchers recently decided to search for one among people with psychic abilities.

  • Reflect On:

    Can special abilities, or psychic abilities be passed down? Are these abilities innate and lying dormant within all of us?

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‘Psychic ability’ comes in many different forms, from telepathy to clairvoyance or remote viewing, there are a number of phenomena that have been demonstrated under strict scientific controls that have yielded statistically significant and repeatable results. There are also multiple declassified documents that have been archived by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) via their electronic reading room, for example, pertaining to individuals with “special abilities” who are able to perform feats like telekinesis, or healing at a distance. You can access a few examples of that here, and here where I go more into depth.

The literature in this area, from peer-reviewed research all the way to examples from the within the defense departments of  multiple countries, is quite robust. It’s another subject seen as fringe and in-credible yet has more than enough evidence to for a reasonable person to deem these abilities as possible.

The researchers of a recent study published in EXPLORE titled “Genetics of psychic ability – A pilot case-control exome sequencing study” decided to search for some sort of genetic link among people with psychic abilities. They explain:

Many cognitive and perceptual abilities are associated with genetic factors. An open question is whether or not extraordinary “psychic” abilities such as mind-to-mind communication (in the vernacular, telepathy), knowledge of future events before they occur (precognition), and perception of hidden or remote events (clairvoyance), might also be associated with genetic factors. Evidence of the reality of such extraordinary abilities has been offered by multiple meta-analysis of experiments conducted over the past century, which demonstrate independent repeatability and robust statistical significance.

Anecdotal evidence suggests that extraordinary manifestations of these abilities run in families.. Few formal studies have evaluated the genetics of psychic abilities. Telepathy studies with identical and non-identical twins have found mixed evidence for greater concordance among identical versus nonidentical twins on telepathy task performanceOther case studies of families with data on up to four generations have been conducted. The pattern of familial transmission in second sighthas also been examined. This capacity is defined as “a special psychic ability believed to be a natural faculty of mind, regarded as an inborn gift by some andan affliction by others…Second sight implies that there are two forms of sight. One is normal sight and the other is the ability to have prophetic visions which occur spontaneously and arrarely directed at will.” Second sight is considered hereditary within the Scottish tradition. A formal pedigree analysis of second sight found an autosomal dominant pattern f inheritance. Other studies have evaluated the relationships between psychic abilities and the temporal lobe. However, to our knowledge, no similar investigations have been conducted using modern genetics techniques.

Interesting stuff, isn’t it? For the study, more than 3,000 candidates from around the world were selected and screened through two online surveys. This was done to locate people who claimed that they, as well as other family members, had some form of psychic ability. Eligible candidates were then selected as the final “psychic cases,” and then age, sex, and ethnicity-matched individuals, with no claims of psychic ability, were selected as the controls.

DNA from the saliva of the 23 participants were subjected to “whole-exome sequencing.” This is a test that looks at most of the genes within an individual. After this, two independent bioinformatics analyses were blindly applied to the sequenced data. This means the ones doing the analyses had no idea about the results the other lab was getting. They were completely separate.The analyses focused on protein-coding sequences and another one included some adjacent noncoding sequences.

According to the researchers:

Sequencing data were obtained for all samples, except for one in the control group that did not pass the quality controls and was not included in further analyses. After unblinding the datasets, none of the protein-coding sequences (i.e., exons) showed any variation that discriminated between cases and controls. However, a difference was observed in the intron (i.e., non-protein-coding region) adjacent to an exon in the TNRC18 gene (Trinucleotide Repeat-Containing Gene 18 Protein) on chromosome 7. This variation, an alteration of GG to GA, was found in 7 of 9 controls and was absent from all psychic cases.

You can access the full study here.

This means the study did not find any significant markers suggesting that these abilities may be genetic, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t. We already know through epigenetic studies that various traits are passed down to offspring, be it physical or even emotional. It is interesting that the study did however identify a noncoding variant that was largely restricted to non-psychic controls.

