Seeking Solitude In Nature: A Meditation Teacher Shares Her Story

Stephanie Nash is a mindfulness coach & has worked closely with Shinzen Young for 20 years.

solitude in nature

By the time we’re 60, we will have been alive for almost 22,000 days on this planet, rarely, if ever, stopping to watch just one. By immersion into nature in solitude, we allow the natural human to become entrained to the nature of the planet we are part of.

On the 7th day, my mind was flowing at the speed of sea fog. Or maybe that was the description of my nervous system. I felt so present with a gentle flow — and my mind felt open to whatever arises. Good stuff.

 

I had been camping in solitude in nature — on a hill over the ocean on the coast of California — as I have done twice a year for the past 20+ years. I jokingly call it my “People Fast”, which I have always assumed I needed since, as a meditation teacher and an actress, what I do in the world involves intense and intimate interactions with people, and I figured that we always need an opportunity to “clear out” and refresh or reground ourselves.

But there is more to it than that — at least for me.

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Solitude In Nature For Monasticization

I find this immersion into nature – in total solitude – to be the most advantageous environment for cultivating deeper states, insights, and restoration. It is my monastery.

As a mindfulness meditation teacher, I am, of course, always encouraging people to set aside time to practice – whether formal eyes-closed practice or incorporating mindfulness into daily activities – so that they are…

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Trees Talk to Each Other in a Language We Can Learn, Ecologist Claims

I knew this was possible, because on occasion, I have talked to trees. One morning, standing at the edge of a massive mudslide that wiped out part of Summit Road in the Santa Cruz mountains, the Redwoods told me that it was a group agreement; some of the trees agreed to sacrifice themselves to make a really strong statement, that they didn’t want any more building in this forest. As I started to walk on the mud, they told me “You’re o.k. here, but if you go any further, you’re on your own.” ~PB

Trees Talk to Each Other in a Language We Can Learn, Ecologist Claims

February 28, 2018 at 9:29 pm

A massive web of hair-like mushroom roots transmit secret messages between trees, triggering them to share nutrients and water with those in need.

Like humans, trees are extremely social creatures, utterly dependent on each other for their survival. And, as it is with us, communication is key.

After scientists discovered pine tree roots could transfer carbon to other pine tree roots in a lab, ecology professor Suzanne Simard set out to figure out how they did it.

What she discovered was a vast tangled web of hair-like mushroom roots — an information super highway allowing trees to communicate important messages to other members of their species and related species, such that the forest behaves as “a single organism.”

The idea that trees could share information underground was controversial. Some of Simard’s colleagues thought she was crazy.

Having trouble finding research funding, she eventually set out to conduct the experiments herself, planting 240 birch, fir and cedar trees in a Canadian forest.

She covered the seedlings with plastic bags and filled them with various types of carbon gas.

An hour later she took the bags off, ran her Geiger counter over their leaves and heard “the most beautiful sound,” she says in the Ted Talk below:

“Crrrrr… It was the sound of Birch talking to Fir,” she said.

“Birch was saying, ‘hey, can I help you?’”

“And Fir was saying yeah, can you send me some of your carbon? Somebody threw a shade cloth over me.”

She also scanned the cedar’s leaves, and as she suspected — silence. The cedar was in its own world. It was not connected into the fungal web linking birches and firs.

The birch and fir were in a “lively two-way conversation,” Simard says.

When the fir was shaded by the birch in summer, the birch sent more carbon to it. When the birch was leafless in the winter, the fir sent more carbon to it.

The two trees were totally interdependent, Simard discovered, “like yin and yang.”

That’s when Simard knew she was onto something big… In the past, we assumed trees were competing with each other for carbon, sunlight, water and nutrients. But Simard’s work showed us trees were also cooperators.

 

They communicate by sending mysterious chemical and hormonal signals to each other via the mycelium, to determine which trees need more carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and carbon, and which trees have some to spare, sending the elements back and forth to each other until the entire forest is balanced.

