Changa by Graham Hancock One recent evening six sovereign adults, taking full responsibility for their own consciousness and their own bodies, gathered for sacred ceremony with changa, a herbal mixture rich in monamine oxidase inhibitors and infused with the forbidden fruit of DMT. I was one of those adults and the two bowls I smoked were respectively my twelfth and thirteenth journeys with inhaled DMT. I have done regular work with DMT over the years in its incarnation in the Ayahuasca brew, more than 50 journeys since 2003, but as everybody who chooses to explore these realms knows, drinking Ayahuasca is special, there is usually a fair degree of negotiation with the brew, the experience is drawn out over several hours and the loving spirit of the vine, Gaian mother of our planet, is the guiding hand. I am happy to say that the two bowls of changa I smoked a few evenings ago treated me much more gently.
Fire and Earth: The Origins of Reiki Most of those who have heard of Reiki will know it as an alternative therapy, with similarities to other healing-by-touch practices such as spiritual healing. There are differences; Spiritual Healing is a form of mediumship in which a naturally gifted person channels or donates energy to effect a cure. Reiki Healing is energy channelled by an ATTUNED person to empower the healee to cure themselves. It is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and energy transfer techniques like Chi Kung, but unlike Chi Kung, the healer does not donate their own energy, but acts as a channel for the energy, without being drained themselves. In the west, Reiki’s primary purpose is seen as that of a healing system. While it’s certainly true that Reiki can be used to heal, that’s only part of the story.
I’ve Seen People Turn Garbage Into Some Cool Stuff. But THIS…. This Is Absolute Brilliance. Gregory Kloehn goes dumpster diving, but not for the reason that most people would think. He isn’t homeless. In fact, he is an artist from Oakland that is trying to help the homeless and develop his craft at the same time. Instead of building sculptures that he would sell to rich people to add to their massive homes, he decided to focus his efforts on helping house the homeless population in California. Gregory digs through illegally dumped trash and goes dumpster diving. He uses what he collects to build small, one room shelters for the homeless.
11 Signs You're An Old Soul “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?” ~ Satchel Paige There is a special type of person in our world who finds themselves alone and isolated, often times even since birth. Photo by: Lash-Upon-Lash The sometimes lonely experience from this person isn’t because of any sort of antisocial behavior. Carl Jung’s Psychological Diagnosis Using Mandalas Mandalas have been used in many ancient cultures like Buddhism, Hinduism, Native American, Australian Aboriginal as a symbol of the universe and wholeness. Literally speaking, mandala is a geometrical form – a square or a circle – abstract and static, or a vivid image formed of objects and/or beings. It’s a cosmic diagram that reminds us of our connection with the infinite.
Why Yogurt and Probiotics Make You Fat and Foggy Your gut biome (the bacteria living in your intestines) is crucial to your health. The overuse of antibiotics, diets high in processed foods, and foods containing histamines are your gut biome’s worst nightmare. When your gut bacteria get thrown off, you can develop something called histamine intolerance, which leads to increased inflammation, congestion, hives, migraines, and fatigue – just to name a few symptoms. Even if you have a lot of DAO enzymes (the molecule that breaks down histamines) you may not be able to keep up with the amount of histamines in the foods you eat, especially if you eat lots of aged and fermented foods, or microbiologically produced foods, like the standard American diet’s favorite “health food” – yogurt. If you’re already concerned about your gut bacteria, and you take probiotics to help those bacteria flourish, you may be doing the exact opposite of what you want, depending on the specific bacteria that you’re supplementing.
Planetary Hospice I Planetary Hospice, part 1 of 2 This brilliant and beautifully researched paper by Zhiwa Woodbury frames our work in a way that can release fresh understandings and energy.- Joanna Macy IntroductionThere have been five great extinctions in the history of planet Earth during the 540 million years since complex life emerged. According to the National Geographic Society, “we are in the midst of the Sixth Great Extinction, an event characterized by the loss of between 17,000 and 100,000 species each year” The worst of the five extinctions, often referred to as the Great Dying, resulted in the loss of 95% of all marine species and 70% of all terrestrial species.The severity of the Great Dying, which required ten million years to recover from, is largely attributed to mass releases of methane from the oceans and tundras triggered by (and quickly doubling) a spike in global temperatures of only about six degrees (from volcanic activity).
15 Tips For Empaths and Highly Sensitive People Empathic ability allows you to read and understand people’s energy. This ability may be genetic, passing from generation to generation. You may share this ability with a relative, so look at your family tree; does anyone else seem to fit the description? Empaths have the ability to scan another’s energy for thoughts, feelings and possibly for past, present, and future life occurrences. Most empaths are unaware of how this really works, and have accepted that they are sensitive to other people’s energy. Tantric “Sluts” or Living Goddesses: Why it Matters With recent media revelations about ritual sex, nude yoga and “yogasms” – sex has become a hot topic in the yoga world. Well, in honour of Women’s History Month, I’m joining the fray. Because let’s face it, nothing is more juicy or salacious than the forgotten high priestesses of sex, the “debauched” yoginis of Tantra. While much conventional scholarship has designated these women as low-caste “sluts” exploited for ritual purposes, religious scholar Miranda Shaw has unearthed a very different history. Her book Passionate Enlightenment: Women in Tantric Buddhism claims these women were no mere ‘consorts’ but powerful gurus once held “in awe, reverence and obeisance”.
things that have negative energy We have all experienced “bad vibes” from another person, or a certain place, or a certain thing at some time or another. Many years ago, my sister was helping me clean out an old garage, when we came across a battered box with a very, very old fire poker inside…along with some other nondescript antiques. She was in the process of retrieving the fire poker when she squealed and dropped it. “This has terrible, TERRIBLE energy!” she yelled. CE List: Movies With Truth or Consciousness One the most widely appreciated forms of entertainment is undoubtedly the realm of film and television. Pretty well all of us have seen a number of films and TV shows that have made us either laugh, cry, cheer or even at times leave us contemplating why it was ever made. An element that is not that common in film is to find bits of truth or consciousness, and that’s why we at Collective Evolution have put together a list of some of the films we could think of that could offer you a bit more than simple entertainment. We have also listed a bit (not all) of the truth/ consciousness to look out for when watching the film.
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success Deepak Chopra’s holistic and spiritual views of life are so profound that they have offered millions around the world an opportunity to learn transformative concepts in coping with physical illness, emotional turmoil, stress, loss and many other factors that affect our wellbeing. In The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Chopra outlines 7 powerful principles you can use to fulfill your deepest desires with effortless joy. If you put them into practice, you’ll realize that you can manifest whatever you’ve been dreaming about. Based on natural laws that govern all of creation, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success shatters the myth that success is the result of hard work, exacting plans, or driving ambition.