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Psychokinesis: Another Example Of How Consciousness And Reality Are Intertwined

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Quantum physics has already shed some light on the role of consciousness and reality. There are multitudes of studies and phenomenon that also show how they are intertwined, and one of them is called psychokinesis.

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One (of many) areas of psychic research is Psychokinesis, also know as PK. This encompasses the possible influence of human consciousness on the behavior of physical or biological systems or processes, and comprises several loosely related classes of effect characterized by different scales of energy, forms of manifestation, replicability, and statistical behavior.(1) It’s the ability of consciousness to have a direct effect on our physical material world. It’s the action of mind on matter. (14 section 5.0) PK encompasses much more than just moving objects with the mind, that is more so referred to as telekinesis. It encompasses the idea of consciousness and its correlation to the physical world we perceive around us on a daily basis.

Psychokinesis is one phenomenon out of many that is grouped under the subject of parapsychology. You can’t understand psychokinesis without having a brief background on parapsychological phenomenon within the scientific community, which is considered psychical research. This article will provide a brief background on parapsychological studies and then go more in-depth into the phenomenon of psychokinesis. I will also provide a good deal of evidence throughout the paper to back up my claims.

Psychic phenomenon has always been considered a ‘persistent paradox’ from the perspective of most researchers and scientists within the mainstream world. This is predominately due to a lack of investigation. It’s not fair to condemn a topic without having investigated it first. Psychic phenomenon has attracted man’s attention throughout recorded human history, but scholarly efforts to comprehend them are very young, approximately one hundred years old.  Parapsychologists have been trying to gather experimental evidence for years and although a lot of information has been gathered, psychic phenomenon still seems to be grouped in the category of science fiction to most, which is extremely absurd given the amount of scientific data available on the subject. This is something we need to change, and the recognition of non physical phenomenon and how consciousness can have a direct effect on our physical material world is an important step for the evolution of science, as well as humanity as a whole. Today, the missing link within science is consciousness, and how our emotions, feelings and vibrational frequency play a tremendous role and have great implications on what type of world humans are experiencing.

Critics who argue against psychic phenomenon do so from a place of belief. Meanwhile, there has been numerous, consistent, replicable evidence to support it (as you will see within the article). The problem with parapsychology is that it challenges deeply rooted worldviews held by so many people. When evidence is presented against a belief system that one holds strong, there is a very strong desire to dismiss it and not even look at the evidence, this is called cognitive dissonance and sometimes it can be the minds most common reaction to new truths.

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There is a growing realization that ideological factors play a crucial role in many scientific “controversies”. Many have argued that the ‘naturalistic’ world view is more a political or religious ideology than a position that’s supported by evidence.(2)

Materialists have conducted a running war against psi research for decades, because any evidence of psi’s validity, no matter how minor, is fatal to their ideological system. (2)

This controversy (whether psychic phenomenon is real or not) has lasted for quite some time now. Apart from the fact that these concepts challenge world paradigms, another reason for the controversy might be the fact that a large portion of it is dipped in secrecy. Without access to much of the scientific data and observation of and regarding parapsychology, how are we supposed to come to any solid conclusions about it?

We knew the Earth was flat, we knew that we were the centre of the universe, we knew that a man made heavier than air peace of machinery could not take flight. Through out human history, intellectual authorities have pronounced their supremacy by ridiculing or surpressing elements of reality that simply didn’t fit within the framework of accepted knowledge  – Terje Toftenes (15)

In 2004, a United States Air Force research project titled, Teleportation Physics Study, authored by Eric Davis, Ph.D., shows that psychokinesis and other parapsychological  phenomenon  have been subject to rigorous  research and documentation for a number of years by several researchers. (14 pg 65 of 88)

One example of this is the 24-year government-sponsored program to investigate ESP and its potential use within the Intelligence Community.  The final report was released in 1995, and the CIA concluded that a statistically significant effect had been demonstrated in the laboratory. This operation was called STAR GATE, and most of its research and findings remain classified.(3) The Department of Defence suppressed a large amount of data from this 24 year study.

