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Monday November 14th’s “Extra Super Moon.” Here’s How It Could Affect Your Life

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Earlier this month, we experienced a Full Moon in Aries on October 15 and 16, depending on where you were at that time, that appeared slightly different than your average Full Moon. Many referred to it as a “Super Moon” because the Moon came closer to Earth than it usually does.

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Lucky for us, more of these Super Moons are on the horizon (literally). In fact, 2016 will end with two more Super Moons, each one differing from the other. The next Super Moon will take place on November 14, which many are calling an “Extra Super Moon,” and for good reason!

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What Is a Super Moon?

The term “Super Moon” was coined in more recent years and was inspired by the astronomy term “Perigee Full Moon.” The word ‘perigee‘ is defined as the Moon’s closest point to the Earth. What was believed at the time to be the world’s closest and largest Full Moon occurred on March 19, 2011, which is when the term Super Moon gained popularity.

Although it was originally used to describe a New Moon or a Full Moon that fell within 90% of its closest proximity to Earth in a given orbit, Super Moon is now used more broadly to identify when a Full Moon is closer to Earth than normal.

The Moon’s orbit is elliptical, meaning its shape is more ovular than circular. As a result, the perigee side of it is approximately 30,000 miles closer to Earth than the opposite side. The scientific term “syzygy” refers to when the Earth, Sun, and Moon line up as the Moon orbits the Earth. If you can imagine, when perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system takes place and the Moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun, that is when a Super Moon occurs.

This miraculous event is set to happen three times this year. The first was on October 15/16 and the next two will be on November 14 and December 14. However, the November 14 Super Moon will be an Extra Super Moon.

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Why Is the Super Moon on November 14 “Extra Super”?

Not only will the November 14 Super Moon be the closest Full Moon this year, but it will be the closest Full Moon to date this century as well. In fact, it will mark the closest Full Moon since 1948. After November 14, the Moon won’t come that close to Earth again until November 25, 2034.

It is estimated that a Super Moon could appear up to 14% larger and 30% brighter than the average Full Moon. Despite this significant difference, it’s not always easy to distinguish a Full Moon from a Super Moon. It depends largely on your location and the weather conditions that day or night, as the brightness could be hidden behind clouds or altered by city lights. And without the presence of a Full Moon to compare it to, you may not even notice the difference.

Nevertheless, this is an event you won’t want to miss. The Moon is expected to reach its full phase on November 14 at 1352 UTC. For any North Americans reading this: 1352 UTC is the equivalent to 9:52 A.M. AST, 8:52 A.M. EST, 7:52 A.M. CST, 6:52 A.M. MST, 5:52 A.M. PST.

Check out the following NASA video that explains the three Super Moons in 2016:

How Will the Super Moons Affect Your Life?

Full Moons generally provoke certain themes in our lives that have been gaining momentum during the weeks leading up to the Full Moon. These themes typically become more apparent during the three or four day period prior to the Full Moon as they approach a peak or release point. These themes could be so minor that you don’t notice them, or they could be significant life events that are easily recognizable, depending on other astrological variables.

These themes could present themselves through relationships or experiences or they could occur internally. Full Moons often represent a time of change, flux, and adjustment, which are often inspired by some sort of realization or an increase in consciousness. Full Moons are an excellent time to balance and integrate energies of the opposing signs or they could induce situations where they are at odds with one another.

The Extra Super Moon on November 14 will be a Super Full Moon in Taurus. Don’t forget about the December 14 Super Moon in Gemini as well. Even though the December Super Moon won’t come quite as close to Earth as the November 14 one, it will be miraculous for a different reason.

The Geminid meteor shower happens to fall on the same night as the December Super Moon. Even though the Geminid meteor shower usually dazzles viewers as it lights up the night sky, it may be overpowered by the bright moonlight. One thing’s for certain: These Super Moons will be two events you won’t want to miss, and even if you do, you may still notice the effects they have on your life!

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Does Consciousness Create Our Material Reality?

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  • The Facts:

    A new study authored by Robert Lanza suggests observers" are responsible for determining physical reality, and that conscious observers themselves generate and create the structures of time and space.

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    We observers, people like you and I, are responsible for how consciousness forms into physical matter, what does this say about the power of our individual and collective beliefs?

