Techniques to Expand Your Consciousness

consciousnessPaul Lenda – Evolution is a process of ebbs and flows. Contraction and expansion are a normal part of the process and both have their place. However, when we expand our perspective to have an ultra-wide field of awareness, we see that everything evolve and expands. Even the universe, the most macro-scale construct we know of, is in a state of expansion right now and has been for nearly 14 billion years.

The old Hermetic principle of ‘as above, so below’ holds true with our consciousness as well. The macrocosm is reflected in the microcosm. Our consciousness fractal yearns to expand and evolve. Periods of contraction are normal and even necessary to become clear on what is best for us, but the overall dynamic preferred by our consciousness is expansion. Continue reading “Techniques to Expand Your Consciousness”

Create Art, Not Excuses!

creativeFiona Reilly – We all have creative endeavours that we would like to put more energy into. Ways of expressing ourselves that brings joy, fulfillment and perhaps a sense of liberation. Yet a myriad of things stop us and cause us to procrastinate. We find 101 other things to do rather than begin that project. There are dishes to be washed, facebook to be scrolled through and goodness knows what else to keep us distracted from that creative expression.

There are many reasons that cause us not to engage in those pursuits that we know will ultimately bring us delight and gratification. How awesome is the feeling of dancing, singing, creating whatever and giving ourselves into soulful expression. We usually have our own personal distortions and blockages around creative endeavors. Continue reading “Create Art, Not Excuses!”

We Have No Idea How Good We Can Get

humanPaul Rosenberg – I can still remember the first time someone told me that they believed in the Calvinist doctrine of “the depravity of man.” It shocked me. To complain about human behavior I very well understood; there’s plenty of bad behavior in the world. But to flatly call the human species depraved… hopelessly unredeemable… that was, and remains, obscene to me.

The sad truth, however, is that the modern West swims in a sea of Calvinism. The corporate bullhorns feed everyone they can a steady diet of the bad, ugly, and if possible the bloody. Under their influence, we would believe that all is darkness, that truth is illusion, that the human path is ever-downward, and that all professions of goodness are scams. Continue reading “We Have No Idea How Good We Can Get”

Why You Can Do Anything You Want… And Why You Can’t

humanPaul Rosenberg – People frequently tell children “You can do anything you want.” And this causes a lot of confusion, because in the real world, they can’t. And after their first clash with the aforesaid real world, the child is left wondering all sorts of unpleasant things:

Did mom and dad lie to me?

Are they just ignorant?

Am I defective?

Should I find someone to blame?

The worst thing about this, however, is that the child is likely to have their opinion of themselves reduced. And that’s tragic. As I’ve noted many times, we are magical creatures. Humans, alone in the known universe, are able to create willfully… are able to reverse entropy willfully. Continue reading “Why You Can Do Anything You Want… And Why You Can’t”

The American destiny – The creative force at the dawn of a new future

CreativityJon Rappoport – Whenever a breakthrough occurs for the individual, there is a stepping back, a retrenching, a delay, an attempt to reset the clock and push the breakthrough away. This delay tactic can last a week, a month, or, historically, a hundred years.

We are in the middle of such a delay, after serial revelations that erupted in the latter part of the 19th century.

Individual artists (and a few philosophers) became aware that: imagination gives birth to ideas that in turn shape personal reality.

Therefore, reality is very elastic and changeable.

America—and indeed, the world—stood on the brink of a great internal revolution.

The creative IS the spiritual. Continue reading “The American destiny – The creative force at the dawn of a new future”