Hemp: The Miracle Plant

Hemp is the industrial, medicinal, nutritional form of Cannabis Sativa, which is the same plant species as marijuana. Hemp’s main difference from marijuana lies in the level of THC (TetraHydroCannabinol), the chemical that triggers marijuana’s psychoactive effects. Hemp has almost no THC.

Agriculture:

Human beings have been making use of hemp since the beginnings of human civilization.

Hemp has been cultivated and used by humans for over 10,000 years. Its many uses were valued by many cultures from all parts of the world. It has clothed, educated, fed, healed, transported and emancipated humans for millennia. No other plant has contributed as much to human civilization as hemp. It deserves our utmost respect.

Hemp is the most eco-friendly agricultural crop. Growing hemp requires no pesticides or fertilizers and instead of depleting the soil, actually regenerates it. Hemp was planted around the site of the Chernobyl Nuclear disaster to heal the contaminated soil.

Textiles:

For most of early human history, hemp was the predominant textile; and, the oldest surviving relic of human produced material is a piece of hemp cloth dated at over 8,000 years old. Clothing made from hemp textile predates all clothing save that made from animal skins. Linen (made from flax) and cotton were latecomers to the clothing industry. Even wool did not become a usable textile until about 5,000 BC.

For almost 3,000 years, both the sails and the rigging on all sailing vessels in all cultures were made from hemp. The word canvas comes from the word cannabis. Many of the Renaissance artists painted with paints made from hemp oil on hemp canvas. The first American flag was made from hemp. The first blue jeans by Levi Straus were made from hemp.

Hemp textiles are the best eco-friendly choice. Almost 25% of the total number of insecticides (poisons) used in the world are used on cotton plants. The amount of cotton used to make one t-shirt requires 250 gallons of water. Hemp does not require insecticides, pesticides or fertilizer. And in most climates, hemp grows quite well without any irrigation.

Paper:

The first paper ever used was made from hemp. The first books ever written (in China) were made from hemp paper. The first book ever produced on a printing press, the Gutenberg Bible, was printed on hemp paper. The Magna Charta was printed on hemp paper.

Benjamin Franklin started the first hemp paper mill. This allowed the American colonies to have their own dependable supply of paper for the independent colonial press. Thomas Paine’s booklets, which helped spark the American Revolution, were printed on hemp paper. The Declaration of Independence and the first draft of the US Constitution were written on hemp paper. Mark Twain’s books were printed on hemp paper.

Hemp paper is naturally acid free and lasts longer than paper made from trees. Each acre of hemp can produce as much paper as 6 to 8 acres of trees; hemp stalks mature in 4 to 8 months, whereas trees take 20 to 80 years to mature. Paper made from hemp requires half the energy to make compared to paper made from trees and, hemp paper does not need to be bleached; consequently, hemp is the obvious environmentally friendly choice.

Nutrition:

Hemp seeds are the most nutritionally complete and easily digestible source of protein on the planet, containing all the amino acids in the highest amount of any source. Hemp seeds are the only food item containing every EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) and in the perfect ratio for human health. Additionally, hemp seeds contain fiber, carbohydrates, minerals (calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium) and vitamins (Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B6, Vitamin C, D and E).

It is said (and disputed) that the Buddha lived only on hemp seeds for years prior to his enlightenment. If he didn’t, he could have, since hemp seeds provide the necessary nutrition needed to support human life and maintain health.

Soy protein is often cited as a good source of protein; but it does not measure up to hemp protein since the protein contained in soy is not digestible unless fermented; and much, if not most, of the soy now grown is GMO. GMO soy actually contains less amino acids that natural soy and has many inherent health risks. Soy protein is also often processed with hexane, a petroleum solvent that has adverse impacts on the environment and human health.

Whey protein does not measure up and contains Homocysteine, which can be extremely detrimental to your health (has been proven to cause cancer, Alzeimer’s disease and more). Additionally, if your whey protein is produced in the USA, it likely contains Monsanto’s poisonous growth hormone, rGBH, which also causes cancer.

All land-based meat proteins are hard to digest, contain cholesterol and consume huge resources to produce. Factory farmed animal protein is detrimental to your health; not to mention morally repugnant.

Your best choice for getting the protein you need to maintain your health is Hemp. Almost two-thirds of hemp protein is made up of Edestin, a globulin protein found only in hemp seeds and the most easily digestible protein that exists.

