Tuesday, September 27, 2022

The Eternal Oneness of Being

Within this celestial, fractal reality there is the illusion of separation – the duality that arises in the mind. We are born into the world as one and we have no idea of ‘me’, the separate self, for some time until it is gradually instilled upon us by the environment and our developing mind. Thoughts, memories, and sensations are assigned to a “person” and a pattern of identification emerges. We hear our name over and over, your toy truck and my toy truck. The hamster wheel starts turning. The brain starts seeking to strengthen this machine – to feed it, to compete, to seek and understand, to avoid failure, etc. And over time, we’ve bought into this illusion until it has become a virtually ubiquitous feature of our culture, and one that has been wreaking havoc throughout human history in varying forms and degrees.

To suggest we are all one might seem like a sappy, hippie cliche, but it is the bedrock of non-duality, most major spiritual traditions, and (more recently) the scientific world. And yet, everyone thinks it’s me. I am me and you are you, two separate, heterogeneous worlds that occasionally interact; this identification and attachment to the body-mind complex is heavily entrenched and continuous for most.

Making matters worse, many aspects of our society actively encourage this false identification for a whole slew of financial, political, and social reasons. You’ve got to get ahead. You can’t say that. You need to be better looking. You are not enough. Because it seems to be separate from the rest of existence, the ‘me’ – by its very nature – is anxious, inadequate, and afraid at its core. This makes it particularly vulnerable to manipulation, a fact that has not escaped those who hold power. This fear is perpetuated and maneuvered carefully to keep the status quo intact. However, this manipulation can work both ways.

The practice of meditation involves a gradual dissolving of this illusion. The ‘me’ ceases to be personal and returns to its true state – universal. There is no longer me and you, there’s just I, playing itself out in the house of a thousand mirrors. And this is not just some etheric-sounding claptrap, it is borne out by quantum physics, thermodynamics, as well as basic neuroscience involving the nature of the default mode network (DMN) in the brain.

Self and other’ is a major aspect of neural activity going on in the brain regions of the DMN, and meditation (as well as psilocybin and other psychedelics) have repeatedly shown in studies to reduce this activity – permanently, in the case of meditation.

Thoughts and feelings of love and connection with “the rest of the world” increase, thoughts and feelings of loneliness or depression decrease. The separate self, which was formed in the mind, gradually dissolves. This also necessarily extends to other mental concepts that involve the ‘me’, such as spacetime and free will. Who is there to choose? What is it that is supposedly enduring through space and time? Is “mine” actually different than “yours”, or is it a single, infinite substrate apparently having separate experiences for the fun of it? The answer to these questions can be realized through the practice of editation and self-inquiry. So, what is meditation? By providing a few different definitions across the spiritual spectrum, the effort here is to demonstrate that this is not anything new or even confined to one particular religion or culture. The messengers change, the message is and was the same.

"There is only one meditation – the rigorous refusal to harbor thoughts.”
– Nisargadatta

"Just remain in the center, watching. And then forget that you are there.”
– Lao Tzu

"You can only stop the flow of thoughts by refusing to have any interest in it.”
– Ramana Maharshi

"Be still and know that I am god.”
– Psalm 46:10

All of these quotes boil down to the same process, becoming a witness to our thinking instead of an active participant.  In so doing, the identification and attachment with the ‘me’ is diminished and eventually broken. The The Lao Tzu instructions are perfectly fitting – just remain in the center, watching. Then forget that you are there. The first part, remaining in the center watching, is “your” doing – the practice of meditation that Ramana and Nisargadatta describe above.

The second part, the forgetting you are there, happens on its own as a result of the practice. The enlightenment. The doer dissipates, the subject-object duality collapses. This process necessarily creates an agony, a crucifixion essentially. The ego (another term for the separate self or ‘me’) has quite a lot of inertia and cunning to it, and will fight bitterly to survive. There is a friction put in motion as the self writhes and agonizes and starves, alternating with the ascending bliss of “enlightenment”, “god”, “brahman” – whatsoever term feels encouraging enough to get you to just sit down in the damn chair and be quiet for awhile. But by and by, with this gradual discontinuation of feeding the self, spaces begin to emerge in what was assumed to be a solid, continuous entity.

The ‘me’, along with all of its dramas and triumphs and tragedies, are seen as a movie projected on a screen. A great non-seriousness and peace arises, the universal witness enjoying a particular slice of cosmic cinema for a little while. To reiterate, while non-duality and meditation may seem radical or nonsensical in some ways, it is really just a different attempt at bringing the main tenets of religion and spirituality into a coherent and even scientific practice. The talent of the messenger lies in their ability to communicate or point towards that which cannot be said. And as humanity continues to barrel closer and progress through its own ruination and rebirth – which is really just a larger scale version of what the individual goes through in meditation – the knowledge and practice of this process becomes more and more vital. Today we find ourselves at the early stages of a monumental paradigm shift. We have exhausted the illusion of separation to its very limits and cannot go any further into this darkness.

The road back from the edge and returning to the light is an arduous one, but it is the inevitable path that is laid out before us. Meditation represents the journey back home – the relative dissolving .into the absolute, love overcoming the power of fear.

"...they suggest to ordinary people that you can bypass the fire and enter into the light. But you cannot bypass the fire. And there is no way into the light except through surrender – of self, ecstasy, love. It is as difficult now as it ever was, and the requirements are what they’ve always been.”
– Adi Da For

from “Everyone Thinks It's Me” by Jeffrey Nirenberg on September 6, 2022, at jeffnirenberg.com

Monday, September 26, 2022

I’ll meet you at the setting sun

I’ll meet you at the setting sun
Beyond these drifting years
Between the shadow and the pale
Beneath the sting of tears
Behind the veil of solitude
Across the seas of Time
I’ll meet you at the setting sun
Where you are ever mine

by Sacha Stone, October 7, 2021

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Gnomes, Elves, Faeries, Leprechauns, Trolls and Ogres

Far from being only fanciful folklore characters, gnomes, elves, faeries and leprechauns are living among us and diligently stewarding Nature. These souls’ small forms, which cannot be seen with 3D vision - very young children often see them, though - were designed in antiquity by members of highly advanced civilizations living then on Jupiter. That is where not only the devas’ bodies, but most species in Earth’s animal and plant kingdoms were co-created in consonance with the desires of God, Gaia and Sol.

You can rightly think of Sol, God and Gaia as the trinity that used Creator’s energy to put into motion their ideas that manifested the magnificent planet now called Earth. Sol provides the light that enables life in your world, and solar flares are his power surges that are adding impetus to Earth’s ascension course, releasing her humankind from the bondage of mass mind control, and strengthening all life forms that absorb the light.

Incrementally various groups of “wee folk” - we use that term respectfully and lovingly - were introduced during an era when humans, animals and plants communicated telepathically and all knew they were inseparable parts of the Oneness of All. After amassed negativity destroyed all life on the planet, those souls were the last to return.

