Receiving Grace – The Metaphysics of Gratitude

I was introduced to a gratitude based writing practice called a “Grace Trail” during a time in my life when I faced a convergence of crises. I could not see a path through nor come up with any potential solutions. It was during this time that I was introduced to the “Grace Trail” practice and I began to write daily. I shared my writing with the friend who introduced me to the practice and she did the same. Within months unexpected help came in and I found myself successfully on the other side of the crises. I believe that engaging a practice that connected me with the feeling of gratitude on a daily basis was a fundamental factor in my success. 

WHAT IS GRACE?

Grace is the divine influence of source energies operating in your life to regenerate, inspire and strengthen you. Grace is freely given and always available within the sacred flow of life. To perceive this flow you simply need to view life with reverence. Bring an attitude of respect and awe to each moment, regardless of whether it is joyful, challenging or simply mundane. This will tune you into the subtler vibrations that are always around you. Grace occurs when you allow the benevolence of the universe to be received. When you do, it provides the means through which you embody your divinity, your highest possible vibration. 

HOW IS GRATITUDE RELATED TO GRACE?

Gratitude and grace have a reciprocal relationship. You experience gratitude when you recognize the presence of grace in your life and you open the flow of grace when you feel grateful. Grace comes through a high vibration energy flow that is guided by source energies and governed by universal principles. You experience gratitude when you appreciate the life being generated by this flow. The simple experience of gratitude is a perfect example of how easy it can be to raise your energy consciousness and position yourself to consciously create your life.

Utilizing the observer effect to place your focus on gratitude and fostering this feeling experience will automatically engage the reciprocal relationship with grace. Thus, the more you are grateful the more you attract into your life. This makes gratitude a powerful freewill tool for attracting abundance and achieving fulfillment. But it only works if you really mean it and feel it. Gratitude has been a topic of research in recent years and studies prove that it must be felt to work. So it is better to focus your gratitude on what you can truly feel grateful for, no matter how mundane, silly or seemingly inconsequential it might be. This will have more of an impact than pretending to be grateful for the things you think you ought to be grateful for. 

PRACTICING GRATITUDE MAKES YOU HEALTHIER ON ALL LEVELS

When you genuinely feel grateful for people, places and things in your life, good things happen to your body, heart, mind and spirit. Embodying gratitude is an ever present, available and free way that you can synchronize and nurture your systems for optimal health and well being. The benefits of practicing gratitude are real, tangible and life sustaining. Engaging practices that help you to feel more grateful doesn’t make you a Pollyanna, but rather more of a pragmatist when you begin to look at the research. Following is a summary of the advantages you will experience when you feel grateful.

Feeling gratitude improves your physical health. Research has shown that it makes you physically stronger and more resilient to cope with stress. It has the material impact of lowering your cortisol levels, blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Practicing gratitude helps you to regulate your sympathetic nervous system, improve your immune function and the quality of your sleep. These benefits alone make it worth your time and energy to practice gratitude, but keep reading. 

Feeling gratitude improves your emotional health. It increases your experience of happiness and it lowers your potential for depression. When you feel grateful your brain releases dopamine and serotonin. These neurotransmitters are responsible for your emotions and they enhance your mood. As you feel happier it affects your central nervous system allowing you to be more peaceful and less reactive. Gratitude also helps to bring coherence into your heart. Coherence produces stable heart rhythms which allow you to regulate your emotions and cope with adversity. Your physical heart generates the largest electromagnetic field in your body and it is expanded with gratitude. This expansion is what attracts more grace. 

Feeling gratitude improves your mental health. On a physical level, gratitude changes the molecular structure of your brain and promotes good functioning in your brain’s grey matter. The grey matter is where you process information. How you interpret and frame information plays a fundamental role in your mental health. Practicing gratitude shifts your focus away from negative, toxic thoughts and feelings. This is important because where you place your mental focus influences what you attract into your life. 

Feeling gratitude improves your spiritual/energetic health. Practicing gratitude raises your vibrational frequency and it promotes enlightenment. It fosters a sense of faith which can be invaluable in promoting tolerance, respect, understanding and reconciliation. Gratitude helps you to develop humility and it increases your sense of determination to face life’s challenges. The positive reach of gratitude goes beyond the holistic systems tune up you receive by simply appreciating the gift of life. The benefits extend to your connection with others and help you to build strong and nurturing relationships.

THE METAPHYSICS OF GRATITUDE 

To stretch our view to the energetic level to simply observe what is occurring within the energy flow of gratitude I would like to bring forth three observations about the nature of this experience: 1. Gratitude is a transcendent experience. 2. Gratitude nurtures, expands and magnetizes good things. 3. Gratitude is holographic and timeless. 

Gratitude is a transcendent experience. Gratitude is an experience that synchronizes your individual systems (body, heart, mind and spirit) in harmonic receptivity. On an individual level you receive energy into your being through your body, heart, mind and spirit. These systems are the mechanisms through which you process and interpret the energy coming in. When you experience gratitude you have a sensory experience in your body, heartfelt appreciation, a thankful mental focus and humility of spirit. The synchronicity of your systems working in harmony creates an experience that transcends the individual energy/consciousness level. This opens you to the energy and consciousness of the group and oneness.  

Gratitude nurtures, expands and magnetizes good things.  You are changed by the energy that you receive through your systems; you are either nurtured or depleted, expanded or diminished, and attracted or repelled by what is coming in. Gratitude is an experience that nurtures you. The full engagement of your systems operating to receive fills you with a positive flow of energy. Gratitude expands you. It postures you in a fully present, open and receptive state that extends beyond your individual energy field and prompts engagement with the group and oneness which automatically makes you grow. Gratitude is also magnetic. Each grateful heartbeat works to supercharge the electromagnetic field being generated by your heart. This is like sending a morse code to the universe and attracting positive energy into your life. 

Gratitude is holographic and timeless.  Gratitude is an experience that occurs within the unfolding of time, which is holographic in nature. To briefly review this concept; the first universal principle is the holographic principle which states that “the part is equal to the whole” and as such “all is within each part”. The way this applies to time is that each moment contains access to all time. The deeper you are within the presence of the moment, the more expansive your view of the time matrix. Your body, heart, mind and spirit systems are also a function of time and as such they are holographic in nature. This means that each system provides access to the whole receptive process. Thus, the deeper your experience of gratitude, no matter the particulars of the impression, the further reaching is the scope of benefits.

Taking Ownership of Your Life Story

It is YOUR life and it is YOUR story, so own it. Your life is your most valuable possession and the only thing of real consequence that you do own. Taking ownership of your story is bringing consciousness to your greatest asset, the energy of your life. When this is done with reality based precision, it empowers you to be able to direct and shape the course of your life from this point forward. 

As a living being you have the capacity for metabolism, growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction. You have a life force that is animating and shaping the sequence of your physical, emotional, mental and energetic experiences from birth to death. Your life story is the conscious framework that you place around these experiences. 

Consciousness has an impact on energy, remember the “observer effect”. This is one of the most underused aspects of free will. How you choose to frame your life influences the shape of your life. Just as a cookie cutter, or molded cake pan will shape the dough, your conscious framing of your life story influences the ultimate form the energy of your life will take.

So how do you consciously exert this influence to choose the shape of your life? First you must connect with the reality, or real form, of your life. You must access the true shape in order to reshape it. Illusions do not hold form or contain energy within reality but they do influence it. When you place your conscious focus on illusory frames they block access to your life force and distort your view of reality. These must be cleared out of the way before you will be empowered to consciously reshape your life. 

Begin by viewing the realities of your life and owning everything that is real. Own your experience and all of your sensory awareness. Own your feelings, thoughts and intuitions. Own your reactions to life events as well as your responses. When considering your history, shift your view away from particular details or incidents to look for the cycles and patterns. Pay attention to your growth and the life lessons that you have learned. When you understand your history, your life story, from an objective point of view it provides insight into how you came to be where you find yourself right now. It empowers you to consciously choose the course of your life going forward. 

Below you will find three areas of focus for “Clearing out the Illusory Frames in Your Consciousness” that are clouding your view of reality. This is followed by a “General ReFraming Template” to be utilized for accessing an objective view of yourself in the present moment.. These tips and tools will help you to fine tune your path of taking full ownership of your life story.    

