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10 Ways of the God/dess (That Will Make Your Life More Fun)
11th Septemeber 2012
By Mona Bhattacharya
Guest Writer for Wake Up World
Being a true God/dess in current times is not only desired, but in my opinion mandatory. The understanding of what a God/dess is emerges from the simplicity and authenticity of our divine nature. As we return to the things that connect us to the real and remind us of the things that truly matter, the wisdom of our God/dess-like nature becomes second nature.
In my journey, I have helped hundreds of men and women return to their natural state of absolute empowerment. I have come to know some general do’s and don’ts that inevitably help everyone on the path back to their divinity. This blog is based on the “best of” – the most effective, most powerful and widely used principles in the LumenOctave System.
Practising any or all of these rules will guarantee a significant spike in your divinity – handle with care :-)
1. BE yourself. It is the only way of the God/dess. Actually this is a pre-requisite. In moments when you are engulfed in being yourself, the universe bows down to you.
2. WORSHIP your body. The body is your shrine as it holds all your powers. From the psychic powers of your pineal gland, empathy of your heart to your sex power (and everything in between and beyond).
3. SING & DANCE – even if this is on the “inside”. Move to the beat of your body as if it were a cosmic humming.
4. IMMERSE yourself in nature. The God/dess IS nature and to be empowered you must return to nature to seek inspiration, guidance and healing. Eat foods in their natural raw form, use products that are all natural. USE nature to BE nature. Your natural self is your most amazing self.
5. NEVER HOLD BACK feelings; respect your emotions. If you are angry, the world around you probably needs some discipline. If you are sad and vulnerable, through your emotions you soften your environment and bring healing love.
6. DON’T JUDGE yourself (and others). You are free to be as sexy, as passionate, as crazy, as strong, as vulnerable, as whatever YOU want to be! And you are the only one you will have to reckon with – no one else.
7. SURRENDER. This is one of my power techniques: When in doubt – LET IT GO. If you don’t know the answer, let go of the question and the answer will arise. Nothing is worth holding onto if it gets in the way of your love and fun.
8. PLAY! Schedule time to go out and play. Pick people in your life who are true playmates and enjoy playing as much as you do.
9. UNDERSTAND THE PARADOX that is you: The nature of the God/dess is to master her reality so (s)he realizes (s)he is everything – the good, the naughty, the strong, the vulnerable, the forgiver, the enforcer, the lover, the discipliner- the whole shabang!
10. FOLLOW YOUR BLISS INSTINCT. When the paradoxes are confusing, allow the bliss sensations in your body to guide you to the aspect of you, which is the MOST effective in every moment. Does it feel good to be soft and gentle or strong and fierce in that moment? Let the sensations decide your actions – not the mind!10 Ways of the God/dess (That Will Make Your Life More Fun) 11th Septemeber 2012... more
None-Governmental Organizations (NGO) or Socialist Organizations in Disguise Would Very Much Like For You to Think Agenda 21 is a Conspiracy Theory.
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http://www.nwoconspiracy.org/conspiracy-theory-no-agenda-21-path-to-socialism-moving-fast/None-Governmental Organizations (NGO) or Socialist Organizations in Disguise Would... more
A 2005 shot of Brendan Margison surfing in front of the now-damaged nuclear power plant in Fukushima. Photo: Aichner
AFTER A MONTH OF SHUT DOWN NUCLEAR REACTORS AT SAN O, THE HAZARDS OF NUCLEAR ENERGY SPELL POTENTIAL DISASTER IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAA 2005 shot of Brendan Margison surfing in front of the now-damaged nuclear power... more
James Lovelock’s “Gaia hypothesis” has challenged conventional thinking about the nature of the earth as an integrated system. Gaia proposes that the earth acts like a living organism — that life is part of a self-regulating system, manipulating the physical and chemical environment to maintain the planet as a suitable home for life itself. Lovelock has developed this idea in a series of books, from “Gaia: A new look at life on earth” (1979) through to “Revenge of Gaia” (2006) and “The Vanishing Face of Gaia” (2009). He argues that as changes in the physical earth system occur, living systems respond so as to mitigate such changes.
How can a planet be alive?
In claiming that Gaia is “lifelike”, Lovelock notes the difficulty of defining life. He points out that a biological emphasis on (potential for) reproduction would, for example, exclude postmenopausal women. On the other hand, a physical emphasis on entropy reduction would include refrigerators. This leads Lovelock to emphasise physiological self-regulation as the defining characteristic of life-like systems – networks of interacting processes serve to regulate each other to preserve the functioning of the organism.
