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The Electric Electorate: Can We Consciously Navigate The Political Process?

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    Politics (particularly in America) has become a hyper-polarized process that breeds division and manipulates ideas via group-think.

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    As the conscious community, what role can we play in unpacking our experiences and integrating them within our communities?

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There is a growing sense and concern that our institutions are failing us – and that concern is well-founded.  From government and religion to media and education – we are seeing institutional failures destabilize our society, breed division amongst us, and deprive so many of their basic human rights and dignity.

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Many have resorted to rebellion and protest while others have abandoned the system entirely, seeking a life outside of normative society’s parameters.  Many within the conscious community have withdrawn from the political process altogether, opting to focus on self-exploration, experience and conscious expansion.

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The Trump presidency has caused us to look at our ugly face in the mirror – and has served as a shock to the system, exposing some of the unsightly truths that exist beyond the veil, including a shadow government and global oligarchical cabal that has largely evaded public consciousness.  This has produced a system that has been successful at controlling narratives and producing both an anti-intellectualism and group-think herd mentality that suspends critical thought.

Now more than ever – the ability to think for ourselves is paramount.

“The ultimate tyranny in a society is not control by martial law. It is control by the psychological manipulation of consciousness” ~ Barbara Marciniak

While there is indeed an entire universe out there for us to experience and explore, there is also a very real world manifesting right here in 3rd dimension – in the now – that we can access, influence, and enhance – and this world desperately needs our contributions.  On the turbulent path to questing for higher consciousness, most are greatly assisted by access to independent media, fast internet access, free thought exercise, clean water/food supply, and healthy lifestyle habits (diet, exercise, rest).  All of that requires resources that so many in this world do not have access to – and the notion that one could just hit the seat-eject button to parachute up, up and away from this reality is an option that so few can even make without the privilege and resources to do so.

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While there are many avenues to explore to effectuate change in this world – should we reconsider the potential to bring forth change in the political and civic arenas?

Restore Politics?

Staying out of politics is a luxury that many have when their liberties aren’t impeded and their very identity isn’t politicized.  The child from Guatemala who is separated from her parents at the border and is subject to traumatic incarceration, displacement, and in some instances human trafficking is proximately affected by the political climate of the time.  We may be able to see how broken the political system is, but that realization in itself doesn’t stop bombs from flying over the homes of millions of innocent civilians who fall victim to proxy wars waged by corrupted elites bent on destroying humanity.

The banking cabal still rigs economies and foments cycles of debt and scarcity.  Civil liberties and human rights violations continue. The military-industrial complex grows stronger, richer, and more corrupt.  Our food and water supplies become more toxic and polluted – and the list goes on.

This is not to say that there isn’t a compelling argument for staying out politics (the word politics signifies polarity – pole – polls and has a tendency to polarize the mind engaged in the red versus blue dichotomy) – but is that argument going to produce solutions that address the political decay within government? Let’s consider for a second what would result from the conscious community engaging the political process and contributing to an awakening within their respective communities.

Let’s take a look at the polling data from the 2018 U.S. Presidential election:  As a percentage of eligible voters, Clinton received 28.43% (65,845,063) of all votes compared to Trump’s 27.20% (62,980,160).  Total voter turnout was estimated at 59% of the voting eligible population.  Many within the conscious community were repelled by both Clinton and Trump – and again – there were compelling reasons for that rebuke of the polarized system.  Some voted third or fourth party, opting to cast a vote for Jill Stein or Gary Johnson.  Others opted out after revelations that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) actively tipped the scales and unfairly adjudicated the democratic primary process, refusing to referee an equal playing field at the expense of the Bernie Sanders campaign.

What if all of that disenfranchised energy was funnelled into infusing the political system with a conscious awakening?  We just saw a micro-experiment of this in New York’s 14th Congressional District which represents large swaths of the Bronx & Queens.  This past week, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated a powerful, bought & paid for Corporate Democrat Joseph Crowley in an election all of the cynics thought was impossible to manifest.  Alexandria is a post-partisan activist who walked the walk on campaign finance reform and bravely posited her authentic self against Crowley – who was the overwhelming favorite and establishment branded Democrat funded by corporate interests. Crowley outspent Ocasio-Cortez 18-1 – but it didn’t matter as the wave of energy at Alexandria’s sails was a force of nature.