Some theories about devas have them in the same category as air, fire, water and earth, probably because they continuously interact with the four elementals to serve the needs of Earth and its residents. But these intelligent, kind and sensitive wise souls are distinctly different. They have families, live in communities, enjoy group events and move around as their services are needed. Their lifespans can be half a century or longer, and while their evolutionary status qualifies them to incarnate as humans, they don’t wish to do so.

Always they have had a symbiotic and synergistic relationship with the plant, animal and mineral kingdoms, and several decades ago they took on the mission of sending forth light rays to inspire humankind to once again live harmoniously with all of Nature. As vibrations keep rising, you will start seeing their auras on the ground, in bushes and trees or fluttering in the air, and eventually you and these loving little people will become friends.

Trolls and ogres also are more than characters in tales. These souls, whose bodies typically are larger than the devas but also are invisible to 3D vision, are inclined to cause inconvenience or even hardship to other life forms. As the planet’s ascension journey continues, they will absorb the light or leave and find a third density world to call home.

excerpted from Matthew Ward at https://www.matthewbooks.com/september-1-2022

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Astral Projection

In astral projection (sometimes called astral travel) the conscious mind leaves the physical body and moves into the astral body.  The individual ceases to consciously experience things in the physical body and experiences them, instead, in the astral body - that is out of the physical body and in the fourth dimension. These experiences, therefore, are sometimes referred to as out-of-body experiences, or heightened states of consciousness.

During astral travel the individual is aware of things encountered on the astral plane and retains a coherent recall of those encounters in various degrees of detail and vividness/vagueness depending, to some extent, upon his personal state of spiritual evolution and training.

In astral projection the individual's astral body remains attached to his physical body by a long, thin, silver cord. Sometimes this cord, or astral umbilicus, can be seen during the out-of-body experience. It is reported that if this cord is severed permanently, the physical body dies.

Sometimes the astral body is described as one of our resurrection bodies. The mental body might be described as another.

Astral projection, out-of-body-experiences and lucid dreams complexly overlap each other in their essential characteristics. They may well represent different paradigms for conceptualising very similar, or even identical, experiences. In each case, the person is asleep, the person is conscious, and the person has the ability to compare his present heightened state of awareness with his "normal" waking state of awareness.

Understanding the nature of conscious experiences which occur during sleep, and learning how to manage and respond to them, is important for spiritual growth. Such understanding and learning is also necessary for engaging in active spiritual work during sleep.

Conscious sleep phenomena have discrete sensory, emotional and mental content which exist in direct subjective awareness while the physical body is "fast asleep" on the bed or in the chair.

It is worth repeating that the vehicle which leaves the physical body during astral projection is the astral body. The astral body is neither the soul nor the spirit.

From our point of view in physical plane waking consciousness, the human being can be thought of as having a tripartite constitution: it has three bits to its makeup. The three bits are the "incarnation module", the soul and the spirit. The incarnation module is itself made up of three components: the physical body, the astral body and the mental body.

Establishment western religiosities are in error in positing a bipartite constitution for the human being.

The physical body has seven levels of organisation within it, of which solid, liquid and gas are the three densest. The other four levels, not yet formally investigated, recognised or taught by western orthodox science, are sometimes referred to as the etheric levels.

The physical body is our vehicle of transport on the physical plane (sometimes called the third dimension); the astral body is our vehicle of transport on the astral plane (sometimes called the fourth dimension), and the mental body is our vehicle of transport on the mental plane (sometimes called the fifth dimension).

Within the incarnation module, the astral body and the mental body (together) are sometimes referred to as the personality. From our point of view in physical plane waking consciousness, it is the incarnation module which comes into being at conception or birth, and which later leaves the physical plane at "death".

The soul is quite different from the human physical, astral and mental bodies. The soul is an individuated expression of the spirit which provides animation for the incarnation module. The incarnation module is a temporary vehicle used by the soul to express itself in the world of matter.

Our spirit is our divine spark, our core star. It is the highest level of our being; it is that part of us which partakes of the divine nature; that part of us which is perfect and infinite; that part of us which has always been, is now, and will always be, one with the being of God.

Spiritual practice, among other things, seeks to align the energies of the incarnation module with those of the soul and the spirit so that the energies of light, love and abundance can be anchored on Earth.

Meditation is a spiritual exercise which seeks to align the physical brain with the soul.

from https://alcuinbramerton.blogspot.com/2005/12/astral-projection-soul-and-spirit.html

Friday, September 23, 2022

Be a Senescent Cell Killing Machine

Most of us have accepted that weakness comes with old age. But does it have to? Thanks to a new study published in Nature Medicine, we now have a convincing culprit for age-related physical dysfunction: the accumulation of “zombie” senescent cells. We might be able to fight off senescent cells and their inflammatory secretions with interventions including senolytic drugs, exercise and intermittent fasting.

There’s no question that humans are living longer than they used to. But are they living healthier for longer? Based on a 2010 study from the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 45% of people over the age of 85 today are frail, often suffering physical dysfunction and decreased mobility that may lead to hospitalization, placement in a nursing home and mortality. But what causes this frailty and physical dysfunction, in the absence diagnosable disease? One culprit is cellular senescence.

Many of the cells in our body are fated to become senescent at some time or another. Radiation exposure, chemotherapy and metabolic stress including high fat intake have been shown to promote senescent cell accumulation.

Senescent cells look very different from healthy cells. They express different genes, they are prohibited from reproducing or dividing naturally, and they pump out inflammatory “SOS” signals in an attempt to recruit other healthy cells to come to their rescue, usually in vain. These signals include proinflammatory cytokines, chemokines, proteases (enzymes that break down proteins) and other factors that together make up what is called the senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP). The inflammation created by senescent cells can lead to tissue dysfunction and even turn healthy cells senescent, like a zombie virus that spreads and eventually causes the zombie apocalypse of late-life frailty. This spreading of cellular senescence may even happen at a distance, with senescent cells in one tissue, like fat, spreading senescence-causing inflammatory signals to cells in another tissue, like muscle.

Senescence can be induced by such stresses as DNA damage, telomere shortening, oncogenic mutations, metabolic and mitochondrial dysfunction, and inflammation. Senescent cell burden increases in multiple tissues with aging, at sites of pathology in multiple chronic diseases, and after radiation or chemotherapy.” — Xu et al., 2018

Zombie cells sound ominous, even if they are a defense mechanism that our bodies use to neutralize damaged cells that could become cancerous — at least they can’t divide. But what if we could selectively remove senescent cells from the body, or reverse the senescent state?

We all know that we have a growing aging population, and we are seeing aged individuals suffer with a lot of diseases, most of which are age-related,” says Ming Xu, an assistant professor at the UConn Health Center on Aging and first author on the Nature Medicine study on the impacts of senolytics. “The biggest motivation for my research group is to find a way to improve the quality of late life for these individuals and delay the onset of age-related diseases.”

It’s feasible based on current evidence, Xu says, to delay many diseases of aging by targeting fundamental aging processes like cellular senescence. Xu’s lab is exploring the promise of senolytic drugs, or agents that can eliminate senescence cells. The idea of using senolytics to target and potentially reverse the symptoms of aging, such as physical and cognitive dysfunction, is a relatively new one.

