Get Back To Inner Peace After A Breakup

I used to be friends with several ex-boyfriends.

I would hang out with them regularly. I would invite them out on the weekends. I would chat with them on the phone.

One of them eventually became a best friend. My inner circle couldn’t understand how I could continue to include the men I had previously dated in my life. Some of those relationships had been challenging. A couple of those relationships hadn’t ended so well. But somehow after doing plenty of soul searching and licking my wounds, I found the space in my heart to continue to include them in my life, in a new way.

HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?

Contrary to what you may believe, when a relationship ends, you don’t have to become archenemies or strangers with your ex. This concept may be foreign to you. Perhaps you had a relationship that was full of conflict. You could have been abused. Mistreated. The list could go on and on.

I am certainly not condoning ANY sort of mistreatment, abuse, disrespect, or inhumane act that you encountered. I am not going to convince you to remain in a toxic or unhealthy relationship. I definitely don’t want you to bypass the experience you had on a spiritual or emotional level either.

Sometimes the most loving thing we can do for ourselves and for another person is to say goodbye, permanently.

What I want for you post-breakup is to get back to a place of peace and wholeness within yourself.

This process MAY include your ex. Or it may look like letting him or her go for good. Either way, it is perfect because your choice will come from a place of deep love, trust and truth within you.

WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED ABOUT ROMANCE IS MOSTLY UNTRUE

This idea that we have to “hate our ex,” comes from a very outdated belief system. I believe that this idea was etched into our minds long before we even knew what dating was! Think back to when you were a child. You may remember those fairy tales of prince charming and the princess living, “happily ever after.” Those unrealistic storylines set you up for plenty of disappointment and failure in your future partnerships.

Romantic relationships are not about riding off into the sunset with your prince or princess and living a perfect fairy tale life.

It is important to feel loved. Laugh together. Have fun. Be supportive. Etc. But expecting that to occur ALL THE TIME is simply unrealistic.

Romantic partnership is there to foster your personal and spiritual growth. You evolve. You learn. That may occur through the blissful and the not so blissful moments in your partnership. Growing up, I longed to have a fairy tale romance. But after years of constant disappointment I knew I had to shift my perspective.

When I dropped my expectations and attachments around romance there was an immediate shift in how I related to men.

My current partnership is the closest experience I have ever had to a fairy tale. We aren’t riding off into the sunset on a white horse. We certainly have our ups and downs, but I am no longer controlling how it should unfold based on characters in a children’s book or a Hollywood movie. It has made for a far more organic, fluid and enjoyable ride.

 

Read More:

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/09/29/getting-back-to-inner-peace-after-a-breakup/

The Mystery Of God & The Brain

As science has steadily undermined the long-held beliefs of religion, almost all that remains for people of faith is to say that God is and will forever be a mystery. Insofar as Einstein was religious, he possessed a feeling of awe and wonder at the mystery of the universe. But science hasn’t stopped chipping away at mystery, promising to reduce spiritual experience to measurable brain activity. It’s doubtful that belief in God, the soul, heaven and hell, and other tenets of faith will be drastically affected – polls continue to show that these things remain articles of belief for around 80-90% of responders.

Will neuroscience eventually be able to locate God in our neurons, and if so, should that tiny area of the brain be excised or boosted? No doubt there are arguments on both sides, depending on whether you hold that God has been good for the human race in the long run or bad. Setting aside such judgments, it turns out that the possibility of finding God in the brain creates a baffling mystery that neither religion nor science can tackle alone.

Now that advanced brain scanning can map the way our brains light up with each thought, word, or action, it’s clear that no experience escapes the brain. For a mystic to see God or feel his presence, for St. Paul to be suddenly converted on the road to Damascus, or for St. Teresa of Avila to have her heart pierced by an angelic arrow, such experiences would have to register in their brains. However, this indisputable fact (so far as present knowledge extends) doesn’t give science the advantage over religion. For it turns out that the brain has definite limitations on what it can experience.

The work of the late Polish-American mathematician Alfred Korzybski (1879-1950) is relevant here, because Korzybski worked out the layered processing that goes into the way we perceive everyday reality. Billions of bits of data bombard our sense organs, of which only a fraction enter the nervous system. Of that fraction, more of the raw input is filtered out by the brain, which uses built-in models of reality to discard what doesn’t fit. When people say “You’re not hearing me” or “You only see what you want to see,” they are expressing a truth that Korzybski tried to quantify mathematically.

Sometimes the things a person doesn’t see are simply outside the range of human experience, like our inability to see ultraviolet light. But a great deal more depends on expectations, memories, biases, fears, and simple close-mindedness. If you go to a party, and someone tells you that you are about to meet a Nobel Prize winner, you will see a different person than if you are told he is a reformed Mafia hit man. When all the filtering and processing is complete, there is no doubt that the brain doesn’t actually experience reality but only a confirmation of its model of reality.

