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Published on Sep 2, 2014

Rupert discusses the implications of the non-dual understanding in relationships.

Dr. Deepak Chopra joined Full Frame’s Mike Walter to share his holistic approach for solving the biggest problems facing communities around the world.

“Stress is the number one epidemic of our civilization and it’s linked to every other epidemic,” says Dr. Deepak Chopra, the author of nineteen New York Times best-sellers and a global leader and spiritual guru in the field of mind-body medicine. Thirty years after beginning his medical practice, Dr. Chopra’s global fan base ranges from young students in India to celebrities, including Lady Gaga and Oprah Winfrey.

He equates stress with the ocean’s waves and says if we are equipped with the tools to surf those waves, we never have to be stressed. Dr. Chopra links the future state of society to the well-being of every individual and every individual’s community. And the first step begins with each person taking responsibility for his or her own well-being.

Dr. Chopra’s medical training in neuroendocrinology has informed his views on global issues and shaped the solutions he proposes to combat them.

“Stress wreaks physiological havoc” on the individual, but also leads to global conflict, economic disparity, and environmental degradation, according to Dr. Chopra. In his work with The Chopra Foundation, Dr. Chopra has committed to improving health and education standards worldwide and promoting world peace by working with the next generation of world leaders.

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This profound guidebook reframes and expands the mission of building a global culture of peace. Going far beyond conventional techniques of conflict resolution, James O’Dea provides a holistic approach to peace work, covering its oft-ignored cultural, spiritual, and scientific dimensions while providing guidance suitable even for those who have never considered themselves peacebuilders.

O’Dea is unique in his ability to integrate personal experience in the world’s violent conflict zones with insights gathered from decades of work in social healing, human rights advocacy, and consciousness studies.

Following in the footsteps of Gandhi and King, O’Dea keeps the dream of peace alive by teaching us how to dissolve old wounds and reconcile our differences. He strikes deep chords of optimism even as he shows us how to face the heart of darkness in conflict situations. His soulful but practical voice speaks universally to peace activists, mediators, negotiators, psychologists, educators, businesspeople, and clergy—and to everyday citizens.
James O’Dea is Extended Faculty of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and served as President from 2003-2008. The Institute of Noetic Sciences is a non-profit membership organization founded in 1973 by astronaut Edgar Mitchell which explores the frontiers of consciousness and global paradigm change.

James also spent ten years as the Director of the Washington Office of Amnesty International, where he testified before Congress, met with U.S. presidents and numerous foreign heads of state and government leaders, and represented Amnesty International to the State Department, the White House, and the World Conference on Human Rights.

Subsequently, he spent five years as Executive Director of the Seva Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to international health & development issues in Latin America, Asia, and on American Indian reservations. Seva is a Sanskrit word meaning service. Prior to that James lived and worked in Turkey and Lebanon, and witnessed civil conflict, war and massacre, which influenced him deeply.

James founded and co-led with Dr. Judith Thompson an international series of “Compassion and Social Healing” dialogues funded by The Fetzer Institute. The dialogues, spanning a seven year period, brought together leaders and activists in a variety of fields related to human rights, peace, and social reconciliation initiatives. James and Dr. Thompson also recently completed a major report on International aspects of social healing, a major initiative to expand the theory and practices surrounding this fast-emerging field funded by the Kalliopeia Foundation. Their report, “The International Social Healing Project” is available for download at http://www.jamesodea.com.

Since 2008, James has been a member of the Evolutionary Leaders, a group convened by Deepak Chopra and Diane Williams to unify efforts in support of evolutionary changes in political, economic, ecological, scientific and health and healing arenas. He is also a member of the Global Systems Initiatives, an organization bringing a whole-systems approach to complex global issues, founded by Louise Diamond. He regularly participates in the Language of Spirit Dialogues which are convened by the SEED Graduate Institute for Native Americans, Physicists, and thought leaders.

James has an International student body of over 600 Peacebuilders from 25 countries who have participated in his ongoing Peace Ambassador Trainings hosted by The Shift Network. He also offers unique and intimate Intensives for small groups in Leadership and Peacebuilding.

James’ new book, Cultivating Peace, has gained worldwide acclaim as not just a book but a leading manual for Peacebuilding. Jean Houston says, “if you read just one book this year, Cultivating Peace is it”. He is an Advisory Council Member to The Peace Alliance and to several other international organizations.

He is a blogger at The Huffington Post and his most recent article, “New Entry Qualifications for Political Life” has seen global trending. He also is featured as a guest blogger at Ervin Laszlo’s blog on a regular basis.

He lectures all over the world, and has essays published in numerous magazines and books including currently the Mystery of 2012 (Sounds True); Consciousness and Healing: An Integral Approach to Mind Body Medicine (Elsevier); Beyond Forgiveness: Reflections on Atonement (Essay:”Creative Atonement in a Time of Peril”; Jossey-Bass); Birth 2012: “Birth of the Peace Child” (Shift Books); The New Science and Spirituality Reader (Essay: “Finding the Holy of Holies: Sticky Particles and the Ground of All Being” Pub: Inner Traditions); and Earthrise: The Dawning of a New Civilization in the 21st Century (Goi).

Visit his official website at http://www.jamesodea.com and the book’s site at http://www.cultivatingpeace.net

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James O’Dea–Cultivating Peace [Voices for Peace]

During the opening event and conference for the Summer of Peace 2012 Festival, sponsored by the Shift network, James O’Dea spoke as one of the outstanding “Voices for Peace.” It was a deep honor to film James’ powerful and moving speech. In support of his newly published and profound book, “Cultivating Peace: Becoming a 21st-Century Peace Ambassador,” he eloquently expressed his authentic understanding of the pathways toward global peace. May this video clip move you toward your own understanding and “cultivation” of peace.

Available October 21, 2014

“I know this may come as a shock, and you know I’m not fond of using stale one-liners, but—‘reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.’ I’m as alive now as I was on the day we met, except, maybe, more so.”
If the dead could speak, don’t you wonder what they would say to those of us they’ve left behind? What would they tell us to soothe our sorrow for their loss, calm our fears of what happens when we die, and fire us up to live the best possible lives we can right now?
In pages filled with wisdom, humor, and, yes, joy, New York Times best-selling author Mike Dooley explores our most pressing and profound questions about the afterlife—and this life—from the fresh perspective of those who have made the transition to the next phase. Among the revelations and insights they share:

 

 

  • We were ready; you are not.
  • There’s no such thing as a devil or hell.
  • We’re sorry for any pain we may have caused.
  • Your pets are just as crazy, brilliant, and loving here as they were there.
  • Nothing we say can prepare you for the beauty of the moment you arrive.

You’ll learn that our loved ones are not lost to us; that our time on earth is both a school and an adventure; that, all appearances to the contrary, life truly is fair; and that we have it in us to reshape our own fortunes, starting today.

Mike Dooley is a former PriceWaterhouseCoopers international tax consultant turned entrepreneur, who’s founded a philosophical Adventurers’ Club on the internet that’s now home to over 500,000 members from over 182 countries. His inspirational books emphasizing spiritual accountability have been published in 25 languages and he was one of the featured teachers in the international phenomenon, The Secret. Today Mike is best known for his free Notes from the Universe e-mailings and his New York Times bestsellers Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Living Your Dreams and Leveraging the Universe: 7 Steps to Engaging Life’s Magic. Mike lives what he teaches, travelling internationally speaking on life, dreams and happiness. http://www.tut.com

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MIKE DOOLEY: THE TOP TEN THINGS DEAD PEOPLE WANT TO TELL YOU


Published on Aug 29, 2014

Rupert discusses depression or pain being illuminated by pure Consciousness.

Is Mindfulness a Spiritual Practice?

Clinical mindfulness expert Jon Kabat-Zinn and neuroscientist Richard Davidson on whether mindfulness meditation should be considered a Buddhist or spiritual practice.

An excerpt from “Becoming Conscious: The Science of Mindfulness” featuring Steve Paulson, Richard Davidson, Jon Kabat-Zinn & Amishi Jha.

The New York Academy of Sciences
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Jon Kabat-Zinn Defines Mindfulness

Clinical mindfulness expert Jon Kabat-Zinn gives an operational definition of mindfulness.

An excerpt from “Becoming Conscious: The Science of Mindfulness” featuring Steve Paulson, Richard Davidson, Jon Kabat-Zinn & Amishi Jha.

The New York Academy of Sciences
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Mindfulness Practice and the Brain


Neuroscientist Richard Davidson describes the kinds of brain activity observed during meditation, and the features of brain activity of experienced meditators.

An excerpt from “Becoming Conscious: The Science of Mindfulness” featuring Steve Paulson, Richard Davidson, Jon Kabat-Zinn & Amishi Jha.

As a poet, philosopher, and cancer survivor, Mark Nepo has been breaking a path of spiritual inquiry for more than thirty years. In his new book, the #1 New York Times bestselling author explores how the soul works in the world.

Called “one of the finest spiritual guides of our time,” this beloved teacher explores what it means to become our truest self through the ongoing and timeless journey of awakening to the dynamic wholeness of life, which is messy and unpredictable.

Nepo navigates some of the soul’s deepest and most ancient questions, such as:

 

 

  • What does it mean to inhabit the world?
  • How do we stay vital and buoyant amid the storms of life?
  • What is the secret to coming alive?

Nepo affirms that not only is the soul’s journey inevitable, it is essential to our survival. The human journey is how the force of life grows us, and no matter where we go we can’t escape this foundational truth: What’s in the way is the way. As Nepo writes, “The point of experience is not to escape life but to live it.”

Featured on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday program, Nepo’s Seven Thousand Ways to Listen has inspired millions of people to redefine themselves in the face of life’s challenges. Comforting, moving, and spiritually practical, The Endless Practice is filled with universal insights and stories woven with guidance and practice, which will bring the reader closer to living life to the fullest.

