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Is anyone else feeling it? It seems like there is this build up of energy on our planet at this time, more so than ever before. Everyone I talk to is sorting through personal challenges and forced to look at their egos -myself included! We are literally being pushed to the max so we can let go of the thought patterns and limiting beliefs that weigh us down. Intense, yet beautiful times!

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Cosmically speaking, even the sun is currently blasting a powerful solar storm at Earth. What does that have to do with anything? Well, considering the fact that we are all made of energy, high vibrating cosmic energies affect us. They bring to the surface any lower density energies that dwell within us and our planet, which explains why so much is coming to the surface at a very rapid pace. I am not much of an astrologer but we also have the mercury retrograde going on, which is apparently masterful at pushing us to go inwards.

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That being said, if you feel you are going crazy, are experiencing heavy emotions, feel confused or think you are alone experiencing all of this, well YOU ARE NOT ALONE. The key is to understand that it is not a “bad” thing, nor is it a random occurrence. We are going through a major evolutionary leap of consciousness on our planet, and freeing ourselves from our own mental shackles is a huge part of it. Actually, it’s the whole point! Because it is only then that we will be able to reflect and create a more harmonious world.

This entire process has allowed me to observe some of the ways we let our egos take over and limit our ability to feel free and at peace within ourselves. Here is a list of 5 thoughts that once released, will bring us to a whole new level of freedom!

1. I am More/Less, Worthy/Worthless, Better/Worse…

Ah the belief in our separation from our Source. If you have looked into the fundamental nature of our reality through quantum physics or spirituality, you probably know -at least intellectually -that we are all one and equal at our core. So why do we often feel so separate? For a very good reason actually: so we can have the experience of separation. Much like it’s more fun to play a video game than it is to stare at the CD, it is more enriching for the source of life to project itself into many forms. But along with the belief in our separation from source came a boat load of illusory perceptions including feelings of inferiority or superiority.

We are now pushed to let go of the thoughts in our minds that put so much effort into feeling better (or worse) about ourselves through comparison, appearances, what we do externally etc. When we can truly see how this effort stems from us feeling separate and inadequate as we already are, we can then recognize it as an illusion and let it go.

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Separation isn’t real. Scientifically; it isn’t true. Spiritually; it isn’t true. Experientially; it pulls us away from feeling whole and at peace from being truly who we are. It blocks our natural desire to share our gifts with the world by making it into a personal loss or gain game. Imagine the freedom in letting ourselves be who we truly are with no second thought or idea that one must chase after self-worth. Now feel it! This is our true essence.

“Deep down inside the shy person or this person who is suffering from this sense of inferiority, there’s the desire, the unexpressed desire to be superior. And inside the person who acts superior who seems to have a big confident ego, is always the hidden fear that he might be inferior. And his whole acting out is to compensate for that hidden fear of being inferior.” – Eckhart Tolle

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Here is a meditative visualization I have guided myself through that assisted me in feeling the difference between feeling either bigger/smaller versus simply being complete and one with all of existence.

Oneness1. Be in a comfortable position, close your eyes and deeply connect to the movement and sensation of your breath.

2. Once you feel more relaxed, visualize yourself as this puzzle piece amongst other puzzle pieces that all make up a sphere.

3. Now try to push against other pieces to make yourself bigger. Notice the effort in trying to squeeze yourself out of the whole.

4. Now make yourself feel smaller and inferior, picture your puzzle piece deflating and sinking in. Notice how it disconnects you from the whole.

5. Take a deep breath, and simply let yourself be who you already are. If you experience fear or discomfort in the process of letting yourself be, simply feel it out without resistance and allow the emotions to come and go.

6. Once you have let yourself rest as you are amongst the whole, see how your unique piece of the puzzle already fits perfectly. Feel the completion that is experienced once you allow yourself to be as you are. Feel how in this natural and effortless state, you are one with everything, with every piece of existence. You become the sphere, experiencing itself as a unique piece of the puzzle!

7. Ask yourself: Does comparison, feelings of jealousy, inferiority or superiority resonate any longer when seeing life from the perspective of oneness?

In my experience, I feel nothing but love for everyone when I let the illusions of separation fade. We are all on our own unique learning journeys and not one is better than the other! (Click Here to Listen to a Talk and Clearing Process on “Judgment & Comparison”)

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2. The Truth is “Out There”

I need my guru! I rely on the news to know what to feel/believe about world events. The only way for me to gain knowledge is by reading what “knowledgable” people have to say! 

The tendency to always seek out for knowledge instead of reaching in; that’s one worth letting go of. There is great information out there, no doubt about that! And there is also misleading information. But this doesn’t matter as much as developing trust in our own intuition about the information we are exposed to.

For us to be able to see clearly and not have anything interfere with how we process information, we need to let go of the interference! That includes fears, prejudices, judgmental thoughts, self-doubt and how we tend to let emotional reactions take over our ability to observe from a neutral state. I understand the passion for finding truth, but in my own experience, I have found that the most important thing was weeding out every fear-based belief and reaction that came in between me and my ability to simply OBSERVE and FEEL what rings true to me.

“The truth about life and lie about life is not measured by others but by your intuition, which never lies.” – Santosh Kalwar

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3. I Am Not “On Purpose”, I Must Find “My Purpose”

Be YouWe do have a purpose, and we’re in it right now! What I mean by that, is that purpose isn’t a destination, it is the very thing we came on this planet to do: experience, learn, play, evolve, create… and whether we are consciously aware of it or not; that’s what we are always doing! Our purpose isn’t a goal, it is an ongoing process. Every moment we are in is purposeful, because within it lies the possibility -or should I say inevitability to 1.Experience life 2.Grow and 3.Continue the unfoldment of our journey.