Several years ago, Mayo Clinic researchers developed a seemingly anti-aging mouse model by genetically targeting p16-positive cells. The cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor p16 is a tumor suppressor protein that increases in tissues with age and that is associated with cellular senescence. You can think of it as a policeman that can permanently revoke a cell’s “license to divide.” It is triggered by severe stress or damage that a cell is unable to repair.

The Mayo Clinic researchers found that they could effectively kill off all of the p16-positive senescent cells in their genetically modified mice by administering a single drug. When the researchers treated these mice to clear out their senescent cells, they found that the mice lived healthier for longer, on average. Even late-life drug treatment helped slow the progression of already established age-related disorders. This indicates that cellular senescence can cause age-related phenotypes and that removal of senescent cells can prevent or delay tissue dysfunction and extend healthspan.

Targeting senescent cells has also been found to prevent age-related bone loss in mice.

These results indicated to us that senescent cells might play a role in aging, and that they could be a therapeutic target,” Xu said.

Physical function declines in old age, portending disability, increased health expenditures, and mortality. Cellular senescence, leading to tissue dysfunction, may contribute to these consequences of aging, but whether senescence can directly drive age-related pathology and be therapeutically targeted is still unclear.” — Xu et al., 2018

Several years ago, Xu had a thought that he couldn’t shake. If senescent cells were at least partially responsible for the physical and cognitive dysfunction typically observed in aged animals, young mice should experience accelerated aging if injected with already senescent cells. Xu and colleagues eventually tested this idea by transplanting senescent preadipocytes (stem cells from adipose or fat tissue) extracted from transgenic mice into young, healthy mice. The researchers made these fat tissue cells senescent by exposing them to high levels of radiation or a chemotherapy drug after extracting the cells from their transgenic mice.

Xu and his colleagues were surprised to see that when they transplanted these senescent cells into young mice, they observed an onset of physical dysfunction including weakness and frailty. It was as if the young mice were aging before their eyes.

This is the first time, to our knowledge, that researchers have transplanted senescent cells into young, healthy mice and observed an age-related phenotype as a result,” Xu said. “I actually developed the idea for this experiment several years ago. We’ve observed for some time now that removing senescent cells from aged animals has beneficial effects. I thought, maybe we can do the opposite. By transferring senescent cells into healthy, young animals, we could confirm the causal effects of senescent cells on aging and physical dysfunction, if the young animals ended up looking more like aged animals.”

Xu’s lab specializes in investigating physical function, so they focused on this aspect of aging and senescent cell accumulation in mice. While the exact mechanisms whereby senescent cells lead to physical dysfunction are still unclear, Xu suspects that inflammation plays a big role.

Transplanting senescent cells into young mice increases their senescent cell burden,” Xu said. “In other words, the transplanted cells induce other cells in the host to become senescent. All of these senescent cells together contribute to the physical dysfunction we see.”

Previously healthy young adult mice transplanted with [one million] senescent cells had significantly lower maximal walking speed, hanging endurance, and grip strength by 1 month after transplantation compared to mice transplanted with control cells. […] Reduced walking speed began as early as 2 weeks following a single implantation of senescent cells and persisted for up to 6 months, yet the transplanted cells survived in vivo for only approximately 40 days, consistent with the possibility that senescent cells might induce senescence in normal host cells.” — Xu et al., 2018

Xu and his colleagues were able to measure how many of the host organism cells in young mice became senescent following transplantation by looking for genetic markers present only in the transgenic mice that they extracted the cells from. Being able to differentiate the senescent cells they found in their young mice by the cells’ origin, they had proof that the transplanted senescent cells created many more senescent cells in the host mice.

While inflammation may be the primary mechanism whereby transplanted senescent cells cause more host cells to become senescent, this turns out to be a difficult idea to prove. Inflammation and levels of cytokines are difficult to measure and compare between individual animals because of their innate variability. It’s best to compare levels of cytokines and inflammation across different time points but within the same individuals, for example before and after events or exposures known to promote cellular senescence.

The transplantation experiments prompted Xu and colleagues to further explore how targeted clearance of senescent cells could improve the healthspan and physical function of aged mice. But instead of targeting inflammation like many other researchers have tried to do with drugs such as rapamycin, Xu and colleagues are looking to kill the source of these Zombie-spreading signals.

Our immune systems normally keep an eye out for mis-folded proteins, damaged and senescent cells, to clear them from our bodies before they wreak havoc. So why couldn’t Xu’s young mice simply rid their bodies of the transplanted senescent cells? Their immune systems should technically have been able to clear these “zombie” cells as soon as they were introduced.

But if the senescent cell burden becomes too great, these “zombie” cells and their inflammatory secretions can compromise a mouse’s (or a human’s) immune system, leaving it prone to an over-accumulation of senescent cells. Aged mice with weakened immune systems are less able to defend themselves against cellular senescence than healthy young mice.

Once they had shown a causal relationship between cellular senescence and aging-related physical dysfunction, Xu and colleagues set their sights on killing of the “zombie” cells responsible for all of this carnage. They hoped that by doing so, they’d be able to improve the physical function and overall health of both young mice treated with senescent cells, and aged mice.

In my lab, we’ve found that senescent cells have antiapoptotic pathways that help them survive even though they are very proinflammatory and live in inflammatory environments,” Xu said.

Apoptosis is a natural process of programmed cell death that senescent cells, and cancer cells, sneakily surpass. Xu and colleagues used two drugs, dasatinib and quercetin, that in combination have been shown to effectively and selectively eliminate senescent cells. These drugs trigger apoptosis (programmed cell death) in slow-to-die “zombie” cells. Known generally as senolytics, they disable the senescence-associated antiapoptotic pathways that protect senescent cells from inflammatory environments that would normally trigger apoptosis in healthy cells.

Xu and his colleagues found that the senolytic cocktail of dasatinib plus quercetin alleviated physical dysfunction and increased late-life survival in aged mice. The drugs also alleviated and even prevented physical dysfunction in young mice who received senescent cell transplants. Similar effects have been observed in previous studies, Xu said, but only in animal models. Xu and colleagues went a step further by testing their senolytic drug cocktail in human tissue for the first time. They took fat tissue samples from human patients and treated them with dasatinib plus quercetin in vitro.

We observed naturally occurring human senescent cells being cleared in these tissue samples by our senolytic drug cocktail,” Xu said. “We also observed a reduction in the inflammatory cytokines in these tissues, while key adipokines were not affected. This demonstrates that these senolytic drugs can decrease inflammation without a global killing effect.”

Adipokines are also cytokines, or cell signaling proteins secreted by adipose tissue, but many of these are actually anti-inflammatory and important for a range of tissue functions. For example, the adipokine called adiponectin is a key regulator of insulin sensitivity and tissue inflammation. Higher levels of adiponectin are associated with greater insulin sensitivity and metabolic health. You wouldn’t want senolytic drugs to inhibit adiponectin at the same time as they are having an effect on inflammatory cytokines.

Thankfully, Xu and colleagues found that the senolytic cocktail of dasatinib plus quercetin not only selectively reduced inflammatory cytokine levels in human tissue, but also appeared to improve human adipose tissue function more broadly as measured by gene expression.