“The web is so dense there can be hundreds of kilometers of mycelium under a single foot step,” Simard says.

The mycelium web connects mother trees with baby trees, allowing them to feed their young.

A single mother tree can provide nourishment for hundreds of smaller trees in the under-story of her branches, she says.

Mother trees even recognize their kin, sending them more mycelium and carbon annd reducing their own root size to make room for their babies.

This new understanding of tree communication had Simard worried about the implications of clear-cutting.

When mother trees are injured or dying, they send their wisdom onto the next generation. They can’t do this is if they are all wiped out at once.

“You can take out one or two hub trees, but there comes a tipping point, if you take out one too many, the whole system collapses,” she says.

Often clear-cut forests are replanted with only one or two species. “These simplified forests lack complexity making them vulnerable to infection and bugs.”

To ensure the survival of the planet’s lungs at a time when they are most crucial, Simard suggests four simple solutions to end the damage caused by clear cutting :

1. Get out in the forest more — this in and of itself will remind us how interdependent we are on this ecosystem.

2. Save old growth forests as repositories of genes, mother trees and mycelium networks.

3. Where we do cut, save the “legacy” trees so they can pass on important information to the next generation.

4. Regenerate cut patches with diverse native species.

Aluna Ash- 9D: MASSIVE SHIFTS! 8/2

MASSIVE SHIFTS! 8/2

Published on Aug 21, 2019
https://youtu.be/Oum5gEP4lx4

 

Oops- 2nd moon cycle begins 8/23 not 8/22** 8/22 is the last day of the 1st moon cycle.
Changes with the Trees video: https://youtu.be/vIeP4fZdL3Q

I believe what I started seeing w the trees etheric bodies starting 3 1/2 weeks ago nonstop was the Amazon coming to the collective consciousness. I couldn’t figure out exactly why I was seeing the aetheric body of the trees looking dead I thought maybe I was seeing the transformation of the seasons that hasn’t fully manifested in the physical tree yet in the etheric body. But im seeing energy shifts w insects/plants/everything so maybe its both. Seeing the changes w the trees as group consciousness clairvoyantly/ in mind’s eye & the change on the kingdoms taking place.

So with this timing shift, you may have to check what matrix day it is more often..or the “time” which is all just a construct of thought. We developed a web of thoughtforms that created a grid system and an artificial timing frequency that has kept us out of sync with the natural rhythms of synchronicity and the ebb and flow of our multidimensional energy. Now we are re-merging with that. In sense, the false timing construct is dissolved that has kept the artificial timing frequency of the matrix “alive” for many.

Another thing that I wanted to mention is you can bring tools that are connected to your 3rd dimensional experience to your higher dimensional timeline, 5D & beyond.. as long as it’s in alignment with you at a heart and soul level. Example: Tarot, tarot is aligned with me but in a different way now than it once was.. I don’t watch tarot readings anymore but I enjoy doing readings & I enjoy the energy and archetypes and the symbolism… and the way I do readings is evolving with me as I evolve. Same thing with astrology.. my view on the energy and archetypes has changed so much that I no longer resonate with watching astrology videos like I once did, unless it shows up in my reality (through synchronicity, not really seeking or looking for it) but I still use/talk about astrology. So what I’m saying is if something’s aligned with you but you have changed me fall if you can still take that with you and incorporate that into your life in a different way.

We have a couple of massive periods of constant 6D Light Codes coming in soon🤗🤗 basically from about October 23rd to the December 25th Solar Eclipse, which is a pivotal point in this multi-dimensional timeline merge. All in connection to the new cosmic cycle of the Divine Feminine, the tone of this Galactic year & what it represents and re-merging with the 13th gate which has been blocked off during our descending cycle within the Gregorian calendar timing system- 12:60 timing frequency which is a looping system, that in a way, kept many blocked off from the natural rhythms of synchronicity, our multidimensional selves, the natural rhythm of energy and what we call planets, Stars Sun, Moon, Astroids, etc..