The most conservative interpretation of these results is that they result from random population sampling. However, when the results are considered in relation to other lines of evidence, the results are more provocative. Further research is justified to replicate and extend these findings.

Keep in mind, the researchers did test those who claimed to have psychic ability and overall they scored better on the tests than those who did not. There were many limitations to this study, and a big one was the size of the number of people used for the study.

Given the fact that, in the researchers experience and based on my research and examples that I’ve written about, these abilities are undoubtedly real, so looking for some sort of genetic component is quite reasonable and would have tremendous implications.

The researchers explain:

The identification of genes involved in psychic abilities has the potential to yield clues about their distribution within the general population and also their evolutionary origins. Such a finding may also have clinical value because it may help inform the development of pharmacological or environmental interventions to enhance or suppress such abilities, and clinical performance applications could be used. Enhancing these abilities could augment decision-making in many contexts, stimulate creativity in art and science, and improve diagnosis of disease, insofar as these faculties and activities may be partly dependent on, or enhanced by, psychic ability.

For example, perhaps telepathic communications could be developed for individuals living with communication disabilities, such as aphasia or cerebral palsy. On the other hand, suppressing these abilities might alleviate psychotic symptoms in some individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia, insofar as “disordered” psychic manifestations may be at risk factor in these individuals.

The Takeaway: Studies within the realm of parapsychology, which encompasses the study of various psychic abilities mentioned in this article, are abundant. Many show eye-opening repeatable results. Remote viewing is one of many great examples, showing “successful replication” by yielding “significant scientific evidence.” (source)

The methodology and the controls on these experiments are tighter than any other area of science where I’ve worked. Dr. Dr. Jessica Utts, former Chair of the Department of Statistics at the University of California, Irvine (source)

Again, there are also documented real world examples that defy belief linked earlier within this article, which brings me to my next point. Much of the science produced today, in my opinion, isn’t really following the scientific method. By that I mean discoveries that challenge what we once thought we knew, and ones that have paradigm shifting implications for humanity, are often ignored and unacknowledged. We see this all the time in the field of parapsychology.

“There seems to be a deep concern that the whole field will be tarnished by studying a phenomenon that is tainted by its association with superstition, spiritualism and magic. Protecting against this possibility sometimes seems more important than encouraging scientific exploration or protecting academic freedom. But this may be changing.”
 Cassandra Vieten, PhD and President/CEO at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (source)

Why do we fail to properly confront new concepts and ideas that don’t fit within the frame? Studies and results from these realms truly call into question what we think we know about the nature of reality and human potential. They will force humanity to open up to a broader view of reality that currently may not fit within the accepted framework of knowledge in the minds of many. But if there’s one thing that’s constant, it’s change.

Discoveries in this field, I believe, will lead to the realization that love, compassion, thoughts, emotions and service to others are key for humanity to move forward. It’s more than likely that this is the true nature of human beings, not competition and separation.

These must be our priority, we have to change the way we think here on planet Earth. If we continue to operate from a place of greed, ego, and have a lust for power, control and material wealth, which are cultural learnings, not necessarily our nature, we will not move forward to a thriving world. Non-material science has the potential to change the way we perceive the world, and ask the deeper questions like, why do we live the way we do when we can create a human experience where everybody can thrive? How can a race that is so intelligent and technologically advanced be so politically and morally corrupt?

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New Moon In Aries: Taking Bold Action

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We are having a New Moon in Aries during the later hours of April 11th in the Americas and on the 12th everywhere else in the world. This is initiating a 29.5 day lunar cycle and new wave of energy for the coming month; however, the astrological configurations mentioned throughout this article will be more prominent over the following two weeks. This cycle will include a Full Moon in Scorpio on April 26th/27th.

Aries season began at the Equinox (on March 20th globally this year) as it always does, as per the framework of the Tropical Zodiac. Being the first of twelve signs, and initiator of a transitional season, it begins the Astrological New Year. However with this New Moon actually occurring in Aries as well, it will crank up the energies of this sign even more so in comparison to the previous weeks that were part of a lunar cycle initiated by a New Moon in Pisces.

