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Acoustic Levitation

Acoustic pressure waves are generated to cancel each other out, forming standing waves that create columns with the power to levitate objects whose weights are within the parameters of the frequencies of the pressure waves. There’s a lot of awesome eye candy, here.

One is reminded of course of the alternative theories that a similar technology was used to create the megalithic structures and temple complexes of the ancient world, including the Pyramids of Giza.

Acoustic Levitation

How Personal Transformation Works: Just Observe the Natural World

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4th June, 2017

By Rachel Horton White

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Have you ever noticed that our own lives are reflected in nature? That we are actually so connected to our Earth that all that exists within it can be viewed as the macrocosm of our personal development as souls?

While connecting with the Earth the other day, literally putting my hands in the soil, I had a flash of insight about what I’d been experiencing internally…

During the process of pulling up small roots to make room for a vegetable garden in our backyard, I noticed that these entrails would often lead to bigger, more intricate and twisted roots deep in the dirt. They would wind around each other sometimes in tangled webs, with each sinew leading to another in some deeper, unknown part of the soil. I would break one off, knowing that a piece of another was still stuck in the soil — something I would have to deal with later. But at least I had gotten a good section of it out and taken care of the task at hand.

In this excavation, I was reminded of the work I’ve been doing to release some stuck energy. I’d been learning about cord-cutting, the energetic separation of ties that bind us to other people and objects in our lives. These are connections established when people interact emotionally. When based in love, the cord is vibrant, healthy one. When based in conflict or fear (or co-dependency), the cord is darker and heavier, like an unwanted root that needs to be pulled out or cut.

As with an invasive weed, if we just cut off the base with shears, we take care of it for the time being. But there will still be more work to do — more self-defeating beliefs will still pop up later. Instead, we can take some time, digging in deep to find the source of that root, clearing the dirt around it and creating some space to find the extent of it. And then, when all that is done, we gently pull the root up until it comes out once and for all.

But, we must spend some time examining what we no longer want to carry with us to begin the process of intentionally separating from what is dragging us down.

In my own life, I have been cutting a lot of my own rooted, unhealthy cords. Not just cords to other people, but cords to my own past. To beliefs that I have been carrying with me for a long time. What I like to call false stories. I have come to understand that some of these stories were connected to other lifetimes – lifetimes of being an intuitive, a “witch” even. In a past life regression visualization, I saw myself being persecuted. I was weird, scary, or maybe just too mysterious. So that translates to my fear of being out in the open with my true self, a fear of “being seen,” in my current reality.

I have been told for many years that I can and should become a psychic, or even a medium. But I was scared of that too, frightened of what it would entail. I have experienced some darkness from the world of Spirit, when I was in a negative emotional space as a teenager, and I was afraid of what might come in – like opening Pandora’s box. And while I have learned to operate only in Divine light, which protects me at all times, those fears still emerge at times.

Having worked on my root excavation over and over, I have come to believe that I can truly help people with my intuitive gifts. So I am opening to this potential in myself. It started first in my dreams, when I would visit with deceased acquaintances or loved ones who ask me to communicate a message to a living friend. I knew that my spirit was connecting with theirs, so I would do their bidding and help provide some comfort by conveying this information to their relative/friend.

But actually connect with spirits in my waking life? No way. That was for psychic mediums with crystal balls. I didn’t have that ability, and besides, I might be laughed at or might start having spirits following me around all of the time (sounds kind of creepy, right?).

Thankfully, I’ve had a revelation in recent days. That I need to overcome these fears so I can come into who I really am and who I have been in many lifetimes. And that is that, like the owl (my spirit animal) with its eyes seeing clearly in the dark of night, I have a way of seeing into people’s souls, through illusions and into truth.  I can help them look into the uncomfortable and hidden areas that they need to see, places that their Ego selves may prevent them from accessing in everyday life. They can begin to understand what incredible potential and power lies deep within them. They can access their true beings so their inner light can shine and help heal a world that badly needs it.

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So how does this all connect with Nature? Nature is my teacher. Nature is helping me heal myself so I can bring the lessons I’ve learned, and the teachings from the Spirit world and from the Earth, to those that need to hear.

When I dig in the dirt, I forget about my worries. I am making the soil ready for my baby seedlings to thrive. When I dig in the dirt, I feel more connected with the Earth. I notice that the truth about being human is similar to the all that exists in Nature. When I dig in the dirt, I learn about myself and what I want to uncover.

