Culture of Conformity

We live in a culture of conformity and manufactured consent. Even people who think their thoughts are their own are often just regurgitating the talking points they see on the news. People often repost the arguments of others without even knowing whose words they are posting or whether or not that person has an agenda. Mainstream news is compromised by conflicts of interest and the fact that they accept massive advertising campaigns from big Pharma. They also often simply reprint press release-based propaganda that comes from the government or institutions without doing their own independent research. If the mainstream media were truly looking out for our best interests, they would no longer align with political parties, and they would stop accepting advertising from pharmaceutical companies or companies that are politically motivated. When censorship becomes the norm, we have to ask who determines what’s true and what their motivations are. When all you have to do is label something a conspiracy theory without actually discussing it in your own words, you’re not thinking independently any more. What you’re doing is resorting to ad hominem attacks, or insults, which is intellectually lazy. You’re trusting someone else to think for you. You can’t claim intellectual superiority if you’re not willing to do the work.

The Akashic Records

The Akashic records are thought to be a repository of every thought, word, and deed of every living being in the past, present, and future. They are a record of each soul’s journey through the infinite, without judgment. The idea of the Akashic records seems to have come from Tibetan monks, who said the records could be found in the “akasha,” “ether,” or space element. The ether is thought to be the fundamental fabric of reality, from which all of material reality emerged.
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Contemporary physicist Ervin Laszlo explores the idea of the Akasha from the perspective of science, concluding that we can find templates here for human ideals such as harmony and equanimity. If Laszlo is correct, we can use the Akashic Records not merely as a tool for personal reflection, but also as a sort of blueprint to aid in the evolution of humanity.
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If your goal was to help humanity evolve in order to reach a place of higher consciousness, you might start by asking in your meditation to be shown where humanity is at currently in its level of consciousness and where we are intended to go. You might ask how you can best contribute to this growth and forward progress. You could also ask for guidance and support from spirit guides and see if they have any messages to give you.
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People usually access the Akashic Records through meditation or while dreaming. Typical experiences might include meeting guides, visions of exploring a temple-like library reminiscent of an ethereal library of Alexandra and reading from the tombs on the shelves, or auditory messages or instructions. Some report seeing movies of past lives appearing before them.
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You may or may not see any spirit guides in your meditation to visit the Akashic Records. Everyone is different, and everyone has different things that are coming here to see and learn. I think I see my spirit guides here because it’s a message I need to hear. I often feel like an outlier in life, going against the norm. Seeing myself surrounded by supporters is part of what I need to maintain a level of high vibration and belief in myself, without falling into depression or despair.
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The Fear of Death

“The conquest of the fear of death is the recovery of life’s joy. One can experience an unconditional affirmation of life only when one has accepted death, not as contrary to life, but as an aspect of life. Life in its becoming is always shedding death, and on the point of death. The conquest of fear yields the courage of life.” – Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth
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The fear of death is the most common fear we all have, to some extent, as a survival instinct, but this fear can be mitigated by realizing we are eternal and our consciousness can never actually be harmed. You cannot have life without death. The earth could not continue to sustain new life and evolve without death also existing in tandem with rebirth.
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My father-in-law, a professed atheist, often talks about how paralyzed he is by the thought of dying. I know that if he had some sort of spiritual practice and belief in the eternal, his soul would be at peace. Unfortunately, atheism is a sort of religion of logic for some people, and in his case at least, he refuses to give up the dogma of skepticism, even for a minute.
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Joseph Campbell in The Power of Myth talks about the importance of myths as helping to give us stories that help us to understand our lives through the framework of imaginative visualization and storytelling. Every indigenous culture had myths that were passed down from one generation to the next – stories about why we were here and what we should be doing, the spiritual realm, and a belief in the hereafter.
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One could argue that a belief in the idea of the divine and eternal soul is a necessary component to living without anxiety in the world. Spiritual practices have been around for as long as there have been people on the planet. It’s as necessary a part of living a happy and fulfilled life as the air we breathe or the food we eat.
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Temperance & The Tarot

Major arcana card Temperance – discover the balance between spiritual and earthly concerns. You are not bound to mundane matters unless you choose to be. Comment below for a free private tarot card reading with reiki.
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A Course in Miracles and Dis-ease

“Sickness is a defense against the truth. But I am not a body. So I can not be sick. No one can heal unless he understands what purpose sickness seems to serve. For then, he understands as well, its purpose has no meaning … Sickness is a decision. It is not a thing that happens to you … it is a choice you make … No illusions can remain where truth has been allowed to enter. I will accept the truth of what I am, and let my mind be wholly healed today … healing will flash across your open mind, as peace and truth arise to take the place of war and vain imaginings … I have forgotten what I really am, for I mistook my body for myself.” – A Course in Miracles (ACIM)
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ACIM says that sickness is an illusion. It advises us that we only get sick because we believe that it’s possible to get sick. “Miracles enable you to heal the sick … they heal because they deny body-identification and affirm spirit-identification.” When I think back to my experience of self-healing from pneumonia, I can see how the shift occurred when I stopped identifying with the disease. Instead, I began to heal by visualizing my belief in being well, which was further helped along by the feelings of love I channeled through energy healing. Love is always a return to source and a return to truth.
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Dis-ease could be seen as a form of anxiety with the belief in separation lying at its root. It’s the ultimate cognitive dissonance to at once be eternal and one with God and at the same time to believe that there is anything we lack. ACIM says the truth is that we are sleeping in the arms of God this whole time, and that earth reality is merely a dream we wake up from eventually. The book says there are no such things as disease, sin, guilt, or fear because these are all just part of the dream of something that never really happened. If ACIM is correct, the way to overcome disease altogether is by raising consciousness to the point where we collectively agree to no longer believe in the disease in the first place.
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Art by Victor Stabin.

