A Shamans View of Mental Illness

A West African shaman by the name of Dr. Malidoma Patrice Somé has a different view of mental illness compared to that of people in the western world, where we focus on pathology and the idea that the behavior exhibited by those diagnosed with the condition is something that needs to stop. Dr. Somé proposes […]

Source: A Shamans View of Mental Illness – Forever Conscious

Interpreting Khalil Gibran: Even when you are lost, you are already Home

Acharya Prashant - Words into Silence

“The significance of a man is not in what he attains,

but rather what he longs to attain.”

-Khalil Gibran, ‘Sand and Foam’

Question: Once during a discourse on the Bible, you too have said, “The more you know the Truth, the more you want to know; such is the expanse of the Truth, infinite.” If this be so, then what is coming back to Home? What is this whole thing about coming back Home? Can one ever really be Home? Khalil Gibran seems to say that more than arriving at Home, it is the longing for Home which is important.

Acharya Prashant: Listen again to what Khalil Gibran says. He says, “The significance of a man is not in what he attains, but rather what he longs to attain.”

Man is a constant search, man is a restlessness; that is how man…

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On Spiritual Egoism …

Spiritual egoism. It’s a sin worse than pride. It seems all of us are guilty of this transgression, from the hippie guru, a rabbi, a minister or priest in a church. Recognition of the many faces and facets of spiritual egoism is a positive sign that you are on the journey to fully understanding the battle of love versus hate.

Jesus Christ’s mission was all about “love one another”. But, walking The Path of Spirit Greatness is not a straight one. Spiritual egoism is a slippery slope and only underscores the narrowness of The Way. It seems to be guided. It is a moment to moment scruitany, and this is why the development of discernment in feeling is key. People like to criticize my views by sayjng that I don’t believe in Yeshua. None could be farther from my truth, because my guide stone is Yeshua’s very words: “BE LIKE ME”.

The question is how can we ever fully know what that admonition means in this life? To truly know it requires a transmutation of being: a transmutation of consciousness. However, as much as I desire that ideal, I readily admit that I am not yet ready to commit wholly to that transmutation process … and I question myself about “when” that next step will come to pass.

When will it become easy for me to commit to it? This inquiry has caused many challenges for me, and yes, anguish with the question of not knowing when. This is spiritual imperfection. Frankly, we, each of us, will always and ever not know unless and until we die. This is the big secret!

An out of body experience will not ever be definitive because of the sheer reality that you come back. To “know” means you never return. Nobody gets out alive and THAT is the fear. This is the unity. Looking into Death’s face is no BS and it cannot be sugar-coated.

In this Now, we are still in that embattled state of mind obsessed with “when” … and we are at the pinnacle. The focus of my generation is on what we can illuminate for those coming up behind us: the future generations who are our legacy.

The hubris of knowing is humbling. Thus, we collectively stare into the face of our own mortality and in so doing, we want to be heard because we are now truly of age. Hence, the desperation and fear: the din created by spiritual egoism.

Listen, it will always be someone’s latter days, and so an excuse to shout louder. So, to punctuate the dialogue with spirtual egoism is like pouring gas on the proverbial fire. Now, the “when” is shaping up to appear as the moment when “knowing” will be a platform of mutual agreement. This trigger point we collectively feel and act differently then those who went before us. Two, four, seven generations from now we will tell the story. Are we doomed to remain stuck? It takes constantly stepping back to view the big picture perspective to keep variables straight and in play. In conclusion we are each influenced profoundly by those who were with us during our development years. I also learned that all of us are the ultimate human potential. we can co create our own reality.

Daily Meditation

This is the secret to gaining wisdom and reaching Gnosis. I talk about all the time.

“The heart and mind must be brought into perfect equilibrium before true thinking or true spirituality can be attained. The highest function of the mind is reason; the highest function of the heart is intuition, a sensing process not necessitating the normal working of the mind.”

— Manly P. Hall
“Melchizedek and the Mystery of Fire”

Energy Update | with Matt Kahn

While it is your greatest desire to be fulfilled, there is often a belief suggesting that only through your specific personal desires can fulfillment come to be. This can create a tendency of chasing after the fulfillment of each desire, not knowing it is the constant pursuit of desire that blocks your ability to receive fulfillment. When too much seeking isn’t balanced with moments of gratitude and reflection, it creates aversions to circumstances where anything other than evidence of your personal desires are judged, overlooked, and denied.

Along a heart-centered path,
desires may come and go and whether fulfilled or not, true fulfillment is not measured by how many personal desires are realized.

Instead, fulfillment is honored as an awareness of grace or how deeply you are willing to receive the gift of each miraculous moment. When attached to desires, you are likely to be only looking for evidence of new things coming your way. If such proof isn’t found, you are likely to perceive another unfulfilling day engaging with the boredom of the same old things.

As you learn to separate the reality of fulfillment with the fantasy of personal desire, you are able to be nourished, sustained, and rejuvenated by your own vibration of light throughout each passing breath. While this doesn’t mean you won’t or shouldn’t live out the fantasy of any desire, you no longer rely on it as your imagined gateway to fulfillment. Instead, it is your willingness to receive all that is given, while daring to view the same old things from new and exciting perspectives that allows a depth of fulfillment beyond your most insatiable desires to blossom into being.

