John Wheeler demonstrated “the universe is a self-referential ‘strange loop’ in which physics gives rise to observers, then rise to information, which in turn gives rise to physics.” What we find here is something quite similar. We’ll discover that mirror relationships create a strange loop as well. An observation changes the perceiving when we focus upon the lessons, changes the information, changes the relationship, changes the information, changes the evolution, changes the observers, changes the physics.
Within, consciousness is fractal-holographic to the exact same awareness and health and state of mind in our every fiber as the mind is aligned. It is as though the past is healed when we heal an emotional wound in the present. THIS IS TRUE: When a pattern occurs in the present and it is healed, the pattern is healed throughout the past… everywhere.
David Bohm’s interpretation of quantum mechanics, overall worldview, and Special Relativity use what he referred to as the holomovement. Holomovement is “undivided wholeness” in process of becoming by “universal flux” not static oneness. By dynamic wholeness-in-motion, everything moves with an interconnectedness as though separared in space and time and yet is always every thing connected with everything else. Bohm expanded his ideas in his book, Wholeness and the Implicate Order, 1980. He included this in Special Relativity afterwards in 1981.
In this note (post), I include a course for you in holo-mirror, holo-movement. This is VERY POWERFUL work as this video demonstrates:
At 13:41 Gregg presents a graphic with a list of the seven mirrors:
1. Mirror of the Moment
2. Mirror of that which is Judged
3. Mirror of that which is Lost/Given Away/Taken Away
4. Mirror of Most Forgotten Love
5. Mirror of Father/Mother
6. Mirror of Your Quest into Darkness
7. Mirror of Self Perception
— everyone is a mirror —
every important person is an important mirror
— this always applies —
every important person is an important mirror
— everyone is a mirror —
seven mirror patterns
The First Mirror is my presence in the now moment… what we reflect by others in the present… what we radiate in the moment.
The Second Mirror is only very subtlety different but it reflects back to us that which we judge. It is what we have been wounded by and have an emotional charge on. It can be something we have done in the past that we have not forgiven. It is good to discern however that when we condemn another with an emotional charge we are most likely judging ourselves. This mirror is more difficult to understand as most people find it difficult to see the deeply wounded emotions within. We often think we have forgiven people and situations, when in fact they weaved subtlety into the very fabric of our being.
The Third Mirror reflects back to us something we have lost, given away or had taken away. When we see something we love in another it is often something we have lost, given away or that has been stolen within our personal lives. Every relationship is a relationship with the self and often we try to reclaim what we lost, gave away or had taken away as a child. All of which can be reclaimed within self. When we give away our power to another person, we suffer a form of soul loss, without realizing we send out a subtle frequency that others can feel, if they are experiencing the same energy loss, you will attract the same pattern of behavior back to you.
The Fourth Mirror reflects back to us our most forgotten love. This could be a way of life, or a lost or unfinished relationship. Often it is a past life where a wrong conclusion from a prior experience was made. These will recreate themselves over and over and over again until the conclusion is registered in the soul as wisdom. This is the most difficult to come to terms with as we all have made these sort of choices in our life, to leave someone, a place or much loved home, the pain of such a decision will imprint upon the soul or body hologram, once the lesson has been recognized you no longer attract these circumstances to you.
The Fifth Mirror reflects back Father/Mother. It is frequently stated that we marry our father or mother. We may display both healthy and unhealthy patterns we learned as a child. Our father and mother are often like Gods to us and so we will often reflect aspects of our relationship with them onto our partners. We often choose our partners based on our relationship with our parents.
The Sixth Mirror reflects back to us the Quest for Darkness or what is often referred to as a dark night of the soul. This is where we meet our greatest challenges, our greatest fears, and have been gathering the tools from life to confront and deal with. The most important thing to remember is that our soul is giving us the opportunity to grow and evolve, this will help us remove the vibration of victim. If we see these as opportunities for spiritual growth and from a perspective of soul advancement, they do not have to be feared; it is just passing through our life, asking us to seek answers from within rather than relying on others for answers.
The Seventh Mirror reflects back to us our self-perception. Others will perceive and treat us according to how we perceive and treat ourselves. If we are under a low self-esteem and do not accept our wisdom and beauty, others will not acknowledge them. If we are angry, bitter and unloving to others, they in turn will often react in the same way towards us. If we find another perception of ourselves, we alter the world. Maybe it is time to be kind, loving and compassionate with ourselves and others.
Combine mirror work with asking yourself… “Am I playing a role?” If you can recognize that you or the other is playing a role as Victim, Rescuer, or Persecutor, you will be able to accomplish far easier use of the mirror lessons.
This Essene work is tremendously powerful but very subtle.
Pay close attention to the training.
The ancient Essene had a very sophisticated understanding of interpersonal human relationships and the role of emotion in those relationships. It’s the role of emotion that we have carefully sifted out of our Western experience up until very recently. Now, as we go back into these texts, we see that it is emotion that proves the power and, when coupled with logic, true magic and miracles occur.
Qualities that we see in the people around us are directly related to our own traits that attract the mirroring others.
This is my third year beginning at WordPress. To tell you in one sentence what I’ve learned in these past two years at WordPress, I’ll put it this way:
All of creation is to comprehend together that reality is the experience of expanding kindness.
There is no other need for time. We are not humans, planets and stars blowing on a solar wind. We are mind. We are with all that is when we are with being in God’s will. True mind is in His love. This is what is important.
The truth is in our kindness.
I’ve known no greater kindness than contemplating a sense of love with Almighty God.
I’ll share with you a kindness today is that I am worthy of love. You are the worth of my love. My challenge today is to understand that. I pray that God will expand in me today, absolute awareness; His love of you in Him.
I was wondering what I’d most love to share as a kickoff into my third year here. I settled on one of my favorite subjects. I’ve always wanted Einstein to be fun at least and maybe even easy-peezy to understand. So, here is my conclusion for today’s contribution. I hope that this is easy as 15 minutes of your time and as wonderful as a visit with your friend may be.
Einstein’s Relativity: Time Dilation
Einstein: “Any person moving at a constant velocity will observe the same laws of physics that a stationary person observes.”
Since the speed of light is part of the laws of physics, Einstein postulated that all observers will measure the same speed of light regardless of their state of motion. But speed is just a measure of distance moved in a given time and in order to agree on the speed of light different observers might have to disagree about distance and time.
… In 1915 Albert Einstein formulated the theory of general relativity which fundamentally changed our understanding of gravity. He explained gravity as the manifestation of the curvature of space and time. Einstein’s theory predicts that the flow of time is altered by mass. This effect, known as “gravitational time dilation”, causes time to be slowed down near a massive object. It affects everything and everybody; in fact, people working on the ground floor will age slower than their colleagues a floor above, by about 10 nanoseconds in one year. This tiny effect has actually been confirmed in many experiments with very precise clocks. Now, a team of researchers from the University of Vienna, Harvard University and the University of Queensland have discovered that the slowing down of time can explain another perplexing phenomenon: the transition from quantum behavior to our classical, everyday world.
The first thing that I felt when I sat back today to begin here was that I’ve missed you all for most of this year while I was working over at my Facebook page. I don’t use WordPress the same way that I’d begun here. This is now a place for pages that I want to feature and not a place where I post a daily update.
