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This Should End The Debate Between Diet Types – Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo etc.

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“Vegans Are Too Weak & Are Too Low Energy To Train With Me.” The man who said these words is Ido Portal, an amazingly talented individual who has mastered the art of movement. But why would he say such a thing? This is what I want to address today. The reason why I say “end the debate” is because it’s become more about identities and emotion than anything scientific or knowledge based.

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Stop The Fight Between Diet Types

As you can see in the video below, Ido said these words during a Skype call with a guy who follows the 80/10/10 diet. Clearly he’s not seen Frank Medrano.

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It’s this type of stuff, including emotionally charged judgments from even the vegan crowd, that causes a right fight between various people who represent different diet types. The reality is, every vegan or vegetarian was probably once a meat eater and through their journey started cutting it out. And likewise, a meat eater could have once been a vegan or vegetarian and felt it wasn’t for them. Or that meat eater could be on their own journey of one day maybe switching their diet. The same could be said for the vegan or vegetarian who may also one day switch.

The reason why we fight about it is because we identify with it and then become emotional about it. Someone says something and we lump ourselves into that crowd and immediately take it as a personal attack.

No matter which side you are on, does it make sense to judge someone else because of the food they are eating? Do you actually know the journey of the other person and why they eat the way that they do? Is it possible that maybe they could one day adjust their diet to be just like yours? And would that make them any better of a person?

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The reality is, the ignorance on both sides of the “diet wars” is astonishing. You have people like Ido saying vegans can’t be strong and aren’t fit enough to train with him and you have vegans or vegetarians who might say meat eaters are animal haters who are going to die young because of their choices.

Either way, neither perception or opinion serves a purpose and both can be very incorrect.

It’s OK To Talk About It, But Switch The Perspective

I myself don’t eat meat or dairy products. My diet is pretty much considered vegan but it’s not 100% strict. But do I call myself vegan? No. Why? Because I choose to eat what I feel will keep me healthy and that’s simply how I look at it. I also choose to not consume animal products because I don’t wish to support it. But I wouldn’t judge anyone who does. I also don’t call myself anything because the “diet war” has created such a negative stigma on various diet types because of ignorance and a lack of care in understanding each other, that calling yourself something can create some really awkward social moments, and that’s a sad thing.

No matter what diet type you follow, find out information for yourself before generating opinions and judging others. I’ve heard so many stories of  “this person tried this diet and got sick” that I could write an encyclopedia. The challenge is that the vast majority of the time the people who trying different diets are not doing it “right” to begin with. Too much food, too little, not balanced, too much processed foods etc.

The truth is, until we educate ourselves on the full implications, health, environment and social, of our diet we are simply talking from an uneducated space that often turns emotional. Like with any solution, even if we find out what is a better route for us all as a whole, does it make sense to cast out others who don’t follow the new understandings?

Let’s remember that at the core, we’re all the same. All human beings and we are all here for the same purpose. Whether it’s something like diet or even a political view, let go of the differences and just accept each other. Talk about things, learn from one another, be open, move things forward, but let’s stop fighting about who is right and wrong. It’s not helping much of anything.

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“Robust” Evidence Suggests Human Intention Can Alter Physical Systems

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In Brief

  • The Facts:

    A document pertaining to a study found within the CIA's electronic reading room outlines that human intention can alter red blood cells in any way.

  • Reflect On:

    If we know that human intention, and factors associated with consciousness can impact physical systems, why are we not spending more time and resources looking into this and utilizing these methods more?

Can human intention alter our physical world? There are many statistically significant double blind studies that seem to indicate yes, human intention does and can impact physical material reality. Studies in this realm date back decades, and they’ve been piling up ever since. For example, we recently came across a document in the CIA’s electronic reading room regarding a study in this field. In it, it states the following:

We have conducted numerous bio-PK experiments in which both selected and unselected participants were able to alter significantly the activity of specific biological target systems, mentally and at a distance. In all of those studies, the amount of target system activity in the prescribed direction during a number of influence periods was compared statistically with its activity during an equal number of interspersed control periods. The obtained bio-PK results have been relatively robust.

Quite interesting, isn’t it? That document is from 1990, and it goes deeper into an examination of whether or not human intention can alter red blood cells in anyway. We went into a deeper discussion about it in our latest episode of The Takeaway. So if you’re interested, be sure to check that out.

