The Steve Jobs Dilemma

Some people run around doing things that might appear to be inconsiderate or insulting… They are simply unaware, they mean no harm.
This is something i’m slowly starting to get used to, as much as I dislike it, it appears as though there is no other way around it at this point in time. The consciousness of the planet is simply not high enough for everyone to operate at a level that is sensitive and compassionate to the space that everyone around them is at.

Usually it’s a matter of focus. If you’re focusing really hard on getting something done, and someone comes into your space and starts doing their own thing, it sometimes has a tendency to leave you in the muck for the duration of the engagement.

It’s often what I like to call “The Steve Jobs Dilemma”.  Continue reading

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Team Spirit goes Sugar Free

Yep! As written above, today Team Spirit officially goes Sugar Free…. Okay okay, technically it’s actually “Refined-Sugar free“, there’s a huge difference between the two, and when you learn the difference between the two – it will blow your mind. There’s actually a story here, as well as the cool hard logic which when you get down to it… It just makes sense.

Cheesy-PretzelsRay and I eat pretty well. I mean, get the organic food that we can at stores, or at a farmers market if there is one. We typically make all of our own things ourselves, but every once in a while we let slip a cheezy-pretzel at the movie theater, or a subway sandwich that saves us the hassle of making something when we’re just not in the mood.

The world we are striving for and envisioning to create, followed by creating, is a huge community of friends built around an incredible environment! A Spirit Center, if you will. Which would potentially be laid out in a Geometry composing of various spaces. One of those spaces, a studio. Another, a Laboratory. And also… A very large Community Kitchen! You see, if everyone shared a kitchen, instead of having separate ones, we would be a part of a tremendous experience of learning, sharing, and eating together! We get to know each other and learn how to cook together. Also – this saves the hassle of EVERYONE cooking EVERY. SINGLE. NIGHT. Especially when you are a very busy person, and your profession is not “cooking”.

In this Spirit Kitchen, if you wanted to make food, you make food! If you’re not feeling it, that’s okay! Everyone is partipating in the creation of the “thing” constantly, and so regardless of what you do, if you’re in service to others – Its an equal exchange across the board.

But we’re not quite there yet, and so we were making the best with what we had in the moment. 1 Kitchen, 2 guys, and some vegan recipe books in a close-minded town.

Now, in recent times we had a sort of experience which created a huge diffusion and mixing of energy. It was a very strong force that swept through, and was the catalyst for all kinds of change. You might recall that as about the time I stopped posting on these blogs.

It was a rocky time, from start to finish, and in that time one of the things that changed was that we started eating worse. We stopped caring so much about the health, and started going with “Well, it’s cheaper”. That was the mentality, and it was because of that “entering” into our field, upon exiting now we are cleaning it all up, and making some new connections that previously we weren’t aware of.

sugarpicRecently we were made privy to some information shared by my friend Steven Bancarz, who is the creator of the incredible vibe we all know and love ~ Spirit Science & Metaphysics. 

The guys who are behind the popular poison “Aspartame” changed the name of Aspartame to “Amino Sweet”. It’s the exact same, they’ve simply changed the name. Why? Your guess is as good as mine, and I’d reckon it has something to do with the fact that “Amino Sweet” sounds good, new, and healthy! It will be branded that way, and I’m sure someone will probably get about a year or two of solid sales out of it before the general public catches on… You know… unless we do something about it.

But it doesn’t stop there, because we were the victims of another crime. It’s not just Aspartame, and it’s not just High Fructose Corn Syrup. I mean, those are the big dogs, but I have a secret to tell you.

If it’s not natural…. It’s not natural! (And be-tee-dubs, refined sugar isn’t natural!)

The Truth is: The Refined Sugar Carbohydrates that are inside every single “Extracted Sugar” you buy is an unnatural element in your body.