I connected with more than 1500 friends at Facebook during this past year and my work consumes most of my online time. I hope you will drop on by my FB page if you’d like… really.
The idea that conscious awareness can exist after death, generally referred to as the ‘soul’, has been inherent in Eastern and Western religions for thousands of years. In addition to spiritual accounts, innumerable subjective reports of conscious awareness seemingly separated from the subject’s brain and physical body occur in conjunction with so-called near death experiences (NDEs) in patients resuscitated after cardiac arrest (1,2). Such patients describe remarkably consistent phenomenology including a white light, being in a tunnel, serenity, deceased loved ones, life review and, in some cases, floating out of the body (out-of-body experiences – OBEs). Comparable experiences have been reported in various types of meditative and altered states, traumatic psychological events, or seemingly without cause. A Gallup poll estimated some 10 million Americans have reported NDEs/OBEs (3). The drug ketamine, used as a ‘dissociative’ anesthetic, can produce subjective reports of conscious awareness outside the body (4), as can various other psychoactive drugs.
Modern science is unable to explain NDEs/OBEs, and ignores and derides such reports as unscientific folly or hallucination. But modern science can’t explain normal, in-the-brain consciousness. Despite detailed understanding of neuronal firings and synaptic transmissions mediating non-conscious cognitive functions, there is no accounting for conscious awareness, free will or ‘qualia’- the essence of experienced perceptions, like the redness, texture and fragrance of a rose. Philosopher David Chalmers refers to this as the ‘hard problem’ – explaining qualia and the subjective nature of feelings, awareness, and phenomenal experience – our ‘inner life’. Unable to explain consciousness in the brain, it is easy to see why conventional science ignores out-of-body, or after-death consciousness, rejecting even the possibility of their occurrence.
Science can measure brain electrical activity known to correlate with consciousness, for example high frequency synchronized electroencephalography (EEG) in the gamma range (‘gamma synchrony’). Monitors able to measure and process EEG and detect gamma synchrony and other correlates of consciousness have been developed for use during anesthesia to provide an indicator of depth of anesthesia and prevent intra-operative awareness, i.e. to avoid patients being conscious when they are supposed to be anesthetized and unconscious. The ‘BIS’ monitor (Aspect Medical Systems, Newton MA) records and processes frontal electroencephalography (EEG) to produce a digital ‘bispectral index’, or BIS number on a scale of 0 to 100. A BIS number of 0 equals EEG silence, and 100 is the expected value in a fully awake, conscious adult. Between 40 and 60 is recommended by the manufacturer for a level of general anesthesia. The ‘SEDline’ monitor (Hospira, Lake Forest, IL) also records frontal EEG and produces a comparable 0 to 100 index.
In recent years these monitors have been applied outside of anesthesiology, e.g. to dying patients at or near the moment of death, revealing startling end-of-life brain activity.
In a study reported in the Journal of Palliative Medicine, Chawla et al. (5) reported on 7 critically ill patients from whom life support (medications, machine ventilation) was being withdrawn, allowing them to die peacefully. As per protocol, they were monitored with a BIS or SEDline brain monitor. While on life support the patients were neurologically intact but heavily sedated, with BIS or SEDline numbers near 40 or higher. Following withdrawal, the BIS/SEDline generally decreased below 20 after several minutes, at about the time cardiac death occurred. This was marked by lack of measurable arterial blood pressure or functional heartbeat. Then, in all 7 patients’ post-cardiac death, there was a burst of activity as indicated by abrupt rise of the BIS or SEDline to between 60 and (in most cases) 80 or higher. After a period of such activity ranging from one minute to 20 minutes, the activity dropped abruptly to near zero.
In one patient, analysis of raw SEDline data revealed the burst of post-cardiac death brain activity to be apparent gamma synchrony, an indicator of conscious awareness. Chawla et al. raise the possibility that the measured post-cardiac death brain activity might correlate with NDEs/OBEs. Of course the patients died, so we have no confirmation that such experiences occurred.
In another study published in the journal Anesthesia and Analgesia, Auyong et al. (6) describe three brain-injured patients from whom medical and ventilatory support were withdrawn prior to ‘post-cardiac death’ organ donation. These patients were hopelessly brain-damaged, but technically not brain dead. Their families consented to withdrawal of support and organ donation. Such patients are allowed to die ‘naturally’ after withdrawal of support, then quickly taken to surgery for organ donation.
The three patients in the Auyong et al. study prior to withdrawal of support had BIS numbers of 40 or lower, with one near zero. Soon after withdrawal, near the time of cardiac death, the BIS number spiked to approximately 80 in all three cases, and remained there for 30 to 90 seconds. The number then abruptly returned to near zero, followed thereafter by declaration of death and organ donation. Various sources of artifact for the end-of-life brain activity were considered and excluded.
Auyong et al. did not consider the possibility of NDEs correlating with the observed end-of-life brain activity, nor did an extensive editorial accompanying their article (7).
Obviously we can’t say whether end-of-life brain activity is indeed related to NDEs/OBEs, or even possibly the soul leaving the body. Nor do we know how commonly it occurs (10 out of 10 in the two studies cited). Those issues aside, the mystery remains as to how end-of-life activity occurs in brain tissue which is metabolically dead, receiving no blood flow nor oxygen. The BIS and SEDline numbers, indicators of level of awareness, are near zero. Then, a burst of synchronized, coherent bi-frontal brain activity occurs, seemingly gamma synchrony EEG (an indicator of consciousness). As marked by BIS and SEDline numbers near 80, the activity persists for a minute or more. Then it abruptly ceases.
There are proposed explanations for the end-of-life brain activity as non-functional, generalized neuronal depolarization. Chawla et al. suggested excess extracellular potassium causes last gasp neuronal spasms throughout the brain. But that couldn’t account for the global coherence – synchronized, organized. Another suggested cause is calcium-induced neuronal death which could implicate disruption of cytoskeletal microtubules inside neurons as the precipitating factor. But again, how and why the bifrontal coherent synchrony?
Perhaps the end-of-life brain activity IS related to conscious NDEs or even OBEs, but without the ‘Near’, i.e. the patients have the experience and are not revived. White light, tunnel, serenity, deceased loved ones, floating life review. What would that imply?
Some see NDEs/OBEs as metaphysical or spiritual events, manifestations of consciousness, or the soul, leaving the body (8). Skeptics suggest NDEs/OBEs are hallucinations or illusions, manifestations of an ischemic/hypoxic brain (9). But hypoxic/ischemic patients, if conscious, are confused, agitated and don’t form memory.
If end-of-life brain activity does correlate with conscious NDE/OBE phenomenology, we still face the question of how/why conscious activity of any sort is occurring in the nearly dead brain. But here we at least have some logical possibilities based on disparities between energy requirements for consciousness and other brain functions. Neuronal hypoxia and acidosis would disable sodium-potassium ATPase pumps, preventing axonal action potentials, but temporarily sparing lower energy dendritic activity which may correlate more directly with consciousness (10), Another possibility is that consciousness is a low energy quantum process (11), in which case reduced molecular dynamics may limit thermal decoherence, providing a temporal window for enhanced quantum coherent states and a burst of enhanced consciousness. A quantum basis for consciousness also raises the scientific possibility of an afterlife, of an actual soul leaving the body and persisting as entangled fluctuations in quantum spacetime geometry (12).