If we look closer at the natural state of our world, we can see how the laws of Nature also apply to the inner workings of our lives, to our personal growth. Abundance, for instance, is a universal property that should also come naturally to us humans, for water flows freely and leaves grow abundantly. Money is a form of energy, but is only one form of abundance. If we can let our attachment to a piece of paper go, we can understand that abundance comes in many forms (friends, good health, food, and yes, even money too).

But change doesn’t happen overnight, in spite of our modern society’s addiction to the quick-fix solution (“Isn’t there something I can take for that?”). Plants don’t grow overnight either – a seed is planted, and it needs sun, water, and soil to grow. When making transformations in our lives, we need to practice patience and make sure the right ingredients are there for our own growth (like gratitude, trust, learning lessons and taking risks).  If something didn’t work, we don’t just give up and never try to grow anything again – no, maybe we need more sun this time, or better soil. Or more support from friends, or more mind-nourishment (meditation).

As part of our paradigm shift into an age of unity, no longer in an age of separation, we are learning to re-establish our connection with the Earth, with Nature. We can learn from the natural rhythms of Nature. And not just for our own nourishment and safety. We can learn from the Earth, from the wisdom and qualities of animals here to teach us about ourselves as humans. We can learn from the natural laws and properties of Nature and similarly apply those to our own soul evolution. Personal growth over time is like a leaf carried by the current of the flowing river. Sometimes the leaf gets stuck in an eddy, but the hand of the Divine usually helps it out as long as it doesn’t fight the current. Like digging up the entirety of roots deeply entrenched in soil, we can work through our stuck beliefs to allow the vegetables and flowers of our lives to fully blossom and grow.

It is when we intentionally re-connect with the Earth, when we trust in the Earth and in the lessons it has to teach us, that our own healing unfolds. And then our expansion into our full, limitless potential can truly begin.

Updated NASA Data: Global Warming Not Causing Any Polar Ice Retreat

James Taylor, Contributor
May 19, 2015 9:53 AM 1,444,221

Updated data from NASA satellite instruments reveal the Earth’s polar ice caps have not receded at all since the satellite instruments began measuring the ice caps in 1979. Since the end of 2012, moreover, total polar ice extent has largely remained above the post-1979 average. The updated data contradict one of the most frequently asserted global warming claims – that global warming is causing the polar ice caps to recede.

The timing of the 1979 NASA satellite instrument launch could not have been better for global warming alarmists. The late 1970s marked the end of a 30-year cooling trend. As a result, the polar ice caps were quite likely more extensive than they had been since at least the 1920s. Nevertheless, this abnormally extensive 1979 polar ice extent would appear to be the “normal” baseline when comparing post-1979 polar ice extent.

Updated NASA satellite data show the polar ice caps remained at approximately their 1979 extent until the middle of the last decade. Beginning in 2005, however, polar ice modestly receded for several years. By 2012, polar sea ice had receded by approximately 10 percent from 1979 measurements. (Total polar ice area – factoring in both sea and land ice – had receded by much less than 10 percent, but alarmists focused on the sea ice loss as “proof” of a global warming crisis.)

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A 10-percent decline in polar sea ice is not very remarkable, especially considering the 1979 baseline was abnormally high anyway. Regardless, global warming activists and a compliant news media frequently and vociferously claimed the modest polar ice cap retreat was a sign of impending catastrophe. Al Gore even predicted the Arctic ice cap could completely disappear by 2014.

In late 2012, however, polar ice dramatically rebounded and quickly surpassed the post-1979 average. Ever since, the polar ice caps have been at a greater average extent than the post-1979 mean.

Now, in May 2015, the updated NASA data show polar sea ice is approximately 5 percent above the post-1979 average.

During the modest decline in 2005 through 2012, the media presented a daily barrage of melting ice cap stories. Since the ice caps rebounded – and then some – how have the media reported the issue?

The frequency of polar ice cap stories may have abated, but the tone and content has not changed at all. Here are some of the titles of news items I pulled yesterday from the front two pages of a Google News search for “polar ice caps”:

Climate change is melting more than just the polar ice caps

2020: Antarctic ice shelf could collapse

An Arctic ice cap’s shockingly rapid slide into the sea

New satellite maps show polar ice caps melting at ‘unprecedented rate’

The only Google News items even hinting that the polar ice caps may not have melted so much (indeed not at all) came from overtly conservative websites. The “mainstream” media is alternating between maintaining radio silence on the extended run of above-average polar ice and falsely asserting the polar ice caps are receding at an alarming rate.