Natural Sugars have a more balanced molecular structure – by Natural I mean eating a Banana, eating an Apple, an Orange, A Grape. Pretty much most fruits, and even some vegetables (like pumpkins). These natural molecules are easily digestible to your body, and they supply you with the proper amount of nutrients and everything that your body needs. (See pic below)

simplecarbsBut the refined sugar carbohydrates don’t, they lack what the body needs – it is a hyper-extreme energy with no balance in the middle at all. By “refined sugar carbs” what I mean is that by extracting MASSIVE amounts of sugar from the Cane Sugar Plant and condensing all of that into a single handful of crystals, it is a completely out of balance equation. A lot of what makes Cane Sugar healthy to your body is lost in the industrious alchemy science, and we’re left with a rather unhealthy particle of sweetness.

That realization came upon a situation of Ray and I eating some of our organic guacamole with a bag of chips that we bought, which – upon looking at the ingredients – decided that it sounded pretty good! I mean, it was mostly potatoes and oil. We were quite excited that we had found something that sounded so good :D

Now, that bag came as a deal, buy 3 for $5. That was a hard offer to refuse, and so we took them up on it – also making the association that the other bags nearby, apart of the same brand, also were made with the same ingredients. That was my bad for not checking.

They were not the same ingredients.

And they tore our mouths up something fierce. I mean, I had sores on my mouth afterward!! I still have them now! IT HURTS!!!

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I mean, it’s happened to all of us right? Honest Mistake for not being thorough in checking ALL of the labels, just so excited to have some guacamole!

Upon looking at the bag, low and behold the culprit lay staring back at us, Sugar. The condensed, crystal molecule of such intensity that our body doesn’t know whether to love it or hate it. On one side, that old world we just came from of “I don’t care what I put in my body, as long as it tastes good”, and the world where we knew we were going – Juice Fasts, a field of Gardens, and people making the healthiest, most incredible food you’ve ever eaten in your life!

When Sugar is extracted, they are pulling the sweetness out of the rest of the plant, and part of that process means separating the fiber.  If you’re going by the geometry, the molecules they are extracting are at a different vibration than the rest of the plant. It’s a specific molecule, a specific structure that they are extracting. That particular vibration by itself isn’t bad, but in LARGE, CONDENSED versions of it… It’s a little too much.

When we realized this, we decided enough was enough. Actually, it was Ray who pulled the trigger. As of a few days ago, we’re sugar free. Well, we’re using the last of what’s in the pantry, and putting it to good use. Personally, I’m gonna make me a Lemon Meringue Pie… Or at least try to :D I’ve never done it before, and i’ve really been getting into the habit of just trying to do things that i’ve never done! Plus, there’s a huge lemon tree in the backyard which has like 8 Gajillion lemons on it. I honestly have no idea what to do with it all.

I’ll let you know how it goes!

Wanna Try it? Here’s some Tips! 

simple-carbohydratesFirst, always check the ingredients. Disregard anything that has the word “Sugar” or “Corn Syrup” or anything like that. There will be plenty, and it will be hard, if only because you’ve never done it before. The more you do it, the easier it gets.

Second,  If you have some friends to do it with, please, do it with them :) It’ll make your world so much easier, especially if you genuinely do it together, as you’ll be able to bounce off and flow with each other.

Third, the first 3 days will be the hardest. It will get easier and easier and easier, until you will find that eating something with sugar makes your head hurt like crazy.

Fourth, just remember that if you’re having some trouble – just remember that I think you’re awesome, even if we’ve never met before.

And Fifth… Okay I stumbled across this video. This guy does an AWESOME job of connecting some more dots for you. He talks about Sugar from the perspective of cavities in the mouth! So think about this. Your teeth are a physical construction that connects you to the rest of your body. In particular, your skull, which just so happens to house your brain.

If your teeth have cavities, or rot of any kind (listen, I have it too so lets just all be cool about it cuz it’s actually a really serious thing) , that rotting cavity energy is connected to your brain, and it has an affect on it. What level of affect? That would depend on all kinds of factors, quantities of sugars, quality of tooth-care. But what i’m saying is that its bigger than just tooth care, but that’s still serious!

If refined sugar does that to Teeth, imagine what it does to the REST of your BODY?! 