In this cycle, more of the collective is moving beyond time & aware of it, so how we measure “time” will change with it. 2012 was the galactic link up to this timing system… there’s been a lot of different things said about what 2012 actually was/is/represented. I know it to be the galactic link up of the new system/new paradigm connected to the natural timing frequency & creation point of a new construct through sovereignty that we are experiencing now among other things

8/23-8/24 influx of Light Codes

New moon portal- 8/27- 8/30

Rays coming in through the New Moon- 8/30-9/2

Shifts 9/21-923 Equinox to balance the feminine and masculine energies before we have more of the cosmic energy coming in from Mid October to December 25th Solar Eclipse.

This is a powerful & beautiful time. YOU choose your timeline, we’re multidimensional & you can move out of any situation!

 

 

 

8 P.M. NEW TIME: Return to Your Truth: Cobra Confirms – most ‘dangerous outcomes’ eliminated. But, “What About the Draco?”

Cobra Confirms – most ‘dangerous outcomes’ eliminated. But, “What About the Draco?”

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Cobra Confirms – most ‘Dangerous Outcomes’ eliminated. “But What About the Draco?” Continuation needed + DNA Upgrade 

[No full show this week … just a short energy training for classified reasons. Details below]

Another great update by Cobra has confirmed that the deepest underlying quantum mechanical changes needed as a prerequisite to the Event … are indeed happening, with scientific citations provided.

So a huge kudos & salute to all of you who participated in the August 10th “Ending the Quarantine” meditation….the recent series of 144k meditations (and any 15min shorter meditations you may have done too) … as this has made the difference in upgrading the planetary timeline to where “ … the planetary liberation process can continue in a slightly more balanced way”.

Cobra likes to be conservative about it, so I’m going to go out on a limb and say “ … in a SIGNIFICANTLY more balanced way”.

But I understand him … because it is a volatile situation still, hence the off-world Light Forces’ call to do as many private remote planetary clearing sessions in a way that is safe & much more effective.

Doing the 15min Flower of Life meditation here – on Sundays (for 9 to 5rs) will also help a lot.

As always … as powerful as collective consciousness is, combining it with the unmatched …

ENERGETIC BACKING …

… of The Teams has been a critical part in preventing things from seriously going south during the Lion’s Gate and opening the way for an unprecedented clearing of the plasma anomaly on August 11th.

Of course … the Illumanati/Cabal are doing regular rituals these days in the hope of retrieving the situation (for them), and there’s been a LOT of timeline manipulation lately… so keep a close eye on your inbox as I may need to call a 144k Mass Meditation anytime before the Sept 22 Equinox Meditation.

There is a ‘revitalization process’ going on with the 144k … the Special-Ops of the Starseed civilian population on the surface (which numbers up to 6 million) … that I have to keep classified for now.

In the mean-time, be sure to take some time to strengthen your connection with the Teams … as this also has the added benefit of keeping things safe for you, especially during your sacred energy work.

A big kudos to the crew at We Love Mass Meditations … as they are organizing Buddic Columns on the specific locations of ‘programming sites’ listed in one of Cobra’s citations/links. It is recommended that experienced members of the 144k take a look at the excellent research done by the WLMM team, and use the Internal Compression Breaktrhough Audio to show these locations to the Teams… and address the mind control situation on this planet much more thoroughly.

The unique role of the 144k is to use Beyond Multiversal Energies/Light & each Member’s I-AM Presence, to knock out such locations in one fell-swoop, as …

… darkness is familiar with Buddhic energy … and has Veil technologies to shield sensitive places from Buddhic & other higher-dimensional energies … and I’ve been told of more than one anecdotal incident of a person’s energy seriously going downhill after using them on specific locations.

Feel free to participate in this important meditation project, though … and on the off chance that your energy/life circumstances go south, just use the ICB to get yourself out of it and put yourself on a more optimal timeline.