Fast forward today and the results have become even stronger. For example, a study published in NeuroQuantology titled “Effects of Directed Intention on the Integrity of Human Blood Cells” was a double-blind single case study that utilized darkfield microscopy to analyze  the integrity of live human blood cells after a participant was exposed to intentionally-charged vials of spring water.

Through consciously directed intent, the water in the vials had been infused by the researcher with feelings of either anxiety or tranquility. Blood specimens were obtained by finger prick and samples were not stained prior to observation. Blood samples were obtained from the participant at baseline and after exposure to the emotionally-charged vials. Cellular changes during each phase of the study were observed and documented by an independent professional with extensive experience in darkfield microscopy. Darkfield microscopy revealed alterations in the integrity of the cell walls of erythrocytes (red blood cells), leukocytes (white blood cells), and thrombocytes (platelets) when these cell lines were subjected to various conditions. Alterations in cell integrity and changes in the motility of blood components were discovered to be consistent with organic patterns suggestive of anxiety and tranquility, respectively. The privately-maintained impressions of the participant regarding the felt senses relative to the contents of each vial were found to correspond with the practitioner’s observations of changes in the participant’s blood samples during each phase of the investigation. This study evidenced a direct correlation between directed intention and alteration of the integrity of live human blood cells.

I recently published at article about a study published in the Journal EXPLORE, The Journal of Science and Healing conducted by scientists at National Kaohsiung Normal University, National Taiwan University, and the Institute of Noetic Sciences in California. Three Buddhist monks focused their intention on commercially bottled water with the goal of improving the growth of seeds. Results showed that they were able to have an impact, or at least the results correlated with what they were trying to do compared to controls. You can read more about that here.

Anytime I write about this topic, I always like to point people towards to this declassified document, it examines experiments conducted by high level Chinese scientists examining people with exceptional abilities and their ability to move objects without touching them. Children and gifted people were able to teleport objects from one location to another under double blind controlled conditions. You can read more about that example here.

Here’s another interesting study you may be interested in titled “Double-Blind Test of the Effects of Distant Intention on Water Crystal Formation.

There are thousands of interesting parapsychological studies out there.

Our Discussion on YouTubeMyself, Joe & Ruby  recently sat down to talk about the document we found via the CIA electronic reading room, the first one mentioned in this article. Its part of our weekly “The Takeaway.” The first part of the discussion was with regards to the coronavirus, and mask mandates. You can watch that here if interested.

If you want to watch our discussion about the document listed above, you can do that here on CETV. We go into why findings like these are important, and more. 

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I’ll leave you with this quote, it comes Dr. Jessica Utts, the  Chair of the Department of Statistics at the University of California, Irvine, when it comes to scientific studies in these realms. She is also mentioned in the first document mentioned in this article.

“What convinced me was just the evidence, the accumulating evidence as I worked in this field and I got to see more and more of the evidence. I visited the laboratories, even beyond where I was working to see what they were doing and I could see that they had really tight controls… and so I got convinced by the good science that I saw being done. And in fact I will say as a statistician I’ve consulted in a lot of different areas of science; the methodology and the controls on these experiments are much tighter than any other area of of science where I’ve worked.” (source)

Imagine what would happen if the human race collectively focused their intention on something good, together. What would happen?

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Taking Pictures Of What You Are Doing Changes Your Experience Of It

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You see it pretty well everywhere you go: whether you are at concert, sports game, touristdestination, or even on something as ordinary as a subway train, there always seems to be at least one person taking a picture.

While this is largely because the majority of us are now walking around with a small and powerful camera in our pocket, there seems to be something else to it. Somewhere along the way it started to become more popular for people to capture and re-watch rather than simply observe or participate.

But does this decision to capture what we are seeing improve or worsen our experience?

Logic would probably lead you to assume the latter, since the act of recording steals at least a portion or our attention, but a recent study seems to suggest otherwise… at least in particular cases.

A  study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology revealed that most individuals felt more engaged in the activity when photography was included.

Spearheaded by Kristin Diehl, PhD (University of Southern California), Gal Zauberman, PhD (Yale University), and Alixandra Barasch, PhD (University of Pennsylvania), the study involved over 2,000 participants. They conducted nine different experiments, all of which involved the subjects participating in an activity and either being asked to take photos throughout or not.