Aries is the domain of self, independence, and individual needs. As a Cardinal Fire sign ruled by Mars, it is assertive, courageous, direct, pioneering, and leading. It is initiating, quick, bold, energetic, and warrior-like. Negatively, this energy can be inconsiderate, selfish,  hot tempered, combative, restless, impatient, aggressive, and overly competitive. Aries lacks thoroughness due to its quick forward energy.

New Moon Conjunct Mercury & Venus In Aries

This New Moon is close to both Mercury and Venus. This can reflect a period in which our social interactions and engagement with others can be more lively. Both Mercury and Aries have a busy moving type of energy and we may feel more active, physically and/or mentally, as a result.

The conjunction of both of these planets with this New Moon also means it is tied into cycles that each of those planets have with the Sun. Venus recently joined the Sun in the last week of March and it is now travelling ahead of it in zodiacal position.

In recent weeks this has been a time in which we experienced shifts, developments, endings, beginnings, or more clarity around Venus areas of friends, love, social dynamics, values, worth, or financial matters in some cases. This New Moon and the weeks following can continue this process, especially when it comes to beginnings or newer ways of expressing ourselves in these areas.

Mercury is now approaching the Sun as they will make their conjunction on April 18th/19th. At that time we may experience developments, which may be significant, connected to what has transpired during its previous retrograde in February and how things have unfolded since then. From there, these things may develop further with a better perception, or circumstances may indicate lack of sufficiency, not what was anticipated, or that something needs to change.

Planets In Aries Square Pluto & Sextile Mars Trine Jupiter

This New Moon, along with Venus and Mercury, are in a square with Pluto and sextile with Mars and Jupiter. Pluto combined with Aries and Mars energy can reflect a period of intensity. However, it can also play out as issues around power, control, manipulation, jealousy, insubordination, or subversion.  It can also be revealing, psychological, compulsive, transforming, and purging.

The sextile with Mars in Gemini adds to the lively, assertive, instinctual, and energetic expressions of Aries. The Aries’ planets sextile to Jupiter, which is also trine Mars, can be good for applying ourselves in a way that is expansive, optimistic, educational, philosophical, explorative, freedom seeking, or centered around beliefs. New doors may open up and it can even be lucky for some people.

Uranus square Saturn (mentioned here in a previous article) is still in the backdrop as it will be throughout the year. Although it’s not in one of its strong periods, themes of ‘freedom/rebellion/revolution being at odds restrictions/limitations/traditions are still playing out. This may get activated in different ways by this new lunar cycle and the Aries energy that has already been present over the previous weeks following the Astrological New Year.

Making Intentions & Things To Consider

How would you like to grow and expand and what do you need to change to get there? In what areas do you need to be more bold or courageous? What have your relationships shown you in recent weeks? What is important for your individuality? What are your personal needs? What do you stand for and should you be fighting for it? Do you need to be a leader in any aspects of your life? Are there any new things that you want to explore?

These are just some examples of what to consider or focus your intentions on at this time. However, it is good to reflect on anything else that is coming up for you. It is generally best to make any intentions within the first 24 hours following a New Moon. The exact moment it will occur is 2:31am Universal Time on April 12th. You can click here to see what that is in your time zone.

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A Symbiosis of Humans & Technology – Changing The Conversation

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Have you ever noticed that discussions about transhumanism tend to focus on technology more than humanism? The journey to reaching our highest potential as a species is usually focused externally on the technology rather than internally on our conscious evolution. This is probably because people assume that conscious evolution is more about spirituality whereas technology is more having to do with the things humans create. The two paths are interdependent so we need more conversations between experts in each of these fields. It will only be through a recognition of the symbiotic nature between humans, their technology, and the environment that we will avert self-destruction.

trans·hu·man·ism (n.) 1. A belief that humans should strive to transcend the physical limitations of the mind and body by technological means. 2. A movement of people who espouse such a belief.

