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The Veil Is Thinner Than Ever

I enjoy writing reports about enlightenment, but some of the advice we’ve been given by spiritual teachers from the past isn’t quite relevant to the present.

Depending on which teacher you listen to, the veil was much thicker when they shared their teachings with the world. We’re capable of achieving a lot more in terms of consciousness exploration than when a lot of spiritual teachers were in their prime, and this is a liberating thing to realize. The veil’s a lot thinner than it used to be, and all it takes is a small meditation to realize that we can glimpse a higher state of consciousness pretty easily.

Explore the pathways of your spirit
Explore the pathways of your spirit

Exploring our consciousness gets easier with every year that passes, and all we need to do is show a little effort to glimpse things that might’ve been unheard of in some spiritual teachers’ heyday. We don’t need to follow all the strict and rigid rules that were dictated by people who found enlightenment when the veil between the material and the spiritual was stronger, and for the most part, we can chart our own path; expand our consciousness in our own way. Meditation is a great way to explore the etheric abyss, but we don’t have to be rigid about it to glimpse spirit.

We can make our own meditation, and by that I mean we can find things that help us expand our consciousness without having to sternly meditate. There’s nothing wrong with dedicated meditation, and I’d recommend finding a place to sit in silence and contemplation every now and then, but the difference between now and before is that we don’t have to. We can meditate in whatever way works for us, and a lot of people use music to calm the mind and get to a place beyond the physical senses. Music is one of the best ways to meditate, and whether we listen to it or play it, it’s a helpful tool in the expansion of consciousness. Other people use things like writing to meditate, and while writing isn’t as potent of a way to access spirit as music or direct meditation, it still connects us with a higher aspect of our consciousness, which, if we stay connected with, we can allow to speak through our writings. Instead of hearing from a lone spiritual writer, you could hear from their inner voice without realizing it (or without them realizing it).

The Veil of Oblivion is thinner than ever
The Veil of Oblivion is thinner than ever

One of the benefits of the decreasing veil is that we can use creativity to bridge the gap and connect with spirit in a potent way, and we might as well take the opportunity. No matter how you like to express yourself, you can use creativity to elevate your awareness and help others understand that we live in an innately spiritual world. You can use the creative inspiration we’ve all felt at one time or another to connect with your inner voice and let it speak through you, and while channeling is pretty popular right now, I think writing can become the new channeling if we let it. There’ll always be people who want to communicate with entities in higher realms, but those of us who are more passionate about maintaining a connection with our inner voice (and subsequently, the universe), can deepen this connection with every spiritually inspired thing we do. It’s safe to say that most conscious musicians pick up on their inner voice when they write music that’s inspired by spirit, but again, it doesn’t matter what creative avenue we use to connect as long as it works for us and we diligently pursue it. I honestly think the pursuit of creativity will connect us with a higher aspect of our consciousness, and with how much the veil’s thinning, it stands to reason that creativity, which has always been a potent way to connect, will help us transcend the veil and express the spirit in an unhindered way. The only thing that stops us from connecting is our unwillingness or hesitation, and we’ll have to be confident in ourselves and the things we’ve come here to do if we want to maintain a potent creative and spiritual connection. Self-confidence is important if we want to all-out diminish the veil that stands between us and a higher perception, and everything seems to get easier when we’re confident in ourselves. Together with an open mind and a flowing heart, self-confidence will ensure that we use our creativity to consistently tear down the barrier between us and that omnipotent aspect of our consciousness that can flow through us and amaze us (and everyone else). We’re all creative powerhouses who are capable of enlightenment, but we have to realize it before we can do anything significant. We have to realize that we’re in a great position to raise the collective vibration, and in my opinion, collective ascension will result from creativity, meditation and spiritually inspired activism.

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Activism and Spirituality seem to go hand in hand these days, and possibly is the only form of revolution that will change the systems.