Another example of parapsychological research conducted in secrecy was the remote viewing experiment done by the CIA and NSA in conjunction with Stanford university.(4)(5)(6) This program was marked as a special access program, these are programs that have no oversight from the congress, nobody has any idea of them, their findings and what they are used for (14 section 5.0). Remote viewing is the ability of individuals to describe a remote geographical location and its characteristics up to several hundred thousand kilometers away from their physical location. This program lasted for several years, and was shut down unexpectedly with a large portion of the research and findings remaining classified. Individuals within the program were also able to remote view beyond the planet.

These two experiments alone illustrate that science and research at the very highest levels of government were and are very interested in parapsychological phenomenon.  How can the mainstream scientific world dismiss it when the Department of Defense doesn’t? Another explanation as to why these type of phenomenon don’t exist is because many are simply afraid of it, and not ready for it yet.

Recent leaks from Edward Snowden  recently shed light on the black budget. An area within the defense sector that garnishes trillions of dollars a year. The programs within this department are extremely secret, so secret that a 1997 US Senate report described them as “so sensitive that they are exempt from standard reporting requirements to the Congress.” (7) Judging by the information we already have within the public sector with regards to parapsychological phenomenon, a large portion of this research (again) remains classified. That means all of the scholarly efforts to understand and comprehend this phenomenon cannot be known at large when it comes to public information. This is classified science, which still has enough evidence in the public domain to support its validity, although most peoples intuition already tells them so.

According to our best estimates, more than half of all U.S. government records are classified. For an archivist seeking to preserve and understand our history, that means most of our history is kept secret from us, Think about that for a moment – Richard Dolan (Learn more about what he calls the “breakaway civilization” here)

Now that it’s clear that the Department of Defense remains in possession of most of the information and research conducted with these phenomenon, let’s examine what is currently available within the public domain (apart from the information and papers that are referenced earlier, which provide a great deal of information by themselves alone). What is known in this secretive world could be hundreds of thousands, even million years more advanced compared to the ‘normal  mainstream world.”

One example are human aura and intentions. Not lot ago, a Russian scientist and Princeton professor demonstrated that the human energy field is responsible for changing the physical material world.

We are developing the idea that our consciousness is part of the material world and that with our consciousness we can directly influence our world. With our emotions, with our intentions we can directly influence our world” (8) – Dr. Konstantin Korotkov, Computer Science and Biophysics Professor

Human beings cannot see much of the visible light spectrum, there is a whole world of unseen energy that can be difficult for the mind to grasp without scientific measurements for verification. One method to bridge this gap is bioelectrophotography. The goal of this is to capture these energy fields seen as a light around the body. In the metaphysical world, this energy emission is known as a person’s aura, in the scientific field it’s known as our energy field. This is included in PK because it is the effect of our electromagnetic field on our biological system, it is consciousness influencing and changing physicality.

Bio-electric phenomena has been a part of medicine throughout history. In fact, the first written documents on these events date back to an ancient Egyptian hieroglyph of 4000 B.C. The Greek philosophers Aristotle and Thales experimented with amber and recognized its power to attract light substances. The detection of bio-electric activity is old, and many contemporary ideas of it were actually developed years ago. (9)  Bioelectic and bio-magnetic fields formed by the body have a direct effect on the physical material world. This is one example of known science within the mainstream which could have tremendous implications for health care and more.

Random Event Generators (REGs) are another example. To determine the effects of the minds intention on the physical world, several machines called random number generators have been built, most notably by Princeton. (10)(11) The machine mimics a coin flip, and the results are recorded over a long period of time. In this particular experiment, the machine performed 200 flips per second and produced an average mean of 100 as one would expect. Left unattended, the machine would continue to produce results that suggested a 50/50 change of producing either heads or tails. When human intention was added to the question, what was once a random 50/50 chance of producing heads or tails began to deviate from expectation as the observer began to intend for the numbers to be higher or lower. While the effects of the mind over the machines were not large, they were enough that modern physics could not explain them.

