Monday, February 24, 2020

Magnetic North Pole Has Officially Shifted

The magnetic north pole has officially shifted

Earth’s magnetic north pole has been moving East at a rapid pace from Canada towards Russia and has now crossed the prime meridian.

Friday, February 14, 2020

NOAA Reports Last January was the WARMEST on Record

January 2020 was Earth’s hottest January on record

The long-term trend of above-average temperatures continues

In the span of 141 years of climate records, there has never been a warmer January than last month, according to scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. 

What’s more, the temperature departure from average was the highest monthly departure ever recorded without an El NiƱo present in the tropical Pacific Ocean.

January 2020 marked the 44th consecutive January and the 421st consecutive month with temperatures, at least nominally, above the 20th-century average.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

The Great Goddess and The St. Michael's Ley

I have been working on my next book The Environmental Crisis is A Crisis of the Heart and came across an interesting take on the St. Mchael's Ley line in southern  England one of the most famous Ley Lines in the world. It is a Ley Line that connects many holy places (stone circles, megaliths, churches...). 

A Ley Line is a very contentions term to describe holy places aligned in a straight line. Some feel that they are merely a relflection of things aligned in a straight line. Others think them to be Energy lines, or an electrical current like a meridian, or nadi. Others like me think them to be conduits of consciousness that act like superhighways in the unseen world.
As John Michell notes,
The St. Michael Line of traditional dragons sites in south-west England (…) is remarkable for its length and accuracy. It appears to be set between two prominent Somerset hills, both dedicated to St. Michael with ruined churches on their summit. 
Dragon Slayer?
Monica Sjoo and Barbara More in The Great Cosmic Mother, Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth have a very different take on St. Michael, on what a dragon slayer is, and what the St. Michael's line represents.
To them Dragon Slayer is another term for Goddess Slayer. Sjoo and More along with many others tell how the ancient religion of the Goddess/Nature and their matriarchal societies were assaulted by the Abrahamic patriarchal societies. You know "kill the pagans, burn the witches, Eve (evil women) is a sinner who tempted Adam(man), etc...."  

Michell in the New View of Atlantis and others have talked about how the Church went to great lengths to seize, redefine and co-opt pagan holy areas by constructing churches over them. Basically defiling them. The sacred sites that the St. Michael's Line connects is one example.

Sjoo is into sacred sites and has visited many in Europe; particularly in England. I would not be surprised if she was a dowser and that some old timers may know of her.

Here is what Monica Sjoo and Barbara More  wrote n The Great Cosmic Mother, Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth 
For hundreds of years male archaeologists have been excavating the (Silbury) mound (England), desperately hoping to find within it theBronze Age burial mound of an Essex king..But as Micheal Dames ... points out Neolithic culture was based on kinship not kingship. In Dames view the Silbury mound expresses a vision of cosmic unity long lost too patriarchy...One such dragon-slayer, or serpent-killing"hero," is St. MICHAELF. MANY OF THE EARLIEST Christian churches Britain, dedicated to St. Michael, were built precisely on the ancient mounds and high-places of the Great Goddess. in Christian lore, St. Michael was the head chief of band of angles (read "patriarchal Invaders") that went to war with the Mother Dragon and her people" Pages 105, 107
Perhaps the St. Michael Ley Line should be called the Great Goddess of Holy Places Ley Line?

Sunday, February 2, 2020

The Boomerang(Karma) of Love, Joy, Happiness

Boomerangs are Acts of Kindness that Karmically Boomerang back to you. In the video below you will learn how bringing others Laughter, Joy and Happiness can boomerang back to you in unimaginable ways. A lesson in how to make Karma work for you. From Everything Has Karma: Learning to Embrace Our Interconnectedness.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Sedona Journal of Emergence Article

I have an article on karma in this month's January issue of the Sedona Journal of Emergence. Check it out.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Find Time For Solitude This Year

Find time for solitude this year. Many of us are encumbered with too many obligations or subsumed by digital technology and social media. It is by breaking free and being alone with ourselves that we grow. 

As Anthony Storr notes below, our greatest  psychological and healing achievements take place internally. It is part of an excerpt on solitude from my book Everything Has Karma: Learning to Embrace Our Interconnectedness Pages 80-85.