Hemp protein powder is available at most quality nutritional supplement stores and, of course, online.

Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are worth emphasising again here. Hemp actual makes you smarter. The neurons in your brain need EFAs to work efficiently. Without EFAs, the neurons will not fire and you cannot think. Since hemp oil contains the highest amount of essential fatty acids of any food and provides the perfect 3 to 1 ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 and is the only food which contains Stearidonic Acid and Gamma-linoleic Acid (Super Omega 6), it is the perfect brain food.

EFAs are also essential to tissue growth and help regulate many internal functions, which makes consuming them critical. Essential fatty acids are by definition, essential, because they can’t be produced by the body, but must be obtained through diet.

In addition to being essential for brain function, EFAs help organ muscles to contract, regulate stomach acid, help lower blood pressure, help maintain body temperature, regulate hormone levels, and break up cholesterol, while aiding in fat transportation and metabolism. The health benefits of EFAs are so numerous, it is impossible to mention them all here.

The recognition that hemp is the perfect food source is growing rapidly and there are many companies that are selling quality hemp food products.

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Be The Change

You are stardust, recycled light waves tied into coherent harmonic knots embedded with consciousness.

This is not just some poetic abstract. It is the essence of who you are. The first and last maxim of self-realization, self-actualization and wisdom is, “Know Thyself”. If you are not conceiving of yourself as more than mere meat (flesh and blood) with a built-in biological computer (brain), then you are not aware, not awake and not actually even self-conscious; you are aware only of the limited biological sensory input provided by your immersion in a virtual reality game called ‘Life on Planet Earth’.

Is your mind trapped in this illusion? Break free.

Some insights to assist you…

Everything is vibratory in nature, including your thoughts.

Vibrations interact; they create interference patterns. Those interference patterns are the coherent harmonic knots of light that comprise (make up) the real universe you imagine you perceive. Your each and every thought is a little wavelet; clear, consistent and consciously chosen thoughts are longer and stronger waveforms.

When you hold a distinct thought pattern, your vibratory output interferes with the pre-existing wave forms in universe and creates new interference patterns and therefore changes what you perceive; thus, you change the reality picture that you perceive. Change your mind and you change your world. Thought creates reality.

What, exactly, are you thinking anyway? Start thinking on purpose.

You are intimately connected to the whole. Universe includes you.

You are not apart from unity. You are a part of the whole. There is no where you need to go. You are already here. There is no when you need to be. You are already now. And so it has always been and so it will always be; you will always only ever be here now. Be present and accounted for. Count yourself in.

What are you waiting for? Permission? Approval? Ok. You are approved. You have permission. Now, stop being a mere creature of circumstance and become a creator. Self-actualize. Start playing this game of life on planet earth for real.

Stop trying to be objective; stop trying to be an observer. Participate as if your life depends upon it.

Who you are and what you do matters and affects the whole.

You cannot escape responsibility. You are at cause. Every little thing you do creates effects that impact the all that is. Every breath you take impacts universe. When you breathe, you are not only breathing molecules of the earth’s atmosphere and changing the composition of it, you are also breathing (in and out) photons of light. The light you breathed out in your very first breath is now x (your age) light-years away. 53 for me. Somewhere in universe (as far away as 53 light-years), some thing or some body is right now breathing in a photon I breathed out 53 years ago. That distant part of universe is now a part of me, intimately connected. Native Americans are fond of pointing out that the air we breathe contains the dust/ashes of our ancestors.

Likewise, some of this light I breathe right now has come to me from my ancestral light of the big bang. You are ancient stardust breathing ancient starlight. If a simple butterfly flapping its wings in the Amazon has an effect on the weather on the other side of the world, imagine what impact you have on the whole universe when you jump up and down and make all that racket you are making.

When will you recognize how powerful you are, how important you are, how beautiful it is to be at-one-with the all that is?

Wisdom begins with knowing your self. Ask yourself… who is it that asks, “Who am I?”

No, it is not your mind or your intellect doing the asking. Just as you are not your body; you have a body…you have a mind but you are not your mind. Who is it that chooses to put the question, “Who am I?” in your mind. Don’t blame it on me just because I am writing it down for you. You made the choice to read this. Who is it that made that choice? Come on now, just exactly who do you think you are?

Get very still, take a deep breath and ask…Who Am I? The answer, if you are listening for it, will blow you away. Is it possible perhaps, that if you are at-one-with the all, then that is who you are…the all that is all?