The future doesn’t belong to old-world models of polarity and left/right duality. Alexandria is representative of her district (+70% people of color), challenged the deeply embedded status-quo candidate who was never elected (Crowley was appointed) – and proved that when you give voters a reason to engage in the political process – they will respond.

She described her ascent into politics as “an awakening” and actively engaged historical non-voters who felt alienated and unserved by the political system.  Crowley had all the big money; Ocasio-Cortez had the people – and they weren’t all that interested in party-politics flag-waving. They wanted authenticity and bold leadership from a candidate who speaks truth to power and works to correct the planet’s wobble – and they got it with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

We need an energized, active, and joyous populace in order to take on the larger/macro issues – but it often starts w/ the microcosmic work on the ground that galvanizes from the ground-up, via organic community growth and development that addresses the localized problems that we can actively influence – just as Ocasio-Cortez has done.

While there is limitless experience to be embarked upon within the spiritual dimension, there is also a very urgent call for us to contribute our uniqueness and individuality to the collective hue of humanity.  That doesn’t always require us to crack through the ceiling of the universe via astral projection or to spiral through other dimensions in an ayahuasca circle.  Sometimes it can be as simple as ensuring that your community has access to clean drinking water – or safeguarding the basic civil and human rights of our neighbor so that we may build the framework for a prescription of universal rights that enlarge the aura of the body politic.

Many within party politics quibble about the fracturing of the vote that takes place intra-party via contentious primaries, the more efficient strategy would be to facilitate an awakening within the entire electorate, and not just summarily dismissing the non-voting 40% who have (understandably) felt alienated and unserved by institutionalized politics.

Political commentators within Big Media rarely inform, enlighten, or alert the public to civil and human rights abuses. Instead, politics has become a checkerboard of two choices, both of them usually unpalatable.  Just as baseball fans relish the rivalry between the Red Sox and Yankees, fervently pledging allegiance to their “team”, American politics has been framed as a dual rivalry fueled by identity politics: us versus them, red versus blue, which generates a hyper polarization within the electorate.

We are in the midst of a chaotic tornado and are challenged to steer that tornado with sturdy balance, and that tornado cannot be steered with an endless loop of left-right cyclical argumentation.  But what would happen if we put our system in neutral to address the immense imbalance and dysfunction in our world?

“The body’s ability to be alive depends on its ability to acquire charge.  If a seed isn’t centripetal – it can’t suck in first nourishment.  The reason structures like the Stonehenge cause seeds to germinate is electrical.  That is, it’s a centripetal conjugate field.  Your brain — like every centripetal structure — is like two pine cones learning to kiss noses. In physics that’s called phase conjugation and governs self-organization. ~Dan Winter, Golden Mean Ratio

Electrify The Electorate

Looking at the esoteric and exoteric significance and impact of the body politic – we see that it is an extension of the human body and the state/health of the body politic corresponds with the state and health of the human body.  When we step into our power, we can see a correspondence, as-above, so-below resonator between the dimensions – and that resonance can take hold within our immediate reality where it is so desperately needed.

Politics literally means (etymologically) the ability to a make a body polis – which is to say – a coherent plasma field, which is generated from bliss and measurable electro-magnetically. So when the body is engaged in bliss and conscious awakening illuminates the body politic – people are full of bliss with the expansion of universal rights.  Such bliss makes us feel connected and is a critical part of our health as a humanity. We mustn’t be so beat down by the state of our political system such that a conditioned cynicism leads us to snicker anytime a bright-eyed activist like Ocasio-Cortez builds the courage to challenge the status-quo – no matter how small they may seem when measured by a cosmic spectrometer.  Enhance the universal aura; the electro-magnetic output of the Universal Organism – then topple the oligarchy effortlessly.