The Empowerment of Solitude
Mystics, adepts, pilgrims, monks, yogis and seekers from a variety of faith traditions have found solitude to be a magic elixir that hastened their spiritual evolution and transformation. By breaking the shackles of society, they broke their connection to the many circles in their lives. No longer encumbered by the karma and group consciousness from a host of circles, they were able to break free and have a growth spurt in their spiritual transformation.

To understand why breaking free from your circles can be so transformative remember that
a circle at one level is a samskara; and samskaras, as discussed earlier, will try to control your thinking and actions to suit them. In other words, they will try to hog your attention and have you serve them, think in a certain way, or see the world through their eyes. They also (as noted earlier with Meher Baba) will limit your perspective. Basically, they blind you to a degree. You will also be merging with the circle’s consciousness quotient, and that  is generally not good.

The cure of solitude provides you with the freedom that can help you change yourself. It can bring a host of benefits: 

Reflection. Solitude allows for reflection. Not encumbered by life’s challenges and the demands of your many circles, you can reflect upon your life.
Freedom. Solitude brings freedom to think and do whatever you want, whenever you want. While a vacation can be a period of solitude, solitude is ultimately a vacation from your 9 to 5 self, or who you have become in the material world. You can just “be,” if you want.
Learning. Solitude provides the opportunity to learn about yourself. At some point you will ask yourself, “who am I?”, or “what do I want?”, or “where I am going?” Free from society and the many circles in your life you see yourself in a new light.  
Distance. Solitude gives you the chance to see yourself from a distance. Not being enmeshed in life’s daily challenges, you look at things with a clearer perspective. Like a historian who looks back at a period of time after the dust has settled, you see things clearer because you are not bogged down, or overwhelmed by the moment. 
Cathartic and Healing. Solitude can bring about a catharsis as you distance yourself from what ails or challenges you; and in the process, heal you.
The Ultimate Vacation. Solitude is the ultimate vacation because you are breaking from the life you have known, no matter for how long.

My Canoe Trip Ritual
Just about every summer in the 1980s and 1990s I would travel to Algonquin Provincial Park in southern Ontario, Canada for a solo canoe trip for a few days. The longest trip I took lasted ten days. Toronto’s population was much smaller then and the Lake District close to Algonquin was just beginning its exponential growth. So there was a greater sense of isolation back then.

To reduce my chances of seeing people, I would try to go in early May. It even snowed lightly one year, on May 2nd. I would also chose routes with long or strenuous portages uphill where I would have to carry my canoe and gear. I felt this would discourage some. I think that the longest I ever went without seeing someone was two and a half days. If I met someone, well, I could not shut up.

Those were grueling, but joyful days. While I would feverishly paddle during the day, it seemed I would frequently stop for a spectacular view, or watch a moose feeding or one blocking a stream ahead of me on my path. I enjoyed the physical regiment, but I had little choice, as I would stay up late watching the campfire. In the morning I would read and reflect, so it would be some time before I began my daily paddle. My favorite read was a collection of short stories by Jack London about the Yukon and the great outdoors, which I brought with me one year. Sometimes if I had a big lake to cross, I might have to wait a few hours in the early afternoon for the wind to die down along the waves it had whipped up.

While there, I was untethered from my life in Manhattan and my Wall Street career. My biggest concern were the weather and my journey. Often, it was just the joy of being there. My canoe trips were always a cathartic and enlightening experience. No matter what challenges I faced, they melted away the more I paddled. Over the years my trip became a Ritual. I knew I was going to go to Algonquin to be purified and healed. The cleansing and healing got better each time. 

The last time I went to Algonquin was in October of 2002. I wanted to experience the southern part of the park where I had never been, and felt the fall would have less people traveling this usually busy area. I had left Wall Street and begun meditating a few years earlier. I spent the bulk of my trip on a rock peninsula in a hidden area on a small lake and heard people paddle by, but saw no one while I was there. I did my yoga in the morning and meditated several times during the day. I read a host of books and scripture. In the early evening the loons would wail and the coyotes howled. Most of my time was spent reflecting and thinking about whatever came to my mind.