Thank you for reading :) Please share below! Oh, and I love reading comments too!


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SKYGUYS!!


Blue Guy is trapped in the singularity, and theres only one guy who can save him! The most dramatic story ever told is now in front of your very eyes! Hot Damn!

This is what happens when I get to play around with a fun toy and a camera for a few hours :)

Anyways, just go with it. I know its not Spirit Science but i like having fun too! This was fun to make, and if it gets 10,000 views, i’ll make another!

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Plants

I started planting a garden… or rather, a precursor to a garden, it’s just a couple of pots right now with some tomatoes, some basil, and some weird things which I have no idea what they are.

Mmm… Tomato Basil…

That little basil guy, man I have high hopes for him. All of his leaves clipped save for one but he’s still going strong! He’s got gusto!

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Intimacy, Sexuality, and Ellen Page

So it’s twelve thirty at night, flipping around the “channels” of the internet, because you know, TV is becoming more and more obsolete, and there’s way better stuff to watch on the internet anyways… and suddenly I find myself watching this short 8 minute video of Ellen Page speaking at the “Time to Thrive” Human Rights conference.

And I am absolutely blown away. It is such an inspiring speech, and opens up a very important discussion which we need to be having, especially in our modern western world.

Without further adieux, here is the video. I’ll tell you my thoughts about it afterwards :)

I don’t know if Ellen Page has any interest in Spirit Science or the stuff that I’m doing, but if you do read this, I want to say thank you for having the courage to stand up and speak the Truth. It was a very powerful experience to watch that, and was the inspiration for me to write the following :)

scrubsI think at the core of it all, what we’re really talking about is true intimacy. That’s the thing we’re all afraid of. Most of the time we like to make it about sex, the physical act of making love, but that’s not really where the problem is. The problem is that people are afraid of being intimate with each other.

We have forgotten what strong male intimacy looks like, and even female intimacy has become misconstrued.

Men, how many other men have you held? How many other men have you shown your emotional side to? How many guys do you share a close, intimate connection with?

Ladies, same question. Do you connect with your girlfriends in an open, honest way? (Something tells me the gender roles are a little bit different… I don’t think women have the same challenge that men do in this regard, but then again, what do I know? I’ve got man parts :P  )

Because of these ridiculous social standards, we have decided that Love and Intimacy is for couples only. Thus, friends don’t go there, family don’t go there, and we all suffer because of it.

If I can inspire any action at all within you, let it be the act of opening up to the possibility that Love can truly look like anything. Don’t be afraid of being close to another man because of a fear that you’ll look “Gay”. What does that even mean anyways?!

Lets look past that. We’re all human. At some level of awareness we are all beyond gender itself. We don’t need labels, we can simply Be, and from that space we can simply Do – whatever the hell we want to, and that right there is Freedom.

With all of the love in the world,
Jordan

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What does “Within” mean?

I like the phrase “Truth Comes from Within”, I think it speaks a profound truth that you have the ability to recognize Truth within your Heart. That’s that point of infinity, between you and between everyone else’s infinity. That space, the phi ratio between your infinite within and your infinite with-out… well, that’s a whole ‘nother blog on its own.

But let’s think about this a little bit deeper too. Don’t mind the gamer-talk, It is relevant, just go with it… you know you want to :)

I recently beat Zelda: Skyward Sword and moved on to my next game, Final Fantasy XIII. I don’t know if you remember this old blog where I expressed my enthusiasm for our new friend Marie moving in, who brought with her a bajillion and a half Xbox games… Well, i’m slowly beginning my plow through them to get caught up on what I’ve been reading have been some of the most remarkable and popular games of the past 5 years.

On the back of the box art for Final Fantasy XIII, it says this…

“The fight within begins”

withinNow, this strikes me as odd because as i’ve been playing the game, i’m not seeing a large amount of internal dialogue and dilemma, and yet there is a large amount of drama between the characters in the game and all of their personal agreements, disagreements, ideas, and what have you.

But upon recognizing perhaps what this means is not that each character has to have their own internal struggle (which of course they do), but they also altogether have a struggle between what they are trying to accomplish as a team.