To our knowledge, this is the first time that these senolytics have been shown to kill senescent cells in any human tissues,” Xu said. “We think this is an important step toward a clinical trial for these drugs.”

Could some of the improved tissue function Xu and colleagues observed have been from reversing cellular senescence as opposed to eliminating senescent cells entirely? The answer to this question is still unclear, Xu said. It’s possible, although the current data points to dasatinib plus quercetin promoting apoptosis in treated tissues.

While Xu and colleagues are focusing their efforts on identifying drugs that can selectively eliminate senescent cells, other researchers are exploring whether healthy lifestyles can help people hone their bodies into senescent cell killing machines. For example, results from a study published in Diabetes in 2016 suggest that exercise can prevent diet-induced cellular senescence and metabolic dysfunction in adipose tissue in mice. The researchers fed mice a “fast food” high fat diet (40% of energy from milk fat) and added high fructose corn syrup to their drinking water (think, soda!). The researchers found that exercise reduced the number of p16-positive senescent cells in transgenic mice fed a fast food diet.

The harmful effects of the [fast food diet] were associated with dramatic increases in several markers of senescence, including p16, EGFP, senescence-associated β-galactosidase, and the senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP), specifically in visceral adipose tissue. We show that exercise prevents both the accumulation of senescent cells and the expression of the SASP, while nullifying the damaging effects of the [fast food diet] on parameters of health.” — Schafer et al., 2016

Intermittent fasting is also a promising intervention for the targeting of senescent cells. “Zombie” cells don’t respond well to being starved of sugar(sugar = brains!!) for long periods of time. Intermittent fasting has been shown in animal models to promote autophagy, or cellular “self-eating” that helps clear out damaged cellular components including mis-folded proteins.

Intermittent fasting may also help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress processes associated with cellular senescence. For example, oxidative stress shortens telomeres, the protective DNA caps at the ends of your chromosomes, which can lead to a cell becoming senescent. Intermittent fasting has been shown to reduce markers of oxidative stress and inflammation (for example, in this study of humans with asthma), making it a promising intervention to at least alleviate senescent cell burden in aging individuals.

Xu hopes in the future to discover a reliable, non-invasive biomarker that researchers may be able to use to measure cellular senescence burden in humans across time. Xu and his colleagues identified senescent cells in their study mice via three different invasive markers: p-16 expression, DNA damage in the telomere region and senescence-associated β-galactosidase activity. All of these markers require tissue sampling.

One promising non-invasive biomarker for cellular senescence is activin A, a protein and growth factor that plays a role in cell proliferation. In a previous research study published in eLIFE, Xu found that activin A increases with age in mice. He also found that senescent fat progenitor cells secrete activin A, and that clearing p-16 positive senescent cells from mice is accompanied by reduced serum levels of activin A. These characteristics make activin A a potentially good blood biomarker for senescent cell burden in vivo.

The experiments revealed that senescent fat cell progenitors release a protein called activin A, which impedes the normal function of stem cells and fat tissue,” Xu said. “Additionally, older mice had higher levels of activin A in both their blood and fat tissue than young mice.”

There are two different ways to go after senescent cells. One is to selectively kill them off. Another is to block the toxic, inflammatory signals that they spew out. Xu and colleagues are working on senolytic drugs that selectively clear senescent cells from the body by targeting anti-apoptotic pathways or p53 signaling. Other drugs exist that inhibit the inflammatory secretions of senescent cells, known as SASP-inhibitors. Rapamycin and metformin, drugs that are already used in humans, and kinase inhibitors are examples of such drugs. Xu and colleagues show in their recent study that these drugs can have some positive effects on physical function in aged mice.

However, SASP-inhibitors also have problematic side effects that are made worse by the fact that these drugs have to be taken on a regular basis. One of the promising aspects of senolytic drugs that eliminate the senescent cells, Xu says, is that these drugs could work while being administered only intermittently. With these drugs you’d only have to kill off your senescent cells every so often, rather than regularly take drugs that simply inhibit the toxins and inflammatory cell signaling pathways that these cells produce.

One unique aspect of this study is that we treated mice with senolytic drugs at very late-life stage, or at an equivalent of 80 years old in human years. But even at this late stage, we still saw profound benefits,” Xu said. “We extended the lifespan and healthspan of these mice. It indicates that to slow down aging, it might not be necessary to start treatment in middle-age years — late-life treatment might still result in healthspan and lifespan benefits. But we need human clinical trials to tell us whether these senolytic aging interventions can work in humans.”

TAKEAWAY: EXERCISE AND FASTING COUNTER SENESCENCE

by Paige Jarreau, PhD, published in LifeApps.io on July 25, 2018

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Choosing a Higher Vibration

Whatever is happening contains the clues to awareness of an elevating energy that is drawing us toward more expansiveness and greater love. If we choose to focus our attention on that level of energy, we can be mentally and emotionally attracted enough to vibrate at that level. We can choose to be either positive or negative. Neither one is better or worse than the other. They just provide different qualities of experience. We’ve been down both paths, and we know the kind of experiences that they offer or impose. Now, in complete freedom, we can choose for ourselves the spectrum of vibrations we want to align with, regardless of what may be happening around us. We know the kind of experiences we want. If we decide to go the positive route, our experiences will be very different from the negative route.

The negative route has no intuitive guidance. Higher guidance works when we choose to be only positive, anchored in unconditional love and compassion. Here there is an abundance of joy, and there’s an easy flow in living. Conditions are supportive of everything that enhances us and all of humanity and beyond.

It is the nature of the path that we’re on to provide experiences that resonate with its energetics. We co-create with the energies that we focus on. The qualities that we are aware of come to us filtered through our limiting beliefs about ourselves. If we critically examine our beliefs, we can come to their origin and accept them with compassion and love, resolving them.

Positive energies do not have limitations, as opposed to negative energies, which are limited by potential dissolution. Positive energies are regenerative and enhance the vitality of everyone. They result in fun and enjoyment. The level of our ecstasy is infinite. In this state of Being, we can know unconditional love, gratitude, joy, freedom and abundance in every way. For every moment that we can be completely positive, our vibratory spectrum radiates our energetic pattern into the quantum field, out of which arise the qualities of our life experiences in the forms appropriate to our environment.

Here's a vision that we can manifest for anyone who loves having a body. We can learn to vibrate at a very high, positive frequency and train our physical cells to resonate with us, raising the vibrations of our physical bodies, so that we can still have the enjoyment of physicality in a higher dimension, where everything is positive. We can realize our physicality as essentially a vibratory pattern that resonates with infinite Being.

by Kenneth Schmitt at ConsciousnessExpansion.org on September 14, 2022

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Five Principles to Practice Now

As we come out of this dark cycle, it can feel like moving through the narrow part of an hourglass, where the micro and macro are being compressed together and squeezed through the bottleneck.  We are processing the dark eon of these controller power abuses along with the accumulative pain of the suffering that is being inflicted upon the Earth, while we come into a deeper knowing and comprehension that it was never actually about us at a deeply personal level. We may have had many spiritual lessons that our soul could learn in this dark cycle, through incarnations in this density. We may have come to the planet in order to find completion and healing from other lifetimes where there was abuse or dysfunction and this is the lifetime that we are going to clear many of these inherited overlays or karmic issues.