This is the heart of true integration.

All For Love,

Matt

On Consciousness …

There is only one consciousness, and it permeates the fabric of the Universe and is within all things. Check out Mind Over Matter – Consciousness and the Nature of Reality to explore this idea more deeply. We are all individuated threads of universal consciousness — that’s why it is sometimes referred to as SOURCE consciousness.

This one consciousness created multiple focal points of awareness within itself birthing many selves. These many selves are all part of and within the One Self and one of them is YOU — that makes the One Self is your highest self!

You are WITHIN Source, and paradoxically Source is within you.

Spring Equinox Heralds Nature’s New Year

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

March 21 – 3.21 is the first day of our year on the natural cycle.

Today marks the first day that all natural life springs into action, beginning a new cycle of life over the next 12 months.

The first day of SPRING is like the first hour of SUNRISE on a microcosmic scale…

The first day of SUMMER is like the first hour at MIDDAY….

The first day of FALL/AUTUMN is like the first hour of SUNSET…

The first day of WINTER is like the first hour at MIDNIGHT…

Everything is a microcosm of a macrocosm…

Everything in the natural world is perfectly balanced & synchronised.

We do not need to follow the spelling dates of manmade calnders to tell us when, what or how things are…

All we need to do is observe & tune into the natural cycle & order of nature itself.

Cannabinoids for Chemotherapy-induced Nausea and Vomiting: Overview of Systematic Reviews

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Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV), one of the most distressing chemotherapy-related adverse events (AEs), affects about 75% of patients undergoing chemotherapy. Antiemetic drugs are considered first-line treatments, while cannabinoids are considered an option to be used if other antiemetics fail. The cannabinoids used for CINV include tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and analogs of THC. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first synthetic cannabinoid as a prescription drug for the treatment of CINV in 1986. [Note: Dronabinol, synthetic THC (Marinol) was approved in 1986, not 1985 as the text states, as a schedule II drug. In 1999, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) transferred it from schedule II to schedule III. Non-synthetic THC (i.e., the kind in the plant) remains a DEA schedule I drug (no medical use).] In this overview, the authors summarize evidence from and critique the quality of published systematic reviews (SRs) of cannabinoids in CINV.

CINAHL, Cochrane Database…

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Current Events || Australian Aboriginals to get billions in compensation for land & spiritual loss in landmark case

Aboriginals in Australia have won a ground-breaking case that paves the way for billions of dollars in compensation claims for colonial land loss, as well as loss of spiritual connection.  […]

Read article here:  https://www.rt.com/news/453929-aboriginal-high-court-ruling-compensation-win/

Genetics || Harvard Scientists Have Discovered The DNA Switch That Controls Whole-Body Regeneration

Humans have long envied animals that are able to regenerate parts of their bodies. Arms, legs, tails, even whole chunks of the organism. Yet despite all the technology and best efforts, humans dont have this ability. However, this could all change. Harvard University uncovered the DNA switch that […]

Source: Harvard Scientists Have Discovered The DNA Switch That Controls Whole-Body Regeneration

Melchizedek Sanctuary || From the Emerald Tablets of Thoth The Atlantean

 

List ye, O man, to the voice of wisdom,
list to the voice of THOTH, the Atlantean.

Freely I give to thee of my wisdom,
gathered from the time and space of this cycle;
master of mysteries, SUN of the morning,
living forever, a child of the LIGHT,
shining with brightness, star of the morning,

THOTH the teacher of men, is of ALL.
Long time ago, I in my childhood,
lay ‘neath the stars on long-buried ATLANTIS,
dreaming of mysteries far above men.

Then in my heart grew there a great longing to
conquer the pathway that led to the stars.
Year after year, I sought after wisdom,
seeking new knowledge, following the way,
until at last my SOUL, in great travail,
broke from its bondage and bounded away.

Free was I from the bondage of earth-men.
Free from the body, I flashed through the night.
Unlocked at last for me was the star-space.
Free was I from the bondage of night.
Now to the end of space sought I wisdom,
far beyond knowledge of finite man.

Far into space, my SOUL traveled freely
into infinity’s circle of light.
Strange, beyond knowledge, were some of the planets,
great and gigantic, beyond dreams of men.

Yet found I Law, in all of its beauty, working
through and among them as here among men.

Flashed forth my soul through infinity’s beauty,
far through space
I flew with my thoughts.

Rested I there on a planet of beauty.
Strains of harmony filled all the air.

Shapes there were, moving in Order,
great and majestic as stars in the night;
mounting in harmony, ordered equilibrium,
symbols of the Cosmic, like unto Law.

Many the stars I passed in my journey,
many the races of men on their worlds;
some reaching high as stars of the morning,
some falling low in the blackness of night.

Each and all of them struggling upward,
gaining the heights and plumbing the depths,
moving at times in realms of brightness,
living through darkness, gaining the Light.

Know, O man, that Light is thine heritage.
Know that darkness is only a veil.
Sealed in thine heart is brightness eternal,
waiting the moment of freedom to conquer,
waiting to rend the veil of the night.

