All of Nature is abundant with the Source.
This Journal presents some information and ideas about Nature and our connection to Nature.
The 2 video presentations in this Journal suffice to deliver messages about: 1) how the human race currently interacts with aspects of Nature, including our own kind, and, 2) how we might learn from Nature and her manifold and ancient ability as Teacher.
In so much as today is “President’s Day,” I am vaguely hopeful that all of the presidents of all of the countries, all of the businesses, all of the corporations, all of the industries, all of the organizations, all of the institutions, and so forth and so on, will consider some creative sustainable solutions to heal our dysfunctional relationship with Nature and ourselves.
Please consider that we humans are part and parcel of Nature.
You can consider this Journal from the viewpoint of a growth mind set versus a fixed mind set. Such a sentence can be consciously expanded out a bit, “I win or I learn, but I never fail.”
Basically, we don’t have to get it right on the first try, we just have to get it going. You can think and feel what it is that you want to get going in your personal world of self and community.
Video #1 depicts what humans are doing to the natural world, a 3 minute cartoon style documentary which decries our current exploitation of Nature and ourselves. See Video #1 here.
It is businesses run amok who currently harm Nature, and businesses are made of us people and we are part of Nature. We engender self destructive activities in relationship with our environment. I am not describing a dysfunctional co-dependency with Nature here.
Rather, we are struggling within our individual and collective traumatically memorized constraints; the ones which we have self imposed on our own creative reality. In other words, we have a dysfunctional co-dependency with our own shadow self. We project and transfer this dysfunction onto Nature. Nature then attempts to reflect this problem back to us.
Since we are unwilling to comprehend ourselves realistically in our global mirror of global self, we continue to project the shadow. It is time to break through this cycle of harm and destruction.
Video #2 offers a well developed consideration of how we can learn from Nature, and use her aspects of consciousness to improve all aspects of our lives, most notably our relationship to ourselves, and to humane, non destructive, and eco-sustaining business and enterprise.
Video #2 is a 29 minute video “The Evolution of Consciousness” in which the author says, “The world is in crisis and transformation. Now, our civilization has the opportunity to evolve its thinking. We are beginning to realize that the old ways of competition and ‘survival of the fittest’ are not sustainable, for individuals, businesses, or the planet. Nature may be our most qualified life coach, with millions of years of experience in creating sustainability. It’s time to look to Her wisdom for some answers. It’s time to do something different! The evolution occurs when we try smarter- not harder!”
The 11 Principles of Nature mentioned in this presentation are collaboration, adaptation, diversity, harmony, cause and effect, resiliency, balance, interconnectedness, timing, effective use of resources, and “more is not always better.”
An intention of the presentation is to forward a new approach, “to introduce the Principles of Nature to the subconscious mind in order to see the world more as Nature sees it, resulting in more harmony and balance in your life.”
There is a growing convergence of neuroscience, behavioral science, cellular biology, and quantum physics into our common human spiritual interrelatedness, a spiritual connection described by physicists as quantum entanglement.
Crestone and Beyond
I have often alluded in these Journals to our nature deficit disorder. We have forgotten how to live in harmony and balance with that from which we come and with that from which we derive all of our life sustenance. As Rob says, “We have lost a sense of sacredness in all things and in each other.”
We do sense that we come from something grand, something William Wordsworth described as “trailing clouds of glory.”
However, even a casual glance and cursory synopsis of humankind’s current meanderings would leave many of us thinking that we have fallen. At this point in the current trend of things, certainly as I have observed them in my life since WWII, it almost seems that we shall have to experience a further fall before we turn again anew.
The Christian mystic, Julian of Norwich wrote, “First the fall, and then the recovery from the fall, and both are the mercy of God.”
Whether we are aware of it or not in our mundane travels through this material plane, we all deeply desire some cognition and experience with the divine, the eternal, the authentic basis of our Being.
We can know ourselves through the mirror of Nature. Such a look into the mirror of our own Being helps to un-clutter our consciousness. Spiritual cognition is simply re-cognition of our Divinity, and Nature offers us this expanding perspective of Self, and therefore, a re-cognition of Self Love.
I think of Nature as the best teacher and healer.
The Heart Toroidal Field
These final comments relate to the primacy of Heart electromagnetics. You may think of our Hearts as being interwoven with Nature.
As a human civilization, we have have not evolved out of our dualistic relationship with Nature. We regard Nature in a highly polarized manner. However, there are many movements of consciousness in elements of our humanity which are evolving into a more non-dual state, and so there is hope that we can save our environment and our relationship with it.
All of Nature resonates in a toroidal field of energy. You can visit various web pages to see dozens of technical and artistic images of this established and accepted fact. For example, see this page “heart toroidal field.”
This global earth planet toroidal emanation is the same energetic field which envelopes a human being and emanates from our Hearts. We exist in a holographic and fractal synchrony of Heart and Nature, or Earth. I believe that we know ourselves as a reflection of Nature through our Heart field connections to Nature. This re-cognition is then integrated into our Brain Mind.