CLEAR OUT THE ILLUSORY FRAMES IN YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS

1. View your life simply without diminishment or exaggeration. 

Stick to the facts and keep it real. A rightsized point of view opens up the height, breadth and depth of your life allowing you to access the resources within. To do so though, you must clear out distortions in your view. A simple approach is to correct areas where you are diminishing or exaggerating aspects of your life.  

There is no benefit in viewing yourself as small, it is not an act of humility. Humility comes through being present with the reality of who you are, gifts and challenges. Diminishing by dismissing or denying aspects of your life will leave you feeling powerless. Doing this will also energetically fuel repetition of similar events. Energy is always moving and seeking to return to a balanced state. Imbalanced patterns, cycles and events will perpetually manifest until you transcend the experience and balance is restored. It is only through facing the reality of your life that you can become rightsized in your view.  

When you find yourself using absolutes like always or never, you are most likely exaggerating the situation. Always and never are rarely a statement of reality and they establish a hard construct around the focus of the overstatement. The hard construct functions like a railroad switch station directing your energy to default towards these extremes making them self fulfilling prophecies.  Ask yourself if your statement is really true 100% of the time. And, as not to block a different experience in the future, a simple correction here is to replace always or never with “up until now”. 

Trying to control people, places or things that are out of your control is another form of exaggeration. It is an overamplification of the reach of your freewill. It will often backfire and fuel the very thing you are trying to change and it will leave you feeling powerless. Being empowered comes through the acceptance of what is beyond your control and taking charge of what is within the purview of your freewill and ability to change.

2. Take responsibility for your state of being, choices and actions.

Taking full responsibility for yourself is essential to taking ownership of your life. This means taking responsibility for what you choose and how you act. As well as, what you don’t choose and where you fail to act but ought to. Passivity allows the energy to move by default through the illusory frames within your consciousness. In order to assume responsibility you must release any blame of others or circumstances in your life for your state of being, choices or actions. Others are responsible for themselves, they are not responsible for you. Taking responsibility also requires the release of any victim consciousness that you may be perpetuating. 

Blaming others for what you choose and do is destructive, it is like handing your power and lifeforce over to them. It is not only harmful to the recipient of your blame, it is equally harmful to you. Own the full impact of all of your life experiences both positive and negative. Own your reactions and your responses. Reactions are generated by fear, they create a negative or destructive spiral. Responses are generated by facing reality, growing and evolving. These create a positive or creative spiral and progress you on your evolutionary path. It is only when you own your choices that you can choose differently.   

Victim consciousness is equally damaging and disempowering. When it comes to real victimization this can be intensely challenging to eliminate. But reframing your reality in a way that releases victim consciousness is essential for healing. It is not about denying the experience of victimization or implying one chose to be victimized. It is about taking your power back in the present and not perpetuating the negative impacts of your victimization. To state “I was the victim of bullying” is not an expression of victim consciousness, it is simply stating the reality of your past experience. But to say “Nobody likes me and everybody is always mean to me” is making a statement of victim consciousness. It is giving your power away and perpetuating the negative impact of your wounding. (see the Reality Based Reframing example on bullying below for an empowered way to frame this experience

3. Accept everything as it is and has been.

Life can be formidable in ways that make acceptance feel like a tall order, but it is well worth the effort to achieve this state of being. Two fundamental mechanisms that inhibit acceptance are judgments and unresolved grief. Judgement in this instance is not referencing having good judgment, we all want that but rather judgmentalness and prejudices. These will keep you in a fight with the natural flow of forward movement. Life is temporary and in a state of constant change. This makes loss an inevitable part of life and the ability to grieve a fundamental life skill. It is essential to living a full and rich life. Otherwise you will be fraught with a borage of the illusory frames of the ghosts of past experiences.       

Judgments and prejudices are destroying the human race. This type of illusory frame is having a broad scale destructive influence within humanity. At the root of any judgmental or prejudicial thought, feeling or action you will find something within yourself that you are not accepting. The path to a reality based view comes through opening to the life lesson that is being stimulated. If it is an injustice that you find offensive, take a look at your responsibility and what is within your power to do about it. Take appropriate action where you are able. Accept and release the rest. It is self indulgent and a waste of your precious lifeforce to give the situation any time, energy or focus beyond this. 

Grief comes in many forms. We typically think of grief in terms of a major loss such as the death of a loved one or the loss of a fundamental building block, like a home or career, that leaves significant void. A loss of this nature will initiate a powerful cycle through the stages of grief; denial, bargaining, anger, sadness and finally acceptance. But there are innumerable other smaller losses that you will experience with each passing day. Every connection and experience in life is temporary and must be grieved. Some things in life are easier to release and accept than others. But, holding onto the past will inhibit your ability to be fully present, it will cloud your view of reality and it will prevent you from taking ownership of your life. My motto in life is “Connect deeply and love with full abandon but never attach as you hold gently the passing of each moment.”     

REALITY BASED REFRAMING 

Working from an objective holistic perspective, reframe your life and your story based simply in reality. Utilize the following “General Reframing Template” to begin to transform the illusory frames within your consciousness and gain a clear view of the reality of any given situation. This will help you to determine where you are right now and the origins of what you are experiencing. Employ the observer part of yourself to get to the facts of the situation. Simply state the set of circumstances (the who, what, when and where), what happened, how you have handled it up until now and where you are at this point on your journey. 

GENERAL REFRAMING TEMPLATE: 

(When) I was in (What) environment

(Who or What) did or said (This)

The impact this has had on me is (Wounding, Developmental Arrestment, Feelings, Conditioned Limitations…)

My reaction to this has been (Negative Feelings, Thoughts, Behaviors, Negative Spirals)

My response to this has been (Positive Feelings, Thoughts, Behaviors, Positive Spirals)

The impact this is still having on me today is (Any of the previous three reframes)

I think about change as a shift from Point A to Point B. Doing this exercise will establish what your state of being is right now and how you got here, this is Point A. It identifies the residual impact of past events and provides you with an empowered view to be able to transform it. It is essential to objectively perceive the reality of where you are and accept this before change can occur. The next step is to identify what Point B (a healthier more balanced state) looks like and make a plan of action to shift to Point B.

Example of reframing an experience of bullying:

When I was a child in school other children bullied me, saying mean things and making fun of the way I looked and talked. 

The impact this had on me – I was isolated and I turned to food to cope with the pain. 

My reaction to this has been a negative spiral of weight gain and loss for four decades until I got really sick and finally got help. Then I responded by stabilizing my eating and weight. 

My reaction to this has also been a pattern of berating myself, feeling depressed and hopeless. As I got help I learned to respond and interrupt the self condemnation which improved my depression. 

The impact this is still having on me today is I get down on myself with negative self talk sometimes and I struggle to put myself out to connect with others because I am afraid of being hurt.  

This establishes your Point A, where you are right now. The next step is to identify Point B. In this instance, your desired Point B might be a state of being with more self esteem and healthy connections with others. You would then make a plan of action for interrupting your negative messaging and overcoming your fear of taking healthy risks to connect with others. 

Reality based reframing is a powerful tool for taking ownership of your life story. By simply viewing the reality of the situation you are clearing out illusory frames to be able to see the real form of your life. This empowers you to be able to shape the future that you desire. 

Building a Vessel for Abundance

As you work to attract a full and rich life, the abundance coming in needs to be received and held for you to consciously experience it. Your vessel is your energetic receptacle receiving the energy of all that is within your life. This exists on a subtler level of energy than the body, which inhabits the densest level. Your vessel is roughly twelve times the size of your body which resides at the center. You can think of it like a cup that you fill with the energies of life, drinking in life and refilling your cup. 

The vessel is a universal construct. The configuration of your vessel is determined by your vibrational frequency and dimensional array. This is what dictates the parameters and limits of what can manifest in your physical life. Attuning your vessel for abundance is a matter of raising your frequency and expanding your dimensionality. Viewing the vessel from the perspective of the universal forms I will suggest some simple ways that you can raise your frequency and expand dimensionality within each of the universal elements. 