I think this is the great secret the hippies touched on in the sixties and seventies. They realized that creativity, activism and a direct exploration of our consciousness could enlighten the world, and some of them are still on a journey to elevate the planetary consciousness with those three things. The hippies got it right for the most part, but admittedly, some of them got lost in the stereotypical ‘sex, drugs and rock n roll’. We’re the new generation, and we can correct whatever perceived errors were made by the awakening generations before us while integrating the things they got right into our attempts to raise our consciousness. The beatniks, the hippies, the Rastas and every other counterculture group that came to us in the fifties, sixties and seventies had touched on something that we can now expand, and expanding it will get easier as the veil becomes thinner and we’re eventually left with no obstacles in our way. As we grow closer with spirit, let’s remember to embrace the creative and meditative practices that are aligning us with it and raising the collective vibration. Let’s keep in mind that we don’t have to meditate for hours on end just to get a potent glimpse, and we can write articles, paint pictures or play music to weaken the veil. We don’t have to follow all the rigid rules we’ve been given about enlightenment, and we don’t have to renounce the whole world. We can embrace the world without being corrupted by the aspects of society that hold us back, and we don’t get anywhere by avoiding any aspect of reality, lower or higher. We have to integrate and accept the lower, darker aspects of reality before we can enjoy anything higher, and this requires us to embrace everything about our existence on this planet. Collective enlightenment is possible, especially right now, but those of us who’ve become aware will have to work (and play) hard to create it. We’ll also want to take some time in quiet, contemplative stillness every now and then. Creativity is one of the most potent ways to align, but direct meditation still takes the cake. Above all, we have to remember to empower ourselves and, again, have confidence in our ability to complete the tasks at hand each day. We’re capable of anything we’re willing to believe we’re capable of, and only when we stop ourselves do we fail to achieve anything significant. No matter what we do, we have to believe in ourselves or it’ll all go south. With, faith, self-empowerment and the recognition that we don’t have to follow someone else’s rules, our spiritual evolution will be a breeze and we’ll enjoy everything we do to awaken the world. I envision a world where every empowered person is willing to follow their passion, and we’ll have to create this world if we want collective enlightenment.

Thank you for reading,

Love and Light,

This article was taken from In5D. Original Source is here

There Is No Such Thing As Time…Never Was And Never Will Be! Part 2

Julian Barbour’s solution to the problem of time in physics and cosmology is as simply stated as it is radical: there is no such thing as time.

“If you try to get your hands on time, it’s always slipping through your fingers,” says Barbour. “People are sure time is there, but they can’t get hold of it. My feeling is that they can’t get hold of it because it isn’t there at all.” Barbour speaks with a disarming English charm that belies an iron resolve and confidence in his science. His extreme

Did Salvador Dali hide a secret about time in this famous paintng of his?
Did Salvador Dali hide a secret about time in this famous painting of his?

perspective comes from years of looking into the heart of both classical and quantum physics. Isaac Newton thought of time as a river flowing at the same rate everywhere. Einstein changed this picture by unifying space and time into a single 4-D entity.

But even Einstein failed to challenge the concept of time as a measure of change. In Barbour’s view, the question must be turned on its head. It is change that provides the illusion of time. Channeling the ghost of Parmenides, Barbour sees each individual moment as a whole, complete and existing in its own right. He calls these moments “Nows.”

“As we live, we seem to move through a succession of Nows,” says Barbour, “and the question is, what are they?” For Barbour each Now is an arrangement of everything in the universe. “We have the strong impression that things have definite positions relative to each other. I aim to abstract away everything we cannot see (directly or indirectly) and simply keep this idea of many different things coexisting at once. There are simply the Nows, nothing more, nothing less.”

Barbour’s Nows can be imagined as pages of a novel ripped from the book’s spine and tossed randomly onto the floor. Each page is a separate entity existing without time, existing outside of time. Arranging the pages in some special order and moving through them in a step-by-step fashion makes a story unfold. Still, no matter how we arrange the sheets, each page is complete and independent. As Barbour says, “The cat that jumps is not the same cat that lands.” The physics of reality for Barbour is the physics of these Nows taken together as a whole. There is no past moment that flows into a future moment. Instead all the different possible configurations of the universe, every possible location of every atom throughout all of creation, exist simultaneously. Barbour’s Nows all exist at once in a vast Platonic realm that stands completely and absolutely without time.