Ok. Now you know who you are. Go about being and living your life that way instead of as just another member of a barely sentient race of humanoids inhabiting a small planet circling a medium size star at the edge of one of countless billions of galaxies in an ever expanding universe.

What you experience is a mirror of what you imagine yourself to be.

That is a tough one for many, especially those who spend so many meaningless hours attempting to attach meaning and relevance to meaningless acts. Ok, so are you are watching the nightly nightmare news or some soporific soap opera about neurotics and I come along to remind you that what you experience is your mirror. Ouch.

But guess what? When you stop for a moment and gaze upon the millions of stars on a clear night; you are gazing in the mirror. When you stare in wonder and in love into the eyes of your lover or your child, you are also looking in the mirror.
When you can, to quote William Blake:

“To see a world in a Grain of Sand,
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.”

…you are looking in the mirror.

When you catch snowflakes on your tongue on a full moon night

…you are looking in the mirror

When you stand in awe at a glorious sunset

…you are looking in the mirror

When you discover a brilliant Website

…you are looking in the mirror.

When you recognize that (to quote TS Elliot):

“We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.

Through the unknown, remembered gate
When the last of earth left to discover
Is that which is the beginning;

At the source of the longest river
The voice of the hidden waterfall
And the children in the apple-tree
Not known, because not looked for
But heard, half-heard, in the stillness
Between two waves of the sea.

Quick now, here, now, always —

A condition of complete simplicity
(costing not less than everything)

And all shall be well and
All manner of things shall be well
When the tongues of the flame are in-folded
Into the crowned knot of fire

And the fire and the rose are one.”

…You are looking in the mirror.

Thoughts and beliefs create reality.

You dream the meme. People everywhere are decrying the dangers of genetic engineering; but it is memetic engineering that is the greatest risk you are faced with. Who tells you what to believe? Who tells you what to think? Do you really think, do you really believe, that you do?? If so, why are you thinking so many useless or—worse—damaging thoughts? If so, why do you believe so many useless or non-serving beliefs? Are you really that self-destructive?

Are you discriminate enough, discerning enough, objective enough to tell the difference between information and propaganda, between education and indoctrination, between knowledge and programming?

You dream the meme; accept as a given the societal mindset; are captivated and captured by the cultural mythos.

But, you can, at any given moment, by an act of will, opt out and become free to create a new reality, a new perspective, by taking control of your thoughts and beliefs. Your thoughts are waveforms; your beliefs are waveforms. They interact with the quantum soup waveforms to create the interference patterns that you get to perceive as the stuff of your world.

This wondrous new tool, the World Wide Web, the connecting link between the biosphere and the Noosphere enables you, empowers you to transform the global cultural mythos, to transform the meme, to create a new reality.

So, quick, before the media moguls and the government bureaucrats steal yet another free thought and free speech medium, your connection to the world, the Internet, start using your connections to change the meme, change the theme, change the dream. Create a new myth.

You can change how and what you think and believe.

Some day very soon, maybe even as soon as you decide to change the way you think and believe, a critical mass of informational density of new interference patterns will cause a shift in the global societal mindset from conflict and paucity to peace and prosperity.

You can begin now to think intentionally rather than as a consequence, on purpose rather than by accident. You can begin now to believe first in you and then in what you imagine to be possible rather than continuing to believe in all that which limits who you are and what you can become.

Go on now. What are you waiting for? Climb up Maslow’s pyramid. Don’t slide down or allow yourself to be kept down. Look up. Strive for the apex. Settle for more.

You can transform your reality (and mine).

Yes, you can. Spread the word. Get viral. Become a memetic engineer. Become a conscious creator and contributor to the emerging Noosphere and the new arising global consciousness on and off the web. Help us all enter into the Age of Conscious Awareness.

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The Gift

Are you wasting your life away? Each day presents you with 1,440 minutes. No more, no less. That’s all you get. How many of those minutes are squandered? You might have 9,000 days in your life or you might have 36,001. How many have slipped away from you already? Thousands, perhaps. How many more wasted moments or days are you prepared to have?

I take the position that life is a wonderful gift and that it is to be appreciated as such. Failing to appreciate the gift is to devalue not only the gift but the giver as well. To appreciate means to honor, to esteem, to treasure, to cherish, to revere, to enjoy, to relish and also, to appreciate means to improve upon, to increase in value, to contribute to.