A nice and practical summation of this concept is presented for your contemplation and practice in this article by my Boulder friend and mentor, Bob Whitehouse, here, The Heart of Better Breathing. This simple writing offers explanation of universal toroidal field mechanics, and offers for the reader a sort of practical use of this information, as in a meditation of our own heart function and breathing cycle. Bob studied with Arthur Young, the inventor of the helicopter and was the mind who launched our understanding of the toroid.
For a more expanded reading on the subject of all things Heart, here is a book recommendation from one of our great integrative thinkers and noted authors, The Heart-Mind Matrix, How the Heart Can Teach the Mind New Ways to Think, by Joseph Chilton Pearce, now age 87.
As student spiritual seeking peers, Joe and I learned about the primacy of the Heart as the seat of the Mind in the late 1970’s during our time together in Siddha Yoga, studying during those days with Swami Muktananda. Joe had already gained best-seller esteem, and just recognition, with his first 3 books. After his experiences in Siddha Yoga, his next 8 books concentrated on the inner evolutionary experience which is known through meditation and the Heart.
I think of The Heart-Mind Matrix, published in 2012, as a grand summation of his writings.
Both Bob Whitehouse and Joseph Chilton Pearce are proponents of the Institute of Heartmath technologies. The company has come out with a new affordable application for tablets and iPhones which shows one their heart rate variability and level of Heart resonance coherence. You can see an introductory video on the device here.
I have been using the HeartMath biofeedback technologies with clients for about 10 years now as a result of my exposure to Whitehouse, Pearce, and Muktananda. It was Muktananda who predicted in the 1970’s that very soon a technology would emerge which would allow us to know about what the Heart is doing besides pumping blood around. The electromagnetic field of the Heart is informing all of our cellular substance, and beyond.
Swami Muktananda repeated the words of his teacher, Bhagavan Nityananda, several times a day to us, “The Heart is the hub of all sacred places. Go there and roam in it.”
Nityananda’s words, metaphorically stated, are the core truth of our multidimensional existence. The nature of the Heart’s toroidal holographic field entanglement seems to underscore Nityananda’s statement.
“The minute you are opened up to the heart, you are intimately related and a part of and one with everything. We find that immediately the heart integrates the brain structure, so that that which we’re thinking, that which we’re feeling, and that which we’re acting are a single integrated whole.” Joseph Chilton Pearce
The next 2 paragraphs offer a nice commentary on this book:
“Expanding the revolutionary theories of mind explored in the bestselling The Crack in the Cosmic Egg and The Biology of Transcendence, Joseph Chilton Pearce explains how the heart provides the balancing intelligence to the brain’s calculating intellect, an innate system of emotional-mental coherence lost generations ago through a breakdown of the nurturing culture of our ancestors. By severing ourselves from our heart intelligence, we are left with our selfish, survival-oriented reptilian brains, which create and reinforce ‘strange loops’ between potential and actual reality, leading to our modern world’s endless cycle of self-inflicted disasters and societal crises. Pearce explains that in order to break these cycles and transcend a life focused solely on surviving the results of our own reactive patterns; we must reconnect with the compassionate intelligence of the heart.”
“Offering a rich variety of evidence, Pearce explores neurological research, lost and enduring nurturing cultures, personal experiences, and accounts from the lives and writings of modern sages such as Jane Goodall, Maria Montessori, and Rudolf Steiner. He shows that by activating the original matrix of the Heart-Mind – the engine of our spiritual evolution and our innate connection to the universe – we can teach our brains new ways to think, amend our destructive behavior loops, and enter into a future of peace, spiritual connection, and conscious evolution.”
The reader may be aware that the Heart is more electrically powerful than the brain by a factor of 100,000, and is up to 5000 times more powerful magnetically. These measurements were made back in the early 1970’s using SQUID magnetometers. SQUID is an acronym for “superconducting quantum interference device.”
If we are going to experience a fall to the full depths of the bottom of the pit—then—so be it.
Will Rogers once opined and established The First Rule of Holes: “When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.”
Another way of considering this concept is: when you push yourself to your limits, you have to turn your life around.
Perhaps, as individuals, we could be open to a practice of more vulnerability. Vulnerability may actually be one of our greatest strengths. Allowing conscious vulnerability is the strength of an open Heart. This allows us the ability to be moved and be open to being helped.
The content of this Journal has presented concepts which we can embrace now in order to facilitate our recovery from, and our recovery of, our destructive “civilization” as we know it. Maybe in the future we will have a civilization which is not profit driven corporate entities that destroy nature in their profit taking. Perhaps that should be offered as The Second Rule of Holes.
Another of my mentor friends was Yogi Bhajan, head of the Sikh movement in the West.
On 12-3-77 he said, “Devotion is the trust of truth. It is the essence of intelligence.”
That “trust of truth” is an essential 18 inch human journey between the Heart and the Brain. This journey land is so vitally integral to these times and beyond.
The Old Testament of the Bible, “Book of Ecclesiastes,” Chapter 3, is well known to most of us as it was popularized in 1965 in a song by the Byrds, celebrating Verses 1-8.
In another few verses, Ecclesiastes, Chapter 3, Verse 11, states that God put Eternity into the Hearts of all people.
Verse 11 pretty much sums it up.
Signing off from Crestone and Beyond.
Amor omnia vincit