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The 3 Minute Solution for Greater Wellbeing

Are you feeling stressed? Out of sorts? As if you’re dragging a weight around with every step?

If so there’s a 3-Minute Solution to give you the pattern of balance for better wellbeing. This pattern is important energetically and neurologically.

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There’s no need to drag yourself through life. Let go of the struggle and give yourself the time and love to find balance.
Leon Brown
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Life is like riding a bicycle – in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.
Albert Einstein

 

All of us get stressed when we lose our connection to our true self – to Who We Truly Are. If we’re not to get stressed we need to maintain one of the fundamental patterns of a healthy life – our balance.

Neurologically and energetically staying balanced is a major key to increasing the ease of connection to Who We Truly Are. When we’re out of balance our system has to constantly compensate for that, which is a drain on our energy and a drag on our efforts. When we’re out of balance we never run at our optimal state and tend to generate more toxicity than usual – a bit like when your car is out of tune it’ll throw up more oil and crud into the engine.

Balance can be static, similar to the picture at the left above – weight on either side of a fulcrum needs to be even if the fulcrum is to stay level. That might work for rocks but it doesn’t work in our human existences. We can’t sit still – there’s too many fun and worthwhile things to be doing.

That means we need a dynamic balance, not a static one. That is what Albert Einstein was speaking about, as quoted on the right above. In energetic terms, it means if we have energy flowing out we need to have the same amount of energy flowing in if we’re to stay balanced. That is the kind of balance that maintains each of your chakras. Your chakras are vortices of electromagnetic energy – they are similar in pattern to a whirlpool. They maintain their shape and structure not through a rigid structure, like your bones, but through the pattern of a balanced flow.

Neurologically a balanced flow is even more important. You have neurological information and impulses flowing from your brain down your nerves and into your body – that’s called the efferent flow. That’s how your brain tells your muscles what to do.

You also have a neurological flow that goes from your toes and fingers back up your nerves and into your brain – called the afferent flow. That’s how your system knows if what it did worked or not.

Maintaining a balanced neurological upflow and downflow helps balanced flows other in your system – like your kundalini energy. It’s essential for wellbeing, both energetically and physically.

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A whirlpool is an example of dynamic balance. Its pattern is maintained by the flow on one side of the pool balancing the flow on the other. If either flow was to decrease the whirlpool would disappear.

 

With this simple exercise you can maintain this essential balance in your system. It doesn’t take long – in fact, if it takes you more than 3 minutes then you’re forcing it, rather than guiding the flow.

Done correctly, this simple exercise will bolster your wellbeing by maintaining a healthy flow in your system. Like many of the techniques I teach, it’s simple but not easy. It requires a clear focus and a strong intention. As with all things, the more you practice it, the better you’ll become at it and the easier it will be. Then it might only take you 1 minute!

Here’s how you do it:

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  • Focus on the upflow and downflow in your spine. You can focus on your energy or nervous system flow, whichever works better for you. The effects are the same.
  • Intend for both flows to perfectly balance each other.
  • As they come into balance you may notice your body’s relief. Just as good physical posture is easier on your muscles, good EM posture is easier on your nerves.

If you can, do this at the start of each morning to give you good energy for the day and last thing at night to help you recover from the stresses of the day and to improve the quality of your sleep. That way, you’ll really capitalize on your 3 minutes to create tremendous energetic, neurological and physical well-being for yourself.

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How Cycles Give You Energy

The one thing that science and spirituality can agree on is that it’s all energy.

Tesla Gandhi

Energy is both a wave and a particle. It both causes things to vibrate and is the things that do the vibrating. The vibration goes in a cycle, or circle, which the particle traces out as the wave lifts it and then lowers it.

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Waves move particles in circles as they pass through.

 

It’s this cyclical nature of energy which underlies this most ubiquitous of nature’s patterns. The cycle is everywhere in nature, from sunrise to sunset and the passage of the seasons. It’s there in the flow of water from ocean to cloud to rain to river to ocean, and it’s there in the lifecycles of insects and plants.