 

 

Mark Nepo is a poet, philosopher, and author of fifteen books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Awakening. Mark has appeared several times with Oprah Winfrey on her Super Soul Sunday program (OWN TV) and has been interviewed by Robin Roberts on Good Morning America. He lives in southwest Michigan. Visit him online at MarkNepo.com and ThreeIntentions.com.

 

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An Evening with Mark Nepo

Poetry readings by Mark Nepo at All Saints Church, Pasadena, at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, 2013. For more about All Saints Church visit htt;://www.allsaints-pas.org.

I heard ISIL described earlier today as “an international association of sadists.” Whether one chooses to go that far or not, we clearly have a problem on our hands.

America is endangered, however, not just because there is a powerful, armed enemy arrayed against us; we are endangered also because our spiritual defenses are weak. Spiritually, we are unprepared. We need a “mantle of protection” that we do not now have.

America has undoubtedly been blessed, yet we have taken that blessing for granted in a way that has eroded its power. The blessing upon us was not due to some special dispensation from God, but to the fact that we claimed for ourselves the role of blessing unto the world. We set out to be a blessing, and as with all cause and effect, it was the blessing we were to others that magnetized so much blessing to us.

Over time, however, we have become much more concerned with enjoying our blessings than with adding to their storehouse. We have chosen the ways of war over the ways of peace, the ways of mean-spiritedness over the ways of compassion, the ways of separation over the ways of unity so many times, in such accumulated layers of hard-hearted, mercenary policies, as to dim the light that has so illuminated our past.

We need now, more than anything, to shore up our blessings by once again assuming for ourselves the role God has assigned to all people and all nations: that we be the change, that we demonstrate love, that we not be selfish, that we be the keepers of His kingdom rather than hoarders within our own. We cannot ultimately protect our worldly kingdom unless we tend to God’s.

Some would argue that this would make us weak, that we cannot afford to put our defenses down. But spiritual defenselessness does not necessarily mean a lack of material defense. Indeed at this point, with elements such as ISIL active in the world today, questions as to what constitutes a just war are both relevant and appropriate. Still, no matter what we do — how much war we fight, or even how successful we are at it — until we come to understand the metaphysics of war and peace, we will doom not only ourselves, but also our children, to war without end. This will satisfy no one but those who make their fortunes upon it.

Whether we are sending guns or we are sending prayers, as a nation we must surround ourselves with a spiritual dome to stave off the arrows of hatred now coming our way. America needs enlightenment, not necessarily as a path to pacifism but as a path to power.

America has a lot of work to do in order to reclaim the mantle of mercy and protection that has previously been as a light around us. We need that light, or we will not prevail. God has not shone upon us because we’re somehow special; He has shone upon us because we have shone. And now, we must atone for the dimming of our light. We need to atone for past mistakes — from slavery to wars of aggression; we need to admit our character defects — from racism to militarism; and we need to open our hearts to the poor among us — from immigrants to our own children. Only when we once again embrace a true vision of brotherhood, justice and democracy — not just in word, but in vibrant and vigorous deed — will we replenish our storehouse of blessings so needed now.

At times such as these, understanding the powers of the spirit is as important as understanding the powers of the world. The meek shall inherit the earth because, in the end, they are smarter.

A tale from Buddhist mythology speaks to the power of the spirit in matters of war:

“Mara, the evil one, had arrayed a huge army to defeat Siddhartha. But according to Sarthavaha, one of Siddhartha’s chroniclers, “Mere numbers do not make the strength of an army…If wisdom is the source of his power, a single hero can defeat countless soldiers.
He continued speaking to Siddhartha’s enemies, “Fools! You think he is mad because he meditates; you think he is craven because he is calm. It is you who are madmen, it is you who are cowards. You do not know his power; because of his great wisdom he will defeat you all. Were your numbers as infinite as the grains of sand on the banks of the Ganges, you would not disturb a single hair of his head. And you believe you can kill him! Oh, turn back! Do not try to harm him; bow before him in reverence. His reign has come….”

But Mara, the Evil One, vowed to defeat the hero. And before attacking him, he sought to frighten him. Mara’s army was a fearful sight. It bristled with pikes, with arrows and with swords; many carried enormous battle-axes and heavy clubs. Then the Evil One even summoned the rains. They fell with great violence, submerging cities and scarring the surface of the earth, but the hero never moved; not a single thread of his robe was wet.

Mara roused against him the fury of the winds. Fierce gales rushed toward him from the horizon, uprooting trees, devastating villages, shaking mountains, but the hero never moved; not a single fold of his robe was disturbed.

The Evil One made blazing rocks and hurled them at the hero. They sped through the air but changed when they came near the tree, and fell, not as rocks, but flowers. Mara then commanded his army to loose their arrows at his enemy, but the arrows, also, turned into flowers. The army rushed at the hero, but the light he diffused acted as a shield to protect him; swords were shivered, battle-axes were dented by it, and whenever a weapon fell to the ground, it, too, at once changed into a flower.

Suddenly, filled with terror at the sight of these prodigies, the soldiers of the Evil One fled.
Mara wrung his hands in anguish, and he cried:
“What have I done that this man should defeat me? For they are not a few, those whose desires I have granted! I have often been kind and generous! Those cowards who are fleeing could bear witness to that.”

“And he,” he said, pointing at Siddhartha, “what proof has he given of his generosity? What sacrifices has he made? Who will bear witness to his kindness?”

Whereupon a voice came out of the earth, and it said:
“I will bear witness to his generosity.”

Mara was struck dumb with astonishment. The voice continued:
“Yes, I, the Earth, I, the mother of all beings, will bear witness to his generosity. A hundred times, a thousand times, in the course of his previous existences, his hands, his eyes, his head, his whole body have been at the service of others. And in the course of this existence, which will be the last, he will destroy old age, sickness and death. As he excels you in strength, Mara, even so does he surpass you in generosity.”

And the Evil One saw a woman of great beauty emerge from the earth, up to her waist. She bowed before the hero, and clasping her hands, she said: “O most holy of men, I bear witness to your generosity.”
Then she disappeared.

And Mara, the Evil One, wept because he had been defeated.” *

So whether or not the barbarians truly are at the gate — and no matter what we do about it — we must become an enlightened nation, or the problem that has now become all too familiar will remain with us and grow. The problem itself emerged from our minds; make no mistake about it, our misadventures contributed to the creation of the monstrous situation we now have on our hands. And it’s in our minds, through the correction of our thinking and the purification of our hearts, that the problem will ultimately be solved. In the short term, it might be solved by armies. In the long term, it will only be solved by love.

* The Life of Buddha, by A. Ferdinand Herold, tr. by Paul C. Blum [1922]


Marianne Williamson is a bestselling author. http://www.Marianne.com OR VIEW HERE for more of her past and current works.


Published on Aug 26, 2014

Overview: Be careful with the stories the mind creates.

How do you live a life of spiritual awakening as well as outer abundance, inner freedom as well as deep intimacy? How do you serve the world selfessly, yet passionately celebrate your life?

The sages of Tantra have known for centuries that when you follow the path of Shakti—the sacred feminine principle personified by the goddesses of yoga— these gifts can manifest spontaneously. Yet most of us, women as well as men, have yet to experience the full potential of our inner feminine energies.

When you know these powers for what they are, they heighten your capacity to open spiritually, love more deeply and fearlessly, create with greater mastery, and move through the world with skill and delight. In Awakening Shakti, you will learn how to recognize and invite:

 

 

 

  • Kali, bringer of strength, fierce love, and untamed freedom
  • Lakshmi, who confers prosperity and beautySaraswati, for clarity of communication and intuition
  • Radha, who carries the divine energy of spiritual longing
  • Bhuvaneshvari, who creates the space for sacred transformation
  • Parvati, to awaken creativity and the capacity to love

With a wealth of meditations, visualizations, mantras, teachings, and beautifully told stories, Awakening Shakti provides a practical guide for activating the currents of the divine feminine in every aspect of your life.

Sally Kempton is a master of meditation, yoga philosophy, and practical tantric philosophy. Her retreats and workshops are known for creating breakthroughs, born of her ability to help people turn sublime truths into lived, and life-shifting, experience. Sally spent 20 years as a swami in a Vedic order, and has been studying and teaching spiritual wisdom for 40 years. She is the author of Meditation for the Love of It, a seminal book on basic meditation practice, and writes the popular Yoga Journal column, Wisdom. Learn more at sallykempton.com.

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Sally Kempton – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

Published on Aug 25, 2014
Sally Kempton is a deeply practiced teacher of meditation and spiritual philosophy, and the author of the books Meditation for the Love of It and Awakening Shakti: as well as the audio course Doorways to the Infinite, recently put out by Sounds True.. A former swami in the Saraswati order of India, she has been practicing and teaching devotional contemplative tantra for more than 40 years. Her teaching is powerfully sourced in the eastern meditative traditions of yoga and Kashmir Shaivism, yet highly contemporary in her focus on evolutionary practice. She offers a powerful transmission of meditative experience.

Books: Meditation for the Love of It Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga Doorways to the Infinite: The Art and Practice of Tantric Meditation (audio program)

Website: sallykempton.com

7- Week Teleconference starting August 26: The Wisdom Goddess Empowerment – Opening Transpersonal Gateways to Expand Your Capacity for Desire, Insight, and Action


Published on Aug 26, 2014
In this clip, Rupert discusses eating disorders.

November 1, 2014

Humanity is in a fast-forward stage of evolution. We saw this first with the Bridge Generation. For the past several decades, children are born into our world with various gifts and knowing – first introduced as Indigo Children and, as generations have passed, referred to as Crystalline Children, Star Children, and more.