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Where does the “physical” world come from? Matter at its smallest observable form, atoms, pop in and out of existence all the time. The idea that physical matter is birthed from a non physical realm, such as the “quantum vacuum” or the “void”, or something else we are unaware of is not novel.  Nikola Tesla himself believed that “all perceptible matter comes from a primary substance, or tenuity beyond conception, filling all space, the akasha, or luminiferous ether, which is acted upon by the life-giving Prana or creative force, calling into existence, in never-ending cycles all things and phenomena.” (Man’s Greatest Achievement, 1907)

A paper published by Parahamsa Tewari in the journal Physics Essays explains,

“A century from now, it will be well known that: the vacuum of space which fills the universe is itself the real substratum of the universe; vacuum in a circulating state becomes matter; the electron is the fundamental particle of matter and is a vortex of vacuum with a vacuum-less void at the center and it is dynamically stable; the speed of light relative to vacuum is the maximum speed that nature has provided and is an inherent property of the vacuum; vacuum is a subtle fluid unknown in material media; vacuum is mass-less, continuous, non viscous, and incompressible and is responsible for all the properties of matter; and that vacuum has always existed and will exist forever….Then scientists, engineers and philosophers will bend their heads in shame knowing that modern science ignored the vacuum in our chase to discover reality for more than a century.”

This non-physical “field” may also be dark energy, we don’t really know or understand it quite well, but we know it exists. A declassified Defense Intelligence Agency document touches on this,

“We do not understand why it exists or how it is created; we simply know it provides an ever-present force on spacetime, causing the universe to expand. Indeed, recent high-precision experimental observations indicate dark energy may be a cosmological vacuum energy.”

So, if our material world is birthed from this non material “stuff”, does consciousness play a factor? It’s interesting to contemplate, especially given the fact that consciousness is not a physical thing, nor is it the result of any known physical process or biology. You cannot pinpoint or find the source of consciousness within the brain. Even at the quantum level, factors associated with consciousness have been known to change the behavior of matter, like photons, suggesting that matter itself may be a conscious perceiving thing.

Does this mean that all “physical” things possess some type of consciousness? Photons don’t have a brain, do they? What about plants? There is a growing amount of evidence suggesting that plants act and behave in ways suggesting that they are a thinking things, capable of feelings, emotions, perceptions and thoughts.

If consciousness can have such an influence over matter, and is a non physical property that exists within all physical things, could it somehow be responsible for the creation of reality? This has been a common theme discussed within the realms of quantum physics for quite some time. In fact, the discussion of “ether”, this non physical, indescribable “stuff” has been the subject of contemplation for thousands of years. Plato wrote about the ether  in his work Phaedo, and explained how life exists within it. He believed what air is to us, the ether is to them. Is the ether alive? Is the universe itself, which could be primarily made up of this non-physical stuff, a conscious living entity?

You cannot explain consciousness in terms of the existing fundamentals like space, time, mass,  and charge. As a result, the logical thing to do is postulate whether consciousness itself is something fundamental to the existence of reality, to view consciousness itself as one of these fundamentals.

“Why do you insist the universe is not a conscious intelligence, when it gives birth to conscious intelligences?” Cicero, c. 44 BCE 

A New Paper

Another paper has emerged claiming that “observers” are responsible for determining physical reality, and that conscious observers themselves generate and create the structures of time and space.

What’s interesting to contemplate here is that, if this is true, it would include all “observers” within the universe itself, not just human observers. It reminds me of the double slit experiment, where tiny bits of matter are shot through a slit forming what’s called a wave pattern of probabilities and possibilities, but when an observer is introduced the wave function collapses.

One of the authors of the paper, Robert Lanza, told Big Think that observers can dramatically affect the “behavior of observable quantities” both at a microscopic and massive spatiotemporal scales. In fact, a “profound shift in our ordinary everyday worldview” is necessary. The world is not something that is formed outside of us, simply existing on its own. “Observers ultimately define the structure of physical reality itself.”