The activities included, but were not limited to: taking a bus tour, eating at a food court, going on a virtual safari, and going through a museum exhibit. Once completed, participants were then asked to complete a survey designed to measure both their enjoyment and engagement in the activity.

Overall, the researchers concluded that in many cases the inclusion of photography helped with engagement, which played a key role in their overall level of enjoyment. This was particularly true in the experiment where participants were asked to take a self-guided tour of a museum exhibit while wearing glasses that tracked their eye movements. Being equipped with the camera led most to spend more time examining the artifacts on display, ultimately making it more enjoyable to them.

However, there were some exemptions to this general conclusion:

  • Including photography did not increase enjoyment levels in activities involving active participation, such as arts and crafts.
  • Photography made the experience worse for those who were asked to capture moments from the virtual safari that some would be averse to watching.

The experiment adds nuance to a seemingly cut-and-dry example of our increasing disengagement with our own lives and experiences.

A Hypothesized Root Cause

Wanting to take this a little deeper, I’ve come up with a possible explanation for why photography seems to have become such an integral part of most of our lives. Aside from those for whom photography is a passion, I think many of us take photos of everything because we are insecure.

We are not comfortable enough with simply being who we are to let the things we do go unnoticed; it’s as if, unless someone acknowledges something we’ve done, it didn’t happen. Our social media feeds are highly curated, littered with photos of us doing exciting things and looking great but rarely ever featuring the ordinary elements of life.

Could we possibly be taking and posting these pictures in hopes of boosting our self-confidence? Or am I taking this theory too far? I’d love to know your thoughts, so please share them with me via the comment section below.

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http://neurosciencenews.com/photograph-experience-emotion-4443/

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How I Induced An Outer Body Experience Using Nothing But My Breath

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Can you really have an out of body experience on command? Absolutely. While this is something that will take some time to practice and get good at, there are many methods to having out of body experiences or spiritual experiences on command using only your consciousness and physical body.

There is also a purpose to these experiences; they aren’t simply to trip out (although if you wish to do that it’s up to you). These experiences can help you dissolve fears, move past trauma, expand your consciousness and much more. I personally don’t feel inspired to do anything other than explore and expand myself when I engage in experiences like this.

Many of the stories you hear of out of body experiences happen through dreams, near death experiences, from the state between sleep and awake, and when people experiment with psychedelics like magic mushrooms, DMT or ayahuasca. But we are capable of having out-of-body experiences with just our thoughts, breath and consciousness.

Why These Experiences Can Be Helpful

I say “CAN BE” helpful because they have that ability, but it doesn’t mean we always use it. We may want to explore a past trauma, and meditation or OBE’s could help us do that, but if we don’t use them for this purpose or do the work afterwards they won’t be helpful. Likewise with any substance like ayahuasca, mushrooms or DMT. They don’t do the work for you and don’t save you. You still have to do the work afterwards and it’s for this exact reason that most people who experiment with these substances or experiences still don’t make shifts in their lives because it’s still work. And it’s the work that we often aren’t willing to do that stops us from moving forward.

Your intention for wanting to have these experiences is important. Sometimes when we think about psychedelics or having out of body experiences we are seeking a trippy-like experience out of curiosity. And that’s totally fine. Curiosity can be how we explore and learn things. But while it may be fun to play a couple times, I generally say it isn’t the best motivation for wanting to have these experiences. I typically tend to encourage people to reflect on a deeper sense of exploration and growth within ourselves when it comes to exploring our consciousness.

The reason why I believe focusing on having a trippy experience is not ideal is because I have seen many people get lost in the need to just experiencing something trippy. Not only that, but it can often become an escape from the challenges we face. Which is why I feel society utilizes cannabis, alcohol, TV and food addictively.

DMT, mushrooms, Ayahuasca and so forth were initially put on this planet when we had difficult times exploring our consciousness and external tools assisted us in doing that. Today, a resurgence of these substances is taking place as people’s curiosity to explore is once again popular. After all, there is a shift in consciousness taking place.

However, I do not believe we still need these substances today in order to have these types of consciousness based experiences. While I think they can be helpful for some of us who are in difficult situations like drug addiction or have serious trauma from war or violent experiences, I feel we are all very equipped within ourselves to explore without them, and I’m personally inspired to encourage that.