Your modern life may feel divorced from nature but you still live through the ebb and flow of cycles. They influence all aspects of your life, from the cycle of choices and consequences or the karmic cycle, to the cycle of energy. This is a natural consequence of having everything in your life being created by energy.

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All of life is a cycle.

Have you ever felt caught in a circle, as if you’re back in the same place from where you started despite all your good work? Or your head rattling noisily as your thoughts go round and round? Those are more consequences of energy moving in cycles. The key to growing with ease and grace is in the way you complete each cycle.

Whether a cycle ends up as an expansive one or another repetition of the same-old-same-old is due to how you completed the last cycle. There are essentially three ways to complete a cycle:

  1. Avoidance or denial of the cycle. This means the cycle is actually still incomplete which inevitably means the cycle will be repeated.
  2. Acknowledgement of the cycle. That creates the possibility of change. As one cycle is truly completed, the next one will be different.
  3. Acknowledgement of the cycle and connection to a chosen future. This is the foundation of true transformation. Conscious connection to a chosen future creates the path for the new cycle, rather than leaving it to random chance. This is the most expansive cycle of all.

By completing your cycles you free up your energy and open the door to greater expansion. This is a particularly powerful step to take with your intuition.

Completion can be as simple as saying ‘thanks’ or ‘thank you’ to each of your thoughts. Do that next time you get them going round and round in your mind and you’ll soon notice how your mind begins to grow quieter. Even the simplest acknowledgements like that helps you let go of what you don’t want – and if you then re-focus on what you do want, like a more expansive future, you’ve just made your path a whole lot easier and more graceful.

You can find the video for this blog on this website or at https://youtu.be/A3c8R77SfFM where you can also subscribe to my YouTube channel.

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Variety, spice and a healthy life-balance

Turmeric +Variety is the spice of life.  This applies to many different aspects of life, and none more so than our diet.

We’ve all heard about how important probiotics (healthy bugs) are for our digestion and general health.  The necessary variety in our diet has got a lot to do with keeping a healthy microbiome (our gut bugs as a whole) and so keeping ourselves healthy.

Here’s some things we can all add into our food from time to time to not only spice up our diets but also to increase our health.

Garlic helps our immunity in large part by helping the mix of our microbiome to switch to a healthier one.  It is a wonderful prebiotic (something our probiotics love to eat).

Radishes contain arabinogalactans.  These are a particular type of fibre that, when fermented by our gut bugs, produce short chain fatty acids (SCFA) which are essential for the health of the colon (large intestine).

Carrots also contain arabinogalactans.  The variety here is also provided by the wonderful colour range we can now get them in.  They also contain Vitamin A, which is important for the gut wall, as well as our liver.  Liver health is essential for strong digestion, as well as for nail and hair health.

Jerusalem artichoke is one source of inulin.  This is a form of dietary fibre we can’t digest, which means it passes through the small intestine to be fermented in the large intestine. This helps to increase healthy bugs, improves regularity and keeps our colon healthy.  Inulin also has no calories so it can be a big help in weight management.

Jicama is a native of Mexico and it’s probably something you haven’t had before so there’s variety in it’s novelty value as well. It’s a juicy, sweet and nutty tuber with a distinct crunch. It is most commonly enjoyed raw, but you can cook it too. Its white flesh stays crisp when cooked briefly.  It also has a high inulin content.

Asparagus is another inulin source, as well as a source of magnesium, which is important for our muscles to relax as well as our digestive enzymes.  It has a variety of nutrients which are also good for the gut wall.

Leeks are also good for the gut wall.  They are high in bioflavonoids, which helps Vitamin C be more effective, as well as dietary fibre and manganese which helps activate digestive enzymes.  They also have a lot of Vitamin A, which is good for our liver as well as the gut wall. They can be helpful for a weak digestive system.