BEGIN WITH A BLANK SLATE 

The universal form governing the potential within life is the sphere. 

The beginning point of your vessel precedes vibration and dimension. It arises from the place of untapped potential or potential energy. It is from this place that all of existence emerges. By connecting with the counterpoint to everything which is nothingness you have a clear view of all. It is here that the purity of free will choice exists.

The best way I have found to connect with this place is by entering a state of perfect stillness and silence, releasing all I know and becoming a blank slate. Energetically it is a return to ground zero, the place where all potential exists. To begin, settle into the silent stillness, connect with your source energies (your creator) and open to the place of pure knowing. It is here that you have access to the full potential of your vessel.

CONNECT WITH WHAT SPARKS YOU  

The universal form governing the spark of life is the tetrahedron. 

The universe began with the big bang, the initial spark of life as we know it. All creation within life mimics this initiating event and begins with a spark. When your life force is sparked and you engage in the process of creating you are increasing your vibrational frequency. Parents know that bringing a child into the world is an expansive experience like no other. This is because it is the creation of life itself. But, having children is not the only way to engage in a pure act of creation. Innovation and original creative expressions will engage a high vibrational spark of life. Even bringing a creative spark, reverence or sacredness to the simple maintenance of daily life will raise your frequency. 

Living a full and rich life will increase your dimensionality. Each different area of creative expression or life engagement will add to the array. Engaging the energy and consciousness of the higher levels of reality will bring you up a dimensional ladder. This can be through energy work, channeling or some other form of raising energy consciousness. And working with the universals will open you to the full multidimensional reality in which you live.      

BE FULLY PRESENT 

The universal form governing the time of your life is the hexahedron(cube).

The more present you are, the higher your vibrational frequency will be. By consciously or unconsciously holding onto the past, living based in old beliefs or conditioning that inhibits your potential from actualizing you are lowering your frequency. This is also the case anytime you are giving into irrational fears or worrying about the future. Either way you are missing the abundance available to you in the present moment. You need to be home, within yourself, to receive “the package” of abundance being given to you from the universe.

Deepening into your understanding of others and the world around you will increase your dimensionality. Be fully present to understand others’ perspectives, to “walk a mile in their shoes” as the saying goes. Take others in, sense them and receive them fully. This will not only increase your dimensionality, it will add to the abundance in your life.  

MAKE ROOM FOR ABUNDANCE 

The universal form governing the space of your life is the octahedron.

Allow your light to shine. The more full and bright it is, the higher the frequency. Actualize who you are. An actualized person will vibrate at the highest frequency. You want a clean and clear space for abundance to come into. Clear out anything that is blocking or inhibiting the emanation of your light and actualization of who you are. These are the things within yourSelf and your life that are toxic or just taking up space. Release attachments to people, places and things that no longer serve you. Things that are negative lower your vibrational frequency.

Sharing who you are authentically with others and utilizing your natural abilities in your life will increase your dimensionality. Having a broad scope with varied connections on different levels will fill your life with a multidimensional array. Whereas, living by rote within the confines of conditioned constructs will keep you boxed into a limited array. 

OPEN YOUR RECEPTORS  

The universal form governing your perception is the icosahedron

The universe is abundant. When you perceive the abundance around you it opens your receptive channels to allow the abundance in. You can raise the frequency of what your receptors are attracting by focusing on the positive things you are drawing to you while refusing to engage the negative. Utilizing tools, like keeping a gratitude journal, will open your receptors and raise your vibration. While perseverating on your fears or judgments will lower your vibration. Pay attention to what you attract that is a high frequency and receive it fully to encourage more of the same.

You can increase your dimensionality through development of your sensory awareness. By utilizing all of your senses you open more channels for information/energy to come in. Each sense tunes into a different band of energy adding to the multidimensionality of your perception. Having a clear and comprehensive perception of life allows you to exercise discernment and attract abundance as you receive the energy of life.   

EMBODY YOUR DIVINITY 

The universal form governing your life creation is the dodecahedron. 

You are always creating your life. Every action you take, or fail to take, influences your creation. When you embody your divinity and take action from your higher self you are connecting with a higher (vibrational) reality and increasing your frequency. You will vibrate at the highest possible frequency when your choices are being generated by altruistic motives. To raise your frequency, embody the best self that you can be and dare to have the courage to use your power for the greater good. 

Being in your power, exercising your free will and expressing who you are authentically in all the different areas of your life will increase your dimensionality. Give freely of yourself, it will always come back to you in some form as the universe is engineered to be equality based. The act of giving, in and of itself, will stretch you into all the dimensions within your reach to be able to embody them. 

As you work to raise your vibrational frequency and expand your dimensional array you will be transforming your vessel and ultimately building a vessel for abundance. The universe is abundant by nature, it is up to you how much you open to receive. Begin with a blank state, connect with what sparks you, be fully present, make room for abundance, open your receptors and embody your divinity. Doing this will attune you to the high frequency multidimensional array available to you in each moment and it will allow the elements of abundance to flow into your life.  

Life’s Mysteries Disclosed

The “Universals” and the “Particulars”

The universal forms are the basic building blocks that mold the universe in which we live. Plato would call these “eternal forms” as they are immutable and they establish a permanent reality. The universals generate a constant influence governing and regulating reality as it unfolds in it’s dynamic living state. The “forms” are simply the arrangement or organization of the universe, they are not the universe itself. 

The universal forms take the shape of the five platonic solids; tetrahedron, hexahedron, octahedron, icosahedron and dodecahedron, along with the encompassing sphere. They are pure, equalized and perfectly balanced. The universals establish the parameters of reality and govern the structure and flow of life. The universal forms are germane to both inner space and outer space alike. 

There are universals and then there are particulars, which essentially includes everything else. The particulars, like energy and consciousness for instance (the material and sensible in Plato’s terms) are finite, subject to change and can only participate within and seek to reflect the likeness of the universals, they cannot be universal.  Each of our lives is particular in nature. Our energy and consciousness are constantly changing shape. If one is on an evolutionary path that shape will migrate closer and closer towards being a perfect reflection of the universal forms. 

Plato talks about the forms as “the Good”. I would say the forms construct perfect balance, both in the structure and the flow of life unfolding. I do not relate things as being “Good” or “Bad” but rather structurally balanced or imbalanced to varying degrees with a flow that is either creative or destructive. Any formed thing that deviates from the purity and perfection of the universal forms creates an imperfect likeness to the universals. These formations are akin to the shadows on the walls of the cave in Plato’s famous allegory of the cave. 

These “imperfect” formations are what you see in the world around you. That is, unless you can see the higher reality of the universals. To do so requires you stretch your view to see the whole. I am going to explain why this is the case by citing a research study into the cubic nature of earth.

Scientists prove the average shape of Earth is a Cube!

Plato assigned the cube, one of the five platonic solids, to the earth element. The cube (hexahedron) is the universal model that I have spent the most time researching and mapping. The way that I would put it is that the cube is the unseen model and framework that governs the formation and parameters of the earth element. And, this is just one example of the cube’s influences which are innumerable. 

I was so excited to find this research study. This knowledge has been around since B.C.E. and yet the scientific community has failed to understand and integrate this information, leaving it behind. Nevertheless it is so innate, the information has continued to draw the interest of many for millenia. 

Now there is proof and a glimpse into the cubic nature of the earth element. 

Plato was right: Earth is made, on average, of cubes. The ancient Greek philosopher was on to something, researchers found…In a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team from the University of Pennsylvania, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, and University of Debrecen uses math, geology, and physics to demonstrate that the average shape of rocks on Earth is a cube…”The interesting thing here is that what we find with rock, or earth, is that there is more than a concep‐ tual lineage back to Plato. It turns out that Plato’s conception about the element earth being made up of cubes is, literally, the statistical average model for real earth. And that is just mind-blowing.” … University of Pennsylvania. “Plato was right: Earth is made, on average, of cubes: The ancient Greek philosopher was on to something, researchers found.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 20 July 2020. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/07/200720112214.htm>. 