How you choose to go about living and appreciating your life is entirely up to you. You get to choose the how of life. There are as many ways to live as there are people who can imagine how to live. I like to say that the how of life may be complex, but the why is simple; it is to revere, relish and contribute.

Are you enjoying—relishing—yourself and your life? Are you being fulfilled? Does each day have purpose and meaning? Are you honoring, esteeming, revering your life? What will be your legacy? What will you do today and with the rest of your life that will demonstrate your appreciation?

Are you just spinning your wheels? Are you wasting the precious moments of your life doing things that have no value, hold no enjoyment and add nothing to your own upliftment or to the appreciation of life?

Are you a better and happier person today than you were yesterday? If not, why not? How much joy does your heart hold? How much love?

What percentage of your 1440 is spent being reverent, standing in awe of the miracle of your life and all creation; how much time in each day are you enjoying, savoring, relishing the pleasures of being alive; what are you doing in each day to make a contribution?

These are tough questions. It takes a certain stark honesty with self to answer them. There is no doubt that a large percentage of your time is wasted, thrown away as if in contempt. You may choose to be in denial about that, but if, in each moment, you are not a) standing in awe and reverence or b) cherishing and relishing the gift of being alive or c) making a contribution by consciously becoming more or adding value to the lives of others and/or the universe as a whole, then you are wasting your 1440 and devaluing the gift of life.

Take a day, any day, say yesterday, and write down how you spent your 1440. Let’s say you slept 8 hours, 480 minutes, one third of that day. That leaves you with 960. Take 20 of today’s 960 and analyze yesterday’s 960. In each of those 960, you were involved in some activity or action. You were being and behaving a certain way.

Examine each behavior, each action. Was there any reverence being expressed? What was relished, cherished, enjoyed? Were you contributing to self or universe in that action? Was life being gratefully appreciated? My bet is that, in most of those 960 moments, the answer is no. What a waste! You could have been revering, relishing and contributing, couldn’t you? It is simply a matter of choice; your choice.

You either chose to revere, relish and contribute or you chose not to. You either chose to appreciate the gift of life or you chose not to. In each and every moment, you made a choice.

Perhaps you did not make the choice consciously, intentionally and on purpose. It was, perhaps, made unconsciously, habitually, instinctually like a creature of circumstance or even, accidentally. You went through the day as if you were a choiceless, pre-programmed automaton and for all the value you received or gave, you might as well be.

Now that you are aware of that, you can make the choice to live consciously each and every moment of each and every day. Of course, you can also make the choice to go about living an unconscious life. It is always possible to go back to sleep. Try counting sheep.

What is your intention?

This is truly one of the most exquisite questions you can ask your self at any given moment. What is my intention in doing what I am doing right now? Also ask: What is my intention in thinking the way I think? What is my intention in holding the beliefs I hold?

It will help you get to the why of life. Ask…Why am I doing this? For what purpose?

Like I stated previously, the how of life may be complex, but the why is simple. You have been given the gift. Demonstrate your appreciation by your reverence, relishment and contribution.

Let’s take a little pause here for an analogy that might help you achieve some clarity.

You are going on a journey, perhaps a little adventure. You show up at the airport for your flight only to find out that it has been delayed for three hours. What is your response? It has happened enough to me to be able to tell you what most people’s response is. It is, “Rats. Now I have three hours to kill.” Very few react to this unexpected gift of time, three extra hours, to do something useful, to enjoy. Most look for ways to kill the time.

Airports are full of stores so that people with time on their hands can indulge in a little mindless consumerism. Airports are full of bars so that people with time on their hands can sample their drug of choice. Airports are full of TV sets so that people with time on their hands can distract themselves. There are also, in airports, a few good books to be discovered and read in the extra time; spaces set aside to do some productive work; chapels where a little meditation can be done or a few prayer of gratitude can be offered.

The bars and shops are usually crowded with people killing time. The workspaces are almost always (despite the fact that a large percentage of travelers are business travelers) underutilized. The chapels are almost always empty. Most of the readers are reading books they will not even remember a month later.

Most people in airports are just hanging out, killing time, waiting to go someplace else. Are you like that? Are you, perhaps, living most or even the whole of your life like that…killing time until time kills you?

Time is your most precious, non-renewable, continuously declining asset. 1440 minutes a day. That’s all you get to spend. How you choose to spend it denotes the value you place on it and the appreciation you have for the gift of the time of your life.

