Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds – Part 4 – Beyond Thinking

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We live our lives pursuing happiness “out there” as if it is a commodity. We have become slaves to our own desires and craving.
Happiness isn’t something that can be pursued or purchased like a cheap suit. This is Maya, illusion, the endless play of form.

In the Buddhist tradition, Samsara, or the endless cycle of suffering is perpetuated by the craving of pleasure and aversion to pain. Freud referred to this as the “pleasure principle.” Everything we do is an attempt to create pleasure, to gain something that we want, or to push away something that is undesirable that we don’t want. Even a simple organism like the paramecium does this. It is called response to stimulus. Unlike a paramecium, humans have more choice. We are free to think, and that is the heart of the problem. It is the thinking about what we want that has gotten out of control.

The dilemma of modern society is that we seek to understand the world, not in terms of archaic inner consciousness, but by quantifying and qualifying what we perceive to be the external world by using scientific means and thought. Thinking has only led to more thinking and more questions. We seek to know the innermost forces which create the world and guide its course. But we conceive of this essence as outside of ourselves, not as a living thing, intrinsic to our own nature.

It was the famous psychiatrist Carl Jung who said, “one who looks outside dreams, one who looks inside awakes.” It is not wrong to desire to be awake, to be happy. What is wrong is to look for happiness outside when it can only be found inside.

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Darwin’s Unfinished Business: The Self-Organizing Intelligence of Nature ~ Simon G. Powell

A groundbreaking interpretation of evolution as the work of Nature’s intelligence

• Refutes the orthodox view of evolution as a mindless process driven by chance

• Explains why context is more important than mutation in evolutionary innovation

• Shows how, by recognizing Nature’s innovative and creative powers, we can overcome our social and environmental challenges with a new green science of evolution

Darwin’s theory of evolution is undoubtedly one of the most important scientific ideas of the modern age, explaining the existence of both life and consciousness without recourse to divine intervention. Yet how do we interpret evolution? How do we evaluate the ability of Nature to engineer something as exquisite as the genetic code or the human brain? Could it be that evolution is an intelligent process? Is Nature smart? According to most scientists, the answer is no. While humanity may be intelligent and purposeful, the natural processes that crafted us are deemed to be devoid of such attributes.

In a radical move away from orthodoxy, Simon G. Powell extends Darwin’s vision by showing that evolution is not just about the survival of the fittest but rather the survival of clever and sensible behavior. Revealing the importance of the context in which things evolve, he explores the intelligent learning process behind natural selection. Rich with examples of the incredibly complex plants, animals, insects, and marine life designed by Nature–from the carnivorous Venus flytrap and the fungus-farming leaf cutter ant to the symbiotic microbes found inside the common cow–he shows Nature as a whole to be a system of self-organizing intelligence in which life and consciousness were always destined to emerge.

Examining the origins of life and the failure of artificial intelligence to compete with natural intelligence, he explains how our scientifically narrow-minded views on intelligence are now acting as a barrier to our own evolution. As Darwin’s unfinished business comes to light and Nature’s intelligence is embraced, we learn that Nature’s agenda is not simply the replication of genetic matter but of expanding consciousness. By working with Nature’s creative and innovative powers instead of against them, we can address today’s social and environmental challenges with a new green science of evolution.

After graduating from UCL in 1992, Simon G. Powell suffered an extended bout of ‘mushroom fever’ brought on by excessive psilocybin use. After this ‘mushroom fever’ subsided, he was left with a case of chronic biophilia compounded by chronic gaiaphilia. This curious condition, which turned out to be permanent and quite stimulating, led him to write a number of unorthodox books – including The Psilocybin Solution (2011) and Darwin’s Unfinished Business (2012). He also felt compelled to write and direct two radical film documentaries: Manna and Metanoia. Links to all these media and more can be found via the tabs on the main menu bar above.

June 2013 – Simon has just finished a new book chiefly about his remarkable psilocybin experiences over the last few decades. Stay tuned for more info.

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A Conversation with Simon G. Powell: Click HERE

Metanoia: A New Vision of Nature (a film about life, evolution and intelligence)

Shiva Speaks: Conversations with Maha Avatar Babaji ~ Rashmi Khilnani


Babaji, the ageless avatar who taught Jesus and Moses, and who, as Shiva, is the Lord of the Universe, speaks to us through his devotee, the Indian mystic Rashmi, who shares with us both her journey with this supreme master and his wisdom teachings for the modern age.

His teachings are simple and powerful and revolve around the energy of truth, love, and simplicity. They help us bridge the seeming diversity of the world to reside in the unity consciousness at its core, from which we can resolve many of today’s pressing problems.
He encourages us to embrace our own truth and be courageous in its defense, to become spiritual warriors and take up the sword of light to cut through our own darkness . . . to be ordinary in our extraordinariness and extraordinary within the simple ordinariness of our being. His Maha Avataric energy imbues every word of these teachings here with grace, courage, and truth and has the capacity within one’s free will to give the reader an experience of Babaji’s world of love and its transformative power to raise our consciousness from ego-based, shadow living; to follow our intuition and the voice of our soul; to join Shiva’s dance of ecstasy and vital beingness; and to choose heaven on earth by our Satya Yuga frequency.
Babaji tells us that only those with total purity and simplicity of heart will be able to go through the eye of the needle of coming earth-birth changes to live lives of pure beingness, supreme bliss, and ecstasy.

Rashmi Khilnani is the author of “The Divine Mother Speaks: The Healing of the Human Heart” and “Budhha Speaks: To the Buddha Nature Within.” She has facilitated the healing and transformation of many thousands through the different streams of “Reiki Energy Mastery.” She is a global metaphysical teacher, author, urban shaman, international lecturer, artist, seminar leader, and TV personality. She has been channeling the Ascended Masters for the last fifteen years, and making these teachings simple and accessible to people at all levels.

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Listen to a radio talk HERE

Rashmi Khilnani – The Divine Mother Speaks / Buddha Speaks to the Buddha Nature Within

For the last 15 years, Rashmi Khilnani has studied and taught with world-renowned gurus and teachers and has become a specialist in Energy Medicine. She is on the forefront of bringing the ancient mystery school teachings of India, Tibet, China, Egypt and the Teachings of the Essenes into current time and making these teachings simple and accessible to people of all levels of soul journeying.
Rashmi is a visionary and a mystic. She is a pioneer in translating the ancient wisdom teachings into simple comprehensible manuals for bridging the spiritual with the mundane. These sacred wisdom transmissions assist in day-to-day problem solving in current time.
Rashmi teaches and practices several healing modalities and has taught Reiki Masters, doctors, scientists and people from many walks of life, the secrets of the Mystery School teachings. She has facilitated the healing and transformation of hundreds of lives through the many streams of ‘Reiki energy Mastery’ teaching and healing. She is a global metaphysical teacher, urban shaman, international lecturer, artist, seminar leader and TV personality.

She utilizes her celestial gifts of psychic intuitive channeling, sound, light, breath and vibration to help shift and heal individuals and groups and conducts ceremonies for morphogenic, global, heart healing. She seeks to serve the Ascended Masters in bringing a spiritualization and heartfeltness of unconditional love and Unity Consciousness to people of all walks of life. She also works and trains her Reiki Master Students in the Healing and Rebalancing of the Sacred Elements and Mother Earth Herself.
Rashmi is the author of the “Divine Mother Speaks, the Healing of the Human Heart” and “The Buddha speaks to the Buddha Nature Within”. She is currently working on co-producing a documentary film on God.

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