In these times, we bear witness to how consciousness and the minds of the future of humanity are changing in spectacular ways. This is a phenomenon that should not be ignored. Who are these amazing beings and why are they here? What is happening that causes some kids to remember where they came from, who they were in past lives, that they are natural healers, and so sensitive that they can’t keep still. How is it that they feel everything and can’t distinguish what feelings belong to them and what belongs to others?

In this follow up to her bestselling book The Children of Now, Meg Losey revisits these spectacular children and discusses who they are becoming and how their growing influence is changing society for the better. The Children of Now Evolution addresses the following:

  • What is the magic of these children who embody unconditional love and have the foresight to see a new future for our people and our planet?
  • How do their minds work and why are they hyper-sensitive in some ways and desensitized in others?
    Is our DNA changing and taking us into a new or different physiology?
  • What does autism, ADD, ADHD, bipolar disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome have to do with Crystalline Children and Star Kids, if anything? Why are so many kids being drugged?
  • Why are so many young adults falling off the edge into darker, more destructive thoughts and actions – from self-abuse with drugs to hurting themselves and worse?
  • How are vaccines, GMO in our foods contributing to mutating human biology, particularly our DNA?
  • How are we – society, parents, caregivers and guardians – failing to give these kids what they need?
  • How can we? What will it take?
  • How can we structure our schools to meet the needs of these kids? Instead of surviving their educations, how can we help them to thrive?

Losey offers concrete information for parents, schools, and others to understand what these kids need and how to help them function and flourish. Too often these children are mislabeled as ADD or ADHD or worse. She also addresses the metaphysical realities that these children (and others) perceive. There may not be monsters in the closet or under the bed, but these highly-evolved children may actually be “seeing” things that their parents or caregivers cannot. Finally, she paints a picture of what our world will look like when the “Children of Now” take over.

With new research and reports from the field The Children of Now Evolution is even more important to the families of today and tomorrow.
Meg Blackburn Losey, Ph.D. is the is the author of 9 books including the soon to be released, “The Children of Now EVOLUTION”, the Bestselling books “Touching the Light”, “The Secret History of Consciousness”, the International Bestseller “The Children of Now”, The Living Light Cards other great books. She is also the author of the “Online Messages” and a contributor to Bestselling “The Mystery of 2012 Anthology”.

Dr Meg is the creator of the Touching the Light Healing Modality and offers ongoing Certification courses for Practitioner, Level Two Practitioner and Instructor levels. She is building a world wide community of healers who have a fantastic knowledge and unprecedented experience in the art. Information is available at http://touchingthelight.org.

Dr. Meg is a national and international Keynote Speaker and also lectures worldwide. She facilitates group journeys to Sacred Sites including Scotland, England, Ireland, Peru, Bolivia, Egypt and Mexico. She has also served as a consultant to Good Morning America and 20/20. Dr. Meg can be reached by e-mail at drmeg@spiritlite.com, or on her main website at http://www.spiritlite.com. She is also available via LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter as DocSpirit.

Part 1 Meg Blackburn — Indigo, Star, Crystal Kids – Tom Murasso — Myth or Logic Radio

Lovingly called “Dr. Meg” by her audiences worldwide, Meg Blackburn Losey, Ph.D., is the author of soon to be released The Secret History of Consciousness, Parenting the Children of Now, the international Best Seller, “The Children of Now”, “Conversations with the Children of Now”, “Pyramids of Light, Awakening to Multi-Dimensional Realities” http://spiritlite.com

Pt 2 Meg Blackburn — Indigo, Star, Crystal Kids – Tom Murasso — Myth or Logic Radio

Pt 3 Meg Blackburn — Indigo, Star, Crystal Kids – Tom Murasso — Myth or Logic Radio

Published on Aug 10, 2014

Igor Kufayev on the responsibility and greater implications of maintaining in a state of equanimity when faced with rise of violence in the world. Excerpt from an intimate gathering, Vancouver, BC Canada. July 2014


Published on Aug 10, 2014

Igor Kufayev on the responsibility and greater implications of maintaining in a state of equanimity when faced with rise of violence in the world. Excerpt from an intimate gathering, Vancouver, BC Canada. July 2014

In this book, Anamika shares with us twelve life-changing years that profoundly shifted her from seeking love, to falling in love, to the expansiveness of Loving Now. We walk with her down her spiritual path to learn how she grew from taking life so seriously to one of sheer playful joy and lightness.

Anamika was born with a gift of transmitting resonant frequencies of love that catalyze profound change.

Through acceptance, compassion, humor and uncanny laser-like understanding, she makes the process of enlightening accessible to everyone. This includes embracing and integrating our often tender and vulnerable human nature.

Her background is multi-disciplinary, ranging from metaphysics, psychology, music and the performing arts, to sciences, and language.

She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Wellesley College, and after completing a non-traditional Ph.D. in Psychology, graduated from the four-year healing arts program at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing.

Anamika leads workshops internationally, has appeared on many television and radio shows, and is an author.

She has been guiding people for over 35 years in private sessions and intensives, classes and workshops, in person, online, and by phone.

She lives in Malibu, CA.

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Pure experience & exploring the resonance of consciousness – Anamika

Published on Jul 22, 2014

Born in New York with the gift of an energy transmission of love, Anamika began her exploration of consciousness in early childhood.

In all aspects of her work, which initiates leaps in consciousness, she shares her personal discoveries. With compassion, humor, and keen understanding, she makes the processes of integrating and enlightening easily accessible.

Anamika’s background is multi-disciplinary: metaphysics, psychology, music and the performing arts, the sciences, and French. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Wellesley College, and after completing a non-traditional Ph.D. in Psychology from Columbia Pacific University, graduated from the four-year healing arts program at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing.

An international workshop leader and author, she has appeared on many television and radio shows and has been guiding people for over 35 years. Anamika lives in Malibu, CA.
– source http://www.anamika.com/

In this penetrating book, renowned intuitive, speaker, and teacher Robert Ohotto guides us on an investigation of the Heroic Journey of the Soul. Exploring three modern-day manifestations of Fate, he shows how psychic energy from family patterns, cultural influences, generational legacy, and global evolution inform our self-concept every day, and how they often block our highest potential and “Fate” us to challenging circumstances and relationships. But, he reveals, these Fated encounters are actually the keys to our unlived life. Each chapter maps our psyche and unravels the mysterious connections of Fate, Free Will, and Destiny, transforming our Fate into Destiny and our limitations into gifts.

Through this seminal work based on years of experience, discover how we’ve made two fundamental agreements with the Universe as part of our Heroic Journey—one with Fate and the other with Destiny. As we learn to dance with these two forces, they become two voices challenging and beckoning us to discover our ultimate purpose—the primary task of the modern-day Hero and Heroine; and in the process, serve to unleash the power of our Soul in delivering grace to the world.

Robert Ohotto is a renowned writer, teacher, and professional intuitive. He has a diverse background of study in mythology, Christian mysticism, Kabbalah, Jungian psychology, Buddhism, Eastern Philosophy, and Western Hermetic teachings. As a pioneering new voice within the field of multisensory development and human consciousness, he is highly sought after worldwide for his dynamic lectures and intuitive consultations. Robert has taught regularly with world-renowned medical intuitive Caroline Myss at her CMED Institute in Chicago and has founded his own institute of intuitive, archetypal, and astrological studies. Robert’s first book, Transforming Fate into Destiny. Website: http://www.Ohotto.com

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Want to live your destiny? Robert Ohotto

Robert Ohotto is a world renowned radio show host, teacher, and Intuitive Counselor, Coach, and Life Strategist based in Boulder, CO. He is also the author of the groundbreaking best-selling book Transforming Fate into Destiny.
Robert is recognized as a trailblazing presence within the field of psycho-spirituality, multi-sensory development, and human consciousness. Highly sought after for his dynamic lectures and intuitive consultations, his leading-edge work challenges the conventions of mind-body-spirit paradigms by integrating intuitive perception, archetypes, and life cycles.
Robert spent his collegiate years immersed in the study of Mythology, Christian mysticism, Kabbalah, Jungian psychology, Buddhism, Eastern philosophy, and Western Hermetic teachings. After his collegiate studies, Robert cultivated his profound skills as an intuitive by establishing a profession in the intuitive arts, which has kept him busy for more than fifteen years. During three of those years he taught alongside the acclaimed medical intuitive Caroline Myss at her Caroline Myss Education Institute (CMED) in Chicago. He has since founded his own Ananke-Apollo Institute of intuitive counseling and life coaching studies.
Through various TV appearances and speaking engagements Robert has become a promising TV personality known for his keeping-it-real candor, humorous delivery, and grounded style that continues to garner fans around the globe. Whether through his radio shows, seminars, TV appearances, or private consultations, Robert is highly praised for his singular ability to help people understand their life’s purpose and develop practical strategies to claim their Destiny with courage and grace. – source http://www.ohotto.com/

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The Magic of Quantum Living is a revolutionizing new theory, bringing together quantum physics, spirituality, and religion in order to explain God and the interconnectedness of the entire universe. This new quantum theory is an inspirational message explaining the entanglement and interrelation of all things and people as part of one big collective consciousness: the oneness principle. This theory highlights the way our thoughts, words, and actions, which are based on our beliefs, create our reality within a greater collective reality. Practical examples and explanations assist the reader in examining their own beliefs and behaviours, with the aim to foster and cultivate a greater respect and love for all of life, humanity, and our planet.

About seven years ago, I started experiencing a deep, burning desire emanating from within my heart and soul. I wanted to save the world from pain, anguish, and suffering. I realized, however, that I cannot save anyone, let alone the world. It dawned on me that I only have to save myself, love myself more each day, and show the way by being loving and giving to myself. And so my spiritual journey started, a quest for truth and love.