Two interesting points follow:

  1. All models are equal as viewed from the level of the brain.
  2. Reality transcends any model we can possibly make of it.

These two points allow God, the soul, and all other spiritual experiences back into the picture. The first point demolishes the notion that science is superior to religion because it gathers facts while religion deals in beliefs. In truth, science filters out and discards a huge portion of human experience – almost everything one would classify as subjective – so its model is just as selective, if not more so, than religion’s. As far as the brain is concerned, neural filtering is taking place in all models, whether they are scientific, spiritual, artistic, or psychotic. The brain is a processor of inputs, not a mirror to realty.

 

Read more:

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/12/26/the-mystery-of-god-the-brain/

Quotes From a Sioux Indian Chief That Will Make You Question Everything About Our Society

Luther Standing Bear was an Oglala Lakota Sioux Chief who, among a few rare others such as Charles EastmanBlack Elk and Gertrude Bonnin occupied the rift between the way of life of the Indigenous people of the Great Plains before, and during, the arrival and subsequent spread of the European pioneers. Raised in the traditions of his people until the age of eleven, he was then educated at the Carlisle Indian Industrial Boarding School of Pennsylvania, where he learned the english language and way of life. (Though a National Historical Landmark, Carlisle remains a place of controversy in Native circles.)

Like his above mentioned contemporaries, however, his native roots were deep, leaving him in the unique position of being a conduit between cultures. Though his movement through the white man’s world was not without “success” — he had numerous movie roles in Hollywood — his enduring legacy was the protection of the way of life of his people.

By the time of his death he had published 4 books and had become a leader at the forefront of the progressive movement aimed at preserving Native American heritage and sovereignty, coming to be known as a strong voice in the education of the white man as to the Native American way of life. Here, then, are 10 quotes from the great Sioux Indian Chief known as Standing Bear that will be sure to disturb much of what you think you know about “modern” culture.

1) Praise, flattery, exaggerated manners and fine, high-sounding words were no part of Lakota politeness. Excessive manners were put down as insincere, and the constant talker was considered rude and thoughtless. Conversation was never begun at once, or in a hurried manner.

2) Children were taught that true politeness was to be defined in actions rather than in words. They were never allowed to pass between the fire and the older person or a visitor, to speak while others were speaking, or to make fun of a crippled or disfigured person. If a child thoughtlessly tried to do so, a parent, in a quiet voice, immediately set him right.

3) Silence was meaningful with the Lakota, and his granting a space of silence before talking was done in the practice of true politeness and regardful of the rule that ‘thought comes before speech.’…and in the midst of sorrow, sickness, death or misfortune of any kind, and in the presence of the notable and great, silence was the mark of respect… strict observance of this tenet of good behavior was the reason, no doubt, for his being given the false characterization by the white man of being a stoic. He has been judged to be dumb, stupid, indifferent, and unfeeling.

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4) We did not think of the great open plains, the beautiful rolling hills, the winding streams with tangled growth, as ‘wild’. Only to the white man was nature a ‘wilderness’ and only to him was it ‘infested’ with ‘wild’ animals and ‘savage’ people. To us it was tame. Earth was bountiful and we were surrounded with the blessings of the Great Mystery.

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Woman Handcuffed and Raped In Police Cruiser

In a breaking news story out of norther Quebec, a young Indigenous woman from an Inuit village has filed suit against the police after she was left handcuffed in the back of a police cruiser where she was then raped.

The woman, who was 17-years-old when the incident took place, is suing for $400,000. The suit explains that she was knowingly left in the back of the vehicle with a repeat sexual offender, Joe Kritik, who then sexually assaulted her.

Unlike the woman who was assaulted, Kritik was not restrained or handcuffed in any way. The police knew this when they left him alone with the woman who was subsequently assaulted by Kritik.

“The plaintiff was unable to defend herself, being handcuffed in her back and unable to leave the vehicle, the doors being locked,” the suit alleges.

The suit says that the woman suffers from post-traumatic stress since the incident which took place back in September of 2011 in the lakeside community of Tasiujaq. The area is only accessible by airplane, snowmobile or boat, according to the lawsuit.

The suit specifically names the officer and the local police service chief as well as the regional government. It alleges “a serious lack of professionalism and gross negligence,” on behalf of the entire department, and additionally comments that the officers involved, “show[ed] an incredible lack of concern for the safety of the plaintiff.”

 

Read more:

http://countercurrentnews.com/2015/01/native-american-woman-handcuffed-in-police-cruiser/

Most Perfectly Timed Photos

To take professional photos takes a lot of practicing and very seldom do you get a “perfectly timed” photo.

But against all the odds in the universe, these 27 photos were taken just at the right moment in time and they turned out super awesome.