So it is not that each rock forms a perfect cube, but all the rock fragments put together, average out to be a cube. Thus, one must view the whole to be able to see, the unseen parameters, the universal framework that governs the physical matter of earth. Each rock fragment can deviate from the form to the degree that another rock fragment deviates in an equal and opposite manner, thus they average out to the perfect universal form of the cube.  

The Cube also Shapes Time

The material substance of the universe is just one part of the whole. In this observable realm the cube governs the earth element. But the cube is one of the universal building blocks and as such it’s influence permeates the whole of our reality. Consciousness is the counterpart to energy and what enlightens matter. In this realm the cube governs the perception of time. 

I have previously spoken of time as units of measure based on cycles of the material earth moving through space and the energy that is generated by this movement. Time encompasses the immaterial as well as the material.  Thus, conscious beings perceive the passing of time as they move through space and experience life. This perception, or consciousness of time, adheres to the same unseen framework of the cube.

Full conscious presence in the moment; being perfectly universally balanced in perceiving the whole of what is occurring in a moment of time, takes the form of the cube.  Did you ever have the experience of time standing still? Or, have you ever had your whole life flash before your eyes in a matter of seconds? These are altered and expanded states of consciousness relative to time. Your conscious mind is perceiving a greater scope of the time matrix.

Do you understand the statement “all time is now”? The full view of all time can be perceived by consciously expanding beyond the time matrix which is governed by the cube form. Understanding this places a whole new meaning to “thinking outside the box”. And, in order to think outside the box, you must first understand what is within the box and the rules governing the box. The Dalai Lama said “learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.” Innovation comes from this kind of thinking and understanding of the workings of the universal forms.

The Disclosure Lens Reveals Life Mysteries

When viewing life from the perspective of the universal unfolding of time, the view of all time comes through the framework of the whole cube. If we dive into the workings of the cube we find that there are six different views of time. These correspond with the six sides of the cube. Each side provides a lens through which the whole can be viewed, simply from a different perspective. 

One of these lenses is what I call the Disclosure Lens. And here we come to the place where life’s mysteries are disclosed. We all have equal access to this information, but you need to know where to look. The perspective here reveals the receptive structure and flow of energy and consciousness on a group level. (The reception of the individual and oneness levels is revealed through two other lenses) 

Your experiences and life events throughout the whole of your life are in clear view through the Disclosure Lens. Also revealed here are the fields of your energy and consciousness along with the whole scope of your sensory perception. Most people tap into the disclosure of life through the senses; the outermost receptive part of who you are. Through the development of extra sensory perception and raising of consciousness, one’s capacity to perceive becomes clearer, like cleaning the lenses on your glasses.  

We all have access to life’s mysteries, despite these teachings historically being taught in mystery schools to a select few. But the truth is, they are not hidden in some far off place, the answers to life’s mysteries reside just below the surface within the experience of life. For those who pay attention, sense deeply and allow their knowing to emerge . 

My own 72 block, six year, training program of The Work brings these mystery school teachings into one month teaching blocks that awaken consciousness and enlighten energy as the teachings are revealed through the living experience of the student. Over the course of six years all the universals with their differing views are enlightened and awakened as the student actualizes their unique potential and restores universal balance to their lives. 

Attract the life you want with your Magnetic Personality

Ever wonder why you seem to keep attracting certain types of people and experiences that don’t work for you and may even cause you pain. Or why that dream relationship with “the one” that you were drawn to with kismet certainty, didn’t turn out so dreamy? Do you wonder why you are unable to attract that perfect job where you enjoy your work and are appreciated. You may be taking all the right steps, asking all the right questions, approaching things in a reasonable and logical manner, yet nothing works. 

The magnetic pulls towards and repulsions away from particular people, places and experiences are all being orchestrated by invisible, unconscious forces. Specifically magnetism; which is a part of the electromagnetic force, one of the fundamental forces of nature. Human nature, governed by the fundamental forces, is more powerful than your freewill intentions alone. But, if you attune your consciousness with these forces you are able to seize the powers of nature and utilize your free will to direct them.

Current studies are exploring the human capacity to sense magnetic fields and they are finding that some people actually do have this capacity. Do you have sensory awareness of magnetic fields? If not, you are not alone. Humanity is just scratching the surface in understanding this sensory ability. It is time we begin to pay attention, otherwise we will continue to be pulled this way and that by the unseen forces of nature, despite our best intentions.

WHAT IS A MAGNETIC PERSONALITY?

A person with a magnetic personality, according to the urban dictionary, is “a person with a sense of calm self-confidence and authenticity who others are drawn towards instinctively.”  We tend to think of this expression as a particular personality type rather than a state of being that anyone can achieve. Some people do seem to readily attract a large number of people and opportunities with ease. I would say this is a person with a strong magnetic field. But, the truth is that everyone is generating a magnetic field of which their personality is a part. Thus, everyone has a “magnetic” personality that is attracting and repelling people and experiences to and from their lives. It may be big and strong or small and weak but it is always magnetic, this is the nature of your personality. 

EXPLORING THE MAGNETOSPHERE FOR DEEPER UNDERSTANDING 

A human being’s personality is like a planet’s magnetosphere. A magnetosphere is the magnetic field that exists around the sun and most of the planets and stars in our solar system. A magnetic field is created by an electrical charge being in motion. Add more charge and more motion to create a bigger and stronger magnetic field. 

The magnetic strength and size of a celestial body’s magnetosphere is variable depending on the charge and the motion. For instance, Jupiter has the strongest and biggest in our solar system, after the sun, with a width that is 15 times the width of the sun compared to the earth’s magnetic field which would fit inside the sun. And just like the celestial bodies, people’s magnetospheres are not created equal. It all depends upon the charged particles in motion residing in the core of the person. 

If you are being authentically who you are then your personality will be a bright emanation of the light that is uniquely yours. Your electrically charged light emanates from within the core of your being creating the magnetic field of your personality, just as the electrically charged particle within the molten core of the earth creates the earth’s magnetic field. Your light is your life force and light energy is essentially electromagnetic radiation. Thus, the force you are working with when approaching your personality is the electromagnetic force.

CHARGE YOUR ESSENCE TO MAGNETIZE YOUR PERSONALITY  

To view “who” you are, I go to the parts of the “Self”. Your “Self” is the group level expression of your light and your personality is the outermost part of this. The energy of the “Self” is light energy. It is formed as the inner light of your essence emanates through your inner soul structure. 

The soul works like a crystal, as the light shines through, the light array that forms is variable based on the cut of the crystal. In the same way the design of your soul forms the light expression that is you. Each soul structure is configured differently and diffuses the light energy in a unique expression. This generates a specific magnetic field that will magnetize the perfect experiences for you to learn your soul lessons and evolve. All humans are naturally set on a path of evolution. This understanding provides the insight and perspective needed to optimally engage life. 

Your light then emerges to the outer parts of who you are. The outer “Self” is constructed of your gifts, or natural abilities, and your personality. Your natural abilities are the outer emanation of your unique soul design. The light emerges from the inner parts of who you are and shines through your outer gifts to form your personality as the light reaches the outermost edges of who you are. Your personality is the front line for interacting with the world around you.    

Strengthening the magnetic quality of your personality is a matter of increasing the charge in your core to supercharge your essence. This allows more light to reach the surface of who you are and emanate into the world. When you are expressing authentically it increases the electrical charge in your essence and expands your magnetic field. This is why people are attracted, or magnetized to you when you do this. Working with your “Self” to attract the life you want is utilizing your inherent magnetic quality with conscious choice. This allows you to shape your magnetosphere to attract the things you want and repel the things you don’t. 

3 EASY STEPS TO SUPERCHARGE YOUR MAGNETIC PERSONALITY

The “how to” can be abbreviated to; receive yourself, express yourself and engage the life that you attract. 

  1. Receive Yourself- All of You   

Self confidence comes with self awareness and acceptance. This occurs when you know who you are in your core and you accept both your challenges and abilities. By receiving the depths of who you are, you create the opening to allow light to penetrate the core of your being, charging your life force. 

  1. Express Yourself – Authentically  

Your expression is the light that you are emanating into the group energy. If it is superficial then it will not hold much magnetic strength. But, if it is an authentic expression, coming from the core of your being, it will be sourced from your supercharged core, generating a big and strong magnetic field.