Only through my life’s experiences and relationships have I been able to write this book, which I wrote while spending time at Amazing Grace Centre of Awareness in Magaliesburg, South Africa, with the guidance from spirit. Thank you to my soul, to God, and to each and every person who I have encountered along my journey to date.

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S.O.U.L[science] Seminar 2013 Amanda Gifford chats to Edwin Nel about life

Amanda Gifford and Edwin Nel chat about the spiritual journey, human mind versus god mind, redefining god, thoughts, mind, dream, non duality, spiritual tools, alchemy and ways to reach bliss and become a master.

Published on Aug 22, 2014

Rupert explores our belief in time.


Published on Aug 20, 2014

A musical tribute to the great Robin Williams.

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Films:

Dead Poet’s Society
Hook
Jack
Mrs. Doubtfire
What Dreams May Come
Good Morning Vietnam
Patch Adams

Lyrics:

Carpe Diem; Seize the day!
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may
Strive to find your own voice
Seize the day – look at it in another way

We are members of the human race
And the human race
Is filled with passion
Words and ideas can change the world

The powerful play goes on
And you may contribute a verse
The powerful play goes on
Goes on

I’m a hip old granny who can hip hop be bop
Dance dance dance till you drop drop drop
I’m a hip old granny who can hip hop be bop
Yo yo make a wicked cup of coco

I’m a raptor doing what i can
Gonna eat everything till the appearance of man
Yo yo see me I’m living below the soil
I’ll be back but I’m coming as oil

This is rock and roll
Dance dance dance till you drop drop drop
Cast your eyes to the summer sky
And today – make a wish

(refrain)

Only in their dreams can men be truly free
Twas always thus, and always thus will be

The latest work from B.K.S. Iyengar, the world’s most respected yoga teacher.

Foreword from His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

B.K.S. Iyengar has devoted his life to the practice and study of yoga. It was B.K.S. Iyengar’s unique teaching style, bringing precision and clarity to the practice, as well as a mindset of ‘yoga for all’, which has made it into a worldwide phenomenon.

His seminal book, ‘Light on Yoga’, is widely called ‘the bible of yoga’ and has served as the source book for generations of yoga students around the world. In ‘Core of the Yoga Sutras’, he applies this same clarity to the philosophical core of yoga–the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are 196 aphorisms forming the foundational text of yoga philosophy. Each sutra is short and to the point – each being only a line or two long. B.K.S. Iyengar has translated each one, providing an insightful commentary and explanation for modern readers, as well as linking the various themes throughout the sutras to one another.

Each sutra is presented as Sanskrit text, transliteration and English translation, followed by B.K.S. Iyengar’s unique commentary and authority only he can bring to the work.

B.K.S. Iyengar’s insight on the sutras show the reader how we can transform ourselves through the practice of yoga, gradually developing the mind, body and emotions, so we can become spiritually evolved. This is a wonderful introduction to the spiritual philosophy that is the foundation of yoga practice.

B.K.S. Iyengar ( 14 Dec 1918 – 20 Aug 2014 ) was born in India in 1918 and had been teaching yoga since of the age of 17. He had been one of the world’s leading teachers of yoga for over 70 years and was internationally recognized as a leading authority of hatha yoga. His own style of teaching, “Iyengar Yoga”, was followed by certified teachers across the world. Iyengar was the first person to teach yoga to large groups of students; he laid great emphasis on precision and alignment, a style that is faithfully followed by his students. He was also the only person to teach the highest aspects of yoga – Atma Darshan – through asanas. Through his work, Iyengar had established the relevance of yoga to the treatment and cure of many illnesses, and had received a Doctorate from the United Nations Charter for Peace. At the age of 90, Iyengar still practiced and teaches yoga, and also travels the world teaching and lecturing.

Watch the CNN Interview with B.K.S. Iyengar part 1

Watch the CNN Interview with B.K.S. Iyengar part 2

Obituary: Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar passes away at 95.

The nonagenarian yoga guru was admitted last Tuesday after complaining of breathlessness.

World renowned yoga exponent B.K.S. Iyengar passed away at a private hospital in Pune on early Wednesday morning. He was 95.

Mr. Iyengar, who was admitted to the Prayag Hospital last week, breathed his last at 3.15 a.m., doctors attending to him said.

He was put on dialysis since Sunday owing to renal failure. Mr. Iyengar, who abhorred hospitals and clinics, failed to respond to the treatment owing to heart problems brought on by advanced age.

Despite suffering two massive heart-attacks in 1996 and 1998, Mr. Iyengar, with his near-legendary regimen and discipline, rebounded and kept up a punishing teaching schedule, touring Russia and China in recent years. ~ THE HINDU

It Is What It Is: The Personal Discourses of Rumi brings you across time to sit at the feet of one of the world’s greatest spiritual teachers. Jalal al-Din Rumi lived over 700 years ago, yet his voice still echoes around the world today. Rumi’s discourses have long been recognized as a key to unlocking the depths of his wisdom.

This new translation, with all new commentary, brings one of the most difficult of Rumi’s manuscripts to life. You can now experience the impact of listening to Rumi as he shares his universal and timeless teaching.

Rumi says: “These words are for the sake of those who need words to understand. As for those who understand without words, what use do they have for speech? The heavens and earth are words to them. . . . Whoever hears a whisper, what need do they have for shouting?”

Rumi is not using words to just explain, but to move us beyond the need for explanations. He describes that moment when truth reveals itself directly to us like an open book. His tales and metaphors are luminous, beckoning us to new states of consciousness.

This is more than just a book. It is designed to be a personal study program with Rumi. This includes free access to Internet discussions on each discourse, so that you can interact with others, hear their insights, ask questions, and share your own realizations from what Rumi says. This provides a more complete learning experience. You can start below, after reading sample Discourse Two. Feel free to jump right into the dialogue.

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Rupert discusses that what we are cannot be remembered as an object.

Who am I? Why am I here? What is the meaning of life? A true story of the quest to know. This book is not about answers. It is about the power hidden behind questions that have haunted people since the beginning of time.

The Silent Questions begins with a life-altering dream experience, followed by a series of unexplainable events that propel the author into a quest for truth.

“Originally, I thought I needed answers. I was lost without them. I felt compelled to search for some kind of map that would explain everything. However, changes entered my life like new ocean currents that took me far from where I expected to go… I soon learned I was not chasing something fixed and easy to nail down. I was hunting something alive: A reality that unfolded its depth the further I pursued it.”

Drawn on by the need to know, Doug sets out on an adventure that carries him into personal experiences with death, out-of-body travels into other dimensions of consciousness and meetings with spiritual masters. He looks behind the masks of God and sees a reality subtler than he ever imagined. Over and over, just when he is ready to declare victory with his discoveries, along come new realizations that shake the foundation of everything he knows. This personal, first-hand account spans more than forty years, showing how every aspect of life is changed for those who cannot resist the call of the silent questions.

Doug Marman has been writing, lecturing, and leading classes on spirituality and the exploration of consciousness for more than forty years.

His varied work has led him through successful careers in a wide range of professions, including: journalist, inventor (with more than 25 patents), editor, engineer, marketing manager, photographer, corporate executive at one of the largest companies in the world, and co-founder of a technology start-up.

He lives Pacific Northwest of the United States, with his wife and family.

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In these troubling and turbulent times, we all need a message that the grit of experience can be transformed into peaceful pearls of wisdom. With a voice that uniquely addresses both human existence and the life of the spirit, Donna Strong delivers an inspiring message of redemption in this poignant personal memoir.

While the storms blow and life seems to fall apart again and again, at a crucial point a shift begins from reaction to response. Through letting go and embracing what life brings, the author shows how we receive the true gifts of spirit. Coming Home to Calm reveals a path of peace available to us all; to reclaim our heart and find a deeper form of belonging through communion with nature and the living intelligence that is in and around us. As we stay present and remain authentic, the doorway opens to the divine.

Donna Strong began writing for magazines in 1986. Today, she continues writing feature articles on accomplished figures in the arts, business and emerging consciousness. An editorial contributor to Awareness Magazine in Southern California, Strong has written extensively for a diverse range of magazines. She is currently working on her second book, titled The Legacy of Love, focusing on death as a spiritual catalyst. Originally sparked by independent study, Strong began studying creativity and human consciousness in college. The impulse to understand these subjects has become a lifelong passion.

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Real End of the World 2014 Illuminati Conspiracy Predictions

Michael Perlin is the director, writer and producer of the film, “3 Magic Words”.

From his lengthy study of metaphysics, he became determined to find a common theme in all of the ancient mystical teachings, which led to the message in this movie.

With his co-producer Maura Hoffman, he put together many teachers and authors in the field of spirituality to create the movie. The film was shot over a period of four years in and around Los Angeles. The lead is played by actress and model, Gabriella Ethereal and the film is narrated by actor, Cameron Smith.

Father Richard Rorh presents the similarities, the differences, and the complementarities between the Eastern and Western understandings of transformation. Some have called the goal enlightenment, some salvation, some ecstasy, nirvana, or heaven. What is the goal of the spiritual journey according to the main line Christian tradition? What Christian spirituality called the unitive way was often described as non-dual consciousness by Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism. Are we often seeking the same thing? How can we honor and respect each of these spiritual traditions?

Entanglement is one of the strangest parts of quantum mechanics — so strange, in fact, that Albert Einstein famously referred to it as “spooky action at a distance.” An entangled system shows a property that has been measured for the whole but not for parts. For instance, we may know that the sum of the spins of a pair of two particles is zero, but neither of them is in a definite state (a condition referred to as superposition), particle until one is measured, causing the other particle to assume the opposite state. The effect is instantaneous, even if the two particles reside on opposite ends of the universe.