When working on the mind control centers listed in the WLMM Buddhic Columns meditation there is additional information 144k Members should be aware of:

The children being tortured in these places are not always captives… some of them are living “normal” lives with their families while being taken underground to these places and brutally tortured.

When explaining recently to one of these precious children that there are many of us 144k Members and White Hats working hard every day to stop this horrifying situation and that the war has now reached the surface, the child asked …

, “But What About the Draco?”

According to Corey Goode and other SSP Insiders, the Draco are controlled by the AI … and once the AI is dissolved, the Draco will simply stop their terrible cruelty. 

In the meantime … use the ICB if you have it, and show this horrifying situation of these mind control centers to the Teams, and ask the Teams to deal with, bind, and remove the Draco, dissolve the AI, and free these children from the hell they’re currently living.

We’ll be doing the same here at Ground Crew Command …

Every 144k Member has unique and special talents, so we need all hands on deck for this one!

How the predicted DNA Upgrade/Activation period of Aug 10-15 was shut down, and what to do about it

As I expected (and explained in last week’s blockbuster episode [glitchy in the first few mins] ) … most haven’t reported anything regarding the DNA Upgrade of this August window.

Rest-assured … the prediction was accurate, but like so many other ‘spiritual luminaries’ who receive intel on such things … (some of whom still watch Cabal/Establishment media, believe-it-or-not) … there’s little understanding of the situation here on Earth, and they don’t fully appreciate the extent of things like implants … a fundamental part of the Grid/Veil.

This is partly because they … “don’t want to focus on the dark stuff”, (which is NOT helping humanity).

So in lieu of doing a normal 2 hr saga of an episode this week, (which I can’t do, because I’ve got just too much cooking in the 144k lab) … I’ll by giving you a free & new implant visualization to do, with the Gamalghoom, (… BRILLIANT auric technicians).

It’ll be about 20mins, at the new earlier hour of 8pm EDT.

It involves implants that suppress DNA & also monitor your overall frequency (especially when it rises) …. addressing these particular implants is an intrinsic and necessary prelude to DNA Activation … as long as the Veil/Grid still exists.

But this technique doesn’t actually involve removing the implants … because they would simply get replaced by the Matrix. This is a technique that has been developed to allow you to activate your DNA, raise your frequency, and do your soul mission, without the Matrix detecting you!

So tune in to this new approach to this massive issue, to realize our power & freedom sooner. 

Click the link below to the 144k Member’s Area, where the show can be heard live, or downloaded later if you’re in another part of the world.

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The Oracle Report by Laura Walker: Tuesday, August 20, 2019

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The Oracle Report
by Laura Walker

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Disseminating Moon Phase: share, communicate

Moon in Aries

Tzolkin: 6 Reed

Skill: place your focus on what is new and beautiful

True Alignments (Higher Octaves): the inner voice, using one’s voice, gathering of like minds, expressions of faith, the descent of Spirit, making preparations, trust, safe, easy-going, putting something into reality, getting a bigger picture

Catalysts for Change (Lower Octaves): confusion, scattered, overwhelmed by information, unsettled, unstable, the need to be heard above others, the need to suffer, scapegoating, playing games with people’s emotions, deception, throwing out the baby with the bathwater, wild goose chases
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month: “glassblowers shape beautiful vases with their controlled breathing” (co-creation with Spirit)

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: “fairies dancing in the setting Sun” (beginning of the end of the archontic control systems)

Today we have four themes playing out in the energies:


1 – BIG REVELATIONS – Information flows today with the Sun discharging 28 Leo, “many little birds on the limb of a large tree,” and Venus discharging 30 Leo, “an unsealed letter.” What else will come out that has everyone talking?


2 – AT THE GATE – Around 7 am EST/11 am UTC, the Moon made a square with Pluto, prompting thoughts today about how we want things to be and what needs to be “put down” in order for that to happen. The Moon was discharging “the gate to the garden of all fulfilled desires,” while Pluto is discharging “a general accepting defeat gracefully.” What is holding you back from inner peace?