  1. Engage the Life that you Attract 

As you attract (magnetize) people and experiences to you it is important to seize the opportunities that are present. This increases your magnetism to attract more of these types of experiences. Also, notice the things you are attracting that you don’t want and make a conscious choice to repel them, never engage them. Doing this will reverse the spin in motion and utilize the magnetic power of repulsion. Remember there is a perfect reflection in what is coming to you. What you attract mirrors your unconscious state of being; it is a direct result of what you are magnetizing, either consciously or unconsciously. Paying attention allows you to choose the things that you attract and the ones that you repel. 

Receive who you are and allow the light to penetrate your core, increasing the charge in your essence. Express authentically from the core of your being, allowing your light to shine in the world. And, engage the life you attract with your whole being, to evolve and expand your magnetic personality. 

The Cyclical Nature of Life and Repeating Patterns

The global pandemic created an explosion within the unified field of human consciousness requiring us to expand our consciousness and change our ways. Are you settling into your new normal with ease? The duration of the pandemic has filled a complete year cycle which has changed the energetic framework of life within humanity significantly. While some of these changes are obvious as the physical functioning of life shifts, many reside on the unseen subtler levels. 

The impact of this is such that it may feel jarring to you as you re engage your pre pandemic activities. You may find that they feel different or you feel different. You may not even be able to put your finger on what is different. It can be helpful to approach your activities and relationships as if you are engaging them for the first time. Begin each day with the curiosity and wonder you would typically bring to any new adventure. Stay open to the discovery of new insights and perspectives that are now available to you in the expanded consciousness of the new normal. And, please be gentle with yourself and others as we rebuild our lives together.  

THE LIFE CYCLE

Life is cyclical in nature. Each life exists for a limited interval within the time-space continuum and it follows the predictable sequence through the four phases of birth, growth, senescence and death. This represents one whole life cycle and it is hardwired within the framework of our reality. As hard as humans have tried to break free from this natural succession of events, the keys to immortality do not provide an escape from the inevitable physical cycling of life or the impending death of the physical body. This is why it is so important to make the most of the time and space you occupy.

Understanding the cyclical nature of life will provide the insights you need to optimize your life cycle from a holistic perspective. There are a multitude of cycles influencing the change occurring within you and generating the flow of your life. I will be touching upon just a few that generate constitutional constructs laying the framework of our existence. I will then discuss some of the repeating patterns that regularly appear within this framework. 

THE YEAR CYCLE AND EARTH’S ORBIT

A major or constitutional change in your life will take a full year to process and integrate energetically. This can be a move, job change, new relationship or significant loss. The reason it takes a year is because that is the duration to journey through the cycle generating the constitutional building blocks framing your life as a whole. 

It doesn’t mean that you will necessarily be resolved and emotionally at peace with the change after a year. The mental, emotional and physical vibrational levels are often slower to shift. It does however mean that you will have completed one full cycle of processing and the change will be energetically integrated into the constitution of your life. This process is inevitable and it cannot be completed any sooner. It is a universal part of the human experience here on earth.  

The year cycle and the energetic structuring of your life are generated by the earth’s orbit. It is in this cycling, around the sun, that the group environment is established with the constitutional constructs that set the parameters for our existence. Each revolution provides an opportunity to repeat the status quo or to rebuild, restructure and redirect the flow of energy in your life.  Energy in motion will stay in motion on the same path unless effort is applied to redirect it and each cycle will expand the power of repetitive choices, even if the choice is made by defaulting to the status quo. A good reason to consciously choose the course of your life each year. 

In working with the research and development of new energy protocols this greater force, of the earth’s rotation around the sun, was utilized. Each research loop ran for a full year, 24/7. This allowed for the energy protocols to be woven into the fabric of our reality as it is being generated by this journey. For the participants, templates of balance were woven through the constitutional framework of their lives. The structure was set in place to become a part of each year cycle to direct the flow of energy towards greater balance. This is strengthened and reinforced each time the earth orbits. 

A FEW OTHER NOTEWORTHY CYCLES OF CELESTIAL BODIES

The year cycle is just one of many cycles influencing the creation of life on earth. The galactic year cycle is one rotation of our sun and planets around the black hole Sagittarius A residing at the center of the milky way galaxy. Our solar system takes about 225-250 million years to revolve once around the galaxy’s center. The position we find ourselves on this journey is just a blip in the time of one cycle. yet it holds our existence in place and provides the potential from which we draw to create.

Coming back to our solar system, looking within this to our earth environment, there is the moon cycle, roughly one month in duration. This cycle generates its own energy constructs within the whole life framework being created by the earth’s journey around the sun. The moon cycle’s  influences are easy to identify in its effects on the tides, menstrual cycles, sleep and people’s moods. The other planets in our solar system also orbit creating energy movement that influences the earth as well. This is highlighted in the study of astronomy and astrology.   

The day cycle, which is generated by the earth’s rotation on its own axis, is what produces an individual organism’s constitutional constructs. Your circadian rhythm is your connection to this cycling. Over the course of each day you move through the energetic building blocks that constitute your life. This is the roadmap underlying the 24 HR Attunement.  Following the 24 HR Attunement, there is a transformational period over the course of one moon cycle where change can be felt as the attunement balancing integrates into your life. The energy then flows into the year cycle where it is fully assimilated into the framework of your whole life.

ENERGY CYCLES AND THE QUADRATIC NATURE/NURTURE OF LIFE

There are a multitude of energy cycles occurring simultaneously that are influencing life on earth. We can look at another energy cycling created by the earth’s relationship to the sun. There is a flow of energy coming from the sun that is the driver of many earth system processes. It heats up the atmosphere, hydrosphere and the land surface of the geosphere, and it fuels processes in the biosphere. The absorption of energy sets the atmosphere and oceans in motion redistributing energy throughout the environment. This flow of energy from the sun, through the environment and back into space is what defines earth’s climate. 

Your human systems are similarly effected by engagement with the energy of the world as it passes through your body, heart, mind and spirit. This energy, in the form of food, water, sunshine, human touch, learning experiences….is absorbed into your systems. It then redistributes the energy within you, the environment of your living being, and is released back into the world. The four systems hold the quadratic patterning that is repetitively generating human life. All the “Life Components”, the universal building blocks, existing in space, are quadratic in nature.  

Diving into the flow of these cycles we find that life dynamics are quadratic in time as well. We see this in the four phases evident in the life cycle as well as other creation cycles. This repeating pattern is found in the year cycle as it produces the four phases or seasons; spring, summer, autumn and winter. This is the result of the creation process between the earth and the sun. This repeating pattern occurs in human beings as seen in the female menstruation cycle going through it’s four phases; menstruation, the follicular phase, ovulation and the luteal phase. These quadratic phases are evident in world systems as well, not just the planets and organisms living on earth. We see this in the economic cycle as it moves through the expansion, peak, contraction, and trough phases.

REPEATING ENERGY PATTERNS FOR NATURAL EFFICIENCY

Energy in motion generated by the cycles within the time-space continuum often flows in distinct repetitive patterns for a natural efficiency and to maximize the environment present. These ordered, regular patterns seem to simply emerge from the chaotic complexity of moving energy within life. Understanding them allows you to utilize the predictable patterned flow to direct the evolution of your life. I will now briefly touch upon some of the common patterns we see emerging from the chaos of potential that you can find in your day to day life. Expounding on a few key areas to give you and idea of how foundational these are to our lives and to the craft of energy work. 

There is the packing pattern which can be found in the packing of atomic particles or grape clusters. The branching pattern which is seen in lightning, tree limbs, or the branching of the human circulatory system. This pattern distributes nutrients in the most efficient way from the core to all the other parts. The explosion pattern can be found in ice crystals and flower petals. The rapid expansion or bursting forth of energy in this pattern can also look like an outburst of anger, urban development or the spontaneous creation of a work of art. It is the pattern of energy when you have an ah-ha moment or a sudden awakening into a higher level of consciousness.

The meander pattern can be found in the curves and turns within the channel of a waterway or in the contours of sand dunes and brain corals. It is also evident in behavior patterns, mood and work performance over the course of the day. In my work, one place this pattern shows up is in the energy field of multi-generational family structures. Many patterns are passed down to the next generation while others are bigenerational. In the ancient world the meander pattern symbolized the flow of human life or eternity achieved through reproduction. I think they were onto something.    