To be sure, receding polar ice caps are an expected result of the modest global warming we can expect in the years ahead. In and of themselves, receding polar ice caps have little if any negative impact on human health and welfare, and likely a positive benefit by opening up previously ice-entombed land to human, animal, and plant life. Nevertheless, polar ice cap extent will likely be a measuring stick for how much the planet is or is not warming.

The Earth has warmed modestly since the Little Ice Age ended a little over 100 years ago, and the Earth will likely continue to warm modestly as a result of natural and human factors. As a result, at some point in time, NASA satellite instruments should begin to report a modest retreat of polar ice caps. The modest retreat – like that which happened briefly from 2005 through 2012 – would not be proof or evidence of a global warming crisis. Such a retreat would merely illustrate that global temperatures are continuing their gradual recovery from the Little Ice Age. Such a recovery – despite alarmist claims to the contrary – would not be uniformly or even on balance detrimental to human health and welfare. Instead, an avalanche of scientific evidence indicates recently warming temperatures have significantly improved human health and welfare, just as warming temperatures have always done.

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Popular Painkiller Blunts Feelings of Joy, Pleasure and Empathy

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30th May, 2017

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Empathy is in decline. Even former President Barack Obama’s memorial speech in Tucson, Arizona, called on Americans to “sharpen our instincts for empathy” — which has apparently taken a sharp downward turn over the last several decades. Many who read this will think, “Who cares?” Bingo! With that one thought, we just pinpointed the problem.

In 2010, research published in “SAGE Journals”, titled: “Changes in Dispositional Empathy in American College Students Over Time: A Meta-Analysis” examined the declining levels of empathy among college students. Using questionnaire responses from nearly 14,000 students, the team found the average level of “empathic concern” — where people feel sympathy for the misfortunes of others — fell by 48 percent between 1979 and 2009. The ability to imagine the other’s point of view declined 34 percent throughout the same period as well. The most notable drop was between 2000 and 2009.

While the study didn’t explore why empathy is in such steep decline, the authors believe narcissism among young people, the rise of personal technology and media, shrinking family size (dealing with siblings may teach empathy) and the pressure to excel academically and professionally, all play a role in the decrease of empathy. (See: Wealth and Social Media Breed Narcissism and Lack of Empathy, Says New Research.)

However, findings published last year in the journal “Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience” discovered another surprising reason as to why empathy is on a downward spiral: widespread use of the painkiller acetaminophen.

Link Between Lack of Empathy and Widely Used Painkiller

A study at Ohio State University found that participants who took acetaminophen (commonly found in over-the-counter painkillers) then learned about the misfortunes of others, showed less empathy than those who didn’t take the painkiller.

“These findings suggest other people’s pain doesn’t seem as big of a deal to you when you’ve taken acetaminophen,” said co-author Dominik Mischkowski, a former Ph.D. student at Ohio State, who now is at the National Institutes of Health. “Acetaminophen can reduce empathy as well as serve as a painkiller.”

The study was conducted by Mischkowski, along with colleague Baldwin Way, an assistant professor of psychology and member of the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center’s Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research; and Jennifer Crocker, Ohio Eminent Scholar in Social Psychology and professor of psychology at Ohio State.

In the first experiment, 40 healthy college students were given a liquid containing 1,000 mg of acetaminophen (a third of the maximum recommended daily dose for adults). A second group of 40 participants drank a placebo solution.

After waiting an hour for the drug to take effect, the students read about eight situations involving either physical or emotional pain — like someone deeply cut with a knife or a person mourning the recent death of their father. Next, participants rated the intensity of pain they believed the people had suffered in each scenario. Those who took acetaminophen rated the pain less severe than the placebo group.

“We don’t know why acetaminophen is having these effects, but it is concerning,” said Dr. Way. He adds, “Empathy is important. If you are having an argument with your spouse and you just took acetaminophen, this research suggests you might be less understanding of what you did to hurt your spouse’s feelings.”