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A Course in Miracles

Instead of a new world order, how about a divine order? Often referred to as “The New Age Bible,” few works have done as much to popularize the New Age movement or modern mysticism as “A Course in Miracles”. The book was written in 1976 by Helen Schucman, but it really took off after it was discussed in 1992 by Marianne Williamson on The Oprah Winfrey Show. The book is written as a curriculum for those who wish to achieve spiritual transformation. Schucman said the text, which is very densely written and difficult to always interpret without a workbook or group, was dictated to her word for word by Jesus. She said that on October 21, 1965, an “inner voice” told her: “This is a Course in Miracles, please take notes.”
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Among the main principles of “A Course in Miracles” is the idea that everything involving space, time, and perception is an illusion. God is the only truth and reality, and all of life as we perceive it is one life, dreaming of separation and fragmentation. In this space-time dream, perception is fueled by what it originated from: separation, judgment, and attack. The thought that keeps this process going is the ego. The book advises us to move from a state of mindlessness to a state of mindfulness, since our “right mind” is outside time-space and cannot be harmed by wordly attacks.
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According to the book, seeing “the face of Christ” in all living things is the way to ultimately awaken from the dream and return to the eternity of God. Ultimately, this means the end of individuality and the egoic self. The workbook that comes with the course says that it will help recondition the mind from “condemnation out of fear” to “forgiveness out of love.” It defines “miracle” as the conscious choice to make that mental shift out of fear into love.
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Turn off the News

If there’s one bit of advice I would offer to anyone struggling emotionally right now, it would be to turn off the news. I haven’t watched televised news “programming” in over a decade because I started to recognize how much of it is fear based and oriented on group think and manufactured consent, not to mention the ways they are compromised by advertising, political biases, and conflicts of interest. If you want to stay informed, read your news online, instead. Televised news tends to appeal to people’s emotions more and can be a source of propaganda and mob mentality. Seriously, just go one week without watching it and start to feel your own emotions and intuition starting to come back to you. We don’t need to be told how to feel by others. Everything you need is inside of you already.
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Love and Attachment

Those who talk incessantly of freedom, deep down are afraid to love fully with their whole hearts. Those who speak of longing and attachment mistakenly believe that the love they seek is outside them. Those who stay with those who abuse them are afraid to be alone. In every case, the challenge lies in overcoming fear and understanding that everything we need, we contain within ourselves already.
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Does this mean we shouldn’t be attached to others? If the feelings that an attachment brings are mostly supportive and positive, then it’s probably helping you to have this partnership. A team can often accomplish more together than alone. We can also learn a lot from the experience of love – we learn the value of trust, and we are reminded of what it is like to love and be loved unconditionally. If you feel conflicted, off balance, anxious, or depressed over a relationship, this is your soul’s way of telling you something is wrong that needs to be let go.
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Do attachments exist at all on the soul level? Not in the same way that attachments are manifested here on earth. From the perspective of the soul, we gravitate towards those who we vibrate with most strongly. As long as both souls continue to feel growth, love, and contribution, they see no reason to part.
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The soul does not behave according to definitions, labels, or rules. The soul loves what it loves. It’s important to recognize that the earth rules are constantly changing. Just a couple of decades ago, we were much less accepting of homosexuality than we are today, for example. Many cultures in India and the Middle East still see it as improper for a woman to go out in public with her shoulders, calves, or face exposed.
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This shows the subjective nature of what is socially acceptable. The soul, however, is unfettered by the judgments of others and stands completely naked as pure light. The soul is fearless, and it is our work here on earth to get back to the realization of our true nature.
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Unconditional Love

If there is one great, guiding principle that will bring about peace and spiritual fulfillment, it is the practice of unconditional love. Unconditional love is the highest form of love because it asks for nothing in return from the other person. Unconditional love is completely accepting of the other person, flaws and all. While many of us may have experienced unconditional love with close family members, it becomes more challenging to extend this same level of love to neighbors or strangers. This reveals the mistrust and the double standards we carry towards the world “out there.”
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I have personally experienced both conditional and unconditional love. My husband loves me mostly unconditionally. I say “mostly unconditionally” because I recognize that, had I been unattractive in some way to him on the surface, the relationship probably would not have had the fuel needed to sustain a marriage. The same is true for me. There has to be some element of chemistry in order for a romantic relationship to exist. A certain degree of conditional love is present in nearly every marriage, at least initially, before it deepens into something more. When we met, I had no money and very little prospects. I know he is not with me for those reasons. It must be harder for people with greater abundance to know if those were factors that influenced their relationships in some way. The love we feel for our son is unconditional. We love him because he is part of us. We love him in spite of any shortcomings.
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How do we possibly get to a point of being able to unconditionally love and trust someone we don’t even know? By recognizing that we are eternal and our true selves can never actually be harmed. We surrender our doubts to the divine. What I’m talking about is a kind of radical acceptance. It’s dissolving the walls between us so you see others as extensions of yourself and the divine, care for them as family, and love all of humanity unconditionally, even if you do not condone their actions. This is our greatest calling, our divine purpose.
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