3 – ALTERNATIVES – The Earth is discharging “a tree felled and sawed to ensure a supply of wood for the winter.” This tells us that we have alternatives and other options with what is already available or present. How can you change the function of something to better serve?


4 – SIGNS – As we know, this month is about co-creating with Spirit. Today we receive more divine inspiration. Mars is discharging 02 Virgo, “a large white cross- dominating the landscape – stands alone on top of a high hill.” This is the Mystic Path – where signs and synchronicities abound when we are “looking upward.”

The themes have been the very similar lately because Mars, Venus, and the Sun have been close together, one discharging an energetic after another. All of this helps us get a message that we are supposed to receive this month.

Crazy days and nights of “archons gone wild” are upon us, as expected if you have been following the Oracle Report for a while. For new folks, in 2015, I was told by Kali herself that 2015 – 2020 would be the end of the Kali Yuga. It seemed far afield then. It does not anymore.

If you are weary (and many are), it is a sign to devote your attention elsewhere – preferably toward creativity and creation of new things. It starts inside of us by doing what is more fulfilling. The Moon square Pluto aspect today (with the symbols “the gate to the garden of all fulfilled desires” and “a general accepting defeat gracefully”) indicates that we are at a personal limit, and in order to move forward, we have to let the past go.

This may mean turning away from something you have devoted a great deal of time to including relationships, jobs, hopes, plans, places, paradigms, ideals – anything. Only you know what that might be.

With this, the Black Moon has moved to 13 Pisces, “a sword, used in many battles, in a museum.” Past “battles” are left for observation and study.

6 Reed teaches us about transforming our responsibilities, usually by seeing that some things are not or are no longer our responsibility. It seems heavy, but it actually produces great relief. Remember that this month’s energy wants us to breathe life into something new and beautiful. That’s where we want to focus today – on something new and beautiful.

This report may make more sense tonight, so you may want to reread or re-listen to it later.

Wishing you a new and beautiful day!

Two new audiopods at
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“Epstein thevArchon” August 14, 2019
(8:34)

“New and Beautiful” August 20, 2019
(4:54)

 

Google Staffer Releases Documents Exposing Massive Censorship of Pro-Life, Conservative Web Sites

A Google staffer today released documents exposing a massive censorship campaign where the ubiquitous Google search engine purposefully censored pro-life and conservative web sites, including LifeNews.com.

Google Insider Zachary Vorhies has given an interview to watchdog group Project Veritas where he discusses how he documented Google censorship of leading pro-life and conservative web sites for over a year. He made the decision to go public in an on-the-record video interview after Google went after him following the release of the information to Project Veritas.

He decided to go public after receiving a letter from Google, and after he says Google allegedly called the police to perform a “wellness check” on him.

Along with the interview, Vorhies asked Project Veritas to publish more of the internal Google documents he had previously leaked.

“I gave the documents to Project Veritas, I had been collecting the documents for over a year. And the reason why I collected these documents was because I saw something dark and nefarious going on with the company and I realized that they were going to not only tamper with the elections, but use that tampering with the elections to essentially overthrow the United States,” he said.

Project Veritas has released hundreds of internal Google documents leaked by Vorhies. Among those documents is a file called “news black list site for google now.” The document, according to Vorhies, is a “black list,” which restricts certain websites from appearing on news feeds for an Android Google product. The list includes conservative and pro-life web sites like LifeNews.com, Newsbusters, Gateway Pundit, Glenn Beck and the Media Research Center.

In June, Project Veritas published internal Google documents revealing “algorithmic unfairness” towards pro-life and conservative web sites like LifeNews. Vorhies told Project Veritas these were documents that were widely available to full-time Google employees.

“These documents were available to every single employee within the company that was full-time. And so as a full-time employee at the company, I just searched for some keywords and these documents started to pop up. And so once I started finding one document and started finding keywords for other documents and I would enter that in and continue this cycle until I had a treasure trove and archive of documents that clearly spelled out the system, what they’re attempting to do in very clear language.”