The spiral pattern is my favorite. It can be seen in the shape of galaxies, hurricanes and bacteria. Spirals allow for larger amounts to be consolidated into a smaller area. This can be seen in the spiral of the Nautilus’ maximizing the use of its protective shell or the sunflower maximizing the number of seeds that can be stuffed into a single sunflower. These particular spirals have fibonacci, also called “divine”, proportions. The double helix of a human DNA molecule, containing the program of life, does as well. This spiral is called the “golden spiral” and it has a growth factor of phi, the golden ratio. This is key to the understanding of growth patterns and the universal functioning of time within space. 

The spiral pattern shows up often when I am working with people’s energy fields. The spiral is the shape that the energy of anxiety takes. In viewing an anxious person’s energy they will often have a spiral of energy pulling them up and out of their body core. It is a creative energy flow moving in an unproductive manner, usually prompted by fear. The spiral pattern is also evident in the repeating cycles of behavior and experiences. For instance, when you feel like you are “in a rut” or are questioning “how did I end up here, AGAIN?” you are in a spiral. The movement of energy through a spiral pattern is either expanding outward encompassing more space with each cycle, as in the progression of a disease, or contracting inward towards the point. The healing of a wound or trauma follows this pattern as one moves incrementally closer to the balance point. 

Pay attention to the cycles and patterns occurring within you. Notice how the constitutional constructs of your life are generated by the natural cycles of energy moving within the time-space continuum. Try to identify the universal patterns emerging from the chaotic potential and appearing in the world around you. Raise your consciousness of these natural cycles and patterns to achieve greater balance as you navigate the constant change and unknown of life unfolding. 

Where does Intuition come from? Opening to Unconscious Cognition

Intuition is a natural part of being human. It is a universal human attribute, yet there is a vast range in how much each person pays attention to intuition or utilizes intuitive information to navigate life. For myself, being an “intuitive” is simply a matter of being hypersensitive and paying close attention to the information coming in. Learning to discern and utilize this information is a skill that anyone can develop.  

Intuition provides the bridge to your Non-Conscious Mind

In our western culture analytical thinking and logic, left brain hemisphere centered activities, are more highly valued than intuition. These left hemisphere mental abilities reside in the conscious part of you which makes up only about 5% of your consciousness as a whole. The conscious part of you is the part that relates to the world and interprets your experiences. In our culture left brain conscious cognitive functioning is prioritized. That leaves 95% of your consciousness and most of the information governing your functioning, outside of conscious range. So how do you get to this valuable information? Intuition is the key. It provides the bridge between the conscious and the non conscious parts of you. It furnishes you with the ability to know things without analytic reasoning. 

Where does Intuition come from?

Intuition comes from within you, specifically your systems; your body, heart, mind and spirit. As you engage life your systems are constantly receiving, processing and responding to the energy of life. Most of this occurs without your conscious awareness. Raising consciousness is simply a matter of tuning in to more of the information you are walking around with everyday. All of the systems work together, interdependently, receiving energy on a physical, emotional, mental and energetic level. There is a massive amount of information coming in each moment through all the different senses and receptor channels. 

Cognitive Functioning occurs both Consciously and Unconsciously

Cognition is the mental process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience and the senses. Your mind system governs your cognitive functioning. Only a small percent of the information is highlighted to form your conscious mind while the vast majority of this information and the functioning of your systems occurs unconsciously. The cognitive functions of the mind include attention, memory, perception, learning, problem solving, language and decision making. 

Unconscious cognition is the performance of these functions and the processing of energy without you being aware of it. To give an example of this; within the body systems, many of your basic needs such as breathing, digesting and making memories is handled by your unconscious cognition. Greater awareness, consciousness, of the information being generated is available through your intuitive channels. 

Where are the Intuitive Channels to your Unconscious Cognition?

There are intuitive channels within all of your systems; body, heart, mind and spirit. I will touch on this by talking about the body systems which are the easiest to relate to. Within your physical body and brain specifically, intuition centers in the right hemisphere. In the brain your intuitive awareness, in the right hemisphere communicates with your cognition in the left hemisphere and becomes a part of your conscious mind. The body as a whole though, is full of neural pathways with receptors (Receptors are biological transducers that convert energy from both external and internal environments into electrical impulses.) which are taking in and interpreting information. 

I will give you a few examples of where you can connect with these neural pathways. Your heart and gut each contain their own neural network, similar to the brain. Your gut network provides an intuitive channel to that “gut feeling” about the physical world and life situations. It is particularly good at warning you about danger.  Whereas, your heart network provides you with an intuitive channel into the meaning of emotional input and life events. This may be experienced as a strong pull towards one thing and a recoiling from another. And finally, the sensory organs are chock full of receptors providing you access to perceive and engage the world around you. Each of your senses provides you with a distinct intuitive channel. This is why intuition is often referred to as the 6th sense, ESP or extra ”sensory” perception because it is most commonly understood as it is expressed through an individual with a heightened sense perception. 

Different Types of Intuitive Channels 

Human beings are intricate and complex in the reception of life and as such intuition takes many forms. When a sense or other receptor is hypersensitive and highly developed it provides a clear channel to the information coming through those particular neural receptors. The key being it is a “clear” channel. To give a few examples of commonly known types; there is clairvoyance (‘clear seeing’), clairaudience (‘clear hearing’), clairalience (‘clear smelling’), clairgustance (‘clear tasting’) and clairsentience (‘clear feeling’) and claircognizance (‘clear cognition’). These intuitive abilities represent an extra-ordinary, beyond the typical range, capability. Intuition is really not all that mysterious when you break it down. 

Opening to your Unconscious Cognition

  1. Stop Dismissing Your Intuition and Practice Paying Attention         

First, you must stop dismissing your intuitive awareness, even if you do not act upon it. Pay attention to those gut feelings, strong emotions when around certain people, inspired thoughts and ideas that seem to come from nowhere,  synchronicities or vivid dreams. Notice the things that pull you, particularly if they seem illogical. Simply make a mental note and approach the experience with curiosity. 

Observe your intuitive awareness and pay attention to when the information proves to be accurate. Ask yourself: How did you receive the information? Was it a vision or dream, something you heard, a gut feeling …? And, how did you feel when it came? Over time you will learn how your human instrument (body, heart, mind and spirit systems integrated into one whole being) works and how you personally access your intuition. You will learn to trust yourself and be able to utilize this information to inform your choices in life. 

  1. Prepare Your Vessel and Create the Time & Space        

Preparing your vessel is essentially clearing out the clutter and distractions to create the room for intuitive awareness to come in. Basic health hygiene plays a role. When you have adequate sleep, nutrition and hydration your body is a clearer channel. The same is true of a healthy heart, mind and spirit. 

Create the time and space to open to your intuitive awareness. Be still, quiet and present. You can meditate or focus on your breath as you clear your mind and heart of distractions. And then just open, allow and notice without challenging what comes, trying to figure out what it means or judging it. Be patient, it takes time and practice just like any new skill you learn. 

  1. Know Yourself and Know Your Filter to Exercise Discernment      

Self awareness is key. Individuals tend to have more clarity in receiving information through particular intuitive channels, than others. The same is true regarding different domains of experience. You may be spot on intuiting in one area of life while others are not within reach. It is important to know these things as you begin to utilize intuitive information to navigate life. Always begin with your clearest channel and domain of experience when integrating this information into your decision making.

Know where your “stuff” is. This can be conditioned beliefs or prejudices that are limiting(not universal), wounding or unresolved issues. Your “stuff” will block or distort your access to clear intuition. Just as it is important to know when you are likely receiving clear information it is equally important to know when you are likely not because you have “stuff” in the way. The only course of action here is to address your issues and blocks to begin to clear out the channels.

Exercising Your Intuitive Muscles 

Once you have a foundation in place of opening to your unconscious cognition, proceed with the following exercises to extricate more intuitive information. 