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Please SHARE these amazing pictures with your friends and family.

http://themindunleashed.org/2014/08/27-perfectly-timed-photos-ive-ever-seen.html

New Understanding of Time

It turns out Doctor Who was right: “Timey-wimey” is, indeed, a bit “wibbly-wobbly.”

Scientists have confirmed, several times, that the speed at which time passes is both variable and malleable. We can speed it up. We can slow it down. In fact, you do so every day without even knowing it.

Now, before we explore the concept of time we need to first explore the concept of gravity. We would appear to experience gravity two-dimensionally: up and down. However, Gravity is not two-dimensional. If you were to drop a bowling ball off of a tower, it would fall down to the ground. If you were to drop a bowling ball off a tower in New York City at the same moment your Aussie friend dropped a bowling ball off a tower in Perth, both bowling balls would fall “down”—but they’d also be traveling in opposite directions. They’d be falling “down” as well as toward one another.

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Earth’s gravity pulls all objects—from all directions—toward the center of the planet. We define “up” and “down” based on that gravitational pull and relationship to the center of earth. If you were to jump into a big underground drill and travel to the center of the Earth, you’d reach a point where there was no more “down”—only “up.” “Down” doesn’t exist at that point—at least in terms of the Earth.

All physical objects are manifestations within a Gravitational Field, and it is even a tiny form of Gravity that stuck those original particles to create the Mass in the first place. Mass creates gravitational force.  The more mass an object has, the more gravitational force it exerts.

Now, let’s take a step off the surface of these planets and explore what’s going on in the space around them. Our moon is held in orbit by the Earth’s gravitational pull. The Earth circles the Sun because of the Sun’s massive gravitational force. That’s all basic stuff we learned in fourth grade, but here’s where it gets Wibbly-Wobbly: Gravity also tugs at time and space.

In his 1905 special theory of relativity, Einstein asserted that space and time were not two separate phenomenons or entities. Instead, space (height, width, length) and time (forward? now? backward?) were mixed together in one continuum—woven together in one fabric. This single continuum of time and space has come to be called “spacetime”—the physical manifestation of all space and all time.

I think of it as a soup. The noodles and vegetables are as much a part of the soup as the broth is, and together they have combined to create the entire wholeness of the soup. 

 

 

Read more:

http://thespiritscience.net/2014/05/27/new-understanding-of-time-changes-the-way-we-see-the-world/

Sustainable Design Ideas From Nature

“In this inspiring talk about recent developments in biomimicry, Janine Benyus provides heartening examples of ways in which nature is already influencing the products and systems we build.”-TEDx

“Learning about the natural world is one thing, learning from the natural world is another.” – Janine Benyus

There are 2 things that we need to ask ourselves in order to learn from the world around us.

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#1 How does nature make things?   When we make things we heat up materials and shape them into the products we use today.  This has a 96% waste output and only 4% product output.  Nature cannot afford to do that.  So it has found a way to use and reuse 100% of its resources.

With this in mind perhaps we are the ones that are not as technologically advanced as the world around us.  Are we living in the dark ages when it comes to making things?

Life makes everything by adding information or structure onto matter in order to give it function.

#2 How does life make ‘things’ disappear into structure?  Does it pile it up in a trash bucket and wait for the garbage man to come?  Of course not, it has a plan for that.  Life naturally has other life that uses the “waste” from one system to build up another.  The excess fruit that falls from a tree nourishes the soil, organisms and animals around it.  Those systems plant and nourish the seeds of the fruit tree.  Everything works together to create and sustain life.

12 Sustainable Design Ideas from Nature

1. Self Assembly– Nanotechnology.

2. CO2 as a Feed Stock– You can make biodegradable plastic out of CO2.

Bahai-TempleLotus-Temple-Delhi-India3. Solar Transformations– We can greatly enhance our solar technology by getting it to the efficiency of plants.

4. Power of Shape– We can mimic nature to redesign our cars, planes and boats.  Or we could design buildings that are self cleaning because of the shape.

5. Water– Pulling clean water out of the air or fog.

6. Separation technology– Separating metals and other things the way nature does it.

 

 

Read more:

http://thespiritscience.net/2014/11/06/12-sustainable-design-ideas-from-nature/

Child Reveals One Of The Best Kept Secrets

It’s a truly incredible time we live in. Think back to all the amazing revolutions we’ve learned about in history. There’s been some amazing changes that have taken place and the implications of people standing up and doing something different has been huge. After all it led us to where we are today. As destructive and close to extinction as we are, we’ve done some amazing things at the same time and the power of human creativity and love has shown itself.

To hear a young girl speak about facts of our world like Victoria does in the video below is amazing. It not only shows that younger generations simply won’t stand for the current world we live in, but that we can look to people other than the so-called “experts” for creative answers to our current challenges.