We can’t as yet say for sure, but end-of-life brain activity could very well represent NDEs/OBEs phenomenology which is remarkably consistent among subjects, generally pleasant and often described as life-changing and helpful. Even skeptics of NDEs as metaphysical, soul-related events contend they convey beneficial effects to survivors (9). They should be valued.
Anesthesiologists or other physicians taking care of such patients face several ethical dilemmas. Following withdrawal of support such patients may exhibit the ‘appearance of suffering’: labored breathing, sweating, grimacing. Whether the patient is actually suffering depends on whether they have any conscious awareness. Given that the BIS and SEDline numbers are low, they probably are not conscious. But we don’t know for sure. Physicians would normally treat such signs with sedative and/or pain-killing drugs. However without ventilatory or medical support, such intervention could be seen as ‘hastening demise’, pushing the patient toward death. The American Society of Anesthesiologists prohibits such interventions, as do hospital protocols for post-cardiac death organ donation. We do not actively push patients toward death.
Now, end-of-life brain activity and the possibility of NDE/OBE phenomenology present another dilemma – how to avoid actions which could conceivably prevent end-of-life brain activity, as that could be seen as also preventing NDEs/OBEs, and perhaps even the soul from leaving the body.
We think the optimal management in end-of-life patients with apparent suffering is to give ketamine which alleviates suffering without hastening demise (ketamine does not generally depress breathing nor cardiovascular function). Moreover ketamine by itself has been suggested to induce NDE-like phenomenology (4), elevate BIS numbers during anesthesia(13), and could preserve or possibly enhance end-of-life brain activity, whatever it actually is.
Based on the possibility that end-of-life brain activity could correspond with NDE/OBE phenomenology, or even the soul leaving the body, end-of-life patients deserve to have it. We want it. Patients and their families should be aware of this when making agonizing decisions about withdrawal of support and organ donation.
End-of-life brain activity just may be a sign of the soul.
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Stuart Hameroff, MD Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology Professor, Anesthesiology and Psychology Director, Center for Consciousness Studies University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona quantumconsciousness.org
Deepak Chopra, MD Endocrinologist Co-Director of Chopra Center for Well Being Carlsbad, CA Author of over 56 books deepakchopra.com
“I used to believe that we must choose between science and reason on one hand, and spirituality on the other, in how we lead our lives. Now I consider this a false choice. We can recover the sense of sacredness, not just in science, but in perhaps every area of life.”
~ Larry Dossey, M.D., Reinventing Medicine
My mission in this blog is to share perspectives on spiritual growth. I find that spiritual growth occurs or we resist it and still spiritual growth occurs. If there is any humility and tenderness in us, there will be spiritual growth that out weighs the ego agenda. The ego only seems to be capable to prevent us from realizing the potential of a spirit-filled mind and body. I gave up wrestling with the ego to exterminate it. I wrestle now with the ego just to test my strength of conviction, my humility and to sharpen in me awareness and my resolve to be of service to others.
Of course, when I want to best my growth, I turn to God. Prayer is one daily activity that keeps me up with growth of awareness of the loving grace and presence of God in my life.
Today, I’m exploring with prayer, the tried and tested of prayer.
The Science of Prayer
How Is Prayer Scientific?
Larry Dossey: “Prayers work because of love!”
Larry’s studies often involve work with practitioners and their patients. He reports:
“We can call it compassion or deep caring. Old physicians in our culture used to call it bed side manner; that captured love, compassion, devotion, but if you take away love, or really deep connected-ness, between the healer and the patient, these studies don’t work very well.”
In part two, Larry talks about his specific life lessons and pioneering research. One thing that I want to point out is that he says that your prayer after the fact is just as powerful as prayer before the fact.
In the final, part three, its the short wrap up that got cut.
I am discovering amazing healing information since connections in June at Facebook. I had avoided Facebook for several years. However, you might have noticed I was less active at this blog a bit at a time. Now, I am returning here with a lot of new ideas and understanding. You know it will be about healing and serenity — that is sure.
I will be here less than I had been. I hope to begin writing more again and there is much still to learn from hundreds of research articles that are piling up in my bookmarks. I love all of my good wordpress friends.
I am in a great light and this is a good place to be; I am stronger and happier, and serenity is sweet. I will be researching more though and posting less it may seem — here at wordpress. Certainly, I will make every effort to visit all of your blogs and share comments as much as I can.
I made some wonderful discoveries that I want to write about. 2014 is a good year for me.
So – let’s look at human energy and light today – biontology precisely:
Similar to magnetic induction in metal wires, the human electromagnetic field can be felt and can influence other people. From your experience, do some people create a feeling within you when you are close to them?
When close to some people, you may feel as if your body and mind becomes more energised, more hopeful and optimistic.
When close to other people, you may feel as if your energy drains away, a depressing or lazy feeling.
Scientific studies have shown that our bodies emit a faint glowing light that regulates our biochemical processes. Human beings, like every life form, each have a unique energy signature and light. When signals from another origin may disturb the integrity of light, symptoms may appear. Disruptive signals may for example originate from bacteria, vaccinations, cell phone radiation, trauma or bad relationships.
Biophoton Therapy has proven to significantly benefit people with a wide range of conditions: Allergies & Asthma, Anxiety / Depression, Blood Pressure, Cardiovascular, Chronic Fatigue, Crohn’s Disease, Disorders Migraines, Dyslexia, EMF disturbances, Environmental Illnesses Gallstones, Glaucoma, Hashimotos, Herpes, Hormonal Imbalances, Immune System, Lyme Disease, MS, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Nose / Throat Polyps, Prostate Problems, Shingles, Sports Injuries, Thyroid imbalances.
In this illuminating interview, Johan Boswinkel explains the theory of Biontology and how this faint light can be used to detect illness and support a healthy body. Johan Boswinkel, Johan has been working with biophotons since 1982. He, together with Dr. Schwab of Schwab Technologies, Germany, co-engineered the Chiren measuring instrument.
This program, I promise is extraordinary:
The Institute of Applied Biophoton Sciences is based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Johan Boswinkel who has been working with biophotons since 1982 founded the Academy in The Netherlands as part of the Health Angel Foundation. Boswinkel: “If all the information required to control the body’s biochemical processes is in the light that the body emits, and if disturbances in that light disrupt biochemical processes and cause disease — as Popp [German biophysicist Fritz-Albert Popp] claimed — then it must be possible to ‘examine’ the light and remove the disease. Then you return the ‘repaired’ light to the body. If it works, it will have enormous consequences for everything.” In time, Boswinkel developed a device that uses fiber-optic technology to conduct biophotons to and from the body, continually improving the quality of the light through its biofeedback system.
I always have criticized the excessive trend of specialization at the expense of losing the forest by the trees, big, well known scientist are not the exception to the rule not even figures like Professor Stephen Hawking English Theoretical Physicist, and Cosmologist in the sense of Astronomer, since we have to point out there is other definitions that apply to Cosmology (Cosmogony). In his most recent book “The Grand Design” he declared:
“Philosophy is dead.”
A sort of Nietzsche paraphrasing of: “God is dead.”
Mr. Hawking alleges that Philosophy has not kept with modern developments in Science, particularly Physics. Therefore Scientist are the: “Torch bearers” of discovery.