Ultimately it’s not as much about any substance or experience as it is about what the end goal helps us to see – more about ourselves. They tell us to look within to find answers and move past our challenges. So many experiences in life are all pushing us to do that exact same thing, look within. Our core teaching here at Collective Evolution is change starts within. All for the reason that it’s at the core of how we will create a profound shift in our lives and on this planet. So what can we take from this?

If we know the core truth is about us looking within, why not just begin looking there right now?

How I Created my Own Out Of Body Experience

I was in California, attending Wim Hof’s retreat in Beverly Hills. It was day two and we were doing a breathing exercise that was about focusing on energy in our body and learning how to control and use it.

At the Wim Hof retreat in California.

There was a focus on utilizing it to activate our pineal gland in such a way that may or may not release a little bit of DMT in your brain, allowing us to have some form of experience that would be beyond the physical. I would like to say at this point that this is certainly not the core message of Wim’s work, nor is it something that I think the method is truly for. It’s simply something that you can use in order to obtain this result. These forms of breathing exercises are not new either, they have been used by yogi’s and “guru’s” for many years to attain different states of consciousness.

There were about 60 of us, we were in a beautiful room with 15 foot ceilings and the sun was shining in through the side windows. I was laying flat on my back on a yoga mat patiently waiting for the exercise to start. This would not be the first time I was going to have an out of body experience, but it would be the first I would attempt on command. My previous experiences came from dream-states, meditation or simply.. happening.

We began with Wim’s standard method of breathing. Heavy breaths in and out of the mouth. Stomach, chest, head, out. After about 8 minutes of this, I went into my breath holds (as part of his method) and I began to focus energy from around the base of my spine and brought it up my back, into my brain and ‘pinged’ my pineal gland with it.

As I brought the energy up into my pineal gland I felt what I had felt in the past with these types of experiences. Ringing and vibrations in my body and mind starting to increase. With my eyes closed, I began to see the room. I could feel my essence slowly leaving my body up straight into the air. It moved slowly and peacefully. It wasn’t a fast jolt or ‘uncontrollable’ in a sense, it was very light.

The pineal gland.

As I drifted upwards more and more I eventually made it to the ceiling and rested there. What happened next was what you might experience in deep meditation which is having all of your thoughts emotions set aside and you begin to feel like a massive, massive, massive presence that is so far beyond your physical body that you no longer identify with being a physical body. You begin to realize you are a vast consciousness that is pure unconditional love and pure potential.

From this state of being you have the ability to utilize your awareness to look at your life, situations, the planet or whatever it may be from a completely non-judgmental and unconditionally loving way so as to deeply understand why things happen. You gain clarity and awareness as to how you may move forward with something from this space. These experiences help us to get a glimpse at what is beyond the stories and the drama of our minds. This is VERY powerful in clearing our fears, worries, and traumas.

Back to my experience here. As I continued to feel immense at the top of the ceiling, I could see all of the bodies in the room having their own experience. I felt connected to them, the building, and everything around us. The difference between myself and everything else drifted away, and I was simply an essence or consciousness observing. This, is precisely how I know experientially that consciousness does not originate in the mind but is our existence. Mainstream science has not caught up to this understanding yet but it’s getting close, and that is very inspiring.

After what could have been 10 or so minutes, I slowly came back down into my physical body and began to integrate back into it. I opened my eyes and began to feel the desire to go outside and enjoy the sunlight. I felt slightly emotional at this point as I had gotten a glimpse of the difference between feeling fully clear outside of my body vs feeling certain emotional pains and mind stories that were in my physical body. This right here, is where the magic is. This is how we see more clearly what it is that we are being challenged by and have a reference point to compare what letting it go feels like.

Concluding Thoughts

When you are in meditation, you are able to re-tune into these types of higher states of consciousness and be an observer looking back at the challenges you face at any moment in your life. With detachment from them you can ask yourself how you created or co-created the experience you are having and what lesson is in it for you. How does it serve you? How can you move forward with action and so forth? You can see the greater workings and perfection that comes with these experiences to help you move beyond them.

So that’s pretty well it! Utilize and explore these experiences with clear intentions of evolving yourself and you will have the best results in not only creating these experiences but attaining more peace in your life. Have fun and keep exploring!

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