Expansion: All is One

Expansion: All is One

This guided meditation is part of a weekly meditation gathering in the Chaos & Light Community. This meditation asks you to move beyond the confines of self and into the unity consciousness and connect with the divinity in all things.

 

Music credit Stock Media provided by jjessep / Pond5

 

 

The Council Fire Project

The Council Fire Project

 A Call to Mother Earth’s Wisdom Keepers

 

The Council Fire Project represents a reimagined model of collective conversations and decision making. It provides humanity with a blueprint for governance and decision making that is based upon the ancient Circle model. Within the Circle, we are all equal, and therefore we seek to build consensus rather than majority rule. The Council Fire establishes a new Constitutional Law, of which Natural Law and Egalitarian ideals are central. The Council fire Project draws upon the wisdom of the Iroquois Great Law of Peace.

The Council Fire calls for Mother Earth’s wisdom keepers to come together, to communicate and spring forth from the shadows. It is beyond time for us to take our rightful place around the sacred fire, to step into our roles as Leaders. It is time that our collective voices are heard globally, that we come together to form a powerful organization. Its time for those of us who are drawn to ancient indigenous wisdom and knowledge, to revolutionize our world.

We are at a time of immense transition, which presents humanity with great opportunities, but also brings with it great peril. We find ourselves in a pivotal period of time, where humanity’s next stage of evolution will be decided. This stage of evolution coincides with what is being described as a great global Awakening , bringing forth a transcendental shift in our collective consciousness.

We must transcend our limiting beliefs and social constructs, we must evolve to realize our true potential. Our very survival depends upon our recognition of the role we are playing in the destruction of our Mother Earth and the  life that she sustains. We must rediscover those ancient egalitarian practices, and come back into balance with the natural world, of which we are inseparable.

In nature, all species play an instinctual role in maintaining balance and contributing to the ongoing cycle of life here on Mother Earth. Human beings are the only species that are born lacking the innate knowledge of who we are and where we fit into the circle of life. The Lakota express our connection to the Natural World with the phrase- “Mitakuye Oyasin” meaning that we are all related, all are my relations. It is also a prayer which extends to all people, all forms of life, all that comprises Mother Earth and beyond.

What is the next phase of Human Evolution?

Well that depends upon all of us, as it’s a choice that we must decide upon collectively. Will we choose a path that is in balance with our natural world? A path that is of sustainability, that is based on Indigenous Egalitarian beliefs. These beliefs are not only that all people are created equal, deserving equal rights and opportunities, but also extends to all life upon Mother Earth. The Ancient Egalitarian societies, acknowledges that all life is sacred.  A sacred rule that humans may draw from the natural world only what is actually needed for us to survive, and nothing more. The Indigenous Peoples also revered Natural Law, which is that a creator source supersedes the Law of Men. That all people are Sovereign individuals, that we have a Natural right to life and freedom to make our own decisions.

There are many who are working to define what our next phase of human evolution may look like. Of these voices, I share;

Author Dr. Alberto Villoldo speaks to this next phase of human evolution, referring to it as becoming Homo Luminous.

Setting the Stage for the Sages and Wisdom Keepers

Collectively, humanity has the following choice, evolve as a species, or become extinct as one. This is the precipice we stand upon. Unlike previous species on our planet who have gone extinct either through natural selection, a cataclysmic event or because of human activity. We as human beings are now conscious of the impact we have upon the natural world, and for an unknown period of time, still hold the power to change the course of our Destiny.

How do we make this transition from where we are now, to where and whom we wish to collectively be? I believe answers await us in conversations yet to be held around the coming Council fires. I will do my part, to build these fires, to set the stage for the sages and wisdom keepers of our time. I cry out to each of you, step out of the shadows, seek out and share with our world sacred knowledge, and timeless wisdom.

Archetypal energies

There our certain archetypal energies that transcend cultures, through out our collective history. These Archetypal energies permeate pop culture in all sorts of surprising ways, and it is even expressed within our music. What does the legendary band Led Zeppelin have in common with the Southwestern Native Americans? In Led Zeppelins song Stairway to Heaven, they reference a Piper. This Piper is an Archetypal energy that has similarities to one found in the folklore of  Native Americans.  I propose that this Archetypal energy transcends all cultures, that it is a universal energy and conscious.   I call upon Kokopelli, the bringer of life, to play your flute for us once again! Will you, answer this call and help show us the way forward?

A Piper, one that will lead humanity back to Reason.

