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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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What nail polish and water on the moon prove

moon and oceanAbundance is not just a state of mind, it is whole skill set.  Part of the skill set of abundance starts with knowing that there is always a way, there is always an answer.  In fact, it is knowing that the answer already exists, if we’re able to shift our perspective enough to see it.

Here are two recent examples of this:

My sister realised the ambition of a lifetime last week and left for a trip to Antartica.  So cool! (Literally and metaphorically.)  The night before she was due to get up at the crack of dawn to get on a plane to New Zealand, from where her boat will leave, she wanted to send a card to some relatives of her husband.  All good, but the difficulty was she wanted to paste a four-leaf clover into the card before she sent it, and she couldn’t find any glue.  It’s probably somewhere in my niece’s room, but as my niece does teenage housekeeping her whole room is a bombsite and the glue may or may not one day be excavated.  So my sister was getting anxious about getting this small job done before she left.

I happened to be staying with her that night. I didn’t have any glue with me. It’s not something I usually carry, and it was too late to go to any of the shops.  So what to do?

Get stressed and hunt through my niece’s bedroom?  Give up and leave the job incomplete?  Or assume there’s an answer and let it come to you?

I chose the last option.  A minute later I suggested she use nail polish, which my niece had and knew where that was. It worked very well.

This is why this is a skill of abundance.  When we realise there’s always a way there’s never any need for the answer to be ‘no’.  There’s always a way for it to be ‘yes’.

In the same way, I remember when I was young that the scientists considered it impossible that there was water to be found anywhere in the solar system except on the earth.  This was one of the largest obstacles to the thought of humanity having a permanent presence anywhere except on this planet.  But now they’re finding water is more abundant than they ever believed possible.  When they started looking for ways to make such a venture possible the ways began to turn up.  It’s even on the moon, and a new satellite is going to find out just how much.

If you want to read about it more you can at:

http://www.nasa.gov/feature/lunah-map-university-built-cubesat-to-map-water-ice-on-the-moon

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Ritual of Cleansing and Release

cleansingandreleaseThis ritual is an application of the Law of Exchange. Rituals work because they are like living symbols.  It’s their symbolic content which directly impacts our subconscious but it is the living quality of these symbols that makes them so powerful because it is that which effects our Body’s consciousness.

This ritual is particularly helpful when we’re wanting to release something that has affected our body, like some old trauma, or something we’re finding it hard to let go of.  The reason we often find it hard to let go of things is because we know, as soon as we do, something else is going to turn up in its place.  Unconsciously we resist letting go because we don’t know what’s going to turn up next.  It’s a case of ‘better the devil we know, than the devil we don’t’.  By using this ritual we set clear guidelines as to what is going to turn up next.  It’s one of the reasons this is so effective.

For this ritual you will need:

Pen and paper

A lighted candle

A bowl of warm water (you can put some essential oils or rose petals in it) and a washcloth

A safe warm space  (This ritual may be done naked.)

Prepare by tearing the paper in half from top to bottom.  This will leaves us with a left-hand-side piece of paper, and a right-hand-side piece of paper.

The left represents the past.  Write on the left-hand-side piece of paper up to (meaning no more than) 5 things you wish to release.  The reason there is only 5 is because this ritual works and if you release too many things at once it will create chaos in your life.  You can always do the ritual again later.  Remember, you can grow easily and with grace.  Give yourself the grace of doing so.

The right represents the future.  So then on the right-hand-side piece of paper write one (1) appropriate thing you wish to receive in exchange for each thing released.  We should have an equal number of things on both pieces of paper.  Something appropriate doesn’t mean the exact opposite of the thing we release, but something meaningful and appropriate for where we’re at in our journey.  For example, if we release guilt we may wish to receive peace or serenity, or confidence or power.  Or if we release greed, we may want to receive clarity around your purpose, or unconditional love, or abundance.

Once we have our lists we’re ready to proceed. The ritual is simplicity itself.  You can dress it up, if that would feel more meaningful for you.

To perform the ritual, light the candle. Burn the left-hand-side piece of paper to release those things you want to release.

Then do a ritual washing from the top of your head to the bottom of your toes. This is the pattern in which things tend to leave our bodies. A ritual washing can be done with the bowl and the washcloth, or even in the shower.  The main thing is to wash yourself with focused intention that you are washing away the things you want to release.

When we’ve finished our ritual wash,we burn the right-hand-side piece of paper. We do this with the intention of opening to our desires.

Tip out the water when you’re done. Some people report the water seems heavier at the end. Perhaps it is from the weight of all those things released.  That is something you’ll have to make up your own mind about.

The only thing that remains to be done is to watch for the changes to flow through your life, and to look forward to our positive outcome.

 

 

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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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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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A Fractologist’s view

I’ve been asked many times what it is we Fractologists see.  It’s a tricky question of course, because every Fractologist perceives energy and its underlying fractal structure differently.  Some of us see it, though in different ways, some of us feel it and some of us hear it like a repeating phrase of music.

But no matter how we perceive it we all perceive the same integrity pattern that underlies and creates the essence of all things.

This short video is a fractal zoom video.  It’ll take you deep into the most famous fractal of them all, the Mandelbrot set.  Notice how much infinite detail there is in the fractal, and how the initial pattern keeps turning up, no matter how deeply we go.  These are essential fractal traits.

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

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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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South American first!!

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Monika von Koss receiving her certificate from Dr Catherine Wilkins
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A well-deserved celebration

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.

Congratulations Monika.

We wish her all the very best with her practice and ongoing journey.

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Holographic Initiations in Brazil

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Holographic initiates with Dr Catherine Wilkins

Today we marked a milestone in Fractology. We had a group initiation into the hologram, and fractal perception which is enabled by holographic space. This initiation is done part-way through the Fractology Practitioner training and marks a milestone in our spiritual and metaphysical awareness.

This group initiation is a shift globally for Fractology, and for me personally as I haven’t initiated more than one person at a time into this space before now.

Fractology is growing up and going global.

Congratulations to all the initiates. The future for Sao Paulo is looking brighter by the minute.