Perhaps “within” doesn’t necessarily have to mean ONLY inside yourself, but it is an invitation to see that you exist “Within” a family, “within” a society, “Within a network of people online”. The truth exists “within” any particular group, and sometimes it takes some effort and energy to recognize it for what it is.

See, I’ve read all kinds of new-age stuff that “You have to find out what’s right for you personally”, I get that, I really do. For a long time I had my personal truths and I held onto them because I didn’t have anything else.

sharedWhat happens though, is that as you grow and begin to open up to new ideas, expanding your awareness beyond what was right in front of your nose, You began to realize that what was true for you personally is not necessarily true for everyone.

In fact, if you became aware that that “personal truth” is not in service to the greater good of mankind, and was actually taking away from others so that you can have your own personal thing… It ceased to be a truth, and your actions change.

I think that if we can become aware of each other on a grand accord, our “Personal Truths” will become our “Collective Truths”. There will be no need for “Personal Truths” anymore, because there will be no need for secrets with each other. Everyone can just be, without the fear of anyone using any information against each other….because there’s no need for it. Everyone simply understands, and can do whatever they really want to.

It’s a dream… yeah… But i’ve seen dreams come true before… and i’ll see to it that this one does too, in this lifetime, or the next.

We are One,
Jordan

 

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The Artist and the Engineer

Today I woke up and had that “compelled to write” feeling, you remember, the one I wrote about in this blog.

And as I was thinking about what I wanted to write about, I suddenly remembered that I had several draft posts saved up in this here website establishment which had titles, but no content. One of which was this one, aptly named “The Artist and the Engineer”.

Similarly named to the previous discussion about the Author and the Character, this concept is somewhat opposite of that one.

left-brain-right-brain-3What I mean by that is, the concept of the Author and the Character spans between the idea of the Ego and the Spirit. The all permeating all knowing everything that You are, and the human body that You inhabit, struggling to make its way in a devastating, confusing, and sometimes messed up world.

The Artist and the Engineer on the other hand, applies to both the Author and the Character, as the stories are being written, as well as being experienced.

Surely, by now you may have made the connection to the Male and Female duality. It seems pretty obvious that the Artist is Female, and the Engineer is Male. Please understand that as I say that, what i’m describing by “Artist” and “Engineer” is more of an archetype if anything. There are male and female engineers as well as artists, and there are engineers with artistic minds, and artists with engineering minds, and all of the combinations thereof.

In fact, what i’m describing is the recognition of all of those balances, within people individually as well as the balance between people when they come together.

Usually, in creating a Vesica Pisces with someone, there will always be a more dominant trait for each individual. The energies will usually align for one or the other to be Male, or Female. If both are both strong male energies, they will still relate through a male and female balance, as well as a male – male balance, and (perhaps a very small) female – female balance. Likewise, if both are very strong female energies, they will still relate through a balance of all of the possibilities. Male-Male, Female-Female, and Male-Female.

If you were to look at the geometry of the Brain, you would see the same thing happening. This is a graphic from Drunvalo’s Flower of Life book 1, where he describes how the brain is essentially a mirror of itself in a myriad of ways, all coming together in the center – the Pineal Gland.

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You have a Male side, and a Female side, and the Male side is split up into Male and Female as well. The female side does the same. So within each Male component, there is a male/female split. And within each Female component, there is also a male/female split. Does that make sense?

Now that we have that framework, what exactly is the balance between the Artist, and the Engineer?

Well very simply, the Artist is the imagining of all of the possibilities of what could be, and the Engineer puts the structure on it to make it a real, tangible thing. They need each other.

It’s in the mind of the artist, the dreamer that imagines putting a man on the moon, and it’s the Engineer’s mind that says “How do we make that happen?” 

Part of the problem we’re facing in our modern world (which I believe I described pretty well in the video “Male and Female Energy”) Is that there is simply too much male energy dominating the way of doing things. There is a surprising lack of female energy, which is why most buildings are boxes. It’s why we don’t have cross country bullet-trains. It’s why we don’t have flying cars, because Male-ness has taken a strong hold on things, in “protecting and sustaining the previous infrastructure”, instead of building something new and expanding into new territory!