In discussing the concept of Gaia, Lovelock now distinguishes:
-Gaia hypothesis: the original version — the Earth’s organisms regulate the physical and chemical components of the earth system so as to maintain the planet as an optimal habitat for life.
-Gaia theory: the revision in response to critics — the combined physical, chemical and biological components of the earth system regulate the planet so as to maintain it as a habitat for life.
Various analyses have tried to distinguish between “weak” and “strong” Gaia, with weak Gaia differing little from conventional earth system science.
But isn’t Gaia for hippies?
The name Gaia has been widely used as a metaphor, as well co-opted for a large amount of pseudo-scientific baggage. This does not invalidate any underlying science any more than the majority of physics is invalidated by similar appropriation of terms such as “relativity”, “crystals”, “force fields” etc.
After stripping away such baggage, one has to confront the question: is what Lovelock is saying science and mysticism? While Lovelock has used the term “geophysiology” to avoid some of the mystical associations, he notes that all that has been achieved is that the term geophysiology now carries the same suspicion as the name Gaia.
The confrontation between Gaian theory and “conventional” science is largely focused on a few key words: “Gaia is like a living organism … whose goal is to maintain the planet in state fit for life”.
A powerful argument against the Gaia hypothesis is the assertion (such as that made by Richard Dawkins in The Extended Phenotype) that Gaia cannot arise from Darwinian evolution of life — the planet as a whole is not a unit of selection.
Dawkins can be answered by an anthropic argument (wherein observations of the physical universe must be compatible with the existence of the conscious life that observes it):
-The emergence of Gaian self-regulation through the course of evolution is allegedly extremely improbable.
-Nevertheless, the long-term survival of life on a planet without Gaian self-regulation may well be even more improbable.
-Therefore, intelligent observers are most likely to find themselves on a planet with Gaian self-regulation.
Personally, I find this sort of argument unsatisfying. However, similar arguments seem to be needed to “explain” the physical universe — it is a very precise combination of physical constants that allows the existence of atoms heavier than hydrogen and helium. Anyway, if Gaian self-regulation has arisen by chance, one would still want to know how it works.
For me, one of the most intriguing possibilities is some form of “innate Gaia” — rather than being highly improbable, some degree of Gaian self-regulation is inevitable.
Writing in Nature Tim Lenton has proposed that if:
-the physical system is stable, and
-the biological system has self-increasing growth, and
-there is a physical optimum for growth
then the steady state will be whichever side of the optimum leads to negative feedbacks, thus enhancing the stability of the physical system. The “optimal for life” in the original Gaia hypothesis is replaced by “mutually enhanced stability of the physical and biological systems”.
A theory with gaps is still a theory
While Thomas Henry Huxley famously talked of “the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact” such discrepancies can also mean that the “ugly facts” are being misinterpreted.
For example, the gap in Wegener’s account of continental drift was that the continents aren’t ploughing through the crust — they are being carried by the crust. The gap in Darwin’s argument 150 years ago was the implicit assumption of blending of characteristics, so that new traits would be diluted. Mendel’s experiments showed that this is not so. Working out the details has been the work of subsequent generations of population geneticists.
Returning to Dawkins’ argument as quoted above, the hidden assumption that may represent a weak point is the assumption of a single level of selection.
In Revenge of Gaia, Lovelock quotes William Hamilton: “Just as the observations of Copernicus needed a Newton to explain them, we need another Newton to explain how Darwinian evolution leads to a habitable planet.” This echoes Alfred Wegener: “The Newton of [continental] drift has not yet appeared. His absence need cause no anxiety.”
To summarise: gaps and discrepancies in a theory imply a case for serious further study, not necessarily a reason to panic and immediately abandon any consideration of the idea.
What does Gaia mean for humankind?
In his recent books, Lovelock argues that humanity is like an army with over-extended supply lines — there is no option but to retreat (allowing Gaia to recover). Depending on humanity’s choices the retreat could be comparable to the British from Dunkirk or Napoleon from Moscow. We can take control of population ourselves, or see it plummet as Gaia kills us off.
By Ian Enting | 12 February 2012
Continued at linkJames Lovelock’s “Gaia hypothesis” has challenged conventional... more
A bill proposing a complete overhaul of the current Forest Code in Brazil was approved by the lower House of Congress last May. The text has now been sent back for a final vote - to be completed in the coming days - and then it will go to Dilma for presidential signature before final approval.
The changes in the forest code would open the Amazon up for dangerous deforestation.
If confirmed by Dilma, the new law will also compromise the international agreements Lula signed during the Climate Conference in Copenhagen, in December of 2009, committing Brazil to ambitious CO2 emissions reduction targets.A bill proposing a complete overhaul of the current Forest Code in Brazil was approved... more
What's one of the most damaging things that humans do to the earth? Agriculture. NPR reports on new research that suggests we need to be thinking about some big changes if we're going to feed a growing world population without destroying the planet.