Then he got to expound on the M Theory, basically in the simplest words possible he explains that ours is not the only…
Marianne Williamson dives into some of the world’s greatest challenges and the concept of how our global society is experiencing a global mutation. The points she makes will motivate you to think of what we can do—and think—as a collective unit, to overcome society’s challenges, heal our spiritual malignancies, and thrive through this global shift.
A human being is not a “single” living entity, we are actually a community of upwards of fifty trillion sentient cellular citizens. In truth, we are “skin-covered” Petri dishes containing trillions of cells. The culture medium in our bodies is the blood. Consequently, the fate of our body’s cells is influenced by the composition of our blood in the same manner that the fate of cultured stem cells are influenced by changing the chemistry of the culture environment (Note: Yes, the above has already been stated in other posts in the biology of belief blog).
The big question then amounts to, “What controls the chemistry of our blood, which in turn influences the fate of our health and biology?” As mentioned above, the trillions of cells comprising our bodies are organized into a massive community, within which cells take on specialized functions to support the life of the community. Some…
The practice of living consciously is the first pillar of self-esteem.
Look at the area where your life is working least satisfactorily. Self-esteem may increase in direct correlation to professionalism. That is, your ability to represent yourself appropriately, perform on the job and be a person with whom others can relate, is an indication of success in whatever you choose to do.
Upon honest self-examination, notice that you tend to be more conscious in some areas of our life than in others. According to Nathaniel Brandon, author of The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem, “What determines the level of self-esteem is what the individual does.”
Branden continues by saying: “A ‘practice’ implies a discipline of acting in a certain way over and over again—consistently. It is not action by fits and starts, or even an appropriate response to a crisis. Rather, it is a way of operating day by day, in big issues and small, a way of behaving that is also a way of being.”
For improving self, try using a sentence stem like “Living consciously to me means…” and create 6-10 completions of that sentence.
The most widely accepted definition is that ofNathaniel Branden, who defines healthy self-esteem as “the disposition to experience oneself as competent to cope with life’s challenges and being worthy of happiness.” (1994) This definition implies not only being worthy of respect, but also as having the basic skills and competencies required to be successful in life. Studies show that people with low self-esteem have more poorly defined self-concepts (Baumeister, 1993). Also, we must like, respect, and love ourselves before we can maintain loving kindness for others or respect for property.
1. The Practice of Living Consciously 2. The Practice of Self-Acceptance 3. The Practice of Self-Responsibility 4. The Practice of Self-Assertiveness 5. The Practice of Living Purposefully 6. The Practice of Personal Integrity
What are memes? Why do we Internet? What is enlightenment? Is honesty relevant to evolution? What is openness really? Is willingness available like a virus of sorts to alter our genes and expand our awareness? What is learning? Is there divine knowledge en-coded into every atom?
EVOLUTION: THE MIND’S BIG BANG
NOVA – Discovery/Science/History (documentary)
A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena with a mimicked theme. Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate, and respond to selective pressures.
Graham, Gordon (2002),
Genes: a philosophical inquiry, New York: Routledge, p. 196,
Albert Einstein had a powerful internal motivation to explain how the universe and the quantum particles of our physical objects form. He wasn’t able to put this into mathematical expression. However, his contributions still amaze us. This post came together because although I didn’t want to take much time at first with it — when I received a comment and more interest than I’d expected, I decided to put more work into it. I do things like this sometimes with posts… it isn’t word-pressing of the normal sort but these articles really are mostly for me and those closest to me — I share here for reasons additional to public blogging.
I think (speculate) that Einstein “knew” that equations that he presented were from a greater consciousness than he alone; the inside workings of his fascination with reality that this inner vision, uniquely his to share, was from the source of his nature, to become a science for all of us in our shared reality. Perception then was as important to him as it is becoming in this modern age of exploring an inner shift and a great awakening. What sense we have in three dimensional reality is as difficult for us to understand as was a grand-unified theory for Einstein to explain.
I believe we are to pick up where Einstein left of — us all, together, coming to agreement that the outer reality is a mirror of sorts that, established here, in space-time as in a sense limiting us to the outer five senses while internally we have perhaps many softer, greater sixth senses.
I do my best to advance my own progress with these posts, while at the same time, making progress to advance understanding of our space-time universe. So, here I keep coming back to my initial inspirations with Einstein. While he is not the only scientist that I admire as deeply, his work is where I can be safely with this challenge to balance my inner knowing to what we perceive in our shared universe.
1905 was Albert Einstein’s year. While working as a patent clerk in Bern, Switzerland, Einstein submitted a supplement to his special theory of relativity of earlier that year. In it he derived the most famous equation of all time; E=MC²; energy is equal to mass multiplied by the speed of light squared.
The equation showed that mass and energy were related and that one could, in theory, be transformed into the other. But because the speed of light squared is such a huge number, it meant that even a small amount of mass could potentially be converted into a huge amount of energy.
Einstein – Birth Of God’s Equation (E=MC²)
Beginning in early disillusionment with religion, and developing an intense fascination with geometry, Einstein’s “theory of knowledge” moved him past the foundations of Newtonian physics to a development of his own theories of relativity, and later to opposition of some assumptions of quantum theory.
Einstein’s great original contribution to quantum theory (1905) was just the recognition of how physical phenomena like the photo-effect may depend directly on individual quantum effects. He demonstrated step-by-step the conclusion that any radiation process involves the emission or absorption of individual light quanta or “photons” with energy and momentum (it was of great interest for me to review how human vision works).
E = hf and P = hs
h is Planck’s constant, while f and s are the number of vibrations per unit time and the number of waves per unit length
In 1909, Albert Einstein became associate professor of theoretical physics at Zurich, in 1911 professor of theoretical physics at the German University in Prague and then returned to the Institute of Technology in Zurich the following year. In 1914, he was appointed director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Physics in Berlin. He became a German citizen in the same year. In 1916 he published his theory of general relativity.
“When I was a fairly precocious young man I became thoroughly impressed with the futility of hopes and striving that chase most men restlessly through life. Moreover, I soon discovered the cruelty of that chase, which in those years was much more carefully covered up by hypocrisy and glittering words than is the case today. . . . As the first way out there was religion, which is implanted into every child by way of the traditional education machine. Thus I came, though the child of entirely irreligious (Jewish) parents, to a deep religiousness, which, however, reached an abrupt end at the age of twelve.”
Albert Einstein built up his theory of gravity, general relativity, through a series of ‘thought experiments’ and mathematical proofs. In 1915 he showed that gravity is caused by objects with mass such as planets and stars warping space-time. For example, the Earth is caught in the curve in space-time caused by the Sun, and the Moon is caught in a warp created by the Earth.
Similarly light is bent when it passes massive objects like galaxies (it was of great interest for me to review how our human brain works to assemble an inner awareness of the outer physical universe that we can perceive by this both to limit our perceptions and also allow altering these internally — thus the benefits of changing how I perceive reality by seeking internally the humility of staying with my inner sense of confusions and upsets became essential to me).
Einstein’s theory has important astrophysical implications. For example, it implies the existence of black holes—regions of space in which space and time are distorted in such a way that nothing, not even light, can escape—as an end-state for massive stars.
There is ample evidence that the intense radiation emitted by certain kinds of astronomical objects is due to black holes; for example, micro-quasars and active galactic nuclei result from the presence of stellar black holes and black holes of a much more massive type, respectively.