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Business Cycle and the Collective Consciousness

Any of us who have lived through the GFC know that the world economy goes up and down.  It does this in regular, if not predictable, cycles.  These cycles have a close connection with the state of the collective consciousness (for more information please see the post https://www.fractology.info/a-while-longer/ ).

After the GFC things were in recession for a long time. Things were tough for a lot of us.  Many of us were consequently focused on matters of negative gain.  We were in so much fear and pain we just wanted for it to be gone.

Now the cycle has turned and much of the world is beginning to move once again into expansion, though it may be a year or two before this fully gets underway.  During an expansionist time we don’t generally want to think about the negatives; we would much rather focus on the positive.

While this is a wonderful thing, in this current cycle we would benefit much more by focusing on what positives we want now so we can get ourselves aligned.  In this way we will be able to gain the maximum benefit as the cycle moves forward.

You can read more about the current business cycle here:

https://www.fidelity.com/viewpoints/market-and-economic-insights/business-cycle-update-March-2016
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Cooperation looking like true evolution

It’s fascinating to watch the way the collective consciousness is manifesting things to support its development of interdependent archetypes and a new, interdependent perspective on life.

Homo-SapiensOne of the ways that is emerging is the discovery of new human species in our ancient family tree.  This is causing many scientists to review their understanding of how humanity has evolved.

Up until now the theory of our evolution, not surprisingly, has been modelled along codependent lines.  Essentially the evolutionary ‘winner’ was considered to be the most competitive; this is a view which gives value to the more aggressive.

This is how, for example, the Neanderthals were believed to have become extinct.  When modern man arrived in Europe it was around the time that the Neanderthals disappeared.  New findings, however, show that the Neanderthal was probably more effected by a volcanic winter and actually still exist today.  About 30% of the Neanderthal genes are still in the modern population, spread across different individuals.  For example, if you have straight hair it probably comes from them.

This finding has encouraged scientists to begin to see our evolution as a more cooperative (read interdependent) process than a competitive one.  Modern humans didn’t kill off the Neanderthals but co-existed and even interbred with them.

This view has been further reinforced by the increasing number of finds of more species of human.

There was much more interaction and cooperation in our past than we have been taught.  The story is changing.  This is another step towards building a more interdependent story for ourselves.

 

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Effective Sleep

Sleep is one of the most important things we do during our day.  It enables us to heal ourselves, to recharge the batteries, work through problems and challenges at a deeper, subconscious level, and to rebuild our kidney energy.

Have you ever found it difficult to get to sleep?  Have you lain awake while your mind went at a million miles an hour? Or got to sleep only to wake through the night over and over again?

Or, alternately, have you ever gone straight to sleep and woken hours later, though it only feels like ten, with a deep sense of peace and restored energies?  A sense of such relaxation that your first impulse is simply to stretch out along the bed?

This first scenarios is due to first our system is in the over-adrenalised state of a fight:flight response.  We are hyperalert, listening out for the threats lurking around us.  This state has survival advantage when we are in hostile territory.  Unfortunately, in our modern world we respond in the same way to the stresses of work, life and relationshps just as we would have when there were predators or hostile forces nearby.

Even worse, as we get exhausted due to lack of sleep our adrenals have to work even harder to keep us going, making it harder for us to sleep the next night.  We’re not reaching the deeper stages of sleep, and this means we’re not regenerating and receiving all the benefits of sleep.  In fact, this cycle of stress-poor sleep-more stress is the same cycle experienced by those with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder).  Unfortunately for many of us the stress of our lives has caused sufficient trauma to our systems that we are in this state.