For the second experiment, 114 college students were given either acetaminophen or a placebo. They received four 2-second blasts of loud noise and were asked to rate the level of unpleasantness for themselves, and then rate how unpleasant the blasts would be for an anonymous person. People who took the painkiller rated the blasts less unpleasant for both themselves and others, compared to the placebo group.

“Because empathy regulates prosocial and antisocial behavior, these drug-induced reductions in empathy raise concerns about the broader social side effects of acetaminophen, which is taken by almost a quarter of adults in the United States each week,” the authors concluded.

Acetaminophen — which is the main ingredient in Tylenol, an over-the-counter painkiller — is found in over 600 medicines and is the most common drug ingredient in the United States. Every week, 23 percent of American adults (around 52 million people) use some form of pharmaceutical containing acetaminophen, according to the Consumer Healthcare Products Association.

Not only does the drug impact our level of empathy, but earlier research by Dr. Way and his colleagues established that it also blunts positive emotions like joy and pleasure. (See: Tylenol Kills Emotions As Well As Pain, Study Reveals.) In the study, half the participants took a dose of 1,000 mg of acetaminophen, while the other half received a placebo. After waiting an hour, each group was given the same test, where they viewed a sequence of photographs that are designed to trigger either positive or negative emotions.

“People who took acetaminophen didn’t feel the same highs or lows as did the people who took placebos,” noted Dr. Way.

Previous research has demonstrated the ability of acetaminophen to ease both physical and psychological pain, but this was the first study of its kind to show how it also reduces positive feelings.

It’s currently unknown whether other pain relievers — such as aspirin or ibuprofen — have the same effect on joy, pleasure and empathy as acetaminophen.

How to Reverse the Tide of War.

A Global People’s Movement. Say No to Nuclear War

A necessary condition for bringing down the rulers is to question their legitimacy and eventually dismantle their propaganda campaign.

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research, May 03, 2017
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“Throughout the history of mankind there have been murderers and tyrants; and while it may seem momentarily that they have the upper hand, they have always fallen.” (Mahatma Gandhi)

“The United States has discarded pretensions to international legality and decency, and embarked on a course of raw imperialism run amok.” (William Rockler, Nuremberg Tribunal prosecutor)

Except for fools and madmen, everyone knows that nuclear war would be an unprecedented human catastrophe. …

In a 2-megaton explosion over a fairly large city, buildings would be vaporized, people reduced to atoms and shadows, outlying structures blown down like matchsticks and raging fires ignited. And if the bomb were exploded on the ground, an enormous crater, like those that can be seen through a telescope on the surface of the Moon, would be all that remained where midtown once had been.” (Carl Sagan, Nuclear Winter, 1983)

“Today there is an imminent risk of war with the use of that kind of weapon and I don’t harbor the least doubt that an attack by the United States and Israel against the Islamic Republic of Iran would inevitably evolve towards a global nuclear conflict.

In a nuclear war the “collateral damage” would be the life of all humanity. Let us have the courage to proclaim that all nuclear or conventional weapons, everything that is used to make war, must disappear!”  (Fidel Castro Ruz, Conversations with Michel Chossudovsky, October 12-15, 2010)

I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones”. (Albert Einstein)

When a US sponsored nuclear war becomes an “instrument of peace”, condoned and accepted by the World’s institutions and the highest authority including the United Nations, there is no turning back: human society has indelibly been precipitated headlong onto the path of self-destruction. 

The anti-war movement is dead, nuclear war is not front page news.

What are the countervailing forces which might prevent this war from occurring? There are numerous ongoing forces at work within the US State apparatus, the US Congress, the Pentagon and NATO which are confronting the Trump administration.

The main force which could prevent this war from occurring comes from the base of society, requiring forceful antiwar action by hundreds of millions of people across the land, nationally and internationally.

People must mobilize not only against this diabolical military agenda, the authority of the State and its officials must also be challenged.

This war can be prevented if people forcefully confront their governments, pressure their elected representatives, organize at the local level in towns, villages and municipalities, spread the word, inform their fellow citizens regarding the implications of a nuclear war, initiate debate and discussion within the armed forces.

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The holding of mass demonstrations and antiwar protests is not enough. What is required is the development of a broad and well organized grassroots antiwar network which challenges the structures of power and authority.