How does this work? Lanza contends that a network of observers is necessary and is “inherent to the structure of reality.” As he explains, observers — you, me, and anyone else — live in a quantum gravitational universe and come up with “a globally agreed-upon cognitive model” of reality by exchanging information about the properties of spacetime. “For, once you measure something,” Lanza writes, “the wave of probability to measure the same value of the already probed physical quantity becomes ‘localized’ or simply ‘collapses.'” That’s how reality comes to be consistently real to us all. Once you keep measuring a quantity over and over, knowing the result of the first measurement, you will see the outcome to be the same

The implications of this are and have always been quite large. The idea that consciousness itself is fundamental to reality suggests that it must have played an integral part in the creation of reality, that consciousness itself had to exist prior to the birth of physical material reality. One could go on and on contemplating things like: if consciousness is fundamental to the creation of physical matter, then what created consciousness itself? Where does consciousness itself originate from? Does existence itself even have a beginning? Can the future change the past, can the past change the future?

Who knows, but the most important point to takeaway here is that consciousness itself is fundamental to the creation of our physical experience. If we want to change the world, ultimately we have to change the way we think, feel and perceive. This is a key factor that is directly intertwined with the type human experience we create for ourselves.

This is why, perhaps, sometimes it seems that the greatest resource for powerful people, politicians and corporations is human consciousness itself.  If we ourselves determine what direction humanity heads simply by what we think and feel, just imagine what somebody could do if they could manipulate that aspect within us? The state of the world today, some might say, is chaotic, and that could be a direct result of the fact that the collective mind and heart is not in a state of coherence.

You might say “we are all over the place.” We’re separated by our beliefs and unable to come together in understanding and harmony. This collective state of being in turn will create a physical experience that reflects that, which is exactly what we are seeing today and have seen throughout human history.

Below is a great little documentary from a colleague of mine, it’s based off an essay he wrote for his philosophy master’s degree. It dives a bit deeper into this discussion.

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Why Is The UFO Discussion Even Important? How Does It Impact Our Lives?

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At CE we’ve covered this topic a great deal over the last 12 years. It’s actually quite astonishing to see how there has been an almost complete flip in culture over the last 4 years or so, where it’s not longer fringe and laughable by all to be discussing the topic. We’ve literally had people decline interviews with us in the past because our publication spoke about UFOs, yet now, there isn’t any publication you can go to that isn’t talking about it regularly.

For myself personally, I became passionate the subject when I was a kid. I used to watch the show X-Files with my family on Friday nights, and I always found it to be intriguing. The many episodes on ETs and UFOs piqued an interest within me that seemed deep and natural – an innate curiosity towards ‘what else is out there’ that also happened to draw me towards anything supernatural or paranormal.

As I got older and I was able to look more closely at evidence for these ideas and I began learning a few key things. One being that these subjects are ridiculed by mass culture and so it’s often a bit tricky to talk about. Another being that the science and evidence behind the study of paranormal ideas is actually quite rigorous and plentiful. Finally, that what these topics reveal about life as we know it, and how we understand it, is that perhaps we don’t quite acknowledge reality to the fullest. Sure, an obvious statement in some senses. Of course we don’t understand all of reality to the fullest, but the question is: have we made big missteps in our collective worldview that has us having a hard time opening up to the reality of subjects like ETs, UFOs or the paranormal?

I debated whether to write this piece as more of an essay or lean on what I already have that’s a bit more of a video essay. I asked myself this because when I watched back an interview I gave in 2019 for the then upcoming film Close Encounters of The Fifth Kind by Dr. Steven Greer, I realized the interview turned out to touch on most of the key points surrounding why I feel the discussion of UFOs and ET life are important. As I was writing this piece I felt it would be more meaningful to lean on the video essay-ish version. Not just because I already have it but because there is an energy in it that I have been told is quite impactful by those who have already seen it. Just before we jump into it I wanted to share a bit more background.

At first glance, many feel the topic is one of people interested in the ‘nuts and bolts’ of it all. We want to know the details about what the craft are, how they move, what ET bodies might look like, and what technology brings them here. We pay attention to every government disclosure that comes out about UFOs. Sure, this is one small piece but certainly not the entire story. For myself and many others, our interest has also deeply included the realm of consciousness and it’s non-local nature.