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Fact Checkers & Big Tech Censorship Are Tearing Apart Society

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Journalist Laurie Clarke published an article in the British Medical Journal examining hundreds of millions of pieces of content that Facebook has removed in an attempt to stop ‘covid misinformation.’ As a result of censorship, we are seeing a breakdown of important dialogue. Here is our deeper written analysis of her piece.

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The Quantum Eraser Experiment: What Happens In The Present Can Change The Past

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    At the quantum scale, what we do in the present can impact what happens in the past. This is shown through what's known as the quantum delayed choice choice, or quantum eraser experiment.

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    Why are factors associated with consciousness directly intertwined with physical material matter at the quantum scale? What does this mean when it comes to our physical material world in relation to our thoughts, perceptions, feelings and emotions?

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One of the founding fathers of quantum theory, Max Planck, who is often credited with originating quantum theory – a feat that won him the Physics Nobel Prize in 1918 – once stated: “I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as exiting, postulates consciousness.”

Fast forward to today and there are a number of experiments in multiple fields showing that Planck was right. Consciousness is fundamental and it is directly intertwined with what we call physical material matter. 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.

A classic experiment used to examine the role of consciousness and its relationship to matter is the quantum double slit experiment. In this experiment, tiny bits of matter (photons, electrons, or any atomic-sized object) are shot toward a screen that has two slits in it. When there is no measuring device placed at the screen, the tiny bits of matter act as a “wave” and creates an “interference” pattern on the other side where a wall is placed to catch the pattern. Because there was no measuring or observation device used to see what slit the matter went through, we cannot know what path it took. When the pattern on the wall is examined to see what path it took, it represents a wave of possibilities, meaning the matter (particle) went through both slits, and one slit, and interfered with itself, which should be physically impossible. Welcome to the wacky world of quantum physics – anything and everything is possible.

The kicker is, when an observation device is set up to observe what slit the particles go through, the particle then only goes through one, thus collapsing the wave pattern and forming a pattern that is representative of the particle only going through one slit. In other words, the behaviour of the matter changes when we decide to measure  or observe it, the particles act as they are aware they are being watched. 50 percent of the time the particle will go through one slit, and the other 50 percent of the time it will go through the other and form a two slit pattern, just as if they were balls lobbed through one slit or the other.

Observations not only disturb what has to be measured, they produce it…We compel (the electron) to assume a definite position…We ourselves produce the results of the measurement. (M. Mermin, Boojums All the Way Through: Communicating Science ina Prosaic Age (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 1990, referenced by Dr. Dean Radin, From A paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Physics Essays explaining how this experiment has been used multiple times to explore the role of consciousness in shaping the nature of physical reality

If this isn’t already mind-altering enough for you, one physicist, John Archibald Wheeler, pondered what would happen if we don’t interfere with the photons on their way through the slits? What would happen if we didn’t set up a measuring device to observe what slit the matter went through, and instead, what if behind the back wall there were detectors? One detector is focused on each slit, and just before the particle lands on the screen after it has passed through the slit device, the detectors are pulled away. When no one could detect which slit the photon had gone through, there was a wave pattern, but when the detectors were in place, there was no wave pattern. Similar to observing the particles before they went through the slit. No observation produced an interference pattern, and observation formed a one line, one slit pattern.

If they collapse to a state of particles from a wave at the moment of detection, after they have gone past the slit device, this means that even though they went through the slit unobserved and should produce a wave (interference) pattern, the very act of observing, still, instantly transforms them into particles and collapses the wave function.

This begs the question, how could these detectors interfere with something that had already happened? It would mean that what happened in the present changed the past. The very act of detecting the particles after they go through the slit determines how they went through the slit, either as a wave or as particles. How is this possible?

Like the quantum double slit experiment, the delayed choice/quantum eraser has been demonstrated and repeated multiple times. For example, physicists at the Australian National University (ANU) have conducted John Wheeler’s delayed-choice thought experiment, and the findings were recently published in the journal Nature Physics.

In 2007 (Science 315, 966, 2007), scientists in France shot photons into an apparatus and showed that their actions could retroactively change something that had already happened.

