At first glance who would ever believe that there is a common thread connecting Covid 19, Riots in America, and the Hong Kong/China conflict? Why is the obvious not obvious. Here we take a deeper look and reveal the remarkable underlying truth. To listen to the podcast, please click here.
The post coronavirus new normal will not seem weird or imposing. It will be a positive step forward for us all. Just like the “don’t be a litter bug” shift that was made decades ago, it will feel like natural, right as rain, common sense. The schools are opening in Europe as research shows that is a very safe move. Hear all the perspectives and facts first, then reflect and ponder, then move forward. So few actually do that. And in the context of this Memorial Day, a vision of the new normal, this new mentality, takes on surprisingly deeper and more meaningful significance. Please know that great days are ahead. To listen to this podcast please click here.
With everything (from Coronavirus to the economy to international tensions) that is going on in our world, everyone is wondering what the future holds. In this podcast we take a look at the science, diverse medical expert opinions, Jyotish, the media and more to discern the image within the crystal ball. To listen, please click here.
I received the following thought provoking comment to my last podcast:
Just some comments. In referring to your friend’s comment, “people are unable to believe the magnitude of the corruption on all levels” rings so true. I had that realization several years ago; albeit on a much lower level than what is being revealed these days. About twenty years ago you spoke of coming into an age where society would become rather chaotic. At the time, it seemed impossible. Impossible in that it was difficult to imagine what life would be like in twenty years and with our culture being run like a machine….and here we are. Fascinating to hear someone spoke of the man with orange hair around that same time. Who would have ever thought this so called “pandemic” would be the trigger that would begin to wake people up.
To which I respond:
Your thoughtful words compel me to reflect upon the past 20 years. I poured my heart out in an attempt to prepare people for what was coming–how to deal with it wisely. And now we find ourselves in the midst of The Great Transition. Yet in spite of my warnings, few are keeping their balance. So now I say again that we will come through these turbulent times into an era of calmer waters, peace, and prosperity. Admittedly as the storm rages, even the best of us find ourselves holding on tightly in hopes of making it through these violent rapids. Steady hand on the rudder!!
When the next podcast CORONAVIRUS: TAKING A STAND posts next week, you will be able to access it here.
Crises such as the coronavirus certainly trigger peoples psychological tendencies. Of course, once triggered, it can be quite challenging to determine the best course of action. The challenge is compounded by so many issues—urgency, lack of sufficient research, politics, greed, bias, fear, knee jerk reactions, etc. The podcast “Coronavirus Revisited” investigates this important topic with a lively and provoking discussion. It is easy to be spiritual and wise when everything is wonderful. But who among us can keep their balance and access their inner wisdom when the stakes are high and emotions are triggered? Explore not only the far reaching aspects of the virus but also of your own personal inner psychodynamic process by clicking here.
Quantum computing promises to exponentially propel the high tech industry forward. Nano technology boosts and microbiome understanding will transform our oceans. Major challenges will be solved, not with trillions of dollars of expenditure, but rather with technological leaps forward, dwarfing things like the industrial revolution and the computer boom. The future is great! The Age of Enlightenment is emerging!
Perhaps you would enjoy watching the following video. Click here to watch it. The second in the series is also interesting. I imagine the rest are as well.
Sociology is obviously a huge field of study, but let’s take a look at it from the perspective of Vedic Science. Vedic Science explains:
1) There is an underlying essence (called the Unified Field of physics, Oneness, God, Is-ness, Pure Consciousness, etc.).
2) All things (from the individual, to a grain of sand, to groups, cultures, planets, and anything else you can think of) share this same One Essence: “I am that. Thou art that. All of this is nothing but that.”
3) That One thing is the source of existence as it interacts with itself in perfect harmony to manifest, support, and maintain all of existence.
4) That One thing is the source of all the laws of nature—Natural Law.
5) When living in harmony with Natural Law, individuals and groups (from family dynamics to societies and cultures) are healthy, receive the support of nature, and flourish.
6) What living in harmony with nature looks like is not simple or easy to describe. It varies through time and from individual to individual, society to society, and culture to culture.
7) Individuals, groups, and cultures embrace a worldview determined by their level of harmony with nature, their level of consciousness. Thereby, they define truth and what harmony with nature ‘should’ look like.
8) A healthy culture (society) cultures the social and personal health of its individuals. This is done by supporting people to live in harmony with the laws of nature.
9) Harmony with nature cannot be determined through conditioned responses of individuals and the groupthink of those not living in harmony with nature.
10) Social laws and religious precepts are attempts to determine what living in harmony with nature should look like. As societies evolve, so do those social laws and understandings. Individuals and societies judge one another from the perspective of their own level of consciousness.
11) Understanding this essential nature of existence inspires people to be more discerning in their beliefs. Through proper meditation and discernment people can evolve. To evolve is to rest into their true nature, which is one with (in harmony with) Mother Nature. As individuals evolve, societies evolve.