Symbiosis-Gathering-CoverAnd that’s where Female Energy comes in. I’ve been to a number of Festivals the past year and one thing I notice and love is that there is a huge push on art. Artists gather from all over to make incredible things together, paintings, clothing, geometric structures to house concerts, it’s very very cool! There’s some powerful vision for bringing artistry and engineering together, because when you do – magic happens.

And just think… what would it be like to take things to the next level? What would it look like to bring artistry and engineering into a post-modern world?

I imagine that’s where the Roly-Poly Cars and Dragonfly-Planes would come in! When Biology and Engineering can come together to create a new type of bio-engineering, how exciting would that be!

And remember, you are not one, nor the other. You are Both! And Neither simultaneously. You are the awareness of the Male and the Female, and through your awareness of these thoughts and ideas, you can decide how you want to put them together.

It’s my artistic mind that says I’d like to build an eco-dome on the moon… and it’s my engineering mind that asks “How do we get started?”

Hmmm… How about an Art Contest? 

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How to be Heard on the Internet

Todays’ blog is a response to those of you out there who love posting comments! To be honest, I love reading them, but sometimes readability can be a little hard. No, not any person in particular… this is kind of a general writing tips n’ trikz post.

See, I’m actually writing this in the first place because I see it happening all the time, and with a little awareness of structure, readability and responsiveness to comments go a long way!

walloftextSee, everyone wants to be heard. It makes perfect sense, of course we do. We want to be heard, we want to be loved. It’s the lack of love on this planet which is causing all of our problems in the first place, and it shows up everywhere.

Not only that, but we have things to say. Not me or my friends specifically, but all of us. We have a message we want to get out there, or sometimes it’s a message to a specific person we want to get to them directly.

And sometimes making that message be clear can be a challenge, which is why I’ve written this blog today.

We’ve all seen the walls of text. We’ve also often been the ones who wrote them.. You know, the WAAALLLLS of text. You know what I’m talking about.

Sometimes these walls of text can have some of the most wonderful information written within, but the problem is- is that if you can’t read it, how are you supposed to connect with the message?

Now, the structure is very simple. Keep paragraphs to 2 to 3 sentences. Use that enter button all the time!! If paragraphs are kept short, each one can have their own “thought”, it can be kept to the point, and the reader goes ‘Oh, that paragraph is short! I can totally read that”. Anything longer than 3 lines long and those reading start to feel like “ohh.. That’s really long, i’ll skip that one”. It’s subconscious, but it happens, even for me.

And that’s all there is to it :)

Happy commenting!

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Money & Spirituality

money-yangAhhh… Money & Spirituality. This is the big one, i love participating in discussions about this. I hope that you get involved in the discussion too, not just with me, but with those who are around you.

Show them the stuff I’m about to show you, talk about the stuff that we’re talking about. In order to break free from the bonds that bind us, we have to be open enough to explore ALL of the possibilities, and flow in the path of least resistance.

So, why are we talking about money? Perhaps it’s obvious that it’s one of the biggest bonds that binds us (it’s a self-induced trap, seeing as we were the ones who put ourselves there), but also, one of the main reasons that I’m writing about money today is that EVERYONE is talking about it!

By everyone, I mean that i’m staring upon a huge mass of people on facebook all sharing their thoughts, ideas, attacks and defenses, loving supportive words to each other and myself… and it’s getting crazy!!

Don’t take my word for it, see for yourself!

And if that’s still not good enough – Here’s an entire SECOND conversation about it!

What is really getting me excited is that people are getting really engaged with thinking and sharing around the idea of Money and Spirituality. I don’t feel good about the typical feeling that “If it’s about Spirituality, it’s supposed to be Free”..except for the donation basket at church, right?

add_valueFor me, I think what we’re really talking about here is Value Exchange. Taking the concepts of money out of the way for a moment, if you were a shoemaker, and you made shoes for people, would you be expected to do it for free because it’s “Spiritual?”. You are putting your time, effort, and energy into the shoes that you make, and you are doing it with love.