In 2008 and 2009 I began experimenting with initiating contact through meditation-like practices with what we, my friends and I, felt were ETs. We’d go out to a park near lake Ontario on clear summer nights, and intentionally seek to have a communication or connection with ‘what’s out there.’ On many nights we saw anywhere between 5 and 15 craft show up. No, not satellites that we trained ourselves to identify, and not planes with their flashing aviation lights. I’m talking about star filled skies where you intentionally make ‘contact’ and over a short period of time those skies begin to fill with objects you cannot explain. I’m talking craft coming down slowly to the horizon, moving toward us, glowing with incredible light, dimming down slowly, moving across the horizon left, then right, then up, then back down. All with no sound and all while you are having an experience of connection that you can only quite understand when you engage in it.

To me, it is not a connection fuelled by entertainment value and other beings being ‘above’ humans or anything like that, it’s one of mutual respect and curiosity.

And of course, no, we were not drunk or high while doing this. Me feeling inclined to mention that fact often relates to the societal judgement that often exists around this topic, and the quickness to want to lend any petty explanation to something we don’t understand. And it’s in THIS that I feel this discussion is so important.

In the video piece below, I will go on to discuss how and why the mainstream is now covering the ET subject. The importance of the rise of post material science as it relates to this discussion. Why consciousness is extremely important in the ET/UFO discussion. Why the ET and UFO phenomenon plays a role in humanity’s evolution – in consciousness, society and technology. How people can observe and engage in an evolution of their own consciousness. And how this all deeply relates to a deep and meaningful change in overall worldview and paradigm.

These in fact are the key reason as to why UFO and ET disclosure is important in my view. It’s a subject that does not have to be guided by what government or mainstream media deem is what’s important about it.

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A New Media Approach For Improved Sense-Making Through Physiological Coherence

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The simple exercise you were just introduced to is designed to help create a physiological heart brain connection that has been shown to improve memory, learning, problem-solving and discernment.

Since 2009, Collective Evolution has been committed to forging a radically new approach to media and the discussion of current events. Over the years scientific research has come to support the approach we have been taking to help improve the way people consume and synthesize information in order to make meaningful choices in their lives and in society.

Since part of our mission at CE is to observe what is happening in our world from a more neutral point of view, asking what about us and our current human story creates our world, society, ideas, day to day choices, and policies to be the way they are, it was important to us to develop a style that encourages people to be in a state of mind and being where they’re more open to exploring new ideas without bias, cognitive distortions, and immediate resistance.

This discussion is worthy of consideration as most platforms either focus on simple ‘feel good’ or ‘well being’ based content, or focus on news from a purely journalistic sense, often with a political bias. Since our content focus is on both personal transformation and news/current events from a new approach, we have chosen to actually measure whether or not people are having a more positive experience consuming current event information. A recent research survey that will be publicized in March 2021 will show the positive results of CEs approach on audiences well being, emotional state, and development of critical thinking over the 12 years CE has been doing this work.

Coherence & Optimal Function

Decades of research shows that our hearts send more information to our brains than our brains send to our hearts. When our body’s heart is beating in what is called an ‘incoherent rhythm’, it sends a message to our brains and nervous system that produces suboptimal function that leads to a reduction in our ability to learn, make effective decisions, problem-solve, critically think, and self regulate our emotions.

When our heart is beating in a coherent rhythm, it sends coherent signals to the brain and nervous system that then brings each of these systems into synchronization physiologically. The result is opposite of that of incoherent signals. Research shows an improvement in our ability to think clearly, navigate information, make decisions, remember things, and communicate. All of this can come from as little as 60 – 90 seconds of practices like the one we place at the top of each of our articles. Over time, these practices also helps to build self-awareness which helps us see our own bias’ more clearly.

Further research has shown that a connection between thoughtful breathing and the production of a compound in the cerebrum called noradrenaline. This compound goes about as a “mind compost” that is delivered when we are feeling tested, inquisitive, or centered.

Our Unique & Research Backed Style

At CE we have found that the pathway to meaningful and sustainable change in our lives and society comes from being able to self-regulate our emotions, understand and change our habits and patterns, and also from learning how to navigate information in our world in such a way that allows us to carry our personal transformation into the realm of societal change.