“If we attempt to attribute an objective meaning to the quantum state of a single system, curious paradoxes appear: quantum effects mimic not only instantaneous action-at-a-distance, but also, as seen here, influence of future actions on past events, even after these events have been irrevocably recorded.” (source)

To make the experiment easier to understand, Wheeler used a cosmic scale explanation. Imagine a star emitting a photon billions of years ago, heading in the direction of planet Earth. In between, there is a galaxy. As a result of what’s known as “gravitational lensing,” the light will have to bend around the galaxy in order to reach Earth, so it has to take one of two paths, going left or going right. Billions of years later, if one decides to set up an apparatus to “catch” the photon, the resulting pattern would be an interference pattern, as explained above in the double slit experiment. This demonstrates that the photon took one way, and it took the other way. A “wave” of possibilities, but the way it took has not been defined.

One could also choose to “peek” at the incoming photon, setting up a telescope on each side of the galaxy to determine which side the photon passed to reach Earth. The very act of measuring or “watching” which way the photon comes in means it can only come in from one side. The pattern will no longer be an interference pattern representing multiple possibilities, but a single clump pattern showing “one” way.

What does this mean? It means how we choose to measure “now” affects what direction the photon took billions of years ago. Our choice in the present moment affected what had already happened in the past.

Below is a great video of Wheeler explaining.

My mind is blown just writing this article, I can’t stop thinking about it and what it could possibly mean, and how factors associated with consciousness are, in more ways than one, intertwined with what we perceive to be our physical reality. I recently published an article regarding consciousness and how it might be fundamental to the creation of our physical material world. You can read that here if interested.

“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.” ― Nikola Tesla

Why does all of this matter? Because it’s one of multiple experiments showing a strong connection between consciousness and physical matter. What does this mean at the classic physics scale? What does it mean with regards to the way we think, feel, perceive? What does it mean when we are talking about solutions to problems we are facing on our planet? If human consciousness could be so fundamental with regards to the ‘creation of our reality’, why aren’t we talking about it more? What impact would changing the way we look at our world have on the human experience? What would happen if we started to see things in a different light?

We tend to believe in our culture that we are beings where everything in our world is happening to us, as opposed to us being intimately connected to everything in our world. How might that knowing change the nature of our choices?

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Study Finds That Humans Would Be Quite “Upbeat” About The Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life

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As the possibilities of a non-human intellect being present on Earth increase on a daily basis, one critical question must be addressed: How will we deal with it if we make contact? Will we be terrified if we feel threatened? Will we accept it? Will we be able to comprehend it? Or will we dismiss it as just another item to cope with in our increasingly fast-paced world?

Researchers from Arizona State University performed a study to try to find out the answer, and the article is titled “How Will We React to the Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life?”

“If we came face to face with life outside of Earth, we would actually be pretty upbeat about it,” said Arizona State University Assistant Professor of Psychology Michael Varnum.

The pilot study’s articles focused on the 1996 discovery of possibly fossilised extraterrestrial Martian microbes, the 2015 discovery of periodic dimming around Tabby’s Star, thought to indicate the presence of an artificially constructed “Dyson sphere,” and the 2017 discovery of Earth-like exoplanets in a star’s habitable zone.

The pilot study discovered that the language used to depict these events elicited much more positive than negative feelings.

In a second study, the researchers invited over 500 people to write about their potential reactions to the discovery of alien microbial life, as well as humanity’s possible reaction. When considering their individual sentiments as well as those of mankind as a whole, participants’ replies revealed substantially more positive than negative emotions.

“I’d be a little excited about the news,” one participant remarked. “Even if it existed in a rudimentary form, it would be fascinating.”

The scientists discovered evidence of considerably happier than negative emotions in responses to the alleged finding of alien life, and this impact was larger in response to reading about extraterrestrial life than in response to human-made synthetic life.

“This discovery demonstrates that other planets can support life,” one participant stated. “It’s an intriguing and fascinating discovery that might be only the beginning.”

According to Varnum, “taken together, this implies that if we find out we’re not alone, we’ll take the news rather well”

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