What is required is a mass movement of people which forcefully challenges the legitimacy of war, a global people’s movement which criminalizes war


 The Radical Revolution of Being Yourself

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April 30th, 2017

By Parvati Devi

Guest writer for Wake Up World

One of the pivotal quotes that shaped my life growing up was from one of my favorite musical icons, David Bowie: “The worst trick God can play is to make you an artist, but a mediocre one.” Internalizing my version of his message, my motto became through high school and university that I would rather be an A or an F student than a C student.

Living by that belief, I developed two distinct personality traits. Either I would edit myself to please people with niceties, or I would plow through life with a fiery feistiness. Both extremes were fueled by a drive for what I understood to be “perfection”. The tension that lay between these two, and the fervour I put into trying to be “perfectly A” or “perfectly F”, eventually consumed my health and wellbeing.

By the end of high school and into my first year of university, I was exhausted and stressed because I was not being authentically myself. Though it took me completing university and facing the rest of my life to figure it out, I eventually realized that I had allowed other people’s voices, wishes and dreams to unconsciously run my life. My feistily polite drive for “perfection” was based on the fear that if I were myself, I would not be loved.

I share this because I believe this fear is not unique to me, but is surprisingly common. Sometimes in early childhood, and sometimes as residue from past lifetimes, we form the idea that we must be a certain way in order to receive the love we need to feel safe in the world. In many cases, we may not be aware that we have developed this belief. We only know that when we consider making a change, we may feel anxiety and resistance without knowing why.

In the process of trying to come to terms with which inner voices were mine and which were not, I discovered that my extreme personality traits were like healthy qualities on steroids. Through various illnesses and harsh life lessons, I learned to dial down the intensity of my attachment to an idea of perfection. I redirected the root energy that was driving it into more life-affirming expressions. I discovered that within my drive were many strong qualities, such as immense creativity, powerful zeal and an ability to harness raw momentum out of almost any situation. These qualities became my allies.

Drawing upon this, I learned to honour my inner voice rather than cater to the voice of others. I am fond of the late self-help author Debbie Ford’s shadow work approach. It helps transform lives, not by trying to get rid of “bad” qualities, but by finding the hidden teachings in all.

Learning to be true to myself has meant letting go of a lot of excess. I have had to look at releasing a tendency to become entangled in what others think. I needed to look at my defensiveness, learning to soften a general, ongoing feeling of being judged or attacked. I have had to watch the death of my niceties and my feisties so that I could find the courage to go within and fiercely honour my own unique rhythm and voice.

As I began to live a more soul-directed life, I realized that doing so was not really the norm. Looking back at the construct I had started to leave behind, I saw that though on the surface it seemed that society supported excellence, the pull to live in the status quo was stronger in the collective consciousness. It seemed most people were satisfied with fitting in and being “normal”.

Why Be Normal??

Midway through university, I started to wear a pin on my coat that asked the question: “Why be normal?” I meant it as a provocative and sincere question as to what normality really meant to the world at large and to anyone who noticed me wearing it.

What I came to realize is that there is nothing wrong with being an A, B, C, D or F student, if that is who you truly are. We each are unique expressions of a divine force and it is our job to discover what that is and express it in our life. The problem is, most of us go through life on autopilot, as though we are asleep, wondering why life feels like a bad dream, tending to react to our unconscious thoughts and desires rather than learning to live fully and authentically.

When you begin to wake up, you start to see what the mindfulness teacher Jon Kabat-Zinn calls “the full catastrophe” of our lives. You learn to see the depth of your reactivity, the ways you give your power away to people and things because you perceive the source of love and happiness to be outside yourself. Deeper still, you learn to touch and be present for the silent voices like “I can’t” or “I am not loved” or “I am unworthy” that unconsciously influence your thoughts and actions.

When you come upon these old, hidden places within us, be willing to pause and befriend them, rather than run from them in an attempt to deny any pain you may feel. By welcoming your fullest self, you access your power. You learn to see that your dreams are feasible, and that you have all you need to realize them. You understand that your main obstacle has been yourself (no one else) and the antagonistic way you have seen the world.

I began to find my own response to the question “why be normal?” as I followed an impulse, a powerful yet quiet force that lay waiting behind my conscious thoughts. It was within me and made no logical sense. But did that matter? I felt alive. I felt open. I felt connected. And in so doing, I was a better, more inspired and loving person.