Our illusion of the past arises because each Now contains objects that appear as “records” in Barbour’s language. “The only evidence you have of last week is your memory. But memory comes from a stable structure of neurons in your brain now. The only evidence we have of the Earth’s past is rocks and fossils. But these are just stable structures in the form of an arrangement of minerals we examine in the present. The point is, all we have are these records and you only have them in this Now.”

The time is now
The time is now

Time, in this view, is not something that exists apart from the universe. There is no clock ticking outside the cosmos. Most of us tend to think of time the way Newton did: “Absolute, true and mathematical time, of itself, and from its own nature, flows equably, without regard to anything external.” But as Einstein proved, time is part of the fabric of the universe. Contrary to what Newton believed, our ordinary clocks don’t measure something that’s independent of the universe.

The word “Mechanics” used in the term “Quantum Mechanics” indicates a machine like predictable, buildable, knowable thing. The Quantum Universe in which we live, whether we want to accept it or not, may seem on the surface to be mechanical and linear but it is not. It is probably better described as an infinite multitude of possible linear actions. If we must give this still mystical process a name lets call it “Quantum Ecology” rather than “Quantum Mechanics” because it is built from within it’s self. Everything comes out of the invisible in the same way as any living organism does.

In quantum mechanics all particles of matter and energy can also be described as waves. And waves have an unusual property: An infinite number of them can exist in the same location. If time and space are one day shown to consist of quanta, the quanta could all exist piled together in a single dimensionless point.

The current predominant world paradigm is that if a thing can not be explained, detailed, analyzed and documented by linear scientific thought processes then it’s mumbo jumbo. If you have a spiritual explanation for human existence then your crazy, you’re in dream land. The scientific mindset says everything in the universe must be capable of explanation either now or at some point in the future by scientific analytic methods alone. Science says “In the absence of scientific proof it’s not worth the time discussing. If it can not be put in a box with a label then forget it. Go figure out what box you can put it in, label it, then come back to us and we’ll see if we agree”. Can you see the limitations that this puts on human development?

Quantum particle behavior can not be explained in terms of science alone, that is to say, it can not be explained in terms of the mind because the mind by it’s nature functions on the basis that reality consists of things, things that can be broken down into individual bits of information and explained in a linear mechanical fashion. To realize how flawed this mindset is you must first accept that this is a relative world in which we live and on the conscious level we interact with other human beings and the rest of the universe in a linear fashion. This is the nature of the mind. We must go beyond the mind to access the answers.

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” the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”

According to physics, your life is described by a series of slices of your worm; you as a baby, you as you ate breakfast this morning, you as you started reading this sentence and so on, with each slice existing motionless in its respective time. We generate time’s flow by thinking that the same self that ate breakfast this morning also started reading this sentence.

So do we really need to mourn time’s passing? Einstein, for one, drew solace from the view of the timeless universe he had helped to create, consoling the family of a recently deceased friend: “Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”

by Josh Richardson

Thanks for reading,

Love and Light,

This article came from In5D. Original source: http://in5d.com/there-is-no-such-thing-as-time-never-was-and-never-will-be/

There Is No Such Thing As Time…Never Was And Never Will Be! Part 1

Everything exists in the present moment and it’s a fundamental principle of the Universe that many of our scientists are still trying to grasp. Time does not actually exist and Quantum Theory proves it. There are things that are closer to you in time, and things that are further away, just as there are things that are near or far away in space. But the idea that time flows past you is just as absurd as the suggestion that space does.

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Now to the term “Relativity Theory”.I admit that it is unfortunate, and has given occasion to philosophical misunderstandings.

The trouble with time started a century ago, when Einstein’s special and general theories of relativity demolished the idea of time as a universal constant. One consequence is that the past, present, and future are not absolutes. Einstein’s theories also opened a rift in physics because the rules of general relativity (which describe gravity and the large-scale structure of the cosmos) seem incompatible with those of quantum physics (which govern the realm of the tiny).