The bending of light by gravity can lead to the phenomenon of gravitational lensing, in which multiple images of the same distant astronomical object are visible in the sky.
General relativity also predicts the existence of gravitational waves, which have since been observed indirectly; a direct measurement is the aim of projects such as LIGO and NASA/ESA Laser Interferometer Space Antenna and various pulsar timing arrays. In addition, general relativity is the basis of current cosmological models of a consistently expanding universe.
Einstein received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect and his work in the field of theoretical physics.
Einstein’s Theory Of Relativity
A really rare documentary about Einstein’s Theory of Relativity that changed our perception of reality and the workings of the Universe.
Time Since Einstein
Albert Einstein shattered previous ideas about time, but left many pivotal questions unanswered: Does time have a beginning? An end? Why does it move in only one direction? Is it real, or something our minds impose on reality? Journalist John Hockenberry leads a distinguished panel, including renowned physicist Sir Roger Penrose and prominent philosopher David Albert, as they explore the nature of time.
To date, one of biology’s greatest achievements, mapping the human genome, is only just beginning to translate into medical advances. But in 2014 there will likely be more headlines about another type of study in genetics that is already impacting everyone.
We are referring to a different aspect of our genome, which radically revises a model that is decades old, dating back as far as the original discovery of DNA. In the original model, the effects of our genes were considered to be fixed and unchanging, controlling every aspect of our physical makeup, behavior, and susceptibility to disease. Not just eye color, height, and other physical characteristics were predetermined by inherited genes, but perhaps all kinds of behaviors, from criminality to belief in God.
The new model, however, portrays a more fluid, dynamic genome that responds quickly, even instantly, to all that we experience, including how you think, feel, speak, and act. Every day brings new evidence that the mind-body connection reaches right down to the activities of our genes. How this activity changes in response to our life experiences is referred to as “epigenetics.” Regardless of the nature of the genes we inherit from our parents, dynamic change at this level allows us almost unlimited influence on our fate.
Theories of evolution and genetics have long taught that genetic mutation is entirely random. However, genetics has been gradually stepping into a new era of “self-directed biological transformation,” a mouthful perhaps, but with great significance in each word:
Self-Directed: Voluntary activity in your thoughts, feelings, habits, and desires. This is the realm of personal choice
Biological: Effects at every level of the mind-body system, including reactions by your genetic material
Transformation: Major shifts in cellular activity leading to physiological changes
This means that control is being given back to each person; we are no longer seen as puppets of our DNA. The human genome is set to be the stage for future evolution that we ourselves direct, making choice an integral part of genetics. This is in stark contrast to the “biology as destiny” view where genes override choice. Unless decisions, lifestyle, environment, and personal preferences are included, a full picture of the mysteries of our DNA cannot be attained.
The speed and extent of change at the genetic level would astonish researchers even a few years ago. Yoga and meditation, for example, can trigger almost immediate responses in genetic activity. Exercise, a balanced diet, good sleep, and stress reduction—all well-known for improving bodily function—exert beneficial effects via our genes. So the next frontier will be to discover how deep and lasting such changes are, how much control we have over them individually, and how they can be passed on to future generations through so-called “soft inheritance,” in which the parents’ life experiences and behavior directly influence the genome of their offspring (transmitted via the epigenome, which controls how the activities of our genes are turned up and down).
How Genes Deliver Results
Genes don’t simply switch on and off but work on a sliding scale, more like a rheostat. In addition, genes communicate fluidly, so that the old view, where a single gene determined a single characteristic, like eye color, must be revised. There are some genetically determined characteristics that require only a single gene, but they are relatively rare. The vast number of genetic influences are created by a dance or symphony of genes delivering dynamic input to the whole system.
Between any two persons’ genomes there are an average of three million differences or mutations. The implications for medicine are major. Only 5% or less of disease-related mutations are fully penetrant, i.e., guaranteeing a disease when inherited. For the remaining 95%, other genes, lifestyle, and environmental influences also determine disease risk.
The Emergence of Self-Directed Biology
The mind and emotions directly affect gene activity, and since the mind is the source of a person’s lifestyle and behavior, it directs one’s biological transformations. Self-awareness holds the key to this process of self-transformation. Consciousness is invisibly reaching into the biochemistry of every moment of life. In your body, as in every cell, regulation is holistic, self-generated, self-organizing, and self-directed in concert with consciousness.
Darwin didn’t know about epigenetics and “soft inheritance.” Otherwise, he may have written a very different treatise, in which evolution wouldn’t solely result from random gene mutations. Self-directed evolution is the emerging paradigm.
As emphasized in our recent book, Super Brain, we believe there is also a better approach to understanding the brain. Your neural networks are being reshaped with every thought, feeling word, and act. This process is intimately tied to genetic activity. Today you will casually perform some very mysterious actions: As an aware being you will imbue your desires with intention (“I’ll have the tuna salad”), direct your attention to specific objects and aspects of the world (“Just look at that sunset!”), and experience the shifting landscape of your inner world (“This movie is boring”) as you navigate the terrain of your mind.
However, no research has been able to define the scientific basis of these actions. There is no explanation for how the firing of action potentials in trillions of synapses made by billions of nerve cells actually produces an experience.
This is a perfect example of how the map isn’t the territory. The wiring of your brain is ever-changing, depending on your thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and habits. Many millions of dollars are being spent on the connectome, a complete mapping of the brain. But this will not explain how genes and neural circuits work together to bring us consciousness.
Brain and genome maps must be aligned with the fullness of human experience, since what you think, say, and do today shapes your genetic future. Nothing less than the equivalent of a “consciousome project” will suffice to serve this loftiest of scientific endeavors.
It is as though you have an eye
That sees all forms
But does not see itself. . This is how your mind is. .
Its light penetrates everywhere And engulfs everything, So why does it not know itself?
However deep your
Knowledge of the scriptures,
It is no more than a strand of hair
In the vastness of space; .
However important appears
Your worldly experience,
It is but a drop of water in a deep ravine.
“Resist not evil” is one of Jesus’ greatest teachings.
Genuine acceptance of this teaching to balance our global consciousness requires evolving a consciousness of a fairly large representation of humans — that each selects to practice the compassion necessary to love in spite of negativity. We commit to acceptance of any negativity, inside and out, to turn this over to love — in other words we begin to do our best to be unconditionally compassionate and loving — actually caring as best we can to be our best and see the ego no longer as at all attractive and capable. God’s will we know is love… and in practice, by surrender, we do our best to be love too. Each of us that arrives in the higher vibrations of love is feeding dozens… and so, the kingdom of God begins in one heart and God’s light shines forth to give His strength to others.
If you have some time, just contemplate God’s love. Just take a few minutes and allow His love to shine from your heart. Take that inner peace to school, to work, and back home with you. Watch what happens as this is a practice over time, in a week, a month, and in a year. If we allow Him, the kingdom of God is manifest through our loving hearts.
Consciousness and Healing: Integral Approaches to Mind-Body Medicine, 1e: Marilyn Schlitz PhD, Tina Amorok, Marc S. Micozzi MD PhD, IONS: 9780443068003: Amazon.com: Books
description This collection of essays on integral medicine, consciousness, and healing integrates mainstream medical knowledge with recent developments in the emerging areas of frontier sciences and insights from alternative healing perspectives. It promotes a model of healing in which personal relationships, emotions, meaning, and belief systems are viewed as fundamental points of connection between body, mind, spirit, society, and nature. Integral medicine embraces the recognition that human beings possess emotional, spiritual, and relational dimensions that are essential in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the cultivation of wellness.