Curiously, when science drills down into the core of even the most solid-looking object, separateness dissolves, and all that remain are relationships extending throughout, and possibly beyond, space and time, revealing a deeper reality which evokes what sages from all ages and traditions have been describing as one substance — call it consciousness, call it energy — comprising all the universe and giving rise to all appearances.

When we begin to explore the fabric of reality either through the lens of science or through the lens of spirituality, a deeper understanding and experience of what we call reality emerges as infinite, ever present, interconnected whole.

- What is the nature of the universe?
– What is the nature of awareness that makes it possible for us to experience the universe?
– Is there a scientifically viable way to explain consciousness?
– What is the connection between consciousness and the phenomenon of entanglement?
– Is our current scientific paradigm based on a subject/object split equipped to answer the bigger questions of life?
– Is there evidence of quantum entanglement on a macro scale?

Published on Aug 15, 2014
Rupert defines attention and discusses how the mind knows objects.

Expected Release: Oct 14, 2014

A seminal collection of poetry from the medieval Sufi mystic—the most popular poet in America—and his “soul friend,” Shams Tabriz, which illuminate the evocative and deeply spiritual dimensions of friendship and love, compiled by the foremost Rumi translator and author of The Essential Rumi, Coleman Barks.

In this stunning translation, Coleman Barks brings to light Rumi’s theme of “love as religion”—that to reach its most profound depths requires mindful practice—as well as love in its most meaningful form: soul friendship. These short poems by both Rumi and Shams Tabriz, rich in beauty and spiritual insight, capture the delight and the impermanence of these bonds that pierce deep into the human mind, heart, and soul.

Rumi’s poetry is honored and enjoyed by many traditions and cultures. Today, many people from all walks of life have moved beyond traditional notions of spirituality, embracing a sense of the sacred that transcends a singular religion, belief, or text. Rumi’s poetry speaks to them and nourishes their divine yearnings. Joyous and contemplative, provocative and playful, Rumi: Soul Fury is a sterling addition to the modern Rumi oeuvre, and is sure to be embraced by his wide and devoted readership.

Soul of the World-Coleman Barks read Rumi

Pub Date Nov 4 2014


The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Proof of Heaven teams up with the sages of times past, modern scientists, and with ordinary people who have had profound spiritual experiences to show the reality of heaven and our true identities as spiritual beings.

When Proof of Heaven was published, some readers contacted Dr. Eben Alexander to argue that his near death experience was impossible. But many more have written to say his story resonated with them in profound ways. Because of what these people have told him, Dr. Alexander has come to realize that sharing his story has allowed people to believe what so many in ancient times knew: there is more to life, and to the universe, than this single earthly life.

Dr. Alexander met and heard from thousands of individuals whom his story has affected. He also studied what the world’s religious traditions, and its philosophers, have had to say about the soul’s survival of death, and he has been deeply surprised at how often those voices from the past synch up with what he heard from people today. In The Map of Heaven, he shares some of the stories that the people have told him and links them up with what the world’s spiritual traditions have to say about the journey of the soul.

Part metaphysical detective story, part manual for living, The Map of Heaven explores humankind’s spiritual history and the birth of modern science in the seventeenth century, showing how we forgot, and are now at last remembering, who we really are and what our true destiny really is.

About the Author
Eben Alexander, MD, has been an academic neurosurgeon for the last twenty-five years, including fifteen years at the Brigham & Women’s and the Children’s Hospitals and Harvard Medical School in Boston. He is the author of Proof of Heaven and The Map of Heaven. Visit him at EbenAlexander.com.

Ptolemy Tompkins has been an editor at Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines and is the author of four books. His writing has been featured in Beliefnet.com, Harper’s, The New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times. He lives in New York.

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Join Dr. Alexander as he recounts his transcendental neardeath experience in the midst of severe bacterial meningitis, and his arduous trek toward understanding its profound lessons through a complete revision of everything he had come to believe about science, consciousness, spirituality, and the very nature of all existence.

Dr. Eben Alexander, a renowned academic neurosurgeon, spent 54 years honing his scientific worldview. He thought he knew how the brain and mind worked. A transcendental Near-Death Experience (NDE), in which he was driven to the brink of death and spent a week deep in coma from an inexplicable brain infection, changed all of that — completely! In his best-selling book, Proof of Heaven, A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife, Dr. Alexander explains that he was shocked to find the hyper-reality of that spiritual realm, which many had reported in NDEs. Dr. Alexander believes that together, science and spirituality will thrive in symbiosis, offering the most profound insight into fundamental Truth, yielding unimaginable power. By probing deeply into our own consciousness, we transcend the limitations of the human brain, and of the physical-material realm.

In The Nature of Reality, Aingeal Rose O’Grady continues her Honest-To-God series by answering our most pressing questions about the workings of the universe and our purpose in it. This time she probes the Akashic Records to give us in-depth information on time and dimensions, the nature of God or Creator, what miracles are all about, what you should know about Twin Flames and Soul Mates and how to explore the most important thing — love.

Aingeal (Ann-gail) Rose O’Grady was born 11/11/53, in Plattsburg, NY, as Gail Anne, which she changed to Aingeal Rose in 2006. She is the author of “A Time of Change” and several other spiritual books. She has 3 beautiful children and one grandaughter.

Aingeal Rose’s spiritual journey began when she was 19 years old, after the tragic death of her first husband three months after their wedding. She dedicated herself to finding the answers to the deepest spiritual questions, journeying into the mysteries of the Spirit world, while exploring consciousness and its expansive potential. She spent years meditating and learning from Archangel Raphael, who took her on many journeys into other worlds and planes of existence.

She went on to study the works of J. Krisnamurti and the Course in Miracles. Over 40 years she acquired certifications in numerous healing modalities including all Reiki levels, Psychic Laser Therapy, Hypnotherapy, including past life regression, rebirthing, Kathara Healing, The Christopher Method and Cellular REpatterning. She developed a thriving healing practice in Schaumburg, Illinois, and taught her skills to many teachers and students alike.

Today she teaches Journaling, and Tarot and conducts Akashic Group Readings in San Diego. Many years ago she was taught how to access the Akashic Records via a sacred, ancient Mayan prayer. She has been doing private Akashic Records readings for clients world-wide for 15 years. As a seasoned spiritual teacher, she has helped her students and clients achieve greater personal growth and self-mastery through self-honesty and humor. Her happiest moments are when the light goes on for those she teaches and they go on to thrive and prosper. Visit her website at http://aingealrose.com.

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The Akashic Records – Aingeal Rose ( The justBernard Show RADIO )

The Akashic Record is a dimension of consciousness that contains a vibrational record of every soul and its journey. It is completely available everywhere. Location and time do not affect the Record. Human beings have been interacting consciously and unconsciously with this body of energies throughout history. These interactions have been both deliberate and accidental. Referred to in virtually every major traditional religion as the Book of Life and the Book of God’s Remembrance, this body of wisdom has been an ever-present source of spiritual support for people including those in our Western Judeao-Christian tradition.
On today’s broadcast Aingeal Rose O’Grady, discusses her remarkable ability to access these records which are reported to contain all knowledge of human experience and the history of the cosmos.
During the past 40 years Aingeal Rose O’Grady has acquired certifications in numerous healing modalities including Reiki (all levels to Master Teacher), Psychic Laser Therapy, Hypnotherapy including past life regression, Kathara Healing and more. She was a Tarot reader and teacher for 35 years and teaches transformational writing. She has been doing private Akashic Record readings for clients world-wide over the past 15 years and began Group Akashic sessions in 2010 in Ireland and the United States.

Learn more about Aingael Rose here: http://aingealrose.com/


This video is brought to you by the Krishnamurti Foundation at Brockwood Park, UK, which maintains an extensive archive of Krishnamurti’s original works and is actively engaged in the publication of this material in various forms. Also at Brockwood Park, the Krishnamurti Centre offers a quiet retreat for those wishing to explore Krishnamurti’s works, and Brockwood Park School and Inwoods Small School offer an education deeply inspired by Krishnamurti’s teachings.

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Jiddu Krishnamurti on Kundalini & Illumination

Question: “Some have had experiences of seeing lights, oneness with the universe, awakening of Kundalini. Are these not steps towards illumination?”

The World was shocked and saddened by the apparent suicide of beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams on Monday, August 11, 2014.

Robin Williams’ Birth Chart: Libra Ascendant

Robin Williams was born July 21, 1951 at 1:34 PM in Chicago Illinois. His chart has a Libra rising sign, ruled by Venus, who also rules the eighth house. This shows how Libran’s need to experience constant change, intellectual and social change, if they are to fulfill their destiny. It also shows the insecurity and vulnerability that comes from change, and the Libran need for strong social connections to help them navigate the fear of intellectual and social transformation.

When he was born Venus was in Leo, in his 11th house of ambition (and disappointment), joined the South node, in an extremely tight conjunction, exact. The influence of Ketu on his ruling planet, and 8th lord, shows a very insecure person – more specifically, someone who was very self-critical, with standards of perfection no one could meet. In addition to that, the 11th house is the most cruel, as it leads us into high desire and deep disappointment over time.

The moon connection
Opposite his Venus/Ketu in Leo sits Rahu/moon in Aquarius, also in a very tight conjunction. A Rahu / moon conjunction is a known indicator for mental imbalance, bipolar disorder, or at the very least extreme mood swings. His almost manic emotional behavior, as exhibited in his dynamic comedy can certainly be shown to spring forth from a Rahu / moon conjunction. In addition, the Rahu/Moon person has a capacity to project their emotions and feelings into others, as well as pick up on other’s emotions. In short, Rahu blows things open, explodes them in a way that feels out of control. When he joins the moon, our heart feels blown open all the time, and we feel a bit out of control.