In learning to find our unique rhythms, we need to try things out. I went through a phase of sporting short, electric purple hair with fluorescent blue eyebrows. My regular dress was multi-coloured body paint hidden mysteriously under a wardrobe of solid black. Only after a phase of leopard skin, tutus and combat boots, followed by a love affair with haute couture, did I reveal my joy of full colour. That was when I got rid of everything black.

When I was living in New York City, I went through a phase where everywhere I went, I carried a rubber goldfish in the palm of my hand, that I called “Fishy”. There was no sense in it. It was my own whimsical performance-art piece. The jelly-like goldfish was my friend, so it went where I went. People got used to it and accepted it. It was funny. It made people pause, do a double take and laugh. I loved that pause. I loved the space it gave because it allowed for more authentic connections as we stepped out of “normal”.

A friend of mine from New York, Kelly Cutrone, published a book a few years ago called Normal Gets You Nowhere that shares her own brand of self-love. She believes normalcy inhibits the unique gifts everyone can offer the world and doesn’t necessarily bring happiness. I agree with Kelly that when we are true to who we are, it’s easier to be honest, it’s easier to be compassionate, and the world is a much better place.

Fierce Courage and Compassion

Being true to who you are is an ongoing process as you meet each moment of your life. It is not a final destination point but a ripening as you get to know yourself more fully. To be yourself requires a fierce courage because there is social momentum to “normalcy”, staying asleep and not awakening your true nature. In effect, there is no “normal”. There is either asleep or awake, to varying degrees.

When you honour your true nature, you shed light for others to do the same. But not everyone is ready or interested in such honesty. Connecting to your inner fierceness keeps you honest, instinctual, and in alignment with nature. Tapping into courage helps you move towards greater expansion. Developing compassion helps you understand the tendency to want to remain asleep. Because that tendency exists within us all, you can see yourself in others. However, in this moment, you choose to awaken.

When you are naturally who you are, you align your energy with the force of nature, a most potent force. It does not apologize for who it is. It does not sheepishly try to be something else. It does not look for approval. It simply is.

The flower does not question that it is a flower, nor does the lion question its nature. The flower quietly reflects beauty. The lion will tear off your head if you get too close. The flower does not question if it is too beautiful or delicate, nor does the lion struggle with guilt, doubt and self-reproach for the force of its claws. If the lion pretended to be a mouse, the lion would be unhappy. If the flower were crushed by concrete, it could not grow.

We all are works in progress, letting go of excess, reclaiming what we lost, discovering the new and rediscovering the forgotten. Driven by the ego that knows only fear and disconnect, our minds tend to seek control and manipulate reality to suit our core beliefs. In turn, we create complexity in the moment, in which we become entangled. By becoming mentally convoluted, we lose touch with the force of our innate intelligence that arises from deep within through our connection with nature.

If your joy is singing, then sing. If your joy is being a lawyer, then love it. If you want to sit and read a book, then lap it up. If you need to tell someone how you feel, then let that person know. And do it completely, with every ounce of your being. Whatever it is, if you stifle that connection with nature, your connection to who you are, everyone loses. When you honour it, everyone wins.

If there is truth in my desire to be either an A or an F student, it is that neither the drive for niceness nor the drive for feistiness was right for me. Both were a form of pushing or pulling at life, rather than riding the river I am. Each one of us has to find that flow, our own unique expression of the life force that moves within us. Groundbreaking modern dancer and choreographer Martha Graham provides an inspiring quote to illustrate this:

“There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action. Because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. If you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost.”

We often mistake compassion for sentimentality and love for sweetness. Love to me is fierce, an unbridled force that defies reason. It is the force that says, “I am that I am.” Compassion is an expression of that force through action. It calls us to serve through love for being here, for being part of it all.

When you don’t say what you need or share who you are, you are living in fear and, in effect, wasting your life and everyone else’s time. This life is short. The perils are many. Give yourself the gift of sharpening your inner clarity. See who you are and connect to your unique inner light so that you may shine as a beacon in the world.

Some people may not get it. Some people will. Either way, it doesn’t matter. What matters is that you feel alive, plugged in and real. In tapping into such rooted, vital expansiveness, you send a message to the universe of possibility, of interconnection, saying “yes” to life. You have created a radical revolution – by being exactly who you are.

Today, and every day, I celebrate you.

Until next time, remember:

Love yourself.
Love others.
Love our world.
We are one Earth family.


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