Victoria speaks about how our world financial system really works and how it was specifically designed to enslave the population.

Deep Secrets Kept From Us

Most people in the world, young or old, have little idea that our world is so incredibly corrupt and coldly calculated to create an enslaved population.[1] Luckily, this is changing with each passing day as a switch seems to be turning on in people that allows them to see and realize that something isn’t quite right here.

This triggers us to search for answers and with the bevy of information in books, films and on the internet about the true workings of our world, people have the ability to go beyond limited institutions, such as the educational system, to find out what’s really going on. This is likely how Victoria found this information as it’s doubtful she learned it in school.

Check out her powerful message in the video below. Regardless of the fact that the solution she presents may not be complete nor the most advanced, it would undoubtedly be a positive step in the right direction.

Please use this as a tool to pass on to others so they can understand what type of system they really live in.

 

Read more:

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/11/15/12-year-old-child-reveals-one-of-the-best-kept-secrets-in-the-world/

Money vs Spirituality

The root of all evil? The “stinking rich?”

What’s going on? How did money ever get such a bad rap? And why is it so often regarded as mutually exclusive to spirituality?

I’m going to attempt to address all of those big questions and come to a sensible conclusion in one brief article … so stick with me!

Consider for a moment, what you know of some of the world’s poorest places.

You will have seen plights and plagues caused by lack of education, medical help or roads and transport – things you and I take for granted.

Now imagine that you’d like to help.

Would you be of more use to the people who inhabit those areas by becoming one of them – or by giving them something which costs money?

Clearly, you can’t give what you do not have, and whilst becoming poor yourself may certainly give you understanding of their plight, you would be a burden to them since you’d be one more mouth to feed!

So which is more spiritual:

To give or share from your material wealth, or to resist acquiring wealth yourself because it’s unfair when so many people have so little?

Frankly, I can’t see how keeping yourself poor is helpful or spiritual.

I know there are also those who strongly believe that they should not receive financial reward for healing since, in their view, the healing comes from spirit and they are merely the channel or conduit.

They may well be right, but as far as I can see the “channel” or “conduit” is a physical person who needs to put bread and butter on the table and to pay their bills just like the rest of us embodied folk!

Without the presence of the “channel” or “conduit” presumably the healing couldn’t happen. So I think a handsome tip just for turning up wouldn’t go amiss!

Here’s another thing:

Money is neutral.

I know reasonably wealthy people who are afraid to let money go because they grew up in poverty and can’t quite shake the fear that a time of shortage could return.

To my mind that doesn’t make them un-spiritual. It means that perhaps they need a little help to let go of their fears, because they are to some degree imprisoned by them.

I also know relatively poor people who are against acquiring more because they believe they’re really not capable of the higher degree of success which would bring more income.

Once again, I see people who need help with their self-esteem.

 

Read more:

http://www.richardaluck.com/videos/money-vs-spirituality-can-i-really-have-both/

Get Rid Of Your Microwave

More than 95 percent of American homes own a microwave! This says a lot about our desires for a quick, convenient meal.

Looking at the bigger picture, this isn’t entirely our fault. Our world has evolved into a fast paced race against time, and it doesn’t help that half the food in the grocery stores are packaged in plastic for quick consumption.

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I’ve always been really sensitive to microwaves, I can feel the radiation emitting off of them and usually leave the room if one is on.

Here are 5 reasons why they are worth getting rid of:

 

Microwaves Zap Food Nutrition

 

Heating your food in the microwave strips away its original nutrients. The high frequencies emitted from a microwave force the water molecules to rapidly spin, creating friction which heats the food in a short amount of time.

This completely changes the molecular structure of the food itself.

Dr. Joseph M. Mercola, a licensed physician writes that the dielectric heat in the microwave bounces around and is absorbed in the food until it evolves into a sort of ‘dead food’.Microwave-nutrients-food

The nutritional value greatly diminishes the longer the food absorbs the radiation.

 

 

 

Microwaves Destroy Breast Milk And Vitamin B-12

 

In a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, researchers examined the effects of microwave heating on the loss of vitamin B-12 in foods like raw beef, pork, and milk.

The results of the study show there was a 30 to 40 percent loss of the vitamin when the foods received microwave exposure.

What they found was the natural chemicals in vitamin B-12 became virtually inactive after the microwave heating process.

Researchers tested 22 freshly frozen human milk samples for lysozyme activity and antibodies by heating the samples for 30 seconds on either a low or high power setting.baby-breast-milk-bottle

Breast milk microwaved at high temperatures was found to have greater E coli growth — 18 more times than un-microwaved breast milk.

Microwaving at low temperatures also dramatically decreased lysozyme activity and also promoted the growth of harmful bacteria for babies.

 

 

 

Read more:

http://thespiritscience.net/2014/11/06/5-reasons-to-get-rid-of-your-microwave/