Looking back at those decades of solo canoe trips with the knowledge I have learned since, it is clear that I had made them a potent ritual. Over time, through continual repetition, I carved my experiences into myself. I had turned my pilgrimage into a samskara; one that could heal me and bring me great joy, as what I experienced each year only got stronger with each successive year. It is with great gratitude and happiness that I look back at my experiences at Algonquin Park.

Take A Vacation From Your Circles
You need to find time for solitude in your life. This does not necessarily mean a monastic life. It does mean finding time for breaks, like I had with my solo canoe trips. You need to have periods of solitude if you want to spiritually grow and not be at the mercy of others’ karma. You have to take a vacation from your circles. 

Solitude can be challenging and bring loneliness. So start slow. Do it for only a few hours the first time. Disconnect from all electronics, don’t talk or visit with others, don’t watch TV or play video games. Just be with yourself or, read a book that helps you reflect, or gain perspective. You need to work the ability to be alone as if it were a muscle. Over time, small steps will become large steps as you are able to spend more and more time in solitude. 

Solitude is a vacation from your life; or from whom you have let your circles turn you into. Solitude allows you detach and explore who you really are. You may be surprised by whom you meet after an extended period of solitude.

In speaking on solitude, psychiatrist and former Oxford professor Anthony Storr notes, in his book Solitude, A Return To The Self:
Removing oneself voluntarily from one’s habitual environment promotes self-understanding and contact with those inner depths of being which elude one in the hurly-burly of day-to-day life... [T]he most profound and healing psychological experiences which individuals encounter take place internally, and are only distantly related, if at all, to interaction with other human beings. 
Take inspiration from Henry David Thoreau, who spent two years of relative solitude at Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts.  He went into the woods because he wanted “to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life and see if [he] could learn what it had to teach, and not, when [he] came to die, discover that [he] had not lived.”Speaking of solitude, Thoreau writes that he “never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.”

As a Naturalist, Thoreau writes in Walden about the flora and the fauna, the changing of the seasons, his neighbors, and surrounding ponds. It is through this simplicity and observation that we see Thoreau grow. He asks why travel to Africa, visit the Nile, go to the Northwest Passage, or the Mississippi if we have ourselves to discover, writing:
Direct your eye right (eyesight) inward, and you’ll find
A thousand regions in your mind
Yet undiscovered. Travel them, and be
Expert in home-cosmography.
Thoreau concludes Walden with an inspiring story that gives hope to all of us, that we too can break free and become who we were meant to be. He begins by saying that there was a story that been going around New England at the time, of how a beautiful bug emerged out of the leaf of a table made of apple wood that had stood in a farmer’s kitchen for sixty years; first in Connecticut, then in Massachusetts. 

So an egg planted long ago in a living apple tree that was cut down and became what Thoreau called its “well-seasoned tomb” had finally hatched and broken free. Thoreau asks,
“[w]ho knows what beautiful and winged life, whose egg has been buried for ages under many concentric layers of woodenness in the dead dry life of society?... may unexpectedly come forth from amidst society's most trivial and handselled furniture, to enjoy its perfect summer life at last!”
Find time for solitude and become who you can be.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

More Weird Activity in the Earth's Geomagnetic Field

It was reported today that an unusual compression/crunch within a section of the geomagnetic field led to anomaly in the Norther Lights causing it to twist and contort in unusual patterns..
A mysterious crunch in Earth's magnetic field created a new type of aurora borealis.
Scientists said that it was the first time that they have seen an aurora caused by a compression. They noted that it was not caused by the sun.

The article noted that,
On the day of this particular aurora, a NASA satellite detected a huge compression in Earth's magnetosphere (the protective bubble that the magnetic field creates around the planet) at the moment the lights began spiraling.
Scientists believe it may have been a magnetic storm at the periphery of the geomagnetic fields, but don''t know for sure why the compression happened.

Internal Factors ?
The article gave no consideration to internal factors within the  the geomagnetic  itself for being behind the compression. Instead the focus was on an exogenous shock. Consider

Something very strange is afoot. The compression in the geomagnetic field is not a good omen. Unfortunately we have not idea of what it portends. Is a pole shift, possibly a physical shift coming? Will climate change and a weakening geomagnetic field create new unimaginable problems?....

Click on pole shift or below to read previous posts on a pole shit.

Below is a video from PBS Space time on the reversing of the Earth's Magnetic Polies.