In the alternate state we are operating from our rest: regeneration system, rather than our fight:flight one.  Our system is running off dopamine and endorphines, which represent the healthy and happy biochemistry, rather than adrenaline, which is neither happy nor healthy.

brain_wavesIn sleep, our brain cycles through the different states.  These are indicated by the level of activity, or brain wave, in our brain at any time.  The beta state is linked with stress and worry over stuff like the mortgage, or state of the world, or what we need to do.  The alpha state is anything from being relaxed but alert, down to when we’re dreaming.  We need to be at least in alpha to get to sleep and dreams assist us to solve problems but in alpha we don’t regenerate.   Theta gives us truly restorative sleep, though delta is deeper.  Most of us spend no more than a few minutes in delta in an entire night’s sleep.  We cycle up and down from alpha to delta through the night. In healthy sleep we spend most of our time in theta.  With more stress, the longer we’ll spend in alpha and the less in theta and delta.

sleep cyclesThe way to achieve effective sleep is to be able to get down into theta as quickly as possible and stay down there as long as possible.  As you can see on the right, in the lighter cycles we spend less time in the deeper states, and some cycles miss the deeper states entirely.  When we are stressed we skip over the deeper cycles and keep to these lighter cycles. This is another way of saying we spend all night wrestling with our problems.  One way to ensure we get into the deeper states is to find a way to put our problems aside during sleep time.

Simple lists can help us put our problems aside.  By writing a list of what we’re going to do the next day our mind can let go of them until then.  But only if we can put this list into a space which is associated with our work, and that is separate from our sleep space.  In other words, putting our lists on our devices, if we take those devices to bed with us, sometimes is not enough of a separation.

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In Fractology we understand the power of our focus.  This is the whole point of the glass being half full or half empty.  Of course, the simple truth is that it is both, but whatever we focus on strongly effects our attitudes and our experiences, and hence our energy, our health and our general enjoyment of life.  When we focus on what is full, what is empty falls away from our awareness.   Focusing on our own unique resonance, or by flowing appreciation to ourselves, is another way to help ourselves disconnect and reach deeper states.

The more we can support our system to reduce its adrenaline load the better we will sleep.  This is why exercise can be very helpful.  Recent studies of interval training has shown that it is a powerful way of reducing the levels of adrenaline in our system.  Interval training means doing just one minute of exercise at a time, but that minute is all out.  Doing this when we first get home from work is an excellent way of reducing our stress and assisting our bodies to switch off.  As they say we only need six minutes of this intense effort a week, in six lots of one minute, by doing it each day after work we can nearly ensure we achieve this level.

There are many other techniques, some of which work better for some people than for others.  The most important point is, as always, to find the techniques that work for you, that enable your system to get the maximum ‘reboot’ of your fractal system in those deeper states of sleep.  This is one of the ways we can all help ourselves to flourish.

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A while longer . . .

In recent emails I’ve discussed how the current turbulent energy is going to continue until mid 2017.  This is the feeling I’ve had for a long time.

A while ago I came across the following information that resonates with me.

The outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) go through cycles of conjunctions, waxing squares, oppositions, waning squares and conjunctions again. A waxing cycle flows positive energy to the global collective, while a waning cycle is more depressing.  This has an especially potent affect upon codependent minds, creating cycles of optimism and destructive desires. In history, periods of waning cycles (around 1343, 1850, 1915, 1939) correlate with destructive events such as plagues, economic depression, famines and world wars. Periods of waxing cycles (such as after the second world war or between 1990 and 2000) correlate with economic booms, building and expansion and collective optimism.

I have since found the graph below to be quite helpful so I thought I would share it with you.  For me, the effect is not so apparent in whether the cycle is above or below the line, but whether or not the trend is up or down.  Notice the current negative trend will shift direction to a more positive one around 2017.

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Regreening the simple (but effective) way.

I’ve always said the technology to regreen the earth and solve climate change already exists, but the will does not.  Happily this program called FMNR (Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration) proves that I was right about the former, but wrong about the latter.

The simplicity of the answer is very cool – and effective.  Rather than planting new trees, which takes many years for benefits to be realised, they’ve begun to simply protect and appropriately prune the regrowth from trees which still have viable roots under the soil.  Overgrazing wasn’t allowing these trees to regrow but, with the right approach, benefits are being realised within years, rather than decades.