So many people are very careful about how they spend their money and so very careless about how they spend their time. They place enormous value on their money but devalue their time. No reverence, no relishing, no conscious contribution. What a waste.
Have you been just taking up space and passing the time away until you pass away?

You are unique. In the whole universe of a billion, billion galaxies, each containing a billion, billion stars and countless more things we have yet to imagine or conceive of, there is only one you. There may be six billion other human beings walking around on this particular planet that you inhabit right now, but there is only one you.

Only one you with your unique attributes, your special characteristics, your distinct potentials and your exceptional opportunities to offer the gift that you are to the rest of life.

The rest of us, your fellow humans, are awaiting your contribution. The whole universe awaits — in anticipation — for your very next thought, feeling, word and deed. Imagine that. Everything that you are and do adds to the whole of creation. Each new thought contributes to the totality of the universe. Your every act ripples out like the sun’s radiation, a waveform that washes up against all else having an effect, whether you admit it or not.

The universe is, by definition, all that is. Everything that exists, exists within the universe. The universe, taken as a whole, is the sum of its parts. One of its parts is you. Therefore, every new thought you think, and every feeling you have, every word you speak, every action you take, adds to the whole. You cannot help but contribute to the whole of the universe. The obvious questions that arise out of that are: Of what value are your contributions and are you contributing consciously, intentionally, on purpose??

You are light. That is your essence. Physically, you are composed of recycled stardust. Metaphysically, you are composed of the same light or radiance that enlivens all creation. Are you shining bright enough to light the way of your fellow travelers? There is a lot of darkness out there. You can light it up. The more you are, the more you shine. The more you become, the brighter you are.

You light up my life. At least, you can if you but choose to. Have you been denying or hiding your light? Why? You really have no valid excuses. Many others, with less to offer than you do, have given more, shone brighter.

I am going to remind you of something that you already know… there are people with less education, less intelligence, less opportunity and less ability than you have who are creating more abundance in life, making a greater contribution, have greater enjoyment and are more fulfilled than you are.

Why is that? Can it be attributed to fate, karma, providence or just plain good luck? I don’t think so. I think effects have causes. I think having is predicated upon doing and being. I think that enjoyment, appreciation, abundance, contribution, happiness and success happen on purpose. They are a matter of choice, not chance.

Some people achieve a certain level of mastery in life because they have made a simple choice to live life on purpose instead of by accident. They know and practice something very important. It is this: clarity, congruency and control of your thoughts and beliefs are consciously causal and success and happiness are the resulting effects.

Mastery of the game of life, therefore, is all about bringing clarity (or lucidity), congruency (or coherency) and control (or focus) to the activities of your consciousness. Take charge of your own programming. If you must be a creature of habit, then choose those habits that serve you. Make it a habit to have a grateful appreciation of the gift of life; make it a habit to revere, relish and contribute. Get addicted to grateful appreciation.

Appreciate the gift. Your life is a gift. You are the gift. Revere, relish and contribute.

Be reverent of the miracle of your life. Become reverent in your own presence. Relish life. Enjoy your self. Contribute to yourself and to all existence. Become more. Create more. Do it on and with purpose. Stop being an accidental participant in life.

Do you find life bewildering, incoherent and out of focus? Perhaps it is because you are.

Do you have clarity? Are you being lucid? Are you being incongruent, incoherent? Are you in control, disciplined and focused or is your life out of control?

Want to have more out of life? Get lucid. Get coherent. Get focused. Get empowered. Shine your light.

“The shift from incoherence to coherence can bring dramatic effects: A 60-watt light bulb, whose light waves could be made coherent as a laser, would have the power to bore a hole through the sun—from 90 million miles away.”

William A. Tiller, Professor Emeritus,
Stanford University, Science and Human Transformation: Subtle Energies, Intentionality and Consciousness

Now that is power. Imagine that: The light from a single 60-watt bulb, made coherent and focused as a laser, can burn a hole through the sun. Imagine this: You emit more light, more radiant energy than a mere 60-watt light bulb. What power you would have if you were to bring coherence and focus to all that you are and all that you do?

Get empowered. Start appreciating who you are. Stop diffusing the light that you are. Give the gift of you!

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A Beach Bum’s Explanation of 2012


What exactly is this point in time digitally defined as 11:11/12/21/2012?