Consider: Cropland and pasture now cover 40 percent of our planet's land surface; farming consumes nearly three-quarters of all the water that humans use for any purpose; farming accounts for a third of all the emissions of greenhouse gases that humans release into the environment. (Those greenhouse emission come from clearing forests or grassland for crops, the emissions of methane from rice paddies, and the conversion of nitrogen fertilizer into nitrous oxide — a powerful greenhouse gas.)
That's bad enough, but Jonathan Foley from the University of Minnesota, who led this new analysis, says it's likely to get worse. Demand for food is expected to double over the next forty years.
How can we change in order to feed the world in a less destructive way? What will it mean for the way the world eats?What's one of the most damaging things that humans do to the earth? Agriculture.... more
This is a non-commercial attempt to highlight the fact that world leaders, irresponsible corporates and mindless 'consumers' are combining to destroy life on earth. It is dedicated to all who died fighting for the planet and those whose lives are on the line today. The cut was put together by Vivek Chauhan, a young film maker, together with naturalists working with the Sanctuary Asia network (www.sanctuaryasia.com).
For full effect, click on the link to watch it in a large size.This is a non-commercial attempt to highlight the fact that world leaders,... more
An exceptional man.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00s04qp/Beautiful_Minds_James_Lovelock/An exceptional man.... more
This story applies to everywhere a bomb is dropped in a populated area. THIS MUST STOP!! WAKE UP!!!! WALK AWAY FROM YOUR COMPUTER AND DO SOMETHING!!!!!!!
The Iraqi government line is that there are only one or two extra cases of birth defects per year in Fallujah, compared with the national average.
But in the impressive new Fallujah General Hospital, built with American aid, we found a paediatric specialist, Dr Samira al-Ani, who told us that she saw two or three new cases every day.
Most of them, she said, exhibited cardiac problems.
We heard many times that officials in Fallujah had warned women that they should not have children.
We went to a clinic for the disabled, and were given details of dozens upon dozens of cases of children with serious birth defects.
One photograph I saw showed a newborn baby with three heads.
At the clinic we were told that the worst problems were to be found in the neighbourhood of al-Julan, near the river.
This was the heart of the resistance to the Americans during the two major offensives of April and September 2004, and was hit constantly by bombs and shells.
We went to a house where three children, all under six, were suffering from birth defects.
Two boys were partially paralysed, and their sister clearly had serious brain damage.
Like all the other parents we spoke to, their mother had no doubt that the American attacks were responsible.
Outside, a man who had heard we were there had brought his four-year-old daughter to show us. She had six fingers on each hand, and six toes on each foot.
There may well be a link with drinking-water, especially in al-Julan.
After the fighting was over, the rubble from the town was bulldozed into the river bank, and most people in this area get their water from the river.This story applies to everywhere a bomb is dropped in a populated area. THIS MUST... more
While representatives from every major nation are converging on Copenhagen to discuss "cap and trade" ,"carbon tax" ,"carbon credits" and other equally abstract methods for securing a "prosperous energy future" in the scheme of 21st century global economics, the citizens of the world want a new bottom line.
Join this group and be one of many voices in a solidarity of sentiment for the immediate halt to environmentally damaging industrial practices, worldwide - the only real solution.
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You might have seen Joseph Campbell promoting the idea of a conscious, sentient Earth (back in the 80s). He made a great point that plants turning to face the sun are conscious of the sun. So is it that hard a stretch to imagine that the entire Earth is to some degree sentient?
Were he alive today I think Joseph would be happy to see that the embodiment of the living Earth, Gaia, finally has her own videogame. And the thing is on its 13th installment!
Here is the trailer from the most recent installment. It just goes to show that a frontal assault on the pillage of the environment is not always the best approach. Important concepts about stewardship of the planet are being taught to our kids with things as simple as a videogame.You might have seen Joseph Campbell promoting the idea of a conscious, sentient Earth... more
The world is abuzz with climate change – in more ways than one. Swelling waves and rising sea levels can be detected in the way the planet "hums", says an oceanographer.
Peter Bromirski, of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, says that seismic listening stations provide a long-term record of how the amount of energy reaching the world's shores is changing with climate change.
Most geologists who study seismology try to eliminate background noise in their data, but a handful of researchers have started to take a closer look at it.
They have identified at least three different types of "noise", including the Earth's hum, which was first discovered in 1998. The other two are called "microseisms" – tiny earthquakes – and have slightly different acoustic properties.