That's why this ascension process has been so exceptionally hard for so many, as this is the life time many souls are completing incarnational cycles based on consciousness slavery. Those awake and aware to the ascension cycle are choosing to end the accumulative karmic patterns of consciousness slavery this time. You are not going to repeat this cycle of abuse and pain again. This means that you must see what has happened to your lifestream in order to enslave your mind. To graduate you must see the impact of those interactions with the darkness that felt such immense pain, in order to finally heal from those patterns.

Once we can see it, then we must choose to stop allowing darkness to inflict harm and slavery upon ourselves and others.  We must stop the behaviors where darkness creates harm in our consciousness and choose to align ourselves with the Godhead. This happens easily when we intend to align ourselves with Natural Laws and Divine Will, not my will but Divine Will, and this intention will help to take us through this very difficult and challenging process with as much ease and grace as possible.

The most important themes to focus upon now are to help us move through the difficult situations and painful energies we are facing in the outer world. I'd like to break them down very simply into five key themes while we're in the most intense spiritual warfare. We are in the middle of an active human genocide happening all around us while nobody is actually really talking about it in the physical world. There has always been human genocide going on, but now it is global. The size and the scale of this agenda is monstrous and unfathomable. We are in the end game stages of the final conflict for Earth. This will impact how things manifest in our world because we are in the middle of the most intense levels of spiritual warfare to control humanity and the planetary resources.

These five principles are the most important themes to focus upon. When you're tired, when you're exhausted, when you're not feeling well, when you just can't take it anymore keep your focus on these simple principles. When you're stronger, when you're gaining spiritual strength, when you don't feel so overwhelmed and stressed, and you have some bandwidth in order to expand consciousness through knowledge, then continue your odyssey and journey of exploration into understanding more about the human lightbody and the Natural Laws.

The following things I'm going to discuss are universal and absolute truths that I have attempted to break down in the most simplistic way so that you can work with them in your day-to-day life, while navigating the end game pressures. As a quick go to while you're attempting to get your bearings when all hell is breaking loose on planet Earth, because the chaos and suffering is at its maximum. When you're feeling overwhelmed and worn down by the intensity of the outer world, remember that this macrocosm of global insanity directly corresponds to the mind control patterns using targeted spiritual warfare against humanity.

1 - God is Love. Love is All. Know that the highest order of God is love. Never forget this. Love is all. When we're traumatized, when we're frustrated, when we've had enough, when we're getting pounded, when we're sore, when we're in pain, sometimes we can't feel that love. Even if you focus your mind on love, even when you're not feeling it per se in your body, make the effort to hold it in your mind. "God is Love. Love is all. God is Love. Love is all."

In all ways that you can feel into and nurture love, can cultivate; self-love, loving kindness towards yourself, towards others, to the Earth or nature. This will provide you with the active principle that satisfies several of the Natural Laws of God all at once. Even if you do not understand the Law of Structure and the natural laws at this stage of awareness or spiritual development, just focus on “Love is all. Love is God. Love exists inside of you. You are made from love." This is an active principle and a direct action that you can take that will satisfy several natural laws and help make your existence and ability to deal with difficulties in your life much easier.

As you focus on this vibration it’s similar to oiling the squeaky wheels, freeing up those areas that are stuck, those areas that just don't seem to move. And that level of frustration that you might feel mentally of "Why am I stuck in this space?" In those moments bring your focus to love. Focus on loving kindness to help you dissolve problems that seem insurmountable or soften the perception of being stuck between a hard place and a rock. Focus on love to the best of your ability, even if you can't feel it in your body because you're frustrated and you're overwhelmed, or you're not feeling well. Do your best to bring love into the moment, into your mind. Deflect negativity and bring your focus back to loving energies whenever you're feeling the utmost level of frustration with what is going on in the outer world.

The highest expression of love when manifested into our material world is the same experience as attaining consciousness freedom. When we express the highest version of love, selfless love, we put our heart on the altar to serve God. This is the same experience we will be moving towards in attaining consciousness freedom. This is the key to achieving consciousness freedom. This is our highest purpose during the spiritual ascension cycle that is happening on the planet. Love is the organizing harmonizing synchronizing force that exists throughout creation and through its genuine authentic expression. Love is in perfect balance and harmony with what is, as it is. Love does not control or manipulate. Love exists in alignment with truth, higher knowledge, and the benevolent forces of the Eternal Light in harmony with natural laws, in harmony with the universe, in harmony with God.

2 - Compassion. Practice self-compassion first. Now compassion is different than love and for a lot of us, we may not have known what love is. As we go deeper into our spiritual meditations and reflections, when we open our heart deeply, we will experience a force of love inside our heart that was unknown to us previously. Because we didn't know it, we didn't know it existed. But it does, it exists inside of us. As we go through our planetary initiation, this is going to be much easier to access for those of us that had trauma or are overly mental, because the negative ego or over intellectualization actually blocks our heart from opening. We must find that inner balance, the balance of the heart-brain where the brain is governed by the heart. Where the intelligence that we receive comes through the heart-brain, which is a part of the divine design of our Christos template. As we expand our consciousness, this is a natural process that will happen to each of us uniquely, where we will feel and experience this and realize that love is a force, and it exists inside. We will learn to feel its attributes because it's different, much, much different than what we've been told love is or what we've experienced love to be in the context of the 3D world.

Intend to express compassion for self and others and go deeper to find the meaning of compassion, as it is different than love even though it is an active principle of love that is manifested in compassion. The most important part of this difficult time we’re living through is practicing self-compassion. Here we are, we're in the meat grinder and it's difficult for all of us.

It's crucial that you are gentle and kind towards yourself. Be compassionate. Go at your own pace. Uncover the healthy spiritual belief systems versus the unhealthy ones. Identify where there is negativity being directed towards the soul. Make an effort to practice self-compassion first, as that will make this current journey of getting through all of the shadow voices or programming of negativity something that is more nourishing and empowering. The God source essence is the truly reverent, heart-based feelings of compassion for all of life. And it is the key to regain our true humanity on a planet that has lost its humanity to alien mind control and Negative Alien Agenda tactics. When we are disconnected from life, we are disconnected from the inner spiritual selves, and then disconnected from Soul and God's Source Light. When we are disconnected from our soul and God's Source Light, we plunge into dark despair, pain and depression. In order to reconnect with life, in order to have value for life, we must experience feelings of compassion for ourselves, feelings empathy for ourselves and for others. This is the true core essence of every human being’s highest potential. Without the experience of feeling emotion, a human being becomes disconnected and unable to feel or experience anything as interconnected to the oneness of life. And we know that's a part of the warfare being waged against us, to break our hearts, to damage our empathy, to damage our higher sensory perception, to derail the areas where we can feel love and compassion for ourselves and others. If you can't feel that in your body intend it to be so, and especially if you cannot feel it then intend it every day, as much as possible. Bring it into your day-to-day awareness that this is your goal, that your mental focus and where you're placing your attention is upon love: self-love, self-compassion, love and compassion for others.