The simplest answer is that it is nothing more than a string of numbers denoting a moment in time… the winter solstice of the year 2012. Winter, that is, if you are living in the Earth’s northern hemisphere; and the summer solstice if you are living in Earth’s southern hemisphere.

It is the moment in time when the 23.5 degree tilt of Planet Earth’s axis, relative to the plane of revolution, creates the greatest angular distance from the sun… for those folks living north of the equator.

It is the longest night of the year for northerners and the longest day for southerners.

So what? It occurs every year as regular as clockwork. What is so special about this particular one?

Well, that’s a long story, about 25,626 years long. It is a story about time and meaning and cosmic cycles.

We modern humans generally think of time as being linear. Yesterday is behind us, tomorrow is ahead of us. Minutes add up to days, days to years, years to centuries and centuries to millennia. We visualize that time is a line that starts at the beginning of the universe and continues into the distant future, perhaps extending into infinity.

But time is also cyclical and our measuring devices reflect that. A clock measures the passing moments. It returns to 12 o’clock every day at noon and 24 o’clock every day at midnight.

The lunar cycle is also a cyclical measurement of time, with the 28 day full moon cycle roughly counting out months in the year.

The seasons are also a cyclical time measurement of time. Every December 21st, we get to experience the solstice. You could call it the seasonal equivalent of midnight, with March 21st being analogous to 6 am/dawn/spring, June 21st being noon/summer and September 21st being 6 pm/dusk/autumn.

There is another much longer cyclical measurement of time. It is called the Precession of the Equinoxes, sometimes called the Platonic Year. Just as a year is measured by one circuit of the Earth around the Sun and noted by the two solstices of December 21st and June 21st and the two equinoxes of March 21st and September 21st, the Platonic Year is measured by one circuit of the axis of the Earth through the twelve signs of the Zodiac.

December 21st, 2012 at 11:11 am is the equivalent of midnight in this Platonic Year. It is also the end of the Mayan Long Count calendar, which began metaphorically at the Platonic Year autumnal equinox in August 11, 3114 BCE. The Mayan Long Count calendar is 5,125.36 years long, one quarter of the Platonic Year.

There is, however, a much longer cyclical measurement of time. It is called the Galactic Year. It is the amount of time it takes for our solar system to rotate once around the galactic core. If the birth of the sun can be said to be at 0 Galactic years, then you can say that life began on Earth at 10 Galactic Years and we are now at 20 Galactic Years. In fact, December 21st, 2012 is midnight on the last day of the last month of the last year of this current Galactic Year.

So, 11:11 12/21/2012 is not just a number signifying the end of the seasonal year (winter solstice) of 2012, it is also the end of the Mayan Long Count Calendar, the end of one 25,626 Precession of the Equinoxes and the end of the 225 million year long Galactic Year. It is a big midnight.

For those who conceive of time as being linear, it is seen as being an ending.

For those who understand the true nature of time as being cyclical, it is a new beginning; just a midnight denotes the beginning of a new day as much as it denotes the end of an old day.

Coincidently, the Indians who have their home half way around the world from the Mayan Indians, the Hindus, who also have their own fascinating cosmology and their own sense of time and space, also happen to believe that we are just now completing a major cosmic cycle of time they have named “Kali Yuga” and will soon be entering a new era in cosmic and human history.

If you never bothered making New Year’s Resolutions before, this might be a momentous time to think about doing so. Imagine a new beginning filled with innumerable possibilities for yourself as we enter into a new era of human history and commit right now to claiming your own full self-actualization. Now there is a resolution worthy of pursuit.

Me? The next day, December 22, after whatever is going to happen happens at that singular moment in time, I will be on a beach working on my tan and reading a good book. Probably have a cold beer towards sunset.

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The Wrong Road

Ever get the feeling you’ve chosen the wrong road or taken an ill-advised path?

I love beaches. I love being near, on or in the ocean. It sucks that we are killing our beautiful seas and what lives in them.

Today’s news includes a blurb that Japan is dumping thousands of tons of radioactive water into the sea. Nice.

Yesterday’s news was that BP spilled almost 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

Do you get the idea that we humans are heading down the wrong road? Our appetite for energy is enormous. We know oil is a huge pollution problem. We know that Nuclear power is dangerous as hell. We do have options that are less harmful. Yet we continue to travel towards the precipice.