Sure, it is possible to hit stagnant periods in our lives. But even those are purposeful since the feeling of stagnancy is here to make us aware of whatever it is we are holding on to that is keeping us from moving fluidly and peacefully through our journey.

“But I want to accomplish something grand with my life! I want to make an impact, I want to follow my passion…” This is all noble and good, but first and foremost, we need to observe whether or not those statements come from a feeling of inadequateness or feeling that we are not where we should be in this very moment. Because we are! Once we let go of all of the extra thoughts, rigid expectations and judgments that cloud our natural state of completeness, there will be nothing stopping us from sharing our gifts to the world. From this effortless state of being, it will happen naturally. And no, it doesn’t need to “look a certain way” : )

“Do trees have to try hard to purify the air? Does the sun have to try hard to light up the sky? Of course not… they simply do because it is their natural state and gift to do so. Being on purpose does not require anything more than to BE who we already are. In our natural state, we will contribute to humanity and the planet just like every other aspect of nature already is.”

4. I Can Make Mistakes

I usually end each bullet point with a quote… but I can’t wait with this one:

“If babies held the same tendency toward self-criticism as adults, they might never learn to walk or talk. Can you imagine infants stomping, ‘Aarggh! Screwed up again!’ Fortunately, babies are free of self-criticism. They just keep practicing.” – The Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Only Experiences, No MistakesHere’s an analogy: If the road you took led to a dead-end, NO PROBLEM! Now you know this road leads to a dead end. You can now add that map to your internal GPS. It wasn’t a waste of time, it wasn’t a mistake; you learned from walking down that road. You are now more experientially rich. You visited places you would have never visited if you took another “easier” direction. Honour that, let go of judgment. We are not here to go from A to B in a straight line, we are here to experience infinite possibilities, and there isn’t a “wrong” one. And if similar dead-ends keep showing up in your life, it’s probably because you resist the most important lesson: quit judging so much! After all, it’s when we let go of judgment and re-enter a neutral state that we can truly learn from our experiences and deepen our connection to who we truly are.

The freedom we feel once we stop beating ourselves up to fit a narrow path of “perfection” is really, really amazing. So stop, breathe and know that everything is perfect no matter the outcome. There are no mistakes, only experiences. You live, you learn ♫

(If you struggle with the fear of making mistakes, click here to listen to a talk and meditation on the issue.)

5. Shooting the Messengers: “It’s Your Fault!”

Pointing FingerIt is easy to point fingers out there when something is upsetting us. But when we understand that we are also here on earth to learn, grow and wizen up, we can’t keep ignoring the fact that we also have some work to do on ourselves. By work, I mean OBSERVING. Observing our patterns. Observing what keeps repeating in our lives to see what it is trying to tell us. Noticing what’s driving us. Is it fear? Is it resentment? Is it the avoidance of something we are afraid to deal with, or an emotion we are afraid to feel again? What are we trying to defend?

When you shift your approach to life from “searching for the one to blame” to “searching for the lesson to learn,” you experience a HUGE level up in how free you feel. The events or people our egos would think to blame are actually the messengers, bringing us a letter saying “hey, you really got a sensitivity/disempowering belief about yourself there, investigate what it’s all about. P.S. I love you.”

The way we have been conditioned to look at it is: “If it is uncomfortable, I must avoid. If it hurts, I must blame the trigger. If I’m afraid, that is because the world is a scary place.” I know it seems almost like a second nature to judge uncomfortable feelings and seek to avoid them at all cost. I am going through this myself. but I can also say from experience that allowing myself to feel what I feel and investigating what is the root of my trigger -as opposed to simply blaming what/who brought it up –has brought me the greatest freedom I have ever experienced.

So here’s a new way to look at freedom. It’s not a positive-thinking technique. It’s not about avoiding anything and chasing after something else. It’s not about skipping the bumpy road and the button pushers. It’s about getting rid of those buttons! Otherwise it’s like blaming the fire for the gasoline you carry yourself. When we know ourselves to be the creator of our reality -not the victim -everything changes!

“These messengers are easy to identify because they materialize as any event or person’s behavior that upsets us. We were invited to do our best not to “shoot the messenger.” Accordingly, we “dismiss the messenger” and in the same breath acknowledge that the value of the upsetting experience is in the message, not its carrier. We don’t blame the mail carrier for bills that are delivered, just as we don’t blame a mirror for what it reflects. Likewise, it’s pointless reacting to reflections of our unintegrated emotional charges.” – Michael Brown – The Presence Process

Here is a great talk and guided clearing meditation to help get to the root of our emotional reactions and clear them:

Useful Tip To Choose Freedom Everyday:

To end this article, I wish to share with you a tip that is personally helping me choose freedom everyday. Whenever you are obsessing over certain thoughts, are caught up in worry or are battling with your mind, ask yourself this powerful question:

“Is This Freeing Me, Right Now?”

If it feels constrictive in your body, let it go, breathe it out and choose freedom.

If your thoughts are attached to a deeper issue within yourself, you can assist yourself through guided clearing meditations such as the one in the video above. But ultimately, it will all come down to a choice between the freedom of this moment and the constriction of being caught up in the mind.

Choosing freedom will not necessarily cause you to stop doing anything about your challenges, but will release you from the unnecessary mental turbulence that is pulling you away from the peace of this moment and clouding your ability to act intuitively anyways.

“Maybe the mind is waiting for you to choose freedom, so that it can have a rest.” – Mooji

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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.

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    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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