Readers learn from the leaders in the emerging field of integral medicine and consciousness research, from the most well known (Deepak Chopra), to the frontline policy makers (James Gordon-one of the heads of the White House Commission on Conventional and Complementary and Alternative Medicine). Readers also gain insights from health professionals who have experienced healing within themselves and witnessed remarkable healing in their patients.
We hear from other medical professionals (through the essays and the interviews on the accompanying DVD) who approach medicine from an array of cultural perspectives, and can attest to this multicultural, interdisciplinary, and participatory healing system in action. Consciousness and Healing contains 47 essays in the book plus 9 bonus essays read aloud on the DVD. Essays are short and in language suited to an audience of both lay and professional readers, with extensive references on the DVD to original scientific studies for those interested in further exploration. Marilyn Schlitz narrates the video, introducing the topics and defining terms that are discussed throughout the interviews. Topics discussed by the interviewees include: The Big Story in Healthcare, The Mystery of Healing, and The Search for a New Healing Model.
Interviewees include the following medical field experts: Mitchell Krucoff, MD (cardiologist and medical researcher at Duke University Medical School), Larry Dossey, MD (doctor of internal medicine and book contributor), Marie Mulligan, MD (family practitioner), John Astin, PhD (medical researcher at California Pacific Medical Center and book contributor), Tom Janisse, MD (director of physician’s health and senior manager with Kaiser Permanente and book contributor), Loretta Ortiz y Pino, MD (pediatrician in private practice), Paul Choi (fourth year medical student at Stanford University and a voice of the next generation in health care), Stanley Krippner, PhD (a leading authority in the study of healing at the Saybrook Institute and book contributor), and Nancy Maryboy, PhD (Navajo cosmologist and book contributor).
Consciousness and Healing: Integral Approaches to Mind-Body Medicine
Table of Content
Foreword: The Integral Vision of Healing — Ken Wilber
Preface: The Integral Impulse: A New Perspective for Medicine — Marilyn Schlitz
I: Defining Integral Medicine
Section 1 begins by introducing the implications of an integral perspective for medicine. In order for the transformation to an integral approach to medicine to take place, a full system shift is needed. Section 1 essays detail the needs of this transformation.
Towards a Post-Modern Integral Medicine — Elliott Dacher
An Integral Approach to Medicine — John Astin and Alexander W. Astin.
From Integrative to Integral Medicine: A Leap of Faith — William Benda
II: Mapping the Healing System
Section 2 explores the nature of the healing system through the review of recent developments in mind-body medicine. The subfields in this section (new perspectives on the body, a re-visioning of illness, and honoring the spectrum of life) are not well-known within modern medicine, but the contributors present a valid argument for their place in medicine.
Mind and Mindlessness in Mind-Body Research — Harris Dienstfrey
The Psychosomatic Network: Foundations of Mind-Body Medicine — Candace Pert, Henry Dreher, and Michael R. Ruff
Psychological Aspects of Mind-Body Medicine: Promises and Pitfalls from Research with Cancer Patients — Stephanie Simonton-Atchley and Allen C. Sherman
New Perspectives on the Body
Meaning and the History of the Body: Toward a Postmodern Medicine — David Michael Levin
Breathing, Moving, Sensing, and Feeling: Somatics and Integral Medicine — Don Hanlon Johnson
Transformational Surgery: Symbol, Ritual and Initiation in Contemporary Cosmetic Surgery — Loren Eskenazi
Healing and Transformation Through Expressive Arts: Dance as Integral Therapy and as a Healing Force — Anna Halprin and Michael Samuels
What Does Illness Mean? — Larry Dossey
Living with Cancer: From Victim to Victor, The Integration of Mind, Body and Spirit — Caryle Hirshberg
Our Evolving Views of Health and Illness: What Does it All Mean? — Richard B. Miles
Honoring the Spectrum of Life
The Conflict of Biological & Cultural Imperatives — Joseph Chilton Pearce
Aging with Awareness — Ron Valle & Mary Mohs
Timeless Mind, Ageless Body — Deepak Chopra
An Integral Approach to the End of Life — Karen Wyatt
Consciousness Beyond Death — Marilyn Schlitz
III: Healing: A Move Toward Wholeness
Section 3 presents more markers for the expanding role of consciousness in healing and embraces other dimensions of the healing system, including religion and spirituality. The essays in this section reveal the epidemiological data that better health is correlated with religious participation. In society, there is increasing interest in the influence of prayer on healing, both at bedside and intercessory prayer at a distance.
Psychology’s Movement Toward Wholeness
Integral Psychology: Psychology of the Whole Human Being — Bahman Shirazi
Psychology of the Future: Lessons from Modern Consciousness Research — Stanislav Grof
Transpersonal Images: Implications for Health — William Braud
Spirituality, Religion & Healing
Etiology Recapitulates Ontology: Reflections on Restoring the Spiritual Dimension to Models of the Determinants of Health — Jeff Levin
The Practices of Essential Spirituality — Roger Walsh
Opening Your Heart: Anatomically, Emotionally, Spiritually — Dean Ornish
The Return of Prayer — Larry Dossey
A Prolegomenon to an Epidemiology of Love: Theory, Measurement, and Health Outcomes — Jeff Levin
The Art and Science of Forgiveness — Frederic Luskin
Gratefulness — Brother David Steindl-Rast
The Contemplative Mind in Society — Jon Kabat-Zinn
IV: Honoring Multiple Ways of Knowing
Section 4 focuses on the multiple ways of knowing that are involved in an integral approach to healing. With the increasing popularity of alternative medicine in the United States, biomedicine is being forced to view health and healing within broader cultural contexts. These essays examine the assumptions in the medical field about health and healing and the role of worldviews in shaping healing experiences.
The Implications of Alternative and Complementary Medicine for Science and the Scientific Process– Marilyn Schlitz and Willis Harman
The Technologies of Shamanic States of Consciousness — Stanley Krippner
Multiple Ways of Knowing — Frances Vaughan
Integrating the Wisdom of the World’s Healing Systems
Restoration of Dynamic Balance: Traditional Ways of Healing Expressed through Navajo Consciousness — Nancy C. Maryboy and David Begay
The Spiritual Heart of Tibetan Medicine: Its Contributions to the Modern World — Sogyal Rinpoche
Changing Perspectives on Healing Energy in Traditional Chinese Medicine — Garret Yount, Yifang Qian, and Honglin Zhang
V: Envisioning a New Story for Health & Healing
Section 5 reviews the challenges facing Western medicine: economic factors, an increasing burden of chronic illness, higher levels of physician and patient dissatisfaction, and environmental and social ills. The essays in this section call for a shift in individual and collective consciousness: one that leads to a more expanded, humanistic, ecological, and life affirming model for ourselves and future generations.
