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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.

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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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2017: The Year of New Realities

SpaceIn 2017 we’re going to be holding another Wesak retreat.  This is to mark the upturn in the energy trend we’ve been experiencing over the last few years.

We spoke about that trend in the post A while longer . . .

If you haven’t read that post yet, it would be good to do it now.

In 2017 we’ll be moving into new realities.  At that time the co-creative, interdependent energies will begin to grow stronger.  With this energy we will be able to finally truly begin to manifest into the physical the new realities we have all been working towards for so long.

We will be holding the Wesak retreat in Ankhor Wat, as we spoke about in an earlier post.  The retreat will be from Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th May.  We are looking to finalise details over the next few months.

If you want to look into travel plans for yourself, the closest place to the temples is Siem Reap.  Unfortunately this is not the best time of the year to visit this place as it is the beginning of the rainy season.  However, this is the time when the energy is on the turn so this is when we are going.

The rainy season can be a dramatic time, but the weather can be hot so we will be looking to stay at a place with air conditioning and a generator as there are, apparently, often black outs at this time of the year with everyone using the air conditioning.  On the plus side, there will hopefully be fewer other visitors this time of the year.

 

 

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The Power of Resonance

We speak a lot about resonance and its power.  Sometimes we may think or feel this is an esoteric concept without any real power in the physical world.  But it has great power.  This is a video of a bridge that was brought down shortly after being completed due to the resonance created by the wind of the chasm creating vibration within its structure.  As you watch this video, remember – this is all the result of resonance.

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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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Want something inspiring?

One thing the fractal teaches us is that everything serves – everything has its place in the whole.  If even one piece is missing we are diminished.  This short video shows that in clear ways.  When the wolves were re-introduced into Yellowstone Park after an absence of 70 years no one was sure what was going to happen – they certainly didn’t expect it to change the course of the river!!

 

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The Silence of Africa

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I was once again privileged to have a short stop over in Africa.  There’s something about the silence of their bush that resonates with me.  Their wet season is their summer, not their winter.  This means the water lasts a lot longer and it supports a lot more life than Australia, though it is similarly arid.

The other thing that’s so striking about the wildlife here is how quiet it is – except when it’s roaring, of course. Most of the time the wildlife is sneaking around either trying to avoid being eaten, or trying to eat something.

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The smell of dinner

The silence is so full of life, it hums.  The whole air just vibrates with the resonance of life.  It is easy to believe that life, and human life, started here.

This is the second time I have been here and it just confirms how much I love their bush, its wildlife and the deep sense of life here.  It has a strong energy, a life force that informs the energy of all things that are touched by it.

Here the silence is so alive it is a physical experience of the void that is full, the void from which all life and all creation is manifested.

Here the silence is similarly full.

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Cool drinks

Being in this silence is a blessing of the deepest kind.

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Mayan Dreaming

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At Palenque

 

I love the juxtaposition of these beautiful old buildings next to the jungle. Of course, when the city was inhabited the jungle would have been reduced to a few picturesque trees along avenues and plazas.

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Tower of Venus

The Mayan’s really did have an amazing culture. It was a stone-age culture which reached its height about 4000 years after Stonehenge was built. It is difficult to say what they would have produced had they had access to iron or bronze. They did so much with what they had.

Their building techniques were superb and their culture sophisticated. Their healing was particularly focused on gut-related issues and contraception. The first because they sadly lacked a decent plumbing system and so everyone was always getting stomach infections. The second was for the upper classes. The lower classes were encouraged to have lots of children as it meant a larger workforce.

Their writing, which look like pictograms, is actually syllabic. Which means each glyph represents a syllable, somewhat like Japanese. They observed the movements of the stars with considerable accuracy, and were particularly interested in the equinoxes and the movements of Venus.

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View from the Water Temple

The equinoxes told them about the two different parts of their agricultural year which were dependent upon the rainy season here. The rise of Venus at sunset at the ‘cross-quarter’ date (halfway between a solstice and equinox) at Halloween marked the end of the rainy season. Her tower here in Palenque leans like the tower of Pisa, only here it is deliberate and not a matter of building on unstable soil. The lean is so that on the 31st October and 1st November the tower will cast no shadow.

All of which was amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. There is a private research station doing some work into recapturing the healing botanicals of the Mayans, which I didn’t get time to visit but would love to one day. However, I found the cities themselves empty of any presence of the Mayans themselves.

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Quinta Cha Nab Nal

Perhaps because the cities are these days full of tourists who have curiosity but little alignment with the people themselves. I actually found the Mayan presences in the first hotel I stayed at, which was here at Palenque. This was a boutique hotel called Quinta Cha Nab Nal. Lightning has struck the place a few times. The image to the right is the small building the owner, Raphael, built where lightning blasted a tree not far from the main lobby.

Raphael is german-italian and has been obsessed with the Mayans since he was 13. He moved here and set up the hotel. He’s an archaeologist and he’s the one who explained the Mayan language to me. He clearly has a deep connection with the people and culture.

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My hotel room

Indeed, as I said, it was here I felt the presence of Mayan spirits. I couldn’t sleep very well on my second night here because they were working on me most of the night. It was very interesting but not conducive to rest! As I was walking through jungle and around ruins the rest of the time I guess it was their only opportunity.

They were mostly working on my gut, something I’ve had trouble with over the years. It was fascinating. They appeared to be working with the ‘gut brain’ in a way I hadn’t thought of – treating it like a collective consciousness of its own. My gut has certainly felt stronger since, and I think I’ll be able to reproduce the energy work they were doing, given a little time. So my holiday turns out to be more of a sabbatical.

 

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The Obvious Breakthrough

new-breakthroughMany of the breakthroughs we get with modern technology take thinking in a new reality, like the lightbulb.  But many are the results of common sense, but obvious only after the fact. Like wheels on luggage.  And don’t we all wish we’d invented that?

Such a breakthrough has just happened in the land of practical solutions, New Zealand.

A new way to catch fish alive and unharmed was secretly developed in Nelson and unveiled only yesterday.  It will revolutionise the fishing industry (given time) to the benefit of the marine biodiversity and fishing stocks around the world.

Precision Seafood Harvesting (PSH) was suggested by Nelson Plant and Food Research science group leader Alistair Jerrett to a sceptical fishing industry several years ago. So often the obvious meets with resistance just because it hasn’t been done before. But now it’s a fact with an investment of $52 million by three of New Zealand’s biggest seafood companies and the Government.

The system has been successfully trialled in commercial volumes, and has resulted in catches as large as they were with the older nets.  It allows small fish to escape unharmed from a new tunnel-like net end made of PVC. Bigger fish are brought on board trawlers alive and in top condition. They can then be sorted, with bycatch species (fish we don’t eat) released.

It can also bring fish up alive from 200 metres. Catches from deeper water, unable to survive the ascent, can be landed in much better condition than the present method, which squeezes them into a compact mass and which also strains them out of the water.

This “cod end” now has a worldwide patent.  After 150 years of little change in the nets of the fishing industry this opens up new ways to protect fish stocks while ensuring a premium-quality catch.  It’s a win for both industry and the environment, as well as the common sense thinking that brought it to us.