The FMNR program has already re-greened millions of hectares in Africa, with manifold benefits in the health, nutrition and even education of the locals, as well as benefits to our planet as a whole and to the climate.  There’s always an answer, if only we can see it.  And, thanks to this one Australian aid worker, one of the answers to healing a devastated environment has been found.

So if you’re feeling a little hopeless about climate change, watch this and you’ll rekindle hope for yourself.  If you’d like to assist in rekindling hope for this planet you can always go to www.fmnrhub.com.au 

 

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Imaginary friends prove the wisdom of play

For many years we have all been told that having imaginary friends is a sign of a disturbed mind, that it is some kind of delusion to compensate for deep issues. As someone with invisible (not imaginary) friends, I’ve always found this attitude a strange one as I’ve been keenly aware of the profound benefits of their company in my own life.

Now Evan Kidd, senior lecturer in psychology at ANU, has started the work for us to understand these relationships in a different way.  It’s clear he believes invisible friends are imaginary, but he has done some well-designed research to determine what, if anything, is the effect of having imaginary friends.  And he has found that having such friends has enormous benefits.

The video here is of Evan Kidd, talking at TedX at Sydney. I’ll let him tell you himself about the benefits. Primarily he’s found that having imaginary (or, I suppose, invisible) friends helps us greatly with developing our ability to talk to people in different realities, which is what we’re doing when we’re children and talking to adults.

As he sees this very much in terms of his study of the importance of play he’s been able to apply these understandings to how important it is for all of us to learn through play. It’s through play we develop such higher skills, and so begin the development of our own wisdom.

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World Science Festival

holographic_world-757x467I’ve recently been listening to some of the recordings of the World Science Festival.  This is a very cool gathering that happens in New York where eminent scientists get together to let the world know what is happening at the frontiers of science.  There are many excellent talks to choose from.

What I particularly found fascinating was how many of the panels included physicists and philosophers.  That in itself is a powerful sign of how close our understanding of the world around us and our consciousness is becoming.

In the talk I’ve included here, which you can also find at the World Science Festival website at http://www.worldsciencefestival.com/programs/holographic_world/ , they’re not only talking about the world we know it as a hologram but it seems they are getting very close to understanding that fractals are essential to a unified understanding.

Note where Professor Raphael Bousso talks about how their growing understanding of black holes has led them to realise that the key is to unify quantum mechanics, which is about information, and gravity, which is about the shape of space and time.  Fractals hold complex information in simple codes, and our understanding of them was derived from topology, the study of shapes and surfaces.  So far they are still studying the information side of things from a linear perspective, which is, I believe, holding up the next significant breakthrough.  But when a network theory of information is developed they’ll understand better that the information on the surface of a black hole is not so much individual bits of information but networked bits, and then we’ll see another revolution in technology.

Or so I believe.  It’s going to be interesting to see what happens.

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Power of the Hologram, Brazil

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Many new Fractology friends at the Power of the Hologram, Sao Paulo, Brazil

This trip to Brazil has marked many milestones.  It’s seen initiations and the first graduation here in South America.  We were able to speak to a large mainstream medical congerss in Brasilia and we ran the Power of the Hologram for the fourth time in Brazil.

Fractology is entering a new cycle and this was evident by the enthusiasm of those who were present for the Power of the Hologram.  Many of these were people who have not been previously exposed to Fractology and many of them we had not met before.  Fractology is reaching a wider audience and we’re delighted to be making new friends.

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Chichen Itza

DSCN0249This is an image of the main pyramid they’ve excavated at Chichen Itza, the largest and most well-known of the Mayan cities surviving to this day. It was still inhabited when the Spanish arrived and it was just too big for them to dismantle, though some of the outer areas were taken down as the Spanish used the stone for their own buildings.

The way the top of it pokes up above the surrounding trees weirdly reminds me of some scenes from Star Wars.  What do you think?