3 - Thoughts are things. And if you want to understand this more deeply, there are three natural laws that are very important for you to understand and work with. If it's too much to really do a deep dive on this, if you're too tired to focus on something complicated like clearing out any kind of negative ego programs or negative self-talk, then your default should always be return back to "Love is all. God is love." When feeling doubt, when you're too tired or overwhelmed, return back to practicing loving kindness and self-compassion, over and over again. Then when you feel spiritually stronger, make the effort to understand these three natural laws. These three natural laws are the Law of Mentalism, in Aries; the Law of Suggestion in Leo; the Law of Response in Virgo. These three are the most important in understanding the Law of Structure that creates all things.

There are consequences to the decisions we make. We must think upon and hold these consequences, and potential consequences made to our lives and other lives, especially if we're not entirely clear if they’re in Divine alignment. Let's say, the mental body wants something and wants it right now. Or we just can't stand something; there's something in our life that's really bothering us. And we have to understand, is this something, is this in alignment with me? What is my lesson here? How do I change the way I look at and perceive and face this problem? Do I run away from it? Do I work on myself? Are there things that I need to do in this situation? What is this showing me? What lessons are present? What level of mastery do I need in my spiritual initiation? Because this is an initiation.

You may not see it that way, but that's what it is. If something is stuck and it is in front of you, there is something there that you need to figure out. Why is it there? Now sometimes it's a situational awareness. It can be a timing issue and I think a lot of it is timing right now. This is not the time to be moving and shaking in a lot of active principle, in terms of setting up new businesses or embarking on completely new kinds of projects, because we're in the middle of an end game. It's cross spirals everywhere. We're being targeted, left, right and center 24/7. This is a time to lay low, get strong, get your lightbody on, power up those shields, and get your tools really working. Unless of course, you get very strong divine guidance to go here or do this as a part of your direct connection and your devotion to serve your highest expression.

Most people when they're attempting to manifest something, it's coming from the ego mind desires. The ego mind desire isn't going to work too well in this new structure, because you've got to learn to let it go. It's got to be "it is what it is" in this moment. You set forth your intentions. You look at what's in the now-moment present for you, and you address what's in front of you to the best of your known ability. You see it as an initiation and a lesson which you need to master before you can move to the next stage of your spiritual development. Because many times when we have blockages there is something we need to learn, master or understand before we can move on to the next stage, whatever it may be. So that is something to again consider with the spirit of patience, with emotional maturity and with some humility, because it's very, very difficult right now.

When you say you want to achieve your spiritual goals, understand that you will achieve your spiritual goals naturally by always choosing to deflect ego to serve your higher Divine Will. You will always be guided to achieve your spiritual goals when you intend this to be so. And again, as I've mentioned to you several times in the past, when you achieve your spiritual goals, when you're living your spiritual purpose, when you feel it resonating out of every cell of your body, this brings the utmost fulfillment, contentment, and joy in the moment. Even when you're living in the chaos of the end times, or in the end game and subjected to spiritual warfare as we are now.

Now one of the things that is important to understand with natural laws is what is referred to as the "Golden Rule". If you're treating others really badly and you're suffering, you may not realize that you're sabotaging yourself through some of your behaviors, whatever they may be. Sometimes you will not get the response you need, or you will not understand some of the situations in your life. One of the most important things to remember is the Golden Rule, meaning that you have a reciprocal responsibility to ensure justice for others, as you ensure justice for yourself. The Golden Rule is about an ethical code and a moral truth that essentially states one should treat others, as one would like to be treated by others. It is commonly referred to as "Do unto others". If you're breaking this rule, then the ethical code, the moral truth, the spiritual integrity is not very strong and you can receive interference.

When working with natural laws, we must understand that it applies to everyone. If the natural law works for you, the natural law works for everyone. So again, the Golden Rule is an ethical code or moral truth which you must adhere to, in order to receive spiritual responses to your requests. This means checking yourself when there are situations that are very unpleasant or you feel like you're suffering, and you're asking for guidance. If you don't seem to be getting guidance, or if you're misinterpreting or you're not understanding the guidance that you're receiving, look at the Golden Rule. Make sure that the Golden Rule is something that you utilize in your day-to-day life. Examine whether you are treating others as you would like to be treated. This will magnify the power of the spiritual support you receive, as in response to your prayers.

4 - Choose to align with Divine Will. That is aligning to natural laws by aligning to Divine Will. It is important to know that "divine right order" and "divine right timing" in cosmic order are real things.  These are real principles in maintaining cosmic order. During difficult situations remember that "divine right order" has its own timing; it is not in your timing but in God's timing. Stating "in divine right order" essentially means you are evoking or calling forth true spiritual law to be made present in all that governs time and space, and through your own personal intent and consent, you are choosing consciously the authority of God's natural laws to be made manifested within your consciousness and throughout your creations.

This also means the person is asking for divine right order, is acting upon their own self determination and the Law of Intent to resolve the authority problem between the negative ego and the higher relationship they have with their inner spirit Source and God expression. Again, it is a choice that is being made when you relinquish your personal control through ego will, releasing perceptions of needs and desires, with the consent to defer to the natural laws in "divine right order and divine right timing."

5 - Law of Vibration. The interesting thing about the Law of Vibration is that it was incredibly distorted until very recently, because this natural law is actually in the governance of the Solar Logos, and the Solar Logos infrastructure and architecture were highly damaged. When we think of the Solar Logos plane, we think of the Lyran histories. These Lyran histories of wars and explosions contain the damage and destruction made to the Solar Logos, which created distortions in how the Law of Vibration was being adhered to. The Solar Logos is the holder of the cosmological principle of the Law of Vibration. Understand that nothing rests, everything is in constant motion. Everything vibrates at a rate that is either faster or slower, and also rotates, which forms a rate of frequency vibration beyond the material realm, into a realm in which everything is conscious energy. This describes the Law of Vibration. So this means we start looking at things beyond the material inanimate object vantage point of something, that just looks like this physical object. Think of it as conscious energy. What is the quality of vibration behind it? What is the frequency of this thing? Everything in our universe consists of layers of vibrational frequency stacked throughout the dimensional scales.

We can apply the Law of Mentalism to shift our thoughts in order to change our mental state into a positive state with higher vibration. We can see how gaining awareness through observing our thoughts helps us to refocus ourselves into a positive state with a higher vibration. Thus, when we direct our focus upon loving positive states and higher frequencies with an effort of applying personal will, in order to shift the vibration, this is called mental transmutation. We have the power in every moment to perform mental transmutation. This principle explains the distinction between the manifestations of the planes of matter, energy, mind, and spirit are the result of only different vibrations on a frequency scale. The higher the energy of a person on that scale, the higher the rate of the frequency vibration they will embody and interact with. As we align with Divine Will we become a house where God can dwell.