Perhaps if you’re a filmmaker, would you be able to make a movie for free with no exchange whatsoever, to share your creations with the world and not get anything in return?

It’s the same principle for anyone who is creating anything for anyone else. Exchange something of value for what that thing is worth. Equivalent exchange. I’ve had a really hard time creating equivalent exchanges in the past, as demonstrated by hundreds of youtube videos which i specifically uploaded with NO ADS, and thus, no way of making any money whatsoever through them.

Because of that, it’s been difficult. I haven’t had a means of receiving money other than donations, which came in at random times at random amounts. Some months i’d get 100$, other months i’d get $2.50. I’m not sure about you, but that kind of system just doesn’t work for me.

And that’s just me personally, but there’s something bigger going on here, and if we demonize money, we can never really explore all of the possibilities of what we can really do with it if we have it.

We’re all talking about changing the world… now just imagine what you could possibly do with a billion dollars? Just imagine that you had a billion dollars, and you were only allowed to spend it on changing the world, making the world a better place? What would you do with it?!

bowen_ellames_enviro_08Think of the possibilities. We could build a Laboratory and design a seed that grows into a giant house like Home Tree in Avatar. We could build cars that flew, we could build free energy devices, we could get the smartest people on the planet together and get everyone focused and on the same page to build something absolutely incredible.

We could build a healing facility that could treat anyone of any illness, and heal them for no cost! We just need the resources to make it happen.

When you come from that space, doesn’t it seem like money doesn’t have to be this horrible awful thing, but rather it is a tool, a representation of our time, effort, and energy that we put into things. We can take what we’ve created and put it into making even MORE amazing things!

Perhaps at the root of it, the badness behind money simply comes from ones own intentions of what they want to use it for.

free_tradeWhen we can come from a space that values the time, effort, and energy that anyone puts into what they do… then we can create that balanced equal exchange with each other, whether we have 20$, or 2 Million.

On that note, i’d just like to take a moment of gratitude for everyone who has decided to support me with their time, effort, and energy, by buying the book that I recently put out there. It means so much to me, so thank you.

Now i’d like to feature some of my favorite comments that i’ve been reading on Facebook from those conversations.
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The Parable of the Raft Story

Today I’d like to dive deeper into the Parable of the Raft. It’s a rather peculiar story, and i’m interested in what this parable looks like in modern day… in what ways does this story manifest for you in your life?

It just so happens that I have a recent story that happened to a friend of a friend of mine, and i’m excited to share it with you.

First, you should rewatch this video, or at least the first half. Don’t worry, it’s short.

Recently I observed this very parable happening in our modern world in its own unique way… That ‘raft’ manifested in physical reality was with a business my friend started and some bank accounts that were connected to said business.

pp3_pic1The thing was, that the business got put on the back-burner several years before, and he hadn’t touched it in a while. He knew that he would be coming back to it in the future, and had full intentions to do so.

But what ended up happening was that for 2 years he had to pay the bank 25$ a month to keep that bank account open. 25$ a month for 2 years is a lot of money. He was carrying the raft all the way, with no river to use it on in sight.

How does the story end, you might ask?

You see, what he recognized was that in holding onto that raft, it was a representation of keeping the dream alive. The business was actually a passion project for him, something he is very serious about making and something that means a lot to him. To him, it felt like letting go of the “raft” meant letting go of the dream.

pp3_pic2Well, in the realization that letting go of the raft (the accounts) didn’t mean that he was letting go of his dream, he was able to cancel the accounts and still know and trust that he would still move forward towards that dream, and when the time was right, he would be able to build a new raft, and maybe even a better one than he had previously.

And he kept moving forward to make his dreams come true.

And that’s how the story goes :)

I invite you to take some time to write the story of your raft in the comments. What have you held onto, what did you let go of, that perhaps was an extra weight on you for some time? 

I’m looking forward to reading all about it,

With love,
Jordan