Wednesday, March 20, 2013

"While [people] are dreaming, they do not perceive that it is a dream. Some will even have a dream in a dream, and only when they awake they know it was all a dream. And so, when the Great Awakening comes upon us, shall we know this life to be a great dream. Fools believe themselves to be awake now. Once upon a time, I, Chuang-Tzu, dreamed I was a butterfly, fluttering hiter and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of following my fancies as a butterfly, and was unconscious of my individually as a butterfly. Suddenly I was awakened, and there I lay myself again. Now I do not know whether I was a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am a butterfly now dreaming I am a man." - Chuang-Tzu

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Lucid dreaming tips:
Visualize your desired lucid dream
Recall and journal dreams each day
Prioritize healthy sleep habits
Share dreams with close friends
Decorate and incentify your bedroom
Experiment and personalize techniques
Enjoy sufficient physical exercise
Sleep longer than 8 hours
Do frequent Reality Tests during the day
There is no failure, only feedback

Lucid Dreamer and Hypnotherapist, David Melbourne PhD:

Lucid dreaming: a state of consciousness with features of both waking and non-lucid dreaming. Our data show that lucid dreaming constitutes a hybrid state of consciousness with definable and measurable differences from waking and from REM sleep, particularly in frontal areas.

Lucid Dreamers Help Scientists Locate the Seat of Meta-Consciousness in the Brain:

Science of Lucid Dreaming:


Borrowed From: Expanded Consciousness

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Secret Life of Plants

Video Credit To: Gaby de Wilde

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Power of Thought - A Quantum Perspective - By Kent Healy

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Rethinking Public Eduction

WOW... just WOW - And kudos to the high school valedictorian in the video - have NEVER heard a speech like the one she was courageous enough to give... EVER.

“The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed a standard citizenry, to put down dissent and originality.” -H.L. Mencken

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Will Smith Shares His Success Philosophy


Video Credit To: toknowsuccess

Monday, March 11, 2013

The Psi Wars Come To TED

"TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader.  This is an organization on a collision course with consciousness research and it was only a matter of time before the war spilled over into their territory.

In this case, the brouhaha started when apparently skeptics by the names of Jerry Coyne and PZ Meyer tried to have a video by parapsychologist Rupert Sheldrake removed from TED talks because they felt he was unscientific.  (Here is the video.) To the Immense credit of TED staff, they opened up the controversy to the public.  Even more to their credit, the staff person who did this, Emily McManus, is an atheist who set aside her personal beliefs to open up the discussion.  A comment section was set up for this topic and the floodgates opened.  (You can find it here.)"

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Andy Puddicombe: All it takes is 10 mindful minutes...

"When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that: Refreshing your mind for 10 minutes a day, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present moment. (No need for incense or sitting in strange positions.)"




Credit To: TedTalksDirector

Thursday, March 7, 2013


B:  "All right, I'll say, how are you all this evening of your time, as you create time to exist?"

AUD:  "Great, perfect, etc..."

"I will also say, Kumbaya. Tenki dasca(?).  (Transcriber's Note: There are Japanese visitors from Tokyo in the audience.)  Let us begin this evening of your time with the idea of revelation.  We have talked about the idea of your levels of awareness, the things that you become cognizant of from time to time.  Those moments of crystalline clarity in which you allow yourselves to perceive for a moment the ideas, the perspectives, the
attitudes, the beliefs, the emotions and the thoughts that you have created yourselves to be on many different levels -- all at once."

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

I've always loved the following quote, and often wondered how many actually stop for a moment to become aware of the awesomeness in the natural flow of everything around them - no forcing, 'no making it do' of any kind, just an incredible balance and rhythm with such perfect timing when left alone to do its thing.... truly a magical dance to behold ...

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” 
Lao Tzu

Monday, March 4, 2013

The Four Agreements - Don Miguel Ruiz

1. Be Impeccable with Your Word
Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

It is very important to understand this agreement, because we use the word to create a complete reality. This reality is only true for us, and not necessarily true for anybody else. Based on this agreement, our personal story could become a heaven or a hell.

2. Don’t Take Things Personally
Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering.

In reality, you are no more than a secondary character in everybody else’s story, just as they are also secondary characters in your story. When they judge you, they are actually judging the secondary character in their story. They do not know you, and believe that you are what they imagine you to be. It works the same for you. When you judge them, you are only judging what you believe they are. Whether or not we are close to other people, we can never truly know them. We can never truly understand the way they think, how they feel, or how they create their own sense of reality.

3. Don't Make Assumptions
 Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness, and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

This Agreement has to do with your personal knowledge, and the thoughts generated by this knowledge. Our thoughts are the ones in charge of making assumptions. We think we know. We think, and presume to know. Although some assumptions might be correct, most of them encourage the emotional disturbances that we use to make ourselves needlessly suffer.

4. Always Do Your Best
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.

This is what turns our imagination into reality. This is how we create all human civilizations. We could have thousands of ideas, but if we do not take action, these ideas will vanish and never become a reality.

By practicing The Four Agreements, we find the truth of ourselves. By transforming old habits, we can accept ourselves unconditionally. We can recover our confidence. We can rediscover our inner beauty and our self-love.