Standing at a Crossroads: The influence that technology has on society and culture is called, technodeterminism. Most of us carry mini supercomputers in our pockets called smartphones. These devices act as external brains which seamlessly integrate into most aspects of our life. Most of us are completely dependent on them for travel, work, communication, entertainment, and beyond. Take a moment to consider the future implications of augmented reality, artificial intelligence, machine-learning, mass surveillance, automation, genome editing, nanotechnology, and their potential influences on society, culture, and our environment.

When I think about these things, I can’t help but ask:

Why aren’t people like the Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra, and Dr. Andrew Weil conversing more with people like Ray Kurzweil, Elon Musk, and Steve Mann?

Ancient Futures: It will become increasingly imperative for our most advanced technologies to be informed by the natural ethos of indigenous people blended with the emotional-intelligence of our enlightened spiritual masters. We must remember that the first humans who captured fire to light their cave, stay warm on a cold night, or cook their food were using technology. Anthropologists proudly call us humans “tool-makers” as one of the attributes that make us distinct from most species.

Paradigm Shift: Conscious evolution will require a concerted effort to communicate across silos and disciplines. Cooperation and collaboration towards collective goals will need to take the place of competition for personal gain. What are we hoping to accomplish, and at what cost? We are a risk-taking species and that drives us to exceed all our limitations. Let’s make these be calculated risks because with our technology also comes a great responsibility.

Start Within: Even our most sophisticated technology does not possess the complexities of organic systems. Computers and machines can do many things for us but they will never be able to feel for us. The realm of emotion is central and unique to our human experience yet it is only now starting to be recognized as a valuable form of intelligence.

Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to recognize one’s own and other people’s emotions, to discriminate between different feelings and label them appropriately, and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior.” -Andrew Coleman A Dictionary of Psychology

Research in multiple fields of study shows that curiosity, creativity, taking initiative, multi-disciplinary thinking, and empathy are skills that will redefine traditional beliefs about intelligence. The ability to accommodate new information requires a certain level of mental flexibility, humility, and ultimately character. It is through our ability to feel and process our emotions that our higher intelligence flourishes.

SuperHumans: Any sports fan knows that there are individuals who possess superhuman gifts. Think of popular sports stars like Michael Jordan, or any of the various extreme sports heroes who somehow manage the seemingly impossible. We also have the various musical or art prodigies who express the skills of a master before the age of 10. We have seen humans walk on red-hot coals with bare feet, walk a tightrope between skyscrapers, and exhibit mind-boggling feats of mental-focus, and will-power. Did you know that Wim Hof ran a half marathon barefoot on ice and snow, with a time of 2 hours, 16 minutes, and 34 seconds? Humans are capable of amazing things when they channel discipline, practice, creative brilliance, fearlessness and focus. We have barely scratched the surface of what is possible!

Global Meditation: This simple practice of quieting the mind, and bringing presence to one’s breathing has a long list of documented benefits that include enhanced neural connections, deep feelings of connection and well-being, as well as a strengthened immune system. When we compound this focused intention to include tens of thousands of people all over the world, we begin to literally shift planetary magnetic resonance. The science does not lie, we are potent electrical beings with the ability to focus consciousness and create beyond our wildest imaginations.

Everything technology offers is a reflection of the technology that we, as humans are. Learning to laugh at ourselves a little while delving into our emotions and to make room for possibilities beyond our currently held beliefs is essential for this journey. In order for us to create technology that is aligned with all of life and our planet, we must first become aligned with ourselves and each other. Global meditation is where we practice together!

We can no longer claim that a technology is advanced if it is destroying our skies and rivers or perpetuating harmful practices like war and domination. These are examples of misguided technologies. Our DNA has been informed by countless generations of evolution. It is time that we focus our consciousness towards the natural wisdom kept by indigenous people, while embracing the presence of enlightened spiritual masters. This will allow us to infuse our science and highest technological advancements with ecological and emotional intelligence for the benefit of all life.

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