According to Einstein’s special theory of relativity, there is no way to specify events that everyone can agree happen simultaneously. Two events that are both “now” to you will happen at different times for anyone moving at another speed. Other people will see a different “now” that might contain elements of yours but equally might not.

The result is a picture known as the block universe: the universe seen from that impossible vantage point outside space and time. You can by all means mark what you think is “now” with a red dot, but there is nothing that distinguishes that place from any other, except that you are there. Past and future are no more physically distinguished than left and right.

The equations of physics do not tell us which events are occurring right now–they are like a map without the “you are here” symbol. The present moment does not exist in them, and therefore neither does the flow of time. Additionally, Albert Einstein’s theories of relativity suggest not only that there is no single special present but also that all moments are equally real.

Some four decades ago, the renowned physicist John Wheeler, then at Princeton, and the late Bryce DeWitt, then at the University of North Carolina, developed an extraordinary equation that provides a possible framework for unifying relativity and quantum mechanics. But the Wheeler-­DeWitt equation has always been controversial, in part because it adds yet another, even more baffling twist to our understanding of time.

“One finds that time just disappears from the Wheeler-DeWitt equation,” says Carlo Rovelli, a physicist at the University of the Mediterranean in Marseille, France. “It is an issue that many theorists have puzzled about. It may be that the best way to think about quantum reality is to give up the notion of time–that the fundamental description of the universe must be timeless.”illusion-of-time

One might say that when we better understand consciousness we will better understand time. Consciousness is the formless, invisible field of energy of infinite dimension and potentiality, the substrate of all existence, independent of time, space, or location, of which it is independent yet all inclusive and all present. It encompasses all existence beyond all limitation, dimension, or time, and registers all events, no matter how seemingly miniscule, such as even a fleeting thought. The interrelationship between time and consciousness from the human perspective is limited, when in fact it is unlimited.

If you want to find out more about the paradox of time, read part 2 here

Thanks for reading,

Love and Light,

This article came from In5D. Original source: http://in5d.com/there-is-no-such-thing-as-time-never-was-and-never-will-be/

Bill Murray: Comedian and Now Spiritual Teacher?

I remember growing up in the 90’s, watching films like Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, Space Jam, Charlie’s Angels (it was an OK movie alright? :p ) , Osmosis Jones, The Royal Tenenbaums, Lost in Translation and so on…. and I always remember Bill Murray’s smart lines and facial expressions. I enjoyed watching his films.

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Being a comedian usually means that people tend not to take you seriously in everyday life, and that is unfair sometimes. What happens in cases like this, when even though somebody is a comedian, has a really strong message to deliver?

Most probably nobody will actually pay much attention, which again is unfair.

But….what happens when famous comedians go through a spiritual awakening, and try to use their fame and publicity to actually share some perspective, teachings and even raise the consciousness in the planet? Yes I mean that and it has taken place in the past few years in several cases like Bill Murray, Jim Carrey, Russel Brand and many others.

I think it comes as a surprise at first glance. My personal advice is to close your eyes, forget the face (linking to comedy and humor) and listen to the voice of the soul speaking, with no judgement preferably.

The incentive behind me writing this article is a question which a reporter asked Bill Murray at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival during a press conference, after the screening of his latest film St. Vincent.

“How does it feel to be you?”

I thought that I would not hear something new or something that would catch my attention, especially coming from a comedian that I did not know has had a “spiritual awakening”. And again, try to forget who Bill Murray is or what he does for a living or how many times he has made you laugh.

Take a step back, close your eyes and have a listen to his reply posted below :

 

“Let’s all ask ourselves that question right now: What does it feel like to be you? What does it feel like to be you? Yeah. It feels good to be you, doesn’t it? It feels good, because there’s one thing that you are — you’re the only one that’s you, right?

So you’re the only one that’s you, and we get confused sometimes — or I do, I think everyone does — you try to compete. You think, damn it, someone else is trying to be me. Someone else is trying to be me. But I don’t have to armor myself against those people; I don’t have to armor myself against that idea if I can really just relax and feel content in this way and this regard.