Shortly after releasing the information, Vorhies received a letter from Google containing several “demands.” Vorhies told Project Veritas that he complied with Google’s demands, which included a request for any internal Google documents he may have personally retained. Vorhies also said he sent those documents to the Department of Justice Antitrust Division.

SIGN THE PETITION! Attention Facebook, Twitter, Google and YouTube: Stop Censoring Pro-Lifers

After having been identified by an anonymous account (which Vorhies believes belongs to a Google employee,) on social media as a “leaker,” Vorhies was approached by law enforcement at his residence in California. According to Vorhies, San Francisco police received a call from Google which prompted a “wellness check.”

Vorhies described the incident to Project Veritas:
https://youtu.be/g1VeElBAeas

“they got inside the gate, the police, and they started banging on my door… And so the police decided that they were going to call in additional forces. They called in the FBI, they called in the SWAT team. And they called in a bomb squad.”

“[T]his is a large way in which [Google tries to] intimidate their employees that go rogue on the company…”

Partial video of the incident was provided to Project Veritas. San Francisco police confirmed to Project Veritas that they did receive a “mental health call,” and responded to Vorhies’ address that day.

Another newly published document titled “Fringe ranking/classifer: Defining channel quality” lists an example ranking of various news sites, including CNN and FOX News. 
A document titled “Fake news & other fringe: Trashy recap” reveals that videos are rated by multiple “human raters.”

Vorhies told Project Veritas that he hopes more insiders at Google decide to go public and discuss big tech abuses.

“My message to those that are on the fence is I released the documents. They can go in, they can see everything that Google is doing and then they can see the scale of it. Because I think that there’s a lot of engineers that have a hint that things are wrong, but they don’t understand the colossal scale that it’s at. And so for those people, I say, look at the documents, take the pulse of America, see what’s happening and come and tell the world you know what you already know to be true.”

Project Veritas requested comment from Google on this story but did not receive a response at the time of this publication. Google has also not responded to a media query from LifeNews.

https://www.lifenews.com/2019/08/14/google-staffer-releases-documents-exposing-massive-censorship-of-pro-life-conservative-web-sites/

DAYKEEPER’S ENERGY UPDATE WEEK OF AUGUST 17–23, 2019: A PARTY IN VIRGO?

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DAYKEEPER’S ENERGY UPDATE
WEEK OF AUGUST 17–23, 2019

A PARTY IN VIRGO?

Well, it would be a work party,
of course! Speaking of careful,
responsible, caring Virgo, Mars
enters this unassuming yet powerful
sign on Saturday, and lovely Venus
joins him there on Wednesday. Virgo
is grounded, dedicated, and
analytical. Says Crystal, “Our
interactions will tend to be less
showy and more about service,
discernment and support for mutual
progress.”

When Sun too strides
into Virgo next Saturday, we’ll
be caught up in the autumnal
back-to-school flurry. Summer’s
coming to an end… time to get
back to work! And with all that
Virgo energy, we’ll even feel happy
about that—eager for the challenges
of new achievements and experience
to begin. Bring it on!

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Holotropic Frontiers In Inner Power | Spirit of Change

“There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants,
and the other is getting it.” ~ Oscar Wilde

Holotropic Frontiers In Inner Power

The culture-changing shift from power over to power with to power within
has already begun.

By Tav Sparks 
Published:

The first of the Buddha’s Four Noble Truths states that all life is, or contains suffering. No kidding. Here is a principle on which we can all agree. The second truth says that that suffering is caused by unfulfilled desire or craving. Stated informally, the Taoist Lao Tzu offered that the Great Way is easy if we are not addicted to our preferences, to our personal desires. Almost all spiritual systems — as well as many modern psychotherapies — agree that one of our most basic and powerful human drives is the search for true happiness, freedom, and empowerment.