Transformations of Medicine
Recapturing the Soul of Medicine — Rachel Naomi Remen
Through Conventional Medicine to Integral Medicine: Challenges and Promises — Tom Janisse
Transformation of the Healer: The Application of Ken Wilber’s Integral Model to Family Practice Medicine — Larry George
Metaphysics of Virtual Caring Communities — Jean Watson
Socio-Political Transformations of Integral Medicine
The White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy and the Future of Healthcare — James S. Gordon
Sociopolitical Challenges of Integral Medicine — Sumedha Khanna
Healthy Earth-Healthy Human
The Ecozoic Era — Brian Swimme and Thomas Berry
Living in the Earth: Ecopsychology, Health and Psychotherapy — Sarah Conn
Surviving the Great Dying — Michael Lerner
Healing through Collective Consciousness: The Therapeutic Nature of the Human/Animal Bond — William Benda and Rondi Lightmark
Social Healing: Herald of a Shift in Human Consciousness — James O’Dea
What is at rest is easily managed.What is not yet manifest is easy to prevent.What is rooted is easy to nourish.What is brittle is easy to break.What is small is easy to scatter.
Put things into order before they exist.Prevent trouble before it arises.The giant pine tree grows from a tiny seedling.A tower nine stories high starts with a single brick.A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Rushing into action, you fail.Trying to grasp things, you lose them.By forcing a project to completion,you ruin what was almost ripe.People usually fail when they are on the verge of success.So give as much care at the end as at the beginning,and there will be no failure.
The Master takes actionby letting things take their course.He does not collect precious things;he learns not to hold onto ideas.He helps people find their true naturebut does not venture to lead them by the nose.
“Cosmic Consciousness in the Real Universe” Nancy Ellen Abrams
Is there such a thing as higher consciousness?
For a small part of the global population, this is a spiritual reality. Most people consider this a hypothetical. However, every spiritual tradition asserts that there is a reality which can be sought through transcending – going beyond – the five senses.
So, while for the majority, issues related to consciousness in general and human mental processes in particular, remain a most difficult problem, let’s focus on progress. In science, quantum theory, unlike classical physics, assigns a fundamental role to the act of observation.
To discover a cosmic consciousness, such as its characteristics and whether it plays an active role in the universe, requires progress through hopeful developments of quantum theory, biology, neuroscience and philosophy of mind.
Developments in quantum theory to unify physical processes open profoundly a new vision of the cosmos, where observer, observed, and the act of observation are interrelating – a science of wholeness – going beyond purely physical emphasis of science. Interconnection of everything is evident in quantum universe non-local interaction. The very large and the very small are also interconnected.
Consciousness and matter are not fundamentally distinct. There are complementary aspects of one reality, embracing the micro and macro worlds. This is the challenge for modern science and faith – to unify toward discovery of interconnections. Mindful acts of observation play a crucial role at every level. Elementary particles themselves form a wave of potentialities or possibilities rather than one of thing or fact. Quantum theory then is not about the nature of reality. Reality shifts according to the observer’s conscious intent. Reality encompasses the observer’s free choices and nature’s “choices” as to discovering actual outcomes.
See also: Cosmic Consciousness by Richard Maurice Bucke  In 1872, while in London, Bucke had the most important experience of his life — a fleeting mystical experience that he said consisted of a few moments of cosmic consciousness. He later described the characteristics and effects of the faculty of experiencing this type of consciousness as:
……….> its sudden appearance ……….> a subjective experience of light (“inner light”) ……….> moral elevation ……….> intellectual illumination ……….> a sense of immortality ……….> loss of a fear of death ……….> loss of a sense of sin
NOTE: The Tao Te Ching is not a religious study. Unlike Taoism, Zen is philosophical. However, Zen philosophies were greatly influenced by Taoists. Zen is the Chinese Taoist philosophy with its central image of “yin and yang” which are Tao.
How is it that there are infinities? Since discovery of fractal geometry, infinities are everywhere. The term “fractal” was first used by mathematician Benoît Mandelbrot in 1975. A fractal is a natural phenomenon or a mathematical set that exhibits a repeating pattern that displays at every scale. If the replication is exactly the same at every scale, it is called a self-similar pattern. As mathematical equations, fractals are usually nowhere differentiable. The mathematical roots of the idea of fractals have been traced throughout the years as a formal path of published works, starting in the 17th century with notions of recursion. The word comes fro the Latin frāctus meaning “broken” or “fractured” and fractals are not limited to geometric patterns, but can also describe processes in time. Fractal patterns are found in structures and sounds, in nature, and technology.
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.”
~ Albert Einstein
Fractals: The Colors of Infinity Arthur C. Clark
Video Description Arthur C. Clarke presents this unusual documentary on the mathematical discovery of the Mandelbrot Set (M-Set) in the visually spectacular world of fractal geometry.
This show relates the science of the M-Set to nature in a way that seems to identify the hand of God in the design of the universe itself. Dr. Mandelbrot in 1980 discovered the infinitely complex geometrical shape called the Mandelbrot Set using a very simple equation with computers and graphics.
The Mandelbrot set – someone has called it the thumb-print of God – is one of the most beautiful and remarkable discoveries in the entire history of mathematics.
With Arthur C. Clarke as narrator and interviews with a number of notable mathematicians, including Benoît Mandelbrot, this program graphically illustrates how simple formulas can lead to complicated results: it explains the set, what it means, its internal consistency, and the revolutions in thought resulting from its discovery. Asked if the real universe goes on forever, Stephen Hawking defines its limit of smallness; the Mandelbrot set, on the other hand, may go on forever.
The invention of the silicon chip in the 1970′s created a revolution in computers and communication and hence transformed our way of life. We are now seeing another revolution which is going to change our view of the universe and give us a better understanding of its’ working.
The film explores the fractal universe helped by: Professor Ian Stewart of the Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick, an author of over 100 published scientific works; Dr. Michael Barnsley, former professor of mathematics at Georgia Institute of Technology who received a 2.5 million dollar government grant in 1991 to develop a fractal image compression systems.
Fractals: The Colors of Infinity A 1995 Television Movie
The film celebrates the discovery of the Mandelbrot Set – one of the most profound and remarkable events in the history of mathematics. The programme explores the revolutionary world of Fractal Geometry – its far-reaching and often unexpected implications – its powerful and revolutionary applications.
Director: Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon Writers: Arthur C. Clarke, Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon
Nassim Haramein precisely predicted the radius of the proton. Later, his work was confirmed by the Swiss proton accelerator experiment in 2013. This was so extremely precise a prediction because as Haramein thereby proves, we must utilize the measurement units known as Planck units. Haramein was able to demonstrate that cosmological gravitation and the source of the strong force stems from this underlying Planck field of electromagnetic fluctuations.
The implications of this discovery are toward eventual confirmation that we live in a “Connected Universe” and that by a better understanding of the forces of nature, these new physics will lead us to the possibility of gravitational control, almost infinite amounts of energy extraction from space, and even probably towards matter creation technology.
How may we overcome the illusion of separateness
from each other
from “other countries”
from the universe?
Take a few deep breaths… and be of good cheer.
Spontaneous Evolution Our Fractal Nature
Separateness from God-source is on our cells credit: Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D.
Although fractal geometry was theorized at the beginning of the 20th century, it was not until the development of the super computer that we have been able to see the full implications of fractals. Bruce Lipton, cellular biologist, explains here, our fractal nature of the universe and how it applies to our biology… mutations are not mistakes and the evolution is not entirely random. Mutation comes about by changes — by choices made at the cellular level. Lipton explains that because of fractal geometry, we can see that the evolution of humanity is a fractal projection that is tied directly into the evolution of the earth, and the universe.