If I can just feel… Just think now: How much do you weigh? This is a thing I like to do with myself when I get lost and I get feeling funny. How much do you weigh? Think about how much each person here weighs and try to feel that weight in your seat right now, in your bottom right now. Parts in your feet and parts in your bum. Just try to feel your own weight, in your own seat, in your own feet. Okay? So if you can feel that weight in your body, if you can come back into the most personal identification, a very personal identification, which is: I am. This is me now. Here I am, right now. This is me now. Then you don’t feel like you have to leave, and be over there, or look over there. You don’t feel like you have to rush off and be somewhere. There’s just a wonderful sense of well-being that begins to circulate up and down, from your top to your bottom. Up and down from your top to your spine. And you feel something that makes you almost want to smile, that makes you want to feel good, that makes you want to feel like you could embrace yourself.

So, what’s it like to be me? You can ask yourself, “What’s it like to be me?” You know, the only way we’ll ever know what it’s like to be you is if you work your best at being you as often as you can, and keep reminding yourself: That’s where home is.”

Thanks for reading,

Love and Light,

George Kleopas

Meditation Talk With Marco Dean

I first met Marco Dean in February 2014; I was passing by this famous holistic shop in Covent Garden called Mysteries and looking for something interesting to do, maybe a new course, when I came across a free meditation class.

As I looked at the picture of this man, I couldn’t help but feel a bit curious about the whole thing.  “Mmm I wonder what this class will be like?”

Up to that point, I hadn’t had much meditation practise – apart from a few courses I had taken in the previous year (2013) – so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect or what kind of meditation he would be teaching.

Little did I know how much that class would dramatically change my life.

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“A quiet mind is all you need. All else will happen rightly, once your mind is quiet. As the sun on rising makes the world active, so does self-awareness affect changes in the mind. In the light of calm and steady self-awareness, inner energies wake up and work miracles without any effort on your part.”_Nisargadatta Maharaj

 

Marco held a class on alpha meditation, with shamanic background; with very simple meditation techniques that can be practiced for as little as five minutes a day, and can definitely have an effect on your way of thinking. Not because it changes what you think, but because it enables your consciousness to operate on a better level.

It’s like exercising.. You exercise to have a healthy body, and you eat well, you brush your teeth to make them clean. Well, with meditation, you exercise your brain! It’s weird to explain, as it’s different for everyone.

Nonetheless, meditation has been scientifically proven to enrich and benefit your brain capacity as well as having various other related health benefits.

Quantum physics studies have also acknowledged the power of the mind in creating your own reality. Your thoughts are interacting with everything around you, down to the very atoms.

Therefore, when you start meditating and perfecting your consciousness, “things”start happening.

Anyway, everyone has to start from some point, and I was lucky enough to take part in this weekly meditation class for a year, and now I meditate every day.

Marco is a very interesting character, very mysterious and quirky; it took me a while to get him. That’s the thing with mystics; they make you think, they puzzle your mind, and they don’t give you any answers. Instead, they make you question everything and find out for yourself.

Here is our interview with Marco. I hope you enjoy it.

One of the things I love to hear from Marco in class is the freedom he gives you when you ask a question.

For instance, when asked “How do I know I’m doing it right? Have I reached Alpha?”

The Answer was always the same “You don’t, no one actually knows, it’s subjective, it’s different for everyone – there is no right or wrong.”

Here, you find another short video where we talk about meditation.

If I could have everyone around the world practicing something on a daily basis, it would be meditation. It helps to find yourself, your one truth, it makes you grow and connect to your inner powers and discover that life has much more to offer than what you thought it had.

It will change you into who you are meant to be, and it will open the doors for an amazing journey into self-discovery and empowerment.

For Alpha meditation techniques visit our tutorial links and how-to meditation videos.

If you wish to get in touch with Marco you can reach him through mysteries for readings  on http://www.mysteries.co.uk/index.html

Thanks for reading,

Love and Light,

-Sabrina Santos