Some I found who had conquered the ether.
Free of space were they while yet they were men.
Using the force that is the foundation of ALL things,
far in space constructed they a planet,
drawn by the force that flows through the ALL;
condensing, coalescing the ether into forms,
that grew as they willed.

Outstripping in science, they, all of the races,
mighty in wisdom, sons of the stars.
Long time I paused, watching their wisdom.
Saw them create from out of the ether cities
gigantic of rose and gold.
Formed forth from the primal element,
base of all matter, the ether far flung.

Far in the past, they had conquered the ether,
freed themselves from the bondage of toil;
formed in their mind only a picture and swiftly
created, it grew.

Forth then, my soul sped, throughout the Cosmos,
seeing ever, new things and old;
learning that man is truly space-born,
a Sun of the Sun,
a child of the stars.

Know ye, O man, whatever from ye inhabit,
surely it is one with the stars.

Thy bodies are nothing but planets revolving
around their central suns.

When ye have gained the light of all wisdom,
free shall ye be to shine in the ether —
one of the Suns that light outer darkness —
one of the space-born grown into Light.

Just as the stars in time lose their brilliance,
light passing from them in to the great source,
so, O man, the soul passes onward,
leaving behind the darkness of night.

Formed forth ye, from the primal ether,
filled with the brilliance that
flows from the source,
bound by the ether coalesced around,
yet ever it flames until at last it is free.

Lift up your flame from out of the darkness,
fly from the night and ye shall be free.

Traveled I through the space-time,
knowing my soul at last was set free,
knowing that now might I pursue wisdom.
Until at last, I passed to a plane,
hidden from knowledge,
known not to wisdom,
extension beyond all that we know.

Now, O man, when I had this knowing,
happy my soul grew,
for now I was free.
Listen, ye space-born,
list to my wisdom:
know ye not that ye, too, will be free.

List ye again, O man, to my wisdom,
that hearing, ye too, might live and be free.
Not of the earth are ye — earthy,
but child of the Infinite Cosmic Light.

Know ye not, O man, of your heritage?
Know ye not ye are truly the Light?
Sun of the Great Sun, when ye gain wisdom,
truly aware of your kinship with Light.

Now, to ye, I give knowledge,
freedom to walk in the path I have trod,
showing ye truly how by my striving,
I trod the path that leads to the stars.

Hark ye, O man, and know of thy bondage,
know how to free thyself from the toils.
Out of the darkness shall ye rise upward,
one with the Light and one with the stars.

Follow ye ever the path of wisdom.
Only by this can ye rise from below.
Ever man’s destiny leads him onward
into the Curves of Infinity’s ALL.

Know ye, O man, that all space is ordered.
Only by Order are ye One with the ALL.
Order and Balance are the Law of the Cosmos.
Follow and ye shall be One with the ALL.

He who would follow the pathway of wisdom,
open must be he to the flower of life,
extending his consciousness out of the darkness,
flowing through time and space in the ALL.

Deep in the silence,
first ye must linger until at last ye
are free from desire,
free from the longing to speak in the silence.

Conquer by silence, the bondage of words.
Abstaining from eating until we have conquered
desire for food, that is bondage of soul.

Then lie ye down in the darkness.
Close ye your eyes from the rays of the Light.
Centre thy soul-force in the place of thine consciousness,
shaking it free from the bonds of the night.

Place in thy mind-place the image thou desireth.
Picture the place thou desireth to see.
Vibrate back and forth with thy power.
Loosen the soul from out of its night.
Fiercely must thou shake with all of thy power
until at last thy soul shall be free.

Mighty beyond words is the flame of the Cosmic,
hanging in planes, unknown to man;
mighty and balanced, moving in Order,
music of harmonies, far beyond man.

Speaking with music, singing with color,
flame from the beginning of Eternity’s ALL.
Spark of the flame art thou, O my children,
burning with color and living with music.
List to the voice and thou shalt be free.

Consciousness free is fused with the Cosmic,
One with the Order and Law of the ALL.
Knew ye not man, that out of the darkness,
Light shall flame forth, a symbol of ALL.

Pray ye this prayer for attaining of wisdom.
Pray for the coming of Light to the ALL.

Mighty SPIRIT of LIGHT that shines through the
Cosmos, draw my flame closer in harmony to thee.
Lift up my fire from out of the darkness,
magnet of fire that is One with the ALL.
Lift up my soul, thou mighty and potent.
Child of the Light, turn not away.
Draw me in power to melt in thy furnace;
One with all things and all things
in One, fire of the life-strain and
One with the Brain.

When ye have freed thy soul from its bondage,
know that for ye the darkness is gone.
Ever through space ye may seek wisdom,
bound not be fetters forged in the flesh.

Onward and upward into the morning, free flash,
O Soul, to the realms of Light. Move thou in Order,
move thou in Harmony, freely shalt move
with the Children of Light.
The Space Born

Seek ye and know ye, my KEY of Wisdom.
Thus, O man, ye shall surely be free.

-Tablet IV, The Emerald Tablets of Thoth