I hope you find these themes supportive to help us move through current global challenges. I'm just going to quickly go over them again. Five tips and themes to focus upon during this end game cycle; when we're addressing or having to face difficult situations, painful energies, clearing of the shadow, deal with complex social situations or whatever it might be.

This will be helpful to reframe your reality to look at the world as energy, and energy as consciousness. What kind of energy is it? This is the Law of Vibration. Being able to identify that quality of energy-consciousness, will help you to navigate the complexity of the situations that we face now, and in the future as our system, the outer system, the control system is crumbling.

I hope that that is helpful and supportive to you. This is such a time of exploring greater self-acceptance and our unique spiritual lessons. It's not an easy time for any of us. Know that you are not alone. We are dealing with this all together as one. We each have our own lessons and self-mastery issues, and all of this comprises the umbrella of spiritual ascension and spiritual initiation. Thank you so much for listening or reading.

From Lisa Renee's Blog at EnergeticSynthesis.com, Spetember 16, 2022

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Arcturian Message to Humanity 20220918

This shared post by channeled teachers of Light is dedicated to the promotion of truth and Light at this powerful evolutionary time. Mankind has journeyed through lifetimes in which false concepts, beliefs, and fears were blindly accepted as the truth and in our ignorance, we gave away our power. The Arcturians, one group of many highly evolved beings from other galaxies, wish to present their messages of love and guidance in order to assist the people of Earth in letting go of the false fears that were given to and accepted by mankind. They stand ready to offer spiritual and technical assistance when and if desired. Free will does not allow them to step in unless asked. It is time to embrace the truth of who we are and why we are here. The answers are now pouring in from multiple Sources of Light. Events of great energy and change began manifesting in 2012 and will continue. It is crucial that mankind become informed and thus be prepared as changes occur. There is absolutely no reason to fear. This is a graduation.

We are the Arcturian Group – September 18, 2022 - from OnenessofAll.com

Welcome, dear readers. Trust that all is proceeding according to plan even if the outer scene does not seem to reflect that at this time. As the ascension process brings increasingly more high resonating energy to earth, it affects everyone because everyone is a spiritual being. As individuals spiritually awaken, their minds and hearts automatically begin opening to new levels of awareness. Many are starting to question laws, rules, authority figures, ideas, and common beliefs etc. that they previously accepted as being right, proper, and even spiritual.

The passing of England's monarch will open the way for new energies and ways of thinking regarding monarchies. Many are beginning to realize that the concept of a monarchy in any country is obsolete old energy. As increasingly more individuals evolve and begin to embrace the truth of their personal power, the need for monarchies, dictatorships, and positions of "power over" will no longer exist. However, the collective must stop supporting these things in order for them to dissolve into the nothingness of the past.

Monarchies arose out of a very old belief system. Uneducated and simple people in the past were ripe pickings for those who loved power. Because they were unaware of their own innate spirituality, the majority believed what they were told, that they needed someone stronger, better, or holier to make rules and tell them what to do. Into this void stepped the church and monarchies, often working in tandem.

As church leaders discovered the ego and financial gratifications of having "power over" others, churches and monarchies became increasingly more power hungry and war-like. Rather than guiding people for their own good as they proclaimed, they often cruelly dominated the people through made up rules and regulations that served only themselves in the name of God.

Still today many leaders in so called democratic countries enjoy having the sense of "power over" others, being in charge, and making rules for those who elected them in the first place. It is time for all that to change because the new and higher energies of Light will not support ideas of separation. However, since consciousness is the substance of form, the majority consciousness must cease feeding energy to these obsolete concepts if new and higher ways are to manifest.

Love, which is nothing more than the reality of ONE God expressing ITself in, as, and through infinite form and variety, is the key that can and will unlock personal and global freedoms but love must be consciously realized. Duality and separation beliefs have resulted in a plethora of false concepts about love leaving much of the world confused and suffering the consequences of these false beliefs.

Once God is realized to be omnipresence, omnipotence, and omniscience individualized and fully present within every individual, previously embraced rules, rites, rituals, prayers that in reality are prey-ers, begging, pleading, and bowing down to some concept in the sky becomes obsolete. These are the beliefs that are now being questioned, thought about, and examined by increasingly more individuals simply because they are discovering that these concepts no longer resonate as truth.

Chaos is breaking apart many of the old physical, emotional, and mental structures that have been long held in place through a universal belief in them. As familiar structures begin to crumble personally and globally, it brings tremendous fear and resistance to those who rely upon them as their foundational belief system.

Change is coming. Be prepared for new and high resonating energies to penetrate every aspect of the world. It is already happening. Hold to your center, your Divinity, remembering that the only reality is God which is closer to you than breathing. We have said these things before but they need repeating because so many have gotten lost in the gloom of daily news and world activities. Remember, when you get caught up in the three dimensional scene you perpetuate it because consciousness is the substance of form.

Consciousness is the doorway to all manifestation, good or bad because consciousness expresses as form. Divine Consciousness is the only consciousness but that which I hold as truth and reality in my personal consciousness (which is the one Divine Consciousness individualized), I automatically create.

The intellectual knowledge of truth cannot manifest outwardly, which often causes confusion for serious truth students who believe that because they are not demonstrating their truth, knowledge that they have failed. Intellectual knowledge is only the first step.

Truth must become a realized state of consciousness before it can manifest outwardly because consciousness is the creative substance. Example - You would not even consider going into a store and stealing because you have a consciousness of honesty. However there are those that intellectually know stealing is wrong, but are unable to resist the temptation because honesty has not yet become their state of consciousness. Examine what you still hold as truth or reality in your consciousness. When problems arise ask yourself: "What am I believing that is manifesting in this way, or making me feel this way?" and begin to change your beliefs about it.

Consciousness is NOT intellectual knowledge . Consciousness is the essence of your evolutionary status, that which you are, your being, your life. As you evolve and move more deeply into truth, your consciousness which is the one Divine Consciousness individualized, is able to more fully express ITself. You can never get wisdom, knowledge, peace, harmony etc., because these qualities are already fully present within your consciousness. Evolution is about getting out of the way "Whence the imprisoned splendor may escape" (Paracelsus - Robert Browning)

Clearing is the process of removing the layers of falsehood from one's consciousness that have been formed over time through many lifetimes lived in third dimensional energy. Every person has different types of layers, some thick, some thin, and some glued tightly. The process of removing these layers can be and often is very painful because individuals become accustomed to and comfortable with their creations. An intensified clearing process is taking place at this time.

Allow all your pretty bubbles to burst dear ones, and you will discover that a whole new world exists outside of them.

Monday, September 19, 2022

Suffering

Suffering is not good for the soul, unless it teaches you how to stop suffering. That is its purpose. Illness and suffering are the result of the misdirection of creative energy.

