News-in-Transition

7 January 2018

- I have never really felt like I belonged here, in this place, on this planet Earth.
 
There are a lot of us who feel this way: If you pause to think about it you probably know some folks who feel this way, even though they don't speak about it.  You may even be one yourself.
 
The symptoms are wide and varied according to the individual but it always ends up with us feeling we're on the outside looking in, not in the loop and not getting the memos. There is this prevailing feeling that we simply don't belong here on this violent, greed infested dust ball on the material plane.
 
We cannot understand why the morals and issues so important to us don't seem to matter in the cold world we travel through: This place is alien to folks like us, and that makes finding our way somewhere between difficult and impossible.

Read more...

4 January 2018

 - There is a popular saying, “As above so below, as within so without”.

This adage is said to have its origins from the Greek, Hermes Trismegistus, also known as Thoth in ancient Egypt and acknowledged as a ‘scribe for the Gods’.

Hermes was credited with thousands of writings of high standing, reputed to be of immense antiquity.

This principle of correspondence speaks to the mirror-image relationship between all cosmos. It simply says that the greater and the lesser are alike. The Universe and Earth are of the same pattern. Nature and man reflect each other. By observing one relation you gain knowledge of the reflected whole.

To put it another way, the meaning of ‘as above so below’ is that everything is a microcosm of the macrocosm.

Read more...

9 Decemeber 2017

 - Your world is in the midst of an immense metamorphosis.
 
It is like a giant serpent shedding its old skin. New realities are emerging as old realities are being sloughed off. As an embodied being in the midst of this radical transformation the challenges facing you may seem, at times, overwhelming.
 
From our perspective the Sixth Mass Extinction, which we have referred to in previous messages, is unfolding at an accelerated pace. Weather anomalies are on the rise, which shall continue, resulting in challenges to agriculture and the world’s food supply. And the clashes between cultural values, international relations, social and economic institutions will continue to destabilize the world. This destabilization is due to an increase of Chaotic Nodes, which we have also discussed extensively in previous messages.

Read more...

8 December 2017

 - “Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

You don’t have to be a genius to be creative, but you do have to be creative to be a genius. Similarly, you don’t have to be awesome to not suck, but you do have to not suck to be awesome. There seems to be a theme here. In order to be an awesome genius, or at least to strive to be one, we should endeavor to be more creative and to suck less. Easier said than done, sure. But as Baruch Spinoza said, “All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.”

The following next-level mind hacks are tools we can use to leverage a little more creativity and a little less suckiness into our lives. As the great Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “In the minds of geniuses, we find – once more – our own neglected thoughts.”

Read more...

5 December 2017

 - Did you know that the decisions you make today shape your future for tomorrow? Because no decision is an isolated choice, it is a chain of events.

The butterfly effect, a name and concept formulated by American meteorologist and mathematician Edward Norton Lorenz in the 1960s, is the theory that one small change in the starting condition of an event such as the flutter of an innocent butterfly soaring through the sky can have a dramatic effect on the outcome of an event, like cause a tornado on the other side of the world, or less drastic, cause a plane to experience turbulence.

Edward first popularized the butterfly effect after running weather forecasts through a computer using precise variables and realizing that just a minute alteration of any given calculation, such as wind speed, temperature, or humidity, caused a dramatic influence of the following two months worth of simulated weather predictions. But this is by no means just the case with the weather, but every single event, thought and outcome ever to have happened.

Read more...

3 December 2017

 - Researchers at Cambridge University have found that babies and adults synchronize brain waves through eye contact.

The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, used a total of 36 infants across two experiments where their brain waves were compared with an adult.

The most surprising finding was that more brain activity was recorded in the brain of the babies as they watched the adult who made eye contact, while not directly facing forward.

Researchers attribute the finding to the novelty of the position, since a baby might normally expect someone facing away to not be looking at them.

“When the adult and infant are looking at each other, they are signalling their availability and intention to communicate with each other. We found that both adult and infant brains respond to a gaze signal by becoming more in sync with their partner,” said Dr. Victoria Leong, lead author on the study via the University of Cambridge.

Read more...

22 November 2017

12 October 2017

 - Researchers from Boston University have figured out two areas of the brain which must be activated to ‘turbo charge” cognitive functioning.

Two brain regions – the medial frontal and lateral prefrontal cortices – control most executive function. It was found that by synchronizing these areas of our grey matter, participants in a study experienced better, faster brain functioning. De-synchronizing these areas resulted in the opposite – a slower brain.  However, if there is more to the story of our brain’s left or right brain dominance?

Using high-definition transcranial alternating current stimulation (HD-tACS) to synchronize oscillations between the medial frontal and lateral prefrontal cortices, resulted in faster neurotransmitter firing.