In other words, sometimes people can have a spiritual practice or work on personal transformation, but don’t often apply their transformation to questioning or re-imagining things like current events, society, or politics. We are at a critical time in humanity’s history where faith in existing institutions is deteriorating rapidly, typically based on a right intuition people have that these institutions don’t work in their favor. We must begin exploring why our world is in need of change, and at the same time be able to shift our consciousness and thinking enough that we can make societal changes from a new way of thinking and being.

In 2009, we chose to focus our journalistic, video and education content in alignment with these findings. Focusing on a sense of ease, curiosity, and playfulness in our style. We don’t intend on trying to convince people to believe what we are reporting on, instead we encourage them to openly explore and question. This has had a dramatic affect on how people feel when consuming our content, and how they understand what we’re producing.

Commonly reported feedback from our audience includes things like feeling more grounded, hopeful, inspired, clear, and empowered to take action in their personal lives and society. Our readers also report that they tend not to feel a notion of ‘us vs. them’ and division that often occurs when consuming media about current events. Interestingly, readers have also commonly reported that after repeated consumption of our articles, videos, podcasts or courses, they notice a stark difference in how they feel when they consume content from more traditional alternative or mainstream media. This was also a huge discovery for us as it suggests that people’s relationship with other forms of alternative media can bring them new information but does not necessarily help their well being and sense of inspiration to act.

To us, all these suggest that our style not only informs but helps to create a noticeable shift in our audiences state of being. We don’t feel that it is us doing this for our reader, we feel the style and platform invites the reader to, by nature, build their self-awareness, practice emotional regulation, and think more clearly. Imagine how this will ripple out into the world as a result. Imagine how different conversations would be about current events if more had access to this approach.

Controversial Topics & Meaningful Change

At CE, we sometimes cover ‘controversial’ topics that as a society we are often resistant to explore, whether we have a spiritual practice or not. Many of our colleagues and friends in the personal transformation space have chosen not to explore some of these subjects much as they don’t quite align with their brand messaging or line of work, we respect and agree with their choices. However, we saw this as an important challenge to take on in our work as these ‘tough’ conversations need to be had, and we believe they can be done in a way that inspires change and well being.

Culture today is often uncomfortable with uncertainty and thus open inquiry and examination of new evidence has shut off around certain subjects. In our minds, this is causing a very societally impactful sense-making crisis in which we have become divided, distressed, emotional, and unclear as to what is actually going on around us. With this, we are quick to react and are often living on edge. As research shows, when we make decisions within our lives and society based on this state of being, they are often ineffective, suboptimal, and create further disharmony.

Our research has shown that 63% of our audience feels that CE helps them explore tough or controversial subjects while feeling less emotionally charged when compared to when others report on it, whether it’s a mainstream or alternative media source. This was a very inspiring statistic for us as we feel this makes a meaningful contribution towards shifting the way media is told to bring about a better society, without being limited to only focusing on ‘good news’ which has many limitations and, we feel, does not lead to deep societal change.

In our work we have found that combining personal transformation and emotional regulation with the openness to re-imagine society and explore new ideas, even when they are controversial, has created the greater sense of empowerment, clarity and well-being amongst our readers.

In short, our work has helped to provide a path to self-awareness, practice, and the skills to tackle information openly and coherently, thus readers are not triggered by disagreements and different perspectives, and are able to synthesize information into meaningful practice, solutions, and actions steps.

We’re at a critical time for developing a greater sense of self awareness, openness, and increased critical thinking so that we can better explore information without our emotions, biases, and pre-conceived notions getting in the way and shutting down our inquiry.

At Collective Evolution we feel that the journey to creating collective change is one founded upon personal transformation, what might be called a shift in consciousness, which is to say: we must generate a greater conscious awareness of ourselves, how we function, how to regulate our emotions, and think more clearly about what is going on around us. When we make this shift, our perception about life, society and what is possible dramatically shifts, and we begin to tap into a new story about humanity and what we want to create.

With this new story, coherence, and connection to self, we have found that people are inspired to work towards creating a greater sense of harmony and coherence in their lives and society as well. Effectively being able to see how new and emerging ideas can build a new foundation for society, instead of making small adjustments to our current society that’s built on an old and outdated story.

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