The following video contains petroglyphs, depictions of the flute-playing god Kokopelli. Among Southwestern Native Americans, He is known as the god of fertility, a prankster, healer, and wonderful storyteller. Some of the first petroglyphs of Kokopelli were carved over 3,000 years ago. Legends suggest that the hunch on his back depicts a sack of seeds and the songs he carries. Bringing forth life, abundant crops, vegetation, and rebirth. It is believed that his flute playing symbolized the transition of winter to spring, the time for renewal.

Of legend, it’s said that Kokopelli’s flute could be heard in the spring’s breeze while bringing back warmth to the land. It is also believed that he was the source of human conception, a bringer of fertility in every sense. I introduce Kokopelli to you as a source of divine renewal, music-making, of dancing, celebration, and the bringer of joy to all he encounters. I ask Kokopelli to play his flute once again for us, to let his songs be heard in the wind, leading us back to our ancient roots of living in balance with the natural world. I can think of no better symbol or representation of a Piper, one that will lead humanity back to Reason.  (Will you join us? Contact me if you wish to answer this call.)

THE PIPER WILL LEAD US TO REASON

In a tree by the brook
There’s a songbird who sings,
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven.

Ooh, it makes me wonder, Ooh, it makes me wonder.

There’s a feeling I get
When I look to the west,
And my spirit is crying for leaving.

In my thoughts I have seen
Rings of smoke through the trees,
And the voices of those who standing looking.

Ooh, it makes me wonder, Ooh, it really makes me wonder.

And it’s whispered that soon, If we all call the tune
Then the piper will lead us to reason.

And a new day will dawn , For those who stand long
And the forests will echo with laughter. ~ Led Zepplin

Stairway to Heaven on Native Flute

(c) Can Stock Photo / frenta  

The Inner Self and The No Self

The Inner Self and The No Self


As a culture, we are suffering from increasingly narrow bands of thought. How can different states of consciousness help us to expand beyond our limiting perspectives? In this episode, we will explore the value in exploring the inner self and the no-self through non-ordinary states of being.

In This Episode:

  • The Divine Spectacle:
  • “If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.” ~William Blake
  • An altered state of consciousness (ASC) is generally defined as any mental state that is perceived by an individual, or an observer, as being significantly different from ‘normal’ waking consciousness.
  • We look at our deep knowing that we walk in both the known and unknown worlds. Exploring non-ordinary states of consciousness allows us to build compassion, see from multiple perspectives and understand our oneness. 
  • The world is better, more mysterious and more meaningful than we could possibly imagine in our waking consciousness.
  • Non-ordinary states of consciousness allow for quantum leaps in our personal evolution.
  • The Scared Mind:
  • We are in ordinary states of consciousness 2/3 of our time, an ordinary state looks at these parameters:
    • Awareness of yourself and your surroundings – emotional, physical, mental
    • Control and automatic processes
    • You have a sense of time – or time orientation
    • Level of self-control
    • Minimized perceptual and cognitive distortions
  • We look at the different brain wave states associated with different approaches to altered states of consciousness.
  • We look at the value of exploring the inner self and the no-self.

It’s Worth Your Time:

  • I recommend a great collection of guided meditations by Dakota Earth Cloud Walker of the Gaia Wisdom School – https://dakotaearthcloud.com/
    • Amazing guided meditation and journeys
    • High production value, great direction
  • An interview with Michael Pollan on Sam Harris’ Making Sense – They explore the research from a very calculated and rational way – Michael Pollan in his 60s experienced some of these psychedelics for the first time he shares his personal experiences and the current research being done.

 

Defining Consciousness

Defining Consciousness

Maybe consciousness is more mystical than we think. What if we have more control over our outcomes than we realize? Join us as we explore the primacy of consciousness and why it is the key to our true human potential.

 

In this episode:

  • We define consciousness from material and non-material perspectives and explore why all views are valuable to the human experience.
  • We explore the difference between downward and upward causation and why downward causation opens up limitless possibility.
  • We look at different states of consciousness: primary, non-symbolic and symbolic consciousness
  • Overview of a few studies that have looked at group meditation as a means to shift outcomes

Resources:

References:

  • McTaggart, Lynne. “THE INTENTION EXPERIMENT  The First Korotkov Water Experiment,” November 30, 2007. https://theintentionexperiment.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/the-first-korotkov-water-experiment.pdf.

  • Hagelin, John S. “Effect on Terrorism,” n.d. https://www.permanentpeace.org/evidence/terrorism.html.

  • Hagelin, John S., Maxwell V. Rainforth, David W. Orme-Johnson, Kenneth L. Cavanaugh, Charles N. Alexander, Susan F. Shatkin, John L. Davies, Anne O. Hughes, and Emanuel Ross. “Effects of Group Practice of the Transcendental Meditation Program on Preventing Violent Crime in Washington, DC: Results of the National Demonstration Project, June-July 1993.” Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy, n.d.