The synchronization of these two areas of the brain also resulted in better communication abilities and more control over the participants’ emotional reactions.

Read more...

13 September 2017

 - We are accustomed to thinking of progress as a step forward. But taking a conscious step back can lead to an abiding sense of peace.

Imagine that you are standing under a waterfall. The water pounds down on your head and shoulders and pins your feet to the ground. The steady rush of water feels good. At times, it feels ecstatic.

But often the force of the water is too much. It hurts. You want it to stop. You tilt your body slightly, hoping to find a gap in the sheets of water cascading down on you. You do, and for a moment the pain lessens. But then the full force of the water finds you again. The pain is intense. You feel trapped.

Now imagine that one day, for no reason you can think of, you step back from the waterfall. You had no idea there was a space behind you the whole time, a cavern cut into the rock that easily accommodates your frame. The relief you feel is immense. Your body feels light. You witness the water pouring down inches from your nose. The inches seem like miles. Now the water begins to flow from you. Tears of joy are streaming down your cheeks. You have stepped away from the steady rush of water, from the endless cycle of pleasure and pain you’d been experiencing for as long as you can remember.

Read more...

5 September 2017

 - The human body is fascinating, and although we’ve come a long way with regard to understanding how our own biology works, there is still much to be discovered, and still much that has yet to be understood. Even with all of our advancements, and how far we’ve come, it’s but a minor peak in a long road of discovery.

How do we sense the world around us? Are there hidden factors which are UN-observable that remain hidden from the human eye? Sure there are. Why do we duck before coming to a low ceiling? Why do we dodge things that are thrown at us? Do we have more senses than we’ve been lead to believe, and do these senses play a role?

New research from scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden have used a very well known experiment, called “the rubber hand illusion,” to demonstrate that humans can sense what feels like a “force field” between the brush and the rubber hand.

Read more...

22 August 2017

2c005c1e673a82053c0b097f450cf0eb

Image source

18 August 2017

Eyes of Others Reincarnation -There is a lot of conversation in the New Age community about a particular concept, which can be summarized by the simple adage “we are all one”. Too often this deep and meaningful spiritual philosophy gets tossed aside as being overly incredible or outright unbelievable. So today we are going to explore this concept one more time, this time with the intention of putting a more scientific perspective on it, for those who may have previously disregarded this idea as fictional.

Let us begin by discussing the increasing number of cases which support the concept of reincarnation. We are often told that all we are is this body and once it is gone, so are you. Even in this here we must acknowledge that this idea is actually nothing but a theory, and from the evidence collected from people who have been medically pronounced dead, and then recover shortly thereafter we find staggering correlations in the experiences which transpire after our physical bodies have stopped living. The general consensus is that even after our bodies die there is still a part of us that goes into an astral form and will continue to exist long after our bodies have passed. The theory that there is nothing after we die came from the lack of evidence to support reincarnation, but as more and more of these first hand accounts explain the contrary, our theories on this topic must adapt to the new information and therefore our personal belief systems must grow and adapt as well.

Thus, it’s only logical that the first step in really understanding how deeply interconnected we all are is to realize that you are a being that is going to exist long after your body returns to dust. Millions, if not billions of people all around the world already believe this to be true, whether that comes in the form of a Christian believing in their soul living for eternity in heaven, or a Native American believing their soul will join with that of the great spirit and flow through the planet. Many faiths all support the idea of life after death and the evidence to support this claim is really mounting up.

Read more...

17 August 2017

Being a Guru - What we often fail to fully grasp is just how powerful thoughts truly are; it not only has the power to shape our own lives and the world around us, but the lives of others. It also has the power to influence others ways of thinking; for the better, or for the worse.

In a recent article we published we explored the psychology of raising children, which looked at the various stages in life and where we learn predominant human traits. You may have noticed that regardless of what stage in life you are at, there is always one predominant experience; this is that we are always in a constant state of learning. Even if we become ignorant and choose not to push ourselves forward and grow, there is still learning that comes from this.

With that being said, we have to be very full of care about how we choose to learn, making sure to think carefully about things, observe how we feel about them, check with our “guides”, “angels”, “higher selves”, or very simply, our own “critical mental analysis”. We need to make sure that we are taking steps in the direction that is best for ourselves and those around us. It is all too easy to give away our power to others, when we believe that they will be the answer to our problems, or guide us in our lives. This is the subject of today’s article, because the truth is – you have to be your own guru.

Read more...

Calendar of Events

Group distant healing events planned for 2018:

20 March - Equinox

21 June - Solstice

22 September - Equinox

21 December - Solstice

Boycott Israeli Goods