The experiment I am referring to was conducted by Dr Robert G. Jahn, who spent 25 years gathering a large database of empirical data on psychokinesis that clearly suggests the phenomena is a reality. He founded the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research group which has conducted several experiments under controlled, scientific conditions to measure the effect of the power of the human mind using a wide range of instruments.

Jahn showed repeated and consistent results in mentally affecting material substances in the lab, and in the 1980s Jahn attended a meeting on the PK topic at the Navel Research Laboratory, and warned that foreign adversaries could exploit PK to include U.S. military fighter pilots to lose control of their aircraft.  (14 section 5.0)

Reported cases of human beings able to exhibit this phenomenon are also around, although often left in the realm of conspiracy theory. Those who have been reportedly shown to do so are instantly made to look like a fraud, so using them as examples is unnecessary. Maybe there are many who choose not to go public with it. Psychic Uri Geller reportedly demonstrated PK mental bending during a talk that he gave at the U.S. Capitol building. He caused a spoon to curve upward with no force, and then the spoon continued to bend after he put it back down and continued with his talk.  (14 section 5.0)

The Global Consciousness Experiment

The global consciousness experiment is an experiment initiated by the Institute of Noetic Sciences alongside Princeton University (12)(13).

Also working with Dr Jahn was Dr Roger D. Nelson. Instead of testing one individual at a time he used the same methods to test groups of people. Working in group meditations to begin with, he connected 70 REGs in locations around the world to his computer at Princeton. This was called the Global Consciousness Project, also known as the EGG project. It is a multidisciplinary collaboration of scientists, engineers, artists and others. Data has been continuously collected from a global network of physical random number generators (as mentioned earlier) that were located all over the world. This project contains more than a decade of data.

The purpose of this experiment was to examine correlations that may reflect the presence and activity of consciousness in the world. It illustrated that when millions of people are sharing intentions and emotions the EGG data show meaningful departures from expectation. What this means is that when human consciousness becomes coherent and synchronized, the behavior of random systems may change.

The list goes on, and there are literally hundreds, if not thousands of credible research material to suggest that these type of phenomenon are real. How far down the rabbit hole it goes and what has already been discovered still remains classified to the world of mainstream science. Perhaps we are on the brink of finding out.

Regardless of what our black budget world has already discovered, it’s becoming clear that the masses are waking up to the fact that consciousness has a direct effect on our physical material world. Emotions and feelings are the key to creating change, if more people came from a place of love, understanding and peace from within themselves, a different type of reality would no doubt slowly begin to manifest on this planet, which I believe is currently happening .

Sources:

(1) http://www.princeton.edu/~pear/pdfs/1982-persistant-paradox-psychic-phenomena.pdf

(2) http://www.noetic.org/noetic/issue-7-february/debating-psychic-experience-human-potential-or-hum/

(3) http://www.lfr.org/lfr/csl/media/air_mayresponse.html

(4) http://www.scientificexploration.org/journal/jse_10_1_puthoff.pdf

(5) http://www.princeton.edu/~pear/pdfs/1979-precognitive-remote-viewing-stanford.pdf

(6) http://www.lfr.org/lfr/csl/library/AirReport.pdf

(7) http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/GPO-CDOC-105sdoc2/content-detail.html

(8) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6NIUV24vcQ

(9) http://www.ccs.fau.edu/~bressler/EDU/NSP/References/BioElecMag.pdf

(10) http://noosphere.princeton.edu/reg.html

(11) http://www.princeton.edu/~pear/

(12) http://noosphere.princeton.edu/

(13) http://noetic.org/research/project/global-consciousness-project/

(14 section 5.0) http://www.fas.org/sgp/eprint/teleport.pdf

(15) (video) http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/02/13/ufo-documentary-the-day-before-disclosure/

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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.

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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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