Some days I wonder if we humans will even survive our own stupidity. Other days, I think we don’t deserve to.

I know… its not your problem. Besides which, what can you possibly do to turn things around? Fuck it. Might as well just party til it’s too late.

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Dangerous new pathogen and Monsanto’s Roundup

Some time ago, I wrote about the most evil company on the planet. Here is some updated information about Roundup; one of the many poisons from Monsanto.

Genetic Engineering: Scientists warn of link between dangerous new pathogen and Monsanto’s Roundup.

The war against your health and well-being goes on. Ignore it at your peril.

For more of the ugly truth about Monsanto, go here and here.

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Life is a Beach

Even if you were conceived in the back seat of a ’57 Chevy by two passionate and careless teenagers, the evidence is that you are here ‘on purpose’ and not ‘by accident’.

One day, while strolling along a beach, I got to thinking about silicon, carbon and the anthropic principle. If you’ve ever strolled along the water’s edge and felt “in tune” with it all, I imagine you’ll enjoy reading an article I’ve posted over at my website. It is called Life is a Beach.

Your comments are, as always, welcome and appreciated.

http://lesliefieger.ca/articles/life-beach.htm

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New Books

My buddy, Asoka Selvarajah, just published a new book called Aspire to Wisdom. It is a collection of his articles from his Aspire to Wisdom eZine. You can get it over at Amazon. https://www.createspace.com/3527411

Last year, I did the same thing; published a compilation of articles in book form entitled Awakenings, also available through Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Awakenings-Leslie-Fieger/dp/0557461405/

I’ve also been trying to convince another buddy of mine, Chuck Danes, of to do the same and publish a collection of his writings from his Enlightened Journey eZine in book form.

Asoka’s book is worth the read. So is mine. So will Chuck’s be when he gets around to making it available.

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Big Think

It is  such a pleasure to listen to, or to read, the thoughts of really bright people. So much of the information we are bombarded with each and every day is so un-intellectual it becomes mind numbing. Television is a wasteland. Most of what can be found on the Internet is a colossal waste of time.  So, it is a real joy to discover someplace where smart people are sharing their thoughts. Big Think is a collective blog site where you can read about things that will reinvigorate your own ability to think.

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Hyper Consciousness

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People who read my books, articles or blog posts occasionally email to ask me specific questions about a variety of subjects. Yesterday evening, this was the question received, “Do you believe in reincarnation? If so, can you explain it to me?”

Quite often, my responses to emails are terse replies, one sentence or even one word. This time, however, I was in the mood to provide a longer answer. You may enjoy reading it as well. So, here goes

The awareness that you have of your self as being a sentient being alive right now on Planet Earth is not the totality of who you are. This current experience that you are conscious of now, as you read this, is only one of your many dream creations.

You are, in fact, a vast and eternal consciousness that creates and experiences a multitude of realities. In each of these realities, you have immersed a separate fragment of yourself to such a degree that you have almost convinced that particular individual fragmentation of yourself that it is the totality of who you are. This particular temporal experience will, like all your other ones, someday cease to be. But, you will not. You are eternal.

This individual self-consciousness that you are aware of right now is simply of facet of the greater hyper-consciousness that is the real and eternal you. This hyper-consciousness can also be referred to as the OverSoul or Higher Self.

In the same way that Creator or Universal Consciousness has created a multitude of individualized Hyper-Consciousnesses or OverSouls, each OverSoul/Higher Self also creates, according to its own whim or desire, a subset of individual parts that each experiences a different reality.

The individualized facet of consciousness that is reading this is but one of these many subsets or parts of the totality of your Higher Self/OverSoul/Hyper-Consciousness. Each one of these many parts is, like the you that is reading this, almost convinced that it is the whole of self. However, deep in your heart, you know that you are more than the physical/emotional/mental awareness you are experiencing right now.

Since all these individualizations take place within time/space, some may occur separated by time and some occur separated by space. It is possible that you, as hyper-consciousness, are experiencing several lives right now in this same time frame in addition to experiencing several lives over time. It is not simply a matter of you being reincarnated; it is a matter of you choosing to have a multitude of experiences, some of which may be concurrent or contemporaneous and some of which may be sequential.

Since you are eternal and exist, like Creator, beyond time/space, you have the choice of existing, in your multi-faceted forms, in any time or space in any number of experiences.

Enjoy, play hard. Revere, relish, contribute.

Leslie

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