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!
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!
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!
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 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 )
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,
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”
Now, 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.
What 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,
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.
What 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.
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!
And 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?”
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!
See, 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
Ahhh… 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!!
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?
For 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 $2.50. I’m not sure about you, but that kind of system just doesn’t work for me.
And that’s just me personally, but there’s something bigger going on here, and if we demonize money, we can never really explore all of the possibilities of what we can really do with it if we have it.
We’re all talking about changing the world… now just imagine what you could possibly do with a billion dollars? Just imagine that you had a billion dollars, and you were only allowed to spend it on changing the world, making the world a better place? What would you do with it?!
Think of the possibilities. We could build a Laboratory and design a seed that grows into a giant house like Home Tree in Avatar. We could build cars that flew, we could build free energy devices, we could get the smartest people on the planet together and get everyone focused and on the same page to build something absolutely incredible.
We could build a healing facility that could treat anyone of any illness, and heal them for no cost! We just need the resources to make it happen.
When you come from that space, doesn’t it seem like money doesn’t have to be this horrible awful thing, but rather it is a tool, a representation of our time, effort, and energy that we put into things. We can take what we’ve created and put it into making even MORE amazing things!
Perhaps at the root of it, the badness behind money simply comes from ones own intentions of what they want to use it for.
When we can come from a space that values the time, effort, and energy that anyone puts into what they do… then we can create that balanced equal exchange with each other, whether we have 20$, 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.
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.
The 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.
Well, 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,
Last year around June I made a new Spirit Science video called Episode 23 ~ The Big Picture. Ray and I went to the Sonic Bloom Festival in Colorado put on by Jamie Janover, and showed the video on stage there.
People loved it! There was a huge buzz about it and everybody expected the video to be posted on Youtube shortly after the festival…
And it never happened. The video was nowhere to be found, and In the past year since June i’ve received a gargantuan amount of emails and comments asking the same question..
“Where is Spirit Science 23?!”
So I thought I would break it down for you all
We’re not ready yet. The video was made very early, and paints a picture of the big picture of what’s happening on this planet, the separation, pain and suffering, and then the reason why, and also how to fix it.
It’s actually sort of a break-down of the movie “Home” if you’ve seen it, which explores all of the ways that things have gone terribly wrong… In fact, the first half of the video is rather depressing, followed by an explanation and resolve at the end.
But it’s just not ready. First, very simply, because Spirit Science 22 isn’t done yet. SS22 is the Movie of Light. It’s a multi-part series that in the end will be made into a full length feature film, something i’m very excited about. Doesn’t it make sense that SS22 finishes before SS23 comes out?
Secondly, at the end of SS23 there is sort of a “Call to Action”, what I mean is, I’m working on something that could potentially be a way that anyone who wants to get involved – can. And i’d like to have all of that finished. We’re still working hard daily on Panic to Freedom, and getting organized with different people and trying to get this technological infrastructure built. It’s not ready yet, but I feel the posting of this video will be a sort of “unveiling” in a way for the massive undertaking that we’ve been working on.
I guess I really just want it to be something special, and so i’m putting an extra special care into it’s release on the interwebs.
I hope you understand, I really do want to share it with everyone, and in the words of Jack Sparrow…
“Just wait for the Opportune Moment…”
All of my love,
Spirit Science 22_4 is sort of a step back to the first episode of Episode 22 of Spirit Science, covering some of the basics and stuff that we looked at over a year ago in fresh light and also perhaps to expand on some ideas about what “Source Energy” actually means.
I see a lot of stuff about “Source” from the perspective of the Grand Unified Field, this all encompassing Field of All-ness that is so “Everything” that if I told you otherwise, I’d be lying.
And while this is a wonderful description of “Source”, it certainly leaves almost everything to the imagination, and it doesn’t really give us anything solid or tangible for right here, right now, on this dimension. You know, the physical one that we live on?
Granted, a lot of our thinking and emotions take place on what would seem to be a less-than-physical plane, and that’s an important discussion too. Questions like “Where do the source of our emotions come from?” pose as real pieces to the grand puzzle that is the “Who are we, where do we come from, and why are we here?” Mystery of the Human Race.
So, in today’s Spirit Science, what I want to discuss is “How do these ideas of “Source” and “Grand Unified Field” apply to this Physical Reality that we live in?” I think that by opening up THAT discussion, we can then take it one step further and relate what we find to our emotions and thoughts too.
All that’s left… is to watch the video
I know a lot of people are probably gonna egg me to death for not having any “peer reviewed journals demonstrating the soul” in this video… To which I have to apologize. It’s incredibly hard to find many scientists working on stuff like this. There are some, but they are far and few. It’s kind of a taboo to talk about anything pertaining to the Spirit or Soul in the Scientific fields..
I would love to change that paradigm. I would absolutely love to work together with a group of individuals who were so “On it” that we could make anything happen, and we got enough resources and build a super high-tech lab that was free to use by anyone with good intentions and who knew what they were doing, and we could pour our resources into really exploring and publishing all of our data about what a Soul was, what is Spirit, what is Consciousness?
All of these questions, I believe they have answers, answers that will satisfy the masses with the right information and point us in the right direction as a species…
We’re getting there, but we’re not there yet. Right now, I’m a kid with a laptop and a dream for a great future for everyone. One where everyone can win… We’ll get there.
In the mean time, there are some sources which point to this information that i’m speaking about in today’s Spirit Science. Let me share them with you
This is an article from my friend Steve’s website – Spirit Science & Metaphysics. He’s got a few other great articles about the Soul as well, it’s well worth checking out. The blog is called “Is this Proof that the Soul Exists?” and explores some research that is being done upon the consciousness in the brain, and the possibility that it can exist outside the brain as well.
This is a video called “The Extended Mind”, an interview with Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, a scientist known for his study in the field of Consciousness and Neural Kinetics. In this video he shares his research and evidence to suggest that thoughts exist outside the brain, as a field that is interconnected with everyone, rather than being isolated to each person.
Now, there’s plenty more that I could share here, but there’s something important that I feel I need to say first. Maybe it’s just me, and maybe i’m crazy, but doesn’t at least some of what I talk about simply validate itself as self evident?
Like, the fact that the Sun is a source of energy for the whole planet… Do we REALLY need peer reviewed journals to validate that that’s true? Or that without our relationships with each other, our world would be empty. There’s a lot of people who live like that now, so isolated from everyone because they have no-one in their lives they can talk to.
We shouldn’t get caught up on the fact that there aren’t scientifically published papers about a soul, if anything, that should be the motivation for us to get some scientists working on it and publish some papers!
To bring it all around, I guess what i’m saying is that honestly, no. I don’t have very much scientific documentation to validate that we are all connected. I’m speaking from what I see, from what I feel, and from what I know. This is what’s important to me, and It’s just as important that these explorations have validation in all fields, scientific, philisophical, spiritual, all of it.
In some ways, we’re simply not there yet. It’s my hope that through this work and the works of so many other incredible individuals out there working hard on pushing new ideas like this forward, it will propel us to take action upon them, and make some real headway on developing new technologies, new ways of being, and new understandings that will forever change the way we do things on this planet.
We are One,