I watched cichlid family fish evolution in a documentary and the process is explored and reported in many places including here and here. The cichlid caught by scientists in the act of splitting into two distinct species were in Lake Victoria.
In this video, Lipton explains how each cell has a backbone and the shape is determined by the distribution of positive and negative charges. Proteins can move by changing the charges. They respond to signals from the environment such as energy fields that cause constructive or destructive interference. Such signals cause the backbone to change. A specific stimulus binds to the cell membrane at a specific receptor. When the right signal is present, they work. When the wrong signal is present, they might not work or they might move away. The skin of the cell is the brain of the cell or the mem-brane.
The skin, membrane, is two rows of molecules, mirror image to each other — crystal, but movable. The outside, polar heads are water loving, and the interior, the legs are oil loving lipids. Much like a butter sandwich; neither water nor oil objects would easily move through. However, the membrane also has integral membrane proteins. These proteins have antennae which are tuned to specific items. These proteins are able to perceive and respond to changes in their environment, similar to how we perceive environmental change and then adjust.
The work that Lipton is promoting here, in the video (don’t go by what I write please) is revealing even of how we, as humans may be separate from our source — following from our cellular disconnection right through into any conscious thoughts — it being then necessary to consciously direct the body to be mindful of divinity — or surely we may forget this importance. The receptors on each and every cell that make us individuals are what maintain us separate from our source. Thus, the ancient wisdom that teaches that we must look inward for the stillness of source rather than draw upon experiences and previous perceptions is quite wise – isn’t it… so, as it turns out, biology is poised to discover that each and every cell membrane is what is preventing us from direct contact with the origin of true-self. The dream of separate reality continues in the meantime. Now, you probably know, I am always right back to my central theme of this blog – inner peace, stillness and serenity through ceaseless prayer and meditation is key to living more and more completely God’s will and to accepting the grace of God that is always available.
The video was originally released in eight parts, here is the entire talk:
A premise that genetic mutations are random is an error. Darwin’s idea that nature selects the strongest does not hold true. Mutations usually detract from the viability of an organism. Nature eliminates the weakest mutations and doesn’t really care about the strongest. Genetic determinism went in the wrong direction. Our health is determined by perceptions, not by genetics. In the ground breaking work introduced here, Dr. Lipton demonstrated that a cell is able to perceive and respond to perceptions at its level — individually, each cell morphing in time according to its perceptions.
I always wanted to create art works that incorporate random sorts of forms like clouds for example. For most times, I was unable to do so though. This strange urge always was in the back of my mind though. Recently, I became interested in fractals because my interest in the workings of our universe led me this way. So, today, I want to share some of the basics of fractals, complex patterns and the new geometry that is necessary for physics, cosmology, biology, neuroscience, psychology, sociology, and just about every area of science and social studies.
Fractal pattern examples include clouds, snowflakes, mountains, river networks, cauliflower or broccoli, and systems of blood vessels. Trees and ferns are fractal in nature and can be modeled on a computer by using a recursive algorithm. More examples: here and here and here
The Mandelbrot set, named after Benoit Mandelbrot, is a fractal that is infinitely complex.
Imagine using classic geometry focused in compass and straightedge constructions to construct complex images and structures that have roughness as Benoit Mandelbrot is fond of pointing out. It’s a no-go. Trust me; I spent some time at it a few decades ago. I was able to create a work of wonder but I spent nearly a hundred hours drawing my picture with mathematical precision. Today, I would be able to set up an equation and let the computer generate my images. Here is an example of using fractal geometry to create very complex structures with roughness.
The Frax HD Fractals video is an entertaining use of fractal geometry. Now, I’ll bring us up to speed on a practical application of using fractals to meet our higher needs. Fractal geometry is useful for all sort of complex creations and these days, we are linking fractal geometry into 3D-printing technology. For example, how about medical transplants and surgeries – here is an application that may boggle your mind.
I especially love to encourage young people to get involved with exploring our latest technology and scientific areas of study. I’ve seen a lot in my years, but these days new technology and science emerge much more rapidly. I keep up with it and so can anyone. Relationships are very difficult for young people to master, whereas gaining the knowledge of complex science and technology seems unrelated, believe you me, it is directly beneficial to having success in intimate important relationships. Move quickly into school and slowly into complex relationships.
The use of fractal mathematics is revolutionizing all of the sciences. It will one day revolutionize psychology and sociology as well. Presently, I’ll stay focused on biology, medical and physics. I can see by my experience as a teacher that learning about fractals is a new foundation skill like reading and math. I’ll post more about fractals in the future, for sure. Meantime, I hope this was an interesting introduction.
Thanks for visiting; and I pay a special thanks this time to Eve, a blog friend that encouraged me to explore the frontiers of “sacred geometry” that led me to discovering the simple complexity of fractals. The images link above to Eve’s recent post about fractals. I hope you may check her pages out. I recently realized she also maintains a photography blog and she’s displayed lovely shots there. Blessing we all are to each other when we give it some time to do our best.
Results of a study conducted with the use of the Wim Hof method suggest that a person can learn to consciously control his immune responses. Wim Hof is a Dutch world record holder who is famous worldwide for his ability to resist cold. For this incredible invulnerability to cold, he was commonly nicknamed “the Iceman.”
Scientists led by Matthijs Kox of the Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, studied his method, which is similar to the Tibetan Tummo technique (yoga of inner heat) and involves third-eye meditation, breathing exercises and cold exposure, and used it to train 12 volunteers to fend off inflammation.
In the framework of the study, 24 volunteers, including 12 people trained in the Wim Hof method and 12 who did not undergo any training, were subjected to the inflammation test, during which they were injected with a strain of bacteria that provokes flu-like symptoms.
As a result, volunteers who underwent training with Hof method reported fewer and less intense flu-like symptoms than those who did not. At the same time, trained volunteers produced smaller amounts of proteins related to inflammation, and higher levels of interleukin-10, an inflammation-fighting protein.
I’ve updated this post by adding comment and content. So, Wim Hof first caught the attention of scientists when he proved he was able to use meditation to stay submerged in ice for an hour and 53 minutes without his core body temperature changing. Since then, he’s climbed Mount Everest in his shorts, resisted altitude sickness, completed a marathon in the Namib Desert with no water, and he’s proven in a scientific laboratory setting that he’s able to influence his autonomic nervous system and his immune system, at will.
Almost everything Wim has done was previously thought to be impossible, but he is not a freak of nature.
To demonstrate that any human can learn his methods, Wim offered to teach Matt Shea and Daisy-May Hudson to climb a freezing cold mountain in their shorts without getting cold. But when Matt and Daisy signed up for the training, they had no idea that the so-called Iceman was planning to lead them on a psychedelic journey across Europe that circled the chasm between science, spirituality and mystery. Watch this:
I love science breakthroughs.
Now, if you’ve been following this blog and and links that I provide, you possibly have been undergoing changes and looking back over time, I wonder if you are aware that there is by now a new more present and capable and confident you. Every day, I kept at this. Its been more than seven months now since I began my every day is a perfect day to improve back in December. If you missed any of it, you can use the archive. I added a new category: I can improve today. If you don’t already have a daily improvement routine, take a lesson every day or two and I’ll think you’ll notice a difference in a few weeks. I have more than 75 posts in this category.
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