Most systems propose, in one metaphor or another, that one of the core causes of our suffering is that we are deeply mistaken about how to go about finding this lasting, authentic happiness. We all wish to confront this looming tragedy of disempowerment that has for millennia gripped planetary civilizations. As Morpheus told his disciple in the movie The Matrix, before he “unplugged” him from his imprisonment in the Matrix: “You’ve been living in a dream world, Neo.” What seemed to make this movie series so wildly popular was that it struck a universal, or archetypal, chord.

It sounded a note that so many of us either consciously or unconsciously feel — most of us for our entire lives. This is that we have been misled by the current world dream. Because of this, we are unable to find our way to freedom. The glamour that binds us is daily rewoven. It is a spell of global magnitude. It is consciously or unconsciously reinforced by systems of thought, where the primary directive seems to be to prepare each new generation to be continually slotted into some subservient role in the global cultural dream experiment.

What fuels this so-called dream experiment? At least part of it seems to be the result of a wild, unchecked exercise in greed and power. This exercise is itself the result of a deep longing for happiness that has gone horribly awry. The dream experiment is what world teachers have been referring to in all spiritual systems in one way or the other. Some say that this world is nothing but an illusion — that it is false altogether — and that the purpose of life is to free ourselves from it completely. This proposes a great mystery for which, it seems, there can be no one answer. We might encourage a seeker to find out for herself, through her own authentic power within, the answer to this and other cosmic riddles.

Others say we need to awaken from the dream of Maya — to get free by recognizing that Maya is a great delusion or illusion. We also hear and read that this world as we see it is only an appearance of limitation and falsehood. We are assured that — perhaps freed from the bonds of linear time — we have the ability to experience it in a glorious perfection of which, at this point, we can only dream. And once having awakened, we can then be moved to serve others — to do what we can to help them be free of suffering as well.

Still others say that we live in a desire-fueled shadow play, a program, a matrix, a fixed, limited operating system, or a “dark city,” as the modern film classic of this name suggests, fed by this addiction to power and greed. The result of this collective hypnosis is that we are blinded by the light of false promises that we are guaranteed can be fulfilled in our frantic pursuit of various addiction-dreams in the external world. Here is one of the most cruel of these false promises: If we just work hard enough, we can wrest from life, from the resources of the planet, and from other human beings, whatever we feel we want or need to bring us lasting happiness.

Two Possible Tragedies

The main problem with this fantasy was addressed in a quote by Oscar Wilde, and most teachers of spirituality would agree. “There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.” In the case of the former, if we don’t get what we want, we will be unhappy because of the pain of our continued wanting, our grasping, and the emptiness we feel when we don’t receive the fulfillment of our desires.

The other sorrow is getting what we want. And why would this cause us suffering? Because if we have it, we will always be afraid we will lose it — something which inevitably occurs in our pursuit of happiness. Or else we will become addicted to it and crave acquiring more and more. In either case, we suffer.

This is exactly the situation that we face on the planet today. There seems to be a great dream woven by the relentless pursuit of countless threads of egoic and material greed and obsession. As we said, there is a global culture now, more and more enmeshed and fueled by cyberspace — a formidable, shadow-generated experiment in electronic dream weaving. On the one hand, we have at our fingertips a whole array of information, knowledge, and opportunities to pursue the eventual reality of planetary transformation. So many of us would long to play a part in a drama which sees us each undertake what some Sufis call moving “toward the One: the perfection of love, harmony, and beauty.”

Sufficient means for everyone to live in health and safety are gifts all humanity deserves. It seems to be all possible, here and now. Perhaps one day we will utilize world resources toward these goals. Yet instead, most of those in power seem driven to successfully manipulate other members of the world human community toward their own ends, so that power and wealth are increasingly acquired by fewer and fewer individuals and consortiums. And one of the ways they do this is through an insidious manipulation of the electronic dream machine.