  1. Ask Questions

Start in a quiet, still place and then pose a question to which you desire the answer. The key here is patience and the willingness to accept that an answer may not come. Wait for the answer. Don’t “think” about it or try to figure it out. Intuition is received, it is not found. Become an empty vessel with the curiosity of a child. Remember, it’s okay if you don’t get an answer, don’t give up, it can take time to develop the ability to listen within. Pay attention to what does come, even if it seems unrelated, just make a mental note of it. 

A truly clear answer will have some form of visceral response attached to it. This can be a body sensation, an emotional surge, a sudden clear view of the situation or an unshakable sense of knowing. These will be the exception rather than the rule in approaching this exercise. This is why it is important not to dismiss the seemingly unrelated information(visions, thoughts, sensation…) that comes before a clear answer does. The key is to keep the energy channel open, the energy flow generated by your curiosity and your focus on receiving the answer. 

  1. Open to a Free Flow Stream of Consciousness 

A stream of consciousness is opened when you allow a flow of energy to move through you and take the form it chooses, rather than you imposing form upon it. This can be done in a variety of ways. Some suggestions you can try are writing, speaking, singing, playing an instrument or drawing. Give yourself a half an hour to write, speak, draw… whatever moves through you. Just begin, don’t wait for inspiration to sing, dance, write… anything. Give yourself (your conscious mind specifically) over to allowing the unconscious parts of you to express. 

Don’t stop to think, analyze or reflect upon what is occurring. Just keep going with whatever is coming through and allow the energy flow of your unconscious awareness to take form for a half an hour. I suggest doing this at least once a week as it stimulates the flow between the conscious and unconscious parts of you. 

  1. Keep a Sensory Journal 

Pick a time, or a few, throughout the day and set an alarm. When the alarm goes off take a few minutes to open and observe what you are sensing through your seven basic senses; tactile(touch), gustatory(taste), olfactory(smell), auditory(hear), vision(see), vestibular(movement) and proprioception(position). Keep a record of your observations. Your focus ought to remain on what you are sensing, drawing conclusions from this information comes later. This is a time to open to your body’s sensory awareness. 

Once a week, read through your sensory journal allowing for clarity to emerge. Notice your sensory response to reading your journal. Don’t analyze the information, just feel it and let it go. Sometimes intuitive awareness will become conscious during this part of the exercise, but not always. Sometimes it will simply stimulate your intuitive receptors and the intuitive awareness will emerge at later time, often when you are not thinking about it. 

Holistic Time Management: How to Navigate the Force of Time

This piece is introducing concepts about the nature of time that I have researched and tested with hundreds of people. The purpose here is to simply introduce the information and not to get into a lengthy explanation. If you have questions please ask, come see me for a one on one session or consider training to learn more.

What is time? We keep track of it with clocks and calendars, but what are we really measuring? We see evidence of time passing, by observing the change that occurs. We live in a constant state of change as the force of time exerts its steady influence. This change can look like circular movement through space; the earth rotating on its axis is what we call a day, the moon orbiting the earth is roughly our month cycle and the earth orbiting the sun, our year cycle. 

Time and Space are interconnected, interdependent and inverse in relationship. Time is not commonly understood beyond the unidirectional flow of matter moving from the past to the future while always remaining in the present. This dimension is considered the fourth dimension and here stops the present day common understanding. In my experience and research, I have found that time and space are equal in measure, each occupying three dimensions. 

Time and space are also opposite in direction. If we look at our day, month and year cycles we find the earth’s rotation on its own axis, the moon’s rotation around the earth and the earth’s rotation around the sun all move through three dimensional space in a counter clockwise direction. This cyclical movement is met with a three dimensional flow of time in the clockwise direction. At the meeting place is where creation occurs.

Time and space come together and propagate the fabric (time/space continuum) of our reality; the perpetual here and now of life. This creation process is similar to the human procreation process and the perpetual unfolding of humanity through the generations. Our lives are dependent upon both time and space just as the procreation of humanity is dependent upon both males and females. 

It is hard to talk about one without talking about the other. The emergence of both time and space, began 13.7 billion years ago with the Big Bang and time has been constantly unfolding since. Our individual lives emerge for but a brief blip in the scope of time. A human life is an embodied expression within space meeting the invisible force of time in equal measure which is received through the experience of living. 

Reality occurs in the present moment at the intersection of time and space.  Time always moves us away from the past and towards the future. Both exert influence on the present, yet, we can never be in the past or future. We can only experience these in our consciousness as residual memories of what has passed or projections about what is to come. It is only in the present moment that we have access and it is here that we must navigate the force of time. A first and essential step to gaining proficiency with time is presence in the moment. 

To deepen our view into the complexities of time and how this force influences the unfolding of life, we need look no further than the 24 hours of the solar day. Over the course of each earth rotation we gain access to the 24 components of life. Our holistic reception of life and the influence of time occurs within a 3 dimensional field with quadratic functionality forming our experience of time in 24 intersecting streams of energy. 

On a body level, the meeting point of time and space happens in the DNA. Our basic nature exists in space coded in our genes. These genes exist within 23 visible chromosomes within the cells. There is a 24th chromosome which is the purely energetic spark of life and our connection to our source of life. Each of the 24 chromosomes is nurtured by time, activating a stream of energy as the earth completes a full cycle/rotation on its axis every 24 hours. 

These 24 distinct streams of energy converge to actualize an individual’s life within the time/space continuum. Working with this level of energy is working with energetic genetics, the underlying blueprint to an individual’s life. The place to start in gaining access to this level comes through attuning one’s circadian rhythm. 

We each have an internal clock to regulate this complex six dimensional flow of energy, the circadian clock. This regulates the rhythm of the day cycle as one’s innate nature meets the nurture of time unfolding in the cyclical movement of the spinning planet we call home. This is our circadian rhythm, which regulates the body and other systems processes through each day. 

Balanced presence in the day cycle is the second step in navigating the force of time. Working with this cycle on an energy level, gives access to the 24 Life Components, all the building blocks constructing one’s life. This is the basis of the monthly 24 HR Attunements where each component is fine tuned. Your natural rhythm in life is aligned with the current environment to attract the nurturing that will serve to actualize your unique potential.  

The Power of Human Consciousness – The Observer Effect

Quantum consciousness 

Human consciousness functions at a quantum level. Thus, to perceive the operations and underlying principles governing how consciousness works we must view it at a quantum level. In the present time, the dark ages in regards to understanding consciousness, our best clues into the mechanics of consciousness reside in the quantum world. 

When we examine the quantum level we find that objects can apparently be in two places at once, this is called a superposition. In the same way, our quantum consciousness is capable of having two mutually exclusive ideas at the same time, or two incongruous feelings about a situation in life, or conflicting pulls in two opposite directions. For movement towards manifesting one idea, acting on one feeling or choosing one direction to proceed and not the others, it requires us to place our conscious focus on that idea, feeling or direction. 

It all begins with observation and the shift of focus to one path. Observation is one of the powers of our quantum consciousness. It may not seem very powerful, in our american bravado culture, to simply observe until you begin to realize the effect it has on your reality. In the highly controversial quest of understanding quantum mechanics and human consciousness I am obviously in the camp of researchers, like the physicist Henry Stapp who believe that the conscious observer plays an essential role in understanding the nature of reality. 

Double slit experiment 

The famous ”double-slit experiment” proved the particle-wave dualistic nature of light. It also raised the question of what influence human consciousness plays in the quantum world. It brought to light the “observer-effect” and demonstrated how even passive observation of quantum phenomena can change the measured result. If you are unfamiliar with this experiment I suggest you read about it. 

In short, imagine shining a beam of light at a screen that contains two closely-spaced parallel slits. Some of the light passes through the slits and strikes another screen. One might expect that each particle would pass through one slit or the other, forming two parallel bars of light on the second screen but that is not at all what happens. What does happen is that the particles go to certain parts of the screen forming alternating bands of light and dark. This is created by two sets of waves overlapping in constructive and destructive interference with each other, creating the light and dark bands respectively. It is as if each particle goes through both slits at the same time and interferes with itself. 