Seth Speaks, Part 2, Chapter 20, Session 580, April 12, 1971

Sunday, September 18, 2022

You Create Your Own Reality

You, and you alone, are responsible for your reality creation and the results that creation brings, whether in terms of positive, beneficial and fulfilling creations, or not so much; we all learn from our mistakes and there is nothing to feel ashamed about for School House Earth - it is a training platform and we are the students, each, embarked on a unique journey of consciousness that no one can take but us.

by Ronald H. Card on Facebook, September 16, 2022

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Arcturian Message to Humanity 20220904


This shared post by channeled teachers of Light is dedicated to the promotion of truth and Light at this powerful evolutionary time. Mankind has journeyed through lifetimes in which false concepts, beliefs, and fears were blindly accepted as the truth and in our ignorance, we gave away our power. The Arcturians, one group of many highly evolved beings from other galaxies, wish to present their messages of love and guidance in order to assist the people of Earth in letting go of the false fears that were given to and accepted by mankind. They stand ready to offer spiritual and technical assistance when and if desired. Free will does not allow them to step in unless asked. It is time to embrace the truth of who we are and why we are here. The answers are now pouring in from multiple Sources of Light. Events of great energy and change began manifesting in 2012 and will continue. It is crucial that mankind become informed and thus be prepared as changes occur. There is absolutely no reason to fear. This is a graduation.

We are the Arcturian Group – September 4, 2022 - from OnenessofAll.com

Welcome dear readers.

Things on earth are changing quickly and will never return to exactly how they were even as many continue waiting patiently for this to happen. The outer is always a reflection of the inner and because collective consciousness has shifted and continues to shift in so many new ways, its outer expressions cannot help but be different from the past. The "old days and ways" appeared to be working just fine for most people, and is the reason there continues to be so much nostalgia for earlier times but things only appeared that way because the majority remained completely unaware of the negative and dark activities alive and well taking place behind the scenes all over the globe. The world seemed for the most part harmonious and happy and the majority believed it because they were told that things were just as they were meant to be by those in positions of authority.

For the most part, in the past before the internet, the majority never heard about hundreds dying of starvation somewhere, or about those with curable diseases dying because they were unable to afford a doctor, or about the cruelties consistently being imposed on large populations of society simply because their skin wasn't the right color. In general most were aware of the hundreds of dark and sinister activities taking place right under their noses and often with full awareness of those in positions of power.

The high resonating energies presently penetrating earth are forcing many hidden agendas to come to light and the majority is finally interested in hearing about them. It seems as if everything is getting worse, but it is not getting worse, it is simply that people are finally becoming aware of the scope of the tendrils of these activities that have reached out and effected everything and everyone and over time even resulting in rules, laws, and societal norms that justified them.

Inordinate patriotism is false and damaging and highly reflective of separation consciousness. The world has reached a point at which it must begin to recognize that every person, not just those of "My country" are expressions of God. Free will entitles every person to their own beliefs, but to force one's personal beliefs onto others especially in the name of God, is the self righteous activity of ego, that "my beliefs are the only right beliefs" - separation consciousness at it's finest.

Those who continue looking to others to make choices for them are going to get "wake up calls", experiences that force them to think for themselves and stop relying on the beliefs of the rich and famous, politicians, religious leaders, doctors and lawyers, and CEOs - many who have come to believe in their own self importance to the point that their way is the only right way without regard to the ideas, opinions, questions, and concerns of others.

This is what ascension and the realization of ONEness is all about and is the reason behind the world's present state of chaos. The world's collective consciousness is gradually opening to ONEness due to the work of you who came specifically to do this through the awareness of your evolved state of consciousness.

Change the world over is meeting with a great deal of resistance because many do not want change. The old ways served some very well and any changes would mean that their nefarious schemes and ways of providing unearned abundance for themselves at the expense of others would disappear. Others are just plain tired and ignorantly believe that everything would be fine if things just went back to the way they were.

A consciousness of oneness is quiet and gentle and doesn't mean there will always be outer activity. Most of you have already attained this state of consciousness or you wouldn't be reading or even understanding these messages. Simple concern, compassion, and the giving of credence to those considered by third dimensional standards as being "less than" automatically reflects a consciousness of ONEness.

Oneness energies are breaking through the heavy curtain of separation that has surrounded earth for eons. People are shifting from "do gooder" activities where they see themselves as being above and separate from those they are "do gooding" for and into a sense of serving their brothers and sisters.

We do not judge "do-gooding" because it is the first step leading to a deeper sense of oneness. Service in and of itself is quickly changing as consciousness opens to higher levels of service in which the one serving is beginning to see into the soul of those he or she is serving. It cannot be otherwise because the third dimensional energy grid of separation is breaking apart having only the belief in it to support, maintain, or sustain it.

There are some who hold a consciousness of entitlement and victim-hood and rather than thinking and doing for themselves as best they can, they simply look to others to do everything for them. Be aware of this, trusting your intuition to guide you as to who and what is really needed rather than just wanted.

Chaos reigns at this time. The old does not wish to leave behind that which they are comfortable with because it has become their security, sense of empowerment, and even self esteem because not yet aware of who they really are, it allows them to feel "better than" others. Nothing is random. Know that third dimensional minds are not running the show even though they think they are.

If you doubt that you are one of the awakened ones we speak of, look back on your life and recognize that you never fully resonated with much of what constituted the third dimensional belief system. Many of you tried very hard to fit in, often engaging in activities and following three dimensional protocols that really didn't resonate with you simply in order to be accepted by family and friends especially during the teen years.

You were never drawn to attack others verbally or physically although some of you may have occasionally found yourselves in this type of situation. You may have thought of yourself as weird, an outsider on the outside looking in and wondered why. Simply, your state of consciousness was not in alignment with the majority of ideas, rules, beliefs, considered important to those around you, but as a young person, you did not understand this.

There is only One Divine Consciousness manifesting ITself and all ITs qualities as everything that exists - all life forms. Other life forms do not act like humans because they were not intended to. They represent the Divine Idea in the Mind of God for their particular life form. God did not limit ITself to forming ITself only as humans and the belief that humans are the pinnacle of God's creation above all other creations is once again, simply false and very three dimensional.

Since God is all there is, where could a person possibly come from or what would he be formed of if there is only one substance? Take your personal realization of oneness to new levels. Begin to see the world not so much as a planet filled with people who don't know who they are but to where you see through the beliefs they hold about themselves and know the truth about and for them.

You did not come to change the world through three dimensional activities, although these things may at times be necessary. When you watch the news, see people when shopping, or are with friends, say it to yourself, "I recognize you, Divine consciousness in manifestation." It can be done in a second and soon will become your state of consciousness manifesting automatically. This does not mean you accept or embrace the three dimensional actions and beliefs of others, but means that you see through them.

If someone needs some time in jail, so be it. If someone falls flat on their face through drugs or alcohol, so be it, for behind all things exists choice that may extend back hundreds of lifetimes and may even be a part of their chosen learning process. Your job is not to save everyone from their three dimensional choices even if the solutions are blatantly clear to you. Have your hand ready to grab the hand that may be reaching out seeking something higher and better, but do not force anyone to leave their chosen creations. Hold the Light of truth in your consciousness, always recognizing that same Light in every person you meet, hear about, or know personally. This is the work.

There is only One omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient, Divine Consciousness manifesting ITself in and as infinite form and variety. Ask yourself; "Do I really believe this?"

The Eternal Oneness of Being

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