However, his moon is also the 10th house ruler, of career. Aquarius is the fifth house, a creative/dharma house. Therefore, the moon forms a powerful Raja yoga, giving him enormous insight and creativity with this “blown open” heart of his. Life was an emotional roller coaster for him and he took us on the ride! His spontaneous, comedic genius will never be seen again.

Mercury and the sun in Cancer (10th house)
His career in communication is easily seen by Mercury (the speech giver) in his 10th house of career. Not only do we see its influence, but Mercury is a very auspicious planet for Libra, as the ninth house ruler. It forms another powerful raja yoga.

However, Mercury was also in Aslesha Nakshatra, the most prominent Nakshatra seen in suicides. This placement figures prominently in his tragic demise.

Mars/Saturn mutual aspect
There is a troubling mutual planetary aspect between Saturn and Mars, from the ninth and 12th houses, with Saturn four houses in front of Mars. Saturn is a very important planet for Libra, giving them realistic boundaries with others, and the capacity to make peace with life’s painful transformation (as described above).

However, with his Saturn in the 12th house, it seemed much easier to escape from life’s painful realities, rather than face them. The 12th house is the house of escapism through alcohol or other addictions. Robin Williams was also a heavy cocaine user when he was younger. Cocaine use is related to Mars.

Jupiter in Pisces
This gives Robin Williams a very wise, sensitive and benevolent nature, as Jupiter rules Pisces. However, this placement is also gives us an excellent lesson in how a Planet acts as a functional malefic. Jupiter rules two cruel houses for Libra, the third house (personal desire) and the sixth house (difficulty/struggle). Pisces is the sign of escapism and alcoholism (in addition to cancer and Scorpio, the other water signs). Sensitive and compassionate Jupiter here is overcome by personal desires and the struggles that result. However, it also gave him a great awareness of right and wrong, and shows why he was able to manage his depression and alcoholism for such a long time. It is also aspecting Saturn in the 12th house.

But planets in their own sign have a very high standard. Well dignified (planets exalted or in own sign) functional malefics (especially when they are natural benefics) hold a sort of unfulfilled promise. They have enormous intelligence, in an area of life we are not comfortable with. In this case, a powerful Jupiter gives piety and righteousness, but a Libran has no use for such a thing.

Instead, on a deep level, I believe Robin Williams probably felt as though he was letting himself down and letting others down – as he could never embody Jupiterian virtue. The promise of Jupiter gets spoiled by his rulership of cruel houses for Libra. Yet, beneath all of the clowning, Robin Williams easily conveyed a wise, gentle and benevolent, sensitive soul. Much of that also came from this wonderful Jupiter.

Current Transits and Dasas
Robin Williams entered a Ketu/saturn dasha in March 2014. This cycle, tragically, saw him relapse with alcohol. He even checked into a clinic in July 2014 for alcohol treatment. As was mentioned, Ketu joins his ruling planet and 8th house Lord Venus in the natal chart, bringing an intense focus on personal growth through personal change that requires a loss of control (8th house).

Saturn is in the escapist 12th house, but more importantly he rules the mentally unstable moon/Rahu conjunction in Aquarius, Robin’s fifth house. Saturn also rules the sun in Pushya Nakshatra, the planet of ambition and disappointment (11th lord), as well as the natural “Self” indicator. Ketu / Saturn activates all 3 Self factors – ruling planet, sun and moon.

Full Moon / Suicide Transits and Aspects by Transit
The official declaration of death took place on August 11, 2014 at 12:02 PM. At this time there was a Libra rising, with Saturn and Mars also in Libra, Robins first house. In addition, the moon was almost exactly on Robin’s natal Moon, and there were four planets in Cancer, his 10th house of recognition and notoriety.

Of note, transiting Mercury was in virtually the exact same position as his natal Mercury, in Aslesha with the sun. As mentioned earlier, this is the Nakshatra of suicide. Tragically, Mr. Williams could not bear the emotional intensity of the full moon the day before, as it opposed four planets in excessively sensitive cancer.

In addition, I find it extremely important, if not the most important factor, that Saturn by transit is aspecting his natal Mercury, as well as the sun/Mercury by transit in the current sky. The last several months, since Saturn turned retrograde at 29 Libra then turned direct again, would have seen his Mercury in Aslesha under enormous pressure. And of course, Saturn is the indicator of death.

I also find it noteworthy that Ketu by transit was within 6° of his natal Jupiter in Pisces, in the 6th house.

I Confess – I Was Not a Fan of His Comedy
I do not like most American comedies – physical comedy, etc. I am not a big movie fan nor do I have much interest in celebrities. However, there was something so different and special about Robin Williams. Something innocent, sweet, unique and talented – almost not of this world. There was a natural humility about him as well. In the quieter moments of interviews with him, a shy, humble and incredibly sensitive being emerged that was unlike any other movie star or entertainer I have seen. He seems so fragile.

My favorite of his movie roles was from a movie called “Awakenings”. It was straight role, where he played a doctor who was helping people become animated from a catatonic state. The movie also had Robert De Niro playing one of the patients. There was no comedy in this movie, it was pure heart, pure love, pure Robin Williams

Rest in Peace, Robin.

Adventures in the Afterlife is a powerful journey of spiritual awakening; a bold quest for answers and enlightenment. The old assumptions of heaven are confronted and an expansive new vision of our continuing life is presented.

After being diagnosed with cancer, William Buhlman, author of Adventures Beyond the Body, pursued answers to the mysteries of our existence after death. Confronting his mortality, he experienced profound insights into what lies beyond our physical body. Our journey into the next life is the basis for Adventures in the Afterlife.

The author chronicles his out-of-body experiences and lucid dreams through the eyes of a fictional character, Frank Brooks. The insights are sometimes surprising, but a clear message is always apparent; we are powerful, spiritual beings and we shape our reality now and in the future. The purpose of this book is to prepare us for the many thought responsive environments we will experience.

William Buhlman teaches and lectures worldwide on the subjects of out-of-body experiences and spiritual empowerment. Visit the author at astralinfo.org.


The author’s four decades of extensive personal out-of-body explorations give him a unique and thought provoking insight into this subject. His first book, Adventures beyond the Body chronicles his personal spiritual journey of self-discovery through out-of-body travel, and provides the reader with the preparation and techniques that can be used for their own adventure.

For over a decade he has conducted an international out-of-body experience survey that includes over 16,000 participants from forty-two countries. The provocative results of this survey are presented in his book, The Secret of the Soul. This cutting edge book explores the unique opportunities for personal growth and profound spiritual awakenings that are experienced during out-of-body travel.

Over the past two decades William has developed an effective system to experience safe, self initiated out-of-body adventures. He conducts an in-depth six day workshop with the Monroe Institute titled, Out-of-Body Exploration Intensive. This unique workshop provides the steps, intention and techniques designed for controlled out-of-body exploration. Each participant will experience a comprehensive array of proven OBE methods including the target technique, inner motion, visualization, chakra and energy body activation. In addition, hypnotic, shamanic and early morning methods will be practiced. Information about the author’s workshops is available at http://www.astralinfo.org.

As a certified hypnotherapist, William incorporates various methods in his workshops to explore the profound nature of out-of-body experiences and the benefits of accelerated personal development. Through lectures, workshops and his books the author teaches the preparation and techniques of astral projection and spiritual exploration.

The author brings a refreshing look to how we can use out-of-body experiences to explore our spiritual identity and enhance our intellectual and physical lives. William is best known for his ability to teach people how to have profound spiritual adventures through the use of out-of-body experiences. In addition, he has developed an extensive series of audio and video programs that are designed to expand awareness and assist in the exploration of consciousness. William has appeared on numerous television and radio shows worldwide.

William’s books are currently available in twelve languages.

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William Buhlman – Adventures in the Afterlife

William Buhlman discusses out of body experiences and his latest book Adventures in the Afterlife.

Adventures in the Afterlife is a powerful journey of spiritual awakening; a bold quest for answers and enlightenment. The old assumptions of heaven are confronted and an expansive new vision of our continuing life is presented. After being diagnosed with cancer, William pursued answers to the mysteries of our existence after death. Confronting his mortality, he experienced profound insights into what lies beyond our physical body. Our journey into the next life is the basis for Adventures in the Afterlife. The author chronicles his out of body experiences and lucid dreams, and although the insights are sometimes surprising, a clear message is always apparent; we are powerful, spiritual beings and we shape our reality now and in the future.

William’s 40 years of extensive personal out-of-body explorations give him a unique and thought provoking insight into this subject. His first book, Adventures Beyond the Body chronicles his personal journey of self-discovery through out-of-body travel, and provides the reader with the preparation and techniques that can be used for their own adventure.

He has conducted an international out-of-body experience survey that includes over 16,000 participants from 42 countries. The provocative results of this survey are presented in his second book, The Secret of the Soul. This cutting edge work explores the unique opportunities for personal growth and profound spiritual awakenings that are reported during out-of-body experiences.

http://www.astralinfo.org/

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Published on Aug 12, 2014
In this video clip, Rupert discusses a common misconception in spiritual teachings stating that the world is an illusion.

From the New York Times bestselling author of Crazy For God… “And God Said ‘Billy!’ is laugh-out loud funny from page one. It’s downright insightful throughout and takes readers deep into the shallow psyche of a sincere Charismatic-Evangelical whose God fails him. That failure turns out, through a hilarious series of tragic-comic reversals, to be – let’s just say something close to miraculous.

