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!!
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.
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.
Being in this silence is a blessing of the deepest kind.
Last week Monika von Koss graduated from her Fractology training. She is the first practitioner to complete her training not just in Brazil, but in the whole of South America. This is a huge achievenn significant step forward for Brazil and Fractology.
Monika has had a successful psychotherapy practice in Sao Paulo for many years and with this graduation adds significantly to her skill base. The benefits of having a Fractology Practitioner in such a large city is huge.
We wish her all the very best with her practice and ongoing journey.
Last weekend we ran The Power of Ecstasy in a beautiful hidden spot outside Sao Paulo here in Brazil. I’m always inspired by watching participants open up to new levels of joy and abundance in their lives.
We welcomed back many familiar faces and some new ones as well. It was a very powerful workshop with all the participants opening to the new understanding that they can create through joy and ecstasy, rather than through negative states. This is such a new concept for many people it takes a while for it to catch on but once we share the practical skills the shifts we see are wonderful.
The feedback we’ve had since the workshop is that many of the participants have had life-changing shifts in awareness, self-connection and energy. We’re looking forward to witnessing the expansion in their lives.
We are all meant to create this way – through the joy of being in the creative flow of the Universe. But, as always, it helps to know how!!
This 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?
Once I got to Sao Paulo in Brazil I then flew out again to the nation’s capital of Brazilia. After all the talk I have been doing about Emily Simpson’s labyrinth project for Centennial Park the first thing they did was show me their own labyrinth.
This is a simple 7 spiral labyrinth set inside the most remarkable building. It is a building dedicated to good will, a modern day pyramid with the most enormous quartz on its peak.
Then I did my talk at the Brazilian Society for Psycho-Oncology to a very select group of people drawn from all over the country. Here is a short exerpt from the talk:
The complexity of fractals enable simple principles to be applied with ever-increasing options or opportunities, through growth, which in fractal terms is called iteration – yet another repetition of the base pattern. At the same time, a fractal is robust, maintaining its coherence throughout every opportunity. Many dynamic systems, through finding the most efficient method of networking, will start to form complex patterns that will take on fractal characteristics.
This is now being used in the analysis of cancer cells. Analysis of the fractal dimension of a cancer cell is not only showing great promise of early detection, but is also showing the ability to diagnose the cell-type with a great degree of rapidity and reliability.
Of interest in the field of psychology, fractals are an effective model for neural modelling. Our brains have fractal organisation. Fractal processes and properties occur at many levels of neural organizations and performance, and are functionally relevant. This is especially true with the growing understanding of the brain as not just simply the functioning of individual neurons, but the functioning of whole neural networks.
It was extremely well received and we hope to see a growing interest in the work of Fractology as a result. If you’d like a copy of the whole text of the talk (not that I stuck to it very well) please email me and I’ll be happy to send you a copy.
After the talk we went to Pirenopolis via John of God. There’s some very powerful, raw energies in that place. At Pirenopolis we were able to relax and enjoy the Brasilian countryside. However, Ruth who was with us was in pain from an injury a couple of weeks previously. She asked me to have a look and when I examined it, it was clear her big toe was broken. She’d been to the doctor but he hadn’t touched it and it was left unsplinted.
All I had with me were some bandaids and some lollipop sticks. But they were enough to splint her big toe and get her some relief. Which proves two things:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.