This may all seem academic, but bigger waves carry more energy. As a result, the century-long record of hum and microseisms can reveal how much of a pounding coasts have experienced, and could help predict how much more pounding they can expect.
"This is important from coastal erosion and shoreline change perspectives under rising sea levels," says Bromirski.The world is abuzz with climate change – in more ways than one. Swelling waves... more
LONDON (Reuters) - Climate change will wipe out most life on Earth by the end of this century and mankind is too late to avert catastrophe, a leading British climate scientist said...
...His apocalyptic theory foresees crop failures, drought and death on an unprecedented scale. The population of this hot, barren world could shrink from about seven billion to one billion by 2100 as people compete for ever-scarcer resources.
"It will be death on a grand scale from famine and lack of water," Lovelock told Reuters in an interview on Wednesday. "It could be a reduction to a billion (people) or less."
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Another scare-theory, or is this the only guy telling the whole truth?LONDON (Reuters) - Climate change will wipe out most life on Earth by the end of this... more
Father of the Gaia Theory --not to mention certified donavon-- mister James Lovelock, blames too-much-talk as the reason we're all basically doomed, before he pops out to space later this year for his 90th birthday party aboard Richard Branson's Thunderbird 2.
[from New Scientist:]
"I'm an optimistic pessimist. I think it's wrong to assume we'll survive 2 °C of warming: there are already too many people on Earth. At 4 °C we could not survive with even one-tenth of our current population. The reason is we would not find enough food, unless we synthesised it. Because of this, the cull during this century is going to be huge, up to 90 per cent. The number of people remaining at the end of the century will probably be a billion or less. It has happened before: between the ice ages there were bottlenecks when there were only 2000 people left. It's happening again.
"I don't think humans react fast enough or are clever enough to handle what's coming up. Kyoto was 11 years ago. Virtually nothing's been done except endless talk and meetings."Father of the Gaia Theory --not to mention certified donavon-- mister James Lovelock,... more
One of the leading experts on planet Earth, James Lovelock, believes that there is very little we can do to stave off global warming catastrophes. Lovelock is the man who created the Gaia theory – that the earth is essentially a complex interacting system that can be thought of as a single organism.
Lovelock developed the Gaia hypothesis as an outgrowth of his work for NASA on methods of detecting life on Mars, which he popularized with his 1979 book Gaia: A new look at life on Earth. He named this self-regulating living system after the Greek goddess Gaia, using a suggestion from the novelist William Golding, who was living in the same English village as Lovelock. The theory drew withering criticism from many in the scientific establishment, drawing the comparison with the resistance to the introduction of the idea of plate tectonics within geology, which took about 30 years before it became universally accepted as true.
Today, Lovelock believes that a rapid drop in carbon in the atmosphere could actually do more damage than good. He believes that the global warming that we are currently experiencing is offset by a cooling of 2-3ºC, caused by Global Dimming -essentially, the reduction of direct irradiance at the earth’s atmosphere as a result of industrial pollution, known to others as aerosol particles.
It’s a horrible catch 22 situation that leaves only a very small gap for any joy at all. If we continue to do nothing (note the use of the word continue), then we will doom ourselves. If we do do something, like a massive cut back in the emission of carbon in to our atmosphere, Lovelock believes that we would further damage Earth.One of the leading experts on planet Earth, James Lovelock, believes that there is... more
A group of global peace activists have organised a worldwide, simultaneous orgasm as a way of affecting peace and reducing tension across the globe.
That's right, a giant, synchronised orgasm.
Despite a shred of evidence to prove it has any effect whatsoever, the second annual Global Orgasm for Peace takes place on Saturday, December 21st (5.08pm AEDT, for those interested), and is aimed at "effecting positive change in the energy field of the Earth through input of the largest possible instantaneous surge of human biological, mental and spiritual energy."
But organisers offer the following warning to those interested in taking part: ''Remember, over-population (6.8 billions people and counting) is a major cause of 'peak everything,' so please don't make more babies in the Global-O."
For anyone interested in more information regarding the Global Orgasm for Peace, log onto www.globalorgasm.orgA group of global peace activists have organised a worldwide, simultaneous orgasm as a... more
The Economist observed in 2001 that “Nuclear power, once claimed to be too cheap to meter, is now too costly to matter”—cheap to run but very expensive to build. Since then, it’s become several-fold costlier to build, and in a few years, as old fuel contracts expire, it is expected to become several-fold costlier to run. Its total cost now markedly exceeds that of other common power plants coal, gas, big wind farms.Uncompetitive Costs The Economist observed in 2001 that “Nuclear power, once... more