New York Times best selling author of more than a dozen books Frank Schaeffer is a survivor of both polio and an evangelical/fundamentalist childhood, an acclaimed writer who overcame severe dyslexia, a home-schooled and self-taught documentary movie director, a feature film director and producer of four low budget Hollywood features Frank has described as “pretty terrible,” and a best selling author of both fiction and nonfiction. Frank is the author of “And God Said, ‘Billy!'” and many other books. Frank’s three semi-biographical novels about growing up in a fundamentalist mission: “Portofino,” “Zermatt” and “Saving Grandma” have a worldwide following and have been translated into nine languages.

Jane Smiley writing in the Washington Post (7/10/11) says this of Frank’s memoirs “Crazy For God” and “Sex, Mom and God”: “[Schaeffer's] memoirs have a way of winning a reader’s friendship…Schaeffer is a good memoirist, smart and often laugh-out-loud funny…Frank seems to have been born irreverent, but his memoirs have a serious purpose, and that is to expose the insanity and the corruption of what has become a powerful and frightening force in American politics… Frank has been straightforward and entertaining in his campaign to right the political wrongs he regrets committing in the 1970s and ’80s…As someone who has made redemption his work, he has, in fact, shown amazing grace.”

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What Dreams May Come – Meeting Katie:-)

Hollywood lost one its great actors on Monday to an apparent suicide, leaving many stunned and saddened. Robin Williams was just 63 years old when he was found dead in his Bay Area apartment, police reported.

In addition to the brilliant comedic performances for which he is commonly known, Williams left a trail of subtle, dramatic roles in his wake, including the 1998 film, “What Dreams May Come.”

In this highly spiritual movie that explores the concept of death and the afterlife, Williams’ character, Chris Nielson, dies in a car accident four years after losing his two children. In the scene above, Neilson awakens to find himself in the afterlife, which is both beautiful and unexpected. In the afterlife he is reunited with his dog and at first confuses his surroundings for “dog heaven.”

As he continues exploring the afterlife and coming to terms with his death, however, Nielson takes ownership of the situation. “Maybe I’m not in your heaven after all, girl,” he says. “Maybe you’re in mine.”

Here are two more inspiring scenes from Williams’ life work:

From the 1989 “Dead Poets Society”:
O’Captain my Captain

This is Not Your Fault – Good Will Hunting (12/12) Movie CLIP (1997) HD

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Will (Matt Damon) confides in Sean (Robin Williams) when he discovers he has also been a victim of parental abuse.

Source: The Huffington Post | By Antonia Blumberg


Published on May 19, 2014

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Ram Dass reads The Third Chinese Patriarch of Zen (HSIN HSIN MING).

Do we only live once? It all depends on one’s perspective. If you think we’re nothing but chemicals with no soul, then yes, it is the end. If you believe in only one life and then it’s heaven or hell, then no. It’s especially not the end if you happen to believe in reincarnation. Reincarnation suggests this is not our first life on Earth and it’s most likely not our last. The Hindu perspective suggests we have been around for millions of lifetimes and that there may be millions ahead. In that sense, we are all “old souls.”

What is it that reincarnates and how exactly does it happen?

The Bhagavad Gita, the ancient text of India suggests that the soul leaves when the
body dies. The type of body and psychological disposition — likes, dislikes, phobias, etc., one receives upon rebirth is dependent on the actions (karma) within that one life combined with the actions from previous lives. By some inconceivable system, all of one’s positive and negative deeds are recorded. This means, no one gets away with anything. Moreover, all positive and negative actions create within the individual a psychological disposition to continue performing that action. For example, if one starts stealing or gets in the habit of lying and doesn’t try to change these tendencies, then in the next life, one will pick up where they left off. The same goes for positive actions.

The mind propels us into action based on its conditioning which is based on past actions. So, when the body reaches its demise, the mind and soul get transferred into, hopefully, another human womb. Even while in the womb, the mind remains active and is recalling events from the previous life. In a NYTimes article “Do Babies Dream,” Charles P. Pollack, director of Center for Sleep Medicine at New York-Presbyterian/Weill explains, “Most dreaming occurs during a type of sleep called REM sleep…which ‘…occurs at all life stages, including infancy, and even before infancy, in fetal life.'”

This article doesn’t establish the fact that the dreams of the fetus are from previous lives, but it does indicate that the little guy is dreaming. If he or she hasn’t lived before, what in the world could it be dreaming of?

The mind functions kind of like a hard drive with millions of files on it. If a hard drive is transferred into a different computer, the new computer will have all the same information as the previous one. So, when the mind and soul are relocated into a new body, the exterior is different, but all the programming stored in the mind are exactly the same. This programming will make the person behave in very much the same way as they did in the previous life because the conditioning and impressions are the same. The car may be different, but the driver is the same. Hence, we are not very different from who we were in our previous life.

This might help to explain the phenomena of children with past life memories. The memories are very specific and can often be verified. Dr. Ian Stevenson, the founder and director of the University of Virginia’s Division of Perceptual Studies researched and wrote about this phenomena extensively.

Most adherents of the Hindu and Buddhist traditions will have little difficulty accepting that the soul moves through different bodies until it ultimately purifies itself of anger, greed, envy and pride. This might be because life is seen as a cyclical phenomena in the East as opposed to a linear one in the West. All the intricacies of karma and reincarnation will always remain mysterious to the human mind, but knowing that I will get a second or third chance, gives me hope.


Pandit currently serves as a lecturer and the first-ever Hindu chaplain of Columbia University, New York University, and Union Theological Seminary. He teaches courses on the the Bhagavad Gita and other Hindu texts combining their messages with popular Hollywood movies. He leads workshops on mantra meditation and delivers lectures at the nation’s leading universities and yoga studios. Pandit spoke at a recent TEDx conference and was featured in the NPR piece “Long Days and Short Nights of a Hindu Monk.” He has also appeared in a PBS documentary on the Bhagavad Gita, as well as The New York Times. For more from Pandit, check out his website at nycpandit.com.

View his book “Urban Monk: Exploring Karma, Consciousness, and the Divine HERE


Eckhart talks about the concept of enlightenment.

Eckhart Tolle – What Is Enlightenment Like?

Eckhart Tolle – Wake Up To Enlightenment

Eckhart Tolle talks about consciousness and unconsciousness.

Nightline anchor Dan Harris embarks on an unexpected, hilarious, and deeply skeptical odyssey through the strange worlds of spirituality and self-help, and discovers a way to get happier that is truly achievable.

After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure, involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists. Eventually, Harris realized that the source of his problems was the very thing he always thought was his greatest asset: the incessant, insatiable voice in his head, which had both propelled him through the ranks of a hyper-competitive business and also led him to make the profoundly stupid decisions that provoked his on-air freak-out.

We all have a voice in our head. It’s what has us losing our temper unnecessarily, checking our email compulsively, eating when we’re not hungry, and fixating on the past and the future at the expense of the present. Most of us would assume we’re stuck with this voice – that there’s nothing we can do to rein it in – but Harris stumbled upon an effective way to do just that. It’s a far cry from the miracle cures peddled by the self-help swamis he met; instead, it’s something he always assumed to be either impossible or useless: meditation. After learning about research that suggests meditation can do everything from lower your blood pressure to essentially rewire your brain, Harris took a deep dive into the underreported world of CEOs, scientists, and even marines who are now using it for increased calm, focus, and happiness.

10% Happier takes readers on a ride from the outer reaches of neuroscience to the inner sanctum of network news to the bizarre fringes of America’s spiritual scene, and leaves them with a takeaway that could actually change their lives.

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Dan Harris is a correspondent for ABC News and the co-anchor for the weekend edition of Good Morning America. Before that, he was the anchor of the Sunday edition of World News. He regularly contributes stories for such shows as Nightline, 20/20, World News with Diane Sawyer and GMA. Harris has reported from all over the planet, covering wars in Afghanistan, Israel/Palestine and Iraq, and producing investigative reports in Haiti, Cambodia, and the Congo. He has also spent many years covering America’s faith scene, with a focus on evangelicals — who have treated him kindly despite the fact that he is openly agnostic. He has been at ABC News for 13 years. Before that, he was in local news in Boston and Maine. He grew up outside of Boston and currently lives with his wife, Bianca, in New York City.

Dan Harris’ Panic Attack (and Discovery of Meditation)

Published on Apr 25, 2014
ABC News anchor Dan Harris recounts having a panic attack live on Good Morning America. Harris went on to encounter a number of snake-oil-selling self-help gurus before he finally discovered the effectiveness of traditional Buddhist meditation. Harris is the author of 10% Happier.

Dan Harris – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

Published on Aug 5, 2014
Dan Harris is the author of “10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story”. The book was published in March 2014 and appeared number 1 on the New York Times Bestseller List.

He was named co-anchor of ABC News’ “Nightline” in October 2013. He is also co-anchor of the weekend edition of “Good Morning America,” a position he has held since October 2010. As well, Harris files reports for “World News with Diane Sawyer,” “Good Morning America,” ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio. For four years, he anchored “World News Sunday.”

Harris joined ABC News in March 2000 and has covered many of the biggest stories in recent years. He reported on the mass shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, Aurora, Colorado and Tucson, Arizona, and natural disasters from Haiti to Myanmar to New Orleans. He has also covered combat in Afghanistan, Israel, Gaza and the West Bank, and has made six visits to Iraq.

He has traveled around the globe for ABC News, embedding with an isolated Amazonian Indian tribe, questioning drug lords in the lawless slums of Rio, and confronting the head of Philip Morris International over the sale of cigarettes to Indonesian minors. Harris has made it a priority to shine a light on the world’s most vulnerable populations, producing stories about child slaves in Haiti, youths accused of witchcraft in the Congo and predatory pedophiles who travel from the U.S. to Cambodia. He has also covered endangered animals from such diverse datelines as Namibia, Madagascar, Papua New Guinea and Nepal.