12) However, old conditioned modes of thought, emotional responses, and behavior self-justify. Through such self-justification, even well intended people unknowingly resist that evolutionary process. Knowledge is thusly substituted by mistaken thinking, fanaticism, superstition and emotionalism. Anything can be justified by the intellect and at one time or another pretty much everything is.
13) Notions of Truth, perceived as Truth, hold Truth at bay. Humility is the flip side of discernment.
14) The path of evolution is so incredibly elusive, like traversing the razor’s edge or passing through the eye of the needle. Even the teachings of an enlightened guru and the wisest scriptural records of this world are taken, forgotten, spun, or even rebelled against to suit the mental and emotional states of the individual as well as members within a group–even an entire society. Thusly Knowledge slips through the fingers of humanity.
15) Ignorance means ‘to ignore’ (ignore-ance). In this age of ignorance, wisdom and discernment are kicked around like footballs.
16) As individuals in a society rest into the transcendental depth of their being, the society will heal. It is a process which requires time and patience. Progress is measured not in the amount of information one has accumulated. Progress is measured not in the degree one has modified their behavior to suit a belief. Progress is measured not in the degree of emotional gratification. Progress is measured not in how many years invested. If one insists upon measuring progress, it would be measured by how many lifetimes of wise discernment one has lived.
17) Only light dispels the darkness.
A friend in India emailed me saying that there is a movement in India, saying, “a new concept is fast moving here, that is one earth one religion.”
I responded by saying that religions are 1/2 spiritual and 1/2 cultural. The idea of ONE religion is not correct. There is one central God, worshipped differently in different cultures. Even polytheistic religions recognize that all the Gods are aspects of the One. However, whitewashing the world is not correct. Multinational corporations tried to do that decades ago. It was a huge failure.
Cultural integrity is a good thing. Yet, racism is cultural integrity gone insane. As humanity evolves, religions will honor and respect one another. They will live in harmony and mutual support, not opposition or friction. It will be the laws of Mother Nature that determine which religion flourishes in which part of the world… not the laws of men. The laws of nature differ in different regions of the world. The laws of nature, for example, differ on mountain tops versus desserts. Cultures culture the lives of the people to live in harmony with nature. Mother Nature cultures each culture. When we live in foreign lands, we honor the culture of that land, while maintaining the integrity of our personal lives.
I was born and raised Christian. Yet, I have learned of the tremendous value of Vedic wisdom, knowledge, and technology. All humanity can benefit from those Vedic principles. Similarly, all humanity can benefit from science. But it is not right thinking to believe we must abandon our cultural integrity to benefit from things Vedic or scientific.
There will, and should always be, differing affinities and faiths throughout the world. That is natural and good. Peace, love, and harmony will only arise from Unity in the midst of diversity. We must learn to live together in harmony on all levels of life: family, neighborhood, community, society, nation, continent, and world.
Decades ago, I consumed the knowledge in a book about Chinese Medicine called, The Web that has No Weaver. Now, I recall only bits and pieces. The title is as enchanting now as it was then, as it applies to all of life. Where do our thoughts and attitudes come from? It seems as if they have no origin. Instead, they are part of a weaverless web we call “the world.” That web is ‘oh so delicate’ and, like a spider web, entraps the inattentive, yet well intended, prey.
For example, the other day after speaking with a couple of people, we thought it would be good to ask another to join in the conversation. Their participation and perspective would be valuable. However, I had just seen that person and knew they were very busy so I suggested we only ask if now would be a good time. I imagined it was not a good time. When one of us then approached the person… Well, whatever one of us said, that person heard it (we will never know how the web got woven and the people got entangled) as a command: “You will meet with us now!” Of course, and understandably, the person got upset. Somehow, the simple message became twisted in the web we call “life.”
Now, take that little example and apply it to everything that happens. Understand that it applies, not just to little issues, but to major themes that determine the “warp and woof” of our lives. Truth is: It is a wonder that we can even communicate. I guess the deeper truth is: We can never really, at least not totally, communicate.
Bottom line is: Life is a delicate finesse as we traverse the fine fabric of the web that has no weaver. We will get entangled from time to time, though we wish we never would. The key then: Do your best to find a way to artfully get unentangled, lest more and more entangled life becomes. More often than not, giving the entanglement time and space to unravel is essential.
I once wrote a business article about Being, Merging, Knowing, and Doing that applies to this web. Funny enough, it used as an example the time when I helped my daughter unravel the web of her ball of yarn that was all tangled.
Thanks to Mary for submitting the following link in response to the Toothpaste, Diatoms, and World Peace blog. Evidently, a bacterium that consumes plastics in the ocean is already in the works! Next will be mercury and air pollution. Rather ironic, isn’t it, that bacteria and viruses may go a long way in the healing of our planet.