We are taught to go get it, to fight for it, to be radiantly healthy, cool, and beautiful. We are schooled to acquire more and more of whatever it is we think we need, even though what we think we need is changing almost hourly due to the cyber-fuelled advertising barrage promising the newest happiness craze. This fantasy is being beamed at us relentlessly through a thousand forms of an instantaneously available and ubiquitous multimedia. The message: that it is possible for us all to get it all. We become stultified and stupefied by cyberspace, even as we may walk through a grove of sacred trees.

Yet we are forever overlooking one major flaw in this trajectory. If we are pursuing our dreams in the external world — the ones we are promised that we deserve — we have to realize that so are the rest of the seven billion people on the planet. Therefore, it is inevitable that we will be in constant competition with a number of these people throughout our lives. Sometimes we will succeed, and sometimes we will fail.

Then, at the end of our lives, as we look back on our Earth adventures, if we have come anywhere close to experiencing the fulfillments of our desires half the time, then we can consider this to be about as successful as we could expect. A certain statistical percentage on a graph on some website: for all our struggles, do we really want to be satisfied with this return on the investment of our dreams and ambitions? Ought this be the final reward — the result of a lifetime of want, craving, and a pervasive sense of lack — of never enough?

Breaking Through

The good news bears repeating: there is a way to find a true lasting freedom, independent of outside circumstances. Within us all along has been a force more powerful than any the outside world can offer. This unlimited power goes by such a diminutive, unassuming name that it is easy to overlook it in our frenzied search outside ourselves for happiness. But the search, though sometimes difficult, is just not that complicated. As you may have guessed by now, this unlimited power is none other than the inner healer, the power within.

Many true spiritual paths in one way or the other lead us to our inner selves and the power latent there. Yet even though it is the promise of virtually every form of therapy, many of these psychotherapeutic and transformational systems can often be misguided as well. Instead of recognizing the inner healer and supporting us to discover the true resources of a power within, they often direct us, consciously or unconsciously, to rely instead on them — to look outward to the therapists who become their priests and priestesses.

Most of us, at some point in our lives, will recognize and confront the need for a download of some kind of true personal power. Without power, it is impossible to reach a level of worthwhile fulfillment, be it for any kind of outer or inner riches. In this search for power, and if we are fortunate, or some might say blessed, three things may happen. First, we may become disillusioned with the ability of any outside person, system, or circumstance to know what is best for us, or be able to provide whatever that panacea may be. Second, we may then arrive at a disconcerting existential crisis. In this crisis, we can have the experience, based on whatever operating system of the false self we are using, or constricted lens through which we see ourselves, that these limited tools of the ego, for all intents and purposes, are simply powerless to fix us.

The third event that may occur is a milestone, a true breakthrough. This one can happen either spontaneously, or through some deep experiential method like Holotropic Breathwork, meditation, psychedelics, shamanic practices, a spiritual emergency, and the like. The transformation seems, at least in part, to be a flowering of what philosopher Macy has called the culture-changing shift from “power over” to “power with.”

Yet the dynamic of power with is still just one essential, important element on the trajectory toward the fulfillment of any exploration of true power. Of course, it is not far-fetched to propose that a cornerstone of any new transformational millennium will be the evolution from power over to power with. But, perhaps, even at that point of great shift, there is a further, deeper horizon of power that must be embraced for there to be a culmination of the true human dream experiment. We have, in the manner of a mantra, referred to it already. This further horizon is what we are calling a radical, full-bodied, mental and emotional turning inward to the treasure of power always, already within.

Through this gift, we are able to get in touch with and to activate a previously untapped dimension deep within ourselves. This inner resource can then become a constant catalyzing agent for true empowerment, with the absolute potential to lead us to our evolutionary fulfillment as human beings in this planetary cycle. We now have very real means to embrace freedom, power, and wholeness in our lives, one moment at a time. This is the basis of a holotropic paradigm.

Excerpted and adapted with permission from The Power Within: Becoming, Being, and the Holotropic Paradigm by Tav Sparks, Muswell Hill Press, 2017.

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