Domestically, Harris has led ABC News’ coverage of faith, with a particular focus on the evangelical movement. He scored one of the first interviews with former pastor Ted Haggard after his sex and drugs scandal. He has also interviewed Mormon apostles, Roman Catholic cardinals, self-help gurus, and atheists.

In other domestic coverage, Harris has reported on politics, business and criminal justice, including once spending 48 hours locked up in solitary confinement for a story about whether this form of incarceration is inhumane. In 2012 he anchored ABC News Digital’s Election Night debate and inauguration coverage.

Harris has been honored several times for his journalistic contributions. He received an Edward R. Murrow Award for his reporting on a young Iraqi man who received the help he needed in order to move to America, and in 2009 won an Emmy Award for his “Nightline” report, “How to Buy a Child in Ten Hours.” In 2013, he received the ASPCA’s Presidential Service Award for Media Excellence.

A graduate of Colby College in Waterville, Maine, Harris also holds honorary doctorate degrees from Colby and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. He was raised in Newton, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston, and currently lives in New York City.

Interview conducted 8/3/2014

Published on Aug 8, 2014
In this clip, Rupert discusses a painting of the Crucifixion.

Published on Aug 5, 2014

In this clip, Rupert explores the substance out of which all experience is made, which is Infinite Consciousness.

In this video clip, Rupert discusses two sources for our desires and activities


You can not have a life, you can not lose a life . . . You are life. It is you who hold the power to decide yourself back onto the path you intended . . . the path of welcoming and becoming your own bliss. The Sculptor In The Sky, the new book by spiritual catalyst, Teal Scott takes you on a journey of rediscovery of the universe of god and of yourself. This extraordinary book challenges us to reconnect with the eternal essence of our being and to expand our ideas about the reality we live in. It is a must have for the curious, the wanting and the ready. A provocative guide to answering the questions that every person asks at some point in their life.

Teal was born in Santa Fe New Mexico in the year 1984.
In the first years of her life, it became apparent that she had been born with extrasensory abilities. It was because of Teal’s extrasensory abilities that she was taken as a child (unbeknownst to her parents) into a local cult called The Blood Covenant by a family acquaintance (who was a sociopath with dissociative identity disorder) and was ritualistically tortured for thirteen years. She managed to escape from the cult when she was 19 years old. Since then, Teal has become a “spiritual catalyst” both accepting and utilizing her abilities to remind people of the united, energetic, nature of this universe and to teach people how to find bliss in the midst of even the most extreme circumstances.

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Teal Swan on President Obama & World War 3

Teal Swan answers questions on feelings and emotions

Published on Apr 5, 2014

with Alan Steinfeld on http://www.NewRealities.com radio program, Teal answers questions from callers on personal, emotional and spiritual issues…


The journey of a Synchromystic… It guides us to the realization that all things created are divine, and that in all things we can find evidence of the love sourced creative force that birthed our physical world. It teaches us to embrace the truth that there is no separation between physical and spiritual. It helps us to understand and accept that life, in all its mystical and magical glory, is merely a representation of our purest hearts desires. Essentially, it reminds us that our most precious gift is the experience of life itself, and in the process, strips away our dependence on fear as the motivating force behind our decision making.

Raised a Christian and living a life of confusion, I was, for many years, the black sheep of a family that could not accept my views, my choices or my actions. I had grown up knowing that I did not fit in to the societal ‘box’ that had been presented to me as the ‘norm’ and so had lived a life pushing against all the things that I saw to be ‘wrong’ in our world.

In early 2009, my self-destructive cycle came to an abrupt end shortly after the passing of my most respected and treasured family elder. After what seemed to be a lifetime of loss and poor choices, I was gifted with the desire to find a better way to live. I set out to find the answers to some of the most fundamental questions about human existence. Who am I? Why am I here? – and most importantly – What is this God thing anyways? For several nights I lay awake asking for guidance; no answers came…

Then came the night when my heart led me to offer what I had never offered before; I would give up my preconceived notions, my beliefs, my fear of change and I would, without question, follow the path that was laid before me. My body was infused with radiant warmth and I drifted off to sleep knowing that life as I knew it, would never be the same. In that moment I embraced the presence of the Divine; I would from that day on, never be alone again. I woke up the next day, quit my job and two weeks later I found myself on the other side of the world, in a strange land, pen in hand, documenting the extraordinarily exciting encounters I was having with ordinary people who would ultimately be the inspiration behind my life’s work.

What followed was a magical adventure into the unknown, a synchromystic journey filled with signs, messages and divine gifts of grace. Chance encounters with remarkably wise strangers would eventually lead me to an internal place of peace and acceptance, for myself, the life I had lived, and for the world and all the potential that it holds hidden within our jaded perceptions. In the Philippines, I entered a world where faith, family and friendship were the core values, where trust in the divine was not something people struggled to attain but rather was simply a way of life. It is a world where miracles are not the exception but rather the expectation and it is there that I learned the power of forgiveness and gratitude to heal the human heart.

Truth – My Synchromystic Journey is the story of the return to innocence; an emotional exploration into self. It is all that I was, and all that I am, laid bare for all to see. It is a revealing of a deeper truth, one that we all share, buried in our untapped knowingness… That we humans, all of us, are not, never have been, and never will be, alone.

About the Author
Does it take a miracle to save a woman who has lost everything? Does God really step in and carry those who cannot or will not for the moment carry themselves? Are the prayers we scream to the heavens in our most desperate hour of need really answered?

The answers can be found in the remarkable journey of the woman who went from laying curled up on the bathroom floor praying for God to take her home, to the woman who now believes that faith in the Divine is just the beginning of this incredible adventure we call life. It is the story that takes you from a jaded and misdirected view of faith, to having an unshakable faith in God, Humanity and finally in Self and Knowing without question that all of these things are irrevocably intertwined.

After losing the majority of her immediate family to illness, losing her marriage to dis-ease, losing her freedom to the physical powers that be and finally her health to a broken spine and a broken heart there seemed no other option but a graceful exit… The Spirit however, did not agree with the flesh and her request for death was bluntly denied. In one final act of desperation she lay awake late one night and cried to the heavens ‘I give up – show me the way – lead me and I will, without question, follow’.

The next day she woke up, quit her job and two weeks later she stepped onto a plane, leaving her beloved daughter and her life behind, to land in the Philippines where life as she had never dreamed it would begin.

Niki Norlock is now ready to talk openly about the true story behind Truth – My Synchromystic Journey; revealing a side of herself she has far too long denied. In a bold, bare all tribute to those who stood behind her on her journey she is shedding light on the very real places and people in the book that was originally written as a fiction. A life no longer denied, Truth is just the first step on a monumental climb to health and happiness. She now lives secure in her understanding of self-worth. Happily residing in her dream home in the Appalachian Mountains of Quebec Canada with her husband and their family, enjoying a successful run as a co-host on the International Podcast Everyday Connection she is now ready to share the Truth about what it takes to not only choose to live, but to choose to love living when all you can do in the moment is lay on the floor and wish for death. Your Truth will set you free…

Click here to take a look inside inside.

Niki Norlock

Published on Jul 7, 2014

Niki Norlock is the author of Truth — My Synchromystic Journey. Niki is interviewed by Mia Saenz. Niki shares her awakening transformation as she traveled to the Philippines and found her heart, body and soul on this Island. Through working with children in the Philippines Niki discovered balance, love and the meaning of Synchromystic Journey. http://www.nikinorlock.com

Pub Date Sep 2 2014

In the ancient Indian epic, Mahābhārata, the Lord of Death asks, “What is the most wondrous thing in the world?”, and his son answers, “It is that all around us people can be dying and we don’t believe it can happen to us.” This refusal to face the inevitability of death is especially prevalent in modern Western societies. We look to science to tell us how things are but biomedicine and neuroscience divest death of any personal significance by presenting it as just the breakdown of the body and the cessation of consciousness. The Tibetan Buddhist perspective stands in sharp contrast to this modern scientific notion of death. This tradition conceives dying not as the mere termination of living processes within the body, but as a rite of passage and transformation of consciousness. Physical death, in this tradition, initiates a transition from one of the six bardos (“in-between states”) of consciousness to an opportunity for total enlightenment.

In Dying: What Happens When We Die?, Evan Thompson establishes a middle ground between the depersonalized, scientific account of death and the highly ritualized notion of death found in Tibetan Buddhism. Thompson’s depiction of death and dying offers an insightful neurobiological analysis while also delving into the phenomenology of death, examining the psychological and spiritual effects of dying on human consciousness.

In a trenchant critique of the near-death experience literature, he shows that these experiences do not provide evidence for the continuation of consciousness after death, but also that they must be understood phenomenologically and not in purely neuroscience terms. We must learn to tolerate the “ultimate ungraspability of death” by bearing witness to dying and death instead of turning away from them. We can learn to face the experience of dying through meditative practice, and to view the final moments of life not as a frightening inevitability to be shunned or ignored, but as a deeply personal experience to be accepted and even embraced.
Evan Thompson is professor of philosophy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is the author of Mind in Life: Biology, Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind and Colour Vision: A Study in Cognitive Science and the Philosophy of Perception; coauthor of The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience; and coeditor of Self, No Self? Perspectives from Analytical, Phenomenological, and Indian Traditions and The Cambridge Handbook of Consciousness.

View Here Evan’s previous book on Waking, Dreaming, Being :Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy

The Embodied Self: Evan Thompson in Discussion with Krista Tippett

The New York Academy of Sciences – December 7, 2010
To Be or Not To Be: The Self as Illusion

Philosopher Evan Thompson explains how mindfulness techniques can assist neuroscientists in studying different states of consciousness, and the importance of the notion of an embodied self.

This is an excerpt from the first in a six-part series, Perspectives on the Self, which brings together experts from the sciences and the humanities for conversations on the evolving meaning and experience of the Self.

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