The interesting part of the experiment comes when you add an observer. If a detector is placed by the slits to determine which one a particle is passing through, the wave function collapses and the interference pattern disappears. What you see on the screen is what you would expect, two parallel bars of light. The mere act of observing, of measuring, takes the particle out of the quantum realm and determines its destination. 

The physicist Pascual Jordan, in the 1920s, put it like this: “observations not only disturb what has to be measured, they produce it… ” When we relate this phenomena to the unfolding of our lives, the slits can be compared to the meeting points and openings between our consciousness and our energy. When we observe this we are able to exert influence over the measured outcome of our lives. 

Why does mindfulness work? 

In short, it works because of the observer effect. Going through life distracted, unaware or too disempowered to make a choice creates a haze like the “interference pattern” created in the double slit experiment. All of your conflicting impulses, beliefs, feelings and choices create a cross product influence on the energy of your life. This forms your reality. It can feel like walking through a whiteout snowstorm if you do not exercise your power of observation, allowing other possibilities to collapse. But, when you do utilize observation and consciously choose, it is as if all the scattered snowflakes in the air fall to the ground forming a giant snowball rolling in front of you removing the obstacles in your way. 

Ways to Apply the Observer Effect

…with YourSelf

Presence 

Observe the present moment. Being fully present for life each moment is how one experiences fulfillment. Observe the activity within you and around you. Bring your whole being, your physicality, your emotions, your thoughts and your energy to what is occurring right here, right now. Release distractions pulling you into the past, the future, being in another place or with other people. The ultimate experience of this is being in “The Flow” where all the different parts of the moment merge into one fluid experience that transcends time. 

Mindfulness

Develop the observer part of self and the ability to hold an objective view of your subjective experience. Observe the sensations in your body and what is stimulating those sensations. Are they coming from within or are you responding to your environment. Observe the emotions you are feeling and what is triggering them. Do the same with your thoughts. Observe your patterns of behavior, emotional responses and beliefs. Make note of where they serve you and where they do not. Observe the flow of your energy. Where do you expend your energy? What activities, experiences and relationships energize you? Developing mindfulness is essential to taking charge of your life. Find the activities, practices or tools that help you to develop this skill.

Conscious Choice

Observe the different thoughts, feelings and impulses pulling you in different directions and make a choice. Observe the choice you want. Remember consciousness operates on a quantum level, different possibilities all come into play and create a pattern of interference. The way to clear the interference to your goals in life is to “keep your eye on the prize” so to speak.  This alone will collapse the unwanted possibilities from coming into being. Much of what we create in life is the result of unconscious choice. By raising consciousness and practicing the skill of observation, you will become empowered to create the life you want.

…in Relationship 

Really SEE people

Observe the people you encounter and give them your full attention. It is the greatest gift you can give another. Observe their body language, what is it showing you? Really listen to their thoughts and feelings, objectively without negative judgment. Notice the energy they are sending your way and  open fully to receiving it. If what is being directed towards you is negative then hold your boundaries. Really seeing people puts you in an empowered position to fully take in the relationship potential that is available to meet your needs and it will keep you safe.     

Be Accountable

It has been proven that people behave differently when they know they are being observed, this is the observer effect at work. Use this fact and the people in your life to support the changes you want to make. Partner with someone wishing to make the same changes, for instance working out with a buddy. Or, find someone who knows your objectives and be accountable to them as you take steps towards those goals. Simply allowing yourself to be observed by another who is in support of your well being will have a positive influence in your life.   

Sence with your body, heart, mind and spirit 

Observe the energy exchange between you and others. Utilize the power of observation to notice what is being given and what is being received. Pay attention to the impact an exchange has on each of you. Sense with your body, heart, mind and spirit to perceive the impact on these individual systems. A balanced exchange is one that is open, creative, flowing and equalized. Keep your focus on observing these types of relationship exchanges in particular. Observing these will allow the full benefit of these experiences to come into being and it will attract more of the same.   

…to achieve Universal Balance

Working with the Universal Forms

Observing the energy of any person, thing or situation relative to the universal forms (the 5 platonic solids and the sphere) will provide a clear view of the reality of what is being observed. The universal forms are the models of perfect balance and they provide measurement of how balanced or imbalanced something is. They exist at the meeting point of energy and consciousness and they provide the mainframe design of the reality in which we live.  The universal forms are the most powerful tools we have at our disposal for using the observer-effect to create change in our lives. 

The Seeds of Nurture – Plato got one piece wrong!

The What and Where of the Universal Forms.

I have not studied Plato nor his teachings, yet I feel a deep kindred spirit with him nonetheless. During my own research seeking the most fundamental building blocks within life, I arrived at the same place as Plato; I arrived at the platonic solids, the universal forms.

I will never forget the deep inner (shamanic)  journey when I first connected with the Cube. It was a multisensory experience with an inner vision of a breathtaking glowing cube that accompanied the unshakeable knowing that this was my life’s work. It was such a powerful experience that I proceeded to tell people the great news. This was quite out of character for me but I simply could not contain the powerful force I had opened within me. 

This force would propel me into human research learning how to put these universal forms into practice. It took six years to make my way through the cube, the form of time. This form governs the earth element which produces the force of nurture. At the completion of my inward moving journey through time, I emerged in view of all the universal forms. It would take another four years to complete my first pass through them all, just scratching the surface in understanding the wisdom contained within.

What are the universal forms? 

They are the most fundamental building blocks constructing reality and providing the ideal blueprint of perfect balance. The universal forms provide the structure and shape of the universe and they govern the unfolding of life. They are the constants within our continually changing world. This knowledge has been around for 1000’s of years, and it continues to draw people’s attention despite the scientific community dropping the ball with this valuable information. 

Scientific study seeks to investigate and understand the natural world. From Plato’s time to the present scientists have focused on energy, the medium of nature, in its differing states from the density of matter to the highest vibrations that can be measured. Plato himself attributed the universal forms to nature and this is not inherently wrong as the forms are evidenced here, but it is only half the picture. 

The forms are holistic and to truly understand them requires a view of the whole. The counterpart to nature is nurture, and the medium of nurture is consciousness. The universal forms encompass both nature and nurture and are evidenced in both. They govern the dynamic interplay between energy and consciousness, the media of life. Scientific study abandoned the universals to explore the particulars of energy. It has failed to incorporate the influence of consciousness. 

Energy and consciousness have a dualistic dynamic that can be understood through the Yin-Yang principle. A holistic view, where the universals exist, encompasses both energy and consciousness in the interchange and interplay of these two media. Our universe is built on these types of dualities. Other examples of competing and complementary forces include dark and light, male and female, night and day. They are not static nor mutually exclusive, life depends on both. 

Energy being the substance of nature, it forms the outer expression, or yang of life. Consciousness being the substance of nurture, it forms the reception, or yin, of life. Both are essential for life to exist. Thus, the study of one alone will not provide a full view of the workings of life. The keys to understanding this dualistic relationship lie in the universals and these hold the form of the platonic solids. The platonic solids are sometimes referred to as the Seeds of Nature, but they are equally applicable as the Seeds of Nurture. It is only through the study of consciousness, in equal measure to the study of energy, and the interplay between the two that the universal forms and the unified field will be understood.

Where are the universal forms? 

The universals can be found encompassing the whole of life, as well as within the space between the dualistic parts. In the context I am speaking they can be accessed at the meeting point of energy and consciousness. This can be approached from the perspective of observing the energy of consciousness or from the other direction, observing the consciousness of energy. 

The forces of nature and nurture are directional. The force of nature moves energy outward while the force of nurture moves consciousness inward. It is precisely at this edge of the inner and outer parts of existence that anyone can connect with the universal forms. The universals construct the “veil”, as it is often referenced. This exists at the crossing point between the inner and the outer realms. Piercing the veil occurs when one connects with a universal view. This same access, to this view, can be found within any of life’s fundamental dualities. 

This can be taken a step further. Working with the universal forms in an applied way can effect change in both directions. The universal forms open the flow of source energies and they are the tools of our free will. They govern the influence of energy on consciousness and consciousness on energy. Thus, they can be applied in a medicinal way to restore balance in both. It is the latter influence that I will discuss next month in looking at the power of human consciousness and the observer effect. Mastering the observer within oneself is the way to exercise the power of free will and to consciously create in life.